Category: Inspiration


Inspirational quotes

I believe that life is a series of choices and opportunities. We need to be ready to grasp the opportunities and make the choices to improve the quality of our lives.

“Success must be planned and anticipated.
It is never going to jump out of the wardrobe
and take you be surprise”

I believe that I am here to live my life, learn how to manage the lows, develop a strategy to get over the “obstacles” and develop a positive life path to enable me to enjoy a happy, healthy, exciting life.

Our greatest glory consist not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

I think it is the choices we make, not the chances we take that determine our destiny, and if this is true, they we are the masters of our own destiny. We just need to learn how to make “good” choices and learn from our “mistakes” Most people don’t make choices because the are frightened of the “what if” principle “what if I get it wrong?” or “what if it’s the wrong decision?” and they often stay “stuck” instead of moving forward.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is
to continually be afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

It is only when we make a decision to move forward and try something new, that we get opportunities to discover something new about ourselves!

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”

However, I do think it takes a lot of courage to make a decision, which will change our life, and often we can’t find the energy or the courage to take that leap of faith

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is therefore important that we learn to design a life plan and develop it into a life path, to enable us to life the life we have dreamed, and achieve the things we desire.

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller

One of the secrets of life is learning how to manage the “problems” and develop a life strategy which is solution focussed. We can then “learn” how to live an exciting life. We can then develop the courage to make effective life changes.

Failure teaches success.
Japanese Saying

I think I have learnt more from my failures, and the things that went wrong in my life, then the things that went “right” I think this is because I had an opportunity to look at how disappointed I was feeling. I often felt frustrated with some of the elements of my life and this also gave me an opportunity to attempt new things.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

Therefore it is important that we learn how to make the changes needed, to enable us to succeed in the game of life. We can do this by finding our own way through the “darkness” We can also look at the ways we can be supported and encouraged by others and improve our confidence and self-esteem

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

It is also important to remember that no one else is going to make us happy, they don’t have the “power” to do that. We are the only ones who can make ourselves happy

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply,
to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
- Storm Jameson

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling.
- Margaret B. Runbeck

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift

It is never too late to be who you might have been. – George Eliot, 1819-1880, English Novelist
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

If you have no confidence in your self, you are twice defeated  in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started
Marcus Tullius Cicero

There are no failuers – just expereinces and your reactions to them
Tom Krause

Your chances of success in any undertaking, can always be measured by your belief in yourself
Rober Collier

And remember, life is to be enjoyed not endured!
Pat Shea-Halson
July 2011