Never expect people to treat you any better than you treat yourself.
Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness.
An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information.
A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself.
Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.
We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources.
Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting - it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
The best way to lose a job is just not to care. When you do not care, it shows in everything you do.
It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes.
Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?
Untapped potential is the difference between where a person is now and where he or she can be.
Think before you act and act on what you believe.
Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human.
Remember that it is not where you come from, or not even where you are; it is where you are going that matters most.
Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.
People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.
Value people on their potential, not on their history.
Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper.
Be friendly to everyone. Those who deserve it the least need it the most.
While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
If you are only doing what you are getting paid for, and doing it no better than the average employee, then your pay is most likely right where it should be.
Avoiding the phrase 'I don't have time...', will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as 'uncertain' is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy.
You are not, nor ever will be, better than anyone else besides the person you are now.
One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.
Show interest in all people, not just those from whom you want something. Making people feel important and good about themselves is just the right thing to do.
If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?
It's not people who resent successful people; it's resentful people who resent successful people.
The credo of the average American is ""all things in moderation"". This is the same average American that is about 20 pounds overweight and has a one out of four chance of dying from heart disease.
Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as ""uncertain"" is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy.
Confusing the words wish, faith and pray with each other usually just results in a minor grammatical faux pas, but when any of these words, especially hope, is confused with action, the results are much more devastating.
I am pretty sure if the TV series 'Seinfeld' was on around when Maslow was writing this hierarchy of needs theory, not missing an episode would have made it somewhere between safety and love.