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Paul J. Meyer

October 27, 2009


Paul J. Meyer

May 21, 1928- October 26, 2009

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

Monday morning, my grandfather, Paul J. Meyer lost his battle with cancer. He was a wonderful grandfather and philanthropist who practiced his Christian beliefs daily. He will forever influence my life and will never be forgotten. Love you Paw-Paw.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from him:

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”

“Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems. “

“Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone’s interest.”

“Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile goals.”

“Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.”

“Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms carry out your plan.”

“Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.”

Information on Paul J. Meyer’s books and audio recordings

Paul J. Meyer Obituary

Waco Tribune article: Waco entrepreneur, philanthropist Paul J. Meyer dies at 81 years old

Waco Tribune article: The Great Giver

Baylor University: Paul J. Meyer, Baylor Alumnus Honoris Causa, Passes Away

Waco Tribune Herald: Businessman Meyer remains devoted to philanthropy in Waco


6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2009 3:54 pm

    Loved your grandfather. I am living the life of my dreams because I met him and use his philosophies. Condolences. Paul Hinkle

  2. October 30, 2009 2:07 am

    Sorry to hear about your grandfather. My deepest sympathies.

  3. Jenn permalink
    November 12, 2009 2:52 am

    Love you, Paw-Paw. I’m still sad :*(

  4. Mark permalink
    January 11, 2010 7:09 pm

    Jess, What a great man and inspiration. I was fortunate to know him and I miss him. Mark

  5. Yochana permalink
    January 23, 2011 8:27 pm


    Your garndfather was and is still such an inspiration to me.


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