5 very powerful quotes with some inspiration you’ll love

Very powerful quotes1. 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 out as complete beginners. That’s a fact.

Whether it’s a great footballer player like David Beckham 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.

However dedication to their craft and a determination to hone their skills took them from being ordinary to quite extraordinary.

To be really 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 serve your time first.

The very best people will have spent thousands of hours developing their skills long before entering into 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 in direct proportion 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 scrapheap just because you’ve reached 50 or 60 or 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 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.

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 and sell it on Amazon. I’m told that’s exactly how EL James of ’50 Shades of Grey’ fame got started.

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

WordPress is fairly easy to master and you can set up a blog very 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 have a go?

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

You’ve got a lot to offer. Don’t keep it all to yourself. That would be such 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 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 by self-pity. No one wants to go to a ‘pity party’.

Self-pity’s 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 the lives of other people, rather than take something away.

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

It is 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, 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 people say.

You don’t have the brains or the talent,” will be their next 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 they 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, really.

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 the negative Nellies 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.

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.

Believe in yourself and keep company only with positive people. The negative ones will just ‘do your head in’.

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10 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning

Life if for living and we live it just once. If we put off until someday those items on our bucket list then we’ll never experience them at all because someday never comes. Sadly, that is a fact.

In your old age your memories will not revolve around the size of your house or the model of the car you had. Your memories will be of the people you knew and the experiences you had and how they all made you feel.

Family and friends matter more than material possessions and no experience is worth foregoing for the sake of an extra couple of years in a care home at the end of our lives.

Work hard of course and pursue your dreams too. However don’t trade money and material possessions for a life well-lived. That would be a poor trade and one you’ll regret.

Here are 10 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning.

Powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning:

  1. One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. ~Dale Carnegie
  2. Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don’t look at it and wish you had painted something different. ~Author Unknown
  3. All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein
  4. 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain
  5. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. ~Barbara Bush
  6. Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives. ~Sara Paddison
  7. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. ~Groucho Marx
  8. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Lady Dorothy Nevill

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