Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

— Nido R Qubein

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The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.


Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.


A decision is made with the brain. A commitment is made with the heart. Therefore, a commitment is much deeper and more binding than a decision


When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.


If what you're working for really matters, you'll give it all you've got.


Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? A thermometer only reflects the temperature of its environment, adjusting to the situation. But a thermostat initiates action to change the temperature in its environment


The process of growing and learning always involves risk.


Goal-setting illuminates the road to success just as runway lights illuminate the landing field for an incoming aircraft


For many people, change is more threatening than challenging.

They see it as the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable rather than the creator of what is new and exciting.


Teaching people skills without giving them a vision for a better future - a vision based on common values - is only training.


Those who are afraid to fail may not deserve to succeed.


Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all you energies on a limited set of targets.


About Nido R Qubein

Quotes 56 sayings
Birthday 1948

The power to affect your future lies within your own hands.


Change brings opportunity.


If you believe you can, and believe it strongly enough, you'll be amazed at what you can do.


People can be unreliable and disloyal;

possessions can lose their value; jobs that once stimulated you can become boring. But principles remain steady through it all.


Most of us miss our best opportunities in life because they come to us disguised as work.


Achieving your vision doesn't mean you've reached the end of the line.

It simply means that you've come to a new starting place.


Some people procrastinate so much that all they can do is run around like firefighters all day - putting out fires that should not have gotten started in the first place.


Motivation without mobilization means only frustration.


Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has not gone. It's inside you - if you listen to it, you can play it.


You can't think your way into acting positively, but you can act your way into thinking positively.


Total, unconditional acceptance of yourself is the first step in building a positive self-image.


Material success may result in the accumulation of possessions: but only spiritual success will enable you to enjoy them.


If what you are doing is worth doing, hang in there until it is done.


Make a strong and permanent commitment to invest your talents only in pursuits that deserve your best efforts.


Say exactly what you mean. Enough said.


Make education a continuing, never-ending process.


To acquire balance means to achieve that happy medium between the minimum and the maximum that represents your optimum. The minimum is the least you can get by with. The maximum is the most you're capable of. The optimum is the amount or degree of anything that is most favorable toward the ends you desire.


Goals help you keep in perspective what's really important so you don't spend all of your time doing what seems urgent.


Make a strong commitment to reach your full potential as a human being.


Those who base their lives on the belief that a loving God is acting in their behalf tend to see problems as opportunities for growth.


Only when your memories are more important to you than your goals are you old.


Good leaders must become what they want their followers to become.


Training teaches how. Education teaches why.


The time is now, the person is you.


Jim Rohn is a legend. Millions of people around the world have benefited immensely from his teachings.


Success doesn't come to you; you must go to it. The trail is well traveled. If you want to walk it, you can.


You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this nothing works unless you do.


People who invariably put themselves first will find that others tend to put them last.


I only wish I had more time for fund raising.


Hatred is the most destructive force on earth. It does the most damage to those who harbor it.


To mobilize yourself, decide what you want, determine what will get you what you want, then act - do what will get you what you want most to achieve.


The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now.

To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have.


The organization that can't communicate can't change, and the corporation that can't change is dead.


What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it.

What would you choose to be?


When we carve out a niche for ourselves in our imagined future, and decide that we won't be happy until we achieve it, we can only feel threatened and anxious over anything that stands in our way.


When you find yourself on a plateau, look for another level.


When the truly great people discover that they have been deceived by the signposts along the road of life, they just shift gears and keep going.

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