Sunday Quotes – Chaos

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

Anais Nin

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.

James Yorke

A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves. Having never developed sympathy or gentleness toward themselves, they cannot experience harmony or peace within themselves, and therefore, what they project to others is also inharmonious and confused.

Chogyam Trungpa

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck

T.G.I.F. Thank God I’m Fabulous!

 Inc.com had an article at the beginning of 2015 that lists 57 ways to make 2015 fabulous. I know we are all fabulous but there are times we get too busy or too tired and we forget how wonderful and extraordinary we are! Here’s a few things to help remind us of what we can do to make 2015 (and beyond) fabulous.

 

  • Get a therapeutic massage. Don’t think about work while you’re on the table. Focus on the pressure and imagine each part of your body releasing tension.
  • Gift everyone you meet. This gift can be your smile, a word of thanks or encouragement, a gesture of politeness, even a friendly nod.
  • Give yourself more credit. Give yourself a mental and emotional pat on the back every time you complete a project, even if it’s only a small part of a larger effort.
  • Hang more with non-work friends. Spending time with those who aren’t plugged into your workplace creates better balance in your life.
  • Have a broad set of interests. Rather than being a workaholic, actively find interests that expand your mind.

 

Sunday Quotes – Luck

 

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.

John Hay

In short, Luck’s always to blame.

Jean De La Fontaine

Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

Lucille Ball

Bad luck is universal. Don’t take it personally.

Solomon Short

Sunday Quotes – Possibilities

People let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say ‘so what’.

Andy Warhol

I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.

Max Lerner

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.

John Sculley

Sunday Quotes – Knowledge

When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

Frank Herbert

Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened.

Lao Tzu

 

Sunday Quotes – Judgement

 

If we judge others, it is because we are judging something in ourselves of which we are unaware.

John A. Sandford

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.

Nancy Kerrigan

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti once remarked that observing without evaluating is the highest form of human intelligence. When I first read this statement, the thought, ‘What nonsense!’ shot through my mind before I realized that I had just made an evaluation.

Marshall Rosenberg

Sunday Quotes – History

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Maya Angelou

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.

Marge Piercy

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

Aldous Huxley