5 very powerful quotes with reflections on their meaning

very powerful quotesIf you’re looking for some very powerful quotes, dear reader, then there are five great ones here for you today.

And I’ve added my reflections on what they all mean.

I hope you find the quotes interesting. Certainly, I did. And I hope my comments also add some value to you today.

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Very Powerful Quotes:

1. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well. ~Zig Ziglar

Even the greatest exponents of any skill you care to mention started as complete beginners. That’s a fact.

Whether it’s a great football player like Cristiano Ronaldo or a rock guitar god like Jimmy Page, they all had to start somewhere.

In the beginning, they wouldn’t have produced anything special, I am sure, although they may have shown some early talent, I guess.

Anyway, dedication to their craft and a determination to hone their skills is what would have taken them from being ordinary to quite extraordinary.

To be good, talent helps, of course. However, nothing matches dedication and determination if you are to excel at what you do.

If you want to be the best, you’ve got to get started, and then it’s all about practice, practice, and more practice.

Before you can be the best, you’ve got to pay your dues first.

The very best people will have spent thousands of hours developing their skills long before entering the public’s consciousness.

People who succeed have paid their dues and earned their success.

You don’t get anything for nothing.

What you get out is proportional to what you put in.

That’s the first law of achievement.

2. You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis

Age is just a number. It doesn’t have to be a constraint on your life.

You’re not on the scrap heap just because you’ve reached 50, 60, 70, or whatever.

You can still learn something new, and there are still places to go and explore.

Perhaps you’re too old to play for Liverpool FC but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t get involved in football (or soccer, as many prefer to call it) in some way.

You may never be able to play the guitar like Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t learn to play a musical instrument.

You may never win an Oscar but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t get involved in amateur dramatics.

And you may never outsell JK Rowling but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t write a book and get it published, or at least self-published.

With the Internet, eBooks, and social media, the opportunities for making your name have never been greater.

Today, you can write an eBook, self-publish it, and sell it on Amazon. I’m told that’s exactly how EL James of 50 Shades of Grey fame started.

If a book seems like a big step, then how about writing a blog?

WordPress is not difficult. I spent $100 on a one-day course to learn WordPress and I’ve never looked back.  And of course, knowing WordPress, you can set up a blog easily and quickly.

One of the advantages of age is that you’ve learned a lot along the way. So you can share your wisdom and experience.

You can make a real contribution if you want to.

So why not give it a go?

It’s never too late to become the person you really could be.

You’ve got a lot to offer. Please don’t keep it all to yourself. That would be such a waste, and there’s still an opportunity to leave a legacy.

3. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday’s dead and gone. However good or bad it was, it’s now nothing more than a footnote in history.

So leave the past where it belongs – in the past.

Today is different.

At the beginning of a new day, anything is possible.

Learn from the past, of course, but don’t dwell on your mistakes, your bad luck, or the disappointing outcomes you wish had been different.

You can’t change the past, so focus on what can be achieved today and in the future.

Take strength from the present and think positive thoughts.

A positive mental attitude will carry you further than you think.

Remember: You’ll never have today again, so make sure you enjoy it.

4. Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. ~Wayne Dyer

Now, life may have been mean to you, dear reader, but so what? The reality is that life’s been mean to a lot of people.

However much life’s let you down, you’ll find that no one’s impressed with self-pity. No one wants to go to a pity party.

Self-pity is an unattractive quality, to say the least.

Everyone’s struggling with their own lives, so they don’t need your misery to bring them down even further.

If you want to be appreciated, then you have to be positive.

It all comes down to the choice you make. It’s better that you add something to other people’s lives rather than take something away.

You can choose to ignore your troubles and be positive, or not.

It’s a fact that your outlook, sunny or otherwise, will have an impact on how you’re treated by other people.

Cheer them up, and they’ll love you.

Make them feel depressed, and they’ll head for the hills the moment they see you.

So what are you going to be? Remember, it’s a choice.

You can be the person who makes people smile when you enter a room.

Alternatively, you can be the person who makes people smile when you leave.

That choice is yours, but I know which one I prefer.

5. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, and whose presence calls forth your best. ~Epictetus

How often do other people put us down?

They belittle our ambitions and tell us we’re getting above ourselves.

You’re not good enough for that,” we’ll hear people say.

You don’t have the brains or the talent” will be another response.

Then you’ll be told, “Oh, people from your background can’t do that; it’s not for you.

Eventually, if you’re not careful, you start to believe it all.

And then you’re destined for nothing more than a life of mediocrity, just like those people who were putting you down.

And that’s the point.

The real issue is that they resent your ambition because they don’t have any ambition or lack the confidence to try anything new.

They dislike the idea of you going places and getting on in life because they’ve never achieved anything.

Their opinions are presented to you as well-meaning advice, of course. However, they’re jealous.

They deliberately put you down in the hope that you won’t achieve anything more than them.

So, don’t be fooled.

Surround yourself only with people who encourage your ambitions.

People who will offer you guidance to help you get to where you want to go.

Don’t allow negative people to put you off.

If you want to do something, then you have a go at it.

If you stick with it, you can succeed. Other people do, so why not you?

However, even if you don’t, it’s better to try and fail than never to have tried at all. At least you’ll know for sure whether something was right for you or otherwise.

Don’t allow the years to slip by with you wondering what might have been.

The message here is: Believe in yourself and keep company only with positive people. The negative ones will just do your head in.

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