04 May Feeling stuck? Check out these 10 powerful quotes about choice!
Here at The Happiness Institute we've been saying for more than a decade now that…
…achieving happiness requires little more than practising a few simple disciplines each and every day.
And doing so, requires that we CHOOSE happiness!
But there are times we all feel stuck; and if you're struggling for happiness or drowning in troubles then these 10 great quotes might help you find you're way back to a more enjoyable life…
by Becky Vollmer via the Elephant Journal
As someone with a keen interest in empowerment and choice, I recently conducted a survey about feeling “stuck”—what triggers it, how we feel about it and what we do in response.
More than 500 people around the world responded.
Not surprisingly, responses revealed that every single one of us?regardless of age, race, gender and geography?feels stuck from time to time. Jobs, relationships and habits/behavior patterns were called out as causing the most heartburn.
And, in response, the overwhelming majority reported feeling sad or depressed.
Here’s where the results get really interesting: nearly two-thirds of respondents said they wanted to make a change, and nearly half were ready to do so. Yet only about 10 percent felt empowered to change. Instead, people said they withdraw, cry and procrastinate.
I believe life’s too short to feel sad, unempowered and holding our collective breath, because “stuck” is a feeling like “hungry” or “cold.” It’s impermanent and changeable. Yet it’s heavy. Sticky. It can pull us down, like tar or quicksand.
But we must remember that it’s not cement. “Stuck” is not forever.
The truth is that we’re all lucky to have choices; we just have to be brave enough to make them.
The next time you need a reminder, pull out this powerful list of quotes about choice. They won’t disappoint.
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” ~ Denis Waitley
…keep reading the full list of inspirational quotes HERE