DON’T DIE BEFORE YOU’RE DEATH: BE FEARLESS FOR WHAT YOU WANT
The following thought: ‘Don’t Die Before You’re Death’ is a thought that has been popping up in my mind a lot lately. It is also a narrative that has consistently popped up in my mind frequently throughout my life.
This intuition has come and gone in momentary flashes at different phases of my life. When it does come, it has always been in a set or sequence of images of how I want my life to be. At the same time, this thought simultaneously provides me with an alternate set of images.
These alternate set of images are always glimpses of how my life may turn out…if I continued on whichever path I may have been on at the time.
And for some reason, this thought’s recent re-occurrence has me wanting to write about it. So here we are!
Let me be frank with you. I am not quite sure why these thoughts have come to me so often throughout my life. All I know is they have appeared like clockwork.
Perhaps I am just in touch with my mortality, or maybe I am just hypersensitive to what I want my best life to look like, I don’t know. What I do know, is that it has been a thought that has played a significant role in how things have turned out for me and my life up until this point.
These thoughts and their frequent visits, have always been a powerful reminder for me. They’ve reminded me to think beyond the current state of affairs (business, career, and the life decisions) I’ve had to navigate over the years.
Some of the first reminders that I can remember coming to me, were just after I landed my first job right out of college as a contractor for the Department of Defense. I remember working outside one summer, mapping out this huge military installation all by myself in the morning, and spending the rest of the afternoons slogging away behind a computer entering in all the data I had just gathered from my mapping sessions.
I am sure this may sound sorta cool at first glance, but I was bored beyond belief. And for whatever reason, the job just felt wasteful and lifeless.
“Follow your bliss, and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph CampbellTweet Quote
After a few months of doing this, I began to ask myself, “is this what my life is going to look like 10 years from now?” I remember also thinking to myself “I haven’t even seen the world yet, and now I have to be a slave to this type of lifestyle forever?”
The vision I had for my future quickly turned bleak.
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Listen to Your Greatness
Fortunately, I followed my instinct and devised a plan to leave the “promise” that job held for me. It was against the wishes of my entire family.
But, it was do or die. So, the plan was to travel the world. And travel the world I did!
A few years later, I found myself once again grinding away on another J.O.B. During that daily hustle, I would again be reminded by this intuition of mine, of what kind of future this career would promise if I stayed in it for the long haul.
I found myself sitting in meetings with engineers, environmental planners, and lead city officials, and again I started to think to myself, how boring those meetings were. I also remember having the very visceral thought of how I would just about die, if I had to sit through one more (useless, monthly) situational leadership meeting that year.
It became obvious to me, that I wasn’t meant to be an engineer, a cartographer, or an analyst. I wasn’t meant to be cooped up in a cubicle all day doing someone else’s uninspired work.
I wasn’t mean to be someone else’s tool.
So, I let those mental reminders nudge me into looking elsewhere once again, beyond the horizon of what I currently knew, out in the distance for a more suitable vocation, for a living that was aligned with my true interests.
I know now that I was fortunate to have listened to those reservations I had, and to make the (many) career shifts I made. I also know that I could have decided to not listen to my gut, to ignore my instinct to keep seeking.
I could have opted to do what ‘I was supposed to do’.
Be Fearless For What You Want
There’s not a doubt in my mind, that I could have let the expectations of my family, friends, and society, keep me from doing what I wanted to do, because staying in those fields, was ‘the right thing to do’.
But I did not listen to the outside noise. I moved forward, and as a result, my life improved. If I had stayed, I may have died.
No, not physically, but spiritually and emotionally. I would have died, because I would have given up on what my heart truly wanted.
Don’t get me wrong, it was somewhat of a scary path to choose. But, that path lead to beauty. A beautiful life!
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Like John Wayne would say, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
If I am honest with you though, I still don’t really know 100% all that my heart truly wants. I mean who does?
That’s what life is all about anyway, right? It’s a discovery process, or at least it should be.
But, what I do know, is that what I am doing now is 100x more aligned with what I do want, than what I was doing back then.
As a result, I am 100x happier, and that my friend, counts for something. But more importantly, I am still alive! I am still alive mentally, spiritually, emotionally!
I still have fire in my belly, and wonder in my eyes!
My life is still hopeful, the future is still exciting to ponder. Now, I could be wrong, but from my observations, not everyone can say that…. and that’s what I want to change.
Don’t Die Before You’re Death
I believe those reminders I occasionally received were nothing more than my instincts trying to communicate to me.
They were messengers of hope, giving me notice: that if I gave up on up on my dreams, that I would die before I was dead.
And so that’s the message I want to relay to you in this post. Wherever you are at in your life, trust your instinct, and let your true interests guide you in your decision making.
Do like Steve Job’s once said, and “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve JobsTweet Quote
Perhaps you don’t get reminded on occasion by your subconscious mind as I do. If this is the case, maybe you can try the following exercise out on occasion. It will help you gain some clarity.
One of my mentors suggested regularly rewriting how you will have wished you had lived on the last day of your life in your journal. My mentor claimed that by doing this, you heighten your focus on doing what counts in life.
An additional benefit to doing this, is that it strengthens your brain and will power so that you can take action and complete those few things that are so important to your life.
So, give it a try, what do you have to lose?
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Your greatest life is going to be found in doing what your heart pulls you towards, what it calls you to do. I believe your best work, your grand ideas, and your best life will flourish when you are doing exactly what you want to do. When you are on the path towards becoming exactly who you want to become.
So please my friend, pretty please, don’t ignore what YOU desire. But most importantly, please don’t die before you’re death.
PS – If you were to die today, what ideas, what dreams, what abilities, what talents, what gifts, would die with you? Have your answer?
Now use this to ensure you have the courage to unleash your gifts.
75+ QUOTES ABOUT POTENTIAL TO INSPIRE THE BEST IN YOU
Have you ever wondered to yourself, “Am I living up to my full potential?” If so, worry not, because you are not alone. In fact, this is question that most high achievers often ask themselves. And the fact that you’re even asking yourself this question, means your headed in the right direction; upward and onward. That said, to encourage your growth, we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring quotes about potential.
Our hope is that they’ll help you gain better clarity about your potential, and all the great things you’ve still yet to do in this life. But most importantly, we hope they inspire you to take action towards achieving your potential. So, if you’re ready to be inspired, let’s dive into these powerful quotes about reaching your potential:
BEST QUOTES ABOUT POTENTIAL
1. “Everyone has a potential to be something huge. Not everyone sees it.” – Colonel Sanders
2. “The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.” – Jim Rohn
3. “Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee
4. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell
5. “You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” – Rumi
“You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” – RumiTweet Quote
6. “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Denzel Washington
7. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope john XXIII
8. “We are all guilty of allowing so-called experts, or just people who have more experience in a given field than we do, to cap our potential.” – David Goggins
9. “True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values.” – Muhammad Ali
10. “You Can. End of Story.” – Cory Lewis
11. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius
12. “Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.” – Gandhi
13. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
14. “Potential is a priceless treasure, like gold. All of us have gold hidden within, but we have to dig to get it out.” – Joyce Meyer
15. “Continuouseffort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston ChurchillTweet Quote
16. “To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street
17. “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” – Albert Schweitzer
18. “Faith will get you to a point. Luck will get you to a point. But to achieve the kind of success you dream about, you need to work. There are no shortcuts, you can’t cheat life, just get to work and don’t stop until you reach your highest potential.” – Denzel Washington
19. “The trial you encounter will introduce you to your strengths, remain steadfast… and one day you will build something that endures, something worthy of your potential.” – Epictetus
20. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest HemingwayTweet Quote
21. “There’s nothing anyone can do to prevent you from reaching your potential; the challenge is for you to identify your dream, develop the skills to get there, and exhibit character and leadership. Then, you need to have the courage to periodically reassess, make adjustments, and pursue a course that reflects who you truly are.” – Robert Steven Kaplan
22. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
23. “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” – Og Mandino
24. “Arrogance steals your potential. Preparation and effort accelerate your chances at reaching your potential.” – Patrick Bet-David
25. “If You’re Circle Doesn’t Inspire You… You Don’t Have a Circle, You Have a Cage.” – Anonymous
“If You’re Circle Doesn’t Inspire You… You Don’t Have a Circle, You Have a Cage.” – AnonymousTweet Quote
26. “Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” – B. Alan Wallace
27. “Man’s greatest burden is unfulfilled potential.” – Dan Peña
28. “You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.” – David Goggins
29. “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash
30. “You always want to outwork your potential.” – Kobe Bryant
31. “Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential.” – Tony Robbins
32. “If you don’t learn how to untangle your feelings from your actions, you’ll never unlock your true potential.” – Mel Robbins
33. “Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.” – Angela Duckworth
34. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho
35. “Your potential is limitless. You are unique, valuable, capable, and worthy of the dreams in your heart. Most of all, you have what it takes.” – Marie Forleo
“Your potential is limitless. You are unique, valuable, capable, and worthy of the dreams in your heart. Most of all, you have what it takes.” – Marie ForleoTweet Quote
36. “If you principles are the foundations of who you are, then your potential is limitless.” – Ray Lewis
37. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” – Roy T. Bennett
38. “You have the potential to be anything you want.” – Fran Watson
39. “Quit settling for reality and focus on your potential.” – Grant Cardone
40. “Persistence is the last key that unlocks potential.” – Anonymous
41. “The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart, this you will build your life by, this you will become.” – James Allen
42. “Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward.” – Roy T. Bennett
43. “Life’s too short not to enjoy the journey to success. And success starts with taking care of yourself. We only get one chance at life—why not reach our fullest potential?” – Jim Rohn
44. “It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.” – Brad Henry
45. “We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt.” – Robert Kiyosaki
“We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt.” – Robert KiyosakiTweet Quote
46. “Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it themselves.” – Stephen R. Covey
47. “My purpose on this planet is to live up to my potential, everything else just adds to the experience.” – Isaac Mashman
48. “Fear and self-doubt have always been the greatest enemies of human potential.” – Brian Tracy
49. “Aim high enough that you will have to stretch your ability and your potential to reach it.” – Mary Kay Ash
50. “Create your legacy by fulfilling your potential.” – Gino Norris
51. “Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.” – Sheryl Sandberg
52. “There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.” – Henry Ford
53. “All we are not stares back at what we are.” – W.H. Auden
54. “Link yourself to your potential, not to your past.” – Stephen Covey
55. “You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you’ll never “make it” by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you’re going to be, starting tomorrow.: – Og Mandino
“You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you’ll never “make it” by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you’re going to be, starting tomorrow.: – Og MandinoTweet Quote
56. “Everyone has inside himself a piece of good news! The good news is that you really don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is!” – Anne Frank
57. “Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.” – Steve Maraboli
58. “Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.” – Marilyn Ferguson
59. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein
60. “Anything you can imagine you can create.” – Oprah Winfrey
61. “You’re alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything.” – Neil Gaiman
62. “God’s greatest gift to you is your unlimited potential. Your greatest fit to God is to use that potential to the fullest.” – James Arthur Ray
63. “Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” – Tim Ferriss
65. “Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield
“Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven PressfieldTweet Quote
66. “Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life is wasted.”
67. “Inside every seed is the potential for an incredible harvest.” – Farrah Gray
68. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Harry Finlay
69. “The way we define happiness is the joy you feel striving toward your potential.” – Shawn Achor
70. “Your ultimate goal in life is to become your best self. Your immediate goal is to get on the path that will lead you there.” – David Viscott
“Your ultimate goal in life is to become your best self. Your immediate goal is to get on the path that will lead you there.” – David ViscottTweet Quote
71. “Just because fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.” – Les Brown
72. “Anything you want is possible. If, I didn’t believe it, I wouldn’t take the time to send this message to you.” – Tyler Perry
73. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
74. “Do not bother to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner
75. “You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life. At some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.” – Eric Thomas
“You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life. At some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.” – Eric ThomasTweet Quote
Quotes About Potential For Greatness
This last section is about that next-level potential known as greatness, your greatness. We believe that closer you get to achieving your potential, the closer you ultimately get to achieving a level of real-world greatness. So, below are few inspiring quotes about potential for greatness. May they inspire you to achieve yours. Enjoy
76. “You have the potential for greatness.” – Steve Harvey
77. “In your hands you hold the seeds of failure – or the potential for greatness.” – Zig Ziglar
78. “Greatness is the constant pursuit of realizing and increasing your potential.” – Tyler Basu
79 “Greatness is about fulfilling one’s potential. And one’s potential is defined as striving to maximize your gifts, your talents, your strengths.” – Atlas Rowe
80. “Most rules are made by people with no authority who want to control and limit you from reaching your true potential. Ignore them, break their rules, and wave at them as you soar past them to greatness.” – Dan Pearce
“Most rules are made by people with no authority who want to control and limit you from reaching your true potential. Ignore them, break their rules, and wave at them as you soar past them to greatness.” – Dan PearceTweet Quote
81. “Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dart to tap into your greatness” – Robin Sharma
82. “The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.” – Robert Kennedy
83. “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph
84. “The key to greatness is to look for people’s potential and spend time developing it.” – Peter Drucker
85. “Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespeare
“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – William ShakespeareTweet Quote
86. “To achieve greatness on should live as if they will never die.” – Francois De La Rochefoucauld
87. “Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential.” – Eric Burns
88. “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
89. “Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
90. “Activating your potential for greatness is a choice.” – Fabienne Fredrickson
There you have it, the some of best quotes about potential. We hope they inspired you to continue reaching for yours. And remember, reaching your potential isn’t a destination; it’s a journey that takes time.
So, be patient with yourself, be never stop stiving to become your greatest self.
Till you those aims,
50+ TRUST YOUR GUT QUOTES TO INSPIRE FAITH IN YOUR OWN INTUITION
If you’re looking for some truly inspiring trust your gut quotes related to trusting your instincts and intuition, then you’ll love this page. But, before we dive into those quotes, know this…
Trusting one’s gut is not as easy at is seems. In fact, many people struggle with listening to that small voice that gently attempts to guide them into making the right choice. Too many of us persist in seeking outside or external validation, especially when it comes to making those critical decisions around our relationships, career, or key life choices. But, the answers to most of everything we seek resides within us. We believe most people know this to be true deep down, they just need to be reminded.
So, the purpose of this post is to reawaken your self-trust with a handful of inspiring trust your gut quotes. Our hope is that they’ll inspire you to realize once and for all, that it’s not only okay to start trusting your gut, but advantageous to just about every area of your life.
With that being said, let’s dive into these encouraging trust your gut quotes:
50 Encouraging Trust Your Gut Quotes
1. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” – Rumi
2. “Always trust your first gut instincts. If you feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong it probably is.” – Anonymous
3. “When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!” – George S. Patton
4. “Intuition isn’t the enemy, but the ally, of reason.” – John Kord Lagemann
5. “Always trust your gut feelings. As they never lie as people do.” – Anonymous
6. “You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn’t feel right. Trust your instints and listen to your inner-voice — it’s trying to protect you.” – Bryant McGill
7. “Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie.” – Oprah Winfrey
8. “The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” – Lao Tzu
9. “Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet.” – Trust Your Gut Quote
10. “Intuition is seeing with the soul.” – Dean Koontz.
11. “The only person you have to blame is yourself when you could have made a different choice but instead you went against your gut feeling.” – Germany Kent
12. “Keep the faith, don’t lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.” – Paula Abdul
13. “Wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho
14. “As you consider your next move, practice this definition of trust: the willingness to take steps while simultaneously waiting for “instructions.” – Gina Greenlee
15. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life and karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs
16. “Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
17. “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” – Dr. Benjamin Spock
18. “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein
19. “Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.” – Paul Tillich
20. “Trust your heart and success will come to you.” – Oprah Winfrey
21. “If you’re going to trust one person, let it be yourself.” – Robert Tew
22. “Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” – Joyce Brothers
23. “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” – Agatha Christie
24. “Trust in your innate wisdom. Your instincts know what is going on, long before your mind has caught up.” – Leon Brown
25. “Instinct is the nose of the mind.” – Madame De Girardin
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26. “If something on the inside is telling you that someone isn’t right for you, they’re NOT right for you, no matter how great they might look on paper. When it’s right for you, you will know. And when it’s not – it’s time to go.” – Mandy Hale
27. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong…. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
28. “Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” – Marcus Aurelius
29. “Never apologize for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right.” – Rachel Wolchin
30. “Trust your gut. Listen to your heart. This world wasn’t built by people with small vision and minor thoughts. It was built by the misfits, eccentrics and oddballs who had the courage to passionately follow the voice of their dreams.” – Robin Sharma
“Trust your gut. Listen to your heart. This world wasn’t built by people with small vision and minor thoughts. It was built by the misfits, eccentrics and oddballs who had the courage to passionately follow the voice of their dreams.” – Robin SharmaTweet Quote
31. “Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.” – Robert Heller
32. “The more you trust your intuition the more empowered you become, the stronger you become and the happier you become.” – Gisele Bundchen
33. “Your biggest failure is the thing you dreamed of contributing but didn’t find the guts to do.” – Seth Godin
34. “Follow your instincts and do not let other people’s opinion of you become your opinion of yourself.” – Sarah Jessica Parker.
35. “If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
“If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.” – Dr. Wayne DyerTweet Quote
36. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs
37. “I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.” – Richard Branson
38. “Creativity coms from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” – Rita Mae Brown
39. “Always trust your gut instinct. There will come a time when you will understand, but for now trust God has a plan greater than you have ever imagined.” – Shannon L. Alder
40. “Doubt is your enemy.” – Grant Cardone
41. “Keep trying. Stay humble, trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra
42. “Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” – Billy Wilder
43. “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.” – Lionel Messi
44. “You must have the courage to trust your instincts and be ready to question what other people don’t. If you do that, you can seize opportunities that others would miss. Believe in yourself, and use everything you can — including the obstacles — to propel you along the road to success. Who knows what you might achieve?” – Richard Branson
45. “You know the truth by the way it feels.” – Anonymous
46. “In life we have many opportunities where we can’t see all the consequences, and there’s only one choice, it’s just to trust your gut.” – Garry Kasparov
47. “I learned to trust my own instincts.” – Ralph Lauren
48. “I don’t think you’re born with a gut. The gut matures and gets better and better over time. The struggle most people have I think, is learning to listen to it, figuring out how to access it in some way.” – Tim Cook
49. “You are a powerful point of consciousness. A bright particle of light within the Greater Light. Be brave, be wise, and always trust your gut.” – Anthon St. Maarten
50. “I listen to my gut, it’s not an emotion, it’s an index of risk.” – Kevin O’Leary
51. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
52. “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah Winfrey
53. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
54. “Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” – Barbara Corcoran
55. “Have the confidence to trust your gut feeling and choose your moment to act. Timing is everything.” – Lulu Guinness
56. “Follow your intuition.” – Steven Spielberg
There you have it, some of the best trust your gut quotes to inspire you to listen a little less to all those conflicting external voices that claim to know what’s best for you, and instead have a a lot more faith in your instincts and intuition.
Till next time,
PS – If you enjoyed these quotes related to listening to your intuition and trusting your gut, then you’ll likely love these quotes about trusting yourself.
100+ EARL NIGHTINGALE QUOTES TO HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THE WORLD TODAY
Earl Nightingale was a highly influential personality who came to fame in the 20th century. He retired early by the age of 35, pioneered one of the first audio-recordings in the success and self-development industry, and eventually published one the most well thought-out and masterfully narrated success guides ever created. Having discovered the secret to success, and then generously sharing that secret with the rest of the world, his contribution to modern society is for all intents and purposes, unmatched. As such, we aim to ensure his legacy and sage advice continues to change peoples lives. Which is why, we’ve decided to publish this collection of the very best Earl Nightingale quotes from a variety of his best works.
So, if you’re ready to learn from the wise words of one of the world’s most prominent scholars on the subject of success, and learn the very secret to success while you’re at it, then let’s dive into these quotes:
BEST EARL NIGHTINGALE QUOTES
1. “Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts.” – Earl Nightingale
2. “People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be whether they will admit that or not.” – Earl Nightingale
3. “Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.” – Earl Nightingale
4. “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become reality.” – Earl Nightingale
5. “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself” – Earl Nightingale
6. “The strangest secret in the world is that you become what you think about.” – Earl Nightingale
7. “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – Earl Nightingale
8. “It is not what happens to you in life that makes the difference. It is how you react to each circumstance you encounter that determines the result.” – Earl Nightingale
9. “Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; wherever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable.” – Earl Nightingale
10. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
Earl Nightingale Quotes on Success
This next batch of quotes is some of Earl’s wisest words on the topic of finding and achieving success. No doubt, all of his advice can be attributed to success, but this next handful of quotes are the most poignant.
With that said, if you’re here in search of success insights then these Earl Nightingale quotes on success will do the trick. Enjoy.
11. “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” – Earl Nightingale
12. “Whatever the majority of people are doing, under any given circumstance, if you’ll do the exact opposite, you will probably never make another mistake as long as you live.” – Earl Nightingale
13. “We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” – Earl Nightingale
14. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale
15. “Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success… and success is in direct proportion to our service.” – Earl Nightingale
“Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success… and success is in direct proportion to our service.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
16. “A success is anyone who is doing deliberately a worthy predetermined job, because that’s what he decided to do deliberately.” – Earl Nightingale
17. “There is no success without suffering. I think that the word ‘suffering’ was meant to mean tremendous effort and direction.” – Earl Nightingale
18. “Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don’t like to do. They like the results they get by doing what they don’t necessarily enjoy.” – Earl Nightingale
19. “Men credited with all kinds of ability, talent, brains and know how, including the ability to see into the future, frequently have nothing more than the courage to keep everlastingly at what they set out to do. They have that one great quality that is worth more than all the rest put together. They simply will not give up! When a man makes up his mind to do something then it’s only a matter of time. Staying with time takes bulldog persistence. This seems to be the entrance examination to success – lasting success — of any kind!” – Earl Nightingale
20. “We tend to live up to our expectations.” – Earl Nightingale
21. “Your success will always be measured by the quality and quantity of service you render.” – Earl Nightingale
22. “Successful people are not without problems. They’re simply people who’ve learned to solve their problems.” – Earl Nightingale
23. “Most people tiptoe through life, hoping to make it safely to death.” – Earl Nightingale
24. “A success is the school teacher who is teaching because that’s what she wants to do.” – Earl Nightingale
25. “The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal.” – Earl Nightingale
“The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
26. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale
27. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale
28. “A person who does not read is no better than one cannot read.” – Earl Nightingale
29. “Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.” – Earl Nightingale
30. “A great attitude is not the result of success; Success is the result of a great attitude.” – Earl Nightingale
“A great attitude is not the result of success; Success is the result of a great attitude.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
31. “If the grass is greener on the other side it’s probably getting better care.” – Earl Nightingale
32. “Each of us creates his or her own life largely by our attitude.” – Earl Nightingale
33. “One extra hour of study per day and you’ll be a national expert in five years or less.” – Earl Nightingale
34. “If you don’t have a good model for success, just look at what everybody else is doing and do the opposite.” – Earl Nightingale
35. “Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” – Earl Nightingale
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
36. “Plant your goal in your mind. It’s the most important decision you’ll ever make in your entire life.” – Earl Nightingale
37. “The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.” – Earl Nightingale
38. “We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.” – Earl Nightingale
39. “Just one great idea can completely revolutionize your work and, as a result, your life.”
40. “You must radiate success before it will come to you.” – Earl Nightingale
Inspiring Earl Nightingale Quotes
If you’ve never read or listened to any of Earl Nightingales books or audio books, we highly recommend the investment. Quotes are a great starting place to get you accustomed to his line of thinking, but you’ll get the most out of his teachings by studying his material thoroughly.
With that said, here are some of the most inspiring Earl Nightingale quotes we collected during our study. Enjoy.
41. “A person’s discontent can be said to be measured by the distance between what he has and what he wants.” – Earl Nightingale
42. “We will receive not what we idly wish for, but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.” – Earl Nightingale
43. “You are now and you do become, what you think about.” – Earl Nightingale
44. “Perseverance is another word for faith!” – Earl Nightingale
45. “Act the part of the successful person whom you’ve decided to become.” – Earl Nightingale
“Act the part of the successful person whom you’ve decided to become.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
46. “We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” – Earl Nightingale
47. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere till you change it.” – Earl Nightingale
48. “The key that unlocks energy is ”Desire’.’ It’s also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.” – Earl Nightingale
49. “Creativity is an expression of our enthusiasm.” – Earl Nightingale
50. “Everything begins with an idea.” – Earl Nightingale
51. “Work never killed anyone. It’s worry that does the damage. And the worry would disappear if we’d just settle down and do the work.” – Earl Nightingale
52. “Problems are challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all.” – Earl Nightingale
53. “The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else.” – Earl Nightingale
54. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now.” – Earl Nightingale
55. “Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” – Earl Nightingale
“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
56. “You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.” – Earl Nightingale
57. “There is a time when one must decide either to risk everything to fulfill one’s dreams or sit for the rest of one’s life in the backyard.” – Earl Nightingale
58. “Don’t concern yourself with the money. Be of service … build … work … dream … create! Do this and you’ll find there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.” – Earl Nightingale
59. “Do each day all that can be done that day. You don’t need to overwork or to rush blindly into your work trying to do the greatest possible number of things in the shortest possible time.” – Earl Nightingale
60. “What’s going on in the inside shows on the outside.” – Earl Nightingale
Earl Nightingale Quotes from The Greatest Discovery
Earl Nightingale’s first published book was ‘The Greatest Discovery’ which won him the Napoleon Hill Gold Medal for Literary Excellence. As such, this next batch consists of some of the best Earl Nightingale quotes from his book ‘The Greatest Discovery’. We hope you enjoy this rare collection of inspiring quotes.
If you want to learn more about Earl Nightingale before you dive into this next batch of quotes, this is a terrific place to start here: Who His Earl Nightingale?
61. “The best is never the most popular.” – Earl Nightingale
62. “Using our intuition along with our intelligence as a guide, can be the best way to produce super ideas.” – Earl Nightingale
63. “Planting a problem or question deep in the subconscious by first turning it every which way during an in-depth conscious attempt to solve it, usually results in the answer eventually appearing completely unbidden in our consciousness.” – Earl Nightingale
64. “When can think better, more profitably, and serve more people through ideas than we can ever do physically.” – Earl Nightingale
65. “The ideas we hold should be in concert with our goals, if our goals are to be successfully achieved.” – Earl Nightingale
“The ideas we hold should be in concert with our goals, if our goals are to be successfully achieved.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
66. “An idea is the bringing together of known increments to provide a new result.” – Earl Nightingale
67. “Service, we are here to serve each other. And every one of us does who receives anything back in the way of return. Those who do not serve, do not receive anything.” – Earl Nightingale
68. “The greatest thing in the world is the opportunity to be of service to others.” – Earl Nightingale
69. “Attitude comes very close to being everything about success or failure.” – Earl Nightingale
70. “There’s a place for every person who will persevere.” – Earl Nightingale
71. “My habit of muttering to myself, “Stay with it!” had paid off, just as it always does.” – Earl Nightingale
72. “It’s staying with it that separates the winners from the losers.” – Earl Nightingale
73. “A person can have a great education, but if he also has a poor attitude, he will almost certainly fail.” – Earl Nightingale
74. “We are what we repeatedly do, but what we do is a matter of choice.” – Earl Nightingale
75. “We become successful to the extent of our true desires and determination, and we do so by building on our strong points; our forte.” – Earl Nightingale
“We become successful to the extent of our true desires and determination, and we do so by building on our strong points; our forte.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
The Strangest Secret Quotes by Earl Nightingale
Earl Nightingale’s claim to fame and lasting legacy was his creation of the audiobook ‘The Strangest Secret’. We’ve provided a few quotes from this masterpiece in earlier sections; however, this batch focuses on the very Strangest Secret quotes by Earl Nightingale.
76. “Books are filled with ideas, and ideas spur us into action.” – Earl Nightingale
77. “I can determine what I think about, therefore I can determine what I become and what I have.” – Earl Nightingale
78. “Our minds are the gyrocompasses of our lives, we can only go were they direct us, and we are in charge of our minds.” – Earl Nightingale
79. “You will do more good for the rest of the human race enthusiastically going full bore after the things you want, than in any other way, because the only way you can get the things you want is by providing service to others — and the more intense and enthusiastic you are about it, the better will be your service. It’s the way the free-market private enterprise American system works.” – Earl Nightingale
80. “The universal key to success simply put is this… as you think, so shall you become.” – Earl Nightingale
“The universal key to success simply put is this… as you think, so shall you become.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
81. “You’ll do best at what you most want to do in the pursuit of your personal goals, in so doing, you’ll provide the maximum service to those you need to help you.” – Earl Nightingale
82. “Ideas are the most important things on earth, and each of us has his or her our own idea factory — it comes as standard equipment at birth.” – Earl Nightingale
83. “Don’t ever say, I’d like to get to the point where I can start taking things easy.” – Earl Nightingale
84. “Our rewards, all the years of our lives, will be in proportion to our service. We are here, we live, in order to serve one another.” – Earl Nightingale
85. “Without ideas, we’d still be sitting in the trees grooming one another.” – Earl Nightingale
“Without ideas, we’d still be sitting in the trees grooming one another.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
86. “There are no guarantees. Don’t confuse opportunity with guarantee.” – Earl Nightingale
87. “It’s best you get rid of that terrible word “security” now, once and for all, there’s no such thing as security as long as you’re alive. Dead you’re secure. Unborn you’re secure. If you’re alive, you’re the very epitome of insecurity.” – Earl Nightingale
88. “People will make you rich, or keep you broke, depending on the way you serve them. You should make up your mind at the outset if you are planning to become a successful entrepreneur, that you are going to make people outside the organization and inside the organization your special concern.” – Earl Nightingale
89. “You can’t lose money on a customer if you treat him or her the way they should be treated.” – Earl Nightingale
90. “Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity.” – Earl Nightingale
91. “The successful person does things. The unsuccessful person has done things done to him or her.” – Earl Nightingale
92. “Life should be an exciting adventure. It should never be a bore. A man should live fully, be alive. He should be glad to get out of bed in the morning. He should be doing a job that he likes to do because he does it well.” – Earl Nightingale
93. “Your success will always be measured by the quality and quantity of service you render.” – Earl Nightingale
94. “There is no fragment of this freedom of ours, that can’t be turned into the success we seek.” – Earl Nightingale
95. “There are no jobs so humble, that they do not have lurking within them the opportunity for greatness and all the success we could possibly want, but it takes that expectant attitude to see it.” – Earl Nightingale
“There are no jobs so humble, that they do not have lurking within them the opportunity for greatness and all the success we could possibly want, but it takes that expectant attitude to see it.” – Earl NightingaleTweet Quote
96. “More than any other factor perhaps, the unsuccessful person can usually be identified with a group.” – Earl Nightingale
97. “The person who succeeds in America is the person who sets his or her own wages, goals, and lifestyle.” – Earl Nightingale
98. “The American people can become whatever it is they want to become – the trouble is, they seldom make that decision.” – Earl Nightingale
99. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice… it is conformity.”
100. “The unsuccessful person sowing little, reaps little.” – Earl Nightingale
101. “The law is, that our financial return will be in direct proportion to our service.” – Earl Nightingale
102. “If you believe you can enrich yourself by deluding others, you can end only by deluding yourself.” – Earl Nightingale
103. “No man can get rich himself unless he enriches others.” – Earl Nightingale
Bonus Earl Nightingale Quote
Bonus: Here’s our last and final Earl Nightingale quote. It’s been said in one of the earlier quotes in a different way. But, it’s being rehashed here because we believe it’s one of his best, and it’s the one you’ll stand to gain the most from. So, if you take any quote from this page to run with, this is the one to take, Enjoy.
There you have it, the most comprehensive collection of Earl Nightingale quotes on the web. We hope the wisdom found in his words inspires you to learn more about this inspiring human.
But most importantly, we hope his quotes will eventually lead to your own serious study of his time-tested philosophy of success.
That said, if you enjoyed these quotes, please share them. Or, if you think there’s a Millennial or Gen Z’er out there who could benefit from the learning of Earl Nightingale’s timeless wisdom, please share these quotes with them as well. Because there’s no doubt, that his success philosophy is one of the best kept secrets of this generation.
Till you reach your aims,
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TOP 10 WAYS TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST
Most people dream of truly living life to the fullest. They know in their bones that the clock is ticking and that they aren’t even close to being on track to creating their ideal life. Way too many people have a hunch that the best best years of their lives are slowly being wasted away, yet, they do nothing.
They remain on the the sidelines of life, feeling stuck. Why? Well, the short answer is because of fear and uncertainty. And while we can’t 100% solve people’s challenges with fear and uncertainty, we can offer up a few solutions to help get it under control, so you can begin living. As such, we’ve pulled together these 10 insights that can help anyone who is ready to get off the sidelines and into the game of living their greatest life.
So, if you’re one of these brave souls who truly want to know how to live life to the fullest, then keep reading, as this post is for you.
Now, before we get started know this here’s a quick disclaimer; you are the star of your own show. You are the producer, director, actor, and most importantly, you are the one who is writing the script. In short, to create your best life, and live it fully, you will have take ownership of it. Therefore, it is ultimately up to you on whether or not your life becomes a blockbuster hit, or a box-office bomb. So own it.
With that being said, we’ve created a powerful list on the top 10 ways you can begin living your life to the fullest, and start streamlining the creation of your greatest life. So without further ado, let’s dive right in:
HOW TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST
1. Discover Your Purpose
Without a doubt, finding one’s purpose can be a challenge. However, just because it is difficult to sort out, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t discover what yours is. In fact, if you are serious about living your life full out, this is probably the most important thing you can do.
Discovering your purpose is like laying the concrete foundation for the house you are intending to build. It is such an important step because everything else you do will rely on what your purpose is.
So, take this step seriously by spending some time figuring out what it is you were put on this earth for. And don’t worry if you don’t feel 100% about the purpose you discover for yourself, because as you grow and move through life, so too will your purpose. The key is, to discover what it is now.
“The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.Tweet Quote
2. Decide What Your Fullest Life Looks Like
Once you’ve created some clarity around what your purpose is, you’ll then want to spend some time deciding on what your best life looks like. Sure, this can be a challenge because you may have self-doubts keeping you from believing you deserve the best in life.
But, you’ll still need to make a decision on exactly what living your life to the fullest looks like. The clearer the picture, the better your results will be.
So, suspend any disbelief you may have about what’s possible for you and your life, and decide exactly what living life to the fullest looks like for you. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be ready for the next step in the process.
3. Cultivate Your Vision
With your new found clarity of purpose, and your chosen vision of what your greatest life looks like, you are now ready to cultivate that vision. And the best way to cultivate your vision, is to write it down. Grab a pen and jot it down in a journal or fire up a word document and start typing away.
Whatever method you choose, the important thing is that you take action to write down your purpose, claim it boldly, and do the same for what living your best life looks like. Why? Because writing these things down, and carefully describing the details of what you are all about, and what you want your life to look like, you set stage for the creation of that life.
A good way to think about it, is as if you were the the author of a book. Before you’d write the book, you’d want to know why you are writing the book, i.e. the purpose of the book. And similarly, before you’d get starting on writing the book you’d also want to have a good idea of what the finished product of your book is going look like, i.e. an outline. Ideally, in both cases, the end result should look a whole lot like written goals.
The very act of following this process is the cultivation of your vision. As such, use it as the starting point from which you’ll begin creating/authoring your best life.
4. Get Your Mind Right About Your Money
Now that you know exactly what you want your life to look like, and why — you’ll be equipped to begin bridging the gap between reality and your vision. One way to begin the process, is to get your mind right about money. Why money? Well, let’s be honest with ourselves here — everything requires money and always will, even our ideal future.
With that being said, you’ll want to know what about of money will make you feel like you’re living your best life. You’ll also want to pin point how much money you’ll actually need to be free enough to fully pursue what sets your heart on fire. This is key, because some people think that they have to stick with a job they hate just because it pays good money.
Which is why it is critical to figure how much money you actually need to support the lifestyle that will bring you the most joy in life. If you want to live a minimalist lifestyle that allows you travel the world, figure out how much that will cost, and what kind of jobs/businesses you need to be involved in to make that happen. Similarly, if you want to become a millionaire, you have to ascertain if the career path you are on can get you there.
So, figure out how much money you need to live your life to the fullest, and then shoot for that number and not a cent less.
5. Discover What Your Talents Are
The next most important thing that you can do to bring about the life of your dreams in the shortest amount of time, is to discover what your talents are. This is key, because let’s be honest, if your aim is to make a certain amount of money, or add the most value to others as you can, there’s no better way than through leveraged talents.
If you leverage your talents, you’ll likely love what you are doing, which goes hand in hand will living life to the fullest. But on top of that, if one of your main aims was related to acquiring a certain level of wealth, the quickest way to do so would be through the leveraging of your talents. Why? Because the market pays for value! And if you’re leveraging your talents, you’ll likely be providing a good or service to others in way that is far better than others could provide it. As such, your talents will set you apart.
So, see if you can discover your talents, then find out how you can use those talents to increase your value to others. And before you know it, your life will be filled with more money, time, and freedom than you’ll know what to do with.
“There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world―and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs.” – Deepak ChopraTweet Quote
6. Get to Work On Yourself.
We believe everyone has a special talent, but not everyone will be able to pinpoint their talent right away. And that’s okay, just because you’ve yet to isolate exactly what it is you were born to do, doesn’t mean you never will.
With that being said, the next best thing you can do for yourself to ensure you get on when living your greatest life, is to begin working on yourself.
It’s like this, if you knew what your talent was, and you leveraged it, making money and reaching your destination in terms of finding a way to live your best life, would be like hopping in canoe that just needed to go down stream. All you basically have to do is hop in and enjoy the ride, and before you know you’ll be living the dream.
Of course, if you haven’t figured your talent or how to leverage it, then creating your best life is more or less like trying to go up-steam with a paddle. It’s not a piece of cake, and it does require some effort. But the great news is, you can improve yourself, which is akin to swapping out that paddle for a 150 horsepower boat motor to get yourself to your upstream destination.
And the great news is, as you keep working on yourself, and improving how you show up at your job, in your business, and in your relationships day in and day out, and the more you improve yourself, the quicker you’ll get to your destination.
You get to choose if you want to upgrade the paddle for a 150 horsepower engine, and then on to one with 400 horsepower, and then on to 600, etc… You get the picture.
The bottom line is that when you choose to work on yourself, you effectively accelerate your ability to create the life of your dreams.
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7. Start Taking Some Risks
Most people are afraid of taking risks. As such, they remain bound to who they are and what they have. In essence, the the aversion of risk, stifles expansion. It is for this reason, that some risks must be taken. Living life to its fullest requires you to shake things up a bit.
If you want to bring about changes in your life, if want to do things that you’ve never done before, and live like you’ve never lived before, you’ll have to start doing things differently. You’ll have to get out of your comfort zone and start taking some risks.
Like Anais Nin once said, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” So, start taking some risks today. You’ll be amazed with how quickly your life starts to change for you. And heck, you may even come to enjoy the exhilaration from your new, bolder, and less risk-averse ways.
8. Let Go of Yesterday
Living in the moment, appreciating what you have, all the while keeping an eye for better tomorrows can help you feel alive. However, one of the things keeps many people from enjoying their present, or looking optimistically towards their better brighter future, is their past.
As such, if you want to really commit to living your best life, you must be willing to let of the past. You have to let go of yesterday. What you’ve done in the past is not who you are today. Similarly, yesterday’s performance won’t guarantee your future results. So, why should you hold on to them.
Let go of errors you’ve made in the past, give yourself permission to grow, to become more than you were. By doing so, you’ll free up your mind to feel better about who you are now, and where you aim to go. And in so doing, you’ll be shortening your path between the life you have and the life you want.
9. Choose to Live Your Life With Some Passion
Our next tips for living your life to the fullest has to do with passion. If you want to live life full out, you have to live it with passion. Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Go all in in your efforts, go all in on how you experience life, give every aspect of your life your best.
For example, when you smell a rose, really and truly smell that rose. Drink in the aroma with as much intention as possible. When you sip that cup of coffee, drink that glass of wine, or eat that rich deliciously meal, enjoy and savor it with intensity and appreciation. Squeeze every bit of amazingness out of all your experiences.
In short, start living your life as if it were a miracle, because it is. Try to get as much as you can out of each moment. Live your life as if it could end tomorrow, because it can.
So, starting today, take your foot off the breaks of life, and begin passionately charging full speed ahead into this thing called life.
10. Live Well
This last tip is vital and should not be taking lightly. Living your greatest life is only possible if you have the health and wellness to enjoy it. You could have all the money you can imagine, you could be working your dream job, have the ability to travel anywhere in the world whenever you want, but if you’re unhealthy and sick, none of those experiences will be enjoyable.
On the other hand, if you have health, you have hope, and like Thomas Carlyle once states, if you have hope, you have everything.
As such, it is imperative to take care of your health now, today. Not tomorrow, or when you are already sick. Health is wealth, so, start focusing on the small health related choices you can make today (i.e. quality sleep, nutrition, moderation in food and drink, exercise) Then just stay healthy, and do your best to keep sickness at bay, and the life you’ve imagined will always remain possible.
Bonus Tip For Living Life to The Fullest: Persist
Alright, this is the last suggestion to help you live your life to the fullest. It is a bonus tip, because it should be applied to each of the previous suggestion. So here it is: If you are serious about living your life to the fullest you’ll have to persist.
Creating an amazing life for yourself is possible, but it won’t happen overnight. It could happen in a few months, next year, or three years from now, but if you don’t persist, living your greatest life won’t be possible.
However, if you keep to it, life will eventually get tired of thrashing you. It will get bored of impeding you and getting in the way of the life you seek. So keep dreaming, keep pushing, keep reaching for the very best that life has to offer, and eventually life will throw up its arms and get the hell out of your way.
Mark our words, if you choose to be fearless for the life you want, and doggedly persist to obtain it, before you know it, you’ll be living the live you’ve always imagined.
There you have it, the best ways to get on with living life to the fullest. Life’s too short to aim for anything less than the best this life has to offer.
We hope these insights helped you believed that your best life is possible, and that you can start taking action today to turn your personal vision and idealized life into reality. With that being said, please share this page with someone who could use it, and don’t hesitate to bookmark it so you can easily revisit it in the future.
Repetition after all, is the mother of learning, the father of action, and thus the architect of achievement.
Till you reach your aims,
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BEST THOMAS EDISON QUOTES FOR SUCCESS
Thomas Edison was one of the word’s most famous inventors. Best known for inventing the incandescent light bulb and the motion picture camera, he held an impressive 1,093 patents and became a highly successful entrepreneur and multimillionaire before his death. Having had very little formal education, Thomas Edison is the quintessential self-made man.
So, to highlight the grit, tenacity, and mindset of this early American genius, we’ve decided to publish this powerful collection of Thomas Edison quotes. May these quotes inspire you to embrace persevering spirit and curiosity that helped Edison achieve so much success.
BEST THOMAS EDISION QUOTES FOR SUCCESS
1. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
2. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
3. “Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas Edison.
4. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
5. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas EdisonTweet Quote
6. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this; you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
7. “I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward” – Thomas Edison
8. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison
9. “If we did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison
10. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison
11. “What you are will show in what you do.” – Thomas Edison
12. “Not everything of value comes from books. Experience the world.” – Thomas Edison
13. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
14. “To achieve anything in life these three things are very important; hard work, perseverance, and common sense.” – Thomas Edison
15. “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” – Thomas Edison
16. “Learn with both your head and hands.” – Thomas Edison
17. “Great ideas originate in the muscles.” – Thomas Edison
18. “To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Edison
19. “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
20. “The secret of success is focus of purpose.” – Thomas Edison
21. “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” – Thomas Edison
22. “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas Edison
23. “Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Edison
24. “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison
25. “There is a better way for everything, find it.” – Thomas Edison
26. “I never quit until I get what I want.” – Thomas Edison
27. “I never view mistakes as failures. They are simply opportunities to find out what doesn’t work.” – Thomas Edison
28. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Edison
29. “The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.” – Thomas Edison
30. “I never did a days work in my life, it was all fun.” – Thomas Edison
31. “Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” – Thomas Edison
32. “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” – Thomas Edison
33. “Never get discouraged if you fail. Learn from it. Keep trying.” – Thomas Edison
34. “I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”
35. “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” – Thomas Edison
“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” – Thomas EdisonTweet Quote
36. “Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” – Thomas Edison
37. “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas Edison
38. “The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.” – Thomas Edison
39. “A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job…” – Thomas Edison
There you have it, some of of the best Thomas Edison quotes on success, hard work, and persisting until you get it right. We hope at least a handful of these quotes spoke to you and inspired you to keep working hard and striving to achieve whatever it is you’re after in life…
Until you reach those aims,
PS – If you enjoyed these inspirational Thomas Edison quotes we have a hunch you’ll also enjoy these Henry Ford quotes, and maybe even these John D. Rockefeller quotes.
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