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  1. 1. Inspire to Reach Higher Lite Edition: A-Z Empowering Quotes that I.N.S.P.I.R.E. By Amey Hegde Copyright Amey Hegde 2012 Published by InnerLight Impressions at Smashwords ***** First Edition: April 2012 Note: This ebook is a “lite” edition and contains quotes on 12 topics. To buy the premium edition containing quotes on 26 topics from A-Z, visit http://ameyhegde.in/inspire-to-reach-higher.html ***** Smashwords Edition, License NoteThank you for downloading this free ebook. You are welcome to share it with yourfriends. This book may be reproduced, copied and distributed for non-commercialpurposes, provided the book remains in its complete original form. If you enjoyed thisbook, please return to Smashwords.com to discover other works by this author. Thankyou for your support.
  2. 2. ***** This book is dedicated to My parents Mangala and Suresh, my wife Jyoti, and my daughter Aditi ***** Acknowledgements: *****First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude to the great thinkers andleadership gurus whose quotations I have presented through this book. I am thankful tovarious authors, publishing houses, estates and trusts for graciously grantingpermission to reproduce quotations from material owned by them. I am also grateful tohttp://www.freedigitalphotos.net for the use of all the photos in this book. Finally, Iwould like to thank Laurie Magers, Executive Assistant to Zig Ziglar for taking the timeto patiently go through all the quotes in the book and provide valuable inputs regardinggrammar and punctuation.Partial list of acknowledgements follow. If by any chance I have omitted to give creditwhere it is due, it is purely accidental and if pointed out, the error would definitely berectified in future editions.
  3. 3. Partial List of Acknowledgements:Quotes by Bob Urichuck reprinted with permission. Visit www.bobu.comQuotes by Brian Tracy, reprinted with permission from Brian Tracy Internationalcopyright 2001-2012Brian Tracy is the most listened to audio author on personal and business success inthe world today. His fast-moving talks and seminars on leadership, sales, managerialeffectiveness and business strategy are loaded with powerful, proven ideas andstrategies that people can immediately apply to get better results in every area. Formore information, please go to www.briantracy.comQuotes by Dale Carnegie reprinted with permission of Dale Carnegie & Associates,New York. Visit www.dalecarnegie.comQuotes by Daniel Goleman reprinted with permission. Daniel Goleman is aninternationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups,business audiences, and on college campuses. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligencewas on The New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half, with more than5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a bestseller inmany countries. For more information, please go to http://danielgoleman.infoQuotes by Jim Rohn, Americas Foremost Business Philosopher, reprinted withpermission from Jim Rohn International copyright 2012.As a world-renowned author and success expert, Jim Rohn touched millions of livesduring his 46-year career as a motivational speaker and messenger of positive lifechange.For more information on Jim and his popular personal achievement resources or tosubscribe to the weekly Jim Rohn Newsletter, visit www.JimRohn.comMother Teresa’s words copyright Missionaries of Charity c/o Mother Teresa Center.Used with permission.Quotes by Paulo Coelho reprinted with permission.Quote by Ralph Marston Copyright 1998 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. Used by permission.Originally published in "The Daily Motivator" at www.dailymotivator.comQuotes by Paul J. Meyer reprinted with permission from The Meyer Resource Group,Inc.Quotes by Robin Sharma reprinted with permission of Sharma LeadershipInternational Inc. copyright 2012. Visit www.robinsharma.comQuotes by Viktor Frankl reprinted with permission from the Estate of Viktor Frankl,Vienna, Austria, Europe. Visit http://www.viktorfrankl.orgQuotes by Zig Ziglar, reprinted with permission from Ziglar, Inc.“The Master of Motivation” Zig Ziglar has been described as “One of America’s Icons,”“the salesman’s salesman” and “A legacy that will forever impact our history.” Helpingpeople to achieve long-term balanced success based on his philosophy of character,attitude and skills, he has impacted more than a quarter billion people and continues tomake a difference in the lives of those who act on his philosophy. For moreinformation, please go to www.ziglar.com
  4. 4. Image CreditsSection Image CreditCover nattavut / FreeDigitalPhotos.netAttitude Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.netBelief BJWOK / FreeDigitalPhotos.netChange Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.netDreams chanpipat / FreeDigitalPhotos.netExcellence Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.netFocus Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.netGratitude Felixco, Inc. / FreeDigitalPhotos.netHarmony dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.netIndividuality and Uniqueness David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.netJoy and Happiness Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.netKindness and Appreciation twobee / FreeDigitalPhotos.netLearning basketman / FreeDigitalPhotos.netMotivation tungphoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.netNever Give Up (Perseverance) porbital / FreeDigitalPhotos.netObstacles and Failure chrisroll / FreeDigitalPhotos.netPositive Attitude photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.netQuestioning Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.netRelationships jscreationzs / FreeDigitalPhotos.netSuccess phanlop88 / FreeDigitalPhotos.netTime Management photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.netUnderstanding Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.netVision and Purpose graur codrin / FreeDigitalPhotos.netWealth and Money digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.netX pectation jscreationzs / FreeDigitalPhotos.netYearning (Desire) M - Pics / FreeDigitalPhotos.netZig Ziglar: Inspiring Words from the Master of Motivation Ziglar, Inc
  5. 5. Table of ContentsIntroductionAttitudeBeliefChangeDreamsExcellenceFocusGratitudeHarmonyIndividuality and UniquenessJoy and HappinessKindness and AppreciationLearningMotivationNever Give Up (Perseverance)Obstacles and FailurePositive AttitudeQuestioningRelationshipsSuccessTime ManagementUnderstandingVision and PurposeWealth and MoneyX pectationYearning (Desire)Zig Ziglar: Inspiring Words from the Master of MotivationAbout the AuthorTrainings Offered by Amey
  6. 6. IntroductionAs an inspirational speaker I am often amazed by the power that lies in a singlequotation to transform someone’s life. Let me illustrate this by means of a true storyshared by my aunt’s uncle, Mr. Surendra Pai, in his own words.Around 25 years back, I was posted in USA as Regional Purchase Manager (USA &Canada), Air-India. One day Mr. Vidya Shankar came to see me in my office at NewYork. While sharing the story of his misfortune he said, “I am an aeronautical engineerfrom Bangalore. But my bad luck is that I have to work as a sales person in a companywhich deals in the business of buying and selling of aircraft spares,” he had come toUSA with the hope of making a career in aeronautics, but he could not get a good jobin his line.I shared a quote that I had read somewhere with him.“You should like the job you do and do the job that you like.”Thereafter I returned to Mumbai, India. It was exactly after five years that I got a callfrom Mr. Vidya Shankar.“I am in Mumbai and would like to see you” he said, I went to meet him in the hotel hewas staying in. He presented me with an expensive gift and said “I remember yourwords which you told me when I had come to see you in your office in New York. Asper your advice I started taking full interest in aircraft spares. Today I am an expert inspares. Part numbers are no more dead numbers for me. They talk to me. I can makeout which system they belong to. Every alphabet and number has a meaning for me. Ibecame so much involved in my job that today I have started a company of my own. Allthis was possible because of your words which have become a source of inspiration forme.”This just goes to show that good quotes, though short, can be profound and have thepower to transform one’s life and one’s thoughts. Empowering quotes “I.N.S.P.I.R.E.”us to reach higher. They:I nfuse positive energy and zest for lifeN urture new ideas and visionsS ummarize complex concepts and ideologiesP rovide us with a new perspective of seeing thingsI nspire us to have dreamsR eveal the mindsets of successful peopleE ncourage us in times of despairThis book contains handpicked quotations by top thinkers and leaders such asMahatma Gandhi, Jim Rohn, Mother Teresa, Brian Tracy, Dale Carnegie, PauloCoelho, Robin Sharma, Daniel Goleman, Zig Ziglar and other great minds thoughtfullyarranged in alphabetically ordered sections to remind us of our inner strengths andabilities. I am sure the empowering quotes in this book will inspire you to reach higherand realize your true potential… -Amey Hegde
  7. 7. The Quotes
  8. 8. Attitude Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig ZiglarA man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.Mahatma Gandhi...Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the humanfreedoms; to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances, to chooseones own way.Viktor FranklYou can’t tailor-make the situations in life, but you can tailor-make the attitudesto fit those situations before they arise.Zig ZiglarHow you think affects how you act, and this in turn affects what you get.Amey Hegde
  9. 9. FocusConcentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The suns rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham BellYour ability to select your most important task, to begin it, and then toconcentrate on it single-mindedly until it is complete is the key to high levels ofperformance and personal productivity.Brian TracyDetermine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to itsattainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of acrusader.Paul J. MeyerThe key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, notthings we fear.Brian TracyWhen you focus your efforts, you develop laser-like energy to cut through anytask.Amey Hegde
  10. 10. GratitudeThere is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Jim RohnI had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet.Persian ProverbWe tend to forget that happiness doesnt come as a result of getting somethingwe dont have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.Frederick KeonigThe more you express gratitude for what you have, the more you will have toexpress gratitude for.Zig ZiglarTake note and give thanks for all the good things present in your life.Amey Hegde
  11. 11. Individuality and Uniqueness You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. Zig ZiglarYou will make a lousy anybody else, but you are the best “you” in existence.Zig Ziglar…in all the woods and forests, God did not create a single leaf the same as anyother… People go against nature because they lack the courage to be different.Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to DieEveryone has his own specific vocation or mission in life... Therein he cannot bereplaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as ishis specific opportunity to implement it.Viktor FranklYou are special and unique; accept and embrace your uniqueness.Amey Hegde
  12. 12. Never Give Up (Perseverance)Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished bypeople who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale CarnegieWhen I have finally decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead on it andmake trial after trial until it comes.Thomas EdisonThis I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing,if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner orlater the effort will bring forth the reward.Zig ZiglarMany of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were tosuccess when they gave up.Thomas EdisonRealize that when you feel like giving up, you may just be inches away from thewinning line.Amey Hegde
  13. 13. Obstacles and Failure You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals. Booker T. WashingtonI haven’t failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.Thomas Edison, when inventing the first commercial light bulb.You become stronger with every problem you face and every obstacle youovercome.UnknownWe all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-termobstacles.Jim RohnFrom every failure, learn what you can do differently in order to succeed.Amey Hegde
  14. 14. Positive Attitude Positive thinking won’t let you do anything, but it will let you do everything... better than negative thinking will. Zig ZiglarNever say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.Brian TracyTwo men looked out from prison bars. One saw the mud, the other saw the stars.UnknownLook for the good in every person and every situation. Youll almost always findit.Brian TracyThe positive thinker seeks to answer the question "how can I do it?", rather thansimply saying "it cant be done."Amey Hegde
  15. 15. Relationships The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in bank accounts, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the “love account.” Zig ZiglarWhat counts in making a happy relationship is not so much how compatible youare but how you deal with incompatibility.Daniel GolemanIf you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task theydecide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given yourchildren the greatest of all blessings.Brian TracyYour family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, andimagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishingand growing.Jim RohnEnsure that people who matter to you always feel cared for and accepted.Amey Hegde
  16. 16. Time Management Focus your time and energy on those important 20% of tasks and activities that will give you 80% of the results. Pareto Principle (80-20 rule)Every minute spent in planning saves as many as ten minutes in execution.Brian TracyLack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hourdays.Zig ZiglarDo the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.Dale CarnegieDetermine what your top priorities in life are and keep aside sufficient time forthem in your schedule.Amey Hegde
  17. 17. Vision and PurposeIf you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal. Zig ZiglarAll successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine whattheir future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day towardtheir distant vision, that goal or purpose.Brian TracyWe all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through,and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purposeand then direct all your energies towards it.Robin SharmaIf you dont design your own life plan, chances are youll fall into someone elsesplan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.Jim RohnForm a clear mental vision of your ideal life before you start taking action toachieve it.Amey Hegde
  18. 18. Yearning (Desire) The only real limitation on what you can accomplish is the level of intensity of your desire. If you really want something badly enough, there are almost no limits on what you can achieve. Brian TracyA burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action.Paul J. MeyerWhen you find your heart’s desire, you’ll have the key to unlocking yourpotential in every other part of your life.Brian TracyHumans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. Butthere is a difference between a "must" and a "want."Jim RohnWhen you really want something deeply and take massive action, you canachieve wonders.Amey Hegde
  19. 19. Zig Ziglar: Inspiring Words from the Master of Motivation This section is a tribute to my idol, the legendary Zig Ziglar. Keep on inspiring, Zig... Amey HegdeWhen your image improves, your performance improves.Zig ZiglarThe most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – ifyou won’t.Zig ZiglarYou cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one andaccept responsibility for solving it.Zig ZiglarYou can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough otherpeople get what they want.Zig Ziglar
  20. 20. About the Author:Amey Hegde is an Internationally Certified Corporate Behavioral Trainer, MotivationalSpeaker & Management Consultant.Amey’s academic qualifications include Post Graduate Studies in Behavioral SciencesTraining (PGCPBST) & graduate studies in Electronics & Telecom Engineering fromGoa Engineering College. He has also been trained by eminent faculty from IITs, IIScBangalore & SIBM Pune in areas of technology & management. Amey has been trained to use international concepts of Edward de Bono’s SixThinking Hats® and Lateral Thinking™, Facilitation Skills to Crestcom® standards, andNeuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). He is also certified to administer and debrief theinternationally acclaimed psychometric assessment Thinking Pattern Profile™. Ameyhas over eleven years of work experience in several MNCs & Fortune 100 companiesin Europe and India with a varied cultural exposure while working with teams fromUSA, Canada, Germany, Japan & China and before stepping out into theentrepreneurial training field, was last working at Wipro Technologies, Bangalore. Amey has trained thousands - Directors, GMs, plant heads, senior HR managers,trainers, executives, teachers, doctors, professionals, entrepreneurs and students fromhundreds of organizations on various topics to enhance their personal & professionalproductivity. Amey has also conducted training needs identification & analysisprograms, one-on-one coaching interventions and psychometric assessments forvarious employees. Visit http://ameyhegde.in
  21. 21. Trainings Offered by Amey:Amey offers organizations/educational institutes training workshops and other trainingsolutions. Here is a partial list of his offerings.Corporate Offerings:Psychometric Testing: Thinking Pattern Profile™Training Needs Identification & Analysis Interventions, Post Training EvaluationExecutive CoachingTraining Workshops for Corporates:Creating Positivity Within™Goal Setting & Planning: Managing Time EffectivelyEffective Spoken & Written English at Work (Includes Telephone & Email Etiquette)Effective Communication Verbal & Non VerbalTeam Building: Working Together as an Effective TeamPresentation Skills: Speaking Effectively in Front of GroupsManaging Change: The Key to ProgressCustomer Service: The key to Customer DelightNegotiation & Influencing: The Art & Science of PersuasionEmotional Intelligence & Conflict ManagementLeadership Traits & Qualities: Leading Your Team to SuccessStress Management: Managing a Work-life BalanceCreative Thinking Skills at the Workplace for InnovationEffective Facilitation Skills: Running Effective TrainingsTrainings for Faculty of Educational Institutes:Creating Positivity Within™Effective Training & Facilitation SkillsTraining Workshops for Students (Schools/Colleges/Institutes):Creating Positivity Within™Cracking That Interview (Placement Preparation)Personality Development & Public SpeakingEssential Life Skills: Effective Communication, Assertiveness, Time Management SkillsOfferings for Individuals:Creating Positivity Within™Life CoachingShort Training Capsules/Keynotes for Associations, Clubs:Creating Positivity Within™Effective CommunicationIntroduction to NLP ***** Connect with Amey Online: Website: http://ameyhegde.in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amey.hegde LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/ameyhegde You can also reach Amey on +91-9096938269 Note: If you liked this free “lite” edition, you can buy a premium edition of the book (containing quotes on 26 topics) at http://ameyhegde.in/inspire-to-reach-higher.html