We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.

People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.

What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.

Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

You become what you think about.

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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts

The big thing is that you know what you want.

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.

 image quote by Earl Nightingale

We become what we think about.

All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

Everything begins with an idea.

Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal.

See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal.

The key that unlocks energy is Desire.

It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.

Everything that's really worthwhile in life comes to us.

 image quote by Earl Nightingale

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

To give oneself is the only way of becoming oneself.

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds.

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity;

whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.

We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret.

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn.

Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life -- or am I mass-motivated?

We tend to live up to our expectations.

Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough.

If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

Our first journey is to find that special place for us.

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude.

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.

Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.

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.

You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.

Excellence always sells.

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.

Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!

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.

We must be the epitome - the embodiment - of success.

We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.

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.

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.