Quotes from the Masters
On Overcoming the Negative

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." -- Helen Keller  

"We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull.  If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value." -- Jim Rohn  

"Don't water your weeds." -- Harvey Mackay  

"Let criticism motivate you." -- Jan Ruhe

"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance.  Then whenever doubts, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal – and soon they'll forget my number." -- Edith Armstrong  

"De-program yourself. The news is not the news. It is the bad news. It is deliberately shocking. The more you accept it as the news, the more you believe that 'that's the way it is,' and the more fearful and cynical you will become." -- Steve Chandler  

"Simmering resentment saps energy." -– Nido Qubein

"Issue a blanket pardon.  Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way.  Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act.  It sets you free from the past." -– Brian Tracy

"As long as you think the problem is out there, that very thought is the problem." -- Stephen Covey  

"Hatred is the most destructive force on earth.  It does the most damage to those who harbor it." -– Nido Qubein  

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." -– Walter Gagehot  

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments." -- Gustave Flaubert

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." -— Walter Bagehot  

"You are positive, creative and happy to the degree to which you eliminate negative emotions from your life." -– Brian Tracy

"When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance...Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer." -- Denis Waitley  

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke  

"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.  We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams." -- Les Brown  

"You cannot take the mild approach to the weeds in your mental garden. You have got to hate weeds enough to kill them.  Weeds are not something you handle; weeds are something you devastate." -- Jim Rohn

"In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving."-– William Arthur Ward  

"It is not the great temptations that ruin us; it is the little ones."-– John W. De Forest  

"The sound of failure is such a familiar sound... it can be found in the center of excuses."-– Doug Firebaugh

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International