Life is full of challenges and obstacles but that doesn’t mean that we forget to enjoy the beautiful and intimate moments of life thinking about the negative aspects. Instead we must resolve to put a brave fight to such obstacles so that they are no longer visible in our journey. It is unfortunate that nowadays children are not taught how to tackle and combat the series of obstacles in life. It is because of this negligence they are unable to cope with different challenges when they grow up as an adult.
Whenever you feel dejected and frustrated in life you can turn up to the famous quotes of renowned personalities like Socrates, Winston Churchill and many others. These quotes act like a vocal tonic to make you active once again to achieve your goals through crushing all obstacles very confidently. It is important at the same time that you learn to impose self control in your luxurious lifestyles otherwise you will never be able to find solutions to come out of your problems. It will act as a pool liner to help you endure the tragic aspects of life.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Another great quote that reminds us that we don’t exert control over every aspect of our lives. At the risk of sounding crude, crap happens sometimes. What we can control, on the other hand is how we overcome these circumstances and react to it. Read this great article by Mark Manson for more.
Also, it’s not just the bad stuff you have to remind yourself to react positively to – there are times where good stuff happens to you (like an unexpected job interview). You ALSO need to be able to react properly to these, and seize the opportunity whenever that happens.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
This quote reminds us to always believe in yourself and your own abilities. This is something that nobody else will tell you – success always starts in your mind. We need to recognize this fact, and make sure our mental game is always up to scratch.
If you don’t believe me, all you need to do is look up and self-help books, business books or advice given by any of the top successful people out there. I don’t care if it’s Michael Jordan or Warren Buffett or Tim Ferris – it’s almost always about how you think and your general outlook on life.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
In life you are almost definitely going to face some challenges, and some of them you might fail at. But you know what? That’s okay too, because what really separates the adults from the kids table, is how well you handle these challenges as much as whether you clear the challenges or not. We need to realise that life is difficult, and it’s generally the case where when you work for something hard, you’ll feel much better about it compared to when it is just handed to you on a silver platter.
Accepting victory can also be a dilemma for most people. This is because we are raised in a general culture of being humble and not wanting to show off. Now while those traits are still admirable, you need to remember that if you succeed because of your hard work and determination, then it’s perfectly fine to be proud of your own achievements. I never understood the people who were shy of being recognized of their successes. We live in a world that celebrates risk taking, innovation and hard work. Be proud if you (or your parents if you’re rich) have done so and succeeded. Having said that, there is still a fine line between being proud, and being arrogant.
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Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
I think this is such an important quote, and a great phrase to live your life by. Without treating people as well as you possibly can, you have failed your moral obligation to do to others what they wish to be done to them.
People are generally nice to each other (although not always) and we need to be able to be honest with ourselves and get things done the right way. So the next time you get annoyed at the dude who cuts you off at the traffic light, just take a deep breath and remember that he might be going through some issues too.
Lastly, I think this quote is a great reminder that everything will get better, even on your worst days. It’s also a great guideline on how to behave if you’re placed in a difficult situation where you have to make tough decisions.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
This quote is a reminder to treat people equally. This can sometimes be difficult to do, but we have to remember that we all have a moral obligation to help people in need, whether or not you can relate to them.
The world is unjust and all the time there will be people who are suffering through some unbelievable drudgery. We have to be wise to this fact, and remember that we are living in one of the most privileged societies of all time. We again, have a moral duty to treat people who are in circumstances that are less fortunate than ourselves properly and do whatever we can to help them out.
Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.
This famous quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu reminds me every day to keep being honest in my daily conduct. It only takes one slip up to ruin a good reputation, but it takes years of good representation to build up such a good reputation in the first place. We as human beings need to be observant of the fact that this is true, and always uphold honesty in daily routines.
My wife and I have tried to raise our children based on these quotes, simply because it provides a great guideline on how to live their lives in a fulfilling way. How about you?
Welcome to 60 Second Quotes! This is a brand new blog my wife and I have launched to inspire our family and friends. We love doing this and would be absolutely honored if you can share some of the stuff you read on the blog itself. Without further ado, let’s look at some intriguing quotes that might just inspire you to get through the rest of the day.