Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Motivational American Speakers Quotes

A collection of Quotes from famous American Motivational authors, inspiring speakers and Self Help Gurus including Jack canfield, Anthony Robbins, Dale Carnegie, Deepak Chopra, Napoleon Hill,Norman Vincent Peale and more.

Edward de Bono's Inspiring Words
You may want to take an initiative because nothing else is happening. You may want to take an initiative because you are bored with what you are doing. You may want to take an initiative because there is some attraction that beckons you forward. Sometimes you may have a very precise sense of where you are going and the initiative becomes a detailed plan. At other times you take the initiative and then see what happens. You then think again in order to go forward.

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.

Perception is by far the most important part of thinking. Most errors of thinking are errors of perception. If perception is faulty then no amount of logical excellence will give a useful answer.

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.

We can challenge assumptions. We can challenge the boundaries within which we think we have to work. We can challenge the ideas that dominate our thinking. We can challenge the values we use. We can challenge concepts. We can challenge the polarizations we make. We can challenge the things we normally seek and the things we normally avoid.

Challenge means: 'Let's stop and think about this. Does it have to be done this way?
Teach Yourself to Think

Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide-angle lens.

Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced.