Book Reviews

Words of Wisdom

刚开始阅读的时候几乎觉得里面每一条都说的非常有道理。 以下是摘录的一些有道理的段子。

  1. You will get where you are going a lot faster if you look like you’re already there. So dress and think as if you are the right person for the job. Your positive self-belief will give others a positive impression.
  2. When you are disappointed, frustrated, or full of sorrow, make a plan to work at something and begin the work immediately. The action of the work will help you to refocus and to regain your positive attitude.
  3. What do you do when you feel like nothing is going your way? What do you do when you feel empty inside and there is no hope? What do you do when you pray and your prayers aren’t answered? Songwriter Bebe Winans wrote, “After you’ve done all you can, you just stand.” Psalms 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
  4. When you’re frustrated with results, never focus on the problem. Always focus on the solution. when you focus on the problem, it gets bigger. Here’s one of my mottos: Do your best and forget the rest.
  5. Anything worth having is worth waiting for. Behind almost every success story there is a tory about struggle. The real fun is in creating the success, not showing people your success. Looking for approval from others is wated energy! Have fun on the journey.
  6. You must learn to be a good listener. There is a reason why you have one mouth and two ears. You must listen twice as much as you talk.
  7. If at first you don’t succeed, try again. You will become depressed if you constantly look back at past failures. Falling off the horse is okay, but get up and try again. It’s a new day.
  8. Sometimes when life seems unfair and you feel that you are not advancing, consider this: One upon a time there was a man complaining that he didn’t have any shoes and then he ran into a man who had no feet. Don’t worry, be thankful.
  9. In order to succeed in life, you must take risks. The reason why people never experience better living is because they refuse to let go of the life they currently have. TAKE RISKS! Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting new results.
  10. What are you focused on? What are your goals? What are your desires? Our desires are far more motivating than our needs. Desire inspired the Wright brothers to fly. Desire motivated Thomas Edison to resist through ten thousand experiments before perfecting the lightbulb. Focus. Don’t surrender to the distraction.
  11. Live in the now! When I am anxious, it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed, it is because I am living in the past. We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
  12. The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. I have discovered over the years that riches are not from an abundance of worldly goods but from a contented mind.
  13. It’s all you! Never point fingers an anyone, it’s all your fault. The only person you can change is yourself. As you change, all the conditions around you will change! People will change! When you are undisturbed by a situation, it falls away of its own weight.
  14. Planning is so important to succeed! Here is a great thing to remember: If you fail to plan you plan to fail! Donald Trump also said something that stuck with me. “Failing is okay, but you should never be shocked when you fail.” I believe that we all know when we didn’t prepare for task, so set yourself up to win.
  15. When you are the guru in your circle you’re in the wrong circle! Your friends are your cheerleaders, your mentor is your coach. Your friends see what you do right. Your mentor sees what you do wrong. Your best friend ignores your weaknesses. Your mentor helps you address your weaknesses. Always remember, your mentor’s correction is for your protection.
  16. You get paid according to the problems you solve, not the problems you cause. If you solve big problems, you get big paychecks. Want more money? Give better service.
  17. Don’t be afraid of the dark. Before anything worthwhile is acquired you must experience a dark period. Right before any great breakthrough, there is usually great pain (ask any woman who as given birth to a child). Darkness is not a bad thing! Isn’t a darkroom necessary for any good picture to get developed? In Psalms 30:5, we learn, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
  18. Men only fail because they lose enthusiasm. Many people start with a clear vision, and then things get blurry, they stop. Never share your dream with people who don’t have similar dreams. Winners hang with winners, and losers hang with losers. I don’t need a crystal ball to predict your future; all I have to do is look at the company you keep.
  19. The difference between success and failure is information. If you sincerely want to succeed in life I suggest two things, the acquisition of knowledge and determination. Study those who are successful and do what they do. It’s very simple: The key is mentorship. If you can follow in the footsteps of winners you too can win!
  20. The key to being successful in life is overcoming obstacles! Are you a winner or a whiner? Winners anticipate problems, whiners only complain about them. Winners expect problems to show up, therefore they are not upset, they are set up! Stop complaining and become a winner not a whiner.
  21. Do you want a prophecy of your future? Do you want to know where you’re headed? Look at your friends and those closest to you and that is a prophecy of your future. Who you are around will show you what you are becoming. Birds of a feather flock together. If you want to change, change company!
  22. The difference between the poor and the rich is that the rich invest their money and spend what’s left, while the poor spend their money and invest what’s left! Most Americans are busy buying things they don’t want with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t like! Give wisely. Invest wisely.
  23. Stay creative and have fun. Remember to never ever take yourself too seriously. To lead a big company means never taking yourself too seriously, and reminding yourself constantly that yesterday’s press clippings often wrap today’s fish!
  24. Make a decision to do the right thing continuously. Remember, if you take shortcuts, you get cut short!
  25. Stay focused on your core genius. What excites you? What do you love to do? That’s probably your core genius. Successful people put their core genius first! They focus on it and delegate everything else to other people on their team. When your money is acting funny, it means that you’re not properly sharing your gift with the world. Work your gift. Get in where you fit in!
  26. The opinion of others has nothing to do with your success. Their rejection can only hurt your feelings, not your future. Stay excited about your vision!
  27. The formula for complete happiness is to be very busy. The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure time to wonder whether you are happy or not.
  28. People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. Who is your hero? Without heroes, we are all plain people who don’t know how far we can go. The right role models can be very inspirational. As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is necessary, nonetheless.
  29. Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
  30. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. A person can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. The world belongs to the energetic!
  31. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.