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We all got problems. But there's a great book out called Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart. Did you see that? That book says the statute of limitations has expired on all childhood traumas. Get your stuff together and get on with your life, man. Stop whinin' about what's wrong, because everybody's had a rough time, in one way or another.

Quincy Jones from a details.com interview

Life is a fight. You are in matter to conquer itlest it conquer you.

There is nothing in this universe stronger than the will of man when it is directed by a powerful unit of force. Whatever your strength, make the most of it in the battle of life.

Remember that your opponents are not other men, but conditions. If you fight men, they will fight you back; but if you fight conditions, they, being unintelligent, will yield to you with just enough resistance to keep your muscles in good order.

And do not forget the law of rhythmthat is at the back of everything. Count on rhythm; it never has failed yet, and it never will. Watch for the high tides of yourself and flow up with them; when the inevitable low tides come, either rest or meditate. You cannot escape rhythm. You transcend it by working with it.

You can even turn and grow young, for time also has its tides; and there are many ripples in the long sea-swell of life.

The ghost of David Patterson Hatch from To Those About to Die: Letters from a Living Dead Man

Because learning lessons is all that matters, there is no virtue in choosing the most painful struggle toward achieving them. That is actually a sign of ignorance. Ideally, learning them should be fun, and if you are aware and make good use of what knowledge you have attained, learning will indeed be fun.

Montalk

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

Les Brown

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.

Cary Grant

Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. And character becomes your destiny.

Unknown

When a man imagines, even after years of striving, that he has attained perfection, his decline begins.

Theodore Martin

Never look back with regret; look back only to learn what is behind you.

Look forward always; it is only when a man ceases to look forward to things that he begins to grow old. He settles down.

The Beautiful Being from To Those About to Die: Letters from a Living Dead Man

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Anthony Robbins

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly

Henri L. Bergson

We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.

Max Depree

The most useless are those who never change through the years.

Sir James M. Barrie

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

James Allen

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.

Buddha

Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.

Les Brown

There is nothing you cannot be, there is nothing you cannot do, there is nothing you cannot have.

God from Conversations with God (Book 1) through Neale Donald Walsch

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.

Mike Murdock

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Socrates

They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.

Benjamin Franklin

By stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence.

Michael J. Gelb

If you don't program yourself, life will program you!

Les Brown

You were always a better person inside. All you had to do was peel away the layers.

Duane Alan Hahn

Do the deed that you want to have the new thought about. Then say the words that you want to have your new thought about. Do this often enough and you'll train the mind to think a new way.

God from Conversations with God (Book 1) through Neale Donald Walsch

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.

Les Brown

You are everything that is, your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true. You are everything you choose to be. You are as unlimited as the endless universe.

Shad Helmstetter

People do not change with the times, they change the times.

P.K. Shaw

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley

Everything is perfect in the universe, even your desire to improve it.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves.

Sidney Madwed

Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.

Anthony Robbins (adapted)

People seldom improve when they have no model but themselves to copy after.

Goldsmith

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

Abraham J. Heschel

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Anatole France

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

Alexis Carrel

People can cry much easier than they can change.

James Baldwin

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

So-called negative feedback is often love in disguise.

Duane Alan Hahn

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

Abraham H. Maslow

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