Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
People fall forward to success.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Every failure, obstacle or hardship is an opportunity in disguise
There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.
For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.
Throw out the words, if I can, I hope, and maybe, and replace them with I can, I will, I must.
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Do you know that within your power lies every step you ever dreamed of stepping and within your power lies every joy you ever dreamed of seeing? Within yourself lies everything you ever dreamed of being. Become everything that God wants you to be. It is within your reach. Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.
You cannot keep determined people from success. If you place stumbling blocks in their way, they will use them for stepping stones and climb to new heights.
When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.
A strong beginning is a good thing only when coupled with a strong finish.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Think about it, no one can win a race in which he had given up. You can’t win a battle for which you have surrendered.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
If you act enthusiastic, you will become enthusiastic. A mediocre mind that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
I was taught to put my best into anything I did and I can honestly say I’ve always done that. Still, there are many times when I failed, when I was disappointed.
Success, in many cases, is failure turned inside out
We didn’t set the world on fire from the first day. Disappointments, setbacks and work created the company as it is today.
Over the years, I have observed that nearly all high achievers know how to make good of those 1440 minutes in each day.
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
An average person with average talents and average ambition can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society; if that person has clear focused goals.
God didn’t have time to create a nobody, just a somebody. I believe that each of us has God given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition. Each person is unique and special.
The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace ‘if I can’ or ‘I hope’ or ‘maybe’ with ‘I can,’ ‘i will’ and ‘I must”.
Forcing myself to think positively did wonders for my spirit. I was able to overcome the discontent inside me, and my old enthusiasm slowly returned.
Never rest on your laurels. Nothing wilts faster than a laurel sat upon.
and you are willing to pay the price. Often during my childhood, I heard those words from my mother, always urging me on to greater heights! They became so firmly implanted in my mind that they became the theme of my childhood and of my life.
Before you ever receive the wonderful treasures of a happy life, you must first give. Give of yourself. Be of service to others. Only what you give can be multiplied back into your own life. That is the law of the harvest, the law of the ten-fold return. If you give nothing, even if it is multiplied, you receive nothing.
Unlike many people who start a new business, money was not my prime motivation – not that I was so well off that it wasn’t a consideration; in fact, I had put my lifetime savings on the line.
Hope is wishing for something to come true. Faith is belief that it will come true. Believe that for every problem God gives you, He will also provide you with a solution.
People change and even products change. But over the course of time it’s the strength of a company’s philosophy that will determine whether or not it endures.
The definition of successful people is simply ordinary people with extraordinary determination. You cannot keep determined people from success. If you place stumbling blocks in their way, they will use them for stepping-stones and climb to new heights. People who succeed have a goal, a dream and make their plans and follow them.
Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.
I believe that most successful people are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group.
Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.
Some people drift through their entire life. They do it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. It happens so gradually they are unaware of how their lives are slipping away until it’s too late.
Individuals sometimes feel insignificant and doubt that one person can really make a difference in this world. Well, believe me, one person can.
The first step is the hardest – making a commitment to yourself, for yourself.
People will support that which they help to create.
There is a way; Up, Around, Over or Through.
Even the smallest achievements pave a way to great success.
God didn’t have time to make a nobody, only a somebody. I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition.
You are the only boss you have. And I want you to be the most demanding boss that you can be. If you really want to make a success of this business, then you must put yourself on a schedule.
Remember, if you do the things you ought to do when you ought to do them, then someday you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them…Whatever you do or dream you can do—begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Don’t let the negatives of life control you. Rise above them. Use them as your stepping stones to go higher than you ever dreamed possible.
Never give up, because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works.
Make every day count. Make every hour count. Make every minute count. And don’t stop until you have exercised your full potential, realizing your impossible dream and fulfilling your total destiny to become the person that you, and only you , are capable of being.
I’ve never yet met a person who didn’t want to be appreciated.
Left unattended, problems only intensify.
Believe in yourself and know that you can do anything in this world that you want to do if you want to do it badly enough and you are willing to travel the road. Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.
The seeds you plant in the hearts and minds of others will be what you receive in return – 100-fold. Only sow that which you wish to receive in return. Sow good, receive good! Plant seeds daily in your Mary Kay business and your Mary Kay business will return to you.
I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special. A manager should feel this way about people, but it’s an attitude that can’t be faked. You’ve got to be honestly convinced that every human being is important.
It is important for you to have a goal. You simply can’t get there if you don’t know where you are going. Begin to build in your mind a dream. The write it down and make your goal realistic. Aim high enough that you will have to stretch your ability and your potential to reach it.
I believe that you should praise people whenever you can; it causes them to respond as a thirsty plant responds to water.
Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead.
What the world thinks of me is none of my business.
Be a dreamer. Have a sense of greatness. It has been said that if you can dream it, you can do it. And I believe that. Before your dream can become a reality, you have to see it in your own mind; see its fulfillment, whatever it may be.
You can eat an elephant one bit at a time.
My definition of happiness is having something to do what you love to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.
If you have an idea and I have an idea – then we EACH have JUST ONE idea…but if you share your idea with me and I do the same…we EACH have TWO ideas!
Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.
One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us.
Faith is a twenty-four hour a day commitment.
You can go as far as your mind lets you.
There’s a big difference between a decisive manager and a tyrant.