Sticks and stones can hurt you, but it’s words that can make or break you. In this post I’m sharing 13 words of inspiration from various sources that I hope would help make you into whatever you want to become. Don’t forget to click the star to like this and share your thoughts to contribute to the list.
PUT PEOPLE BEFORE ONES AND ZEROS
“It can be so easy to get caught up in making a buck. We’re conditioned to believe money will make us happy, but we forget about what’s really important: each other. Instead of trying to extract value from this world, add to it in your own unique way, in a way no one else can but you, by contributing massive value to people’s lives in the most impactful way you possibly can” – Chris Mccombs. People often do not realize that the richest people in the world today are the ones who added value to the world and completely changed society. They first thought about how best to help humanity before thinking about the business part of it. Consider Bill Gates and what he did with Microsoft and computers, and think about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook (before the whole issue with our data) and how connected Facebook has made the world today. Whatever business or service you want to offer, think about who you are doing it for first and the value you will bring to their lives. Value is what converts to ca$h!
THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL IS INSIDE OF ME
“I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I lived as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can't take away my dignity. Because the greatest love of all is happening to me. I found the greatest love of all inside of me. The greatest love of all is easy to achieve. Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all” - Whitney Houston (Greatest Love Of All). This song is one of the most inspiring songs about self love! For someone like me who didn’t really have any reliable shoulder to lean on, and deciding to be my own friend and guide, I can really relate to this song and fully understand the benefits of loving yourself. “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. And if by chance that special place that you've been dreaming of, lead you to a lonely place, find your strength in (your) love”.
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE BEST LAID PLANS? “WHAT A DISASTER!”
I actually shared this quote to the Quotes section of this blog. There is never a fool proof way to go through life! If you actually found the cheat sheet for life please email me a PDF copy! But on a serious note, understand that the lows are all part of the journey of life. In your down times you just have to pick yourself up and keep going. While there is no sure way to go through life, there is actually always a way out, so spend your efforts in finding it and enjoy the process while you are at it. Side note; follow my twitter if you want to get served quotes such as this one.
CURIOSITY CREATES OPPORTUNITY
“My favorite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” - Mario Testino. There is always an answer to every problem! If you find yourself drowning in any form of depression, sadness, unhappiness and you are going through a really tough time, what you really need is to develop the right kind of curiosity. Your urge to want to know how to fix any problem, then committing to finding the solution is what bring success. Reading more books, surrounding yourself by kind and helpful people as well as offering to help others can really help you to figure certain things out.
I NEVER ASKED TO BE RICH. ALL I ASKED FOR WAS A PENNY FOR EVERY TIME SOMEONE DOUBTED ME
- Eminem. There is a saying that “enemies are not God”. You will never know what you’re capable of until you try, no matter what everyone else thinks. Opinions are just what they are – words. Someone breaking your legs or causing you to go blind would be more worrying. But even people in much worth circumstances are making wonderful things with their lives – so what’s your excuse?
YOU CAN REACH YOUR GOALS WITHOUT BEING NEGATIVE ABOUT THEM TO YOUR OWN SELF
“You know hun, I'm a bit concerned about this negative tone that I'm hearing in your voice these days. I can appreciate where your uncertainly stems from and you have reason to question your anxieties and how disillusioned you feel as well as feeling skeptical about who you believe you can trust. But that attitude will just hold you back in this life and you're going to continue to feel alienated. Give some thought to this because I'm confident in you and I know that you can reach your desired destination and accomplish your goals much more quickly without this confrontation that I'm hearing in your tone these days when others go low, we go high.” – Drake (Can’t have everything).
THE ROAD TO SUCCESS AND THE ROAD TO FAILURE ARE ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME
-- Colin R. Davis. Sometimes to succeed means that you will have to fail first. What makes the positive difference is your ability to keep getting up when you fall.
“Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasn’t one more thing you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman – you’re perfect!” – Coach Gary Gaines (Friday Night Light).
GOOD HEALTH IS A PRINCIPAL THING
“I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health” - Robin S. Sharma.
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS DO, IT’S PRETTY QUIET ISN’T IT?
“Yeah, handouts create lazy people I'm not impressed with. You want something in life, then why don't you go and get it? Actions speak louder than words do, it's pretty quiet, isn't it?” – NF (Remember This).
JUST KEEP GOING
“Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.”– Dory (Finding Nemo).
KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM AND INSIGHT ARE VERY DIFFERENT THINGS
“Knowledge is measuring that a desert path is 12.4 miles long. Wisdom is packing enough water for the hike. Insight is building a lemonade stand at mile 6” – Royale Scuderi.
IT’S NOT ABOUT CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT IT’S ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF
”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”– Rocky (Rocky Balboa).
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