Yeah, I don’t want to write anything new right now. Plus, a dear friend who has read my words with much more intention than I ever have (thanks, Laurence!) was kind enough to cull through my books, blogs and other writings to compile a list of some interesting quotes. So there’s a chance that I’ll never have to write another clever or innovative word again. Ever.
Don’t let your fear prevent you from the possibility of new life that lies within.
In this physical world, you can leave a legacy by erecting a monument with your name on it. Or you can invest in others like your children and loved ones, your friends, people in your community and, at work, your employees.
Choosing wisely, working hard, and caring deeply are the only things that increase your success rate.
We carry our baggage with us wherever we go, even if, for a time, we find someone else to carry it for us.
Uncomfortable is not the same as unhappy, nor does comfort create happiness.
Use your failures as seeds of success; don’t let your victories suck you into an expectation of future victories. You still have to do the work.
Intent can point you in the right direction, but at the end of the day you are measured by the strength of your outcomes.
Some people seem to stumble on success as if by accident. But for most, success requires the passionate pursuit of a lofty goal.
Conflicts arise because no one is willing to see the middle, the place where truth resides.
Relationships form when people are willing to be vulnerable and lower their guards enough to share of themselves.
Kindness usually results in more kindness; selfishness encourages more selfishness. If you want to get momentum for kindness, be kind to others.
People succeed or fail largely because of the stories they tell themselves, the stories they believe, and the stories they eventually act upon.
Regardless if you leave goodness and joy or negativity and pessimism, the wake behind you has the power to grow exponentially, long after you’ve flown on to another destination.
Dwelling on the negative may weaken your opponent, but it does so at the cost of demonstrating your own weak character.
You can’t control other people, but you can control how you respond to the people around you.
If you look hard to find the things that are going right, you’ll see a lot more of them.
Look forward, not backwards. Past failure proves only this: you have tried at least once before. Try again. Recommit. The outcome might be different this time. Why? Because you are different. You are now experienced.
If you like what the mirror shows you, thank those you’ve entrusted with holding your mirror. If you don’t like what you see, change who holds your mirror. Without changing a thing, you’ll be surprised how beautiful your reflection is when the mirror is held by someone who believes in you and loves you.
Some people come into our lives during transitional times, maybe like a lost soul that we meet while we are a lost soul. We visit for a little time while we commiserate and console each other. But lasting relationships are not based on shared flaws but rather shared values and dreams.