Denis Waitley Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Denis Waitley quotes, Denis Waitley sayings, and Denis Waitley proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     

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Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.     

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You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.     

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Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.     

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.     

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Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     

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Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of success.     

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A life lived with integrity even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.     

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Learm form the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.     

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To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.     

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.     

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Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.     

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A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.     

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A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.     

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To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.     

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Winning is all in the attitude!     

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Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.     

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The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them.     

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The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them or even seriously consider them as believable or acheivable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.     

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There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.     

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Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     

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Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.     

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We can't afford to waste tears on might-have-beens. We need to turn the tears into sweat that can take us to what can be.     

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When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb.     

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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.     

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Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.     

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Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.     

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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.     

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Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.     

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Contentment is for cows; a challenging purpose is for people.     

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