758 views | Anne Molokwu | December 31, 2020
New year is almost here, and many of you are so excited right? I am super excited too and literally counting down every second to the new year. What is in store for you in the new year is unknown, but while you live your life the best way you can, as time goes on it will all unravel. Hopefully it will all be for your good. Life is a mystery, but those who are patient and seek the right path, always achieve their purpose in the end. This week’s quotes are to motivate you as you enter into the new year. Hopefully one or two might do it for you.
While you all go about writing down your new year resolutions that almost 98.99% of you will not have the tenacity to maintain till after the first quarter of 2021, I urge you to at least hold onto a specific resolution and never let go. Don’t we all stray at some point while struggling to keep up with our vows and promises? I know right? Show me the person who writes down 10 new year resolutions and adheres to all, and I will have a serious conversion with him/her on how they nailed it for 12 whole months without breaches. Really, that is commendable. I wish you all a fruitful 2021. Do have a good read.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion; These are your greatest treasures. Simplicity in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate towards yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world”.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“You do not write your life with words…you write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do”.
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”.
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening, or strange that self may prove to be”.
“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you purpose, and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away”.
SELF HELP QUOTES
“Always be fearless. Walk like lions, talk like pigeons, live like elephants, and love like an infant child”.
Santosh kalivar, Quote Me Everyday
“The best relationship in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentingof storms”.
Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound. Rebuild those plans, and set sail once more towards your coveted goal”.
Napoleon Hill, Think, and Grow Rich
“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making”.
Stephen Richards, Think Your Way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free
“When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you”.
“I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone”.
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon
“Our wounds are often the opening into the best and most beautiful part of us”.
“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong”.
Carl Gustav Jung
“There are some people you like immediately, some whom you think you might learn to like in the fullness of time, and some that you simply want to push away from you with a sharp stick”.
Douglas Adams, The Long Tea-Time of the Soul
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition”.
James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgement. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate”.
Roy Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“I believe in God, but not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus, and Mohammed, and Buddha, and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong”.
“The greatest disease in the west today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. Their poverty in the west is a different kind of poverty…it is not only poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for God”.
Mother Teresa, A Simple Path
“Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now, your relationship is always alive and changing”.
Brian Weiss, Messages from the Masters: Tapping into the Power of Love
“A single day is enough to make us a little larger, or another time, a little smaller”.
“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection”.
“Done is better than perfect”.
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve its full potential, that word will would be…meetings”.
“The best way to predict your future is to create it”.
“Advertising is legalized lying”.
“To be nobody but yourself
In a world which is doing its best day and night
To make you like everybody else,
Means to fight the hardest battle
Which any human being can fight,
And never stop fighting”.
“The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the under growth,
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as far as that the passing there
Had torn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day
Yet knowing how way leads onto way,
I doubted if I should ever come back,
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference”.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“If a clustered desk is a sign of a clustered mind, of what then, is an empty desk a sign of?
Laurence J. Peter