33 Quotes About Life, Purpose, and Success

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Quotes About Life, Purpose, and Success

Quotes about Life – Quotes on success, purpose, life, wealth, passion, business, entrepreneurship and living a life well lived

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#1 Be a doer

Platitudes and quotes from the great philosophers and thinkers will inspire.

But without discipline and commitment – you will not achieve meaningful results.

As Leonardo Da Vinci said…

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

When it comes to a life well lived – being a doer beats being a thinker!

All the positive thinking in the world will count for little with out implementation.

#2 Feel Comfortable Saying No

If you want to get more of the important things done – you need to say NO more often.

Especially to energy sapping acquaintances…

Most of us, especially in friendships, hate to offend.

But the truth is that true friends understand and respect your position and priorities.

You have to learn to say no without feeling guilty

 

#3 Turn off the TV

I love this pearl of wisdom from Gavin Nascimento

“Rebellion is not what most people think it is, rebellion is when you turn off the TV [ iphone / socialmedia ] and start educating yourself and thinking for yourself.”

Rebellion is not what most people think it is

#4 Deal with the stuff going on in your Heart and your Head

You can eat the kale… Drink the alkaline water…. Take the supplements… Do the yoga… Hit the gym. …but if you don’t deal with the stuff going on in your heart and your head, you’re still just as unhealthy ~ Daniel Rengering

eat kale

#5 Simplifying your life is about having more…

mindset

#6 More compassion, less judgment

Live a good life. More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate. ― Roy Bennett

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment.

#7 Blessed are the gypsies

Blessed are the gypsies. The makers of music, artists, writers, dreamers of dreams, wanderers and vagabonds, children and misfits: for they teach us to see the world through beautiful eyes.

Blessed are the gypsies

#8 Stop Complaining

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day! ~ Steve Maraboli

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality

#9 Successful entrepreneurs make every second count

Successful entrepreneurs make every second count

#10 Take responsibility for your actions

 If a person doesn’t want to take responsibility for their actions, they may try to blame others. Don’t accept blame or try to fix things when you’ve done nothing wrong. They need to learn that if they want different outcomes, they will have to make different choices. If you fix things for them, it deprives them from learning to take responsibility and their actions will repeat with different circumstances. You’ll then be the first they’ll blame or try to have fix things for them because you did before. That can lead to a very destructive cycle which will only stop when you do ~ Doe Zantamata

take responsibility for your actions

#11 Accept responsibility – More Quotes on Life, Purpose, and Success

Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take ownership for your mistakes

Accept responsibility

#12 The best answer to anger is silence

The origin of this quote is unclear. It has been attributed to Marcus Aurelius, Mahatma Gandhi and being a German Proverb.

No matter the origin – this is one life tip that I apply daily!

The best answer to anger is silence

#13 The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have

The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have

#14 Every conversation matters

Every conversation matters – even the briefest. Every single one is a chance to make your life – and the life of others – better or worse. We cannot always control the topic of our conversations. Nor the outcomes. But we can control how we enter into them. So make it a habit to say something hopeful or complimentary or sympathetic before saying anything else. — Mark Ford

Every conversation matters

#15 People are more emotional than logical

“People are more emotional than logical, and tend to over-react to short-term results. They give up and sell low when times are bad and buy too high when times are good – wise people stick with sound fundamentals through the ups and downs, while flighty people react emotionally to how things feel, jumping into things when they’re hot and abandoning them while they’re not.” – Ray Dalio

RAY DALIO QUOTE

#16 Be a good listener

Be a good listener. This may be the best advice I’ve ever gotten about persuasion. Before you tell someone what you think, ask him what he thinks. Then restate what you heard as precisely as you can. It makes a difference when I want to get someone to understand my point of view. – Mark Ford

Be a good listener

#17 Avoid Negative People – More Quotes on Life, Purpose, and Success

Unless you are being paid to work with them or you have a charitable calling – walk away from negative, low energy people.

Walk away from people who put you down. Walk away from fights that will never be resolved. Walk away from trying to please people who will never see your worth. The more you walk away from things that poison your soul, the healthier you will be.

Walk away from people who put you down.

#18 We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes

We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation ~ Donella Meadows

We don't need bigger cars or fancier clothes

 

#19 No one is coming to save you

No one is coming to save you. This life of yours is 100% your responsibility.

No one is coming to save you

 

#20 How to experience problems differently

Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently.

If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently

#21 Quotes about life – Your life is like a coin.

Your life is like a coin. You can spend it anyway you want, but only once. Make sure you invest it and don’t waste it. Invest it in something that matters to you and matters for eternity.

Your life is like a coin. You can spend it anyway you want, but only once. Make sure you invest it and don't waste it. Invest it in something that matters to you and matters for eternity.

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#22 The Master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone.

The Master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done

Tao Te Ching

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#23 Never be a prisoner of your past

Never be a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of you future. You will never be the same.

Never be a prisoner of your past, it was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

Never be a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of you future.

#24 Hire a Coach

A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always knew you could be

~ Tom Landry

Hire a Business Coach

#25 Things change. This is the only constant thing in life.

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.

Things change. This is the only constant thing in life

#26 Keep silence for the most part

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

Keep silence for the most part

#27 Life has no remote – get up and change it yourself!

Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!

Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!

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#28 Forgive yourself the mistakes of the past

This message if from my friend and mentor Craig Ballantyne

One bad meal, one bad night, one bad day – even one bad week – doesn’t ruin everything you’ve worked so hard for.

Forgive yourself the mistakes of the past, learn your lessons, and move on. Guilt, regret, shame and self-loathing do not serve you.

Forgive yourself the mistakes of the past

Change your attitude about it and make today a better day.

#29 The first rule of handling conflict

The first rule of handling conflict is don’t hang around people who are constantly engaging in conflict.

engaging in conflict

#30 Do not be a slave to the external situation

When your happiness is dependent upon what is happening outside of you, constantly you live as a slave to the external situation.

slave to the external situation

#31 Change is Normal

Hardy individuals don’t see the world as threatening or see themselves as powerless against large events; on the contrary, they think change is normal, the world is fascinating, they can influence events, and it’s all an opportunity for personal growth

– Geoff Colvin

change is normal - quotes about life

#32 Stop feeding what starves you

Cut off anything that doesn’t add value. Let go of those that don’t reciprocate. Remember your time is important. Stop feeding what starves you.

Stop feeding what starves you

#33 What matters in life is not what happens to you.

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember

 

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