Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
When you know the truth about yourself, you know your strong points and you know your weak points. Both are true. Focus on your strong points. By doing this, you utilize the special talents, interests and drives that enable you to win in life…the positive things that automatically work for you, not against you! Remember, you have only yourself to work with. Work with the positive truths about yourself that help you win — not the negative truths that help you lose.
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!
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!
If someone else consistently gets the credit for your good work, don’t be discouraged. Once again, it’s an opportunity to progress — because it forces you to re-evaluate your work situation. As you go through that process, your mind will kick in with many options that can benefit you tremendously — from simply asking for a change of supervisors to looking for a new job or career somewhere else. Approach every problem with a permission to win attitude, and you’ll benefit rather than lose.
Winners always reach out for information that helps them be champions. They talk to the pros in their field. They listen to tapes. They go to libraries. They tap knowledge from every source they can. No champion I ever met got there by himself — or herself. Even Columbus had to depend on the collective knowledge of hundreds who came before him — chart-makers, navigators, sea captains — before he could sail an inch from shore. He took it all in — then found a new world!
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!
When you decide to win, you’ll instinctively approach problems with winning in mind and you’ll always find ways to work through them. If you don’t decide you are a winner… then you’ve made a decision to let fate decide the issue for you and you’ll have a mind-set that allows you to accept defeat. No real champion I’ve ever known has decided to be anything else but a champion. It’s your call. DECIDE!
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!
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.