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Denis Waitley is a motivational speaker who is well-known for his work in the field of human potential. He has written more than twenty books, including The Winner’s Edge and Maximum Achievement. His most famous book is Seeds of Greatness: A Guide to Self-Empowerment. This book was published in 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers Inc., and it became an international bestseller with over 500,000 copies sold worldwide.
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Author Of The Psychology Of Winning


Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life. — Denis Waitley

Life is self–fulfilling prophecy. — Denis Waitley

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. — Denis Waitley

Instead of just letting life happen, I’m going to make it happen for me. — Denis Waitley

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Winners are people with definite purpose in life. — Denis Waitley

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. — Denis Waitley

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

Life is a do–it–for–others, do–it–yourself project. — Denis Waitley


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You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or position in life. — Denis Waitley

Your habits will determine your quality of life. — Denis Waitley

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

View life as a continuous learning experience. — Denis Waitley

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. — Denis Waitley

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What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. Your answers lie inside of you. — Denis Waitley

Most people spend their entire lives on a fantasy island called ‘Someday I’ll.’ — Denis Waitley

A good life is a collection of happy memories. — Denis Waitley

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. — Denis Waitley

Face up to those areas that are weak in your life and seek to make them strong. — Denis Waitley

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

Love is one of the few experiences in life that we can best keep by giving it away. — Denis Waitley

Life is like a field of newly fallen snow. Where I choose to walk every step will show. — Denis Waitley

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. — Denis Waitley

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

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Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment to alter your destiny. — Denis Waitley


You must feel love within, before you can share it. — Denis Waitley

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value. — Denis Waitley

Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude. — Denis Waitley

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

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Touch is the magic wand of intimacy. Love is keeping in touch. — Denis Waitley

A passion for life is one of the most attractive qualities in a human being. If you want a teammate or a life mate who loves to be around you, all you need to do is love to be around. — Denis Waitley

The first best–kept secret of total success is that we must feel love inside ourselves before we can give it to others. — Denis Waitley

Don’t assume that money, shelter and creature comforts are enough to demonstrate your love. Nothing can replace your presence, your hug, your smile, your touch–you! — Denis Waitley

Chase your passion, not your pension. — Denis Waitley

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You know you’re a success when people tell you, ‘I like me best when I’m with you. — Denis Waitley

Procrastination is the fear of success. — Denis Waitley

Success is not the destination; it’s a way to travel. — Denis Waitley

The first step toward success will be The biggest one. — Denis Waitley

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. — Denis Waitley

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Commitment doesn’t guarantee success, but lack of commitment guarantees you’ll fall far short of your potential. — Denis Waitley

Success is not a resting–place–it is a launching pad. — Denis Waitley

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

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. — Denis Waitley

The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy. — Denis Waitley

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Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of your success. — Denis Waitley

Real success comes in small portions day by day. — Denis Waitley

The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. — Denis Waitley

The primary success factor is knowing how to learn from others and rely on yourself. — Denis Waitley

Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. — Denis Waitley

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There is a direct relationship between joy and effort. The joy of success is in ratio to the amount of effort expended to achieve it — Denis Waitley

Happiness, wealth, and success are by–products of goal setting, they cannot be the goal themselves. — Denis Waitley

Real success comes in small portions day by day. You need to take pleasure in life’s daily little treasures. It is the most important thing in measuring success. — Denis Waitley

By staying focused and flexible, you will meet and exceed your major life–forming goals. Success is not a resting–place–it is a launching pad — Denis Waitley

Success always has a price; success, with integrity, is the real bottom line. — Denis Waitley

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Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. — Denis Waitley

Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned. — Denis Waitley

Great individuals make great successes out of failure. — Denis Waitley

People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. — Denis Waitley

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. — Denis Waitley

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Winners can tell you where they are going and what they plan to do along the way. — Denis Waitley

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There never was a winner, who wasn’t a beginner. — Denis Waitley

Losers take chances; winners make choices. — Denis Waitley

One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project. — Denis Waitley

There never was a winner that didn’t expect to win in advance. — Denis Waitley

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Winners live each day as if their last. Not in the future, nor in the past, and someday . . . becomes now! — Denis Waitley

Winners believe in their worth in advance of their performance. — Denis Waitley

Losers fix the blame; winners fix what caused the problem. — Denis Waitley

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

Positive self–direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals. — Denis Waitley

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Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. — Denis Waitley


Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. — Denis Waitley

Time And well being are two valuable belongings that we do not acknowledge and respect till they’ve been depleted. — Denis Waitley

Time is the ultimate equal opportunity employer. — Denis Waitley

No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire today. — Denis Waitley

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Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. — Denis Waitley

Don’t ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time. — Denis Waitley

Time is the most precious element of human existence. — Denis Waitley

When you kill time, you kill your opportunities for success. — Denis Waitley

Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted but excited, because you came in fifth last time. — Denis Waitley

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Most people spend most of their time on low–priority busywork because it requires no additional knowledge, skills, or imagination–or courage. In a word, it’s easier. — Denis Waitley

Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself. — Denis Waitley

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. — Denis Waitley

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. — Denis Waitley

Identify with excellence, put your name on your work, and both your work and name will stand the test of time. — Denis Waitley

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Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes in a day. — Denis Waitley

One of the wonderful aspects of the human imagination is its power to break through the barriers of time and space. It can see things not as they are but as the can be. — Denis Waitley

Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite–sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself. — Denis Waitley

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. — Denis Waitley

By thinking and acting affirmatively in this minute, you will influence the hour, the day, and in time, your entire life. — Denis Waitley

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How you spend your time is far more important than all the material possessions you may own or positions you may attain. — Denis Waitley

The easiest thing is to make sure you feel happy and satisfied in this moment. Setting long term goals is much more effort taking, but at the same time much more fulfilling. — Denis Waitley

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. — Denis Waitley

Time changes everything, but with patience we can keep our desires relatively constant. If we can just hang on long enough, time will eventually create for us the conditions in which we can succeed. — Denis Waitley

Each week set 1 day aside to do something you’ve always wanted to do. — Denis Waitley


We have got to have a dream if We are going to make a dream come true. — Denis Waitley

Successful people believe in the validity of their own dreams and goals, even if dreams are all they have to go on. — Denis Waitley

A dream is a vision, a goal is a promise. You can keep your promises to yourself by remaining flexible, focused, and committed. — Denis Waitley

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. — Denis Waitley

Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire–you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away — Denis Waitley

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Make certain that your goals are not measured in comparison with others. — Denis Waitley

A winner concentrates on that which is goal achieving rather than tension relieving. — Denis Waitley

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

Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goals clearly in sight. — Denis Waitley

Be willing to wait longer for you goals to bear fruit than you had anticipated. — Denis Waitley

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Goals are like stepping–stones to the stars. They should never be used to put a ceiling or a limit on achievement — Denis Waitley


When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb. — Denis Waitley

Out of need springs desire, and Out of desire springs the energy and the will to win. — Denis Waitley

Focus all your attention and energy on the achievement of the objectives you are involved with right now. — Denis Waitley

Optimism boosts your energy and focuses your sights on reaching your goals, rather than wallowing in your setbacks. — Denis Waitley

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Recognize when your peak energy occurs during the day. Allocate the most difficult projects to that period. Work on easy projects at low–energy times — Denis Waitley

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

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