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Dream Big Quotes

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“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”  ~ Dale Carnegie

My friends and I tend to be big dreamers.  We fail a lot!  That sounds terrible, but in reality it is good because we dream big and try new things all the time.  This quote stood out to me because I feel like those that take the biggest risks in life are always the ones that go the farthest.  Of course, taking big risks doesn’t mean that you will always be successful, but the bigger risks you take – the further you can go.  By pushing past the boundaries of what has been done before or where your imagination can take you, you can take huge leaps in your life.… Read the rest

Quotes on Change and Growth

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The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” -Charles Dubois

This quote is so inspirational.  In life it is easy to identify yourself in a certain way.  You may see yourself as an artist, a good friend, a straight A student or in any number of other ways.  But it is important to not get so hung up in who you think you are and be ready to keep evolving and adapting.  Life is constantly in flux, and there are opportunities everywhere.  The best way to live your life is understanding that you must always be adapting.  You have to let go of what you are and reach out for what you could be.… Read the rest

Success and Failure Quotes

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“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

Doing something you love in life is an integral part of a happy life.  If you are really, really good at something, you might excel at it and become a huge success, but if that activity doesn’t make you happy or make you feel good then what is the point?  Sure, you will be successful – but to whose standards?  People might respect you, but if you don’t respect what you are doing, or have a passion for it then it is simply a waste of your time.

What if you are thinking, I don’t know what I love and I don’t hate doing what I am doing. … Read the rest

Start Now Quotes

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“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb

This quote made me laugh the other day because I had been thinking about a project I had wanted to start and I thought, why didn’t I start that a year ago?  So, Lamb’s advice is to start that project today!  What have you been putting off?  We all have to-do lists that seem to never end, but I bet there is one thing that you have been procrastinating on for some reason and you know the task is important.

This is what Lamb is talking about.  It is not doing the dishes or remembering the laundry.  It is the thing that you know you want to do but aren’t starting it. … Read the rest

Self Growth Quotes

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You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.
— Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore is an actor who rose to fame in the 60’s and 70’s, and was the star of the Mary Tyler Moore show.  Although she doesn’t do much acting anymore, she is still a household name and this quote reflects back the duality of life.

This quote is a great quote and often overlooked as one of the most meaningful quotes.   If your life is roses and sunshine, you will never have the opportunity to be brave.  The deeper meaning of this quote is that if you only have great things happening in your life and you never have to deal with anything painful or negative, you will never be able to appreciate all of the good things because you have no reference point.… Read the rest

Buddha Work Quotes

Buddha in Meditation

“Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

This is an interesting and not very often quoted saying from the Buddha.  One often does not truly consider what they want to do with their lives, explore, try new things and then settle on something that you have strength in and a passion for.  This is because our society is set up in a very rigid way.  We go to school, go to university and start a job before we have really had a chance to explore and understand ourselves.  Sometimes this works out of course, if you have a clear passion from a young age, but unfortunately this isn’t the case for most of us.… Read the rest