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40 Inspirational Denis Waitley Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

40 Inspirational Denis Waitley Quotes On Success

Denis Waitley is an American motivational speaker, writer, and consultant. He has been recognized as the best-selling author of the audio series, The Psychology of Winning and books such as Seeds of Greatness and The Winner’s Edge. Waitley has been inducted into the International Speakers’ Hall of Fame. May his quotes inspire you to be the best that you can be so that you can live your dreams.

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

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

3. “Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” Denis Waitley

4. “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” Denis Waitley

5. “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

6. “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

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

8. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” Denis Waitley

9. “It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” Denis Waitley

10. “Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.” Denis Waitley

11. “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 achievable. 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.” Denis Waitley

12. “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” Denis Waitley

13. “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.” Denis Waitley

14. “Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.” Denis Waitley

15. “Live each day as if it was your last.” Denis Waitley

16. “That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don’t spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.” Denis Waitley

17. “One person’s ceiling is another person’s floor.” Denis Waitley

18. “A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” Denis Waitley

19. “The trouble with most of us is that we stop trying in trying times.” Denis Waitley

20. “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.” Denis Waitley

21. “Chase your passion, not your pension.” Denis Waitley

22. “I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.” Denis Waitley

23. “Your attitude determines your altitude.” Denis Waitley

24. “Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.” Denis Waitley

25. “When you visualize, then you materialize.” Denis Waitley

26. “The seeds of greatness are ideas you learn from people who’ve been great in their service to others.” Denis Waitley

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

28. “Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.” Denis Waitley

29. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end.” Denis Waitley

30. “View life as a continuous learning experience.” Denis Waitley

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

32. “The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude, attitude is the criterion for success.” Denis Waitley

33. “Love is a daily mutual exchange of value.” Denis Waitley

34. “Winning is all in the attitude.” Denis Waitley

35. “Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.” Denis Waitley

36. “All the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing, not moving toward excellence.” Denis Waitley

37. “God’s Law of Cause and Effect: Your rewards in life will always be equal to the amount and quality of service rendered, in the long run.” Denis Waitley

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

39. “Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.” Denis Waitley

40. “Your habits will determine your quality of life.” Denis Waitley


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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