Denis Waitley

American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Lived from: 1933-

Category: Economists and businessmen | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
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    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.
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    Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
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    Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
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    Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
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    If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won t, you most assuredly won t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
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    It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
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    Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
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    Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
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    Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
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    Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
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    Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
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    Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
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    Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
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    Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.