ERNIE J. ZELINSKI QUOTES

author, consultant, and professional speaker

Retirement is the last opportunity for individuals to reinvent themselves, let go of the past, and find peace and happiness within.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

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To fear retirement is to fear life.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

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If you expect to have it all, you will have nothing. Learn to be happy with nothing -- and you will have it all!

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness

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Imagine that you are in control of your life. Now, the question is: Why do you have to imagine this?

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, Look Ma, Life's Easy

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You can always make up in creativity what you lack in good fortune. Playing the game of life is like playing poker. Playing three aces badly won't get you as far as playing a terrible hand well.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Lazy Person's Guide to Success: How to Get What You Want Without Killing Yourself for It

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Being unemployed is the true test of who you really are.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Joy of Not Working

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Overnight success happens only in fairy tales, trashy novels, and bad movies.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

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There are two principles for creative success -- one general and one definitive. The general principle is that everyone has the ability to be creative and make a big difference in this world. The definitive principle is that almost everyone has volunteered to be exempt from the general principle.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Lazy Person's Guide to Success: How to Get What You Want Without Killing Yourself for It

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Don't mess around with reality and reality won't mess around with you.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

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Anything great that has been accomplished in the history of humanity has started with one small thought. We all have those thoughts; few people do anything with theirs, however. What do you intend to do with yours?

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, Look Ma, Life's Easy

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If you're in a hurry to find happiness, slow down. Give it a chance to catch up with you.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness

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If the grass on the other side of the fence is greener, try watering your side.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

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Your suffering is something you choose. Experience it fully. Without it you will not achieve personal growth and higher consciousness.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness

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Have you ever considered that your perception of reality could be wrong? If you haven't, this is a pretty good sign that it is.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, Look Ma, Life's Easy

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Comfort is a double-edged sword. A little will increase health and happiness; too much -- and it will destroy both.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, Look Ma, Life's Easy

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Creativity is the joy of not knowing it all.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Joy of Not Knowing It All: Profiting from Creativity at Work or Play

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If you end up getting into a fight with someone, make sure that you win by at least half a mile.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, The Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness

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Happiness doesn't care how you get there.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free

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The problem with people nowadays is that a 'necessity' is any luxury your neighbor happens to have.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, "How to Escape the Rat Race", The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 19, 2009

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If you always do the easy and comfortable thing, life ends up being difficult and uncomfortable. If you do the difficult and uncomfortable thing, however, life ends up being easy and comfortable.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, Look Ma, Life's Easy

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