Daily Quotes – by Ray Pelletier
In World War II, America gave itself permission to win — and no set of words better exemplified that spirit than the famous ones above. On this January 1st, it is my prayer that you engrave those words in your own spirit and live by them to obtain the victories that are absolutely obtainable to you. No matter how difficult or how seemingly impossible, you can achieve your dream! Know it! Go for it. And you’ll get it!
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!
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!
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!”
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 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!
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
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!
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!
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!