Some times quotes can make the difference between whether we reach our highest potential in life or not. I am always on the lookout for them. Whether they be from famous thinkers or not-so-famous ones, quotes can be the words that motivate us to take another step, inspire us to try again, or to improve our belief in ourselves.
Some quotes are easy to understand, with meanings that are right on the surface. Other quotes require deeper thought. There are times when I have found myself thinking about the meaning of a certain quote longer than expected. Then it comes to me. I understand it, and have a whole new way of looking at something. It’s always worth the effort.
Quotes cover the walls of my house. I’ve taped them on doors, on walls, on cabinets, on the refrigerator— just about every place I can think of. I surround myself with quotes because I like the mindset they help me to maintain. I want to share some quotes that I’ve discovered along the way. I hope that one or all of them speak to you in some way as you aim to reach your highest potential.
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” — Henry Ford
“It’s never too late–in fiction or in life–to revise.” — Nancy Thayer
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan
“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down. Find another way.” — Satchel Paige
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.” — Danny Kaye
“Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“The reputation of 1,000 years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.” — Japanese Proverb
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” — Elbert Hubbard
“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” — Margaret Drabble
“Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” — Golda Meir
Those are just a few quotes that might spark something in you: an idea, an action, a change. Be on the lookout for more quotes. Find them in books, on billboards, in song lyrics, on bumper stickers. You never know where your source of inspiration will come from. Stay open to the possibilities of what you can discover in the world and in yourself.
Be better. Be inspired. Be unlimited.