The cycle of awareness
Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.
Moral improvement occurs most reliably when the heart is warmed, when we come into contact with people we admire and love and we consciously and unconsciously bend our lives to mimic theirs.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life.
It's not your job to like me - it's mine.
Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.
Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.
... because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
The one who would be constant in happiness must frequently change.
Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.
“There will always be someone who can't see your worth. Don't let it be you.”
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.
The better we get, the better we want to be.
Genuine confidence is a way of thinking about yourself and your abilities. Confidence is your perception of your own potential; it's a kind of long-term thinking that powers you through the obstacles and tough times, helping you solve problems and putting you in the way of success. Your confidence is quite a separate matter from your social skills.
Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood.
No matter where you're from or what you've done, you're never stuck in a particular circumstance, relationship, or cycle unless you say you are.
The more you do, the more you can do.
If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.
It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!
Confidence comes after we have done our work and succeeded, not before.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.
We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.
When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.
Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.
Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
A truly confident person does not require arrogance, which is nothing more than a smoke screen for insecurity.
We convince by our presence,” and to convince others we need to convince ourselves.
Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more.
I don’t care how good you think you are, or how great others think you are—you can improve, and you will. Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more. The minute your mind thinks, “Done,” your instincts say, “Next."
When people believe they are in control, they tend to work harder and push themselves more. They are, on average, more confident and overcome setbacks faster.
Motivation is more like a skill, akin to reading or writing, that can be learned and honed. Scientists have found that people can get better at self-motivation if they practice the right way. The trick, researchers say, is realizing that a prerequisite to motivation is believing we have authority over our actions and surroundings.
No one can love you until you love yourself, and you cannot love anyone else, until you love yourself.
The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.
Help me to believe the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it may be.
Passion for something leads to disproportionate time practicing or working at it. That time spent eventually translates to skill, and when skill improves, results improve. Better results generally lead to more enjoyment, and more passion and more time is invested. It can be a virtuous cycle all the way to extraordinary results.
Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.
Newton’s First Law, also known as the Law of Inertia: Objects at rest tend to stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion, unless something stops their momentum. Put another way, couch potatoes tend to stay couch potatoes. Achievers—people who get into a successful rhythm—continue busting their butts and end up achieving more and more.
Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.
Whatever is going on inside your head has everything to do with how well you end up performing.
Lock yourself into a virtuous path.
The moment you harbor doubt and begin to lose faith in yourself, you capitulate to the enemy. Every time you acknowledge weakness, inefficiency, or lack of ability, you weaken your self-confidence, and that is to undermine the very foundation of all achievement.
The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.
Momentum must be attained and then maintained if we are to reach the heights of our achievement.
What you allow yourself to think about after a task matters.
The more you think about yourself in a certain way, the more you will think about yourself in that same certain way!
Repetition is a convincing argument.
After examining the philosophies, the theories, and the practiced methods of influencing human behavior, I was shocked to learn the simplicity of that one small fact: You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming - what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself. It is no longer a success theory; it is a simple but powerful fact. Neither luck nor desire has the slightest thing to do with it. It makes no difference whether we believe it or not. The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.