Ours is an ever-changing world; one in which we often times have very little control. Our beliefs, expectations, and the way we choose to think and feel about ourselves and others determine everything that happens to us. We only have complete control over one thing in this world we live in – our thinking – and what actions we take as a result of those thoughts. Using our minds to consider or reason what we should do will determine the results that we get. If we change the quality of our thinking for the better, we can change the quality of our lives almost overnight.
So below, I have listed some great motivational quotes – some which you have probably heard many times but hold true – so that you can take control of your thoughts, think positively and make life changes that will ensure success.
Walt Disney – “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Rob Siltanen – “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe – Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough, we must do.”
Dr. Henry Link – ” We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”
Albert Einstein – “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
Theodore Roosevelt – ” Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.”
C. S. Lewis – “You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
Brian Tracy – “Fake it until you make it. Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.”
Helen Keller – “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
Harvey Mackay – “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, it makes those around me better.”
Confucius – “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Charles R. Swindoll – “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
Norman Vincent Peale – “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be happy.”
William James – “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
Aldous Huxley – “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
Robert H. Schuller – “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
Mark Twain – “Courage is resistance to fear – mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
Unknown – “Good things come to those who wait. Greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”
Unknown – “Life has 2 rules – 1. Never quit, and 2. Always remember rule #1.”
Unknown – “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
So here’s to thinking positively, being fearless, and living life to the fullest. Have a great day!
Having a hard time getting started or finding the will to continue? We’ve all had those days when we find it hard to go on with whatever project we’ve started, or even getting started at all. As an author, there are times of self-doubt and discouragement that can slow me down. Sometimes a bit of wisdom or inspiration from those who have also experienced these things is in order. We all need that pat on the back and encouragement to push us onward to success. One of my favorite little sayings is ~ Resistance means Persistence. So I persist forward in my goals as an author/writer, and hopefully you will too in whatever endeavor you’ve chosen.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeat.” ~ B. C. Forbes
“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.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” ~Art Linkletter
“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it!” ~ Winston Churchill
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.” ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~ Albert Einstein
“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ King Martin Luther, Jr.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If you do not have persistence then no amount of education, talent, or genius can make up for it. ~ Stephen Richards ~ Aristotle
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“The most essential factor is persistence–the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” ~ James Whitcomb Riley
“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” ~ Louis Pasteur
“Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” ~ Josh Billings
Here’s hoping that whatever inspires you will make 2016 a successful year for you!