36. Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.Anonymous
You have been blessed with the gift of a powerful mind. The way you think influences your productivity. Feed your mind well with healthy constructive thoughts to improve the quality of life. Appreciate the good things in life, learn the art of giving and forgiving, find your happiness in the smile of others. At the end of the day, you will be at peace which will help you achieve whatever you aim for. On the other hand, negativity, resentment, sorrow, anger, revenge, greed in your mind are like weeds in a garden which will cause you harm.
37. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.George Bernard Shaw
There are many people who blame circumstances for their inactivity and procrastinate in the hope of getting the right opportunity. They just waste their valuable time waiting for something that may never come. Rise above this thought, get up, go out and create your own favourable circumstances. Only those who believe in an idea and work towards it consistently can create opportunities for themselves which they can seize to go further in life.
38. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.Leonardo da Vinci
This is an important motivational quote that many can draw inspiration from. It throws light on demonstration and action. You may have all the knowledge in the world regarding something but it’s useless if you don’t apply it to be productive. Utilize your knowledge and show the world what you’re capable of. Likewise, there is no point in dreaming big things when you don’t even put a step forward in fulfilling them. Pump up your enthusiasm and go ahead doing it.
39. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Churchill
Churchill was an inspiring man if there ever was one. Even though you may succeed on a given goal, it isn’t the pinnacle of success and the winning experience soon subsides. In order to keep it intact, you must keep working. In the same way, failure which you may feel is permanent is temporary and the feeling of being unsuccessful fades away with time. You must be brave enough to move on after failure and continue till you reach success.
40. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.Anonymous
Life is beautiful. But living a hundred years hardly makes a difference if you haven’t really lived life and experienced its wonders. It is more important to live a quality life appreciating every moment than spending many wasteful years. The truth of life nowadays is that most of us have forgotten to enjoy small things in life and spend time with our loved ones in the mad rush to success in this busy, competitive world. How often do we set your eyes on the glorious setting sun, feel the pleasure of cool breeze caressing our face or let the waves of the blue-green ocean whisper in our ears without bothering about time? Observe the beauty in nature. Live every moment of your life before you feel it’s late.
41. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes immense courage to live through life being ourselves. People always attempt to make us lead our lives wishing we were different or better than ourselves. For instance, advertisers design their marketing strategy such that it puts a lot of pressure on you to buy their products and look different. But it’s completely your wish to judge and choose. The rewards you reap by living your own life are definitely greater than losing yourself in living a fake life.
42. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.Confucius
Big things take time. Putting one step in front of the other will lead to covering the distance of a mile but we want to rush to the finish. We become impatient and view gradual progress as a sign of failure. We need to allow ourselves enough time without hurrying to get the desired result of our actions while completing a difficult task. Understand that as long as you keep moving and taking continuous steps, pace doesn’t matter. But the moment you stop, you will fall.