We are not human beings on a
spiritual journey. We are
spiritual beings on a human
love, laugh, leave
Live out of your imagination, not
change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are ̶ or, as
we are conditioned to see it.
How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important
to us, and keeping that picture in
mind, we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters
People simply feel better about
themselves when they’re good at
Strength lies in
not in similarities.
learn and not to do is really
not to learn. To know and not to do
is really not to know.
I am not a product of my
circumstances. I am a product of my
The way we see the
problem is the problem.
Solving Strategies: 4 Levels
is a fire from within. If someone
else tries to light that fire under
you, chances are it will burn very
I think the most significant work
we'll do in our whole life, in our
whole world is done within the four
walls of our home.
... people are working harder than
ever, but because they lack clarity
vision, they aren’t getting very
far. They, in essence, are pushing a
rope...with all of their might.
The main thing is to keep the main
thing the main thing.
Most of us spend too much time on
what is urgent and not enough time
on what is important.
You have to decide what your highest
priorities are and have the
nonapologetically, to say “no” to
other things. And the way you do
that is by having a bigger “yes”
burning inside. The enemy of the
“best” is often the “good.
Independent will is our capacity to
act. It gives us the power to
transcend our paradigms, to swim
upstream, to rewrite our scripts, to
act based on principle rather than
reacting based on emotion or
Without involvement, there is no
commitment. Mark it down,
asterisk it, circle it, underline
it. No involvement, no commitment.
The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of
Start with the
end in mind.
We are free to choose our actions, . . . but we are not free to
choose the consequences of these actions.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time
on what is important.
Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Most people do not
listen with the intent to
understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in
It's the foundational principle that holds all
Words are like eggs dropped from great heights. You could no more
call them back then ignore the mess they left when they fell.
Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right.
It's not logical; it's psychological.
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.
works in the system;
works on the system.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we
take just gets us to the
wrong place faster.
can't live with change if
there's not a changeless core inside them.
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