David J. Schwartz
American Motivational Writer and Coach
Praise is the greatest single incentive you can give people and it cost you nothing.
Remember: People, who tell you it cannot be done usually are unsuccessful people, are strictly average or mediocre at best in terms of accomplishment. Opinions of these people can be poison. Develop a defense against people who want to convince you that you can’t do it. Accept negative advice only as a challenge to prove that you can do it.
The desire to be important is man’s strongest, most compelling non-biological hunger. People do more for you when you make them feel important. Make some feel important and he cares about you. And when he cares about you, he does more for you. When you help others feel important, you help yourself feel important too.
The most human quality about human beings is that they make mistakes, all kinds of them. Most people intensely dislike being told “you’re wrong”. You have a write to your opinion, but sometimes it’s better to keep it to yourself.
Think Big and you’ll live big in happiness. You’ll live big in accomplishment. Big in income. Big in friends. Big in respect.