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It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready…

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything.

There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

– Hugh Laurie

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Always remember…

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A psychologist was walking around the lecture hall, while teaching stress management to an audience of eager students. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers rang out ranging from 8 oz to 20 oz.

She replied, “The actual weight doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt, but if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Always remember to put the glass down.

I always feel as if I’m struggling to become someone else…

“I always feel as if I’m struggling to become someone else. As if I’m trying to find a new place, grab hold of a new life, a new personality. I suppose it’s part of growing up, yet it’s also an attempt to re-invent myself. By becoming a different me, I could free myself of everything. I seriously believed I could escape myself – as long as I made the effort. But I always hit a dead end. No matter where I go, I still end up me. What’s missing never changes. The scenery may change, but I’m still the same old incomplete person. The same missing elements torture me with a hunger that I can never satisfy. I think that lack itself is as close as I’ll come to defining myself.”

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

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People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck…

“People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.You have to participate relentlessly.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

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I sit beside the fire and think…

“I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Promise Yourself…

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

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“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it.”

Bruce Lee : Quotes

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”If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life.

It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits.

There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.

A man must constantly exceed his level.”

 

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“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” 

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“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” 

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“Be happy, but never satisfied.”

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“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

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“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce,

but still only light and flickering.As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals,

deep-burning and unquenchable.” 

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“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”

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“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

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“Not being tense but ready.

Not thinking but not dreaming.

Not being set but flexible.

Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.

It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.” 

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“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” 

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“As you think, so shall you become.”

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“Now I see that I will never find the light

Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel,

Consuming myself.” 

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“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” 

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“Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.” 

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“If you think a thing is impossible,you’ll only make it impossible.” 

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“Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become

natural, skillfull, swift, and steady.” 

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“Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strange confidence.” 

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