Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.
“Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.”
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
“It is through understanding my own sensuality that I can be able to love someone else.”
“We must treat ourselves with care, respect, and compassion before we can effectively extend these things to others.”
“The Best Health Care Plan Is A Self Care Plan”
“Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.”– Vironika Tugaleva
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“Our focus should be on making the most of our own lives, regardless of whether we start at the bottom or the top- not on envying the advantages and achievements of others.”
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”
“As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.”
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich
I would no longer open my soul to people undeserving of it.”
Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.
“Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
“I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.”
“Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.”
Malak El Halabi
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
“Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.”
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
“You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.”
“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”
“Every day brings new choices.”
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
George Horace Lorimer
“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
“Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
“Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us.
Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own.
The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all.
Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.”
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
Knowing what you need to do to improve your life takes wisdom. Pushing yourself to do it takes courage.
My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.
I’d rather be optimistic and wrong, than pessimistic and right.
It doesn’t matter if you flip burgers, bricks or houses. Just don’t sit on your ass all day flipping channels. Hustle.
“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
“Too busy” is a myth. People make time for the things that are really important to them.
A stone is broken by the last stroke of the hammer. This doesn’t mean that the 1st stroke is useless. Success is the result of continuous and persistent effort.
Failure is not an impediment, she is a teacher. A brutal mistress that will give you experience more valuable than any easy win.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people…”
The Breakfast Club
I don’t want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself.
sushil, The Flexible Enterprise
When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.
Sorry is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.
Truth is like a surgery. It hurts but cures. Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.
Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.
Classy is when you have a lot to say but you choose to remain silent in front of fools.
People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise.
What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
Don’t let someone dim your lights simply because it’s shining in their eyes.
Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.
We have seen what we thought was unseeable.
astrophysicist and director of the Event Horizon Telescope project, when unveiling the first picture of a black hole on April 10
Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
The tragedy of a thoughtless man is not that he doesn’t think, but that he thinks that he’s thinking.
writer and photographer
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
actor, humorist, social commentator
[Human evolution] just got even messier, more complicated and a whole lot more interesting.
anthropologist, about the recent discovery of a previously unknown human species
It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.
former football player, coach and analyst
Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
former US secretary of state
Our nation will succeed or fail to the degree that all of us — citizens and businesses alike — are active participants in building strong, sustainable and enriching communities.
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.,
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.
Every attempt to reach new milestones holds opportunities for us to learn, adjust and progress.
NASA administrator, after Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crashed on the moon
If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
college basketball coach
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
endocrinologist and stress researcher
Change obstacles into challenges. You might have to step back and go a different direction, but you can achieve.
naval engineer who revolutionized the design process for naval ships, and US Navy’s first female program manager of ships
Put your ego in your pocket and sit on it.
Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.
engineer, physician, NASA astronaut and first black woman to travel into space
The joy of poetry is that it will wait for you. Novels don’t wait for you. Characters change. But poetry will wait. I think it’s the greatest art.
poet and recipient of the 2018 Wallace Stevens Award
What matters most is that we learn from living.
writer and Nobel Prize winner
We speak of educating our children. Do we know that our children also educate us?
Life doesn’t begin when you lose weight. Big dreams can be planned for and achieved in the bodies we have today, regardless of size or age.
one of at least 20 plus-size women who hiked Mount Kilimanjaro together from March 2 to 10
Lack of effort bends me out of shape.
first woman to serve as assistant coach for a men’s NCAA Division I basketball team
Happiness? The color of it must be spring green.
professor, writer and “Under the Tuscan Sun” memoirist
If there’s anything you’ve wanted to do for yourself, just get out and go for it.
first woman to finish a US marathon (Pikes Peak Marathon, 1959)
I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to … behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word — politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.
I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it because, they carefully told me, computers could only do arithmetic; they could not do programs.
Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper,
developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language
I never did understand the trick of doing things like you were “supposed to.”
mathematician, professor and first female winner of the prestigious Abel Prize (2019)
I had very little idea of what I was supposed to be doing, so I set out to learn. What I essentially did was to put one foot in front of the other, shut my eyes, and step off the edge.
second female publisher of a major American newspaper
The best book, like the best speech, will do it all — make us laugh, think, cry and cheer — preferably in that order.
first female US secretary of state
I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be — and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.
singer, actress, Academy Award-winning songwriter and first artist to log more than 1 billion YouTube views
Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!
author and speaker living with multiple sclerosis
It doesn’t matter what your background is and where you come from. If you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.
tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles among active players
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
Christian D. Larson
Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Vincent Van Gogh
A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
C. G. Jung
Not ONE DROP of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me. Say it out loud. Smile. Repeat.
Life is not always perfect, but it’s always what you make it. So make it count, make it memorable, and never let anyone steal your happiness.
No magic potions. No fairy dust. No one to do it for you. Just me, I will push you, show you, how to put one determined foot in front of the other. That’s what I will do. I am inside you… I’m called your inner strength. Dig deep down and find me.
One day? Or day one.
Sky above me. Earth below me. Fire within me.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Gustav Jung
Scarcity of self-value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence.
Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it’s only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else’s love.
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
journalist and author
Your legs are not giving out, your head is giving up, keep going. No one ever drowned in sweat.
My inspiration tends to come from two words. The two most important words to a writer: “what if?”
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful you.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of.
If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nothing hurts a good soul and kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it.
Ali Ibn Abi Talib
May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave.
When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.
What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love though the fear and the mess. That’s all any of us can do. That’s what we’re here for.
“TRANSFORMATION is much more than using skills, resources and technology. It’s all about HABITS of mind.”
Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions.”
Darren L. Johnson
“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.”
“You cannot change your future; but, you can change your habits, and surely your habits…will change your future.”
Dr. Abdul Kalam
“There are no shortcuts for nurturing the movement toward wholeness other than drinking from the well of self-love.”
“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
“No man has ever listened himself out of a job.”
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States
Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.
writer and art critic
The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Joan Oliver Goldsmith,