40 Quotes by Eckhart Tolle to inspire you

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As I read his book the Power of Now recently, I thought it might be interesting to explore some quotes by Eckhart Tolle.

Eckhart Tolle, or Ulrich Leonard Tölle as he was born, is a German-born spiritual teacher and self-help author of books such as The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.

After being recommended by Oprah Winfrey, The Power of Now reached The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000. Its success meant that it was soon followed by A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.

It’s always interesting to listen to successful people, so here are 40 quotes by Eckhart Tolle that I hope you will find inspiring.

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Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (1-15):

  1. The only thing you ever have is now.
  2. You’re not a problem that needs solving.
  3. Life’s an adventure. It’s not a package tour.
  4. You are the universe, you aren’t in the universe.
  5. Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
  6. If you’re not living this moment, you’re not really living.
  7. Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.
  8. The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
  9. To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.
  10. Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have or think they have.
  11. It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
  12. If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.
  13. If there are people you haven’t forgiven, you’re not going to really awaken. You have to let go.
  14. When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking about what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
  15. The ‘soul’ is one of the words you can use to talk about your innermost being, the essence of who you are.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (16-25):

  1. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
  2. If you live only in one culture for the first 20 years of your life, you become conditioned without knowing it.
  3. Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
  4. People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as a memory or anticipation in your mind.
  5. Discontent, blaming, complaining, and self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
  6. The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
  7. People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.
  8. If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.
  9. Many people in this world are still so identified with every thought that arises in their heads. There is not the slightest space of awareness there.
  10. Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (26-30):

  1. Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
  2. Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of ‘I know.’ Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.
  3. The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.
  4. Thinking is a wonderful tool if it’s applied. Thinking, however, cannot become the master. Thinking is a very bad master. If you’re dominated by thinking then your life becomes very restricted.
  5. Most humans are never fully present in the now because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (31-35):

  1. Your entire life only happens in this moment. The present moment is life itself. Yet, people live as if the opposite were true and treat the present moment as a stepping stone to the next moment – a means to an end.
  2. People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.
  3. There is a fine balance between honouring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.
  4. In the West, as well as some other parts of the world, the personal sense of ego tends to predominate, whereas in other areas, there is a more collective sense of ego. This collective ego emphasizes the ‘we’ rather than the ‘I.’
  5. Thoughts are fine when you don’t confuse them with who you are, and then thoughts are not a problem. Thinking is a wonderful tool to create things in this world. It only becomes problematic and a source of suffering when you confuse thinking with who you are.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (36-40):

  1. So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don’t honour this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
  2. To complain is always non-acceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
  3. Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.
  4. In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self.
  5. Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your ‘here and now’ intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation; change it; or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.

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45 Quotes by Napoleon Hill to inspire you to personal success

Quotes-by-Napoleon-HillAlthough in modern times he’s become a more controversial figure, today I want to explore some quotes by Napoleon Hill. Regardless of any controversy, he’s a man whose written work, personally, I admire.

Oliver Napoleon Hill, to give him his full name, was an American self-help author. He is probably best known for his book Think and Grow Rich, which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time and remains essential reading to this day, in my opinion.

Essentially, Napoleon Hill’s written work insists that impassioned expectations are essential to improving one’s life. That is, they suggest the need for a burning desire to improve one’s lot in life. Most of his books expound on these underlying principles for achieving success.

So let’s take a look at some of his many quotes. I found them inspiring, so I hope you will too.

Enjoy them all and feel free to share them with your friends.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (1-20):

  1. You give before you get.
  2. A goal is a dream with a deadline.
  3. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
  4. Money without brains is always dangerous.
  5. Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
  6. Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
  7. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
  8. There is no such thing as something for nothing.
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  10. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
  11. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
  12. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
  13. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
  14. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
  15. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
  16. Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
  17. No man can succeed in a line of endeavour that he does not like.
  18. There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
  19. All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
  20. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
  21. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (21-30):

  1. Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
  2. You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
  3. Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
  4. Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
  5. The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
  6. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
  7. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
  8. More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
  9. You don’t have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn’t know you possessed.
  10. Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (31-40):

  1. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
  2. Wise men, when in doubt about whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
  3. Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. Until you have learned to be tolerant of those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  6. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
  7. Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
  8. Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  9. The battle is all over except for the ‘shouting’ when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
  10. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (41-45):

  1. Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  2. There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
  3. You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
  4. Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
  5. It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Think and Grow Rich:

Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich reveals the money-making secrets of hundreds of America’s most affluent people.

The underlying message in the book is that by thinking like them, you can become wealthy like them and the book offers a 13 step program that will set you on the path to wealth and success.

According to Hill, the ‘magic formula’ for making money never changes and certainly he has inspired many people to pursue personal wealth, successfully.

If your aim is to become successful and wealthy then I recommend you read Think and Grow Rich.

It’s still available and you can check it out on Amazon HERE.

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10 short inspirational quotes to increase your motivation

Short Inspirational QuotesDo you have a problem getting enthusiastic about what you’re doing? Here are 10 short inspirational quotes to help you increase your motivation.

Short inspirational quotes:

  1. Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. ~Bernard Meltzer
  2. The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing. ~Arab Proverb
  3. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby
  4. I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. ~George Burns
  5. If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed. ~Juliana Hatfield
  6. You have the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. What you accomplish depends on how wisely they are used. ~Roy Sutton
  7. You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ~Bernard Meltzer
  8. Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you. ~Author Unknown
  9. True love isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about two people being true to each other even when they are separated. ~Author Unknown
  10. Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain

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5 short inspirational quotes that’ll really make you think

Short-Inspirational-QuotesToday I offer you 5 short inspirational quotes which I’m confident will get you thinking about your life and what you want out of it.

Short inspirational quotes:

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

On days when I don’t work, I am working on maintaining my image, just like an athlete. ~Linda Evangelista

I would perceive three years at university as a waste of time. I would have made £200,000 by then. ~Lord Sugar

You have to rule the money. Don’t let the money rule you. ~Fil Adams-Mercer

Marriage is an investment that pays dividends if you pay interest. ~Bob Monkhouse

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