Denis E. Waitley

Denis E.
Waitley
1933

Motivational Writer, Consultant, Best-selling Author and Speaker

Author Quotes

Since the mind is a specific biocomputer, it needs specific instructions and directions. The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

One of the best ways to properly evaluate and adapt to the many environmental stresses of life is to simply view them as normal. The adversity and failures in our lives, if adapted to and viewed as normal corrective feedback to use to get back on target, serve to develop in us an immunity against anxiety, depression, and the adverse responses to stress. Instead of tackling the most important priorities that would make us successful and effective in life, we prefer the path of least resistance and do things simply that will relieve our tension, such as shuffling papers and majoring in minors.

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.

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.

Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

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.

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

Chase your passion, not your pension.

Successful individuals have game plans and purposes that are clearly defined to which they constantly refer.

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll’ philosophy.

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First Name
Denis E.
Last Name
Waitley
Birth Date
1933
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Motivational Writer, Consultant, Best-selling Author and Speaker