Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
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!
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.
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.
I don’t know who wrote that, but I admire the author. Millions stick with a job or career they hate, wasting their talents and sabotaging their potential, because they feel safe and comfortable. That is absolutely no way to live. There’s no fulfillment in it. No feeling of accomplishment. No nothing. Some people are locked into their unhappy situations by circumstance. But permission to win can change even that. It will always show you a way out. It will always enable you to dream — and set sail.
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 trick is to get smart early about the things that matter. And what matters is to know who you really are and what you were born to do. Knowing those truths — and basing your life and career on them — is the best route to a happy, productive and fulfilling life. Gain that knowledge now — and you’ll never have to ask yourself the question in the headline.
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!
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!
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!
Fill your mind with negative thoughts and you will conduct your life in a negative fashion. It will be a life of low self-esteem, doubts, lack of confidence. But fill your mind with positive thoughts — think well of yourself, be confident, experience the magic of giving yourself permission to win — and the world is yours. A genuinely positive attitude enables you to mentally overcome anything! You can make your mind a trash bin or a treasure chest. It’s all up to you.