How to rest without feeling guilty

When working, especially working on yourself or for your own company, it’s quite common to actually feel guilty during resting times. Let’s see in today’s article how to take a break without feeling guilty.

If you are reading this blog since quite some time, you are probably quite keen on that sort of guilt and see what I mean. But for newcomers, imagine yourself having a full list of things to do and anyway taking some rest after working all day long. Did you never felt guilty for doing that? Are you sure? I can bet you see now what I mean !

First, feeling this sort of guilt is normal. Your mind is trying to adapt from a task focused approach, where doing things equals getting somewhere, to a rest focused approach, where you’ll get there by actually doing nothing! This is especially true if you have a lot of side hustles in your life, as your mind will try to always keep an ever-growing list of things to do in a corner of your mind.

This lead to fatigue and a depressing situation in our everyday life. Just like our phones or computers, our mind and body have some sort of battery life as well. When working, even working on things you are passionate about, this battery get drained. Periodically, you’ll need to rest and relax to fill it up again.

For example, let’s say you have pulled all-nighter shifts through the whole 2020-2021 pandemic. 2022 may be a good time to find a healthier pace for your daily life. Maybe you could plan a small trip to the beach each morning to take a break and relax.

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That’s when it’ll hit you the hardest: the fear of being complacent. You suddenly feel the guilt of not doing anything for your life or your work, not doing anything for your goals. You suddenly feel like all this time is wasted for nothing !

But you shouldn’t let that feeling go a long way, as it’s a loose lose situation: you effectively didn’t achieve anything, but you didn’t rest either. Your battery hasn’t filled up at all, and now you’ll feel both exhausted and depressed, but also guilty of spending all this time for nothing. Don’t blame yourself either for feeling guilty. It’s not actually your fault. Our world nowadays is 100% oriented toward productivity, hard numbers for growth and performance. That’s a thing with our generation ! If you arn’t careful, even hobbies will tend to be seen from the productivity and performance mindset.

So, I’ll write this both as a reminder for your reading this, but also for myself: You are not the problem, and the solution is simple !

  • Remember what you are working for.
  • Zoom out, check if you are where you want to be, and treat yourself fairly.
  • Take a break and make sure to actually enjoy it.
  • Don’t abuse yourself, as work can set you free, but can also enslave you.
  • Time used for yourself is time well spent.

And finally if I can leave you with just one last sentence that will stay on your mind: sometimes, it’s okay to just do nothing.

How to Be a Winner with our Fantastic Positive Sayings Day

Social distancing and self-isolation are the new normal. In this environment, it is even more important to maintain a positive mindset. When you get into the habit of starting every day as a Positive Sayings Day, you will improve not just your emotional balance, but your physical and mental health as well. 

These are probably the toughest mental times we will experience in our lives. Mammoth upheaval in such a short time. It is easy to feel fearful and let negativity take you over, but never has it been more important not to let it beat you down. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy – when you feel negative about everything, you find that just about everything gets more difficult, and you are more likely to get the worst of it.

A Positive Sayings Day is a way to avoid thinking in a negative light. It is designed to reinforce a more positive attitude to let you keep enjoying the little things in life. Don’t focus on the negative. It is up to you to rise above it.

The power of positive thinking may seem a bit cliché, but it really does wonders for your self-esteem, overall mood and reduces the risk of COVID-19 or other chronic diseases.


10 Steps Towards a Positive Sayings Day

Here are 10 ways to make today a Positive Sayings Day, and help you keep your chin up and make the most of it.

1. Start your day with positive affirmations

Begin by reflecting on the good things in your life, and by thinking about the good things that can happen during the day.

Don’t get stuck in a trough by focusing on all the things that can go wrong. Thinking positive leads to positive actions and outcomes.

Set yourself some tasks for the day and achieve them. It’s mighty sweet to go to bed at night with a feeling of accomplishment. It allows you to reflect on these successes first thing the next morning, triggering a positive chain of events.

2. Recognise your weaknesses – and work towards improving on them

No one is perfect, so don’t worry about things you could do better. Put things into perspective.

You’re going to make mistakes, but instead of seeing this as failure, see it as a learning experience. Break down what went wrong so you can learn from it, and use it to your advantage.

3. Surround yourself with positive friends and keep them close

Surrounding yourself with people who are grounded and upbeat helps you maintain a positive outlook. Positivity, as is negativity, is contagious. So, choose your friends wisely.

We may not be able to socialize as easily – no more BBQ’s or dinner parties etc., but social media is a great way to stay in touch. Don’t let physical distance define your group.

4. Be thankful

There are many people in the world in a much worse situation than you. This is world wide pandemic, so many are sharing the pain of isolation and social distancing.

Start your day by being thankful for all that you have.

Each night before going to bed, write down 3 things you’re grateful for. It may be as small as a great cup of coffee or something bigger as finishing a project or getting your work done on time.

Make it a habit and you’ll soon realize it’s become part of your daily routine.

5. Seek humor

Nothing lifts the spirits like laughter – it signals the brain to release ‘feel good’ hormones. This reduces stress levels and allows you to see the silver lining, even in the most difficult of situations. It’s hard not to feel positive when you’re enjoying a good belly laugh.

Share humor with your friends; watch stand-up comedy or funny movies. Don’t let the hard times beat you.

6. Work on tomorrow’s reality

Put time aside every day to work towards the future you want. It won’t come to you unless you let it.

This might be learning new skills, building your work experience or gaining new knowledge. It might be in developing better personality traits or ridding yourself of vices.

Maybe it’s your body – more exercise, a better diet to generate more energy and focus. Maybe it’s your physical environment, a new apartment or redecoration.

The list is endless, only you know what will have the biggest and best impact on moving you closer to your goals.

7. Live the life you want – find something you love to do and do it

Inner strength comes from the confidence and satisfaction that comes from knowing that you who you want to be. You don’t have to try to fool anyone, or pretend to be what you are not.

Our world is competitive, and the best way to succeed in a competition is to make the rules yourself. Don’t waste time and energy following other people’s ideas.

Taking the time to engage in something you’re good at and actually enjoy fills you with a sense of joy and fulfillment.

8. Adopt a rich man’s attitude

Success breeds success. Rich people seem to just expect that things will work out in their favor. Sometimes it’s no more than this attitude that opens doors. Give yourself the opportunity by adopting a similar perspective.

Live in the future, believe in yourself and your goals, and leverage your skills and capabilities to grow your wealth, self-respect and happiness.

Rich people let positive thought rule their days.

9. Don’t let negativity get on top of you – beat it back

Often it’s easier to just morph into a negative mindset. Believe it or not, these are learned behaviors. It takes practice to stay positive. Repetition. As Arnold Schwarzenegger would say “its all about the reps”.

When you find yourself in a negative frame of mind, (and we all do) you have to pull yourself pout. There are many ways of doing this, each dependent on you and the situation.

One way that has worked for me is to think in terms of risk management – what is the worst possible thing that could happen? Will we all die? End up in the poorhouse? Unless the situation is really extreme, you will be able to rationalize your fears and negativity by refocusing in some better outcomes.

10. Stay healthy

We tend to exercise less than we should and eat unhealthy foods. These are ingrained habits that can be hard to shift.

Here are some tips to help you get on top of it:

  • Try eating one healthy meal a day
  • Drink a glass of water before each meal – you will feel fuller before eating, and you won’t eat as much
  • Be active during lunch – even just a brisk walk will help burn off the calories you just ate and will aid in the digestive process.
  • Try a Meal Replacement Bar like a healthy protein bar as a snack instead of junk foods. 
  • Exercise regularly – a half hour a day of physical activity like walking or running will do the trick when you can’t get to the gym.

Practice makes perfect

Reinforcing positive living requires practice. That’s why we think in terms of a Positive Sayings Day. The more you do it, the better you’ll be at it. Then, one day when you’re in the midst of a crisis, you’ll find that the first thing that comes to your mind is not what can go wrong, but how can you use my strengths to overcome this adversity.

No one said life was easy and sometimes we get overwhelmed with what life throws our way. But it’s up to you as to how you’ll come out the other end. You can decide whether you’ll have a positive perspective and make sweet, delicious lemonade, or you’ll be negative and be left with a batch of sour lemons.

The people who emerge as winners from this insane period of world history will be those who take advantage of this slowing down of our daily lives to refocus themselves. One source for guidance on this is Tony Robbins – a well-known and respected leader in the field of self-development. He has many courses, books and materials that can help you do just this. Some of them can be accessed through the link below.

What is the Best Source of Internal Motivation?

Motivation comes from within. In most instances, the best source of internal motivation is to be focused on your purpose, and on what you stand to lose. Following this, the best way to manage your motivation is to make sure you have small daily victories, keep at it and be mentally attuned to the bigger picture.

This post gives a simple 5 step process to keep you on track with motivation and to help you achieve your goals.

We all drift off-course from time to time, and simple reminders about what we want and how we are progressing are powerful aids.


Best Source of Internal Motivation

Step #1: Focus on Your Purpose

The Importance of Purpose

Purpose underpins everything. Everything is done for a reason.  If you want to get somewhere you firstly need to know where it is you want to go. Obvious really, but something that is often easy to forget.

Your purpose is the driving force of your motivation. It is your bedrock.

As the Chesire Cat said to Alice – “if you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

Another insight comes from Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees – “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

It’s also true that if you spend all your time thinking and planning, you will achieve very little. Action is the key ingredient, and a poor plan vigorously executed will generally beat a great plan that never gets any momentum.

 “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” Joel Arthur Barker

The motivation to act springs from the groundspring of your purpose. Today’s actions all lead you towards your purpose. Purpose is the best source of internal motivation, so it needs to be framed properly.

Think big! Make your purpose inspiring and something to aim for. Small goals lead to small achievements.

Purpose is more than just an objective – it should define you as a person and reflect who are really are. Your purpose stems from your character and values. Achieving your purpose defines your destiny and creates your legacy.

Focusing on purpose clarifies the mundane, it makes you realise the routine is needed and excites a sense of urgency. You never feel like you’re wasting your time if you’re laser focused on your purpose. Everything is being done for a reason.

Visualize Your Purpose

To help focus on your purpose, visualize success and attainment. Play a mental movie in your head and imagine what it will feel like, what it will mean to you. Don’t just feel the emotions, imagine them in full colour and 3D glory, and renew your dedication to achieving your ultimate goal.

Step #2: Focus on What You Stand to Lose

Internal motivation also comes from a fear of failure. Yin and Yang, good and bad, winning and losing – they are all motivators.

When you focus on what you stand to lose, and what that might mean to you, these emotions can be harnessed to motivate you to action.

This can be a focus on the possible losses. These might be financial, but they may also be career based or social, such as loss of reputation, loss of face, social standing, respect and the like.

Think about the disappointment that comes with failure, or the hassle and complications of having to start over. Consider how pointless it is to wander around aimlessly without direction or purpose. There are many people who experience failure and the regret of not having tried hard enough.

Don’t be afraid to slap yourself around a bit, confront your fears and reluctance to “give it a go”.  Be prepared to take the harder road, and not settle for the quick and easy.

Step #3: Stay Motivated by Daily Mini-Victories

The old saying that nothing succeeds like success is very true. When you taste achievement, your confidence builds and you are more motivated to keep going, to continue.

There are opportunities for achievement and making progress towards your purpose and your goals every single day. Many of these are small steps, but they all count. They may only seem like small tasks, but if they are relevant to your purpose, you move closer to it.

Use these as a source of motivation. Celebrate these small successes, get pumped up and push yourself to do more. Go to bed at night feeling satisfied that you have made progress – that your goal is getting closer. You will wake up ready  to tackle the world and build on these foundations.

The objective here is to achieve a streak and to build momentum. This will in turn lead to bigger accomplishments and scale towards more complicated tasks.

Start by scheduling your time by difficulty. Its good to start the day by getting a few small and easier tasks out of the way. This not only stops these clogging up your day and distracting you when you are tackling the bigger tasks, it also gives you that sense of momentum.

Don’t spend all your day doing the smaller stuff though.

Celebrate these early steps – feel good about yourself and your capabilities, then get enthusiastic about tackling the bigger, more complicated stuff.

When you break the bigger ones into smaller chunks, this gets even easier, as you can map your progress.

Keep pushing for a 1% improvement every day – it’s amazing how quickly these small steps can build a skyscraper.

Managing Your Internal Motivation

Step #4: Get Some Help From Others

Life is not a single person journey. We all need a little help from our friends and colleagues. Others are often an important source of internal motivation – either from a direct request for help, or as role models and inspiration.

Sometimes this is a direct request for help – e.g. “I’m feeling a little down today, can you help me with this or that task?”

Or it might be a help to build your motivation – e.g. “I’m not really on the ball today, can you give me a kick up the backside to get me going?”

One of the best sources of internal motivation however is to model yourself on others.  Compare yourself to the successful people you know. Then consider how are able to push through barriers and problem times. Develop an attitude that says – ‘if they can do it, I can do it too.’

Look at how these people go about their jobs or tackling their problems. Do they have a single line of attack, or are they flexible in their approach – for instance, if they can’t go under, do they go through, go over, etc

It is useful to look to others for inspiration – role models and heroes are an important part of our chemistry.

Step #5: Keep Note of Your State of Mind and Flow

There is increasing evidence that outperformance occurs when we get into a state of flow. It brings to mind a heightened awareness gives precise focus on a particular task.

The next time you achieve a state of flow, internalize it so that you can replicate it. Take notes, savour it, try to remember every detail of your emotional and mental state. Simplify it into a form you can quickly call into mind.

Test it – if you think about it your motivation and mental clarity will spike up and keep tweaking until that set of mental images have this effect on you

Try it – when you feel your motivation lagging, spike it up with your flow form. Then just let it happen, don’t put a brake on it, or edit it by mentally saying “what am I doing?” Let the focus it brings drive you and be your (heightened) motivation.

10 of the Best Live Life Quotes

Life is about living – but sometimes we get so caught up in our to do lists and tasks that others assign to us that we forget to live life. This a short collection of quotes to help remind you of this – our 10 Live Life Quotes that we think are amongst the best we have heard.

Tips for New Year Resolutions

5 Simple Tips to Help Keep New Year Resolutions

The New Year is with us now, and many of us will already be tested by those New Year Resolutions. Statistics show that nearly half of us will vow to change one thing or another about our lifestyle.  These tips will help you keep those resolutions.

Here are 5 useful, and simple tips to help keep those New Year Resolutions, because in 6 month’s time, it is likely that they will be completely forgotten.

New Year resolutions usually fall under the following categories:

  • Weight loss
  • Finance
  • Career
  • Personal development
  • Health and diet
  • Fitness
  • Stress management
  • Focusing on personal relationships

These are entirely consistent with the various articles that we present here at We want to achieve those life improvements you promised yourself.

1. Define Your Motivation

There are 2 types of motivation:

  • Intrinsic – this means your motivation comes from inside. For example, you prefer jogging, going to the gym, or shopping by yourself because you like how you feel afterwards.
  • Extrinsic – you’re pushed forward by actions outside your personal scope. In other words, you prefer working out with your friends, and work harder when there’s a reward system in place.

Think about it, once you’ve figured out what your motivation type is, it’s easier then to do is put yourself in situations that make you more excited to accomplish even more.

2. Actions Speak Louder Than Results

Deciding on a goal for the New Year is always easier said than done. However, it’s the steps you take to reach that goal that’s the tricky part. If you want to stick to your resolutions, it’s wise to break each step down into smaller goals, if possible, to make them more manageable.

Moreover, each time you achieve one, reward yourself and feel proud of what you’ve accomplished. Positive reinforcement is crucial to help guide you as you push toward your goal and commit to your responsibilities.

One way to keep everything in check is to make sure your actions are SMART:

  • Specific. Having a specific end result prevents you from making excuses.
  • Measurable. Evaluating your progress will give your motivation a boost.
  • Achievable. You can set daily goals as a building block to bigger goals.
  • Relevant. Otherwise, if it’s not relevant, why bother?
  • Time-bound. Goals need to have a defined end date.

3. Be Honest with Yourself

The more realistic your resolutions, the more likely you’ll see them through. If your goal for the New Year is to exercise more, then start small. Instead of planning a 5-day workout week, go for 20 minutes a day then increase gradually.

You’ll find that, as with all goals, as soon as you start seeing what you’ve accomplished, you’ll be pumped to do even more. However, it’s crucial that you stay away from the “all-or-nothing” approach. Doing something, even if it’s a small piece of what you’d originally planned, is much better and more productive than doing nothing at all.

Moreover, it’s equally important to not have too many resolutions up in the air at once. Make a list, prioritize them, and go from there. Once you feel the first one’s in the bag, go for the second, and so on. Focusing on one goal at a time will channel your energy and efforts there, helping you reach your target faster.

4. Think Things Through

Having a positive mindset is key when progressing towards your goals, but let’s be honest; every plan is bound for failure if you’re careful. Be smart and anticipate these obstacles so that when they do appear, you’ll be prepared.

For example, if you get bored when you exercise, choose upbeat workout music that’ll get you revved up. Or you can workout at home, as you catch up on your favorite TV shows. If your motivation method is extrinsic, go to the gym with a friend. The idea is to nip it in the bud before it becomes stronger than your willpower so that you can surmount any obstacle that comes between you and your goal.

5. Be Accountable for Your Actions

Accountability means you’re taking responsibility for the choices you’re making. This may seem easy to do at work when you have a deadline and a boss reinforcing it. It may not seem as easy when you’re home alone and skip out on cooking a healthy meal, and order take-out instead.

You can enlist the help of a friend or join a support group where you’d know that you made a certain commitment to someone, if it’s simply sending a photo of your home-cooked meal on social media.or, you can hang a calendar on your wall with progress notes so you can keep tabs on how far you’ve gotten and what still lies ahead.

These tips for New Year Resolutions will help you to achieve the goals you have set. It may seem scary at first. However, with these 5 tips for New Year Resolutions, you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Moreover, once you accomplish your first resolution, you’ll find that it’s not only beneficial, it’s fun as well!

Inspirational Quotes For When The Going Gets Tough

Here are some inspirational quotes to give you a lift when you need it most – when the going gets tough. Sometimes it feels like everything is going wrong, the sh.. has well and truly hit the fan, or it’s just too damned hard.

One step forward, three steps backward? Not to worry, success never moves in a straight line. Tomorrow’s another day and will get you closer to your goals. Just keep your chin up and keep at it.

Here are some inspirational quotes to remember when the going gets tough.

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 “Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.”

“If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.”

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

 “The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it”

 “Great things never come from comfort zones”

“You will succeed just keep going.”

“You are strong enough to get this far, you are strong enough to keep going.”

“Work is not always easy. Sometimes it can be downright difficult.”

“It’s always too early to quit”

“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” – JK Rowling, author

 “Failure is an opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.”

“Keep going, you got this”

 “Broken crayons still color”

“Keep going, today you are a step closer than you were yesterday”

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living, the world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

For more directly related guidance, have a look at our post on the best books for mental toughness. You may find some further inspiration there!

Motivational Quotes For Work To Get You Going

To succeed at work, we need to stay motivated. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best motivational quotes for work to help you stay sharp and on form. Sometimes it’s hard to get up for it and make it through a tough day.

We’ve all been there. You need the energy, drive, and motivation to not only do our jobs but to go above and beyond. We hope this list helps.

Bookmark this page and make it a habit to quickly scan these motivational quotes to give you a boost (in the morning, or when you need it).

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”
“Don’t be busy, be productive”
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan. Not the goal.”
“Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.”
“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow”
“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

“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.”

“Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew, I told them I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me”

“Keep going, each step may get harder but don’t stop. The view is beautiful at the top”

“Customers will never love a company until employees love it first”

“Don’t watch the clock, do what it does, keep going”

Some of the Best Words Of Encouragement

In life we face many challenges, life can get hard. Sometimes we need that extra push.  We have selected some of the best words of encouragement to change your life. In this post, we list these words of encouragement to remind you that life isn’t that bad. And you can achieve what you set your mind to.

Going through failures is something that happens to all of us. But it is not those failures that define where we will end up, rather how we react to them. We can either give up or keep pushing forward. Hopefully, by the end of this post, you will have enough drive and fuel to motivate you back to success! Enjoy these best words of encouragment.

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Some of The Best Words of Encouragement to Change Your Life

1. “I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past”

2. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

3. “You’re not going to master the rest of your life in just one day, just relax. Master the day and then keep going on at that every day.”

4. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”

5. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill

6. “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” – Bertie Charles Forbes

7. “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

8. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” —Eminem

9. “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

10. “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

11. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” —Sarah Louise Delany

12. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.”

13. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

14. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have something better.” – C. JoyBell C.

15. “Be a warrior, not a worrier”

16. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” —Walt Disney

17. “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.”

18. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.”

19. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

20. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” ― Ed Sheeran

21. “Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.” ― Thisuri Wanniarachchi

22. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

23. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. – Norman Vincent Peale

24. “Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an Encourager. Always.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

25. “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”

26. “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” ― Shaun Hick

27. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.” –Kim Garst

28. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins

29. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” —Stephen Hawking

30. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn

31. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” —Charles Swindoll

Monday Inspirational Quotes To Start The Week Right

Ah, the dreaded Monday. The weekend is over and it’s back to work. Not much point moping around feeling blue – better to start with a bang and get things moving. These are our top Monday Inspirational quotes to start the week right. 

Use these to give yourself some momentum. Start seeing Mondays as an opportunity, a new beginning,  rather than something negative – the start of another long week. Positivity is key to success !

Monday Inspirational Quotes to Start The Week

1 – There should be a holiday dedicated to the brave people who show up to work on Monday.

2 – Monday is not the day to be back at the Grindstone. Monday is the day to be back at your passion. If you’re working for the weekend, you’re doing it wrong.

3 – “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

4 – It’s Monday, don’t forget to be awesome.

5 – It’s Monday, Get Up. Drink Coffee. Be Happy. Do Great Things! Be Positive.

6 – “Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

7 – “The future depends on what you do today.” –Mahatma Gandhi

8 – “Whatever your situation might be, set your mind to whatever you want to do and put a good attitude in it, and I believe that you can succeed.” –Bethany Hamilton

9 – New Monday, New Week, New Goals!

10 – “Your best days are still out in front of you.” –Joel Osteen

11 – Monday is the perfect day to correct last week’s mistakes.

12 – “Find a job you like and that will add 5 days to the week”

13 – “Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” –Teddy Roosevelt

14 – “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

15 – Don’t dread Monday’s Life isn’t promised to us. We are blessed every day by simply being able to rise in the Mornings.

16 – Ok it’s Monday. But who says that has to be a bad thing? Be a rebel and have an awesome day anyway.

17 – “Make each day a masterpiece.” – John Wooden

18 – It’s Monday, the perfect time to reboot your mind and have a fresh start.

19 – It’s Monday, I’m Alive, I’m Breathing, I’m Living, I’m Blessed, Life Is Good.

Go further on mondays

Getting things started is the most important step toward any goals you can have. But having a plan is already half of the work done. Get your week started with clear plan and objectives for these whole week and you’ll be already halfway out there!

Still not feeling motivated? I strongly recommend you to read these articles on how to be More Productive in Life, and How Long Will It Take Me To Get To Work? (Not What You Think). This last one will remove all your fear and blockages that are preventing you to get the job done! Trust me, it’ll motivate you to get the ball going for the whole week!

14 Uplifting Quotes For Life

Regardless of how strong a person you are, there are always going to be things in life that bring you down. Which is why in this post we give you 14 uplifting quotes for life that will make you smile.

No matter how awful things get, in all reality you are not the only one − everybody ends up feeling alone or stressed with life sooner or later. When you need something, positive and uplifting that can cheer you up and give you a chance to live your life happily have a look at some of these quotes.

14 Uplifting Quotes For Life

1. “Happiness is a choice.” – Barry Neil Kaufman

2. “You can’t always change the way things are, but you can change the way you wish to see them. Never stop looking for the brighter side and beyond.” – Eric T. Moore

3. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

4. “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” – Demosthenes

5. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney.

6. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

7. “The journey of life is towards freedom. A bird cannot hold its perch and fly. Neither can we grasp anything and be free.” – Deborah Adele.

8. “You cannot love others unless you love yourself first: how can you give away what you don’t have?”– Swami Prem Priyadha

9. “You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you.”– Dodinsky

10. “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease.”– Eckhart Tolle

11. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

12. “Success is a journey not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

13. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.”– Lloyd Jone4

15 Proverbs About Life Everybody Needs To Know

In this post, we list 15 powerful proverbs about life that you need to know. The way you see yourself, including your thoughts and assumptions about what is good for you, dictates everything that you do and what you see. When you change how you think, you can change your life. Similarly, positive words add inspiration to our lives and you can feel better, more happy and motivated.

Sometimes, all we need is positive quotes or to give ourselves that confidence to push through and seek what is good for us. So with that being said, here are 15 proverbs about life that are important.

Proverbs About Life

1. “The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” -Walt Disney

  1. “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

  1. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” -Will Rogers

4. “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”

  1. “It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.” – Inspirational Quote By Vince Lombardi

6. “If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”- Steve Jobs

  1. “People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”- Rob Siltanen

  1. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”- Og Mandino

  1. “Entrepreneurs Are Great At Dealing With Uncertainty And Also Very Good At Minimizing Risk. That’s The Classic Entrepreneur.”- Mohnish Pabrai

  1. We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.”- Maya Angelou

  1. “Whatever you are, be a good one” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

  1. “You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.”- C.S. Lewis

14. Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”- Theodore Roosevelt

  1. “The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

11 Important Going Away Quotes

Going away isn’t as simple as you may think, particularly if it is a place you have thousands of memories and good times associated with.

These 11 important going away quotes will help you when you decide to finally move away.  They will help you maintain your strength, and confirm your decision when you are left with memories of the times you once had, whether it is your workplace, home, or anywhere else.

The bottom line is, going away is always difficult… Hopefully, these quotes about going away will help you.

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Going Away Quotes

1. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Life resembles riding a bike. You should continue going to keep up the pace with your life. You need to move forward towards a better and happier future.

2. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.


Going away is the key to achieve your goals. You should not be stuck in some place mentally. You should always be ready to leave someplace and accept a new place.

3. The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true

Yes, the connections we make are real but we need the courage to move on from them. That way we can experience new things in life.

4. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Curiosity is the one thing that will keep us going forward and learning new things.

5. You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.


Remember to keep yourself humble and no matter how much you know there is still much to learn. The only way to do this is to keep going.

6. I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

This metaphor is great because it shows us that no matter which way we are drifting it is better than staying in the same place, making no progress.

7. Looking back isn’t going to help you, Moving forward is the thing you have to do.

Going forward is one of the things you need to do for a successful life. If we look back we will always find things which will upset us and stop us moving forward in our lives. So, simply don’t look back, there is nothing new there.

8. Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving towards your goals.

Stay focused and continues going toward your objectives to pursue your dreams.

9. Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward

Don’t stress about what turned out badly. Rather, concentrate on what to do next. Spend your energies on taking a step forward.

10. The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror; it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.


If we keep looking back, we end up distracted and don’t see everything that is moving ahead.

11. I stopped thinking; I just go out, and everything is in the moment. I just stop thinking and start moving – you just got to be you

Don’t be afraid to just go out into the world and experience life. Live for the moment.

Powerful Quotes About Change in Your Life

In this post, we will list 14 quotes about change in your life that we think will help you manage and adapt. These are things you need to know. Change can come in many different ways in our lives. It might come forcefully like a tidal wave, or creep in slowly without us knowing. It might come in the form of a devastating tragedy, difficult choices, broken relationships, or even new opportunities. Sometimes, the only way to improve our lives is to force ourselves to go through difficult changes.

That may mean breaking up and leaving a toxic but comfortable relationship, leaving a mediocre but stable job, moving away from a nice but uninspiring location, or anything else that’s holding us back from accomplishing our dreams. We can make our life happy with a positive change.  In this article, you will see positive change quotes that bring happiness to your life and take you away from the pains of life.

Quotes About Change in Your Life

1. We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have something better. C. JoyBell C.

We can’t fear change, however; we don’t want to get out of our comfort zone. Holding onto something that is beneficial to you now, might be the very reason as to why you don’t have something better.

2. He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson

Change is rejected by death only and the graveyard is the only place that rejects it.

3. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves

This quote implies the importance of change that when we are not able to change a circumstance, we are tested to change ourselves to adopt that specific circumstance.

4. Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.  Shunryu Suzuki

Without tolerating the way that everything transforms, we can’t discover the real meaning of life. We can’t hold on to something forever, we have to learn to move forward in life.

5. Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.

Change is hard in light of the fact that individuals overestimate the estimation of what they have and they don’t think about the results they will get if they make few changes in their life. Change is very important, you need to change something to be successful at certain points of your life.

6. When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one, and do without change. George Bernard Shaw

This quote highlights that people are living in an anxious age, ask them how they might want to live in a stationary one, and manage this without change.

7. I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

If we sit still and wait for something to happen it won’t ever happen, rather we should pursue a change.

8. People can cry much easier than they can change. James Baldwin

Crying isn’t east but people find it easier than change. However, if we push ourselves in the direction of change, we find that it’s not that bad.

9. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy

Change is a must. The people who don’t want to change themselves or their circumstances are actually missing out.

10. Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. John Kenneth Galbraith

People will rather look for proof, than look to make changes.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

Look inwards before we look outwards. If we want to change the world we need to start by changing ourselves.

12. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Don’t be disheartened by how small your group is because even a small group can change the world.

13. Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business. Mark Sanborn

Your accomplishment in life did not depend on your capacity to just change. It depends on your capacity to change fast.

14. We each have our way of coping with life, but when we want to step up and win we may need to change! We can learn to modify our existing strategies or create new ones to achieve exactly the outcome we desire, for the magic of success is a matter of employing the most effective strategy. Kris Deva North

We can figure out how to alter our current ways of doing things or make new ones to accomplish the result we want.

8 Ways To Get Motivated When You Really Don’t Feel Like It

Here are 8 ways to get motivated, which is the key to becoming successful. It is the driving force that gets us to do things we sometimes don’t feel like doing but we know are essential for us reaching our next goal. So the question is how do we get motivated to stay motivated? It’s easier said than done, this post will hopefully answer that question and give you a few tips on how to get motivated!

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Ways To Get Motivated

1. Set clear achievable goals

Setting goals allow us to have a plan to follow. With a clear direction of what we need to do to achieve certain goals, we will be much better prepared mentally. We don’t have to spend too much time thinking about what needs to be done, rather we can put all our focus in the doing. Also, make sure your goals are specific and have a time constraint to them, that way you are able to account for them in the future.

2. Complete the biggest task of the day first

Instead of leaving your biggest task for later in the day when you’ve run out of energy and have exhausted yourself, why not do it first? When you wake up first thing in the morning you have the most willpower for the day, take advantage of this. If you want more inspiration for this technique, check out the book – Eat that frog, by Brian Tracey

3. Tell yourself to do it, not to enjoy it

What we sometimes do is set ourselves tasks and then stop midway when we don’t find them enjoyable. To avoid that altogether, set yourself a task with the precondition that you may not enjoy it. That way when you’re doing a task that you don’t feel like doing, you will push through and get it done anyway.

4. Get out of the ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ attitude?

The one thing you need to remember is you are going to be the same person you are today as you will be tomorrow or even 1 week from now. So if you don’t have the motivation to do something today, there is no reason you will suddenly get the motivation some point in the future. As humans, we see things in the future to be less daunting, but when we get to that day, we realize we are just as unmotivated. So just do it today and get it out of the way!

5. Surround yourself with the right people

Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive and uplifting people. No matter what you think, the company you keep around you is bound to impact your outlook and choices. Also, check out our post – 18 quotes about surrounding yourself with positive people.

The people around you will either have a positive impact on you or a negative impact, so pick wisely.

6. Reward yourself

Another way to get motivated is to give yourself a reward!  Rewarding yourself feels good, so it’s good to associate good actions with a reward. That way in the future you are far more likely to do something because you will associate it with the good feelings of the reward you have set for yourself. This could be something as simple as, after writing for 1 hour, get yourself some ice-cream!

7. Start small, then work your way up

When tasks look too big or daunting, what we sometimes do is just give up altogether. Just set yourself a goal of 10 minutes a day, and slowly increase from that. In those 10 minutes, you may even find that doing the task is not as bad as you thought it would be, and you will overachieve on your goal! Which is going to feel much better than falling short on a much more difficult goal.

8. Get rid of anything that might distract you

There’s nothing harder than trying to get some work done, with your phone right next to you pinging you every time you have a Facebook notification. Put it away, turn off notifications, turn it to silent, take it out of sight, and if you’re working on your laptop, avoid social media altogether. This is easier said than done. But it’s hard to stay motivated with lots of distractions.

18 powerful quotes about the people who you surround yourself with

One thing I’m sure most of us have picked up on is the fact that the people who you surround yourself with reflects on who you are. The people around you influence your actions, your thoughts and the decisions you make. They play a big part in determining the person you are. They are often a mirror of you, as others may judge a person by his or her friends and associates.

Whether it be friends, family or colleagues, it is important to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. You need to think about the person you want to be and surround yourself with people on a similar mission to you, and who have a similar mindset to you. You also need to cut out the negative people who drain you and keep you back.

If you want to be successful, surround yourself with successful people and you will see the impact this will have on you. If you want to be more positive, surround yourself with positive people. I think you get the drift. In this post, we will list 18 powerful ‘surround yourself with people who’ quotes.

Success in life is about balance, and having the right network of people around you is an important element of this.


Surround yourself with positive people quotes

1. “Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you”

2. “Surround yourself with positive people who are going to push you towards greatness”

3. “If you’re not losing friends, then you’re not growing up.”

4. “Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people. People who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams and applaud your victories.”

5. “As much as people refuse to believe it, the company you keep around you does have an impact and influence on your choices.”

6. “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the cloud and their feet on the ground.”

7. “People can either inspire you or drain you. Pick wisely.”

8. “Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to be”

9. “Choose your friends wisely. Association is perception. Perception is a reality.”

10. “Associate yourself with people who think positively. You cannot surround yourself with negative people and expect positive outcomes.”

11. “If you have great people around you, they will take you higher than your dream will. Leaders are never self-made. Those closest to you determine your level of success, so choosing the right companions as partners in pursuit of your vision is an important decision.”

12. “My advice is to surround yourself with talented people who will challenge you, help you grow and inspire you to maximize your potential.”

13. “Surround yourself with those who won’t compete with you, but will instead revel in your success & somehow see your ascent as a reflection of their own possibilities.”

14. “You’re a product of your environment. Surround yourself with the best”

15. “When you start seeing your worth. You’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.”

16. “When you start deleting negative people from your life, good things will start happening for you, and it won’t be a coincidence.”

17. “Keep positive people around you at all times. Positivity can be contagious.”

18. “You can not change the people around you. But you can change the people that you choose to be around”

16 Quotes from Twenty One Pilots That Are Relatable

If you’ve somehow landed on this page, then you probably know who Twenty One Pilots are.

We’ve listed a few memorable quotes from this American duo who originate from Columbus, Ohio. They have many successful songs, and their albums have been big in the charts. You probably know them from some of their popular songs such as Stressed Out, Heathens, or House of Gold.

Their writing style is unique and unfiltered, which is probably one of the main reasons they resonate with so many. Their lyrics are honest and are about relatable topics such as life, love, and insecurities.

Whether you are a big fan of their music or not, you can certainly take something from their words. So here we have it, our Top  16 quotes from Twenty One Pilots – we’re sure you will relate.

Quotes From Twenty One Pilots

1. “Fight it. Take the pain. Ignite it.”

2. “I just wanna stay in the sun where I find pieces of peace in the sun’s peace of mind”

3. “Are you searching for purpose?
Then write something, yeah it might be worthless.
Then paint something and it might be wordless.
Pointless curses, nonsense verses, you’ll see purpose start to surface”

4. “Nothing kills a man faster than his own head”

5. “We get colder as we grow older. We will walk so much slower.”

6. “Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young. How come I am never able to identify where it’s coming from.”

7. “Redemption’s not that far and darkness is going down”

8. “Sometimes quiet is violent”

9. “The sun will rise and we will try again”

10. “It’s time you pick your battle, and I promise you this is mine”

11. “No one else is dealing with your demons, meaning defeating them could be the beginning of meaning, friend.”

12. “No one looks up anymore because you might get a raindrop in your eye. And heaven forbid, they see you cry as we fall in line.”

13. “There are miles of land in front of us and we’re dying with every step we take. We’re dying with every breath we make and I’ll fall in line.”

14. “Don’t give up. Push through your droughts. Channel the inevitable disappointments into your craft. Break molds. Think. Create and most importantly, stay alive.”

15. “I was told when I got older all my fears would shrink”

16. “Know this, you can start over each morning”

26 Comfort Zone Quotes That Will Destroy Any Self Doubt

Here are the 26 comfort zone quotes, that will ensure you achieve success. staying in your comfort zone is, well, comfortable. But if you stay there, you won’t achieve all that you hope to achieve. It can be dangerous.

Staying in your comfort zone will stop you from progressing in life. It will stop you from growing – and personal growth is essential for creating new realities.

So what is a comfort zone? A comfort zone is when you are completely familiar with a certain situation. It is when you are relaxed, and with almost certainty, you can predict the outcome of the situation.

If you want to be successful, you need to avoid getting stuck there. In exchange for that security, the comfort zone will take away your chances to learn something new, to improve yourself, and to live life to the fullest.

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Comfort zone quotes

1 – “You can never be happy if you’re always afraid to let go of whats comfortable, familiar. Sometimes, those are the things that hurt us.”

2 – “The best moments in life come from doing things that scare us the most”

3 – “You have to be fearless and take chances. Don’t live life fearing what comes next. That’s not what living is about”

4 – “The biggest rewards in life are found outside your comfort zone. Live with it. Fear and risk are prerequisites if you want to enjoy a life of success and adventure.” – Jack Canfield

5 – “Great things never come in comfort zones”

6 – “A comfort zone is nothing but a belief, a mere reflection of your thoughts. You desire something, better yet you fear change. Self-doubt will bind you there, belief is all you need.”

7 – “A person who never made a mistake never tried something new”

8 – “Discomfort is a wise teacher”

9 – “If you’ve ever wanted something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to do something you’ve never done”

10 – “Move out of your comfort zone, you can only grow if you are willing to awkward and uncomfortable when trying something new” – Brian Tracy

11 – “If we’re growing, we are always going to be out of our comfort zones.”

12 – “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what a ship is built for”

13 – “Life begins outside your comfort zone”

14 – “Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great”

15 – “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there”

16 – “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined”

17 – “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take”

18 – “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone, changes begin at the end of your comfort zone”

19 – “Life is like working out. There is no pain in the comfort zone, but is that really where you want to live?” – Robin Sharma

20 – “We are so accustomed to the comforts of “I cannot”, “I do not want to” and “it is too difficult” that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are not achieving greatness. We have made ourselves weak.” ― Pandora Poikilos

21 – “Are you really happy, or just comfortable?”

22 – “Comfort zone: simply means the routine of one’s daily life – it is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure.” – Roy T. Bennett

23 – “Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone, you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and your capacity”

24 – “No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams” – Maya Mendoza

25 – “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”

25 – “Everything you want is on the other side of fear”

25 ‘Mind Over Matter’ Quotes To Make You Unstoppable

In this post, we list 25 ‘Mind Over Matter’ quotes that will push you towards success and make you unstoppable. Mind over matter is nothing more than the use of willpower to overcome obstacles. Sometimes the biggest thing stopping you from achieving your goals or pushing past your struggles is your mind. It can be your best friend or your worst enemy. When we truly put your mind to something it is amazing what you can achieve.

It is easy to think anyone who has achieved any kind of success in life either got lucky or must have some kind of natural ability. But the truth is to be successful you need to have the mindset of mind over matter. You need to persevere; you need to work harder than anyone else has even thought possible to achieve success. No one can give you this gift. You are the only person with the power to write your own story, so make it a good one.

Mind Over Matter Quotes

1. “Your body can withstand almost anything. It’s your mind you need to convince.”

2 – “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”- Mind over matter quotes

3 – “Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you always seem to get. If you want different results in your life or work then all you have to do is change your mind”

4 – “Rule your mind or it will rule you – Buddha

5. “It always seems impossible until it’s done”

6 – “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch

7. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”

8 – “Age is simply a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mind over matter quotes

9 – “You cannot control what happens to you. But you can always control your attitude towards what happens to you. And in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing change to master you.”

10. “Don’t quit! You are already in pain. You are already hurt. Get a reward from it!”

11 – “If you are going through hell, keep going”

12 – “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positivity, your life will start to change”

13 – “Mind over matter… No mind equals infinite possibilities. Presence and focus on any one of those possibilities determine reality and the shaping of matter.” – Mind over matter quotes

14. “Things always seem a lot more difficult than they actually are. Thankfully, we can always change our mind.”

15 – “Don’t think about what can happen in a week, month or even year. Just look at the 24 hours in front of you and do something which will get you closer to where you want to be.”

16. “I’ve always been a firm believer in mind over matter. If you don’t believe you can achieve, your body will start to believe this and you will be stuck” – Sheryl Swoopers

17 – “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all”

19 – “Mind over matter represents the triumph of will over physical hindrance. Our thoughts are our weapon against the world.”- David Adam

20 – “If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want will become the sacrifice”- Mind over matter quotes

21. “You are only confined by the walls you build yourself.”

22 – “You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.”

23 – “It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you”

24 – “Living in this skin is hard and painful, most of the times because I never volunteered to take this on. The daily sacrifice of heart over mind, the forever ongoing task of explaining this and that, and why I don’t want to look like this and be like that… but still here I am and if this is the body I’ve been given I’m sure as hell gonna make it work.” – Charlotte Eriksson

25. “You are as strong as you allow your mind to be. Never ever let weakness convince you that you lack strength”

Must See Inspirational Videos For Success

Inspirational videos for success are great. In a few brief minutes, a positive video it can light up something inside of you. They provide the spark to get you moving again,  and give you the motivation you need to push through that workout, that last assignment or that project you’ve been putting off. This is why we love them. They say that what you watch and listen to influences who you are; we are a product of our experiences.

With that in mind then it is imperative that we fill our minds with daily positive emotions and motivation. Here are 8 Inspirational videos for success to help you out.

1. Believe in yourself – Motivational videos for success

2. Dream – Motivational Video

3. Vision – Inspirational videos for success

In life, when you feel like giving up, when you feel like all your efforts are wasted, that moment is the key moment you need to think about your vision. You have to believe that one day will be your day. If you quit, no day will ever be your day.

4. Impossible is nothing – Motivational Video

5. Be unique – Motivational video for success

Whenever your heart and your mind disagree you must follow your heart. There are things the heart can feel, the mind can simply not relate. There are things in your heart that may not be realistic, may not be practical, may seem impossible to reach, however there is something in your heart that tells you ‘I can do this.’ Do the things others won’t do in order to have the things others won’t have.

6. It’s time to change – Inspirational videos for success

You get moments in life, where all you really want is to know who you truly are. It is not that you are lost, it is just a feeling you have inside that something must change. What use to work for you no longer works? What use to be comfortable doesn’t feel easy anymore? This feeling inside you is telling you that it is time to change.

7. I will – Inspirational video for success

It’s easy to put the fault on others. It is easy to blame things on others, it is easy to justify why you haven’t achieved what you want to achieve. But if you do that you have already set yourself up for failure. What you need to do is tell yourself that you will, no matter what obstacles get in your path.

8. No matter how hard it gets – Inspirational Video

18 Self-Confidence Quotes That Will Empower You

Yes, it is true, some people are naturally confident. But don’t worry too much if you aren’t one of those people. Confidence is a skill that can be learned and developed. In this post, we look at 18 self-confidence quotes that will give you the inspiration you need, so that you too will know how to be more self-confident.

Let first try to define self-confidence: self-confidence is when a person believes in themselves when they have a feeling of trust in their own abilities. With these quotes on self-confidence, we hope to put you in a state of mind so that you too will reach a level of high self-confidence.

Self-confidence quotes

“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work, and believe in the one reason why it will”
“Insecurity kills dreams more than failure ever will”
“Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it yourself.”
“Believe you can and you’re half way there.”
“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath
“It never gets easier, you just get better”
“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are – what others say is irrelevant.” – Nic Sheff
“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt”
“Never seek your importance through the standards of the world. Know your worth”
“Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.”
“Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” Bryce Courtenay
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” Marianne Williamson
“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
“A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep”