14 May Need a nudge to get out and really live? Check out these 10 great quotes…
by Daniel Wesley from PickTheBrain
Everyone wants to be known for something. You might watch explorers on the National Geographic Channel, read about Nobel Prize-winning innovators, or follow fictional characters to live vicariously through their adventures. But when you reflect on your situation right now, are you doing everything you can to live the life you’ve always dreamed of?
Although you might not be elected president or become beatified, you can still harness your inner strengths to achieve your own definition of greatness. But first, you have to get out and start living.
When you’re feeling down in the dumps or just want that extra boost of motivation, these words from some of history’s brightest minds are sure to inspire you to take control of your destiny.
10. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” — Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss is best known for his eccentric storybooks and characters, but you’ll also find his refreshingly witty and inspiring quotes adorning cubicle walls around the world. That reflects the universal nature of his insights. No matter where you are in the world, his words will speak to you.
Many times, we forget to live in the moment — especially in times of stress. But these trying times are the ones that teach us the most valuable life lessons. The real tragedy occurs when we fail to see the value in both good and bad experiences. It all starts with perspective. Don’t breeze through life without recognizing and learning from mistakes and triumphs. Take time to reflect on these situations, but never forget to live in the moment.
9. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela
At one point or another, you’ll face a challenge that tests your inner strength and faith in humanity. These are the moments that will define you as a person.
The best advice I ever got was to trust my instincts and never give up, and it paid off. Although I can’t necessarily relate to Nelson Mandela’s life journey, I can connect with his words. When it feels like your work is leading you in circles or your contributions are being ignored, keep pushing forward. Even if no one is watching, you’ll achieve fulfillment and contentment, and that alone is worth the fight. Just imagine what would happen if more of us realized that difficulties in life are simply intended to reveal inner strength. There would be an army of us waiting to conquer the world every day.
8.“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”
— Vince Lombardi
I wish I could’ve played in the NFL simply to have Vince Lombardi as my coach. Just five minutes in a locker room with his encouraging words could’ve inspired anyone to suit up and hit the gridiron like a gladiator.
Coaches are meant to motivate and cultivate the very best abilities in their players. But not many know how to do it like Lombardi. To successfully motivate a roomful of people with varying personalities and skill levels is a gift.
You don’t have to be a football fanatic or even know much about sports to feel uplifted by his wisdom. If fact, there’s a good chance you’ve read his words — or even quoted him — without realizing it…
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