Inspire

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You become that which you think about most of the time. No one is smarter than you, no one is better than you, no one has more inborn talent than you. But successful people, at one point or another, set their minds on becoming that which they have now become.

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of accomplishment.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~ Marianne Williamson

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Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Because sometime in your life you will have been all of these. ~ Mother Theresa

Never think that someone else knows what’s best for you. Trust your way and don’t ask for so much advice. Learn how to be quiet and still enough to hear your own voice. It’s up to you: your voice will either be silenced or will get to roar. ~ Maria Shriver

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Our thoughts are a river, and most of time we are right in the water. But we can make the conscious shift to standing on the bank, watching the river go by. We may go into the river, by choice. Or we may find we are in it, but we can consciously decide to get back on the bank. With practice, we have something solid to stand on as emotions and sensations swirl by. ~ Denise Dempsey – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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“It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than we were. When we choose a goal and invest ourselves in it to the limits of concentration, whatever we do will be enjoyable. And, once we have tasted that joy, we will redouble our efforts to taste it again. That is the way the self grows.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

There were many terrible things in my life, but most of them never happened.”                ~ Montaigne

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” ~ Rumi

Brene Brown ~ Ted Talk: The Power of Vulnerability

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