59 Most Inspiring Denis Waitley Quotes On Success

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Denis Waitley is an author, speaker, and consultant with a talent for motivating people. He has been described as one of the greatest motivational speakers of our time.

He was born in 1933 and grew up during the Great Depression. His father died in 1939 in a construction accident which left his mother with five children to raise alone. As a result, Waitley was raised by his mother’s widowed sister, who had one son of her own but was too old to raise another child.

He has authored more than 20 books, including “The Psychology of Winning,” which was published in 1985. He also has been a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, including Ford Motor Company. His clients have included General Electric Company and Gulf Oil Corporation.

Check out his most inspirational quotes that will motivate you to take charge of your life and realize all the amazing things you have going for you!

59 Most Inspiring Denis Waitley Quotes

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

“Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.” ― Denis Waitley

“The less you try to impress, the more impressive you are.” ― Denis Waitley

“The first best-kept secret of total success is that we must feel love inside ourselves before we can give it to others.” ― Denis Waitley

“Change the changeable. Accept the unchangeable. And remove yourself from the unacceptable.” ― 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

“Live each day as if it was your last.” ― Denis Waitley

“The only person who never makes mistakes is the person who never does anything.” ― 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

“The primary success factor is knowing how to learn from others and rely on yourself.” ― Denis Waitley

“Highly motivated achievers are looking not to receive but to contribute. They are looking for problems that are personally satisfying to solve.” ― Denis Waitley

“Failures do what is tension relieving while winners do what is goal achieving.” ― Denis Waitley

“Losers fix the blame; winners fix what caused the problem.” ― 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

“The most important key to the permanent enhancement of self esteem is the practice of positive inner-talk.” ― Denis Waitley

“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.” ― Denis Waitley

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

“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

“Doubters don’t win, winners don’t doubt.” ― 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

“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

“When you visualize, then you materialize. If you’ve been there in the mind you’ll go there in the body.” ― Denis Waitley

“Close your eyes and visualize the person you really want to be, who fits your own concepts of self-respect. If you can see the person clearly in the mirror of you mind, you surely will become that person.” ― Denis Waitley

“Your attitude determines your altitude.” ― Denis Waitley

“Expect to succeed even before you start. All winners, no matter what their game, start with the expectations that they are going to succeed. Winners say, “I want to do this and I CAN do this”, not “I would like to do this, but I don’t think I can.” – 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

“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.” ― Denis Waitley

“All 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.” ― Denis Waitley

“The greatest limitations you will ever face will be those you place on yourself.” ― Denis Waitley

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

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

“Chase your passion, not your pension.” ― 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

“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” ― 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

“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

“Winning is beginning. And just by beginning, your game is half won.” ― Denis Waitley

“Losers let it happen; winners make it happen! – Denis Waitley

“The confidence you need is belief in your potential. If you see world-class potential in yourself, you’ll put in the effort. If you don’t see the potential, you won’t put in the effort and you’ll wait for the performance, and the performance always follows the belief in self.” ― 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

“Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.” ― Denis Waitley

“Successful people believe in the validity of their own dreams and goals, even if dreams are all they have to go on.” ― 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

“You are either the captain or the captive of your thoughts.” ― Denis Waitley

“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” ― 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 easiest thing to do in the world is to neglect the important and give in to the urgent.” ― Denis Waitley

“Never follow the crowd in what you do; the crowd has never produced anything of lasting quality, value or beauty.” ― 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

“The greatest risk in life is to wait for and depend upon others for your own security.” ― Denis Waitley

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about 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.” ― Denis Waitley

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

“Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.” ― Denis Waitley

“The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them.” ― Denis Waitley

“The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself.” ― Denis Waitley

“No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have all of tomorrow. Success depends upon using it wisely by planning and setting priorities. The fact is, time is worth more than money, and by killing time we are killing our own chances for success.” ― Denis Waitley

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