Quotes by Denis Waitley

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
– Denis Waitley

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

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
– Denis Waitley

You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
– Denis Waitley

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
– Denis Waitley

Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon.
– Denis Waitley

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

The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.
– Denis Waitley

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

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

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is
delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.
– Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
– Denis Waitley

You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
– Denis Waitley

Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. Time and Time Management.
– Denis Waitley

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

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
– Denis Waitley

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
– Denis Waitley

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
– Denis Waitley

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.
– Denis Waitley

Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
– Denis Waitley

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art — an individual masterpiece.
– Denis Waitley

Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goal clearly in sight.
– Denis Waitley

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

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

– Denis Waitley

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

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

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. Expectation.
– Denis Waitley

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
– Denis Waitley

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
– Denis Waitley

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