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Life is beautiful and offers us many valuable lessons along the way.

As much as we have come to believe that it is unpredictable and that our destiny is set in stone, we have the power within us to control and change most of what happens in our lives and it’s quality by the choices we make, the actions we take and the way we react to circumstances and various situations.

The following quotes reinforce this:

 

Quote #1:

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

We cannot change the past, neither can we predict the future but we can use our past experiences, challenges and the valuable lessons we garner from them to create and shape our future. Life and time have a way of making us wiser, better equipped and changing our perspective as far as many things are concerned.

Often times though, we are so hung up on the past and spend too much time re-visiting it that we fail to realize the opportunities that abound before us. The best things are never behind us but ahead of us and can only be experienced if and when we allow ourselves to embrace new possibilities and opportunities and become proactive in creating the lives we desire for ourselves.

 

Quote #2:

“Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.” – Gail Devers

Nothing ventured, nothing gained! To accomplish anything; you have to dare to dream, be willing to take risks and put yourself out there. Nothing worth having in life comes easily or will be handed to you without any effort or due diligence on your part.

The World’s greatest inventions and innovations were birthed from an idea and the idea turned into manifestation by the person who dared to try by taking a leap of faith and making the decision to put the idea into work.

 

Quote #3:

“That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

Roger Bannister was able to accomplish a feat experts had said for many years the human body wasn’t capable of; he broke the four minute mile barrier and inspired others to follow suit shortly thereafter. As they say, the rest is history, what was once considered impossible is a norm today.

If someone else is succeeding at something you are failing in, you need to re-examine your actions and figure out what you are doing wrong or aren’t doing and determine if their actions, habits and mannerisms are duplicable and if emulated would aid you in achieving similar if not greater success.

 

Quote #4:

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You really are the Author and Creator of your life and can be, do and have anything you put your mind to. Whatever you tell yourself is possible for you will be possible for you. The person YOU determine to be is the person you will become based on your mindset, the actions you perform and the choices you make.

The only person that stands in the way of you becoming the person you want to be is yourself. People can try to prevent you from becoming the person you would like to become or even influence you into becoming that very person but all the hard work lies in you determining the possibility of this happening.

 

Quote #5:

“Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

When it comes to dealing with challenging situations or obstacles in life, you can either take the stance of being the problem or the solution; whichever option you choose greatly determines the outcome and your happiness.

Complaining about circumstances that you can easily change is pointless and will lead you nowhere. Either make the choice to do whatever it takes to change your situation and proactively pursue the solution or choose to not do anything about it and stay miserable. The choice is really up to you. For things to change, you have to be willing to make the change or stop complaining about it if you aren’t willing to.

 

Quote #6:

“Only those who risk going far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot

Although we are unlimited beings, we rarely tap into most of our potential because we sometimes aren’t willing to take the risks or make the sacrifices or commitments doing so would require of us. You will never know what you are capable of or where your strength lies until you are willing to push yourself further than you’ve ever gone or get out of your comfort zone without the possibility of a safety net.

The difference between being extra-ordinary and ordinary is determined by one’s will to go the extra mile and do what others aren’t willing to do.

Yvonne loves writing as much as she loves inspiring and motivating others to be better versions of themselves. She is a student of life and believe we all have something to teach and most importantly, learn from each other. Yvonne started her blog www.schoolcalledlife.wordpress.com  in an effort to motivate and inspire others. She loves real talk, candor and mind-stimulating conversations. You can follow her on twitter @ykariba

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  1. Anurag bhatt

    Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thank u mam…..thanks for your wonderful words…..love it

  2. Magda

    Jun 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    A very educative article Yvonne. We owe it to ourselves to bud out the best of ourselves. As you say, we should be ready to learn from others, life is full of lessons, we are all students of life. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

      You are most welcome, Magda. I am glad you found this article enlightening and share my philosophy on life, we truly are life’s students and have a lot to learn from each other.

  3. Tejaswi Khanna

    Jun 10, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Woke up to this article.and it’s marvelous. I loved the how projected these quotations into seeing the best in ourselves and create a better tomorrow. Thanks.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 10, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      You are most welcome, Tejaswi. We definitely have within us the power to create a better tomorrow for ourselves as well as others.

  4. Yvonne Kariba

    Jun 9, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for reading my article and sharing your insight, Christian. I truly believe that we should always follow our gut as far as pursuing our dreams and passion are concerned. Fear robs us of too much, a life of regret is a painful existence and a reminder of what could have been had we dared to dream and taken the risks.

  5. Lawrence Berry

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This is great! I really like quote #1 and quote #4. Abraham Lincoln was absolutely correct in that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Like you said in the article, we cannot change the past, but we can make a future that we envision for ourselves and our families. We have the capability to be who we want and do what we want, we have to just be willing to focus on it and work hard to achieve it. This was great thanks for sharing!

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Lawrence, I am glad you understand the responsibility we have in creating the life we desire, sometimes people struggle embracing this fact.

  6. Laurie Stone

    Jun 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    These are all lovely and inspirational. I guess it all boils down to believing in yourself, trying, making mistakes, and then keep going till you get where you want to go. Still, its always wonderful to hear great words from great people. Thank you.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Laurie. I am glad this article resonates with you.

  7. Christian LS

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Yvonne,

    Thanks for sharing.

    It is often times people forget the history and what people have done, what they’ve accomplished.
    And it is true that some people will as well get in your way for having the guts to pursue your dreams.

    Some are just to afraid to take risk, and some might not be in the positions to be.

    Whatever it is, follow your gut, and however it turns out, have no shame and learn from it.

    Christian LS
    NitroSalesTeam

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16 Insightful Shakira Quotes

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Shakira is a internationally recognized singer, actor, and philanthropist.  She has won multiple entertainment related awards and her music has reached the ears of billions. Starting her singing career at the young age of 13, Shakira has been forced to adapt and innovate in order to reach new audiences and maintain her status as a household name.  From music, to movies, to starting her own fragrance line; Shakira is a force to be reckoned with

Here are some words of wisdom from her decades of experience:

1. “In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.” – Shakira

2. “I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.” – Shakira

3. “Scars remind me of just how far that I’ve come.” – Shakira

4. “There’s no better makeup than self-confidence.” – Shakira

5. “I always had the intuition, even as a little child, that I was called for a big project.” – Shakira

6. “Live your life to the fullest.” – Shakira

7. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

8. “We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence…” – Shakira

9. “Walking gets too boring, when you learn how to fly.” – Shakira

10. “I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.” – Shakira

11. “I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.” – Shakira

12. “You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.” – Shakira

13. “Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.” – Shakira

14. “In the full light of day, I don’t want to think about the sunset.” – Shakira

15. “Relationships have to have a give and take if they’re going to work in the long term.” – Shakira

16. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

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39 Awe-Inspiring Quotes From Simon Sinek

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Simon Sinek in an internationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant.  His TED Talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action is listed as the third most popular presentation of all time.  He has gone on to write four best-selling books including his most recent Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.  Simon has even made an appearance on the #askgaryvee show.  His advice & insight has inspired millions of people to improve their lives and businesses.

Here are just a few of his insightful words of wisdom:

1. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

2. “A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

3. “I find, when you’re an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.” – Simon Sinek

4. “The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.” – Simon Sinek

5. “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.” – Simon Sinek

6. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

7. “Vision is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity it is as if we are talking about the past.” – Simon Sinek

8. “It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.” – Simon Sinek

9. “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” – Simon Sinek

10. “Some see risk as a reason not to try. Some see it as an obstacle to overcome. The risk is the same; to try or not depends on your perspective.” – Simon Sinek

11. “Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of Why we want it.” – Simon Sinek

12. “No matter when or where, always bring your ‘A’ game, because you never know when it will open doors for you.” – Simon Sinek

13. “As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything.” –Simon Sinek,

14. “Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.” – Simon Sinek

15. “Knowledge is understanding based on what has been studied and learned. Wisdom is understanding based on what has been felt and experienced.” – Simon Sinek

16. “Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys.” – Simon Sinek

17. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

18. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek

19. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others; it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” – Simon Sinek

20. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

21. “There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” – Simon Sinek

22. “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” –  Simon Sinek

23. “More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.” – Simon Sinek

24. “Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.” – Simon Sinek

25. “If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else.” – Simon Sinek

26. “If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” – Simon Sinek

27. “If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you.” – Simon Sinek

28. “One of the greatest things you can do is give your time and energy – things you will never get back.” – Simon Sinek

29. “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” ― Simon Sinek

30. “Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve.” – Simon Sinek

31. “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” – Simon Sinek

32. “Children are better off having a parent who works into the night in a job they love than a parent who works shorter hours but comes home unhappy.” – Simon Sinek

33. “Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY—our driving purpose, cause or belief—never changes.” – Simon Sinek

34. “Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response.” – Simon Sinek

35. “The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today.” – Simon Sinek

36. “The only way to ‘find out if it will work out’ is to do it.” – Simon Sinek

37. “Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” – Simon Sinek

38. “Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.” – Simon Sinek

39. “The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward.” – Simon Sinek

Which quote resonated with you the most?  Comment below!  And don’t forget to share!
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Clive Staples “C.S” Lewis was an English novelist, lecturer, poet, Christian apologist, lay theologian, broadcaster and academic. He is most recognized from his works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Space Trilogy.

He is also known for his apologetic writings such as The Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity and many others. The writings of Lewis have been translated into 30 languages, selling millions of copies.

While C.S. Lewis was alive, his net-worth was estimated around 10 million dollars.

Here are 45 C.S Lewis Quotes:

1. “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” – C.S Lewis

2. “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” – C.S Lewis

3. “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” – C.S Lewis

4. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S Lewis

5. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” – C.S Lewis

6. “All get what they want; they do not always like it.” – C.S Lewis

7. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S Lewis

8. “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” – C.S Lewis

9. “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.” – C.S Lewis

10. “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.” – C.S Lewis

11. “In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.” – C.S Lewis

12. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C.S Lewis

13. “A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” – C.S Lewis

14. “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” – C.S Lewis

15. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C.S Lewis

16. “We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S Lewis

17. “Forgiveness does not mean excusing” – C.S Lewis

18. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.” – C.S Lewis

19. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” – C.S Lewis

20. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” – C.S Lewis

21. “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” – C.S Lewis

22. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C.S Lewis

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23. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” – C.S Lewis

24. “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S Lewis

25. “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” – C.S Lewis

26. “God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.” – C.S Lewis

27. “We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – C.S Lewis

28. “Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.” – C.S Lewis

29. “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” – C.S Lewis

30. “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.” – C.S Lewis

31. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S Lewis

32. “The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” – C.S Lewis

33. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S Lewis

34. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” – C.S Lewis

35. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” – C.S Lewis

36. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S Lewis

37. “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” – C.S Lewis

38. “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.” – C.S Lewis

39. “To walk out of His will is to walk into nowhere.” – C.S Lewis

40. “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” – C.S Lewis

41. “‘Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.” – C.S Lewis

42. “To love at all is to be vulnerable” – C.S Lewis

43. “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” – C.S Lewis

44. “Reality is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.” – C.S Lewis

45. “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.” – C.S Lewis

 

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25 Motivating Elliott Hulse Quotes

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Elliott Hulse is a world class trainer, author, bodybuilder, and entrepreneur.  Best known for his youtube channel Strength Camp, where he not only gives health advice; but life advice as well.  Drawing on his experiences of building a gym from the ground up, as well as reading spiritual & philosophical works – Elliott continues to give value and wisdom to his followers every day.  His approach may come off as aggressive to some, but it only highlights his passion for what he does.  Elliott is the embodiment of how a physically strong body can lead to a strong emotional & spiritual core.

Here are some motivating Elliott Hulse quotes:

1. “To grow into a king without the flexibility of the lover, you become a tyrant.” – Elliott Hulse

2. “Successful people don’t make the right decisions, they make their decisions right.” – Elliott Hulse

3. “Don’t be afraid to let life wash over you. When you run from pain, you run from an opportunity to grow. Embrace life as being in a constant state of flux, and do not separate yourself from any part of it. You are only robbing yourself.” – Elliott Hulse

4. “Happiness is not a goal…it is a by-product of a life well lived.” – Elliott Hulse

5. “It’s not about what you get. It’s about who you’re becoming.” – Elliott Hulse

6. “It is very easy to manipulate people when all you give them is information. But when you teach people to start trusting their bodies, they become dangerous. Be dangerous.” – Elliott Hulse

7. “When you discover that all the challenges in your life are just like the plates on the barbell… you not only learn to accept these challenges, but you beg for them.” – Elliott Hulse

8. “Do the thing that your heart is asking you to do regardless of the external circumstances.” – Elliott Hulse

9. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

10. “Stop looking to authorities, universities, religion or governments to tell you who you are, what you’re capable of, or where you belong. YOU are the king of the kingdom inside.” – Elliott Hulse

11. “Don’t be like the man who kills himself in the winter because its so cold, not knowing spring is just around the corner.” – Elliott Hulse

12. “Growing stronger is about accumulating wisdom, learning from your mistakes and inspiring others to become the strongest version of themselves.” – Elliott Hulse

13. “Crawling is acceptable. Falling is acceptable. Puking is acceptable. Tears are acceptable. Pain is acceptable. Injury is acceptable. Quitting is unacceptable.” – Elliott Hulse

14. “Love it for what it is because if you didn’t fail you would never be able to appreciate success” – Elliott Hulse

15. “No pain, no gain. It’s an old saying but there is a lot of truth in it. Instinctively as humans, we try to avoid pain. But if you truly want to be great, if you want to create the life of your dreams, you need to get used to being in pain.” – Elliott Hulse

16. “Failure is an experience that lends wisdom, and ultimately makes you stronger.” – Elliott Hulse

17. “You’ve gotta be fuckin’ quirky, quirky and weird. A lot of people don’t realize what it takes to be the best. The best means you’ve given up a lot of normalcy.” – Elliott Hulse

18. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so that we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

19. “Focus your energy on one goal, work at it, and you will find great success.” – Elliott Hulse

20. “I believe that there is a strongest version of every human being… it is my mission to uncover it in myself and inspire you to discover yours.” – Elliott Hulse

21. “We create the world we live in by the thoughts in our mind. If you think negatively, you will attract negative things, situations and people. You have the power to choose which thoughts you allow to take up residence for a period of time in your mind. Make them positive ones.” – Elliott Hulse

22. “Courage is what you will experience and what you will grow, when the doubt is there but you do it anyway.” – Elliott Hulse

23. “Don’t hold back on becoming the person you truly want to be. Drop the excuses, leave them at the door and step into your strongest self. There is no reason that you cannot achieve your dreams, except the story you tell yourself that you can’t.” – Elliott Hulse

24. “Every time I ignored my gut I made the biggest mistakes.” – Elliott Hulse

25. “Know yourself, accept your limitations, maximize your strengths and inspire others.” – Elliott Hulse

Which quote was your favorite?  What do you think of the spiritual warrior Elliott Hulse?  Comment below!

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5 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Commit to Lifelong Learning

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Education is commonly equated to an experience for children and young adults, but the reality is that lifelong learning can benefit you in many ways. The world is constantly changing, and this means that you must be open to absorbing and actively seeking new information to stay up-to-date. This, of course, expands far beyond education in your area of professional expertise. (more…)

Helen Eagleton, a freelance blogger from Boston, follows topics in the realm of education, technology, digital marketing, and business in general. When she’s not researching for her next article, she enjoys watching documentaries and exploring the nature. Reach her @eagleton_helen.

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  1. Anurag bhatt

    Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thank u mam…..thanks for your wonderful words…..love it

  2. Magda

    Jun 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    A very educative article Yvonne. We owe it to ourselves to bud out the best of ourselves. As you say, we should be ready to learn from others, life is full of lessons, we are all students of life. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

      You are most welcome, Magda. I am glad you found this article enlightening and share my philosophy on life, we truly are life’s students and have a lot to learn from each other.

  3. Tejaswi Khanna

    Jun 10, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Woke up to this article.and it’s marvelous. I loved the how projected these quotations into seeing the best in ourselves and create a better tomorrow. Thanks.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 10, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      You are most welcome, Tejaswi. We definitely have within us the power to create a better tomorrow for ourselves as well as others.

  4. Yvonne Kariba

    Jun 9, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for reading my article and sharing your insight, Christian. I truly believe that we should always follow our gut as far as pursuing our dreams and passion are concerned. Fear robs us of too much, a life of regret is a painful existence and a reminder of what could have been had we dared to dream and taken the risks.

  5. Lawrence Berry

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This is great! I really like quote #1 and quote #4. Abraham Lincoln was absolutely correct in that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Like you said in the article, we cannot change the past, but we can make a future that we envision for ourselves and our families. We have the capability to be who we want and do what we want, we have to just be willing to focus on it and work hard to achieve it. This was great thanks for sharing!

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Lawrence, I am glad you understand the responsibility we have in creating the life we desire, sometimes people struggle embracing this fact.

  6. Laurie Stone

    Jun 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    These are all lovely and inspirational. I guess it all boils down to believing in yourself, trying, making mistakes, and then keep going till you get where you want to go. Still, its always wonderful to hear great words from great people. Thank you.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Laurie. I am glad this article resonates with you.

  7. Christian LS

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Yvonne,

    Thanks for sharing.

    It is often times people forget the history and what people have done, what they’ve accomplished.
    And it is true that some people will as well get in your way for having the guts to pursue your dreams.

    Some are just to afraid to take risk, and some might not be in the positions to be.

    Whatever it is, follow your gut, and however it turns out, have no shame and learn from it.

    Christian LS
    NitroSalesTeam

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16 Insightful Shakira Quotes

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Shakira is a internationally recognized singer, actor, and philanthropist.  She has won multiple entertainment related awards and her music has reached the ears of billions. Starting her singing career at the young age of 13, Shakira has been forced to adapt and innovate in order to reach new audiences and maintain her status as a household name.  From music, to movies, to starting her own fragrance line; Shakira is a force to be reckoned with

Here are some words of wisdom from her decades of experience:

1. “In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.” – Shakira

2. “I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.” – Shakira

3. “Scars remind me of just how far that I’ve come.” – Shakira

4. “There’s no better makeup than self-confidence.” – Shakira

5. “I always had the intuition, even as a little child, that I was called for a big project.” – Shakira

6. “Live your life to the fullest.” – Shakira

7. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

8. “We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence…” – Shakira

9. “Walking gets too boring, when you learn how to fly.” – Shakira

10. “I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.” – Shakira

11. “I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.” – Shakira

12. “You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.” – Shakira

13. “Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.” – Shakira

14. “In the full light of day, I don’t want to think about the sunset.” – Shakira

15. “Relationships have to have a give and take if they’re going to work in the long term.” – Shakira

16. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

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39 Awe-Inspiring Quotes From Simon Sinek

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Simon Sinek in an internationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant.  His TED Talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action is listed as the third most popular presentation of all time.  He has gone on to write four best-selling books including his most recent Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.  Simon has even made an appearance on the #askgaryvee show.  His advice & insight has inspired millions of people to improve their lives and businesses.

Here are just a few of his insightful words of wisdom:

1. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

2. “A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

3. “I find, when you’re an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.” – Simon Sinek

4. “The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.” – Simon Sinek

5. “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.” – Simon Sinek

6. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

7. “Vision is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity it is as if we are talking about the past.” – Simon Sinek

8. “It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.” – Simon Sinek

9. “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” – Simon Sinek

10. “Some see risk as a reason not to try. Some see it as an obstacle to overcome. The risk is the same; to try or not depends on your perspective.” – Simon Sinek

11. “Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of Why we want it.” – Simon Sinek

12. “No matter when or where, always bring your ‘A’ game, because you never know when it will open doors for you.” – Simon Sinek

13. “As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything.” –Simon Sinek,

14. “Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.” – Simon Sinek

15. “Knowledge is understanding based on what has been studied and learned. Wisdom is understanding based on what has been felt and experienced.” – Simon Sinek

16. “Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys.” – Simon Sinek

17. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

18. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek

19. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others; it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” – Simon Sinek

20. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

21. “There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” – Simon Sinek

22. “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” –  Simon Sinek

23. “More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.” – Simon Sinek

24. “Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.” – Simon Sinek

25. “If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else.” – Simon Sinek

26. “If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” – Simon Sinek

27. “If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you.” – Simon Sinek

28. “One of the greatest things you can do is give your time and energy – things you will never get back.” – Simon Sinek

29. “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” ― Simon Sinek

30. “Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve.” – Simon Sinek

31. “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” – Simon Sinek

32. “Children are better off having a parent who works into the night in a job they love than a parent who works shorter hours but comes home unhappy.” – Simon Sinek

33. “Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY—our driving purpose, cause or belief—never changes.” – Simon Sinek

34. “Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response.” – Simon Sinek

35. “The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today.” – Simon Sinek

36. “The only way to ‘find out if it will work out’ is to do it.” – Simon Sinek

37. “Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” – Simon Sinek

38. “Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.” – Simon Sinek

39. “The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward.” – Simon Sinek

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45 Inspirational C.S Lewis Quotes

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Clive Staples “C.S” Lewis was an English novelist, lecturer, poet, Christian apologist, lay theologian, broadcaster and academic. He is most recognized from his works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Space Trilogy.

He is also known for his apologetic writings such as The Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity and many others. The writings of Lewis have been translated into 30 languages, selling millions of copies.

While C.S. Lewis was alive, his net-worth was estimated around 10 million dollars.

Here are 45 C.S Lewis Quotes:

1. “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” – C.S Lewis

2. “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” – C.S Lewis

3. “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” – C.S Lewis

4. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S Lewis

5. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” – C.S Lewis

6. “All get what they want; they do not always like it.” – C.S Lewis

7. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S Lewis

8. “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” – C.S Lewis

9. “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.” – C.S Lewis

10. “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.” – C.S Lewis

11. “In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.” – C.S Lewis

12. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C.S Lewis

13. “A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” – C.S Lewis

14. “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” – C.S Lewis

15. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C.S Lewis

16. “We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S Lewis

17. “Forgiveness does not mean excusing” – C.S Lewis

18. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.” – C.S Lewis

19. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” – C.S Lewis

20. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” – C.S Lewis

21. “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” – C.S Lewis

22. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C.S Lewis

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23. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” – C.S Lewis

24. “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S Lewis

25. “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” – C.S Lewis

26. “God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.” – C.S Lewis

27. “We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – C.S Lewis

28. “Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.” – C.S Lewis

29. “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” – C.S Lewis

30. “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.” – C.S Lewis

31. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S Lewis

32. “The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” – C.S Lewis

33. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S Lewis

34. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” – C.S Lewis

35. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” – C.S Lewis

36. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S Lewis

37. “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” – C.S Lewis

38. “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.” – C.S Lewis

39. “To walk out of His will is to walk into nowhere.” – C.S Lewis

40. “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” – C.S Lewis

41. “‘Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.” – C.S Lewis

42. “To love at all is to be vulnerable” – C.S Lewis

43. “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” – C.S Lewis

44. “Reality is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.” – C.S Lewis

45. “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.” – C.S Lewis

 

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25 Motivating Elliott Hulse Quotes

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Elliott Hulse is a world class trainer, author, bodybuilder, and entrepreneur.  Best known for his youtube channel Strength Camp, where he not only gives health advice; but life advice as well.  Drawing on his experiences of building a gym from the ground up, as well as reading spiritual & philosophical works – Elliott continues to give value and wisdom to his followers every day.  His approach may come off as aggressive to some, but it only highlights his passion for what he does.  Elliott is the embodiment of how a physically strong body can lead to a strong emotional & spiritual core.

Here are some motivating Elliott Hulse quotes:

1. “To grow into a king without the flexibility of the lover, you become a tyrant.” – Elliott Hulse

2. “Successful people don’t make the right decisions, they make their decisions right.” – Elliott Hulse

3. “Don’t be afraid to let life wash over you. When you run from pain, you run from an opportunity to grow. Embrace life as being in a constant state of flux, and do not separate yourself from any part of it. You are only robbing yourself.” – Elliott Hulse

4. “Happiness is not a goal…it is a by-product of a life well lived.” – Elliott Hulse

5. “It’s not about what you get. It’s about who you’re becoming.” – Elliott Hulse

6. “It is very easy to manipulate people when all you give them is information. But when you teach people to start trusting their bodies, they become dangerous. Be dangerous.” – Elliott Hulse

7. “When you discover that all the challenges in your life are just like the plates on the barbell… you not only learn to accept these challenges, but you beg for them.” – Elliott Hulse

8. “Do the thing that your heart is asking you to do regardless of the external circumstances.” – Elliott Hulse

9. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

10. “Stop looking to authorities, universities, religion or governments to tell you who you are, what you’re capable of, or where you belong. YOU are the king of the kingdom inside.” – Elliott Hulse

11. “Don’t be like the man who kills himself in the winter because its so cold, not knowing spring is just around the corner.” – Elliott Hulse

12. “Growing stronger is about accumulating wisdom, learning from your mistakes and inspiring others to become the strongest version of themselves.” – Elliott Hulse

13. “Crawling is acceptable. Falling is acceptable. Puking is acceptable. Tears are acceptable. Pain is acceptable. Injury is acceptable. Quitting is unacceptable.” – Elliott Hulse

14. “Love it for what it is because if you didn’t fail you would never be able to appreciate success” – Elliott Hulse

15. “No pain, no gain. It’s an old saying but there is a lot of truth in it. Instinctively as humans, we try to avoid pain. But if you truly want to be great, if you want to create the life of your dreams, you need to get used to being in pain.” – Elliott Hulse

16. “Failure is an experience that lends wisdom, and ultimately makes you stronger.” – Elliott Hulse

17. “You’ve gotta be fuckin’ quirky, quirky and weird. A lot of people don’t realize what it takes to be the best. The best means you’ve given up a lot of normalcy.” – Elliott Hulse

18. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so that we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

19. “Focus your energy on one goal, work at it, and you will find great success.” – Elliott Hulse

20. “I believe that there is a strongest version of every human being… it is my mission to uncover it in myself and inspire you to discover yours.” – Elliott Hulse

21. “We create the world we live in by the thoughts in our mind. If you think negatively, you will attract negative things, situations and people. You have the power to choose which thoughts you allow to take up residence for a period of time in your mind. Make them positive ones.” – Elliott Hulse

22. “Courage is what you will experience and what you will grow, when the doubt is there but you do it anyway.” – Elliott Hulse

23. “Don’t hold back on becoming the person you truly want to be. Drop the excuses, leave them at the door and step into your strongest self. There is no reason that you cannot achieve your dreams, except the story you tell yourself that you can’t.” – Elliott Hulse

24. “Every time I ignored my gut I made the biggest mistakes.” – Elliott Hulse

25. “Know yourself, accept your limitations, maximize your strengths and inspire others.” – Elliott Hulse

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