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12 Remarkable Quotes That Will Make You Have a Positive Attitude towards Difficulties

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I dedicate this article to anyone facing extreme difficulties/hardships. I felt I must share with you the following 12 quotes which I believe will make you have a positive perception towards your difficulties.

  1. Life is designed to be a story of achievement in spite of adversity – Jim Rohn, Seasons of Life.
  2. The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favour because those who have no obstacles have nothing to awaken the SPIRIT in them – Robert Collier, Secret of Ages.
  3. You rise above difficulties if you come to the realization that what is happening in your life is temporary, and will always be changing – Anthony Roberts, Beyond Positive Thinking.
  4. Man was created with a spirit that has the capacity to accomplish great things, but you may fail to realize your dreams if you don’t recognize that hard times are stepping stones towards greatness – Anonymous.
  5. No man can be confronted with a difficulty which he has no strength to meet – James Allen, Byway to Blessedness.
  6. Difficulty is a call for unused energy, demanding the use of latent power and hidden resources. It’s, therefore, a good angel, a friend, and a teacher because if calmly listened to, it leads to larger blessedness and wisdom – James Allen, Byway to Blessedness.
  7. No situation is difficult in itself, it is the lack of understanding and wisdom in dealing with a situation that gives rise to difficulty – James Allen, Byway to Blessedness
  8. The severity of your problem is just a matter of perspective – Ernie Zelinski, 101 Really Important Things That You Already Know but Keep Forgetting.
  9. Life is difficult more often than it isn’t. To live means to face difficulties. It’s what you learn from these difficulties that matters – Sigmund Brouwer, Devil’s Pass.
  10. The very circumstances in life that seem heartbreaking evils will turn to joy if you steadfastly refuse to see anything but the Creator/God in them – Emily Cady, Lessons in Truth.
  11. It is when you are going through your most difficult learning experiences that you must draw on your ability to control your mind and have faith that the difficulty you face is simply part of the process that will bring you through to your goal –Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
  12. Whenever The Creator wants to send you a gift, he wraps it up in a problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the gift – Norman Vincent Pearl

Bonus

*Consider it all joy my brothers, when you face all kinds of trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing- Saint Paul, The Bible.

Which of the above quotes had a large impact on you?

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  1. Anne

    February 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    awesome read.

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Top 24 Mind-Opening Vishen Lakhiani Quotes

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To illustrate how Vishen Lakhiani's quotes are mind-opening

Vishen Lakhiani is an author and speaker on a mission to raise human consciousness. He founded Mindvalley in 2003, and he’s an author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind. Vishen believes raising consciousness enables an individual to achieve success without working extremely hard.

Here top 24 mind-opening Vishen Lakhiani quotes I would love to share with you.

  1. ‘If you can accept any model of reality, why not choose one that suggests that you can literally bend reality with your mind?’
  2. ‘You can hack your brain through the right techniques to train your brain to make you be enough.’
  3. ‘If we care what other people think about us, good or bad, we limit our abilities.’
  4. ‘You are nothing more than a God-Particle in a meat body on a giant rock hurling through space having a ton of fun.’
  5. ‘Forgiveness is about looking at the shit that happened to you in the past and being able to heal that so that you can move on.’
  6. ‘Human beings are not taught how to tap into altered states of awareness to make an impact in the world.’
  7. ‘Fears and worries create negative situations that attract more fears and worries.’
  8. ‘Whether you like it or not, you create your life. Your dominant thoughts shape your life.’
  9. ‘To do something big, you gotta be prepared for rejection and failure.’
  10. ‘Extra-ordinary minds do not need to seek validation from outside opinion or through the attainment of goals. Instead, they are truly at peace with themselves and the world around them. They live fearlessly.’
  11. ‘Science has shown that gratitude has the single largest correlation with human well-being than any other character trait.’
  12. ‘You are part of a larger whole.’
  13. ‘Nothing makes you as happy as when you are living a mission-oriented life, and that mission is designed to push the human race forward.’
  14. ‘Today, if you want to succeed at what you do and succeed at life at the same time, you gotta tap into a spiritual core.’
  15. ‘All the greatest entrepreneurs I know are living mission-oriented lives.’
  16. ‘You don’t just think of a goal and rocket towards it. You first tune in to an internal compass to find out if you are pointing in the right direction.’
  17. ‘You are chosen, and your job is to just take the order and make it happen.’
  18. ‘Radical forgiveness is the key to the healthiest brain state.’
  19. ‘Forgive yourself or someone else that hurt you every single day.’
  20. ‘It is simple to forgive. It doesn’t happen overnight but with practice you can forgive even the most violent crimes that have happened to you.’
  21. ‘One of the keys to being extraordinary is knowing what rules to follow and what rules to break.’
  22. ‘What if we accepted that things will go wrong – but that this is simply part of life’s beautiful unfolding and that even the biggest failures can have within them the seeds of growth and possibility?’
  23. ‘Our culture scape evolved to keep us safe – but in this day and age, we no longer need to fear tigers by the riverbank. Safety is overrated; taking risks is much less likely to kill us than ever before, and that means that playing it safe is more likely just holding us back from the thrills of a life filled with meaning and discovery.’
  24. ‘Every time you give someone the power to build you up with praise, you’re also unknowingly giving that person the power to destroy you with criticism. Therefore, accept praise and criticism as nothing more than someone else’s expressions of their models of reality. They have nothing to do with you really are. You are born enough’’

Which of the above quotes by Vishen Lakhiani did you like the most?

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15 Inspiring Quotes from Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

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proves that real artists don't starve

In his book, Jeff Goins debunks the idea that artists starve. He provides several examples of artists that make money from art, and enlightens us about the factors that make artists succeed. The book is an inspiring read for everyone who wants to be an artist of any kind.

I gathered the following amazing quotes from Jeff Goins’ book.

  1. ‘We can go in the direction of what is expected of us. Or, we can enter a world of possibility and reimagine our future.’
  2. ‘If we want to become artists, we are going to have to break some rules. We cannot do just what is expected of us. At some point, we must break away from the status quo and forge a new path. As it turns out, this is how creativity works best.’
  3. ‘You can do extraordinary things when you are patiently persistent.’
  4. ‘Over the course of a lifetime, we may find ourselves facing new challenges at every turn, and when we do, we must remember that we are never done becoming who we are.’
  5. ‘What’s out there, however scary it may be, is almost certainly better than staying where we are now.’
  6. ‘This is the rule of creative theft, which says greatness doesn’t come from a single great idea or eureka moment. It comes from borrowing other people’s work and building on it.’
  7. ‘You persevere because you know this will not be easy and the odds are stacked against you. But if you keep going, you will outlast the majority who quit at the first few signs of trouble.’
  8. ‘What will make you stand out from the crowd is not just the audacity to ask for help but the humility to learn and act.’
  9. ‘Stubbornness can be an essential ingredient in making a living off your art. When you harness your strategic stubbornness, you give the world a reason to believe in your work.’
  10. ‘When we allow ourselves to be teachable, we attract those who would influence us and help our work spread.’
  11. ‘Employers become patrons when we begin to see them not as obstacles to the work we want to do but as a way of funding it.’
  12. ‘A willingness to step out of our comfort zone is the first step towards finding the place and the people who will help our work thrive.’
  13. In every failure and disappointment, there is an opportunity to either give in to frustration or see such shortcomings as practice.’
  14. ‘When we sincerely offer our gifts to the world, not through hype but by practicing in public, the world often repays us by first taking notice and then responding with loyalty. We get better, earning an audience that will allow us to continue for the years to come.’
  15. ‘The age of the starving artist is over. The era of the thriving artist is among us.’
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