My Top 5 Inspirational Quotes
#1) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”- Henry Ford
This quote is really about frame of mind. However a person thinks of themselves, good or bad, is correct. After all, life is what you make of it and our perceptions are our reality.
#2) “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein
I like this quote because it is a simple answer to a hard question. A lot of people, including myself, worry about success and want to feel validated for the work they do. Instead of thinking about success in terms of your own gain, thinking about how one can be an asset to others is really where influential people start.
#3) “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
This one relates to me the most. I think a lot of people can get caught up in how other people see them and lose the fact that they build their own image one action at a time.
#4) “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” -Teddy Roosevelt
I really appreciate this one. I think this quote really speaks to everyone because no matter what, there are always options and things a person can do. The hardest part is finding it.
#5) “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – John Maxwell
I’ve always had a hard time understanding this mind frame. I thought that reacting to something was natural and that suppressing emotions or thoughts was unhealthy. However, I don’t think that this idea is about bottling up anything, so much as realizing that some things are out of your control, but choosing how to respond to an event is about taking back control.