Famous Quotes By Denis Waitley


  1. A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
  2. A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
  3. A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
  4. As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
  5. Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
  6. Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
  7. Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
  8. Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
  9. Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.
  10. Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
  11. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
  12. Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
  13. Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us concentrate our energy.
  14. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
  15. It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
  16. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
  17. Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
  18. Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
  19. Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
  20. Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
  21. Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
  22. Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
  23. Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
  24. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
  25. That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
  26. The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
  27. The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
  28. There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
  29. Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
  30. Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
  31. To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
  32. Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.
  33. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
  34. You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
  35. You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
  36. You must be worthy of the best, but not more worthy than the rest.
  37. You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.

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