Alan Loy McGinnis quotes

  • If you train your mind to search for the positive things about other people, you will be surprised at how many good things you can observe in them and comment upon.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #People #Mind #Good Things

  • Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Positive #Focus #Limitation

  • When someone comes along who genuinely thanks us, we will follow that person a very long way.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Appreciation #Long #Way

  • Those with a high level of confidence may have as many or more weaknesses than those with low self-esteem. The difference is this; instead of dwelling on their handicaps, they compensate for them by dwelling on their strengths.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Self Esteem #Differences #Dwelling

  • Love, honor, and negotiate.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Funny Relationship #Honor

  • Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. “Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Order #Goal #Focus

  • One reason I can be more tolerant than most is that as a therapist I have the advantage of information about my patients that most people are not privy to. And I discover that we rarely if ever see the totality of another in ordinary social intercourse. When an individual appears mean and lazy, we are only seeing one part of the person, elicited by a particular set of circumstances on a particular day, and we do well to wait a while before concluding that what we see is the whole person.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Mean #Perspective #People

  • The Hasidic rabbi, Zuscha, was asked on his deathbed what he thought the kingdom of God would be like. He replied, "I don't know. But one thing I do know. When I get there I am not going to be asked, 'Why weren't you Moses? Why weren't you David?' I am only going to be asked, 'Why weren't you Zuscha? Why weren't you fully you?'"
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Self #Would Be #Kingdoms

  • Tears are often a gift from God, and sadness is a healthy emotion.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Sadness #Healthy #Tears

  • If people know we expect good things from them, they will in most cases go to great lengths to live up to our expectations.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #People #Expectations #Good Things

  • If we build more windows and fewer walls, we will have more friends.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Wall #Window

  • But leisure has little to do with one's happiness.  To the contrary, I've found that the happiest people have found some cause and they stride through life propelled by a commitment.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Commitment #People #Littles

  • The ultimate leaders develop followers who will surpass them.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Leadership #Leader #Followers

  • Learn, earn, return - these are the 3 phases of life. Jack Balousek There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being - to help someone to succeed.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Wisdom #Noble #World

  • Our success at friendship, business, sports, love--indeed, at nearly every enterprise we attempt--is largely determined by our self-image. People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Confidence #Sports #Self