Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
When you were born, you had no past. There were no failures or mistakes to regret. You had no negative programming to make you doubt yourself or rob you of self-respect and confidence. Your potential was all positive. Winning was your birthright. But maybe time and fate changed all that and you’d like to start over. Well, you can do just that! Today is January 1st. Today, you can face the world with a new positiveness. Today, you can begin to fulfill your birthright! It takes courage. Be Courageous!
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!
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.
Friend — please — dare to dream! Dare to follow your dream! Go where it leads you, do what it takes, give yourself permission to win and follow through on it! DARE!
That was said by a 10-year-old with terminal cancer, and the full statement was this: “I’m glad I have cancer because I get to go to camp.” He was talking about a cancer camp. Never have I witnessed a more inspiring example of someone giving themself permission to win — an indomitable spirit refusing to be beaten. Whatever your problems, it’s unlikely they’re worse than for that child. Yet, he is a winner! It is said: “A little child shall lead them.” This day, let your thoughts be led by that 10-year-old.
there are no caps on this page. and starting now, there shouldn’t be any caps in your life. when fleas are trained, they’re placed in a bottle with a cap on it. when they try to jump to their highest potential, they bang into the cap. it hurts. so they learn to jump no higher than the height of the bottle. when they’re taken out of the bottle they jump only to that same height. this is the day you get rid of all the self-imposed caps in your life that prevent you from realizing your full potential. ain’t it great!
Wherever I look, people are unhappy, confused, unfulfilled in their careers and in their personal life. Somewhere in their past a “Simon” programmed them to give in to problems and adversity…a Simon that caused them to focus on what they can’t do, rather than what they can do. Simon said give up”…and they gave up. Whoever, or whatever, that Simon is in your life, you need to replace him with the champion inside yourself. That champion is stronger than Simon, but you have to bring that champion out and let him fight!
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.
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!
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.