8 Life-Changing Lessons from The World’s Most Inspirational Minds
Need a little inspiration to help see you through the end of the summer? Then you are in luck! Inspiration can come from anywhere, but a lot of people like to get inspiration from successful and motivating people.
Here are 8 powerful lessons from some of our world’s most inspirational thinkers:
1. Your Thoughts Create Your World
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you are right” – Henry Ford
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
2. Do What You Love – and The Rest Will Follow
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi
“…the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I do not think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald
3. Worry is a Waste of Your Time
“If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then do not waste time worrying about it.” – Dalai Lama XIV
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy” – Leo Buscaglia
“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened” – Mark Twain
4. Giving is Receiving
“No one has ever become poor by giving” – Anne Frank
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
5. We are All Limitless Beings
“The sky is not my limit…I am” – T.F.Hodge
“Limits, like fear, is often an illusion” – Michael Jordan
“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind” – Rumi
6. When You Judge Another, You Only Judge Yourself
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer
“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I do not live to be-but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure your hands are clean!” – Bob Marley
“I hate prejudice, discrimination, and snobbishness of any kind – it always reflects on the person judging and not the person being judged. Everyone should be treated equally.” – Gordon Brown
7. Let Go To Live
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
“Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.” – Len Santos
“Letting go doesn't mean that you do not care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber
“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” – Melody Beattie
“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” – Mary Morrisey
8. Life is a Journey – There is No Destination
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
“May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift
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