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Quotes frequently used in the AutoHotkey Newsletter

Subscribers often enjoy the quotes I site in the newsletter.   Here’s a snapshot of what I regularly pull from.  If you have any you’d like to share, send me an email.

Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive and Believe, It Can Achieve Napoleon Hill

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job Jim Rohn

Decisions without actions are worthless Dan Kennedy

Create exceptional Opportunities for Exceptional people Dan Kennedy

Find & hire people that are over-performing in crappy jobs Dan Kennedy

S.Y.S.T.E.M.    Save Your Self Time Energy & Money

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” Theophrastus

Time spent alone in silence can yield breakthrough insights  Dave Dee

Time is linear; Success doesn’t have to be Joe Glines

Coach the coachable; fire the rest.  Winners want to be coached; they care about doing well Dan Kennedy

Fire fast; Hire slow Dan Kennedy

Listen to something inspiring when you get up.  It will change your day! Joe Glines

The strength of your business is based more on your customers, than your products / services Joe Glines

The question isn’t who is going to let me it’s who is going to stop me Ayn Rand

Thought is the original source of all wealth all success all material all great discoveries and affections and all achievements Claude M. Bristol

When experiencing problems with tools, typically you should blame the operator, not the tool Joe Glines

Poverty is a state of mind not the state of your wallet Joe Glines

Successful people do the things unsuccessful people know they should be doing Joe Glines

There are no “secrets” to success only things you don’t happen to know right now Joe Glines

Information on its own isn’t overly helpful. When you use information it becomes knowledge and thereby power Jim Straw

How you deal with failure determines whether or not you ever get to deal with the success Dan Kennedy

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.  The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one Mark Twain

I will always hire a lazy person to do a hard job, because they will always find an easy way to do it Bill Gates

Put systems in place that allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things Joe Glines

Systems allow the Ordinary to do the Extraordinary Joe Glines

Systems let the Ordinary to do the Extraordinary Joe Glines

If you’re not troubled over some of the things you’re saying no to, you need to say no MORE often! Joe Glines

Focusing is more about saying no to everything than yes to something Joe Glines

Ideas fade away if you don’t write them down Dan Kennedy

Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first 4 sharpening the axe Abraham Lincoln

Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt Mark Twain

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another Proverbs 27:17

Motion beats meditation Gary Halbert

The written word is the strongest source of power in the entire universe Gary Halbert

When a man understands that the aim of life is not material profit, but life itself, ceases to fix his attention exclusively on the external world, ” Alexis Carrel

If the world should blow itself up tomorrow, the last audible voice would be an expert saying: it can’t be done Peter Ustinov

If you want better results, forget about setting goals.  Focus on your system instead James Cleary

You do not rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems James Cleary

The information you consume each day is the soil from which your future thoughts are grown James Cleary

The amateur does not know what to do.  The master knows what not to do James Cleary

Curiosity can empower or impede you James Cleary

New goals don’t deliver new results. New lifestyles do  James Cleary

Don’t worry about being the most interesting person in the room, just try to be the most interested James Cleary

Don’t sacrifice peace of mind for a piece of luxury   James Cleary

The secret is not to find the meaning of life, but to use your life to make things that are meaningful  —  James Cleary

If you want something done, ask the busiest person you know to do it and stand back!

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done Bruce Lee

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own Bruce Lee

Fact: You have just as much time as: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Thomas Jefferson & Einstein.  It’s all about prioritizing & staying focused Joe Glines

It’s better to get started in the wrong direction than not get started;  We can fix the direction, we can’t fix not getting started Norm Schwarzkopf

The happiest people I know are evaluating & improving themselves.  The unhappy people are usually evaluating & judging others

You’ll always think there is a better time; Start now! Joe Glines

Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get things done Jocko Willink

You’ll never change your life until you change your daily routine Joe Glines

If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow — Ovid

A major reason for procrastination and lack of motivation is vagueness, confusion, and fuzzy minded thinking about what you are trying to do and in what order and for what reason Brian Tracy

Successful people rarely start out as most likely to succeed

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right Napoleon Hill

Work first, reward second, in order Dan Kennedy

There’s more pay off from self-improvement than improving anything else Dan Kennedy

The essentials of happiness are to have  something: to do, to love, to hope for, to be needed forJoe Glines

Never be handicapped by your education Dan Kennedy

Tough times never last, but tough people do❗ Robert Schuller

Being born in poverty isn’t a sin; staying in poverty might be Dan Kennedy

Amazing things get done when you don’t care who gets the credit Joe Glines

Today is always the most productive day of your week Mark Hunter

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it  Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge is power;  Automation knowledge is a “super-power”💪 Joe Glines

What I lack in Skills & Abilities I make up for with Optimism & Determination

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better Abraham Lincoln

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is today! Chinese Proverb

Never let success get to your head, never let failure get to your heart

You’re like a dull knife that just ain’t cutting.  You’re talking loud and saying nothing James Brown

Life is better when you start forgiving the people who never apologized Zig Ziglar

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing Theodore Roosevelt

Do the hard jobs first. Easy jobs will take care of themselves Dale Carnegie

A bad attitude is like a flat tire.  You can’t go anywhere until you change it.

I never lose. I either win, or learn Nelson Mandela

Instead of trying to get more done, I’m working hard on having less to do Joe Glines

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time  Thomas Edison

Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs Farrah Gray

What you plant now, you will harvest later Og Mandino

Long questions require short answers.  Short questions require long answers

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior Henry C. Link

Treat objections as requests for further information Brian Tracy

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value Albert Einstein

Nothing happens until something moves Albert Einstein

Action causes change Joe Glines

You’ll never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you. You’ll always be criticized by someone doing less —Denzel Washington

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins Benjamin Franklin

I’ll take a hard-working noob over a genius any day! Joe Glines

Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation Brian Tracy

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction George Lorimer

I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it Thomas Jefferson

I have learned that real angels don’t have gossamer white robes and Cherubic skin, they have calloused hands and smell of the days’ sweat Richard Evans

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities Stephen Covey

The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it Henry David

In the short term, things that contribute to productivity take more time than they save Joe Glines

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity — Robert J. Hanlon

You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good Jerry West

When someone tells me “no,” I just ask someone else Joe Glines

The person who says it’s not possible needs to get out of my way Joe Glines

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up Babe Ruth

Never see failure as failure, but only as a learning experience Tom Hopkins

If you have time to whine then you have time to find solution Dee Dee Artner

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach Benjamin E. Mays

It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less Nathan W. Morris

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau

People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do Thomas Sowell

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks Warren Buffett

Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you’ll end up working for one Bill Gates

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me Ayn Rand

I manage my time by prioritizing tasks, working smarter not harder, and by avoiding procrastination Jeet Banerjee

Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more Henry Ford

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t; you’re usually right Henry Ford

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it ― Theodore Roosevelt

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything Thomas Sowell

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus Alexander Graham Bell

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work Stephen King

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings Thomas Sowell

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior Henry C. Link

Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think Ayn Rand

The thing about smart people is that they sound crazy to dumb people Steve Jobs

The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity Timothy Ferriss

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort Paul J. Meyer

Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest ― Leo Babauta

Happen to things, don’t let things happen to you Stephen Covey

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance Thomas Sowell

My whole philosophy is working smarter and not harder. And making sure I’m using little effort and getting a huge effect Anthony Pettis

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity Ayn Rand

Winners are NOT those who never fail but those who never quit.

If you’re a giver learn your limit, because takers don’t have any!

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm Vince Lombardi

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.” C.S. Lewis

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore Yogi Berra

Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours Yogi Berra

Even Napoleon had his Watergate Yogi Berra

I never said most of the things I said Yogi Berra

I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question Yogi Berra

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did Yogi Berra

If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer Yogi Berra

If you come to a fork in the road, take it Yogi Berra

If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else Yogi Berra

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is Yogi Berra

It ain’t over till it’s over Yogi Berra

It’s like deja-vu, all over again Yogi Berra

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded Yogi Berra

The only color I don’t have is navy brown Yogi Berra

The other teams could make trouble for us if they win Yogi Berra

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase Yogi Berra

There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em Yogi Berra

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six Yogi Berra

You can observe a lot by just watching Yogi Berra

You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you Yogi Berra

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there Yogi Berra

The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside Sigmund Freud

History is just new people making old mistakes Sigmund Freud

A man is sometimes more generous when he has little money than when he has muchSigmund Freud

Recognizing a problem is half the success in solving it Sigmund Freud

The “best” is always the enemy of the good Sigmund Freud

Before you diagnose yourself with depression first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes Sigmund Freud

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission Eleanor Roosevelt

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It’s not how much you screw up that counts. Nope. It’s how you fix your messes that matters John Carlton

You must stop expecting perfection — either from yourself, or your employees, or your customers and clients. It will never happen John Carlton

Life isn’t a calm pond — it’s an unpredictable ocean… you gotta learn to enjoy the ride, no matter what John Carlton

Real tragedy is having a loved one pass away, or getting bad news from the doctor.  Everything else is just a small bump on the road as you haul ass through life John Carlton

Live below your means. And avoid all debt — if you can’t pay cash-in-full, don’t buy it. Let your thrill be in your accomplishments, not the toys you can suddenly afford on credit John Carlton

Put aside a healthy pile of “Up Yours” money, so you can walk away from any situation you don’t like, and know you’ll survive John Carlton

Be a good animal. Sweat a little bit every day, sleep well, eat well, purge your system, live like a warrior-poet. You can monitor how healthy you are by walking up a hill John Carlton

Learn some basic self-defense, today. The first thing a mugger does to a mark is knock you down –most people can’t handle any jostling at all, and freeze. The simple confidence of knowing what your options are — and where the “soft targets” are on an attacker — can save your life John Carlton

Do the right thing every time, as a habit. If you’re not clear on what the right thing is, that means you’re facing another life lesson. Figure it out. The test begins now John Carlton

Say “sorry” and “I love you” often and without self-consciousness John Carlton

Take responsibility for your actions. This simple habit has profound consequences you will learn to enjoy. Fix what you break, clean up your mess, watch your buddy’s back John Carlton

You want it, you take it, you pay the price. There really is no free lunch John Carlton

If what you’ve done over the past 5 years hasn’t worked for you, then change what you’re doing. Or the next 5 years will be one long boring re-run of the same bullshit John Carlton

Wake up. Challenge your belief systems. It’s better to realize you’ve been wrong for years, than to stubbornly hold onto a delusion that holds you back John Carlton

Stop doing things that don’t work. Too many people go through their entire lives marrying the same type of mate over and over again, making the same behavior mistakes, and making excuses for themselves John Carlton

Stop making excuses. I don’t care how badly your parents, or your teachers, or the system screwed up your head. You’re old enough to make the decision to start over and rewrite your script. Nothing will change for you until you do John Carlton

Keep a master list of long-range goals John Carlton

Accept defeat with grace. Learn your lesson, adjust, and plan for victory next time out.  Know how to cheat. Don’t do it, but understanding the game thoroughly requires knowing how others take advantage John Carlton

Work hard, play hard. Think harder John Carlton

Just do it. The meek may inherit the earth, but only after the bold are through with it John Carlton

If it’s critical, do it yourself. If it’s not, delegate. Learn the difference John Carlton

Don’t lie. If you’re in a position where you can’t tell the truth, learn how to weasel-word your way around trouble or hurting innocent bystanders. But don’t lie John Carlton

Some things are and always will be out of your control. Stop freaking out about it.  If you gotta cry, cry. Don’t make a big deal of it. Life has tears built-in John Carlton

Don’t borrow. Pay as you go. You borrow, you’re a kept man John Carlton

Right now, you owe someone a phone call. If it’s not yet past 8 p.m., make the call, even if your hand shakes as you dial John Carlton

Spending time with someone is more important than spending money on them John Carlton

Don’t try to change anyone. Learn the difference between actual help and co-dependent enabling John Carlton

Allow people to blossom or fail on their own. This takes ungodly patience, but it’s the only way it works John Carlton

Stop arguing John Carlton

Lead by example, not big talk. In fact, shut up until you’ve earned the right to talk by honing your chops John Carlton

You’re going to be an idiot occasionally. Embrace this opportunity for a good story, learn from it, forgive yourself, and try not to make idiocy a common event in your day John Carlton

Your reputation is built one act at a time, and a lifetime of good work can be squandered the same way. Respect is earned by consistent behavior John Carlton

Be where you said you’d be, when you said you’d be there, ready to do what you said you’d do John Carlton

Struggle is not a bad word. Accomplishment is impossible without it John Carlton

Intellectually-sound people change their minds when the facts change. Ideology sucks as a lifestyle John Carlton

Turn off the TV and go read John Carlton

Listen more than you talk. And when you talk, observe the rules of conversation. If these rules are a mystery to you, go hunt them down John Carlton

Don’t interfere with people disciplining their kids. Do interfere when clear abuse is occurring next door John Carlton

Tip twenty percent. If you’ve never worked in a job where you had to be nice to rude people, tip even more. You won’t start a trend, but you will make someone’s day and generate good karma John Carlton

Learn empathy. Get a vivid picture of what it’s like to walk in the other guy’s shoes John Carlton

Go the extra mile. Even when no one does it for you John Carlton

Sometimes you gotta take one for the team John Carlton

Learn to tell a joke. But don’t rely on them. True wit is intelligence and humor, not one-upmanship or memorization John Carlton

Not everyone likes you John Carlton

Right now is a good time to stop the bullshit. Get real. Take a painful review of yourself, and be honest. Face your faults, and begin the fix John Carlton

Love will always have baggage attached. Get over it. Love is essential to a full life. No matter what John Carlton

What people think of you is irrelevant. But how you leave this world matters. Even if it’s all futile in the end, play your part as well as you can. Real courage is fear, in action. Play your hand John Carlton