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Denis Waitley Quotes


An American motivational author, keynote speaker and consultant.
(1933 - )

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A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
 

A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
 

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
 

All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
 

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.
 

Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
[Belief]
 

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
[Change]
 

Chase your passion, not your pension.
 

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
 

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
[Determination]
 

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.
 

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

Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.
 

Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.
 

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
 

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
[Being]
 

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
[Change]
 

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

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
[Goals]
 

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
 


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