Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
The absolute power of the mind is staggering. Many studies have been made of champions in sports and business and among those whose lives have been fulfilled in different ways. How did they do it? It came down to one common factor — they were positive they could achieve their objectives. Is it arrogance? No way. It’s a positive attitude. They gave themselves permission to win! You can, too. Just DO it!
The next time you stare down at your breakfast of bacon and eggs, bear this earth-shattering truth in mind: the chicken’s involved, but the pig is committed. Whatever your dream is…whatever your mission in life…it won’t happen unless you’re genuinely committed. Commitment keeps your mission up front in your mind. It will be an instinctive consideration in everything you plan and do. Instinctive commitment is the magic key. And it comes automatically when you truly give yourself permission to win.
There are two kinds of people…Teflon and Velcro. Negativity sticks to Velcro people…insults, discouragement, feelings of inadequacy, yesterday’s failures. If its negative, it sticks. Not so with Teflon people. Negative input never sticks. It just rolls off. Teflon people focus on the positive. They stay confident and fired up. They know what negativity can do to their minds — and they won’t allow it in their lives.
Roses are green…when you look beneath the blossoms.” It’s true. But nobody notices. Most of the rose is really green, and this is the source of the blossom’s strength and beauty. A relationship is like that. Sometimes, when things seem discouraging, we tend to focus on some imperfection in the blossom and not the underlying strengths that made the relationship possible. At such times, it’s good to “look beneath the blossoms.” A relationship might be saved. Maybe today.
Mrs. Cole was a shoe-shine lady, and she had such a sparkling, positive attitude that I made her an honorary member of The Pelletier Group. Her invariable answer to the many troubles she had was to find the good in them. And when she found that good, she’d exclaim “AIN’T IT GREAT!” I’ve told her story in many seminars and consider her a close personal friend. Mrs. Cole, that wonderful lady! She made a positive, upbeat decision that no matter what her circumstances might be, she’d be a champion. AIN’T IT GREAT!
They say: “You’re not able to do that.” Your spirit answers: “I’m better than that!” They say: “You won’t amount to much.” Your spirit answers: “I’m better than that!” They say: “Give up, it’s useless.” Your spirit answers: “I’m better than that!” Every day, in every way, the world attempts to put you down and make you give up your dream. Every day, in every way, your spirit must answer: “I’m better than that!”
Full esteem ahead! The moment you decide you are a winner…the moment you give yourself permission to win…your self-esteem takes a quantum leap forward. You go forth with confidence and self-respect, knowing you can overcome your problems. These are the very attitudes that define high self-esteem. It’s a mind-set. Nobody will give it to you. You have to give it to yourself. Today is January 1st. Today, you’re the double greatest. If you know it, that’s what counts!
Excuses are the loser’s tools. Excuses are negative. They keep you from facing a problem and fixing it. And that keeps you from learning and progressing. Winners are careful not to sabotage themselves like that. They know exactly what Lou Holtz meant when he told the Notre Dame football team: “Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the darn ship in
Expect it! Leave for work with that positive attitude. Concentrate on the success you know you’ll achieve today. Something great is going to happen. Believe it! Let that expectation control your mind and shine in your face. Are you afraid you won’t get your miracle? No way you won’t get it! I promise you! In fact, the moment you leave your door with that positive, January 1st attitude you’ve already achieved your miracle: you’ll have given yourself permission to win — a miracle that will change your life!
Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League baseball, had it rough. But he had a mission to accomplish — for himself and for other black players who depended on him to pave the way for them. He accomplished that mission with his positiveness and self-discipline. When insulted, he turned the other cheek, winning respect and achieving the all-time greatest break-through in professional sports. The next time you’re fed up and about to lose your cool — and maybe sabotage your dream — think of Robinson.