“Be careful how you talk to yourself because you are listening”
– Lisa M. Hayes
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
This profound book by Og Mandino encourages us not only to be better salesmen and women but how to evolve into better people by transforming our mindset through 10 scrolls. A friend recommended this book to me and she said it changed her life because it gave her a new perspective on her life. So I decided to read it and see for myself. It wasn’t long into reading it that I understood how it changed her life, and soon mine.
The powerful affirmations will allow you to take control of your life and enhance how you look at each day like a child who finally received glasses and is able to see a new world with great detail.
I encourage you to read and reread these every day that you to may be motivated to command authority and have a new outlook on your life.
Powerful Everyday Affirmations
The Scroll Marked I
Today I begin a new life
The truth is in this awesome scroll because it’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail to succeed.
That difference is in one simple word: Habit. Once you perform and be a slave to good habits, success is inevitable. Bad habits, on the other hand, lead to failure like going on an unending downward slope to nothingness. A good habit to form is to repeat positive words daily to become part of your active mind. This is important because you want it to become part of your unconscious mind which never sleeps and makes you do things in ways you do not comprehend.
Have morning routines that allow the brain to go into an auto mode so that you may focus on more pressing matters and not have to worry about what food you eat or what clothes you wear.
The Scroll Marked II
I will greet this day with love in my heart
Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life, but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men.
How should you speak? Praise your enemies which turn them into friends. Encourage friends and they turn into brothers. Be eager to praise and loath to gossip. Love the ambitious for their inspiration. Love failure for its lessons. And react to the unpleasant actions of others with love. ever overindulge the flesh, but instead choose cleanliness and moderation. Never allow your mind to delve into despair, but instead lift it up with knowledge and wisdom. Never allow your soul to be satisfied, but instead feed with meditation and prayer.
Never overindulge the flesh, but instead choose cleanliness and moderation. Never allow your mind to delve into despair, but instead lift it up with knowledge and wisdom. And never allow your soul to be satisfied, but instead, feed it with meditation and prayer.
The Scroll Marked III
I will persist until I succeed
Life rewards at the end and not at the beginning of each journey. The journey may take you 1,000 steps yet success is the 1,001st step and you never know how close you are until you keep pushing with the same enthusiasm you started. Small attempts repeated will complete any undertaking.
You must remove words like quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, retreat. Remember the ancient Law of Averages: Each failure increases the chances of success on the next attempt. Never allow yesterday’s success to bring you into complacency today. If you persist, you will win.
The Scroll Marked IV
I am nature’s greatest miracle
All people are your brothers and sisters. Yet, you are different and unique. You are here in this world for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink into a grain of sand.
Don’t bring family issues to work as to cloud your thoughts. Likewise, don’t bring problems from work into the home to dampen your love. All your problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.
The Scroll Marked V
I will live this day as if it is my last
Yesterday is buried, and tomorrow is not here, you must think of neither no more. This day is all you have and these hours are now your eternity. Greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is deprived of death. Lift your arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day. If you waste today you destroy the last page of your life.
Fulfill all your today. Bury death under faith. Dismember fear with confidence. Don’t listen to an idle mouth. Make more calls than ever before. Sell more goods than ever before. If today is not your last, fall on your knees and give thanks.
“We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation”
– Florence Scovel Shinn
The Scroll Marked VI
Today, I will be master of my emotions
You will remember that as today’s dead flowers carry the seed of tomorrow’s bloom so does today’s sadness carry the seed of tomorrow’s joy. If you bring rain, gloom, darkness, pessimism to your customers then they will react with rain and gloom and will not purchase anything.
Yet, if you bring joy, enthusiasm, brightness, and laughter, then they will react with joy and laughter and your weather will produce a harvest of sales and a granary of gold of you.
The man is weak if he allows his thoughts to control his actions, but he is strong when he forces his actions to control his thoughts. You will remember a customer may not buy gold chariots for a penny, yet tomorrow he will exchange his home for a tree. Today he hates the world, yet tomorrow he loves it.
The Scroll Marked VII
I will laugh at the world
This too shall pass.
Each day will be triumphant only when your smile brings forth smiles to others and this you do in selfishness, for those on who you frown will not purchase my goods.
Never become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful, that you forget how to laugh at yourself and the world. You will remain as a child in the meaning of humility by looking up to others. For all I know is that I know nothing.
The Scroll Marked VIII
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold
A field of clay touched with the genius of man becomes a castle. If a man can multiply clay 100 or 1000 times, can not you do the same with the clay that bears your name?
First, you will set goals for the day, week, month, year, and your life. Others will build a cave of their clay, build a castle with yours. Evaluate your numbers at the end of each day and plan to multiply them and do it.
Surpassing the deeds of others is unimportant. Your focus is to surpass your own. You will not commit the terrible crime of aiming too low.
The Scroll Marked IX
My dreams, plans, goals are worthless unless followed by action
Never has a map, even a perfect one, carried its beholder an inch to the destination by itself. Action is the food and drink which will nourish my success. To conquer defeat, act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish.
Remember the lesson of the firefly who gives light only when it flies, only when it takes action. A movie is made when the director yells, “Action!”
To multiply your value, multiply your actions. Call on 10 people who could buy your product while the failure makes grand plans to call on only 1.
Say it is done before the failure says it can’t be done. Success will not wait. If you delay, she will be given to another. This is the time. This is the place. You are the person!
The Scroll Marked X
I will pray
Pray for guidance, strength, wisdom, and courage. Never pray for the material things of this world. Only that you may be shown the way to acquire these things and your prayer will always be answered.
“Father, You have taught the lion and the eagle how to hunt and prosper with teeth and claw. Teach me how to hunt with words and prosper with love so that I may be a lion among men and an eagle in the marketplace. Spare me sufficient days to reach my goals. But all these things by only, if You will. I am a small and lonely grape clutching the vine. You have made me different from all others. Guide me, help me, show me the way. Let me become all You planted for me when my seed was planted. Help this humble salesman. Guide me, Father.”
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