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  Every great human achievement is proceeded by extended periods of dedicated, concentrated effort.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Be clear about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it is moving you away from your goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your life only gets better when you get better.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  To earn more, you must learn more.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one thousand percent.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  I have found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances, be more active, show up more often.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Do the things you fear, then the death of fear is certain.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to about one book per week, fifty books per year, and will guarantee your success.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Think continually about what you want, not about the things you fear.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top ten percent of your field. That payoff is incredible.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The quality of love and the duration of a relationship are in direct proportion to the depth of the commitment by both people to making the relationship successful. Commit yourself wholeheartedly and unconditionally to the most important people in your life.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The most successful people are long-term thinkers. They look deep into the future as far as they can to determine the kind of people they want to become and the goals they want to achieve. Then they come back to the present and determine the things that they will have to do - or not to do - to achieve their desired futures... Successful people make sure that everything they do in the short term is consistent with where they want to end up in the long term.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, because of your own choices and decisions.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you swing hard enough and often enough you must eventually hit a home run.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Successful people are simply those with successful habits.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  It doesnt matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Successful people make a HABIT of doing the things unsuccessful people dont like to do.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The only real antidote for anger or worry is purposeful action in the direction of your goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  There is nothing that will make you angrier than to see someone who seems to be dumber than you doing better than you. How can this be? The answer is simple: At a certain point in their lives, they realized that the key to success was personal and professional growth. It was a dedication to lifelong learning. The good news is that almost every important skill is learnable. Every business skill is learnable. Everyone who is proficient in any area of business was at one time completely ignorant in that area.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Goals must be in writing. You must write them down, you must rewrite them, you must define them, you must redefine them. The top one percent of successful people in every area have very clear, specific, written goals. And most carry their goals around with them.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Success equals goals; all else is commentary.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential. Your job is to unleash that extra fifty percent.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you did not care at all what anyone else thought about you, what would you do differently or change in your life?  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Manage by responsibility. It is a powerful way to grow people.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Financial security and independence are like a three-legged stool resting on savings, insurance and investments.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Never consider the possibility of failure. As long as you persist, you will be successful.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your level of self-esteem is the key measure of the overall health of your personality.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, 'What is the most valuable use of my time right now?'  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Bad habits are easy to form, but hard to live with. Good habits are hard to form, but easy to live with. And as Goethe said, 'Everything is hard before it is easy.'  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  There is an old Indian story: 'On my shoulders are two wolves. One is a black wolf, evil, who continually tempts me to do and say the wrong things. On my other shoulder is a white wolf that continually encourages me to live up to my very best.' A listener asked the old man, 'Which of these wolves has the greatest power over you?' The old man replied, 'The one I feed.'  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you dont set goals for yourself, you are doomed to achieve the goals of someone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Every study of high achieving men and women proves that greatnessin life is only possible when you become outstanding at your chosen field.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Live your life in every way to earn and keep the respect of the people you respect.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Every study of high-achieving men and women proves that greatness in life is only possible when you become outstanding at your chosen field.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  A feeling of continuous growth is a wonderful source of motivation and self-confidence.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Be absolutely clear about who you are and what you stand for. Refuse to compromise.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Ignorance breeds fear; the more you learn about your subject, the less fear it holds for you.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You have within you, right now,everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You keep customers by delivering on your promises, fulfilling your commitments and continually investing in the quality of your relationships.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step towards achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Integrity is the foundation upon which all other values are built.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Successful people save in prosperous times so they have a financial cushion in times of recession.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your success in your career will be in direct proportion to what you do after you've done what you are expected to do.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy!  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else. Nature is neutral. Nature doesnt care. If you do what other successful people do, you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do. And if you dont, you won't.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Always break down your goals into the activities necessary to achieve them. Once you're aware of what needs to be done you'll have no excuse not to do it.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Dress for success. Image is very important. People judge you by the way you look on the outside.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential. Your job is to unleash that extra fifty percent.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The most powerful and predictable people-builders are praise and encouragement.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Money is hard to earn and easy to lose. Guard yours with care.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Look for the good in every person and every situation. You'll almost always find it.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The price of success must be paid in full, in advance.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Think about your goals at every opportunity throughout the day.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If people put as much energy into achieving their goals as they spend making up excuses for failure, they would actually surprise themselves.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as his talents and intelligence can take him. But without self-discipline, a person with every blessing of background, education, and opportunity will selfom rise above mediocrity.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and the more self-confidence you will have.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Communication is a skill that you can learn. It is like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: 'What did I do right?' and 'What would I do differently?'  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Approach each customer with the idea of helping them solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The way you give your name to others is a measure of how much you like and respect yourself.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Manage by responsibility. It is a powerful way to grow people.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Action without planning is the cause of all failure.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you do not have clear goals for your life, you are condemned forever to work for those who do.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Happiness is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Most stress, anxiety and frustation in the world of work today comes from working very hard on irrelevant tasks. Benjamin Tregoe said: 'If it is not worth doing, it is not worth doing right.' And I think it was Drucker who said: 'The very worst thing in the world is to do very well what need not be done at all.'  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Think continually about what you want, not about the things you fear.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  People are time-wasters. And the great majority of people have no goals, they have no priorities, they have no plans, they have no concern about being successful and they think you are the same. They think because their time isn't worth anything, your time isn't worth anything also. So be very alert!  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Life is managing your time so that you can do the things that are most important to you. We start off in life, saying: 'Boy, if I am really successful at my job then I will be able to do all of these things for myself and my family.' And what happens is we lose sight of that goal and we become totally preoccupied with the job.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  To earn more, you must learn more.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Never consider the possibility of failure. As long as you persist, you will be successful.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your life only gets better when you get better.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Money is hard to earn and easy to lose. Guard yours with care.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  To earn more, you must learn more.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Manage by responsibility. It is a powerful way to grow people.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The price of success must be paid in full, in advance.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Approach each customer with the idea of helping them solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You keep customers by delivering on your promises, fulfilling your commitments and continually investing in the quality of your relationships.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as his talents and intelligence can take him. But without self-discipline, a person with every blessing of background, education, and opportunity will selfom rise above mediocrity.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If people put as much energy into achieving their goals as they spend making up excuses for failure, they would actually surprise themselves.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Think continually about what you want, not about the things you fear.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Goals must be in writing. You must write them down, you must rewrite them, you must define them, you must redefine them. The top one percent of successful people in every area have very clear, specific, written goals. And most carry their goals around with them.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances, be more active, show up more often.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  You keep customers by delivering on your promises, fulfilling your commitments and continually investing in the quality of your relationships.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top ten percent of your field. That payoff is incredible.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Live your life in every way to earn and keep the respect of the people you respect.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Never in human history has it been easier for you to accomplish your goals than it is today. But you must know exactly what you want - in every area of your life. Perhaps one of the greatest secrets of mankind greatest discoveries is that you become what you think about most of the time. That your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as his talents and intelligence can take him. But without self-discipline, a person with every blessing of background, education, and opportunity will seldom rise above mediocrity.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.  
 -  Brian Tracy