261. William Arthur Ward: The MEDIOCRE TEACHER tells. The GOOD TEACHER explains. The SUPERIOR TEACHER demonstrates. The GREAT TEACHER inspires.
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260. Brian Tracy: Develop a mentor at each stage of your career - someone who will give you guidance and advice.
259. Jim Rohn: Always be eager to learn, no matter how successful you might already be. In the Millionaires' Club, we sometimes invite a billionaire to come talk to us. He says, 'You're doing okay, but come on. How about if you really poured it on!'
258. Vance Havner: A leader is a person with a magnet in his heart and a compass in his head. Are you attracting people like a magnet - by understanding and practicing excellent Biblical People Skills? Are you steering people towards an exciting clear goal like a compass - using the dynamic principles of Management by Measurement?
257. Ralph Waldo Emerson: I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow (we don't need religion, but a relationship with our Father God through His precious Son, Jesus Christ).
256. Henry David Thoreau: If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost - that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
255. Zig Ziglar: You can get everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want. Goal: Help five people year become all they can be, and when you look back you'll be further than you dreamed you could be.
254. Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
253. Brian Tracy: Peace of mind is the highest human good and it is your normal, natural condition. As for yourself, must you win at all costs, or is maintaining peace, happiness and integrity of greater worth to you?
252. The Importance of Not Making Negative Statements - If you keep believing what you've been believing, you'll keep achieving what you've been achieving. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. Affirmation is the key that unlocks the door to belief. Be your own best cheerleader.
251. Ralph Waldo Emerson: As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.
250. Winston Churchill observed, "Jaw-jaw is better than war-war." Wise leaders develop the ability to spot conflict before it grows into a full-scale war. It's much easier to handle conflict when it's a skirmish, not an all out fight with battle lines drawn.
249. Charles Buxton: The rule in carving food holds true with reference to criticism - never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
248. Louis D. Brandeis: Nine-tenths of the serious controversies which arise in life result from misunderstanding.
247. Brian Tracy: Refuse to make excuses or blame others. The leader always says, "If it's to be, it's up to me."
246. John McKay: I am a big believer in the 'mirror test'. All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you've done your best.
245. Denis Waitley: Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
244. Dale Carnegie: Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
243. Henry Blackaby: Some people say God will never ask me to do something I cannot do. I've come to the point in my life if the assignment I sense God is giving me is something I know I can handle, I know it probably is not from God!
242. The Leadership Challenge: There is no freeway to the future. No paved highways from here to tomorrow. There is only wilderness. Only uncertain terrain. There are no roadmaps. So pioneering leaders rely upon a compass and a dream.
241. Jim Rohn: Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?
240. Joseph Murphy: The truth is you can acquire any quality you want by acting as though you already have it.
Prov 23:7a (NAU) For as he thinks within himself, so he is.
Rom 4:17b (RSV) ...calls into existence the things that do not exist.
239. Jim Rohn: The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, 'If you will take care of me, I will take care of you.' Now I say, 'I will take care of me FOR YOU while you will take care of you for me.
238. James A. Ray: The content of your thoughts, convictions and faith can be proven by a single indicator - your current results.
237. Brian Tracy: Be intensely result-oriented in EVERYTHING you do. This is a key characteristic of high performers.
236. Napoleon Hill: The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help.
235. William Shakespeare: Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.
234. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for the deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that endangers him, not the storm without.
233. Zig Ziglar: People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing; that's why we recommend it daily.
232. Brian Tracy: The fastest way to improve your relationships is to make others feel important in every way possible.
231. Brian Tracy: Make a decision today to do something wonderful with your life.
230. Jim Rohn: Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
229. Jim Rohn: Don't let the learning from your own experiences take too long. If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years, I would suggest that's long enough!
228. Kenneth Blanchard: The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Purpose to be a person of positive influence. Promotion is sure to follow.
227. Bobb Biehl: Every organizational unit is a direct reflection of the leadership it's been given, whether good or bad.
226. Charles Lindburgh: All glory comes from daring to begin. Being a person of action is someone willing to take calculated, reasonable risks.
225. Jim Rohn: Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn't going to get the job done.
224. Mark Victor Hansen: Action eradicates fear. No matter what you fear, positive, self-affirming action can diminish or completely cancel that which you are fearful of.
223. Nolan Bushnell: Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.
222. Brian Tracy: Create your own poster, covered with pictures of things you want to acquire. All improvement in your life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures.
221. Henry Ford: I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
220. Brian Tracy: Learn from the experts; you will not live long enough to figure it all out by yourself.
219. Albert Einstein: Imagination is much more important than intelligence.
218. Robert Anthony: You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can't have it.
217. Theodore Roosevelt: Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
216. Albert Einstein captured the essence of servanthood when he said, "There is no more noble occupation in the world than to help someone succeed." My question for you is, "Who have you helped to succeed lately?" Remember, their success is your success.
215. Jim Rohn: We all know a variety of ways to make a living. What's even more fascinating is figuring out ways to make a fortune.
214. Jim Rohn: If you depend on your company to take care of your retirement, your income will be divided by five. Take care of it yourself, and you can multiply your future income by five.
213. Jim Rohn: If you were to show me your current financial plan, would I get so excited by it that I would go across the country and lecture on it? If the answer is no, then here's my question: Why not? Why wouldn't you have a superior financial plan that is taking you to places you want to go?
212. Jim Rohn: If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.
211. Brian Tracy: The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.
210. Thomas Robert Gaines: It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible. Action makes things happen.
209. John Wooden: Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
208. Margaret Thatcher: Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it!
207. Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
206. Brian Tracy: If you conduct yourself as though you expect to be successful and happy, you will seldom be disappointed.
205. Denis Waitley: Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
204. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Others will underestimate us, for although we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, others judge us only by what we have already done.
203. Dale Carnegie: If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
202. Brian Tracy: Start with a picture of your goal as already achieved in the future, and work back to the present. Imagine the steps that you would have taken to get from where you are now to where you want to be.
201. Brian Tracy: Commit yourself wholeheartedly and unconditionally to the most important people in your life.
200. Anonymous: The quality of love and the duration of a relationship are in direct proportion to the depth of the commitment by both people to making the relationship successful.
199. James Kennedy: Train a man and he will become only what you are. Serve and develop a man who is caught up with vision and is dedicated to God and the sky is the limit.
198. Winston Churchill: Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
197. Winston Churchill: Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
196. Dale Carnegie: The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger (praise) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
195. Dale Carnegie: One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
194. Elbert Hubbard: An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. Sadly only 47% of working people say they feel any sense of loyalty to their employers, but even fewer say they believe their company has any loyalty to them.
193. William Barclay: Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. Heb 10:36 "For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised."
192. Edmond Burke: The timid soul never attains greatness. He is doomed to a life of cautious wading in the shallows of accomplishment. Prov 28:1b ...the righteous are as bold as a lion. Our wisdom word for leaders today is "boldness."
191. Charles Schwab: The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to start. The fellow who sits still and does just what he is told will never be told to do big things.
190. Dean Rusk: One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears-by listening to them. There is no doubt about it, listening to others is a vital leadership skill.
189. George Sala: Good conversation is not only the art of saying the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
188. Max Dupree: To achieve fulfilling relationships, practice the art of communication.
187. Joseph Conrad: Words have power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can