There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

— Denis Waitley

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


A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.


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.

Denis Waitley quote Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead,

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.


Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.


Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.

View life as a continuous learning experience.


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

Denis Waitley quote Change the changeable, accept the unchan

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


Listen to the desires of your children.

Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.


The less you try to impress, the more impressive you are.


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.

Denis Waitley quote Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead,

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward finding the answer.


Motivation is an inner force that compels behavior.


Habits are like submarines; they run silent and deep.


The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.

Denis Waitley quote Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned,

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


About Denis Waitley

Quotes 312 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Motivational speaker
Birthday 1933

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.


A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.


The truly successful person inspires others to do more than they have thought possible for themselves.


The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.


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


Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach.

If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.


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.


Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.


That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.


Doubters don't win, winners don't doubt.


Real motivation is that drive from within: You know where you are going because you have a compelling image inside, not a travel poster on the wall.


Forget about the consequences of failure.

Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.


Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.


A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.


The season for enjoying the fullness of life - partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth.


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.


Learn how to grow out of yourself and into the world of others: Plant a shade tree under which you know you will never sit. Set some goals that may benefit your children or an orphanage or the employees of your company or future generations or your own city, fifty years from now.


The five most important words a leader can speak are - 'I am proud of you' The four most important are - 'What is your opinion?' The three most important are - 'If you please' The two most important are - 'Thank You' And the most important single word of all is - 'You'


The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.


It's not what you are that holds you back, It's what you think


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


There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.


Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.


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


Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.


You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.


The greatest limitations you will ever face will be those you place on yourself.


Losers fix the blame; winners fix what caused the problem.


Chase your passion, not your pension.


You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.


Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.


Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.


Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.


I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.


Success is not a pie with a limited number of pieces.

The success of others has very little bearing on your success. You and everyone you know can become successful without anyone suffering setbacks, harm, or downturns.


Procrastination is the fear of success.


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

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