‘Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.’
‘Your purpose is the wind in your sail. And without a why there is no wind.’
‘To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love.’
‘The hardest thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life and the procedure the process is it’s own reward.’
‘The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.’
‘Be happy with what you have while you work on what you want.’
‘If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.’
‘It’s never too late to be who you might have been.’
‘As we let our light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically releases others.’
‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.’
‘While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.’
‘An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.’
‘The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.’
‘One day some people came to the master and asked: How can you be happy in a world of such impermanence, where you cannot protect your loved ones from harm, illness or death? The master held up a glass and said: Someone gave me this glass; It holds my water admirably and it glistens in the sunlight. I touch it and it rings! One day the wind may blow it off the shelf, or my elbow may knock it from the table. I know this glass is already broken, so I enjoy it – incredibly.’
Achaan Chah Subat
‘If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.’
‘Strive for continuous improvement instead of perfection.’
‘Treat a man as he is and we make him less than he is. Treat a man as though he already were what he potentially could be and we make him what he should be.’
‘The secret to achieving inner peace lies in understanding our inner core values- those things in our lives that are most important to us- and then seeing that they are reflected in the daily events of our lives.‘
Hyrum W. Smith
‘Of all the judgements we pass in life, none is more important than the judgement we pass on ourselves.’
‘The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something we make happen.’
‘Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.