Here’s What You Will Find on This Page:

  • Four videos about success based on Brian Tracy quotes.
  • The quotes I used for each video.
  • A collection of Brian Tracy quotes.
  • Some links with additional Brian Tracy resources.
  • A short bio about Brian Tracy.
  • A few personal observations about why I like Brian Tracy, what I learned from him, and why I included his work in this website.

Who is Brian Tracy?

Brian Tracy (born January 5, 1944 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is one of America’s leading writers and speakers on personal development, self-improvement, time management, goal-setting, and a host of other success topics.

He has created over 300 works. You can find these in the Brian Tracy University. In addition, Tracy addresses thousands each year and lists many Fortune 500 companies among his clients.

Among his best known works are “Eat that Frog, Maximum Achievement, The Psychology of Achievement,” and “How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business.” Tracy is also a well-known sales trainer and leadership development authority.

Tracy was born into a poor family and wore second-hand clothing from what we would call today “thrift shops.” He dropped out of high school and spent years as a dish washer and a laborer. He lived in boarding houses and in his car on occasion.

At 21, he worked on a Norwegian freighter ship. Upon his return, he started commission selling and promptly struggled to make a living.

However, he was always interested in this question: What makes some people successful and others not? This query sparked his initial success. It also paved the way for his true calling: The study of success itself.

Tracy began asking other successful sales representatives about their methods and reading all he could find about salesmanship.

At 23, he discovered how to set goals. For the first time in his life, he realized that he could shape and control his future.

He set a goal and wrote it down. Eventually, he moved from boarding houses to his own furnished apartment, quite an accomplishment at that point.

He started asking successful salesmen how they succeeded. By 25, Tracy was in management and built a large, multi-national sales organization.

This established a pattern that he would follow in real estate and management consulting. Tracy decided what he wanted to do, learned everything he could on the subject, and became an authority.

He put his insights into “The Psychology of Achievement,” which sold over 500,000 copies.

At this writing, he is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International.

Among his accomplishments are these:

  • COO of a $265 million development company.
  • Author of over 40 books that have sold in translation all over the world.
  • Creator of over 300 audio and video programs.
  • Speaker for numerous company staffs both large and small over 30 years.
  • Consultant for major corporations on strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Founder of an internet-based college that teaches success, sales, management, and entrepreneurial skills.

Brian Tracy is married to his wife Barbara and has four children (Christina, Michael, David, and Catherine). He suffered from throat cancer in 2010 and fully recovered.

He has a gift for languages and speaks four fluently.

Why I Like Brian Tracy, What I’ve Learned from Him, and Why I Included Him in this Website

I like Brian Tracy because he has guts. I know a more elegant way of saying this is “intestinal fortitude.” However, I’ll stick with “guts.”

I did not know much about him or his story before I began this website. Yet, I actually thought he was a corporate executive who left the corporate world for consulting and speaking.

I guess not.

He pulled himself up from nothing and became who he is today. Quite an achievement. Can’t do that without guts.

I’ve learned a lot about time management from him. His ideas are excellent and I highly recommend them.

Something else that stands out in my mind is the Kaizen Principle. This is the idea that small and steady improvements compound. This allows you to build momentum toward your objective.

Here’s why I included Brian Tracy in this site. His ideas are simple, make so much sense, and they are practical.

He offers what I consider the most “nuts and bolt” approach of the success thinkers that I’ve included. So long as you don’t short-circuit yourself, his advice will turn every day into a profitable one.

In my view, his material offers wonderful answers to these questions:

  • What do I need to do today?
  • What’s the most efficient way to do it?

Apply Brian Tracy’s teachings and you will get good answers to these questions. So long as you stay focused and don’t short-circuit yourself, you will prosper.

Video #1- Brian Tracy Quotes: Overcoming Obstacles with Persistence

In the first video, I outline some important points about persistence and overcoming obstacles based on four Brian Tracy quotes. Here’s why your willingness to persist is your most valuable asset and the true significance of challenges.

Here are the quotes in this video:

  • Any great achievement is preceded by many difficulties and many lessons. Great achievements are not possible without them.
  • Resolve in advance to persist until you succeed no matter what the difficulty.
  • Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.

 Video #2 – Brian Tracy Quotes: A New Meaning of Failure

Difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct. After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?”

Have you ever had the experience some might call “failure?” That answer would be “Yes!” In this video, I draw on four Brian Tracy quotes as resources of insights about failure and why your greatest failure is not really a failure at all.

In fact, is the harbinger of better things to come. Much better things.

Here are the quotes in this video:

  • Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.
  • Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
  • Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure.
  • Remember, you only have to succeed the last time.

Video #3 – Brian Tracy Quotes: Overcome Fear and Make Money

In this video, you will discover four powerful, success-generating ideas that dissolve fear and pave the way to achievement. Tracy shows you how to be the master of fear and get rid of it fast.

Here are the quotes in this video:

  • Do the things you fear, then the death of fear is certain.
  • Think continually about what you want, not about the things you fear.
  • Ignorance breeds fear; the more you learn about your subject, the less fear it holds for you.
  • Self-esteem and self-love are the opposites of fear;  the more you like yourself, the less you fear anything.
  • To overcome fear, act as if it was impossible to fail, and it shall be.

Video #4 – Brian Tracy Quotes: Power of Decision

Brian Tracy, an authority on leadership, eloquently speaks about the power of decision. He outlines how a decision becomes a turning point and changes your life for the better.

I even offer some background on what is likely one of his favorite quotes “Fortune favors the brave.”

Here are the quotes in this video:

  • I found every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore; they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it all.
  • Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind.
  • Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.

Brian Tracy Quotes:

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.

An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.

The establishment of a clear, central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success.

Rewrite your major goals every day, in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed.

Success equals goals; all else is commentary.

Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one thousand percent!

You can learn anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you set for yourself.

Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top ten percent of your field. That payoff is incredible!

Whatever you believe with emotions becomes your reality. You always act in a manner consistent with your innermost beliefs and convictions.

The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.

One of the best uses of your time is to increase your competence in your key result areas.

The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work.

People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practicing it until they become proficient at it.

Every study of high achieving men and women proves that greatness in life is only possible when you become outstanding at your chosen field.

Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

The history of the human race is the history of ordinary people who have overcome their fears and accomplished extraordinary things.

It is not failure itself that holds you back; it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you.

Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumption.

Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.

Integrity is the foundation upon which all other values are built.

Be absolutely clear about who you are and what you stand for. Refuse to compromise.

Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution long after the emotion with which it was made has passed.

Truthfulness is the main element of character.

Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character.

Money is hard to earn and easy to lose. Guard yours with care.

Make a decision to be successful right now. Most people never decide to be wealthy and that is why they retire poor.

At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.

Successful people save in prosperous times so they have a financial cushion in times of recession.

Those who start with too little money are more likely to succeed than those who start with too much. Energy and imagination are the springboards to wealth creation.

Financial security and independence are like a three-legged stool resting on savings, insurance and investments.

Develop a benevolent world view; look for the good in the people and circumstances around you.

Ask for what you want. Ask for help, ask for input, ask for advice and ideas – but don’t be afraid to ask.

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.

Perhaps the most important word in success and happiness is the word, “ask.”

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.

Develop an “attitude of gratitude.” Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.

If you did not care at all what anyone else thought about you, what would you do differently or change in your life?

Attitude and personality are as important as experienced and ability. Choose wisely.

Dream big dreams! Imagine that you have no limitations and then decide what’s right before you decide what’s possible.

Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations.

Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself.

The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person.

Happiness and high come to you when you choose to live your life consistent with your highest values and your deepest convictions.

Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.

The quality of your life is determined by how you feel at any given moment. How you feel is determined by how you interpret what is happening around you, not by the events themselves.

Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.

Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you.

If you could find out what the most successful people did in any area and then you did the same thing over and over, you’d eventually get the same result they do.

Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self confidence and self-esteem.

Be selective about your external influences. Your multi-dimensional brain is influenced by everything you see, hear, read, smell, touch, feel or say.

Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self confidence you will have.

Intellectual capital is the most valuable of all factors of production.

Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.

Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to about one book per week, 50 books per year, and will guarantee your success.

The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize it that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be, have or do.

Throughout the developed world, we have moved from “man power” to “mind power.” We have moved from the use of physical muscle to the use of mental muscle.

Respect is the key determinant of high performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.

Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.

The three “C’s” of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone.

Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.

After every difficulty, ask yourself two question: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?”

Resolve in advance to persist until you succeed, no matter what the difficulty.

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential. Your job is to unleash that extra fifty percent.

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.

The single common denominator of men and women who achieve great things is a sense of destiny.

You contain within yourself a unique combination of talents and abilities which, properly identified and applied, will enable you to achieve virtually any goal you can set for yourself.

Life is like a combination lock; your goal is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want.

It is not what happens to you but how you respond to what happens top you that determines how you feel.

Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.

You are fully responsible for everything.

Self-confidence comes naturally when your inner life and your outer life are in harmony.

Dream big dreams! Only big dreams have the power to move your mind and spirit.

Your outer world of attitudes, wealth, work, relationships and health will always be a reflection of your inner attitudes.

Your subconscious mind makes all your words and actions fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept and your innermost beliefs about yourself.

A feeling of continuous growth is a wonderful source of motivation and self-confidence.

Your self-confidence is directly connected to how much you feel you are making a difference in the world.

“An average person who develops the habit of setting clear priorities and getting important tasks completed quickly will run circles around a genius who talks a lot and makes wonderful plans but gets very little done.”

To achieve something that you’ve never achieved before, you have to become someone that you’ve never been before.

Any great achievement is preceded by many difficulties and many lessons. Great achievements are not possible without them.

Resolve in advance to persist until you succeed no matter what the difficulty.

Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.

Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.

Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.

Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure.

Remember, you only have to succeed the last time.

Do the things you fear, then the death of fear is certain.

Think continually about what you want, not about the things you fear.

Ignorance breeds fear; the more you learn about your subject, the less fear it holds for you.

Self-esteem and self-love are the opposites of fear;  the more you like yourself, the less you fear anything.

To overcome fear, act as if it was impossible to fail, and it shall be.

I found every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore; they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it all.

Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind.

Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.

And remember, a goal unachieved is just a problem unsolved.

The fact that you can clearly define a goal for yourself, write it down and make a plan for its accomplishment, means that you probably have within you and around you everything you need to achieve that goal. Your ability to describe what you really want means that you have the ability to attain it, as long as you want it long enough and you are willing to work hard enough. The only real limit is the intensity of your desire.

You can learn anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you set for yourself.

Here Are Some Brian Tracy Links:

Brian Tracy International

Brian Tracy’s Blog

Brian Tracy Bio

Some Brian Tracy Articles

A Review of Brian Tracy

 

 

 

 

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