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10 Great Quotes, And Ways To Live Them

Robert Schuller

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”

Robert Schuller

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10 Great Quotes, And Ways To Live Them

10 Great Quotes, And Ways To Live Them

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."

Robert Schuller

Robert Schuller

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”

Douglas Pagels

Douglas Pagels

"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."

Victoria Holt

Victoria Holt

"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

Rollo May

Rollo May

"Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves."

"He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger."

"He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger."

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark."

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark."

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Samuel Johnson

"Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess and to gain applause which he cannot keep."

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Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill


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Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel

Spend your time wisely. Nothing will happen just by looking at it, so act upon it.

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Spend your time wisely. Nothing will happen just by looking at it, so act upon it.

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau


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Jim Collins

"If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any."

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The Essential Things

Normally we are tied up in the unessential, the trivial, small demands that take up our time and energy.

We need to prioritize the essential, the important, the things that really matter in life, like family, relationships, meaningful work, and what we love to do.

Let Go

Let go of the things that are limiting you:

  • your excuses for not keeping your promises
  • your small thinking
  • your irrational fears
  • you being attached to outcomes rather than to the process
  • your complaining instead of problem-solving
  • your self-sabotage.

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Creating Psychological Distance

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  • Social distance: When we describe someone that is different to us, we use abstract qualities (them and us).
  • Hypothetically: We use abstract words and terms to describe events that may not happen compared to events that are more likely to happen.
Psychological Distancing and Executive Functioning

Executive functioning is the set of abilities and behaviors that is controlled by the frontal lobe, including:

  • Goal-directed and planning behaviours, such as deciding how to get dressed.
  • Inhibiting responses such as waiting your turn.
  • Monitoring your behavior and correcting mistakes.
  • Changing your behavior in response to a change in the environment.

Executive functioning helps you to regulate your emotions better, which gives rise to psychological distancing.

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Motivation is limited

Nobody is ever motivated all the time. Life has a way of presenting us with obstacles and challenges that can really throw us for a loop.

So, if motivation is temporary this means you ...

Motivation from within

We may be inspired by other people’s stories, but the greatest motivation will always come from within.

You will need a strong conviction or internal driving force in order to build a life of success. That drive can only stem from what’s important to you, what is relevant in your life, and what affects you in a profound way.

Motivation and action

Motivation without action is simply hype. Unless you do something every day that brings you closer towards your goals, you will not accomplish anything at all.

Nobody ever motivated their way towards their dreams. They acted because of their motivation and were able to reach their version of success.

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“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, and energy flows, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere.”

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“Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.”

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Accept Your Emotions

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Take Daily Risks

Structure and routine are important, but in excess, they may stop you from growing. Taking certain risks can be healthy and rewarding.

Challenge yourself to take a risk each day, do something new or differently, anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone.

Live In The Present

Mental health tends to deteriorate when we obsess over past happenings instead of taking responsibility in what we’re doing or creating in the now.

Live in the present without hyper-focusing on the future or the past.

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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

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Great men are not born great, they grow great.”

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The least important things, sometimes, my dear boy, lead to the greatest discoveries.”

 - The First Doctor, The Space Museum (1965)

"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority."

 - The Second Doctor, The Wheel in Space (1968)

"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority."

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A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”

 - The Third Doctor, The Time Warrior (1973)

A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”

 - The Third Doctor, The Time Warrior (1973)

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  • When we start talking to our mind by writing, we see that we are having a healthy conversation with ourselves, which is cathartic and helps our mind express things that were repressed earlier.