In light of handling the craziness of life, I have always turned to phrases/quotes/mottos that help me to put my thoughts into perspective on days when it seems as if the world is spinning faster than ever. I love the idea that these sayings came from a fellow human being, from the past or the present, who was experiencing similar emotions.

I am dedicating my next blog to these enlightened minds that have given a depth to my life I couldn’t have discovered on my own. Here are 10 inspiring quotes that caught my attention.

Turn off your phone, music, TV. Take away the distractions. Give yourself this moment of peace, of withdrawal from the outside world, and take the time to analyze these phrases, and reflect on their own personal meaning to you.


“Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.”

~Denzel Washington


“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”

~Pat Riley


“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”

~Sara Blakely

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

~Joseph Campbell


“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”

~James Cameron

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”

~Charles F. Kettering


“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”

~ Stephen Covey

“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”

~Mary Stuart

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

 ~George Santayana


I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.

~Abraham Lincoln


These statements are both filled with simplicity and complexity. That’s what I love about them.


Define who you are, define what you want to accomplish and develop your presence.




Happy Tuesday!

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