If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success.
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Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.
I’ve always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word ‘pessimist’ was not in our vocabulary at that time. It’s a modern ‘invention’ which I believe we should ‘dis-invent.’
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Vision remains vision until you focus, do the work, and bring it down to earth where it will do some good.
Successful people are those who are willing to delay gratification and make sacrifices in the short term so that they can enjoy far greater rewards in the long term.
All one needs to do is read – books, magazines, research the Internet – and pay attention to the influencers in their lives to discover the myriad people of strong moral character who have and still are making positive, meaningful contributions and differences in our world.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
It was a feeling I had. People were taught how to think, we’re taught how to feel. We don’t know how to think for ourselves, [and] we don’t know how to feel for ourselves. People say Feel free,’ but they don’t really want us to feel free. I felt a freedom, first of all, doing something that everybody tells you not to do.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.