All the leaders and successfull men I’ve ever met have had courage and self-confidence, and most of them, I notice, are able to express themselves convincingly.
I discovered that when I lost my fear of speaking to audiences, I lost my fear of talking to individuals, no matter how big and important they were. This training and experience in public speaking got me out of my shell, opened my eyes to my own possibilities, and widened my horizons
One dad had a habit of saying, “I can’t afford it“. The other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I ask, “How can I afford it?“. One is a statement, and the other is a question. One lets you off the hook, and the other forces you to think. My soon-to-be-rich dad would explain that by automatically saying the words “I can’t afford it“, your brain stops working. By asking the question “How can I afford it?” your brain is put to work. He did not mean that you should buy everything you want. He was fanatical about exercising your mind, the most powerful computer in the world.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Confuse not the necessary expenses with thy desires.
Study thoughtfully thy accustomed habit of living. Herein may be the most often found certain accepted expenses that may wisely be reduced or eliminated. Let thy motto be one hundre percent of appreciated value demanded for each coin spent.
The gold we may retain from our earnings is but the start. The earnings it will make shall build our fortunes.
A man’s wealth is not in the coins he carries in his purse; it is in the income he buildeth, the golden stream that continually floweth into his purse and keepeth it always bulging.
George C. Clason
You need to be able to review the whole picture of your life and work at appropriate intervals and appropriate levels.
This is where you take a look at all your outstanding projects and open loop, at what I call the 10.000-foot level, on a weekly basis.
Everything that might potentially require action must be reviewed on a frequent enough basis to keep your mind from taking back the job of remembering and reminding. In order to trust the rapid and intuitive judgment calls that you make about actions from moment to moment, you must consistently retrench at some more elevated level. In my experience that translate into a behavior critical for success: the Weekly Review.
The more specific you are about what you want to do, the easier it becomes to develop a strategy to accomplish it.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Our achievements grow according to the size of our dreams and the degree to which we are in touch with our mission.
It is not that unsuccessful people never see opportunities; they do. But they differ from people who are called winners in that they rarely have the will or the courage to act on a good idea. They give themselves only the reasons why something could not be done, while the winner only thinks of how it could.
Always imagine the best possible outcome, and the forming of reality will follow the design.
If you have a single powerful purpose, you will have the courage to act on your ideas.
To perform at your best, you need to know who you are and why you think and feel the way you do. You need to understand the forces and influences that have shaped your character from earliest childhood.
It is only when you understand and accept yourself that you can begin moving forward in the other areas of your life.
When I forced myself to act enthusiastic, I soon feel enthusiastic.
During my thirty-two years of selling, I have seen enthusiasm double and treble the income of dozens of salesmen, and I have seen the lack of it cause hundreds of salesmen to fail.
I firmly believe enthusiasm is, by far, the biggest single factor in successfull selling.
Enthusiasm is by far the highest paid quality on earth, probably because it is one of the rarest; yet, it is one of the most contagious. If you are enthusiastic, your listener is very likely to become enthusiastic, even though you may present your ideas poorly.
Stand up on your hind legs each morning and repeat, with powerful gestures and all the enthusiasm you can generate, these words:
Force yourself to act enthusiastic, and you’ll become enthusiastic!
The fifth ingredient of success is worthy goals and ideals.
To be truly happy, you need a clear sense of direction. You need a commitment to something bigger and more important than yourself. You need to feel that your life stands for something, that you are somehow making a valuable contribution to your world.
Strangely, he found that most people go through life without realizing the effect that strong belief can have on reaching their goals: they leave their desire vague and so they get vague outcomes.
Your belief about yourself and your place in the world is the main determinant of success.
The force of belief cannot really work in our favor until the belief become literally part of us, settled in the subconscious mind as a fact.