Les Brown quotes:

  • Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks.

  • Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.

  • We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way.

  • Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.

  • Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.

  • You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

  • If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

  • We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

  • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

  • Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.

  • Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.

  • Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

  • When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.

  • Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

  • Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.

  • Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

  • Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.

  • I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope, turning people onto themselves and turning people onto their dreams.

  • We have to live life with a sense of urgency so not a minute is wasted.

  • You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

  • Unlike productions in the other arts, all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.

  • You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.

  • Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

  • A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

  • Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character.

  • If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.

  • Goals help you channel your energy into action.

  • You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.

  • It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

  • Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.

  • There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.

  • Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

  • Forgive those who have hurt you.

  • Keep the faith...that the best is yet to come. Keep the faith that the next extraordinary version of you is being crafted even now...that nothing can deter you from keeping your commitment to achieving your goals set for today...that you can better your best! Keep the faith. Move forward in spite of your fears and despite any evidence to the contrary. Believe that IT'S POSSIBLE!!

  • I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.

  • If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

  • In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.

  • Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don't come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you're human. Failure is a part of creating a great life. Stand up to it and handle it with grace. Because, you can.

  • No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, and go for it.

  • If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.

  • Downsizing trends and the changing global market require people to reinvent themselves and think like entrepreneurs.

  • A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.

  • If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.

  • The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

  • Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

  • Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.

  • The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.

  • Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold!

  • You have the courage and power to live your dreams.

  • No one rises to low expectations

  • Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.

  • No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it.

  • Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith and fortify yourself from the inside out.

  • In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

  • Once you have dared to dream, I believe you MUST pursue that dream. If you do not pursue your dreams they will consume you; the knowledge that you had a dream but did not pursue it is killing knowledge. Consider it absolutely necessary to go after your dreams.

  • Give yourself another chance to make your dream a reality. Don't allow a delay to become a denial. Raise the bar on yourself, increase your determination, and explode your drive. You will fail your way to success. Everything you experience can be used to grow through...not just to go through. Make your dream happen! You deserve!

  • What we do and accomplish is only the tip of the iceberg of what's possible for us.

  • How to discover your greatness? By upgrading our relationships and by having goals beyond our comfort zone.

  • We are living in very challenging times. Pressured in the workplace and stressed out at home, people are trying to make sense of their lives.

  • Honor your commitments with integrity.

  • Easy is not an option!

  • Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.

  • All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

  • As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.

  • Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong.

  • At the end of the day, it's important to know what really matters most in life...your sanity, your health, your family, and the ability to start anew.

  • Avoid head trash. Don't be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. Refuse to open your mind to other people's trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict or controversy. This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat, and you won't even know it!

  • Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.

  • Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.

  • Change your thinking. Change your life! Your thoughts create your reality. Practice positive thinking. Act the way you want to be, and soon you will be the way you act.

  • Define your priorities, know your values and believe in your purpose. Only then can you effectively share yourself with others.

  • Do something about your life now.

  • Do something about your life now. You know you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Don't just think about it, look at it, and complain about it to whoever will listen. Stop conning yourself into being a volunteer victim, or telling the same old story. You are better than that. It's time to stand up for yourself and your dream. This is the one and only life that you have. Don't waste it watching someone's life - on tv, in a movie, a series or reality show. Take your power back and make a move. Live your life on your terms, and create something new in your life. You Deserve!

  • Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy.

  • Do what you need to do, so that you can do what you want to do. Success and convenience do not go together. You have what it takes to be successful, so you have to step up your game and make room for it.

  • Doing great requires that we become great people, and all of us can become great people.

  • DonĂ¢??t waste another minute dealing with a toxic, negative, energy-draining person. Some people are wired for negativity. They love being argumentative, combative and abusive. Run for your life as quickly as possible.

  • Don't confuse who you are with the results that you produce.

  • Don't underestimate yourself. You are capable of more than you can ever imagine.

  • Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.

  • Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all hueman diseases. Fear kills dreams!

  • Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death... It's possible. Even when you have no evidence to point to.... It's possible...

  • Go after what you want as if your life depended on it. Because it Does!

  • Here's other quotes and sayings you can motivate yourself with. Practice only makes for improvement.

  • I can bounce back from adversity and reinvent my life - it's possible

  • I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs

  • If it's hard, do it hard! Nobody said it would be easy.

  • If life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. And if you get up, you can stand up. And if you stand up, you can fight for your dream once again. You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!

  • If you do what is easy, your life will be hard

  • If you go through life being casual, you will end up a casualty

  • If you only talk to a person's head and not their heart people won't listen to you.

  • If you run around with 9 losers pretty soon you'll be the 10th loser.

  • If you spend a lot of time thinking about your problems, they'll grow bigger and stronger. Is that what you want? Of course not!Instead, focus on your goals. Start your day with them at the front of your mind, and use notes to recall them strategically throughout your day.

  • If you want to be rich watch what rich people do everyday and do it. And watch what poor people do and don't do it.

  • If you want to keep getting what you're getting, keep doing what you're doing.

  • If you're going through hell, don't stop, keep moving!

  • In life, friendships change, divorces happen, people move on, others die. Money and jobs will come and go. Live long enough and your health and body will change. It goes with the territory of being human. The fact that you are still here gives you an advantage. Don't look back. Look straight ahead!! Decide to use all of your knowledge, skills, experiences and your life lessons from your mistakes, defeats and setbacks, to start over again. Life changes. You may not have the same life as before, but you can still enjoy your life!

  • In order to do something you've never done, you've got to become someone you've never been. I think that all of us have great potential within us, but greatness is a choice; it's not our destiny. And in the pursuit of our dreams we are introduced to trials, failures and disappointments , which take us to the door of discovery and greatness.

  • In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.

  • In the prosperous times, you put it in your pocket; in the lean times, you put it in your heart and that's when you discover who you are.

  • It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.

  • It's a new day! Let go of old issues, relationships, or apprehensions that are holding you back. Decide to move forward using the knowledge you've gained, from your failures and triumphs, while making room for new accomplishments . Cleaning isn't just good for your house, it's healthy for your mind. Adopt the attitude that you can and will achieve your dreams, because it's true. You have greatness within you!

  • It's necessary to know that everybody won't see it. That everybody won't join you, that everybody won't have the vision. It's necessary to know that. That a lot of people like to complain but they don't want to do anything about their situation. That you are UNCOMMON breed.

  • It's not over until I (you) win.

  • It's not over until you win

  • It's your time for a breakthrough! Make up your mind to leave the past and the old you behind. Focus on giving birth to a new you....the real you. It is your time to create a turning point for the better in your life. It is your destiny to be healthy, happy and successful.Your future is open, full of possibility and promise! Buckle down and do whatever is required to create a life that you are proud of and a life that you deserve! Don't look back!! Look ahead, move forward and make this your best year ever! You have the something special. You have GREATNESS within you!

  • Know your gifts and share them.

  • Leap and grow your wings on the way down

  • Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will automatically take over.

  • Lions don't have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don't talk, and those who talk don't work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan.

  • Live life like you mean it! Stop procrastinating! Do all that you can...with all that you have...in the place that you are...right now! Life is too unpredictable to put things off and not take it seriously.

  • Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

  • Live your life with passion, with some drive, decide that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn't matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn't matter about what happened to you, what matters is, 'what are you going to do about it?'

  • Make sure when you fall you land on your back if you can see you can get up.

  • Make your move BEFORE you are ready!