Denis Waitley Quotes

  • Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
  • 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.
  • The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
  • It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
  • 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.
  • The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
  • Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
  • Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
  • Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
  • There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
  • A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
  • Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
  • 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.
  • Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
  • 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.
  • Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
  • The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives.
  • Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
  • Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
  • 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.
  • You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.
  • Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
  • Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.