Inspiration and Affirmation Notes

by | Apr 16, 2013

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled, and that has made all the difference

LMI’s development programmes are designed to inspire people and to give them self belief so that they can become better leaders of themselves and other people. 

We all need affirmations and inspiration to help us keep going in spite of the obstacles that stand in our way. Determination and persistence are just one of the leadership habits that need to be applied when setting out to achieve your success outcomes.

 These notes are an aid for people who need to be reminded that attitude is everything and personal change and the road you take towards success is dependent on the choices you make and your courage in overcoming fears and self doubt.  

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled, and that has made all the difference.  ~Robert Frost

Human Nature drives us to do what everyone else is doing when everyone else is doing it. Those who want to achieve financial success must learn to fight against this basic instinct.    Jan Somers

Anyone who achieved something great in their lives started off with a simple idea. And then they had the will and determination to make it happen. It sounds simple, but so few ever see it though to the end, instead they make excuses.

You are as happy as you decide to be at any given moment – it is your personal choice, take control of it.

Where you attention goes, your energy flows.

Instead of focusing your thoughts on what you are afraid might happen, focus on what you want to happen. You attract that which you think about most of the time.

There is no such thing as ‘getting lucky’- LUCK is the intersection of preparation and opportunity. You are responsible for one side of the deal.

Successful people seem to be able to make things happen because they work on their goals, and their minds are tuned to pick out new opportunities.

Anybody can count the number of seeds in an apple, but nobody can foresee how many apples will in turn be produced from each seed.

When will you reach the point when you are tired of being average?

Change happens; you must anticipate it. If you cannot change with the time you will become extinct.

The quicker you are able to let go of older ideals, the quicker you can adapt to new ones, but be careful what you become in pursuit of your goals.

Smell the cheese often so you can tell when it is getting old – stay in touch, complacency will sink you.

It would be safer to roam through the maze searching than to remain in a profitless situation.  Dr Spencer Johnson – Who Moved my Cheese? 

It’s not the size of the man in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the man

Two critical qualities that you will find common to any genius:  Creativity and Imagination

Commit yourself to a goal by taking action today – only by taking action can you claim your prize.

Courage does not mean having no fear. Courage means acting despite your fear, and when you do that seeing how that fear will dissipate.

The difference between successful people and everyone else is not a lack of ideas, nor a lack of knowledge. It’s merely a lack of will.               ~Vincent T Lombardi

Everything you ever want is just beyond your comfort zone.

Setting goals and deciding to do something is a great start, but a waste of time unless you have the will power and the commitment to follow through.   Just do it!  ~Nike

It has been said that people generally fit into 3 categories;

  • Those who make things happen
  • Those who watch things happen
  • And those who wonder what happened

Act or be acted upon

Know exactly what you are going to do before you do it.

Don’t let your pride get in the way of those apologies. You can’t move on until you have, no matter how much you think you can.

It’s not knowing all the answers that’s important, it’s knowing those who do.

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

You’ve never failed until you quit.

Success breeds complacency, complacency breeds failure.

The reason people fail is that they either don’t start or they don’t finish.

Everybody lives under the same sky, but we all set our own horizons.

Do today what others won’t, so that you can do tomorrow what others cannot.

Don’t ask advice from someone who has not done what you are setting out to do.

Nothing on earth can be done to stop a man with a winner’s attitude, and very little can be done to help a man with the wrong attitude.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.   Thomas Edison (1847-1931).

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.     Thomas Edison (1847-1931).

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself   ~Franklin D Roosevelt

The man who says he is too old to learn has probably always been too old to learn  ~Henry Haskins 

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Success is the achievement of your predetermined worthwhile personal  goals.

Leaders are readers

The empires of the future are the empires of our minds

Attitude is everything.


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