Nuggets Of Gold

Welcome to the Nuggets of Gold!

Let me give you some real “Nuggets of Gold”. Each of the following statements have within them, a “Secret to Success”. Think about these. Ponder them. As you read each one, ask yourself “what does this mean?” and “how can I apply this in my life right now?”

Make these statements part of your consciousness. Commit them to memory. Repeat them daily out loud, by memory.

As you read them, you may think, “I know this” stuff.

Remember, to know and not to DO, is NOT to know.

When your attitude is right the facts don’t count
Thoughts are things
Energy follows thought
Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment
Success Formula:
* Be at the right place at the right time (luck has a lot to do with this)
* Have vision (use your intuition to see the long term potential in things)
* Take massive and immediate action
Success breeds success
Associate with winners and you will become one too
In life you have to care, but not that much
Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you will see further
Listen to people who have what you want and have been where you are
Follow your bliss
Do what you love, and love what you do
Don’t get Stinking Thinking and Hardening of the Attitudes
It’s not what you eat, but what you digest that makes you strong.
It is not what you earn, but what you save that brings you wealth.
It is not what you learn, but what you remember that makes you wise
Knowledge is power but only if it is used
To know and not to do is not to know
To be the best you must learn from the best
You are hung by your tongue and snared (trapped) by the words of your mouth
The power of life and death are in your tongue
Your tongue is a creative force
What you say is what you will get
Your wish is always your command
If it is to be, it’s up to me
One person with a commitment is stronger than 1000 people with an interest
A good plan executed with enthusiasm today is better than the perfect plan implemented tomorrow
Analysis leads to paralysis
Follow up and follow through
Keep your commitments
Keep your word
Make your word your bond
Do what you say you will do
Keep your agreements
Don’t procrastinate
Do it now!
Excusitis is the failure disease
People who are good at making excuses are never good at anything else
Losers make excuses, winners take responsibility
The secret to living is giving
Don’t be a SNIOP (some who is Susceptible to the Negative Influence of Other People)
Don’t let people put rats in your head
Don’t try to make a pig sing. You waste your time and annoy the pig (meaning: don’t try to convince people of anything)
It doesn’t matter if you see the glass as half full or half empty as long as you know that you can always refill the glass!
Money is a renewable resource
You can’t say “with a positive attitude I can do anything”. But you can say “I can do everything BETTER with a positive attitude than I could if I had a negative attitude”.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step
Every time you point your finger at someone else, there are 3 fingers pointing directly at you.
You can be, do, and have whatever you desire (within reason)
Be teachable and coachable
Have a high teachability index (willingness to learn and willingness to accept change)
Don’t let anyone steal your dream!
You either make things happen, watch things happen, or wonder “What just happened?”
People either build or destroy. Be a builder
Build your people and your people will help you build your business
Build relationships around people, directly with each person, not through other people
Your income is always the average of your 5 best friends
Whatever you see in others is only a projection of what you really see in yourself
Whatever has been done to you, you have done to someone else first
Every one of your words, actions and thoughts are seeds you plant that will eventually manifest into your life as something you will have to experience
You are pure potential unrealized
Go for your dreams!
Nothing is impossible for the man who believes in himself and his dream
Believe and you receive, doubt and go without
Focus! Concentrate! Pay attention!
Smile and the world smiles back as you
Whatever you want, give it away first
The same measure you use against others will be used against you
Life is how you choose to see it
Life is how you choose it to be
Life is what you make of it
No one can upset you unless you allow it
Although you might not have control of what is happening to you at any given point in time, you always have 100% control of how you think and how you feel about what is happening to you
Show up! Show up early! Pay attention!
Control your thoughts and you control your whole life
Success is a habit. Winning is a habit. Losing and failure are also habits
Success creates confidence. Confidence creates the right activity. The right activity creates success habits. Success habits create success which in turn goes back to the beginning of the cycle and is always moving.
You can if you THINK you can
If you think you can or if you think you can’t, either way you are right, it is the thinking that makes it so
Success is a decision away
Successful people are always willing to do what the other guys are not willing to do
Successful people are always doing what the other guys are still talking about
Do the right things, long enough, consistently
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and bring itself to completely believe (which means: know it CAN achieve), it therefore absolutely can achieve and generally will
Winners never quit and quitters never win
Successful people are not people without problems, they are people who overcome their problems
Successful people don’t whine, complain and blame others
The mistake is not that you fall, it is that you do not get up
What you sow you reap
What goes around comes around
What you put out always comes back to you
Do unto others as you want them to do to you
Think about others as you want them to think about you
Talk about others as you want them to talk about you
Talk TO others as you want them to talk to you
Treat others as you want them to treat you
As a man thinks in his heart so is he
You become what you think about most of the time
Never, never, never, never, never give up
If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything
Everyone gets out of the way for the man who knows where he is going and is committed to getting there
Define your dream and get a burning desire for it’s achievement
Shoot for the moon, for even if you miss, you will still wind up among the stars
You can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket
Your ship will never come in if you didn’t send it out first
A stove gives you heat only after you put the wood in, and only after you start the fire
What you do speaks so loudly what you say I cannot hear
When you are on fire, people will come from all around just to watch you burn
Actions speak louder than words
Plan your work and work your plan
You eat an elephant one bite at a time
Inch by inch anything is a cinch. But yard by yard everything is hard
Man is not disturbed by what happens to him. He is disturbed by how he THINKS about what happened to him.
Be at cause over your environment and what happens to you, instead of being at effect of your environment and what happens to you
Don’t be like a ship without a rudder
Decide “I am going to do it, that’s it, PERIOD!”
When the going gets tough, tough get going. Are you tough? You are if you decide you are.
Be a GO Getter
If you continue to think as you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got…is it enough?
If you want to feel enthusiastic, then act enthusiastic
Feed your mind every day with good mind food (audios, videos, and books)
Use the AS IF principle for success in every endeavor
Garbage in, garbage out…what are you allowing to be put into your mind?
You program yourself for success or failure by what you feed your mind (the books you read, the TV shows you watch, the music you listen to, etc.)
5 years from now the person you will be will be based on the books you read and the people you associate with
Winners always go the extra mile
Do more than you are paid to do and soon you will be paid more for what you do
To stay in business, you must deliver what your promise. To prosper in business, you must believer more than you promise
In business and in your personal life, always deliver to others in abundance
The customer is always right. If the customer is ever wrong go back and read the previous statement.
Don’t eat your seed corn (means: don’t spend all your money, keep most of investment and reinvestment)
You have to put in before you can take out
Don’t live within your means, Live BELOW your means.
Save 10% of your income, invest it in safe investments, reinvest the dividends, and don’t touch it until you retire
A rainy day always comes, be prepared for it, but NOT worried about it.
Leaders are always readers
Everything will be fine in the end. If things are not fine now, if just means that is is not the end yet!
Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life
Never stop dreaming
Dream BIG!
Never let anyone steal your dreams
A man without a dream will perish (a man without a vision is dead)
You can do it! (repeat out loud I CAN DO IT!)
Program yourself for success by saying TO YOURSELF “I am…” followed by what you WANT to be (such as “I am rich”, I am successful, I am a winner, I am happy, I am healthy, I feel good, etc.). You are not lying. You are just telling the truth in advance. As there is no time and space in the nonphysical, so you ARE saying the truth as to what actually IS.
Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you could have done.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Life is not a race or competition.
The ultimate goal is always happiness, joy, bliss, peace, and the inner sensations of fulfillment, satisfaction and feeling “whole”, and complete.
Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real
The only thing you have to fear is fear itself
Edison failed over 10,000 times trying to create the light bulb. He said that he never failed, but rather, successfully found 10,000 ways that did not work!
Never quit
Michael Jordan missed the game winning shot more times than any basketball player in history. He also made the winning shot more times than any player in history.
Babe Ruth hit more home runs than any person in history (based on number of at bats), but also struck out more times than anyone person in history.
Ty Cobb stole more bases than any person in history, but was also thrown out trying to steal a base more times than anyone else in history.
Never stop trying, no matter how many times you fail
When choosing to do something ask yourself:
1.) does it align with my purpose
2.) will it be fun
3.) what is the real worst thing that can go wrong, and can I live with that emotionally and financially if it happens
4.) what is the upside and is it big enough to really motivate me to action
Doubt can sink a ship
No pain no gain
You can experience pain and everyone will, but no one has to suffer. Suffering is a choice.
Victory is always worth the struggle
There are 6 honest serving men and you should use them until you die. They are: what; where; when; who; how; and why
Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves
A person’s name is the sweetest sound in the language to that person and commands attention every time you use it
Everyone has a sign on their forehead that says “Make me feel important”
If you can see John Jones through John Jones eyes, you can sell John Jones, what John Jones buys
Always think “What is in it for the other guy”
Never invalidate another person’s ideas, feelings, or opinions. Always respect, and acknowledge them even if you disagree
The hardest words to say are “You are right”, and “I am wrong”. Saying them often and sincerely, will create magic in your life
Who is rich? The person who truly appreciates and is grateful for what he has right now
Have an attitude of gratitude
The journey IS the reward
Enjoy the ride
What one man has done, you can do also (within reason)
Everything is possible for those who believe
Be curious; ask questions; listen more than you talk
God gave you 2 ears and one mouth, use them proportionately
Find the Gold in every person and situation
Find the silver lining
Turn lemons into lemonade
If you want to appear interesting to others, be interested IN others
Winners do whatever it takes
You have to pay the price for success. If you don’t you will be paying the infinitely bigger price for failure your whole life
You either pay the price for success now, or pay the much higher price for failure later. Either way you have to pay.
Your mind and body cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination
Use the power of your imagination to create the life of your dreams
What you want wants you
Always be in a state of allowing (non resistance). You know if you are in this state because you will be feeling “good”.
Always be expecting a miracle, but not needing one
What you resist persists, what you fight will grow and fight you back
You will get what you really, really, really want. You will also get what you really, really, really DON’T want
Have a dream, but don’t live in a dream world
Believe you can succeed and you will
Success is the best revenge
Keep your dreams to yourself. Don’t tell others your dreams
The world is full of dream stealers
You can lose lots of battles and still win the war
It is never over until you win
Don’t confuse temporary failures, with ultimate defeat
You can never be defeated until you quit
It does not matter how fast you are moving forward. All that matters is that you CONTINUE and never quit
Obstacles are just stepping stones along with way. They make you smarter stronger and better
Never see anything as a problem and don’t call it one. Instead see them as, and call them: situation; challenges; and opportunities
What you will know at the top, you will learn at the bottom. So be thankful when you are at the bottom
You learn when you are having everything go wrong. Take advantage of those priceless lessons
New growth always happens after a destructive force
Forest fires are nature’s way of clearing out the old garbage so the new growth can occur
Finish what you start
Be someone who people call: trustworthy; dependable; honest; a hard worker; a go getter; responsible; keeps his word
Some people know the price of everything but the value of nothing.
You can get everything in life what you want, if you just help enough other people get in life what they want.
Give and it will be given back to you 100 fold.
Ask and it is given.
Ask and you receive, so that your joy will be full.
Riches do not respond to wishes
You can only build as high as your foundation is deep
A Master is the person who has mastered the basics
Focus on the fundamentals
Perfect practice makes perfect
Always give it your all. Find your best efforts in everything you do. Leave it all on the field.
What doesn’t kill you can make you stronger, if you choose
When faced with a challenge in life, adapt, improvise, and overcome
Only one who obeys, can then command
You can only be a great leader if you were and are a great follower
You can only be a great teacher if you were and still are a great student
Only the most humble and obedient servant can become a true Master
Believe it and then you will see it
Would YOU hire YOU?
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
YOU need to walk by faith and not by sight
Faith is unquestioning, it is knowing
Walk by what you “know” is true, not by what appearances or “facts” tell you
Deny what your senses tell you. Hold firm to your conviction and believe that what you hold clearly in your mind will come to pass. THEN your dream will manifest into your life
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present”‘
Be in present time. Be here now.
Embrace every day, and every moment
Live your life with passion
What you give your attention to will always grow
If you want to be enthusiastic, the ACT enthusiastic
Whatever you are measuring regularly will always get our attention
Feed your fear and it will grow. Starve your fear and it will die. You feed your fears by giving them your mental attention
Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want
Worry is negative goal setting
Every thought, word and action is a seed you plant, and you will in time have to eat the fruit of what you have planted. Plant wisely then.
You will get a sour lemon if you plant a lemon seed. You will get a sweet mango if you plant a mango seed. What fruit do you want to eat? Plant THOSE seeds by choosing your thoughts, words and actions, wisely
Disappointment is inevitable, but misery is up to you
Pain in life is a sure thing, but suffering is always your choice
Sometimes you have to take 1 step back before you can move 2 steps forward
When you are in a valley of life (a low point), know that all valleys lead to mountains
The higher you go up the mountain, the more you will be able to see
Feel good now
When faced with a bad situation, we always say “someday we will look back at this and laugh”. Why wait till someday? Laugh NOW.
IT does not matter what happens in your life. All that matters is how you respond to what happens in your life. You have 100% total control on how you respond.
There is a huge difference between reacting to something and responding to something. Reacting is irrational. It is the mind, thoughts and emotions controlling you. Responding means you control your mind, emotions, and thoughts. Respond to things, do not let your mind take over and “react”.
If you have a ‘reaction” to a medication, that is bad. If you “respond” top the medication, that is good. In life it is better to respond to things. Do not allow yourself to react uncontrollably and without willful thought and intention.
Success is a journey not a destination
Success is the progressive realization of a dream
Be happy now
Take life lightly. Be more cheerful. Smile and laugh more. Don’t be so serious.
Say please and thank you a lot
Pray to understand others, not to be understood; to hear others, not to be heard; to respect others, not to be respected.
Everyone has the right to be happy and no one should suffer. This is compassion. Always feel compassion for others using this definition.
Life is a game, so have fun
The game of life is not a race
Be in the moment
Be here now
Successful people learn from their experiences. Very successful people also learn from other people’s experiences, so they don’t have to make the same mistakes others already made.
Lead, follow or get out of the way
Taste your food before you salt it
People don’t care how much you know, until they first know how much you care
Worry is negative goal setting; it is thinking about what you don’t want to happen.
Remember, life is what you make it, life is as you choose to see it.
For me, life IS Tremendous!
The secret to living is giving
You can’t out give “God”
Whatever you want in life, give it away first
You have to put in, before you can take out
What you sow you will reap
What goes around comes around
What you put out, will come back to you 100 fold
Do to others as you would want them to do to you
Treat others as you would want them to treat you
Talk to others as you would want them to talk to you
Talk about others as you would want them to talk about you
Think about others as you would want them to think about you
Love others as yourself
Love your “enemies”
God will forgive you ONLY as you have forgiven others (Forgive us our wrongdoings as we have forgiven others their wrongdoing against us) In the same way we forgive others, we will be forgiven
Greet everyone with love in your heart
Greet everyone with the same respect as everyone else
Love everyone without exception and without condition
You are the pure expression and extension of “God’s” love. Just as God is love, so are you. You are love. Let it shine.
God loves a cheerful giver
Give without fanfare and do so secretly. No one should know of your giving. Your “return” on such giving can be 1000 times more than if you give and people know all about it and praise you for it. You have already gotten you reward when you get recognition.
When you give, you plant a “seed” and all “seeds” produce a “return”, a harvest, of 100 fold or more.
All thoughts, words, and actions are “seeds” that you are planting and WILL produce a 100 or more fold return. Plant positive thoughts, words and actions, and get back positive results.
Plant negative thoughts, words and actions, and you will get back NEGATIVE results. Like attracts like. Like begets like.
Success breeds success. Failure breeds failure. Positivity breeds positivity. Negativity breeds negativity.
Life is for laughing, loving and living
No one ever said on their death bed “I wish I spent more time at the office.”
Lead, follow or get out of the way
You have what it takes
Do whatever it takes
Make a commitment and persist
A living is made during 9-5, but a fortune is made during the nights and weekends
Status is spending money you don’t have, to buy things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t like
The grass is always greener in the other fellow’s yard
Stop trying to keep up with the “Jones”
Rich people spend most of their money on things that go up in value. Broke people spend most of their money on things that go down in value.
Rich people invest in things that produce income on a regular basis. Broke people invest in things that cost them money on a regular basis.
Where there is a will, there is a way
Practice delayed gratification
If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again until you do
Never give up
Winners never quit, and quitters never win
When faced with a mountain do not quit. Build a tunnel through it, or climb over it, or go around it, or fly over it, or just stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine!
Success is a decision away
It’s not just what you know, it’s also who you know. Make networking and establishing connections with people an important part of your life and build a good solid reputation with others.
Practice spreading “good will” and building a solid reputation as a person of integrity, honor and character
It’s not just what you know, and it’s what you DO with what you know
Knowledge is power only if it is used
Every spiritual text says you are blessed with “favor” from the Universe or God. Favor means you have advantages, special privileges, and personal assistance when you need it. You just have to accept this gift that is yours.
In consistency lies the power
Don’t demand respect, GIVE respect to everyone without condition
Seize every day
Seize the moment
It’s not what happens to you, it is how you respond to what happens to you
If you judge others, others will judge you. If you criticize or condemn others, then others will criticize and condemn you.
It’s not your aptitude, but your attitude that determines your altitude in life
Listen more than you talk
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
In mining for gold, one must move tons of dirt to find just a few ounces of gold. But you are not looking for the dirt, you are looking for the gold. In your life, don’t look for the dirt, and don’t pay attention to the dirt (there can be a lot of dirt), rather, look for the gold in every situation and every person. You CAN find gold if you look for it! Focus on the GOLD!
In every adversity there are the seeds of a greater benefit
Look for the silver lining and look for the bright side of things
Pressure turns coal into diamonds. When you are “Under Pressure” know that you are turning into a Diamond.
Fire, heat and hard knocks are needed to create steel
The wall of fire you walk through can burn away all your impurities
You are a magnificent creative force
What you want, wants you!
You are an extension of pure energy
You will never hit a goal you don’t have
You will never hit a goal you can’t see, so keep your eye on your goal
If you don’t have a destination, how will you know when you get there?
Your goals need to be written down
Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves
Compliment people often and do it sincerely
There is something in every person you can respect, admire or like. Find it and tell them about it sincerely.
Do your job! And do it right!
Take action
Do it NOW!
The way you do anything is the way you do everything, so do your best even when no one is watching
Your mind is like a parachute; it only works when it is open
Have singleness of purpose, single mindedness on your dream
You need to be obsessed with your dream and it has to be the #1 priority in your life in you want it to manifest
You can be good at lots of things but great at only one thing
Don’t be a jack of all trades but master at none
When you must, you can, and you will!
No fear!
Don’t let temporary defeat stop you from reaching your destination
When faced with adversity, overcome it!
You can, and you will, because you must!
You are extension and an expression of God’s love. Just as God is love, so you are. You are love.
You are love, light and life
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise
Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the face
The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on
Look “danger” right in the face and laugh
When you are coming from love, there is never any fear
The rich man said: Do as I did, say what I said, and most importantly think like I thought when I was where you are, and you will have what I have.
You will always amaze yourself with how strong you will be in the times you must be strong
Be fearless
Just keep going. When in doubt, go forward!
You are never so strong that you don’t sometimes need a little help. When you really need it, know it will always be there, so be fearless!
People who really matter don’t mind if you “screw up”. And those that do mind, don’t matter!
Never defend yourself, or explain yourself, or make excuses. Your friends don’t need it, and your enemies won’t believe you anyway
You never have to say “sorry” or “thank you” to a real friend, but make sure you always do!
Put all your good eggs in one basket and then watch that basket! Focus on ONE goal.
The statement “throw a lot of stuff against the wall, because something will be bound to stick” is a LIE. YOU must have singleness of purpose on ONE goal in order to attain it. You must be obsessed with only ONE dream at a time.
Bravery does not mean you have no fear. Bravery means you fight anyway regardless of your fear.
Successful people are always too busy doing what the other guys are too good to do
Successful people are always doing what the other guys are still talking about
Stop bragging about what you have done or what you are going to do. Keep quiet. Keep your comments to yourself and just do it. Let the results speak for themselves
Be the change you want to see
If you want things in your life to change, you have to change things in your life
Improve yourself and you improve your circle of influence
Stop trying to change others or make others “better”. Change yourself and make yourself better.
Live and let live. Allow others to follow their own path.
Say “If it is to be, it is up to me”.
No one can make you rich and no one can make you poor. You and only YOU have control over your life. Stop making excuses and blaming others
Facts tell, stories sell
You can always be better. Thrive always to be better than before.
Every day in every way you are getting better, better and better
You are either growing or dying, going up or down, getting better or worse. You are never static.
Chart your progress, manage everything with measurable statistics
Don’t confuse activity with results. Focus and track both activity and results
Don’t be a motivated idiot. And don’t be an educated person with no motivation. Balance your attitude training with your skill training
If you don’t love yourself, no one else will
Do what you love and love what you do.
Do what you love to do and that you are GOOD at doing
Things that get scheduled get done
Plan your work and work your plan
Things that are measured get attention and results
It is impossible to live without failure at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you fail by default. J.K. Rowling
Only people in pain do painful things to others
Those who are suffering, create suffering
Those who are confused, do confusing things
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw
Those who hurt others, really loath themselves
If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do. Gandhi
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition form mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuse to bow blindly to conventional paradigms and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. ALBERT EINSTEIN
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, and then you win. Gandhi