Writing a weekly blog takes serious commitment, as does running a business, being a committed father and husband, writing books and maintaining peak physical health. In fact maintaining a high level of commitment is one of the true secrets to achieving new levels of Success on the Far Side of Fifty.
I know that achieving new levels of personal growth requires me to create new levels of personal commitment. As usual I use tools to help me maintain the high level of motivation and commitment that I need to achieve the things that I want to achieve. One of my go to tools is the use of inspirational quotes. Below are my:
7 inspirational quotes that are truly worth reading
The Devil whispers “You can’t withstand the storm.”
The warrior replied “I am the storm.”
I am not sure who should get credit for this quote but please let me know and I will certainly give credit where credit is due.
This is impactful for me as I live my life based on a warrior ethos, meaning I do what I think is the right thing, even when it isn’t the popular or easy thing to do. I don’t expect to get what I want without hardship and I do not believe that the world owes me a living, Additionally I think it is incumbent upon me to help those who need it and to stand against those who take advantage of others.
“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
On occasions in my life I have been more concerned with the opinions of others than I have been with following my own path and finding my unique purpose in life. The problem with living to other people’s expectations is that you never fulfill your own.
While i am moving beyond this frame of mind I constantly meet people who seem to be more interested in the opinions of others than their own.
“If I have the belief I can do it, I shall surely find acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it in the beginning.” – Ghandi
This quote is all about living to my own potential. In order to achieve my potential i need to believe in that potential.
Personal capacity is not a static thing, it grows with experience, and consistent effort. It is only a deep belief in our potential that enables us to reach new heights of success.
“Emptiness is the starting point. – In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful? Because it is empty.” – Bruce Lee
In life we must be open to learning. To receiving new ideas. A closed mind is, by definition, not capable of learning new things. It seems that we are very capable of discerning this weakness in others, but not in ourselves.
No one learns anything until they realise they have something to learn.
“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again. Fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow
“If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.”- Abraham Maslow
These two quotes remind me that as humans we have an innate need to grow, improve and achieve. Growth is rarely the easiest path, nor is it the most comfortable path, but personal growth is the only path to true happiness.
Looking around the world I see many many people who are stressed, depressed and miserable. Primarily this is because they are not living their dreams or fulfilling their destiny. Failing to be what you are capable of is certainly one of the surest ways to become truly unhappy.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl
In life we are all faced with challenge, but few of us will live through the horrors that Viktor lived through. As a Jew living in Nazi Germany, he lived through trials that few of us can possibly imagine, including internment in the notorious death camp Auschwitz. Despite (or even because of) the horrors he experienced Viktor realized that we can truly choose our attitude, despite the circumstances.
The quality of our lives is absolutely determined by the attitude that we choose, and what most people don’t realise is that we have to choose that positive attitude again and again and again.
When I am having an off day I think of Victor and realize that very little that I go through can equate to his experiences so I make my very best effort to choose my attitude.
I hope you have enjoyed my;
7 inspirational quotes that are truly worth reading
As always thank you for reading Success on the Far Side of Fifty.
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Have a great week.