Following a career as a highly successful salesperson, Meyer became an author and educator focused on personal development and motivation. In that role, he developed his skills in artfully communicating his philosophies in one and two line messages.
To celebrate his birthday – May 21, 1928 – here are some of his great lines. Enjoy them and put them work, learn from them, gain inspiration from them and share them with friends, family and co-workers.
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.
If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.
Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal; regardless of circumstances or whatever other people say, think, or do.
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power.
Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.
Construct your Determination with Sustained Effort, Controlled Attention, and Concentrated Energy. Opportunities never come to those who wait... they are captured by those who dare to attack.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.
Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
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