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Motivation from motivational leaders: Thaddeus Golas teaches about self-esteem

Not every motivational leader has the fame of a Zig Ziglar or Anthony Robins. But that lack of fame does not diminish the power of the snippets they leave for coming generations. One lesser known motivational speakers was Thaddeus Golas (1924 - 1997).

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Golas was an American author best known for his bestselling book "The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment". In this book he shows how to improve the quality of life, to feel good and to determine what's real. His message was one of self-awareness. He believed that by keeping in touch with who you are you can be happier and more productive in the workplace.

“What happens is not as important, said Golas, “as ________________”. Can you correctly identify the ending to his quote? Choose from the choices below.

  1. How you react to what happens.
  2. The final results.
  3. What you learn from what happened.
  4. Future opportunities.

For the correct ending to the quote click here.

This is another installment of a series of quotes by successful motivational speakers. Motivational speakers know how to challenge individuals with concise words. Their quotes are very suitable as short blurbs to dwell on in daily reflection.

Guillermo Williams of in Rochester Hills, Mich., recommends using motivational stories to help set a workplace culture of success.

In addition to motivating you, this quote can be used to create a thought for the day to improve the attitude of employees or during employee training sessions. Here are the topics it is best suited for:

  • Perseverance.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Problem solving.

“Motivational quotes are a great way to set a positive tone at the beginning of a week, workday or meeting,” says Williams. “By adding some information about the person being quoted you create credibility for the speaker and make the quote more impactful.”

This series is based on a motivational series from and is used by permission.

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