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“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!”

― Steve Maraboli

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Achieve

“Make the most of what you have and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”
― James R. Ball

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
― Suzy Kassem

“Believe in the magic that’s in you, it’s potential, what it can achieve. But most of all believe in yourself and create a world where dreams become reality.”
― Charlene A Wilson

Adventure

“Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
― Oprah Winfrey

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“Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.”
― Emily Wing Smith

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
― Christopher McCandless

Appreciation

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
― Voltaire

“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
― Mandy Hale

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Attitude

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“You are the master of your attitude. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Believe

Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Be believing, be happy, don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley

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“It’s what you choose to believe that makes you the person you are.”
― Karen Marie Moning

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You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Build

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
― Marvin J. Ashton

“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.”
― Tony Gaskins

“If you can show people how to build castles, make sure you do not neglect building and nurturing your own.”
― Suzy Kassem

“When life puts rocks in your way, build something nice with them.”
― German Folk Proverb

Challenge

“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“A trap is only a trap if you don’t know about it. If you know about it, it’s a challenge.”
― China Miéville

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“Be a bit of a challenge; not because you’re playing games but because you realize you’re worth the extra effort.”
― Mandy Hale

“Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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Climb

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
― Andy Rooney

“You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonder that is available to you.”
― Steve Maraboli

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“To see what others can not…
You must climb the mountain”
― Ron Akers

Compassion

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
― Plato

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“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank

“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
― Steve Maraboli

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

Confidence

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
― Bernard M. Baruch

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
― Bertrand Russell

“When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
― Karen E. Quinones Miller

Conquer

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
― T.F. Hodge

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“No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you ~ whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind.”
― Nikki Rowe

“Man conquers the world by conquering himself.”
― Zeno of Citium

“It is not those who can inflict the most but those who can endure the most who will conquer.”
― Terence Macswiney

Create

“To create is to live twice.”
― Albert Camus

Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it.”
― Ernest Barbaric

“What then are we doing if not creating a better place together? I think, for me, the key has to be, what do I want to create? What is it I want to leave behind?”
― Alan Alda

“Governments do not create, individuals create. Every invention was once just a thought inside someones head.”
― William J Federer

Dare

“Who dare tries is a success and shall master the art of conquering dreams.”
― T.F. Hodge

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
― Michael Jackson

“Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it … one must have the courage to dare.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky

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“Don’t dare to be different, dare to be yourself – if that doesn’t make you different then something is wrong.”
― Laura Baker

Determine

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Determined spirit is unstoppable. You can get what you want in life.
You must reach out with all your heart.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Never be complacent about the current steps; don’t agree and follow the status quo. Be determined that you are making an indelible impact with great change. Now, dress up and go to make it happen!”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“Others may predict my future but only I can determine my destiny.”
― Jeffrey Fry

“Little choices determine habit; habit carves and molds character which makes the big decisions.”
― Elizabeth George

Dream

“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.”
― Amy Tan

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“The moment you put a deadline on your dream, it becomes a goal.”
― Harsha Bhogle

Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Drive

“If you have no good drive in you, your life will not be steered through a good direction. It will miss its destined station. Passion or drive is what moves the vehicle of a fulfilled life.”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“If you want to drive ahead, look through the windscreen and drive, not through the rear-view mirror!”
― Rajuda

“What matters most with any regimen, whether it’s to lose weight or stop drinking or smoking, is your willingness to seek help and your desire to say ‘no more.”
― Ewan McGregor

“If you have the will to do something, and you keep at it, and you don’t give up, you can do anything. And there’s no greater will than the will to love who you want.”
― David Yoon

Empower

“Sometimes you have to let them go, to empower them to stay.”
― Nitya Prakash

“To help others see their own paths, spark the fuel of their personal passions.”
― Chris Hutchinson

Empower Your Thinking. Empower Your Life.”
― Wesam Fawzi

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“Don’t play the victim role, empower yourself instead. Place yourself and others around you in a position to win.”
― Peprah Boasiako

“Be an empowertarian. A person who empowers their own life and that of others.”
― Catherine Jane Fisher

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Enjoy

Enjoy your youth.
You’ll never be younger than
you are at this very moment.”
― Chad Sugg

“I am not particularly interested in
saving time; I prefer to enjoy it.”
― Eduardo Hughes Galeano

“Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn’t just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment.”
― Sarah Brightman

“This entire generation seems to have become pussies, you know? Nobody seems to enjoy themselves much anymore.They are all knocking each other down for enjoying themselves.”
― Lemmy Kilmister

Fearless

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“By moving fearlessly you can gain a limitless mind”
― Armin Houman

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Focus

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
― Zig Ziglar

“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.”
― Leo Babauta

Focusing is about saying No.”
― Steve Jobs

Forgive

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
― John Green

“I can forgive you for leaving, but not for coming back.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

“But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life.”
― Idowu Koyenikan

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“Life is so short. The only person you hurt when you stay angry or hold grudges is you. Forgive everyone, including yourself.”
― Tom Giaquinto

Goals

“Aim higher in case you fall short.”

― Suzanne Collins

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“A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”
― Mandy Hale

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
― Albert Einstein

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Harmony

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The mind has a powerful way of attracting things that are in harmony with it, good and bad.”
― Idowu Koyenikan

“Eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply, move harmoniously.”
― Jean-Pierre Barral

“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.”
― Richard Nixon

Humble

“You cannot be truly humble, unless you truly believe that life can and will go on without you.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser.”
― Criss Jami

“True heroes know that the most heroic thing about being a hero is not letting anyone else know that you are one.”

― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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“Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.”
― Blaise Pascal

Hunger

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”
― Bertolt Brecht

“The intelligent poor individual was a much finer observer than the intelligent rich one. The poor individual looks around him at every step, listens suspiciously to every word he hears from the people he meets; thus, every step he takes presents a problem, a task, for his thoughts and feelings. He is alert and sensitive, he is experienced, his soul has been burned…”
― Knut Hamsun

“Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.”
― Arnold Palmer

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”
― Mother Teresa

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Imagine

Imagine, and it shall be. There are no limits.⁠⁠⁠⁠”
― Evelyn Skye

“It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most in those two days. Imagine living a life where every day are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…”
― James A. Murphy

“If you can imagine something, at least imagine it with legs so that it has a chance to go somewhere.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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“Today you do things you never imagined you would. 6 years from now you will be doing the things you imagine doing now.”
― Alan Maiccon

Improve

“To improve oneself you must be as persistent as the drip, drip, drip of water filling a bucket. Do a little bit, every day.”
― Jeffrey Fry

“Constantly think about how you could be doing things better.”

― Elon Musk

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“The beauty of being alive is that each day you are given another chance to correct what you did wrong and improve on what you can do right.”
― Gift Gugu Mona

“Similar minds learn nothing from each other! To improve your mind, choose a friend who has a very different mind than yours!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Big things make life better, little things improve.”
― Corina Abdulahm-Negura

Inspire

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above.”
― Happy Positivity

“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.”

― Criss Jami

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“If the thought inspires you, and it feels good and right…it is yours, alone, to exercise. So get right on it!”
― T.F. Hodge

“Strive to make small changes and learn something new daily, because there is always these experiences you have had to tap into for the future.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Integrity

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

― Oprah Winfrey

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“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
― Gordon A. Eadie

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
― Marcus Aurelius

“In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard.”
― Nicholas Sparks

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”
― Frederick Douglass

Joyful

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Our joyful moments give us what we need, and then remembering them resupplies us once again.”
― Denesia Christine Huttula

“Be grateful that yesterday ended well; be thankful that today began well; be joyful that today will end beautifully. Live this pattern of life every day!”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“Worries are wasted energies. You can have a joyful life when you let go of your worries.”

Kind

“Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.”
― Robert Brault

“Our people are good people; our people are kind people. Pray God some day kind people won’t all be poor.”
― John Steinbeck

“You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.”
― Al Capone

Know

“Those who know the least obey the best.”

― George Farquhar

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“When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.”
― Nora Ephron

“One thing I’ve learned: you never know where life is taking you, but it’s taking you.”
― Hilary Swank

“Most often, what I don’t know will have a vastly greater bearing on my life than what I do know.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Laugh

“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”
― Aaron Lauritsen

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”
― Anthony Burgess

“If you don’t learn to laugh at life it’ll surely kill you, that I know.”
― Brom

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”
― Michael Pritchard

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Lead

“To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves!”
― Lao Tzu

“Real men don’t dance to other people’s tune, instead, they play for others to dance.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“The choice to lead is nurtured by the willingness to rise above challenges of life.”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“A good leader can give you a purpose and inspire you to achieve it. He leads you to success by bringing out the best in you.”
― Ravi Ranjan Goswami

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Learn

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
― Steve Maraboli

Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
― Sam Keen

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.”
― Euripides

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Limitless

“The number of ways to live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself?”
― Suzy Kassem

“You are limitless! Accept this truth and soar to infinity.”
― Amy Leigh Mercree

“Limitations and Disbelief are the Worst Rules That Create The Prison of The Mind. Be Limitless
― David Sikhosana

“Who are you? Answer; you are who you are in this given moment. Label-less. Limitless. Remember that from this day forward.”
― Connor Franta

Live

Live the Life of Your Dreams. When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

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“I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.”
― Ayn Rand

“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!”
― Steve Maraboli

Love

Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
― William Shakespeare

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu

Mindful

Mindful is remembering that being alive is the ultimate gift. When we know we have a limited amount of time, we’re more careful how we spend it.”
― Sam Horn

“If your grocery store has a healthy food section, what is the rest of the store?”
― Freequill

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Mindfulness is the difficult art of simply replacing thinking with experiencing.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Living an engaged and contemplative existence allows a person to glean the quintessential experience of living mindfully.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster

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Mindset

“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”
― Steve Maraboli

“It is easier for one to take risks and to chase his dreams with a mindset that he has nothing to lose. In this lies the immense passion, the great advantage of avoiding a materialistic, pleasure-filled way of life.”
― Criss Jami

“Quitting is never an option on the road to success. Find the way forward. If you have a positive mindset and are willing to persevere, there is little that is beyond your reach. The attitude of being ready to work even in the face of challenges and despite odds is what will make all the difference in your life.”
― Roopleen

“History made when mindset changed.”
― Toba Beta

Mission

“…But we also believe that part of our mission in life is to find our bliss and follow it. Life is a precious and delicate gift. How much of that gift do we squander out of fear?”
― Dianne Sylvan

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
― Warren Buffett

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“Despite what you think you know, sometimes your plans may be interrupted. Because you were designed for a purpose. You are on a mission to achieve greatness. No matter what obstacles lie in your path, you will reach your destination.”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

“Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity and fear of others. Never decide to do nothing just because you can only do little. Do what you can. You would be surprised at what “little” acts have done for our world.”
― Steve Maraboli

Meaningful

“Find what is meaningful to you and stand by it. Even if you begin to wonder if there is any meaning to anything, continue to be yourself.”
― Jay Woodman

“A meaningful look only comes out of a meaningful mind!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Let go of that which is unnecessary to make space for that which is meaningful. This is the simplest way to begin a process that will change your life for good.”
― Dr. Prem Jagyasi

“When you see people doing meaningless things, you must remind yourself that it is easier for people to do meaningless things than doing meaningful things!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Motivated

“When the goal is one we motivated to achieve we automatically become motivated to change our attitude or outlook.”
― Sam Owen

“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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“Competition in business is a blessing, for without it, we wouldn’t be motivated to improve.”
― Nabil N. Jamal

“Hire a lesser-qualified, but motivated person over a highly-skilled, non-motivated person… EVERY. DAY.”
― Richie Norton

Moving

“There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.”
― Stephen King

“Pain and suffering are the soil of strength and courage.”
― Lurlene McDaniel

“The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”
― Amit Kalantri

“It matters less where you go than that you keep moving.”
― Rachel Hartman

Now

“You gotta be in the NOW to create and experience the WOW!”
― Steve Maraboli

“You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“The beginning is always NOW.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”
― Tim Fargo

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“True Power is within, and it is available now.”
― Eckhart Tolle

Opportunity

Opportunity doesn’t make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives.”
― Tim Fargo

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.”
― Emily Dickinson

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Optimistic

“The young pessimist is much older than the old optimist!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.”
― Amit Kalantri

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Optimism doesn’t make you more persistent. Persistence makes you more optimistic.”
― Richie Norton

“Be optimistic and don’t ever get discouraged or give up no matter how vain it may seem initially”
― Sunday Adelaja

Outstanding

“Specialization, concentration and consistency is the key to outstanding performance… Love your zone!”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“I am attracted to certain types of people: the outrageous, outstanding and the one’s pegged as odd. The 3 O’s remind me not to be ordinary.”
― Wendo. L.

“You do not become outstanding by working on your weaknesses You become outstanding by focusing on your strengths.”
― Gordana Biernat

“A first-rate laboratory is one in which mediocre scientists can produce outstanding work.”
― Patrick Maynard, Stuart Blackett

Overcome

“Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems.
Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.”
― Toba Beta

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.”
― Vera Nazarian

“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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“Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.”
― Amit Ray

Passion

“A life fueled by passions is like riding on the back of a dragon.”
― Suzy Kassem

Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”
― Joss Whedon

“If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”
― Émile Zola

Peaceful

“When you can no longer count the peaceful moments in your day, and life becomes a wonderful place of clear thoughts and calm. You know things are as right as they should be.”
― Ron Baratono

“If we can’t have world peace, I’ll settle for a quiet room.”
― Joyce Rachelle

Motivational words and inspiring quotes

“A person must make peace with oneself before they will find peace with the world.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster

“The more peaceful you are, the more beautiful your face becomes; the more violent you are, the uglier your face becomes!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Perseverance

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
― Confucius

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
― Nelson Mandela

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
― Margaret Thatcher

Plan

“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”
― Victor Hugo

“I wasn’t planning to lead, I was standing in the back and then everyone turned around.”
― Avery Hiebert

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Plan specifically so you can implement flexibly.”
― Dallin H. Oaks

“How would your life be different if…you had a plan of action towards your goals? Let today be the day…You stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness and take calculated steps towards your goals.”
― Steve Maraboli

Positive

“The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Positive thoughts lead to positive results.”
― Maria V. Snyder

“If you enjoy your money with positive energy, you will certainly draw in more money. Energy is the cause, and matter is the effect that follows from it.”
― Suh Yoon Lee

“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Possibilities

“It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.”
― Nicholas Sparks

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!”
― Søren Kierkegaard

“Of all the things I lost, I miss “possibilities” the most.”
― Nitya Prakash

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“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”
― Haruki Murakami

Powerful

“Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.”
― Janice Trachtman

“Hope in the shadow of fear is the world’s most powerful motivator.”
― Neal Shusterman

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”
― Malala Yousafzai

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“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
― Audre Lorde

Reach

“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.”
― Vera Nazarian

“How you ever gonna reach the stars if you never get off the ground?”
― Big Time Rush

“There is no gain without any pain. You can never reach the beautiful without striving for it.”
― Dr Prem Jagyasi

“One cannot make a memorable catch without reaching out to catch the ball.”
― Jeffrey G. Duarte

Rise

“The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.”
― Steve Maraboli

Motivational words and inspiring quotes

“We rise by lifting others.”
― Robert Ingersoll

“If you don’t despise the world under the clouds when you rise above the clouds, then it means you deserved to rise!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Not every time you want to rise after being fallen. Sometimes, you just want to stay down there and enjoy yourself in pieces.”
― Nitya Prakash

Risk

“If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.”
― Drew Barrymore

“Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.”
― Sarah Addison Allen

“Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but “safe” isn’t one of them.”
― Mandy Hale

“In order to share one’s true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.”
― Criss Jami

Satisfy

“If you sincerely feel that there is a need to change something in the world, go ahead and satisfy that need. No one is stopping you.”
― Dr Prem Jagyasi

“If you live for money, no amount will ever satisfy you.”
― Richie Norton

Motivational words and inspiring quotes

“The best treasures sought and found satisfy purpose not financial gain.”
― Jeffrey G. Duarte

“If you are not satisfied with the things you have got then stop crying and start working and go get those things that will satisfy you.”
― Amit Kalantri

Skillful

“Only a man who is exceptionally skillful can stand before kings.”
― Sunday Adelaja

“Grow your talents and skills through a consistent practice and progressive learning. Learn to relearn and unlearn. Raise the bar for yourself always.”

“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.”
Wilbur Wright

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Smile

“I love those who can smile in trouble…”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.”
― Steve Maraboli

Spirited

“A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.”
― Mark Twain

“Be generous, be spirited, and you’ll lead a happy life.”
― Kevin Crossley-Holland

Strong

Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.”
― Michael P. Watson

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“But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together.”
― Bram Stoker

“We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.” And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance.”
― Wally Lamb

Succeed

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
― Coco Chanel

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
― Dr. Roopleen

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
― Bette Midler

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston S. Churchill

Sustain

“Sometimes the very things that we’re expending our lives to sustain are the very things that are killing our ability to live. And against our blind and frequently raging protests, these are the very things that God let’s die so that we can live.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Your job cannot sustain you, only your calling can”
― Sunday Adelaja

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“Imagine life as a journey, and you’re only allowed so many things in your backpack. What are you going to carry with you? Do the things you carry sustain you in some way?”
― Sheba Karim

“Be like the sun who fell in love with the moon and shared all his light.”
― Kamand Kojouri

Teach

“Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.”
― Harry Edwards

“In order to be a teacher you’ve got to be a student first”
― Gary L. Francione

“What you do teaches faster, and has a lasting impression, far beyond what you say.”
― T.F. Hodge

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Think

“Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.”
― Steve Jobs

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“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Do not share your thoughts with people who think that what you are thinking is not worth thinking.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.”
― Richard Buckminster Fuller

Trust

“Forgiveness is the highest degree of a trust in a better man”
― Slaven Vujic

“I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
― Maya Angelou

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker’s reflection.”
― Lady Gaga

Trustworthy

“If we are not trusting, how will we find anyone trustworthy?”
― Tapan Ghosh

“It is so rare in this world to meet a trustworthy person who truly wants to help you, and finding such a person can make you feel warm and safe.”
― Lemony Snicket

Trustworthy is earned not bought.”
― Dee Dee Artner

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“A man becomes trustworthy when you trust him.”
― Graham Greene

Value

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
― Albert Einstein

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
― Hermann Hesse

“Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone’s entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“A highly developed value system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.”
― Idowu Koyenikan

Versatile

“You always have to be versatile; worry about what is right; because most of the time the “I think I’m right” thought may be your failure.”
― Alan Maiccon

“I am not strong or weak I am exactly what the situation requires (versatile)”
― Mohlalefi J Motsima

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Willpower

“If you can’t run, you crawl. If you can’t crawl– you find someone to carry you.”
― Joss Whedon

Motivational words and inspiring quotes

“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
― Dr Roopleen

“If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

“Most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.”
― Robert McKee

Winner

“A quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits.”
― Napoleon Hill

“Failure of your first attempt does not mean you can’t be a winner of great battles; it rather means, you must trigger only when your target is in focus.”
― Israelmore Ayivor

“If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.”
― Zig Ziglar

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“Time defeats losers. Time inspires winners.”
― Khalid Masood

“You don’t have to fight with anybody else than you yourself to become a winner.
The day you win over yourself, your success journey starts from then”
― Santosh Adbhut Kumar

Wise

“A person is wise if he listens to millions of advice and doesn’t implement any of it.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.”
― Lin Yutang

“A wise person is like a smoothly polished rock: it takes time to become either.”
― Vera Nazarian

“A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy.”
― Steve Maraboli

Worthy

“Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it at every moment.”
― Franz Kafka

“No worthy goal should come easily, he told himself. Suffering created value.”
― Conn Iggulden

I will do what I say I will do,” tis the motto of all grand and worthy souls.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

“Say It Out Loud: I AM beautiful. I AM worthy. I AM somebody. I DO deserve to be genuinely loved. I DO deserve to be respected. I DO deserve happiness.”
― Stephanie Lahart

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Yearn

“Dare to dream and yearn to learn to cross the boundary of fears and doubts.”
― Debasish Mridha

“If you yearn to learn, you’ll learn to earn.”
― Israelmore Ayivor

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