Self Help Book Quotes

If you give your mind a $10,000 problem, it will come up with a $10,000 solution. If you give your mind a $1 million problem, it will come up with a $1 million solution.

If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase, “I can’t” & all of its cousins, such as “I wish I were able to.

I’ve always been the opposite of a paranoid. I operate as if everyone is part of a plot to enhance my well-being.

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.

If you are going to be a winner, you have to acknowledge the truth—it is you who took the actions, thought the thoughts, created the feelings, and made the choices that got you to where you now are. It was you!

You only have control over three things in your life—the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior).

It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.

It’s not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.

Courage isn’t absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.

If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control – myself.

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.

But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.

Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It’s not logical; it’s psychological.

If your eyes can not cry, then your gut will.” The head and heart may be in denial of your human needs, but the gut will always carry the wisdom of your needs met and unmet, and thusly respond.

The presence of the inner feeling of emptiness directs our attention to a past experience of guilt and to our inner feeling awareness of the cause in the past. We must be sensitive to that feeling and accept it in order to chase down the cause, ferret it out, reassess the value of the experience to us in order not to further project the blame in anger outward to an external cause.

Today is felt to be the most complicated day in our lives and rarely in trying to deal with the issues of today, are we aware of the impact of the past on those issues.

But we live on the cusp of a Renaissance in consciousness of who we truly are and, thus, we can now begin to thrive in this exciting age of our humanity’s journey toward a greater life and a more fundamentally intelligent evolution of our species.

Life is the dancer and you are the dance.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.

You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.

Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.

This is a fact of paramount significance: Each human being, whether he lives in India or Indianapolis, whether he’s ignorant or brilliant, civilized or uncivilized, young or old, has this desire: He wants to feel important.

Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do.

The mind is what the mind is fed.

Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck with the present

Practice calling people by their names. Every year shrewd manufacturers sell more briefcases, pencils, Bibles, and hundreds of other items just by putting the buyer’s name on the product. People like to be called by name. It gives everyone a boost to be addressed by name.

Look important. It helps you think important. How you look on the outside has a lot to do with how you feel on the inside.

Most of us make two basic errors with respect to intelligence: 1. We underestimate our own brainpower. 2. We overestimate the other fellow’s brainpower.

You win when you refuse to fight petty people. Fighting little people reduces you to their size.

Take the initiative in building friendships—leaders always do. It’s easy and natural for us to tell ourselves, “Let him make the first move.” “Let them call us.” “Let her speak first.

Meet problems and obstacles as they arise. The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all problems before he takes action, but rather the ability to find solutions to difficulties when he encounters them.

Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do.

Think you are weak, think you lack what it takes, think you will lose, think you are second class – think this way and you are doomed to mediocrity.

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

Treating someone as second-class never gets you first-class results.

The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.

There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.

We compromise our career goals to make room for partners and children who may not even exist yet

I have never met a woman, or man, who stated emphatically, “Yes, I have it all.'” Because no matter what any of us has—and how grateful we are for what we have—no one has it all.

When woman work outside the home and share breadwinning duties, couples are more likely to stay together. In fact, the risk of divorce reduces by about half when a wife earns half the income and a husband does half the housework.

Our culture needs to find a robust image of female success that is first, not male, and second, not a white woman on the phone, holding a crying baby

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.

I thoroughly believe in crying, yelling, pulling my hair out, and experiencing heartache, BUT once I’m done I dissect the pain and learn lessons from it.

A Bawse knows that if you want to be taken seriously, you need to show people who you are, and then keep showing them.

Humans have a tendency to overcomplicate simple things because we overthink them. But if you take a step back and remember your priorities, it becomes easier to make a decision.

Think of discomfort as currency- it’s the price you pay to learn some pretty crucial things.

Mistakes don’t exist just to make us feel bad about ourselves; they are opportunities that we should not ignore or shy away from.

Words lie; actions can lie too. Consistency speaks the truth.

The universe might respect the law of attraction, but it respects a good hustle even more.

Pain is good. Heartache is good. These things will provide you with knowledge that will help you grow and deal with future struggles. To waste a painful moment and let emption overwhelm you so much that you gain absolutely no insight is to get hurt inefficiently.

So if you’re drowning, keep your life jacket on and fight. But once you’re able to swim, don’t convince yourself you forgot how to. Take your life jacket off, front-crawl your way to the shore, walk off that beach, and set your GPS to the top of a hill, because you WILL conquer the climb.

The great thing about reading diverse news from the fields of business, health, science, technology, politics, and more is that you automatically see patterns in the world and develop mental hooks upon which you can hang future knowledge.

Positivity is far more than a mental preference. It changes your brain, literally, and it changes the people around you. It’s the nearest thing we have to magic

The most important form of selfishness involves spending time on your fitness, eating right, pursuing your career, and still spending quality time with your family and friends

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When you can release on your ego long enough to view your perceptions as incomplete or misleading, it gives you the freedom to imagine new and potentially more useful ways of looking at the world.

Adults are starved for a kind word. When you understand the power of honest praise (as opposed to bullshitting, flattery, and sucking up), you realize that withholding it borders on immoral. If you see something that impresses you, a decent respect to humanity insists you voice your praise.

Happiness has more to do with where you are heading than where you are.

Avoid career traps such as pursuing jobs that require you to sell your limited supply of time while preparing you for nothing better.

In most groups the craziest person is in control. It starts because no one wants the problems that come from pissing off a crazy person. It’s just smarter and easier sometimes to let the crazy person have his or her way.

A lie that makes a voter feel good is more effective than a hundred rational arguments. That’s even true when the voter knows the lie is a lie. If you’re perplexed at how society can tolerate politicians who lie so blatantly, you’re thinking of people as rational beings.

If you want success, figure out the price, then pay it. It sounds trivial and obvious, but if you unpack the idea it has extraordinary power.