A collection of thought-provoking, encouraging, enlightening, and inspiring quotes from various sources that I have come across this past week!
I get asked often for the references to quotes I use. This series is a way for me to keep track of and share the good ideas I come across each week! Where applicable, links are included in case you wish to dive deeper!
“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it with in himself.”
“Your response is always more powerful than your circumstance. A tiny part of your life is decided by completely uncontrollable circumstances, while the vast majority of your life is decided by your responses.”
—Mark Chernoff (of Marc and Angel Hack Life) via his email titled “It’s been a long week, so I’ll just remind you of this…” (subscribe to the email newsletters here)
“It’s possible for us to do most things right and still miss what’s most important.”
—Michelle Myers via the swHw app (swHw = She Works His Way) August 12th
“You may think you need to be in control, when what you really need is to be under God’s care.”
“Wisdom plays in the gray spaces.”
—Andy Stanley via Guardrails Part 2: Proximity
“Positivity always pays off.
Your thoughts do not end when you finish thinking them. They continue to echo through your life. Choose wisely and intentionally. Be outrageously and unreasonably positive. Be funny and creative and ridiculous and joyful all at the same time. Smile as often as possible. A smile actually changes the vibe of your body. It alters, physiologically, the chemistry of your being. It will make you feel better and do better.”
—Mark Chernoff of Marc and Angel in his blog titled 40 Things We Need to Teach Our Kids Before They’re too Cool to Hear Our Wisdom
“Don’t do what’s easy, do what you’re capable of. Astound yourself with your own greatness.”
—Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel in the blog post titled 8 Things You Should Fight for Every Day
“Just like with weight training, in life you must continually challenge yourself with progressing difficulty to improve and grow. Your muscles respond only to new challenge. The same is true with your mindset. With each new challenge, there’s growth, and this incremental growth begins to snowball like compound interest.”
“The key, however, is to believe you can improve. When you are using a fixed mindset, you believe that your abilities in a particular area are fixed. When you are using a growth mindset, you believe that you can improve, learn, and build upon your current abilities.”
—Mark Manson in this guest post This Simple Equation Reveals How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness, and Wealth on Nir Eyal’s blog
“If you’re not passionate about anything, then your first step is to release yourself from the pressure to be passionate about some single specific thing. Then give yourself permission to playfully explore whatever you’re curious about without feeling the need to marry it or monetize it right away. Repeat that process again and again until your knowledge of self begins to manifest in the form of creative impulses that you can’t resist expressing.
Exploring your curiosities is like pouring water into a cup. If you keep doing it, the water will eventually spill out in every direction and you’ll have a condition called “overflow.” Being passionate about something is the result of creating a condition of “personal overflow” by consistently nurturing your sense of wonder. When you consistently pour into your creative self, you’ll start spilling over with projects and proposals at every turn. And the best part about this state is that it’s really difficult to suppress. You go from asking “What should I do with my life?” to asking “How am I ever going to find enough time to do all these fascinating things?””
—T.K. Coleman in the post Commitment Isn’t the Starting Point
1/ Do any of these resonate with you?
2/ What’s the best quote you came across this week?