David J. Schwartz
American Motivational Writer and Coach
A big smile gives you confidence. A big smile beats fear, rolls a away worry and defeats despondency. Smile big and you feel like “happy days are here again”. But smile big. A half-developed smile is not fully guaranteed. Smile until your teeth show. That large-size smile is fully guaranteed.
A person is a product of his own thoughts.
Always keep working on the “little” things to get you in shape for the big things.
Big People monopolise the listening! Small people monopolise the talking.
Change the thinking at the top and you automatically change the thinking at the bottom.
Commit this question to memory and use it to evaluate everything you do: “Will this help take me where I want to go?”
Complement people at every possible opportunity.
Conversation generosity is the easiest, simplest, and surest way there is to win a friend.
Creative thinking is simply finding new, improved ways to do anything.
Don’t be afraid to be unusual.
Don’t let negative thinkers pull you down to their level. Let them slide by, like the water from the proverbial duck’s back. Cling to people who think progressively. Move forward with them. You can do it, simply by thinking right.
Employees should be treated like guests in my home. Give first-class treatment to your employees and you get first-class cooperation, first-class output. Think first-class about everyone around you and you’ll receive first-class results in return.
Find friends who breathe encouragement into your plans and ideals. If you don’t, if you select petty thinkers as your close friends, you’ll gradually develop into a petty thinker yourself. Don’t let small-thinking people hold you back. Jealous people want to see you stumble. Do not give them that satisfaction. Get your advice from successful people. Your future is important. Never risk it with free-lance advisors who are living failures.
Give your ideas value by acting on them. Act on your ideas and gain mind-tranquility. A good idea if not acted upon produces terrible psychological pain. But a good idea acted upon brings enormous mental satisfaction.