The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender
Decide what kind of life you want to live. Then say no to everything that isn’t that.
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both.
Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimise the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.
I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.
Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.
You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.
If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.
Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
If you give a person too much too soon, they’ll fall in love with your hand, and not your heart.
Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets inside them. Moral of the story, don’t let what is happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.
Watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Watch your words, for they become your actions. Watch your actions, for they become your habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. What your chatacter for it becomes your destiny.
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
Imagine you are walking in the woods and you see a small dog sitting by a tree. As you approach it, it suddenly lunges at you, teeth bared. You are frightened and angry. But then you notice one of its legs is caught in a trap. Immediately your mood shifts from anger to concern: You see that the dog’s aggression is coming from a place of vulnerability and pain. Rjis applies to all of us. When we behave in hurtful ways, it is because we are caught in some kind of trap. The more we look through the eyes of wisdom at ourselves and one another, the more we cultivate a compassionate heart.
Everyone smiles in the same language.
Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.
We possess the keys to the prisons that hold us captive.
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
The hard work that no one wants to do yields the results that everyone wants to see.
A person who feels appreciated, will always do more than is expected.
Be your own best friend.
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai…
Your terrible job is the dream of every unemployed. Your house is the dream of every homeless. Your smile is the dream of the depressed. Your health is the dream of the ill. Your lifestyle is the dream of somebody else. Don’t let difficult times make you forget your blessings.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
We have the ability to make easy things seem impossible. Stop losing the mind game against yourself.
If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.
When we are conscious, we have choice. When we are unconscious, we have habit. Nicole…
Do you have the patience to wait ’till your mud settles and the water is…
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If you measure your worth by how much…
Routines trump intentions. A lot of us have good intentions in areas like work, relationships, and health, but routines are what dictate whether they will ever materialize.
Every battle is won before it is fought.
It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells you what kind of life you’ve lived.
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.
Once upon a time, there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for…
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
Fighting reality only creates suffering. While pain is inevitable in life, suffering is optional. And suffering is what happens when we refuse to accept the pain in our lives.
Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows are deep.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.
If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.
You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.
We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
Man is affected not by events but by the view he takes of them.
They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.
The more pain you embrace, the less you experience.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
You are only as free as your darkest secret.
Your mind is the most powerful tool you have to change your life.
The small things in life are the big things. Make all the small, seemingly insignificant changes you can think of and watch your life radically change.