The great Western disease is, ‘I'll be happy when... When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job. When I get the relationship,’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It's in here. And happiness is not next week. It's now.

— Marshall Goldsmith

The most passioned Marshall Goldsmith quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

Leadership is providing inspiration and vision, then developing and empowering others to achieve this vision.


If we can stop, listen, and think about what others are seeing in us, we have a great opportunity. We can compare the self that we want to be with the self that we are presenting to the rest of the world. We can then begin to make the real changes that are needed to close the gap between our stated values and our actual behavior.


After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.


To help others develop, start with yourself! When the boss acts like a little god and tells everyone else they need to improve, that behavior can be copied at every level of management. Every level then points out how the level below it needs to change. The end result: No one gets much better.


Great leaders encourage leadership development. By openly developing themselves


Treat every piece of advice as a gift or a compliment and simply say, “Thank you.


The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there.

It's in here. And happiness is not next week. It's now.


Lasting goal achievement requires lots of time, hard work, sacrifice & dedication to a process that is maintained over years.


Look to the present. The great disease of 'I will be happy when ...' is sweeping the world. You know the symptoms. You start thinking: I'll be happy when I get that ... BMW ... promotion ... status ... money. The only way to cure the disease is to find happiness and meaning now.


The best way that we can begin to produce positive change is to make peace with what is in ourselves and others, and then work to move forward and make life even better.


If you aren't opening doors for people, you are closing them!


The best knowledge workers are working for more than money.


About Marshall Goldsmith

Quotes 31 sayings
Profession Coach
Birthday March 20, 1949

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Research indicates that the desire to achieve the skills associated with success is more highly correlated with achievement than the desire for success itself.


Every decision that affects our lives will be made by the person who has the power to make that decision, not the 'right' person or the 'smartest' person or the 'best' person. Make peace with this fact.


Never confuse acquiring degrees with wisdom.


What got you here won't get you there.


Change is not a one-way street- it involves two parties: the person who is changing and the people who notice it.


Those who lead by example and demonstrate passion for what they do make it much easier for their followers to do the same.


The more we are committed to believing that something is true, the less likely we are to believe that its opposite is true, even in the face of clear evidence that shows we are wrong.


Almost everyone I meet is successful because of doing a lot of things right, and almost everyone I meet is successful in spite of some behavior that defies common sense.


The major challenge of most executives is not understanding the practice of leadership - it is practicing their understanding of leadership.


Anybody can change, but they have to want to change.


People will do something—including changing their behavior—only if it can be demonstrated that doing so is in their own best interests as defined by their own values.


It is a whole lot easier to see our problems in others than it is to see them in ourselves.


To help others develop, start with yourself.


The only way to cure the disease is to find happiness and meaning now.


Successful people become great leaders when they learn to shift the focus from themselves to others.


When we do what we have to do we are compliant. When we do what we choose to do we are committed.


With problems and issues groups face- there is an enormous disconnect between understanding and doing.