“You are your best investment.”

Humans judge their environment through their five senses, and the first sense that they use in a new situation is typically vision, which is why strong first impressions are so important.  It is also why investing a little in a good first impression is probably the most important investment you can make.  So if you are looking for a job, hire someone to make your resume stand out, and invest in a great interview outfit.  These small investments will provide a higher starting salary, and more than repay any expense you incur.  If you are in sales, be the best dressed sales person on the floor, and watch how much more successful your standard routine becomes.

“You are only limited by yourself.”

Most people underestimate what they are capable of doing, typically because they are afraid to take risks for fear of failure, and when it comes to goal setting they think small, and never really get anywhere impressive.  Don’t be scared to think big, even though the task may seem impossible.  Once you have your big goal in mind, break it down into more manageable subparts and work on these as smaller successes until you ultimately reach your truly huge success!  Using this method you’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

“Don’t allow an unknown tomorrow to ruin a perfectly good today.”

Anticipation of an event is typically worse than the event itself, since through anticipation our minds have no way to limit the true impact and outcome, and we exaggerate in our minds the ultimate outcome of the negative event.  So why worry today about what might happen tomorrow, when tomorrow may never come, and even if it does, you have no real way to gauge the ultimate impact correctly!

“You never have to be alone, but you will always be alone.”

As individuals, we are all alone in this world; that is our reality.  We were born alone, and we will die alone.  Good friends and family will always be there for you to whatever extent that they can, but at the end of the day, all you really have is yourself.  So make sure that you like yourself, advocate for yourself, and get to know yourself well as you make your way through the path of life, since no one else can do it better than you.

“If you want to quickly find the right approach, start by looking at the middle.”

For some reason, we find a need to polarize ourselves when it comes to thinking and action.  Perhaps that is because when it comes decisions it is easier to be clearly on one side of an issue.  However, the reality
is that, like life, many topics are not that simple, and the truth is usually somewhere in between.  So next time you want to quickly find the best approach, just look straight to the middle.  The answer is probably somewhere in there and you’ll save yourself some time.