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Welcome to this 2nd positive book filled with another 365 quotations from year 2! Each quote can be found in the written format, plus you will find comments with each quotation that adds to, and/or highlights the core messages.

They say that when you are younger, you are a ‘Go-Getter”, and when you become older, you hopefully become a “Go-Giver.” My entire life I have spent in the entertainment and professional speaking industry, sharing the magic of life with everyone I meet. I

I believe one must walk one’s talk, and not simply do this for pure financial gain, but care for humanity and enjoy inspiring people. A few years ago I launched a website called www.positivpeople.com where I started offering daily inspirational messages to anyone that needed it. This is now in its fourth year and over 1000 daily quotes, pictures, videos and messages have been shared with subscribers. As the site has progressed I have originated over 250 of my own quotes, produced more than 500 short inspirational videos and have numerous self-help courses available on the Internet.

Please note that this Smashwords version of the book does not contain any pictures. The formatting and size makes this impossible and I have to create 2 volumes. Should you prefer to have the pictures in a book, then the 11,8MB PDF E-Book version can be downloaded at the end of this book.

Here now is the second year of quotations all in one book. 365 Positive insights to keep you inspired for an entire year. Enjoy, and please visit www.positivpeople.com and try my daily quotes. Also, visit my You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/inspiringtheworld where new videos are uploaded and produced every week.



Welcome to your first quotation of Year 2...

The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.

We never know what effect our conduct today has on tomorrow. The main thing is that we DO something today so that there can be a possible outcome tomorrow!



What do you stand for in life?

If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.

For me it's about ethics, honesty and doing the right thing, all the time. My wife say's that my standards are to high! Maybe she has a point, especially if you look at today's world. But then again, it all boils down to trying. I believe that if I try and be principled and even just affect only one other person around me, the snowball effect can maybe, just maybe change the world. Come on - be part of that change with me!



How do you define quality? Quality will always be prized as a precious possession.

When you’re out of quality you’re out of business.

I believe in quality... quality service, quality relationships, quality friendships and a quality life. Makes sense huh?



Must you always be right?

Some people would rather be wrong than quiet for a minute.

This is pretty much a 'nail on the head' description on many people today. It's all about getting in that 'last' word, regardless of whether it is right or wrong. We all need to learn to know when to keep quiet and be gracious enough to step down and move away from an argument. I believe it's also called pride! Watch the video at the link on the next page to learn how to deal with pride: www.youtube.com/watch?onv=ncyONcofekA



Do you fit in with the crowd, or do you like making noise?

He who stays in the valley will never see over the hill.

I bump into so many people today that remain quiet in order to stay under the radar. This doesn't make sense to me. Why complain that the world is falling apart when you don't stand up for what is right and what you believe in? These are also the same people that never get anywhere in life and complain about the successes of others! If you always keep your head down, you can never see above the hill in front of you. Stand up, be heard, climb up that hill and explore the world out there - stop remaining down in the valley!



Are you willing to do what it takes to achieve your dreams?

A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out.

This is just a very simple fact of life, if you don't take a chance and don't stick your neck out to look what's outside and around you - how can you expect to get anywhere. Not much more to explain on this quotation, except - stick you neck out once in a while!



This quote is in line with the past two insights.

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

That's exactly it, if you don't stick your neck out how can you expect to hope for anything in life either? Obviously one should take un-calculated risks and foolish chances, but one needs to do something in order to bring a hope to reality. Remember, to move forward you need to take one step. It's that first step that gets you there. It's the same with hopes, you need to turn them into reality by taking action, and that action is to do something to start the ball rolling!



By building on the past few quotes, I find I can cement the intended message...

If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks.

How do you judge whether you are reaching your full potential? Easy, is your life routine, chilled and free from stresses? Then you will always be where you are now. Remember, if you always do what you have always done, you will always be where you are now. You have to change your behaviour! With that come risks and failures. If your life is free of failures, you seriously haven't taken enough chances in life. Watch the video at this link on failure and how to cope with it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkN9W_hu_dk



You may think I have been a little hard with my comments in the last few days! If yes, then take particular note of today's quotation...

To be scared is sensible, to be comfortable is suicidal.

I never said you need to take stupid chances and have unrealistic hopes. However I suggested that you at least try and change in order to bring about positive change. Being scared and having fear is natural, and maybe just, doing nothing is even worse. Think about it! One day when you are at the end of your life, do you want to have regrets, or do you want to live in the satisfaction that you tried to follow your hopes and dreams in life?



Here's a quotation that is close to my heart...

He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives.

Often we question the unfairness of life and why the unethical and corrupt always seem to get away with everything while we suffer. The reality is that what comes around goes around, even if you don't see it. You need to understand that life is so much more than 'taking' - it is all about giving too. And when you start to give - you simply just lead a different and better quality of life. The takers may not realise it at this very moment, but later on in life, they do - and then it's too late. Watch this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmCJxbj9nJ4



If only everyone could hear this great advice on how to never disappoint anyone...

Promise only what you can deliver.

Then deliver more than you promise.

When it comes to relationships, friendships and customer service - this is the attitude I strongly suggest!



Would you please convey this quotation to everyone you know!

We came here to serve not be served.

Imagine if we all gave and served rather than took and expected. Don't you think the world would change for the better? I do!



This quotation follows on from yesterday.

Be alert to give service - what counts most in life is what we do for others.

One day when you are gone, who will the world remember? Those that took or those that gave? Or those with a long face versus those who always laughed and smiled?



What's the 2nd best thing you can do with your lips?

Smile; it the second best thing one can do with one's lips.

And it makes you so much more attractive and appealing to others - so start smiling more!



If you have travelled, then this quotation makes so much sense...

All people smile in the same language.

We often try to learn new languages and to understand different cultures, but did you realise that a true smile from the heart breaks all barriers and brings us all closer together?



Today's quotation fits so well with yesterday's one...

From the looks not the lips the soul speaks.

If you want to improve your looks - it's easy - just smile and speak from the heart - it will draw people to you rather than away from you.



Guess how many muscles it takes to smile?

It takes 26 muscles to smile, and 62 muscles to frown.

Isn't that interesting? It takes way less muscles to smile than to frown, yet a smile has so much of a bigger effect on those around you! And by smiling more often you exercise your face and end up looking younger longer! Although a frown is better than nothing, focus on smiling, and especially a smile from the heart is the best thing ever! Here’s a link to a video to do just that... make you smile: www.youtube.com/watch?v=McbFJNu0uAM



I have always been a believer in being sincere!

Sincerity gives wings to power.

Believe me when I talk from experience as I say that sincerity really does open doors, hearts and makes way for many opportunities. Learn to be sincere in everything that you do - it adds a new dimension to life.



Here's a classic quotation if you are into sales!

Sell the sizzle, not the steak.

In fact this can apply to anything in life, whether you are selling something, or trying to prove a point - always sell the sizzle first! Watch an old video of mine on creating the right first impression at this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqYVbvD_ews



I love speaking and here is a lesson that took me a while to learn. Once you understand it, it actually makes you more likeable!

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence!

The reality is that people like hearing their own voice. If you are a host at an event, or even a guest, let the others talk and show interest in what they do - it is amazing how people appreciate this. In the past few days there have been a number of quotations on sincerity, and this is an additional lesson to show your sincerity. Listen rather than speak.



This is my best quotation ever!

You have already failed if you need a lot of inspectors.

If you have dealt with big companies and government organisations that have constant 'checks' on everything they do - doesn't it just irritate the hell out of you? Why is all of this necessary? Do you have to double check everything yo do? It all comes back to passion. If you love what you do and respect everyone around you, and keep your word, then inspectors are not necessary. I don't need anyone to check my work because I give 100% all the time - so why don’t you?



Wow, this is a powerful quotation...

Past tense means you used to be nervous.

Past tense! Something that happened in the past! You cannot change the past - look forward to the future. If something did worry you in the past, it's gone and over - get over it and look forward to today!



This is very true...

Success is more attitude than aptitude.

It's easy, how many theorists (academics) are super wealthy, compared to non academics? Not many! Check for yourself, brains don't necessarily make you wealthy. Attitude does! Do the world's billionaires all have doctorates behind them, e.g. Bill Gates, Branson, etc. I don't think so! It all boils down to attitude! PS! I have post graduate degrees and believe very much in education - I am not knocking it. I am merely trying to make a point that if you are not well educated - that doesn't mean you cannot be successful. Never let anyone judge you by your qualifications!



Here’s another quotation on success...

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

Attitude is one thing, but you must also be prepared, for when that opportunity arises. It's called awareness. Be passionate about your dreams, prepare, and then be on the lookout for the right opportunity. Look at those winning goals in a football match! The players practice and prepare for months for all eventualities, and then in that split second when the opportunity arises, they manage to win the game!



Here is another important lesson on success!

Success isn't necessarily permanent - but neither is failure.

It's actually easy to get to the top - remaining at the top is what is difficult. It's easy to say failure isn't permanent, but you need to understand that success is not always permanent either. This is an extremely important point to understand, as once you understand it you tend to always remain on your toes, be more humble and work harder at achieving and maintaining your dreams.



And another follow up on the 'success' theme...

There is plenty of room at the top - but no place to sit down.

Once you reach the top, you cannot sit down and take it easy - there are too many other people that want that spot as well. You need to carry on maintaining and improving on what you do. That's the reality!



Sometimes I need to add a funny quotation as well...

A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.

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