Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
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!”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In fact, as you will see, every day in this book is January 1st! A new beginning. The day you free the champion inside of you and give yourself permission to win! Today, the failures of yesterday and the past are gone…negativity is gone…even if you’ve already made a mistake today — it’s gone! On this day, you ARE a champion! You WILL overcome! On this day your spirit will not be defeated! Leave your house with that attitude and you are armed with the greatest weapon for winning ever devised! Chapter 2 in NOT TO DECIDE IS TO DECIDE
The real you — the person you find when you search your heart and soul and are dead-honest with yourself. This truth shows you what you can really be and do. It’s uniquely you. And because it reflects your true capabilities, all of it is possible…the dreams you can fulfill, the contributions you can make to our society, the special life you can create for yourself and for those around you. Reach for that vision and become what you see. You are your own role-model — and it was given to you at birth to emulate.
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!
Age is just a number. It may have nothing to with your potential or how old or young you feel. Don’t limit yourself by focusing on your age. Countless people who’ve been told they’re too young or too old have started out on new dreams and achieved them. The world is full of such stories. Some of the world’s finest authors wrote their very first books in their 60s and 70s. And many companies, such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, were started by people who were sick of retirement. Two of my sisters-in-law became nurses in their forties. You’re as old or as young as you feel. Period.