I love a good quote and let’s face it there are a lot of great ones out there.
Today I wanted to share 10 thought-provoking quotes about life and talk about what they mean to me.
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Let’s dive into 10 thought-provoking quotes about life.
The problem is you think you have time.” – Buddha
This quote packs a punch. Every time I read it, it gives me a jolt. It reminds me that we are all going to die (not something we like to think about but true for us all none the less).
It motivates me to get off my butt and do something now. Not tomorrow – now. Because you don’t know how many tomorrow’s you’re going to have.
Related post – 20 Ways to Be More Courageous in Life
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma
This one I only found recently but it has really left an impression on me.
You might live a very long life but not do much with it.
It inspires me to keep stepping out of my comfort zone and to learn to embrace change and opportunity.
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- 20 Ways to Stop Caring What People Think of You
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
Got to love a good Gandhi quote. Want to change the world. Start with yourself – work forward from there.
Lead by example and inspire and motivate people.
Be Yourself: Everybody else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
Most people know this quote. I think this one is brilliant. It’s a reminder to be you. No matter what.
Be you. Be your funny, amazing, flawed, incredible, scared, motivated, loving self!
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I remember this quote when I compare myself to others or feel vulnerable. We all need to stop giving people permission to make us feel bad about ourselves.
Related post – 12 Techniques to Stop Feeling Inferior
The only person you should try to be better than was the person you were yesterday.” – Unknown
This one reminds me that the only person I am competing with is myself.
As long as I am improving and growing at my own pace, it doesn’t matter what other people are doing.
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Life is like a rollercoaster it has its ups and downs. But it’s your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.” – Unknown
Ups and downs are part of life.
It’s our attitude that determines how happy and peaceful we feel.
You choose to scream or enjoy the ride.
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… 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 ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Apple Inc.
This was part of a marketing campaign from Apple in the late 90’s and similar to a poem from Jake Kerouac back in the day. Regardless of its origin – it’s immensely powerful.
It reminds me of the power of an individual.
It reminds me that the misfits and black sheep can do amazing things. It makes we feel alive, creative and inspired to be a doer!
Related content for the black sheep –
- How to Survive Being the Black Sheep of the Family
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Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone’s mean to you all the time.” – Unknown
This one is simple but straight to the point.
Stop being mean to yourself.
Stop drowning in self-doubt. I recently completed the excellent online course – How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence over at CreativeLive. The course taught by Mel Robbins was a game-changer for me and I’m sure it can help you as well. You can read my review of the course here.
Your quirks are what make you interesting. Embrace them.” – The Blogcademy Online
I absolutely love this! It encourages me not to hide my quirks but to embrace them and let them shine. Whilst it was originally written for bloggers it applies to everyone beautifully.
Embrace your quirk! Enjoy your individuality and create a great life for yourself.
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