Quotes and other Life Lessons

For years, I’ve subscribed to Readers Digest. I especially enjoy the courageous and inspiring stories, adventures, healthy living tips, jokes and quotes.

I have quite a collection of inspirational quotes I’ve gathered over the years from a variety of other sources.

Here are some of my favorites:

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Many times I’ve heard people say things like, “I’ve just got to find out what I want to do with my life” or “I need to find out how to … [fill in the blank] Your life is not about “finding” anything. Nothing is lost! You already have everything within you that you need to life an abundant and fulfilling life. What I understand about this quote is that you create the life you want by taking charge. You make decisions based on what’s best for you. And you are not defined by self-imposed limitations.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Confidence comes by stepping outside the box, taking risks and being open to new experiences.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou

You have the power to change anything in your life, including your attitude and responses. Once you embrace that thought, you are empowered and operate at a higher level of consciousness.

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind” – Wayne Dyer

A quote from Mike Dooley of www.tut.com blog states, “thoughts become things”- choose the good ones”. Your thoughts are the driving force behind your actions, reactions, decisions and beliefs. When thoughts become stressful, unproductive and negative, they infiltrate every action and reaction. Choose good thoughts.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Whether it’s pursuing you dream job, writing a book, or accomplishing any other goal, you must have confidence and a strong belief that you will succeed. Take baby steps towards your goal and as you master each step, you get closer to the top.

“Every person naturally wants to become all that they are capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature; we cannot help wanting to be all that we can be.” – Wallace Wattle

We all have within us everything we will ever need to be successful, happy and abundantly. You need only to tap into your inherent talents, resources and strengths to create your best life. When you uncover the imagination, creativity intuition already inside of you, you discover who you really are and who you are destined to be.

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic. –Anonymous

When you are open to new possibilities and experiences, innumerable opportunities become available. You don’t have to wait until you’re “smart enough”, “bold enough” or “good enough” to risk trying something new.

Quotes and life lessons are valuable resources to have in your toolbox to motivate, uplift your spirits and even put a smile on your face.

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Gladys Anderson, Life Coach, Therapist, Author

Gladys M. Anderson is a certified life coach, licensed marriage and family therapist, consultant, workshop facilitator and author of the soon to be published book, “Master the Genie Within”. She coaches women in the art of saying no and how to protect their precious time and energy by setting strong boundaries to create a uniquely crystal clear vision for the satisfying careers and relationships they truly want. In her spare time, Gladys loves to travel and experience new and exciting adventures. She is an amateur genealogist, avid reader, loves “techy” stuff, and enjoys reading mystery novels.

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