Robert Harold Schuller was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author. In his five decades of television, Schuller was principally known for the weekly Hour of Power television program, which he began hosting in 1970 until his retirement in 2010.
1. Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a
total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life’s
most important battle — he defeated the fear of trying.
2. Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your
3. You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
4. Build a dream and the dream will build you.
5. Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
6. Commit yourself to a dream… Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is
a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in
life’s most important battle–he defeated the fear of trying.
7. If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you
might have been.
8. Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
9. It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to
overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
10. Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
11. Every achiever I have ever met says, “My life turned around when I began to
believe in me.
12. Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of
apples in a seed.
13. Most people who succeed n the face of seemingly impossible conditions are
people who simply don’t know how to quit.
14. Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
15. Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
16. Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem
is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
17. What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
18. The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
19. Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the
20. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
21. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
22. Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to
really keep us alive.
23. Inch by inch, problem-solving When you can’t solve the problem, manage it.
25. Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise,
you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
26. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
27. Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too
proud to say, ”I’m sorry.”
28. Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
29. Possibilitizing is overcoming while you’re undergoing.
30. Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Earl Nightingale was an American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existence. He was the voice during the early 1950s of Sky King, the hero of a radio adventure series, and was a WGN radio program host from 1950 to 1956.
1. You become what you think about.
2. Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
3. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
4. Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
5. Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes!
6. Am I motivated by what I really want out of life — or am I mass-motivated?
7. Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your
8. We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives
9. All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your
10. We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in
any other way.
11. Whenever we’re afraid, its because we don’t know enough. If we understood
enough, we would never be afraid.
12. Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and
emotion will one day become a reality
13. People are where they are because that’s exactly where they really want to be .
. . whether they’ll admit that or not
14. Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is
opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
15. A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems
to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were
somehow absent before the change.
16. Spoken about Earl Nightingale by Steve King, radio announcer and good
friend: Earl Nightingale never let a day go by that he didn’t learn something
new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
17. We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in
work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves.
It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything
else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
18. For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain
qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things,
harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A
person needs to chip away everything that doesn’t look like the person he or
she most wants to become.
19. We tend to live up to our expectations.
20. You’ll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
21. Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
22. Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and
23. Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you
really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of
the time thinking about.
24. Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for
something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how
really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your
family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
25. Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
1. I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the
present. That’s were the fun is.
2. The point is that you can’t be too greedy.
3. A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn’t exactly been
one of moderation.
4. Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
5. I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the
present. That’s were the fun is. -Donald Trump.
6. Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have
to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more
7. I’m a bit of a P. T. Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
8. Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how
good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off
sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best
investments are the ones you don’t make.
9. You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
10. Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write
wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my
11. Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real
excitement is playing the game.
Denis E. Waitley, is an American motivational speaker, writer and consultant. He has been recognized as the best-selling author of the audio series, The Psychology of Winning and books such as “Seeds of Greatness” and “The Winner’s Edge”. Waitley has been inducted into the International Speakers’ Hall of Fame.
1. Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is
what is called experience.
2. If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most
assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
3. Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in
direction to set you straight for your next success.
4. As long as we are persistence in the 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. Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your
energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
6. Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
7. You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
8. Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations
for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
9. 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.
10. To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget
about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
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. It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.
13. Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where
there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action
plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that
achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment.
The response to the challenges of life — purpose — is the healing balm that
enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
14. When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as
learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of
one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
15. Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
16. You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
17. Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always
18. 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.
19. No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can
achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in
life, something greater than yourself.
20. 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.
21. Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest
fire — you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
22. Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
23. We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
24. Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to
25. Life is a do-it yourself project.
26. Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what’s
happening out there. It’s how you take it that counts.
27. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what
makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
28. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is
the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
29. The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and
the wings of independence.
30. Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
31. A smile is a light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing
32. Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same
number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours.
Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on
another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much
time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow