11 Tips By Og Mandino from
The Greatest Salesman in the World

Only principles endure and these I now possess, for the laws that will lead me to greatness are contained in the words of these scrolls.

  1. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
  2. I will form good habits and become their slave
  3. I will greet this day with love in my heart
  4. I will persist until I succeed
  5. I will increase my knowledge of the world
  6. I will live this day as if it is my last
  7. Today I will be master of my emotions
  8. I will laugh at the world
  9. Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold
  10. I will act now


  1. Never Again Will I Pity or Belittle Myself
  2. Never Again Will I Greet the Dawn Without a Map
  3. Always Will I Bathe My Days in the Golden Glow of Enthusiasm
  4. Never Again Will I Be Disagreeable To A Living Soul
  5. Always Will I Seek the Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity
  6. Never Again Will I Perform Any Task Less Than My Best
  7. Always Will I Throw My Whole Self Into One Task At A Time.
  8. Never Again Will I Wait And Hope For Opportunities to Embrace Me.
  9. Always Will I Examine, Each Night, My Deeds of the Fading Day.
  10. Always Will I Maintain Contact, Through Prayer, With My Creator.