Who the hell is Denis Waitley?

Denis Waitley is an American motivational speaker and author known for Seeds of Greatness and The Winner's Edge.

Books by Denis Waitley

Quotes by Denis Waitley

“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.”

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“As long as we are persistent 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.”

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“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”

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

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

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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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“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”

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“I had the blues because I had no shoes
until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.”

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“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.”

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“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.”

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“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!”

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“Life is a do-it-for-others, do-it-yourself project.”

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

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“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.”

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“Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.”

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“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.”

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“Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.”

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“Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.”

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“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.”

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“Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.”

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“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.”

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“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

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“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”

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“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”

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“The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.”

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“The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives.”

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“There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

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“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”

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“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”

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“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.”

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“View life as a continuous learning experience.”

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“Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goal clearly in sight.”

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“Winners are people with a definite purpose in life.”

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“Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art – an individual masterpiece.”

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

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“You have been given the greatest power in the world, the power to choose.”

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“You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.”

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“You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.”

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“You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.”

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“You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.”

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