Quotes by Les Brown

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Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.
Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
You have the power to change.
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.
Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.
Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
You may not accomplish every goal you set -- no one does -- but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly.
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams.
You have the courage and power to live your dreams.
Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.
As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.
You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
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.
You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.
One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.
Forgive those who have hurt you.
Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.
You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.
Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.
Honor your commitments with integrity.
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.
Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.
You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.
Some people would rather get even instead of get ahead.
Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!
Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
Goals help you channel your energy into action.
If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.
If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
You have to know what is right for you and go after it regardless of what others say.
You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.
Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical.