“To be humble, curious and new in our approach, but still honor our intelligence will produce the highest form of living. This is the approach that enables us to manifest that which we truly desire.”—M. Kipp
“It is written that we must have the mind of a child in order to grasp the deeper meaning of life. What is a child like? A child is new, untainted and curious. A child knows nothing of failure, of heartbreak, of death or other people’s opinions. A child lives curiously in the present. Let us make our goal to let go of the tainted old thoughts that hold us back. The thoughts that there is no love out there, that our dreams are not achievable, that happy endings don’t exist or that you’re just not supposed to succeed. Let us make it our aim to return to having the mind of a child. Not forgetting our past, but learning from it and not allowing it to taint our present moment.”—M. Kipp
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”—S. Jobs
“Aim for success, not perfection. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.”—D. M. Burns
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept is as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”—E. Tolle
“Instead of making up excuses for why something is impossible, it’s far better to come up with reasons why it could be possible. One reason why is more powerful than all the reasons why not.”—J. Kiddard
“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.”—F.S. Shinn
“Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are always saying yes to someone else’s projects. You can only get ahead with your desired lifestyle if you are focused on the things that will produce that lifestyle.”—J. Canfield
“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”—T.R.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends.”—M. Twain
“Many of us have a group of friends who don’t want to change, too – who will back us up with our excuses. Who we hang out with is who we become. The environment we live in molds us more than anything else.
We have to be mindful of the people we surround ourselves with and where we choose to exist and be. There are plenty of people in the world who will positively affirm mediocrity! Not because they are bad people, no – but because they do not know any better.”—M. Kipp
“It’s so important to think for yourself, renew your mind and question your beliefs on a regular basis. Many of the thoughts we think are the insecure thoughts of others. Many of the thoughts we think are the fearful thoughts of the world that we allowed to be projected onto us and then become a part of who we are, because it is reinforced so much from the outside. And it can become so loud, so consistent and so normal, that we don’t even know we are being hypnotized by the fearful and insecure thoughts of others.”—M. Kipp
“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.”—J. Rohn
“To get the most success out of life have no agenda other than to give whatever you can in the present moment. A smile, a laugh, a quarter, a helping hand, an introduction or just your listening ear is more powerful than you can imagine. Others will feel comfortable in your presence and all good things will find you – WITHOUT seeking them.”—J. Kiddard
“The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others’ validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals, or wind chimes. It’s the natural consequence of having self-esteem, the greatest power you can have. With self-esteem, your life can broaden into an adventure because you can know in your gut that you can handle the unknown. And you can handle helping others without fear, which is true liberation.”—C. Myss
“You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance.”—Katie Kacvinsky
I wish I understood work. Work is the key to anything you want to do. If you want to play the guitar—anybody can learn to play the fucking guitar—you can be good at it. Maybe you won’t get to be a genius but you could be good.
You can be good enough to write good songs or make a good film or whatever. There’s no such thing as not having enough talent to get to that level. I mean, persistence is talent, really. Just sticking with it. Talent is not stopping.