Great Quotes on Achieving Success! By: Jack Canfield
Great Quotes on Achieving Success
By: Jack Canfield co-creator of the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series
Success Coach Jack Canfield, author of many inspirational books and co-creator of the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series, has offered great life quotes. His famous quotes help provide personal fulfillment and success.
Jack Canfield is the founder of 'Self Esteem Seminars' in Santa Barbara, CA. He is also the founder for "The Foundation for Self Esteem' in Culver City. CA.
20% of America's millionaires never set foot in college, and 21 of the 222 Americans listed as billionaires in 2003 never got their college diplomas; 2 never even finished high school!
A recent management study revealed that 46% of employees leaving a company do so because they feel underappreciated; 61% said their bosses don't place much importance on them as people, and 88% said they do not receive acknowledgement for the work they do.
All too often we're filled with negative and limiting beliefs. We're filled with self-doubt. We're filled with guilt or with a sense of unworthiness. We have a lot of assumptions about the way the world is that are actually wrong.
As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
I first learned about the power of affirmations when W. Clement Stone challenged me to set a goal so far beyond my current circumstances it would literally astound me if I achieved it.
I like Dr. Daniel Amen's 18/40/60 Rule: When you're 18, you worry about what everybody is thinking of you; when you're 40, you don't give a darn what anybody thinks of you; when you're 60, you realize nobody's been thinking about you at all.
I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life.. make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be.
I think as you meditate over the years you evolve--your practice gets deeper, and you reach new levels of inner peace and awareness.
I think there's too much emphasis placed on learning things by rote that you don't really care about. So what happens to students in school is that they eventually lose interest in learning, because they've been forced to learn the required courses, rather than pursing their passion.
I'm a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it's about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us.
If something doesn't turn out as planned, you will ask yourself, 'How did I create that? What was I thinking? What were my beliefs? What did I say or not say? What did I do or not do to create that result? How did I get the other person to act that way? What do I need to do differently next time to get the result I want?'
If you are going to be successful, you have to start hanging out with the successful people. You need to ask them to share their success strategies with you. Then try them on and see if they fit for you. Experiment with doing what they do, reading what they read, thinking the way they think, and so on. If the new ways of thinking and behaving work, adopt them. If not, drop them, and keep looking and experimenting.
If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales (or in life), you probably aren't doing enough asking.
If you surveyed your life and jotted down those activities that brought you the most success, the most financial gain, the most advancement, and the most enjoyment, you discover about 20% of your activity produces about 80% of your success. This phenomenon is the basis for the Pareto Principle, named after the nineteenth-century economist who discovered 80% of an enterprise's revenue comes from 20% of its customers.
If you want to be really successful, and I know you do, then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life -- that means all your results, both your successes and your failures. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success.
If you're passionate about what it is you do, then you're going to be looking for everything you can to get better at it.
Life is not about achievement, it's about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us.
Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis. When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.
Most of life is on-the-job training. Some of the most important things can only be learned in the process of doing them. You do something and you get feedback -- about what works and what doesn't. If you don't do anything for fear of doing it wrong, poorly, or badly, you never get any feedback, and therefore you never get to improve.
Now, when anything 'bad' happens, I remember that everything that ever happens to me has within it the seeds of something better. I look for the upside rather than the downside. I ask myself, 'Where's the greater benefit in this event?'
One of the easiest ways to begin clarifying what you truly want is to make a list of 30 things you want to do, 30 things you want to have, and 30 things you want to be before you die.
One of the things that may get in the way of people being lifelong learners is that they're not in touch with their passion. If you're passionate about what it is you do, then you're going to be looking for everything you can to get better at it.
Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we're on track or not, whether we're on course or off course. See it's the feeling that really creates the attraction not just the picture or the thought.
Part of paying the price is the willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. It comes from a declaration that you are going to get it done no matter what it takes, no matter how long it takes, no matter what comes up.
People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you've figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.
Self-esteem is a huge piece of my work. You have to believe it's possible and believe in yourself. Because after you've decided what you want, you have to believe it's possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches.
Self-esteem is based on feeling capable and feeling lovable.
Some people fold after making one timid request. They quit too soon. Keep asking until you find the answers. In sales there are usually four or five "no's" before you get a "yes."
Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are always saying yes to someone else's projects. You can only get ahead with your desired lifestyle if you are focused on the things that will produce that lifestyle.
The Law of Attraction states that whatever you focus on, think about, read about, and talk about intensely, you're going to attract more of into your life.
The most successful people I've met love what they do so much, they would actually do it for free. But they're successful because they've found a way to make a living doing what they love to do. If you're not skilled enough to do the work you'd love to do, make time to educate yourself so you are. Do whatever it takes to prepare -- working part time in your dream job or even volunteering as an intern -- while still maintaining your current job.
The problem is that most people focus on their failures rather than their successes. But the truth is that most people have many more successes than failures.
The problem is the average person isn't tuned in to lifelong learning, or going to seminars and so forth. If the information is not on television, and it's not in the movies they watch, and it's not in the few books that they buy, they don't get it.
There are only two words that will always lead you to success. Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you've mastered saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it!
To demonstrate the power of taking action in my seminars, I hold up a $100 bill and ask, 'Who wants this $100 bill?' Invariably, most of the people in the audience will raise their hands. Some will wave their hands vigorously back and forth; some will even shout out 'I want it' or 'I'll take it' or 'Give it to me.' But I just stand there calmly holding out the bill until they get it. Eventually, someone jumps out of her seat, rushes to the front of the room, and takes the bill from my hand.
To get over rejection, you have to realize that rejection is really a myth. It doesn't really exist. It is simply a concept that you hold in your head. Think about it. If you ask Patty to have dinner with you and she says no, you didn't have anyone to eat dinner with before you asked her, and you don't have anyone to eat dinner with after you asked her.
To make sure a goal unleashes the power of your subconscious mind...it must be stated in a way that you and anybody else could measure it.
Well, I've been a self-esteem expert for years and there's two things that build self-esteem. One is quality of relationships, where you feel lovable and you're making a difference in the lives of others. And the other is achieving things.
What if you, too, were to greet every interaction in your life with the question 'What's the potential opportunity that this is?'
When Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner asked a roomful of Olympic hopefuls if they had a list of written goals, every one raised their hands. When he asked how many of them had that list with them right that moment, only one person raised their hand. That person was Dan O'Brien. And it was Dan O'Brien who went on to win the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Don't underestimate the power of setting goals and constantly reviewing them.
When you're connected to a source and to each other through conversation, through making love, through meditation, playing games with your kids, all that stuff, then your self-esteem's going to go up.
When you're nice to people, they want to be nice back to you.
You can begin right now to act as if you have achieved any goal you desire, and that outer experience of acting as if it will create the inner experience -- the millionaire mindset, as it were -- that will take you to the actual manifestation of that experience.
You have to believe it's possible and believe in yourself. Because after you've decided what you want, you have to believe it's possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches.
You only have control over three things in your life -- the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses.