|William Clement Stone|
|Born||(1902-05-04)May 4, 1902
|Died||September 3, 2002(2002-09-03) (aged 100)
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?
Bondage is – subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven’t developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don’t know how to eliminate them effectively.
There’s a great joy in my giving. It’s thrilling. It’s exhilarating. It’s important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.
Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
We have a problem. ‘Congratulations.’ But it’s a tough problem. ‘Then double congratulations.’
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.