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Quotes June 25, 2019

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”
Napoleon Bonaparte
 
 
“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”
Robert Herjavek
 
 
”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”
Brian Tracy
 
 
“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”
Robert Eliot
 
 
“Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn’t even exist in the first place.”
Jayson Engay
 
 
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
Leo Buscaglia
 
 
“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
Dean Smith
 
 
“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”
Shannon L. Alder
 
 
“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton
 
 
”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
“The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that we don’t trust.”
L.J. Vanier
 
 
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”
Paulo Coelho
 
 
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill
 
 
“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”
Erma Bombeck
 
 
“Trust the still, small voice that says, “this might work and I’ll try it.”
Diane Mariechild
 
 
“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb
 
 
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

Quotes June 10, 2019

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.”
– Richard Whately

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
– Dale Carnegie

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
– Olin Miller

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
– Mark Twain

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
– David Allen

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
– Epictetus

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Think of many things; do one.”
– Portuguese proverb

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “
– Alexander Graham Bell

“Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life.”
– Hal Elrod

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.”
– Victor Hugo

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“If you want to get your work done 50% faster in a given day, meditate for 20 minutes in the morning.”
– Tim Ferriss

“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
– Peter Drucker

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”
– Lao Tzu

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.”
– Seth Godin

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
– David Allen

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
– Karen Lamb

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
– Harriet Beecher Stowe

“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.”
– Colin Powell

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Morning not only forgives, it forgets.”
– Marty Rubin

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
– Robert H. Schuller

“If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.”
– Les Brown

”Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
– Richard Branson

“A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”
– John Burroughs

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
– Maya Angelou

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
– John Steinbeck

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.”
– Napoleon Hill

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
– Flavia Weedn

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anaïs Nin

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
– Drew Barrymore

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
– Kahlil Gibran

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
– Albert Camus

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
– Larry King

“As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.”
– Thomas S. Monson

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
– Khalil Gibran

“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”
– Shel Silverstein

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”
– Arnold H. Glasgow

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. “
– Leo F. Buscaglia

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
– Anthony Robbins

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”
– Maxwell Maltz

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”
– Bernard Meltzer

“The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”
– Dale Carnegie

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
– Rumi

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
– Buddha

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
– Andrew Matthews

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”
– William James

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
— Kristen Neff

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
— Wayne Dyer