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20 W. Clement Stone Quotes To Inspire A Positive Mental Attitude

20 W. Clement Stone Quotes To Inspire A Positive Mental Attitude

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Chicago born businessman W. Clement Stone (1902-2002) was known as a philanthropist and self-help book author.. He started out selling newspapers and by the age of 13 owned his very own newsstand. From there on, he went to sell insurance before building his own company that exceeded $1 billion in assets by 1979. He attributed much of his success to the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill stating “one of the most important days in my life was the day I began to read Think and Grow Rich in 1937.”  Stone’s company, Combined Insurance, later merged with the Ryan Insurance Group to form what is now known as Aon Corporation, in 1987. Stone believed in PMA “A positive mental attitude, necessary for achieving worthwhile success.”  He collaborated with Napoleon Hill for the book Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude followed by his own book The Success System That Never Fails in 1962. In order to help you get your positive thinking back on the right track or fire up motivation to achieve your goals whether personal, professional or otherwise, we’ve selected 20 of his best quotes to motivate your PMA.

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“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”

“Avoid situations, acquaintances, and associates who tend to hold you back.”

“No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.”

“Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”

“If you always do what you have always done, you will always be where you are right now”

“Select the right thoughts, engage in the proper activity, and choose the proper environment.”

“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will”

“If there is something to win and nothing to lose from asking a question then ask whatever it takes”

“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.”

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”

“Be generous. Give to those you love; give to those who love you, give to the fortunate, give to the unfortunate — yes, give especially to those you don’t want to give. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give, the more you will have.”

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”

“You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?”

“One way to make a fortune is to sell a necessity that is low in cost and repeats. The fortune is made in the repeat business.”

“There is more to success than reading self-help books and extracting the philosophy contained in them, and that is action. The true value of a self-help book is not what the writer puts into the book, but what you, the reader, take out of the book and put into your life.”

“The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is. If you’re not clear about this, then write it down, and then rewrite it until the words express precisely what you are after.”

“Constantly strive to make the world a better place for yourself and for others.”

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.”

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