February 13, 2021

20 Quotes to Kick Off BOBL

    Reading motivational quotes was how I first dipped my toes into self-development.  I collected my favorites for years.  I don't want you to spend hours reading through unnecessarily long lists like I did.  Stay tuned for upcoming collections of quotes that will discuss topics such as:

Going after your dreams
1.  "Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying."
- Christian Gellert

Dreaming bigger
2.  "The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
- Michelangelo 

Your potential
3.  "We'll never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it."
- Travis Rice

Your power
4.  "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
- Alice Walker 

The power of your thoughts
5.  "Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.”
- Tony Robbins

Limiting beliefs
6.  "Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours."
- Richard Bach

7.  "The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.”
- Jordan Belfort

Getting out of your own way
8.  "The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you."
- Tom Bradley

The value of time
9.  "Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your impact
10. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

Your true self
11.  "'Finding yourself' is not really how it works. You aren't a ten-dollar bill in last winter's coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people's opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. 'Finding yourself' is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.”
- Emily McDowell

The opinions of others
12.  "Small minds can't comprehend big spirits.  To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood."
- Unknown

Your comfort zone
13.  "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."
- Michael John Bobak

Taking action
14.  "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
- Wayne Gretzy

The fear of failure
15.  "Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
- Louis E. Boone

Failure itself
16.  "Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up."
- Chinese Proverb

17.  "Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Difficult times
18.  "When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."
- Shauna Niequist

Your past
19.  "Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future."
- Marilyn Ferguson

and building your best future
20.  "When in doubt, just take the next small step."
- Paulo Coelho

and much more!

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