A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it.
Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
The secret to having everything you want out of life is the realization that you really don't want most of the things you think you want.
When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.
Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'.
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person.
As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals.
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history.
To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
Negotiating techniques do not work all that well with kids, because in the middle of a negotiation, they will say something completely unrelated such as, 'You know what? I have a belly button!' and completely throw you off guard.
Not being in tune with your customers is like living in an alternate reality; the way you think your customers feel about your product is not always the same as what your customers really think about your product.
The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success.
Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes.
Every human being has the potential for greatness.
The world has fundamentally changed. It fundamentally changed when the Berlin Wall came down and the 'evil empire' ceased to exist. We are engaged around the world whether we like it or not.
Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require.
The situation in Iraq will be long, it will be expensive and it will be difficult. But in the end, Iraq will very much be worth it.
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