Mary Kay Ash Quotes and Sayings

Great Mary Kay Ash Quotes:

Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.

Mary Kay Ash on Business and Success

A company is only as good as the people it keeps.

Central banks don’t have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Good managers are good listener. God gave us two ears and one mouth. Let’s use them proportionally.

Our success is much, much deeper than just dollars and cents and buildings and assets. The real success of our Company is measured in the lives that have been touched and given hope!

People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, “Make me feel important.” Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.

We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.

People will support that which they help to create.

If you’re good to your staff when things are going well, they’ll rally when times go bad.


Mary Kay Ash Quotes on How to Treat Others

Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.

I firmly believe that all we send into the lives of other does indeed come back into our own.

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.

Did you ever notice that when you light a candle from one already illuminated, the original candle does not lose any of its brilliance! And in doing so, the light from the original candle can light up the entire room, magnifying itself over and over again by lighting other candles. …you can illuminate the lives of others.

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.

Listen long enough and the person will generally come up with an adequate solution.

I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special.


Inspirational Mary Kay Ash Quotes

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. 

There are three types of people in this world: Those who make things happen, those who watched things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group!

The go-getter doesn’t look around to see how much the other fellow is doing. Instead, she sets her own pace, knowing that is she can do a little thing well, she can do bigger things better.

Courage is having the strength and the vision to make a commitment in life, then standing by that commitment simply because you know it’s the right decision.

Have the will to win. Go after it! Remember that work will win where wishing won’t.

Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.

Winning begins when you throw away your pride and “Go for broke.” When you aim at something that’s bigger than you’re sure you could ever achieve, and then you practice believing and seeing yourself achieve that goal. Act as if you have already achieved it.

Be doers, not wishers. Have the will to win.

Courage is confidence. No matter how dark night may be, courage always finds the light and the promise of a distant star.

A person is actually a product of her own thoughts; and when you think big, you achieve big things. Shakespeare said, “this is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.” He would attain greatness must make no little plans.

The difference between average people and top people can be explained in three words: and then some. The top people do what is expected of them – and then some.

The human mind is incredible. And, for that matter, so are the minds of all living creatures. God programmed a tiny spider, for instance, to weave a web. He programmed a salmon to swim thousands of miles upstream to the exact location where it was hatched. If the brains of spiders and salmon can be programmed to perform such feats, imagine what capability of the human brain can achieve.

There is a way; Up, Around, Over or Through

Dare to risk public criticism.

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.

Make every day count. Make every hour count. Make every minute count. And don’t stop until you have exercised your full potential, realizing your impossible dream and fulfilling your total destiny to become the person that you, and only you , are capable of being.

It’s not so much what happened to us as how we react to what happens that makes the difference. Cultivate the happy side of life. Have you ever stopped to think about how, when something really bad happens to us, we later see that it really happened to the best? That’s so often true. So look for the silver lining in that cloud. IT IS THERE!

Mary Kay Ash Quotes on Success
and Overcoming Failure

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Every silver lining has a cloud.

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.

The real success of our personal lives and businesses can best be measured by the relationships we have with the people most dear to us – our family and friends. If we fail in this aspect of our lives, no matter how vast our worldly possessions or how high we climb, we will have achieved very little.

You can not keep determined people from success.

People fall forward to success.

I was taught to put my best into anything I did and I can honestly say Ive always done that. Still, there are many times when I failed, when I was disappointed.

Remember that a leader has two important characteristics: First, she is going somewhere; secondly, she is able to persuade others to go with her

Faith is wanting something with all your heart. Faith is taking a chance on something before you are sure how everything will work out. Almost anything can be accomplished by the person who really wants to succeed. But no woman will ever believe she can move a mountain unless she really wants that mountain to move.

Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.

You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price.

Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.

People who have focus in on their work begin the minute they walk through the door and don’t let up. The rare individuals who perform at this level on an everyday basis are generally the best in their fields.

Mary Kay Ash Quotes on Goals

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.

Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.

When you set a goal, you first use mental imagery in seeing yourself in possession of that goal. Get a picture of what you wish to possess and keep it before you. One day your wish will become a reality!

It is important for you to have a goal. You simply can’t get there if you don’t know where you are going. Begin to build in your mind a dream. Then write it down and make your goal realistic. Aim high enough that you will have to stretch your ability and your potential to reach it.

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.

An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.

Set a goal and do something about it every day. Don’t make “the best that I can” your objective. This gives you an open door for excuses. Tell someone about your goal. Have a plan of action that keeps you on-target every day.


Other Great Mary Kay Ash Quotes


Criticize the act, not the person.

So many women just don’t know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.

There’s that word again – beautiful. Don’t let it scare you. There’s no need, since today’s definition is so different from what it used to be. Beauty now is both accessible and attainable, including such qualities as energy, health, vitality, radiance, confidence and personal style.

What you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you’re saying. How you live your life the image you project, the example you set, speaks so loudly that if it’s not in harmony with what you are telling people, what you’re saying will just never be believed

Many women have made the mistake of changing their beliefs to accommodate their work. It must be the other way around. No circumstance is so unusual that it demands a double standard or separates us from our faith. No matter how fast the world changes, exemplary values must remain constant

The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity.

There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.

God didn’t have time to make a nobody, only a somebody.I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition

When children know their mothers believe in them, they develop self-confidence. On the other hand, if a parent repeatedly tells a child that he’s shy, he’s stupid, he’s mean or he’s going to grow up to be a bank robber, he’ll probably develop that quality or bring that vision to pass.

Imagine a situation where two women from similar backgrounds apply for the same position. They process comparable skills. However, one has ample self-confidence while the other is a shrinking violet who has trouble looking another person in the eye and difficulty expressing herself. Is there any question which of the two will be hired?

I  believe that Christmas is that wondrous time of year when each of us renews our faith that a better world is possible. By trying to live Christmas 12 months a year, we CAN make this world a better place to live – for others and for ourselves.

God does not ask your ability, or your inability. He asks only your availability.

To me, happiness is, first, having work that you love to do – something you like so much you’d do it even if you weren’t paid. Second, happiness is someone to love. And third, it is having something to look forward to.
My priorities have always been God first, family second, career third. I have found that when I put my life in this order, everything seems to work out. God was my first priority early in my career when I was struggling to make ends meet. Through the failures and success I have experienced since then, my faith has remained unchecked

Sometimes I wonder if my mother was aware of the seeds she was planting in my life as a child and where they would take not only me, but thousands of other women. What she sent into my life I sent into others’. And they in turn have sent what they have into many lives as well.

Hope is wishing for something to come true. Faith is belief that it will come true. Believe that for every problem God gives you, He will also provide you with a solution

Behind every success story in Mary Kay, you will find a simple explanation of great faith. I believe that every person has a capacity for greatness, that God planted the seeds there, and it is up to us to make them blossom forth with patience, guidance and belief. It is up to us to discover the multiple talents that we possess and bring them into fruit.

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