There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
A year from now you will wish you had started today.
The world owes you nothing. Nor does the competition. Earn it.
George Chmiel, Boston, MA
Running slow isn’t a character flaw; Quitting is.
If you want to live a happy life, attach it to a goal, not to people or things.
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Too many people are thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, when they ought to just water the grass they are standing on.
Just keep moving forward and don’t give a crap about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.
Performance, and performance alone, dictates the predator in any food chain.
SEAL Team Saying
The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch
Will you look back on life and say, “I wish I had”, or “I’m glad I did”?
This is my body! I can push it; Study it: Tweak it: Listen to it. Everybody wants to know what I’m on. What am I on? I’m on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Carl Gustav Jung
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson, used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech