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Don't dwell on what went wrong.
by 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

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

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
- Denis Waitley

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

 

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- 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

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

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

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

You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.
- Denis Waitley

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

You must continue to gain expertise,
but avoid thinking like an expert.
- Denis Waitley

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
- 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

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

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
- 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

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

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in
spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
- Denis Waitley

You must understand that seeing is believing,
but also know that believing is seeing.
- Denis Waitley

You must accept responsibility for your actions,
but not the credit for your achievements.
- Denis Waitley

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.
- Denis Waitley

You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

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.
- Denis Waitley

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

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes.
It makes little difference what's happening out there.
It's how you take it that counts.
- Denis Waitley

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

Chase your passion, not your pension.
- Denis Waitley

Mistakes are painful when they happen,
but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
- Denis Waitley

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable,
and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
- Denis Waitley

You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to
abandon your assumptions.
- Denis Waitley

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

You must be worthy of the best, but not more worthy than the rest.
- Denis Waitley

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

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment,
it is in the happiness of pursuit.
- Denis Waitley

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.
The extra energy required to make another effort or
try another approach is the secret of winning.
- Denis Waitley

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

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.
- Denis Waitley

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Denis Waitley

Listen to the desires of your children.
Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
- 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

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on
our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
- Denis Waitley

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

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.
- Denis Waitley

We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
- Denis Waitley

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.
- 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

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

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

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.
- Denis Waitley

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.
- Denis Waitley

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.
- Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island.
To exist just for yourself is meaningless.
You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel
related to some greater purpose in life,
something greater than yourself.
- Denis Waitley

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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