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After hours and hours of digging through the archives of Quotes on the world wide web, we have found the most felt Powerful Quotes from around the world fromover 20 different sources.

The people have spoken and these here are 23 of the Worlds Most Powerful Quotes!

 

A Powerful Collection Of Success, Motivation & Inspirational Quotes

 

“What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have – and you don’t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it.”

~ Christopher Reeve (1952 – 2004) American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter

 

 

 

 

 

“I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trustedto take the game-winning shot … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.And that is why I succeed.”

~ Michael Jordan, American professional basketball player, active businessman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Trials, temptations, disappointments — all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than…it was before.”

~ James Buckham (1844 – 1930),Canadian lumberman and Liberal politician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”

~ Anthony Robbins, NLP Master & International Motivational Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

“Buried deep within each of us is a spark of greatness, a spark than can be fanned into flames of passion and achievement. That spark is not outside of you it is born deep within you.”

~ James A. Ray, motivational speaker and author.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.”

~ Sylvester Stallone,American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and film director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”

~ Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821),military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I

 

 

 

 

 

 

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want,and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

 

 

 

 

 

 

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900),19th-century German philosopher.

 

 

 

 

 

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

~ Buddha , spiritual teacher from the north eastern region of South Asia who founded Buddhism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

~ Jim Morrison(1943 – 1971) American singer, songwriter, poet, writer and filmmaker.

 

 

 

 

 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

~ Steve Jobs, CEO Of Apple, American business magnate and inventor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

~ Muhammad Ali, American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

~ Abraham Lincoln,(1809 – 1865) 16th President of the United States

 

 

 

 

“Your mind is like a garden. If you plant seeds of love, compassion, truth and integrity, then you reap the rewards. If you choose not to plant anything, then weeds will overrun your garden; the weeds of hate, anger, negative thoughts and actions.” ~ Barry Gottlieb

 

 

 

 

 

 

“When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

~ Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) American author

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I have not failed. I’ve simply discovered 10,000 ways that don’t work.”

~ Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) American inventor, scientist and businessman

 

 

 

 

 

“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”

~ J.C. Penney, businessman

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain(1835 – 1910),American author and humorist.

 

 

 

 

 

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

~ Lao Tzu (c 604 BCE),mystic philosopher of ancient China.

 

 

 

 

 

“As for worrying about what other people might think – forget it. They aren’t concerned about you. They’re too busy worrying about what you and other people think of them.”~ Michael le Boeuf

 

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; It’s whether you get back up.”

~ Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970) ,American football coach.

 

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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17 Comments

  1. Haki Lameck

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I love quotes and they are part of my flesh they make me strong when i became weak and make me feel high when some people try to pull me down i love qoutes from LINCOLN

  2. M.kulandai samy

    Jun 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

    The quotes help to stand and pullon; otherwise bedridden

  3. Ali

    May 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Really powerful quotes especially that of Sylvester because our inner power is what makes or breaks our success in life.
    Thanks for compiling such a powerful list.

  4. Patrick

    Apr 22, 2013 at 6:45 am

    My father is 66 years old, I’m 66, he taught me a lot about how not to worry.
    He always took the bull by the horns..so to speak.
    He has an inner strength, his humor and joking every day is the key to long life.

  5. pankaj

    Mar 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

    these are truely life experience thats always happen to every human being

  6. Bridget

    Oct 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    These are wonderful, and thank you! As I read, however, I was very disappointed to read that of all those quoted, only ONE was from a woman. You are leaving behind a very powerful group of people with powerful inspiration and voices, if you have but the ears to hear them and the motivation to find them. Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, Mother Teressa and so many others… Discover and enjoy!

  7. Ehis

    Aug 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    To me and others i believe that what you believe and uphold on is what you can achieve and make a reality out of it. Never underestimate your imagination but put to practice and see the outcome.

  8. Alex

    Jun 24, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Wonderful & inpirering quotes keep it up!

  9. Naveed

    Jun 20, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Wounderfull quotes and very motivating…
    keep it up good job.

  10. Jenn

    May 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I love that quote from Michael Jordan. I used to have it on my fridge for my boys. I want them to realize that life is full of ups and downs, but success is about persistence – just keep doing the right things and eventually results will follow.

  11. shafi md

    Aug 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    very ex-lent quotes.i am very happy to see like this one

  12. jagdeep bajwa

    Jul 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I HAVE JUST STARTED MY BUISNESS AND WAS FACING SOME TROUBLES.BUT AFTER READING THE BLOGG I REALY FEEL RELIEVED AND ALSO AM NOW FEELING THE SUPERNATURAL POWERS THAT WERE HIDDEN SOMWHERE.KEEP IT UP.GOD BLESS

  13. Allison

    Jun 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I just wanted to comment and say that I really enjoyed reading your blog post here. It was very informative and I also digg the way you write! Keep it up and I’ll be back to read more in the future

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jun 26, 2011 at 2:54 am

      Thanks June, I’ll be delivering a lot more!

  14. mandeep singh

    Jun 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    as soon as possible we should start working for our aims because without working we do not get confidence . today i stand alone and frustrated but when i talk to my mom i hear again voice of my soul and from today am again start hard working for my AIM . mother is a face of god who always help us motivate us . no matter she is with us or not

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jun 3, 2011 at 5:24 am

      Great words Mandeep! Good to hear you appreciate her and you are staying positive =)

    • Karyn

      Sep 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      What a beautiful thing to say about your own Mom. That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read, and I am a Mom. 😉

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25 Confucius Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live the Best Life Possible

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Confucius was an exceptional teacher and philosopher that founded Confucianism which can be described as a way to govern your life. Confucianism is founded on the notion that human beings can improve their life through personal development and create the life they truly desire.

Below are some bits of wisdom Confucius spoke to life:

1. “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius

2. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius

3. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

4.Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

5. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

6. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”- Confucius

7. “The journey with a 1000 miles begins with one step.”- Confucius

8. “All people are the same; only their habits differ.”- Confucius

9. “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.”- Confucius

10. “Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.”- Confucius

11. “One joy dispels a hundred cares.”- Confucius

12. “Roads were made for journeys not destinations.”- Confucius

13. “No matter how busy you make think you are you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”- Confucius

14. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”- Confucius

15. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius

16. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”- Confucius

17. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”- Confucius

18. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”- Confucius

19. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”- Confucius

20. “When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”- Confucius

21. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”- Confucius

22. “A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.”- Confucius

23. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”- Confucius

24. “When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.”- Confucius

25.Imagination is more important than knowledge.”- Confucius

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5 Viktor Frankl Quotes to Reshape Your Perspective Today

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Highly regarded as one of Viktor Frankl’s greatest works, “A Man’s Search For Meaning” highlights Dr. Frankl’s perseverance and survival through the Auschwitz concentration camp. His insights, both harrowing and enchanting, can be readily applied as a sort of spiritual compass for the modern-day man or woman.

With more distracting information than ever available today, most people quietly yearn for wisdom. Rather than fabricate a guidance system that may but probably won’t be applicable to your unique situation, I’ve leveraged one of the finest minds in recent historical memory to forge a more universal guidance system.

Here are 5 of my favorite and most applicable excerpts from one of Dr. Frankl’s most classic writings:

1. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”

This is where emotional agility resides. Always, even if only for a split-second, we’re given a choice in our response after an event unfolds. Things become increasingly complicated when we either forget we have a choice or don’t believe we have one (even though, in essence, you’re choosing not to believe it).

Taking five full seconds to process events prior to responding — especially the ones we’re taken aback by — shifts the balance of power back in our favor. This space between is our mental fortress — the command center for life-altering actions to be triggered. Make sure you treat it as such.

2. “The more one forgets himself — by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love — the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.”

Some of the hardest, yet most freeing advice I’ve ever received is the statement “It’s not about you.” There are moments in life when we “do the right thing” and fill with spiritual joy. We don’t think about who may have been watching, if we’ll get credit, or how it may come back around. We just do it.

Those moments  when we get outside of ourselves and stand for a greater purpose  deliver the onset of lasting fulfillment. The times where you light up not because of the recognition you’ve received, but because you committed an act of true nobility are the one’s when you leave your mark on the world in a positive manner. The more you look to be a moon instead of the sun, the happier you will be along the way.

3. “In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”

You’ve heard it before: “Life has no meaning except for the meaning we give it.” While this understanding does give off a grim outlook, it’s actually quite the contrary. This grants us the freedom to assign whatever we see fit. When we realized a meaning isn’t necessarily fixed, we can sift through our options until we land on what’s most empowering.

In the book, Frankl recounts a story of a boy dying an early death. He shares how the boy once saw a situation unfold where he revered a terminally ill person’s courage and dignity in handling ultimate demise. Instead of cursing the heavens upon his own diagnosis, the boy stated fate was granting him a similar opportunity.

Luckily for most of us, our everyday experiences aren’t life or death. This is the case, however, until it’s not. The fragility and beauty of life are collapsed. It’s essential we maximize our time and minimize our suffering to make the most of it. Don’t cling to the first thing that shows up when a tough situation presents itself. Scan your optional meanings and make a wise, empowering decision.

4. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

The majority of suffering occurs today when the blueprint of someone’s life doesn’t match reality. This gap between expectation and actuality is where pain resides. We can usually do a few things to shift the occurrence of reality, but much of it is outside our locus of control. To continue closing the gap, we must change the hard expectations we have for our lives.

Immediately after, feelings of resignation may show up, like we’re compromising what we deserve. However, the lasting change can be found in our values and what we place at highest importance. For example, many people want things like love and passion in their lives, but only if it’s packaged a certain way. Perhaps other desire success, but it must be distinct type of success. Reevaluating what we want the most versus what we want right now can be a prudent “saving grace” for making the most out of difficult situations.

5. “For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.”

As Don Miguel Ruiz asserts in “The Four Agreements,” always doing your best is critical to life working for you. Who gets the pick of the litter in terms of fame and fortune is damn-near a crapshoot, but there will be far less spoils for any of us to garner unless each of us does our best. This is where a certain degree of faith is required to continue making sacrifices for the sake of your contribution to the world, even if no one is watching.

The silver lining for those of us reading this article that we get to choose. Engaging in activities we legitimately enjoy puts us in a better state, which increases the likelihood we will be kind and supportive of others as we come in contact with them.

Life is hard enough for each individual. When left to our own devices, our minds often wander into darkness – sometimes unlikely to return. It is with this in mind, we do our best. We continue getting up, helping others, and doing as much of what we love as time permits. We may not shake the world this way, but we can certainly move it.

Which one of Viktor Frankl’s quotes is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comments below!

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23 Anthony Bourdain Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness

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Anthony Bourdain was a legend. From his extensive knowledge & experience to the culinary world, to the adventures he brought us on the show Parts Unknown where the shared the stage with everyone from villages in Cambodia to former president Barack Obama. However Bourdain continued to drop knowledge bombs through his entire career that resonate with us today.

Here are 23 of Anthony Bourdain’s best quotes:

1. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” – Anthony Bourdain

2. “To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you had thought previously you had very, very little in common with, can’t be a bad thing.” – Anthony Bourdain

3.  “I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain

4. “I always entertain the notion that I’m wrong, or that I’ll have to revise my opinion. Most of the time that feels good; sometimes it hurts and is really embarrassing.” – Anthony Bourdain

5. “Your body is not a temple: It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

8. Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetring in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

Which Anthony Bourdain quote resonates with you the most? Comment below!

 

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23 Inspirational Michael B. Jordan Quotes

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Michael B. Jordan is quickly becoming an all-star actor. After appearing in major motion pictures such as Creed and most recently as the villain Killmonger in the blockbuster Black Panther. Hailing from Newark New Jersey, he grew up in one of the roughest places in the U.S. However, he overcame struggles, worked hard, and found success through being obsessed with his passion: acting. 

Here are some of Michael B. Jordans best & most powerful quotes:

1. “I’ve never been the guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

2. “I think everyone starts in the mailroom at some point! It’s a rite of passage. Your boss has to throw something at you and order you around for at least two years.” – Michael B. Jordan

3. “So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.” – Michael B. Jordan

4. “Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you’re like, ‘ah I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Sometimes you just gotta indulge. But in the same breath, you gotta have restraint and self-control too.” – Michael B. Jordan

5. “Be collaborative. I’ve had some of my best experiences with directors who were able to sit down and have a conversation and ask me what I thought.” – Michael B. Jordan

6. “I want people to leave the theatre and think, ‘How can I be a better person?’ That’s the only way things are going to improve.” – Michael B. Jordan

7. “I think it’s just easier for people to put you in a box or a lane because you look similar. I think that’s unfair for anybody in any situation.” – Michael B. Jordan

8. “Taking a break, taking a moment, is super important.” – Michael B. Jordan

9. “You can only fool reality until the truth comes knocking on your door.” – Michael B. Jordan

10. “As human beings, why does it take somebody to feel like they’re close to us for us to see their humanity? Why can’t we see the humanity in people that are distant from us?” – Michael B. Jordan

11. “Sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins. I think everybody kind of has that same feeling. When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together.” – Michael B. Jordan

Like these quotes? Check out more quotes from his namesake Michael Jordan

12. “I think everybody wants to be their own person and be an individual.” – Michael B. Jordan

13. “Sometimes you gotta go with your first instinct. You gotta go with your gut. That’s kind of how I live my life you gotta go with your gut.” – Michael B. Jordan

14. “Equality means having the same rights and liberties and opportunities regardless of our differences.” – Michael B. Jordan

15. “Do as much homework as you can. Learn everybody’s job and don’t just settle.” – Michael B. Jordan

16. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: you can become whoever you want to be.” – Michael B. Jordan

17. “I’m not good at everything, I just do my best at everything.” – Michael B. Jordan

18. “Certain things I can’t even explain. There’s a thing about being lucky and…I feel like certain things are just, like, in your cards. I’m just walking the path that’s already set.” – Michael B. Jordan

19. “I’ve been living with that all my life. My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness.” – Michael B. Jordan

20. “I think redemption is just about righting a wrong, and in that pursuit it’s about trying. You can stumble, you can make mistakes, but it’s about trying to do the right thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

21. “Just as people, we’re different around different people and in different environments.” – Michael B. Jordan

22. “Don’t pretend to know everything. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of veteran actors, and I soak up lessons from them like a sponge.” – Michael B. Jordan

23. “Sometimes you’ve gotta hide the medicine in the food. You can’t slap somebody in the face with facts all the time. It’s too harsh.” – Michael B. Jordan

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25 Confucius Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live the Best Life Possible

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Confucius was an exceptional teacher and philosopher that founded Confucianism which can be described as a way to govern your life. Confucianism is founded on the notion that human beings can improve their life through personal development and create the life they truly desire. (more…)

Armando Quintana III is a current master’s student and one of his main goals is to be a physician. He mentors high school and college students along with giving them speeches on alternative ways to reach success, and aims to educate people as a future physician on the natural healing powers of the body. He can be reached through social media at @armandoq3 or his website at mfmanifesto.com.

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  1. Haki Lameck

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I love quotes and they are part of my flesh they make me strong when i became weak and make me feel high when some people try to pull me down i love qoutes from LINCOLN

  2. M.kulandai samy

    Jun 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

    The quotes help to stand and pullon; otherwise bedridden

  3. Ali

    May 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Really powerful quotes especially that of Sylvester because our inner power is what makes or breaks our success in life.
    Thanks for compiling such a powerful list.

  4. Patrick

    Apr 22, 2013 at 6:45 am

    My father is 66 years old, I’m 66, he taught me a lot about how not to worry.
    He always took the bull by the horns..so to speak.
    He has an inner strength, his humor and joking every day is the key to long life.

  5. pankaj

    Mar 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

    these are truely life experience thats always happen to every human being

  6. Bridget

    Oct 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    These are wonderful, and thank you! As I read, however, I was very disappointed to read that of all those quoted, only ONE was from a woman. You are leaving behind a very powerful group of people with powerful inspiration and voices, if you have but the ears to hear them and the motivation to find them. Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, Mother Teressa and so many others… Discover and enjoy!

  7. Ehis

    Aug 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    To me and others i believe that what you believe and uphold on is what you can achieve and make a reality out of it. Never underestimate your imagination but put to practice and see the outcome.

  8. Alex

    Jun 24, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Wonderful & inpirering quotes keep it up!

  9. Naveed

    Jun 20, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Wounderfull quotes and very motivating…
    keep it up good job.

  10. Jenn

    May 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I love that quote from Michael Jordan. I used to have it on my fridge for my boys. I want them to realize that life is full of ups and downs, but success is about persistence – just keep doing the right things and eventually results will follow.

  11. shafi md

    Aug 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    very ex-lent quotes.i am very happy to see like this one

  12. jagdeep bajwa

    Jul 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I HAVE JUST STARTED MY BUISNESS AND WAS FACING SOME TROUBLES.BUT AFTER READING THE BLOGG I REALY FEEL RELIEVED AND ALSO AM NOW FEELING THE SUPERNATURAL POWERS THAT WERE HIDDEN SOMWHERE.KEEP IT UP.GOD BLESS

  13. Allison

    Jun 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I just wanted to comment and say that I really enjoyed reading your blog post here. It was very informative and I also digg the way you write! Keep it up and I’ll be back to read more in the future

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jun 26, 2011 at 2:54 am

      Thanks June, I’ll be delivering a lot more!

  14. mandeep singh

    Jun 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    as soon as possible we should start working for our aims because without working we do not get confidence . today i stand alone and frustrated but when i talk to my mom i hear again voice of my soul and from today am again start hard working for my AIM . mother is a face of god who always help us motivate us . no matter she is with us or not

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jun 3, 2011 at 5:24 am

      Great words Mandeep! Good to hear you appreciate her and you are staying positive =)

    • Karyn

      Sep 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      What a beautiful thing to say about your own Mom. That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read, and I am a Mom. 😉

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25 Confucius Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live the Best Life Possible

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Confucius was an exceptional teacher and philosopher that founded Confucianism which can be described as a way to govern your life. Confucianism is founded on the notion that human beings can improve their life through personal development and create the life they truly desire.

Below are some bits of wisdom Confucius spoke to life:

1. “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius

2. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius

3. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

4.Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

5. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

6. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”- Confucius

7. “The journey with a 1000 miles begins with one step.”- Confucius

8. “All people are the same; only their habits differ.”- Confucius

9. “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.”- Confucius

10. “Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.”- Confucius

11. “One joy dispels a hundred cares.”- Confucius

12. “Roads were made for journeys not destinations.”- Confucius

13. “No matter how busy you make think you are you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”- Confucius

14. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”- Confucius

15. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius

16. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”- Confucius

17. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”- Confucius

18. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”- Confucius

19. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”- Confucius

20. “When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”- Confucius

21. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”- Confucius

22. “A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.”- Confucius

23. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”- Confucius

24. “When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.”- Confucius

25.Imagination is more important than knowledge.”- Confucius

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5 Viktor Frankl Quotes to Reshape Your Perspective Today

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Highly regarded as one of Viktor Frankl’s greatest works, “A Man’s Search For Meaning” highlights Dr. Frankl’s perseverance and survival through the Auschwitz concentration camp. His insights, both harrowing and enchanting, can be readily applied as a sort of spiritual compass for the modern-day man or woman.

With more distracting information than ever available today, most people quietly yearn for wisdom. Rather than fabricate a guidance system that may but probably won’t be applicable to your unique situation, I’ve leveraged one of the finest minds in recent historical memory to forge a more universal guidance system.

Here are 5 of my favorite and most applicable excerpts from one of Dr. Frankl’s most classic writings:

1. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”

This is where emotional agility resides. Always, even if only for a split-second, we’re given a choice in our response after an event unfolds. Things become increasingly complicated when we either forget we have a choice or don’t believe we have one (even though, in essence, you’re choosing not to believe it).

Taking five full seconds to process events prior to responding — especially the ones we’re taken aback by — shifts the balance of power back in our favor. This space between is our mental fortress — the command center for life-altering actions to be triggered. Make sure you treat it as such.

2. “The more one forgets himself — by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love — the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.”

Some of the hardest, yet most freeing advice I’ve ever received is the statement “It’s not about you.” There are moments in life when we “do the right thing” and fill with spiritual joy. We don’t think about who may have been watching, if we’ll get credit, or how it may come back around. We just do it.

Those moments  when we get outside of ourselves and stand for a greater purpose  deliver the onset of lasting fulfillment. The times where you light up not because of the recognition you’ve received, but because you committed an act of true nobility are the one’s when you leave your mark on the world in a positive manner. The more you look to be a moon instead of the sun, the happier you will be along the way.

3. “In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”

You’ve heard it before: “Life has no meaning except for the meaning we give it.” While this understanding does give off a grim outlook, it’s actually quite the contrary. This grants us the freedom to assign whatever we see fit. When we realized a meaning isn’t necessarily fixed, we can sift through our options until we land on what’s most empowering.

In the book, Frankl recounts a story of a boy dying an early death. He shares how the boy once saw a situation unfold where he revered a terminally ill person’s courage and dignity in handling ultimate demise. Instead of cursing the heavens upon his own diagnosis, the boy stated fate was granting him a similar opportunity.

Luckily for most of us, our everyday experiences aren’t life or death. This is the case, however, until it’s not. The fragility and beauty of life are collapsed. It’s essential we maximize our time and minimize our suffering to make the most of it. Don’t cling to the first thing that shows up when a tough situation presents itself. Scan your optional meanings and make a wise, empowering decision.

4. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

The majority of suffering occurs today when the blueprint of someone’s life doesn’t match reality. This gap between expectation and actuality is where pain resides. We can usually do a few things to shift the occurrence of reality, but much of it is outside our locus of control. To continue closing the gap, we must change the hard expectations we have for our lives.

Immediately after, feelings of resignation may show up, like we’re compromising what we deserve. However, the lasting change can be found in our values and what we place at highest importance. For example, many people want things like love and passion in their lives, but only if it’s packaged a certain way. Perhaps other desire success, but it must be distinct type of success. Reevaluating what we want the most versus what we want right now can be a prudent “saving grace” for making the most out of difficult situations.

5. “For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.”

As Don Miguel Ruiz asserts in “The Four Agreements,” always doing your best is critical to life working for you. Who gets the pick of the litter in terms of fame and fortune is damn-near a crapshoot, but there will be far less spoils for any of us to garner unless each of us does our best. This is where a certain degree of faith is required to continue making sacrifices for the sake of your contribution to the world, even if no one is watching.

The silver lining for those of us reading this article that we get to choose. Engaging in activities we legitimately enjoy puts us in a better state, which increases the likelihood we will be kind and supportive of others as we come in contact with them.

Life is hard enough for each individual. When left to our own devices, our minds often wander into darkness – sometimes unlikely to return. It is with this in mind, we do our best. We continue getting up, helping others, and doing as much of what we love as time permits. We may not shake the world this way, but we can certainly move it.

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23 Anthony Bourdain Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness

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Anthony Bourdain was a legend. From his extensive knowledge & experience to the culinary world, to the adventures he brought us on the show Parts Unknown where the shared the stage with everyone from villages in Cambodia to former president Barack Obama. However Bourdain continued to drop knowledge bombs through his entire career that resonate with us today.

Here are 23 of Anthony Bourdain’s best quotes:

1. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” – Anthony Bourdain

2. “To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you had thought previously you had very, very little in common with, can’t be a bad thing.” – Anthony Bourdain

3.  “I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain

4. “I always entertain the notion that I’m wrong, or that I’ll have to revise my opinion. Most of the time that feels good; sometimes it hurts and is really embarrassing.” – Anthony Bourdain

5. “Your body is not a temple: It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

8. Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetring in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

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23 Inspirational Michael B. Jordan Quotes

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Michael B. Jordan is quickly becoming an all-star actor. After appearing in major motion pictures such as Creed and most recently as the villain Killmonger in the blockbuster Black Panther. Hailing from Newark New Jersey, he grew up in one of the roughest places in the U.S. However, he overcame struggles, worked hard, and found success through being obsessed with his passion: acting. 

Here are some of Michael B. Jordans best & most powerful quotes:

1. “I’ve never been the guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

2. “I think everyone starts in the mailroom at some point! It’s a rite of passage. Your boss has to throw something at you and order you around for at least two years.” – Michael B. Jordan

3. “So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.” – Michael B. Jordan

4. “Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you’re like, ‘ah I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Sometimes you just gotta indulge. But in the same breath, you gotta have restraint and self-control too.” – Michael B. Jordan

5. “Be collaborative. I’ve had some of my best experiences with directors who were able to sit down and have a conversation and ask me what I thought.” – Michael B. Jordan

6. “I want people to leave the theatre and think, ‘How can I be a better person?’ That’s the only way things are going to improve.” – Michael B. Jordan

7. “I think it’s just easier for people to put you in a box or a lane because you look similar. I think that’s unfair for anybody in any situation.” – Michael B. Jordan

8. “Taking a break, taking a moment, is super important.” – Michael B. Jordan

9. “You can only fool reality until the truth comes knocking on your door.” – Michael B. Jordan

10. “As human beings, why does it take somebody to feel like they’re close to us for us to see their humanity? Why can’t we see the humanity in people that are distant from us?” – Michael B. Jordan

11. “Sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins. I think everybody kind of has that same feeling. When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together.” – Michael B. Jordan

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12. “I think everybody wants to be their own person and be an individual.” – Michael B. Jordan

13. “Sometimes you gotta go with your first instinct. You gotta go with your gut. That’s kind of how I live my life you gotta go with your gut.” – Michael B. Jordan

14. “Equality means having the same rights and liberties and opportunities regardless of our differences.” – Michael B. Jordan

15. “Do as much homework as you can. Learn everybody’s job and don’t just settle.” – Michael B. Jordan

16. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: you can become whoever you want to be.” – Michael B. Jordan

17. “I’m not good at everything, I just do my best at everything.” – Michael B. Jordan

18. “Certain things I can’t even explain. There’s a thing about being lucky and…I feel like certain things are just, like, in your cards. I’m just walking the path that’s already set.” – Michael B. Jordan

19. “I’ve been living with that all my life. My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness.” – Michael B. Jordan

20. “I think redemption is just about righting a wrong, and in that pursuit it’s about trying. You can stumble, you can make mistakes, but it’s about trying to do the right thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

21. “Just as people, we’re different around different people and in different environments.” – Michael B. Jordan

22. “Don’t pretend to know everything. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of veteran actors, and I soak up lessons from them like a sponge.” – Michael B. Jordan

23. “Sometimes you’ve gotta hide the medicine in the food. You can’t slap somebody in the face with facts all the time. It’s too harsh.” – Michael B. Jordan

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