By Lauren Jawno
I love inspirational quotes! Not only are they filled with incredible wisdom but they also have the ability to immediately shift your focus and thinking.
However that alone is not enough to change your life. You need to also change your behaviors. Without taking action to do things differently and show up differently, they really then are not that useful.
My challenge to you is to not only read the following quotes but identify which resonate with you the most and then make a decision to consciously and consistently change your actions and behaviors accordingly.
To support you in this process I have created a a question in response to each quote. My hope it that these questions will direct you towards your next best action and as a result help you move closer to achieving what you most want in your life.
In no particular order, here are, what I believe, 12 very impactful quotes:
“We must remember that the power to direct our destiny comes only from a mindset that makes us willing to struggle through learning, effort, and growth.” ~ Brendon Burchard
What struggles have you given up on and what has that cost you?
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.” ~ Vince Lombardi
Where do you need to be more consistent in your habits?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
What dreams have you put on hold for too long?
“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” ~ Nelson Mandela
How can you better deal with the “valley of the shadow of death” so that you do reach the mountaintop?
“What you seek is seeking you.” ~ Rumi
Where are you seeking outside solutions for answers that are within you?
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”~ Pema Chödrön
What patterns keep repeating in your life that you are not recognizing and dealing with?
“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Where are you letting others affect your confidence?
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
Where are you focused more on the outcome than the process?
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” ~ Pablo Picasso
What are you no longer willing to live without?
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”~ John R. Wooden
Where are you focusing on your weaknesses instead of your strengths?
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
What are you doing to bring out the best in those around you?
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank
How will you make a difference in the world today?
I’d love to hear which is your favourite quote and what you different actions you plan to take so please share your stories below!
Until next week – embrace your inner truth, live your purpose and make your contribution in the world.
With gratitude and appreciation,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lauren Jawno is one of less than 170 elite internationally Certified High Performance Coaches™ in the world.
She's built a thriving practice around living a whole and high performance life – based on relevant, cutting-edge research and information. I love to coach my clients to success, to achieve the life they truly want, through programs which not only match their goals and personalities but also educate and empower them to reach their highest potential, to be high performers.
A highly sought after keynote speaker for hundreds of public and private events across North America and the UK, Lauren is also the author of Change4Good - The Ten Essentials for Food, Fitness and the Good Life.