Brian Tracy quotes and sayings
January 5, 1944
Success comes when you do what you love to do, and commit to being the best in your field.
So many people spend so much time on things that aren't important. It's the difference between success and failure.
We have a mental block inside us that stops us from earning more than we think we are worth. If we want to earn more in reality, we have to upgrade our self-concept.
The law of cause and effect: If you do what other successful people do, you will eventually get the results that other successful people get.
A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights.
Your persistence is your belief in yourself.
The more you work, study and develop your ability to contribute more to the lives and well-being of others, the better life you will have in all areas.
Over-learning and over-preparing gives you the winning edge in any area.
You are not what you think you are, but what you THINK, you ARE.
The comfort zone is the great enemy of courage and confidence.
The more excited and committed you are to your work, the more excited and committed will be the people around you. The leader always sets the tone for the department or organization.
No matter how many personal productivity techniques you master, there will always be more to do than you can ever accomplish in the time you have available to you, no matter how much it is.
In times of turbulence and rapid change, you must constantly be re-evaluating yourself relative to the new realities.
The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be, have or do.
It's quantity of time at home and quality of time at work that counts; don't mix them up!
A person will not buy from you until he is convinced that you are a friend and are acting in his best interest. You must make this clear.
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
Become the very best in your business!
I found every single successful person I've ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it at all.
Perhaps the most important word in success and happiness is the word,"ask.".
Attitude and personality are as important as experience and ability.
People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.
The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust.
People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practicing it until they become proficient at it.
Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles.
There is nobody like him in the world. There is - and always will be - one Jim Rohn.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Ninety to ninety-five percent of people will withdraw to the comfort zone when what they try doesn't work. Only that small percentage, 5 or 10 percent, will continually improve themselves; they will continually push themselves out into the zone of discomfort, and these are always the highest performers in every field.
Invest the first hour of the day, the 'Golden Hour,' in yourself.
Small improvements in the way you use your time can translate into major differences in your life.
Flood your life with ideas from many sources. Creativity needs to be exercised like a muscle. If you don't use it, you'll lose it!
The purpose of time management and getting more done in less time is to enable you to spend more face time with the people you care about and doing the things that give you the greatest amount of joy in life.
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals.
The natural tendency of all human behavior is toward the path of least resistance. When you resist this tendency, you become stronger and more powerful.
Do one small thing immediately - often this is all you need to do to get started.
Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.
The predominant quality of successful people is optimism.... Your level of optimism is the very best predictor of how happy, healthy, wealthy, and long-lived you will be.
It doesn't matter where you came from, it doesn't matter how poor you are, it doesn't matter where your family was. It all doesn't matter. You can achieve anything if you have really clear goals and if you work really hard to learn what you need to learn.
Manage by exception.Only require reporting when there is a deviation from the plan.
Your determination to become a more optimistic person in every part of your life will do more to ensure your success and happiness than any other single quality you can develop.
Continuous personal and professional development is your key to the future.
The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.
Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get.
Success can lead to complacency, and complacency is the greatest enemy of success.
The word 'no' is a great time-saver. Say no to anything that is not the highest and best use of your time.
In the final analysis, you always get paid for your results.
Your income is a direct reward for the quality and quantity of the services you render to your world. Whatever field you are in, if you want to double your income, you simply have to double the quality and quantity of what you do for that income. Or you have to change activities and occupations so that what you are doing is worth twice as much.
In the sales profession, the real work begins after the sale is made.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
If you do not do the thing you fear, the fear controls your life.
You begin to fly when you let go of self-limiting beliefs and allow your mind and aspirations to rise to greater heights.
Everything you do to improve your physical well-being will have a positive impact on how good you feel about yourself.
Knowledge and know-how are the real sources of value and riches. You can learn anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you can set for yourself.
Move fast. A sense of urgency is the one thing you can develop that will separate you from everyone else. When you get a good idea, do it now.
Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.
Aristotle once said that wisdom is a combination of experience plus reflection. The more time that you take to think about your experiences, the more vital lessons you will gain from them.
Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships.
Plan your work and work your plan. Decide in advance exactly how you are going to get from where you are to where you want to go.
Resolve to be among the top 20% of salespeople who make 80% of the sales.
Positive emotional energy is the key to health, happiness and wellbeing. The more positive you are, the better your life will be in every area.
If you consistently and persistently do the things that other successful people do, nothing in the world can stop you from being a big success also.
Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.
Flood your mind continually with pictures of the health, happiness, and prosperity that you desire.
Refuse to compromise what you know to be right for anyone or anything.
Everybody has a need for speed and you actually make your product, or service, or services more attractive when you do them fast.
Network marketing itself is always one-on-one. It's also called relationship marketing. You can't recruit en masse through thousands of e-mails.
The value of a relationship is in direct proportion to the time that you invest in the relationship.
decide for yourself what makes you truly happy and then organize your life around it. Write down your goals and make plans to achieve them.
The greatest enemies of success and happiness are negative emotions of all kinds.
The fastest way for you to succeed is by piggy-backing on the good advice and counsel of men and women who have already spent years leaning how to succeed. When you do this on a regular and systematic basis, you will open up doors of opportunity and possibilities for you that today you cannot even imagine.
Never criticize, condemn or complain in a conversation with a customer or prospect.
Outstanding leaders have a sense of mission, a belief in themselves and the value of their work.
You can't help the poor by becoming one of them.
The Law of Concentration states that whatever you dwell upon, grows. The more you think about something, the more it becomes part of your reality.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
The establishment of a clear, central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success.
Determine a single measure that you can use to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer to it daily.
You are fully responsible for everything you are, everything you have and everything you become.
You always think in terms of customer benefit. You always think, "How could I really benefit people at such a high level that they would love to buy my product or service and recommend it to others?".
Everything counts! Everything you do helps or hurts, adds up or takes away.
Turn your stumbling blocks into steppingstones to success.
Many successful people get up before 6am in the morning. They have rituals. They exercise, stretch, organize their day, and walk through that series of rituals.
There are no unrealistic goals, only unrealistic deadlines.
The day that you stop learning is the day that you start decreasing your rewards and start suffering from frustration and lower levels of satisfaction.
What activities, behaviors, or decisions have been most responsible for your success in life? Do more of them.
Henry David Thoreau
C. S. Lewis
J. K. Rowling
George R. R. Martin
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Julie Anne Peters
Roy Jones Jr.
Robert W. Service
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