Affirmations and Quotes
An introduction to some of our favorite affirmations and quotes! Hope you enjoy.
Over twenty years of working with clients and their families over and over myself or someone shares about how that one song, one poem, or one quote triggered a change in thinking and sometimes behavior. My whole career as a counselor we always started a group with a daily quote or affirmation and used the first 15 minutes of the group to self reflect on the reading. What a difference it made in a day for us all.
Affirmations and Quotes
“It’s essential that we understand that taking care of the planet will be done as we take care of ourselves. You know that you can’t really make much a difference in things until you change yourself.” Alice Walker
“Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is
really no limit to where you can go.” James Baldwin
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou
“I wasn’t as smart then as I am now. But who ever is?” Tina Turner
“Indeed, he who fears actually causes his own destruction. Fear
saps our energies and our ability to act in our own best interest.” Carleen Brice
“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.”Oscar Wilde
“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.” Gloria Steinem
“Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.” ~
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.” —Jim Rohn
“Self-image determines self-esteem, self-esteem determines priorities, and priorities determine success. Improve the world by doing those things that legitimately boost your self-image
and that of others.” Clarence E. Hodges
“The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.”
Orison Swett Marden
“Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.” ~Author Unknown
“We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.” ~
“Out of every fruition of success, no matter what, comes forth something to make a new effort necessary.” Howard Whitman
“To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” William Londen
“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth — not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart
“All great ideas and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” – Albert Camus
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
“Beginnings are always messy.” – John Galsworthy
“When there is a start to be made, don’t step over! Start where you are.” – Edgar Cayce
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful” Herman Cain
THE DON’T QUIT POEM:
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
… And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure has turned about,
When they might have won had they stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow!
Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering one,
Often the struggler has given up
When they might have captured the victor’s cup.
And they learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close they were to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint to the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the task when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem the worst, that you must not quit!
What are some of your favorite affirmations or quotes ? Feel free to share below.
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