Tag: Positivity

Quotes January 27, 2020

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
“The future depends on what you do today.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Confucius
 
 
 
 
“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.”
Gary Ryan Blair
 
 
 
 
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Saint Francis
 
 
 
 
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”
Eva Young
 
 
 
 
“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”
William Patten
 
 
 
 
“Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”
Patrick Suskind
 
 
 
 
“You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.”
Irish Proverb
 
 
 
 
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
Conrad Hilton
 
 
 
 
“Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.”
Elbert Hubbard

Quotes January 20, 2020

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

 
 
 
 

”This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
Alan Wilson Watts
 
 
 
 
“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
Stephen R. Covey
 
 
 
 

“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Calvin Coolidge
 
 
 
 
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.”
Joseph Barbara
 
 
 
 
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.”
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
Louis Pasteur
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”
Seneca
 
 
 
 
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
Bruce Lee
 
 
 
 
“Don’t be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t let others discourage you or tell you that you can’t do it. In my day I was told women didn’t go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn’t.”
Gertrude B. Elion

Quotes January 14, 2020

If we can’t tolerate a possible consequence, remote though it may be, we steer clear of planting its seeds.”
Warren Buffett
 
 
 
 
I remember one morning getting up at dawn. There was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling. And I…I remember thinking to myself: So this is the beginning of happiness, this is where it starts…It was happiness. It was the moment, right then.”
The Hours (screenplay by David Hare)
 
 
 
 
“Information is knowledge which is merely acquired and stored up; wisdom is knowledge operating in the direction of powers to the better living of life.”
John Dewey
 
 
 
 
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake,
poet, painter
 
 
 
 
If you stare at an object, as you do when you paint, there is no point at which you stop learning things from it.
Wayne Thiebaud,
painter
 
 
 
 
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
Peter Drucker,
management consultant, educator, writer
 
 
 
 
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.
Seneca the Elder,
orator
 
 
 
 
Why should I deem myself to be a chisel, when I could be the artist?
J.C.F. von Schiller,
poet, philosopher, physician, historian, playwright
 
 
 
 
Inhale. Exhale. Everything is going to be ok. Actually, it’s going to turn out better than okay, you’ll see.
Unknown

 
 
 
 
Don’t Quit. Sometimes the things you are hoping for come at unexpected times.
Unknown

Quotes January 13, 2020

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
Olin Miller
 
 
 
 
“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
Confucius
 
 
 
 
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
Stephen Covey
 
 
 
 
“Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.”
Henry L. Doherty
 
 
 
 
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.”
Chanakya
 
 
 
 
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
 
 
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King
 
 
 
 
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Beverly Sills
 
 
 
 
“I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.”
Jim Carrey
 
 
 
 
“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
David Allen
 
 
 
 
“A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.”
Mildred Struven
 
 
 
 
“Think of many things; do one.”
Portuguese proverb
 
 
 
 
“If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.”
Ernest Hemingway
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
Francis Chan
 
 
 
 
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
Vince Lombardi

Quotes January 12, 2020

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”
Jim Rohn
 
 
 
 
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
Maxwell Maltz
 
 
 
 
“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”
Dan Coppersmith
 
 
 
 
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder
 
 
 
 
“Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.”
Victoria Moran
 
 
 
 
“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
Tina Fey
 
 
 
 
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay
 
 
 
 
“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
Elizabeth Gaskell
 
 
 
 
“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
W.C. Fields
 
 
 
 
“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”
Harry Palmer
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
Anna Taylor
 
 
 
 
My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
Anthony Hopkins

Quotes December 31, 2019

One day you are here and one day, poof, you’re gone.
When that day comes it won’t matter what car you drive, where you live or how much money you have in the bank.
What will matter are the people you impacted and the legacy you left. Invest in relationships. Start now!
Jon Gordon, best-selling author
 
 
 
 

“The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds”
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 

We keep track of the wrong things — money, business accomplishments. At the end of your life, you will only remember the moments you received and gave kindness, the times you loved, and those who made your year filled with joy. Let’s celebrate what matters!
Claudia Hall Christian
 
 
 
 
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Mary Pickford
 
 
 
 
Even if it’s difficult keep moving forward.
Unknown

Quotes December 30, 2019

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
M. Scott Peck
 
 
 
 
“The best way out is always through.”
Robert Frost
 
 
 
 
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
Denis Waitley
 
 
 
 
“As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.”
Margaret Heffernan
 
 
 
 
“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.”
Joan Collins
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
C.S. Lewis
 
 
 
 
“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell
 
 
 
 
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
Harry Golden
 
 
 
 
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
Barrack Obama
 
 
 
 
“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

Quotes December 26, 2019

“You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.”
Robert C. Savage
 
 
 
 
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
When I feel good about myself, things start happening for myself. When you look up, you go up.
Herschel Walker,
professional American football player
 
 
 
 
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn
 
 
 
 
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Coco Chanel
 
 
 
 
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
Benjamin Disraeli
 
 
 
 
A life spent making mistakes is more honorable than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard
 
 
 
 
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Robert Schuller
 
 
 
 
Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Prove yourself to yourself not others.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Live simply. Love generously. Speak truthfully. Pray daily. Leave everything else to God.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Thankfulness is the beginning of happiness.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
You’ll never find the RIGHT person if you never let go of the WRONG one.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Truth is not diminished by the number of people who believe it.
Unknown

Quotes December 16, 2019

Go ahead, and fear not. You will have a full library at your service.
Doris Kearns Goodwin,
biographer, historian, Pulitzer Prize winner
 
 
 
 
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand
 
 
 
 
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot
 
 
 
 
“Comparison is the death of joy.”
Mark Twain

Quotes December 02, 2019

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”
M. Scott Peck
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Lao-Tzu
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”
Diane Von Furstenberg
 
 
 
 
“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
Maxwell Maltz
 
 
 
 
“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”
Dan Coppersmith
 
 
 
 
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder
 
 
 
 
“Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.”
Victoria Moran
 
 
 
 
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay
 
 
 
 
“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
Elizabeth Gaskell
 
 
 
 
“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
Tina Fey