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34 Amazing Quotes from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting

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In his book, 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting, Ernie Zelinski reminds you of the life principles that will help you live a wonderful life. If you love noting down quotes from books, I’m sorry to tell you that you’ll have to note down every sentence from this marvelous book. The book teaches all the tips you need in the journey of life, and for this reason, you’ll feel wiser after reading it.

I gathered amazing quotes from the book which I believe every person obsessed with personal development must know.

Here are they:

  1. ‘You must have faith in yourself. When your instincts tempt you to take a risk on something that is not a life-and-death matter, then do so with confidence.’
  2. ‘The best way to impress other people is by not trying to impress them.’
  3. ‘Confidence is everything when it comes to achieving success. Lack of faith in their abilities is the main reason that most people don’t come close to achieving their full potential.’
  4. ‘If you are dissatisfied with your career choice, the greatest risk may be in not leaving your job.’
  5. ‘If you want to be happier, try going with the flow of life a little more. Let things happen naturally instead of always trying to make things happen. It’s always easier to ride a horse in the direction it’s going.’
  6. ‘Don’t walk away from negative people – Run!’
  7. ‘Don’t buy into the sentimental notion that success is an absurd, erratic thing attainable only by a few or the extremely talented.’
  8. ‘Life is a learning process and the school of hard knocks is a great teacher. Pleasure and comfort don’t build character – adversity does! Once you acquire your Master’s in adversity, you will be prepared for the worst situations.’
  9. ‘Dreams often do come true for many people, but only for those who focus and work on them. To be totally playing the game of life, you must have dreams towards which you are working.’
  10. ‘When you are meeting people, the key is not to be desperate. The least amount of affection is going to flow your way when you seek it the most.’
  11. ‘There is no need to drive an expensive car, live in a big house, or wear fashionable clothes in an attempt to be liked by others. The best alternative to trying to impress others is to be yourself. You must project who you really are instead of some act or façade that isn’t you.
  12. ‘If the path you have taken in life feels really safe, then likely it is not the right path.’
  13. ‘Greek philosopher Aristotle claimed that happiness is the only thing that humans desire for its own sake. People seek riches, not for the sake of being rich, but to be happy.’
  14. ‘Happiness will elude you as long as you are thinking and doing what’s wrong for you.’
  15. ‘Don’t be dismayed when the world hasn’t brought you what you want. For many of the things that you have been denied the universe has brought you something better.’
  16. ‘Ordinary people attain extraordinary success – you can too!’
  17. ‘When someone fails to keep a commitment, there is a 95% chance that it will happen again.’
  18. ‘Like virtually everyone else in this world, you can accomplish more than you can think you can. Most limitations are in your mind.’
  19. ‘Act with kindness, ‘Confucius told us, ‘but do not expect gratitude.” The key is to have faith in the spiritual principle that when you do wonderful things for others, even more, wonderful things will come back to you in the future when you least expect them,’
  20. ‘The pain of unfulfilled dreams can be the worst ache you’ll ever experience.’
  21. ‘The word ‘boredom’ should not even be part of your vocabulary. As French novelist Jules Renard commented, ‘Being bored is an insult, to oneself.’ You as a creative individual has the ability to pursue interesting activities.’
  22. ‘Stop caring about what others think about you. Completely! Totally! 100 %! You will save yourself a lot of frustration and embarrassment.’
  23. ‘According to Richard Bach, ‘You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true – you may have to work for it, however.’
  24. ‘The more people who truly care whether you get up in the morning, the richer you will feel! You will find this to be true whether you are wealthy or broke.’
  25. ‘The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of doing and what one has in fact become.’
  26. ‘To achieve success in your career and personal life, it helps to have friends who are going to inspire you to greater heights. “Keep away from the people who try to belittle your ambitions.’
  27. ‘Unfortunately, our tendency to be too reasonable leads us to ignore our hunches, inner voices, dreams and pre-nominations. We must follow our instincts – instead of reason – if we want to excel in this world.’
  28. ‘Travelling on a risk-free road, unfortunately, won’t get you to any important destination.’
  29. On your journey to success, you will encounter many new problems – but you will encounter many new opportunities and wonderful experiences as well.’
  30. ‘Spending too much time watching and talking about celebrities robs us of precious time and energy that could be used in attaining significant accomplishments ourselves.’
  31. ‘Indeed, misery doesn’t love company – it demands it.’
  32. ‘An effective way to learn about life is not to talk as much as the other person.’
  33. ‘The surest way to failure is trying to please anyone.’
  34. ‘If your life is not working all that well, start with the premise that your beliefs haven’t served you all that well.’

Which of the above quotes is the most amazing quote? Which quote touched you?

 

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  1. Lori Ferguson

    October 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Just you predicted, I liked many of the quotes! But today – on a Monday morning – this one has great meaning for me: “‘If the path you have taken in life feels really safe, then likely it is not the right path.’ Safety often will not serve me well. I’m too focused on my comfort… Thank you for the wake-up up thought!

    • Isaac Wechuli

      October 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      Welcome Lori Ferguson….comfort is a hidden form of fear. Get out of it and head to the stars

  2. Alan Maiccon

    October 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for the awakening quote! It really makes a difference in people’s lives.

  3. Isaac Wechuli

    October 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    you are welcom alan..and thanks

  4. Trish

    October 15, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Excellent quotes and all useful for living a productive life. I like Quote No. 32. I learn so much from people talking to me, and have been told on numerous occasions that I am a great listener. There is a reason for that…

  5. Isaac Wechuli

    October 16, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Trish, good for you…im working on that because i talk too much

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34 More Enlightening Quotes from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting by Ernie Zelinski

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A month ago, I wrote 34 amazing quotes from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting, and I explained in a few sentences what Ernie Zelinski teaches in the book.

Today, I will provide you with 34 more enlightening quotes from Ernie Zelinski’s amazing book.

  1. “The formula for overcoming envy of others is not all that complex. Relax and count your blessings more often.”

 

  1. “You can’t make a big difference in this world unless you are different.”

 

 

  1. “The more positive energy you put into imagining and creating a full, relaxed, satisfying, and happy life, the more it will manifest itself in the real world.”

 

  1. “The only motivation you need is the knowledge that millions of people with questionable intelligence and talent win at the game of success.” If they can do it, so can you.”

 

 

  1. “If you want to be more successful in life, spend more on your personal development than on your next hairstyle.”

 

  1. “Being poor is a state of mind. Being broke is a temporary situation.”

 

 

  1. “Ask for other people’s advice, give it some consideration, and then make your own decisions.”

 

  1. “Your envy is the satisfaction and happiness that you think others are experiencing.”

 

 

  1. “Being right at all costs is like being a Dead Hero – there is no payoff.”

 

  1. “What will keep you from getting what you want is not knowing what you truly want.”

 

 

  1. “The person with no money may be poor, but not as poor as the person who has nothing but money.”

 

  1. “The most creative shortcut to success is to re-evaluate what success means to you.”

 

 

  1. “When the going gets tough, most people disappear. Don’t be one of them. You must pay your dues to have a full, relaxed, satisfying, and happy life. This means you have to be totally dedicated to the purpose you have chosen.”

 

  1. “We should remain open to the unforeseen opportunities and gifts that negative events bring with them.”

 

 

  1. “The bad news is that you will encounter many factors beyond your control as you pursue your dreams. The good news, however, is that you have the ability to overcome these factors.”

 

  1. “To double your success rate, just double your failure rate.”

 

 

  1. “A major barrier to our success is our unwillingness to accept that the world just may be willing to give us many more of the things we want.”

 

  1. Feeling grateful for what you have in life is one of the most powerful ways to experience happiness.”

 

 

  1. “The road to success is paved with lots of ruts and detours. Don’t expect to set new speed records on your way there. Impatience can be costly.”

 

  1. “A walk or run in nature is the best medicine for most of your ailments.”

 

 

  1. The fact that so many people haven’t discovered they are geniuses is a major reason why they toil away at jobs they hate.”

 

  1. “The major difference between the ordinary and extraordinary is the “extra”. Invariably, the “extra” is the extra action.”

 

 

  1. “Accept more of what life brings your way and you won’t be insulted by reality.”

 

  1. “You can’t always get what you want but you can get a lot more than you think you can.”

 

 

  1. “Extraordinary things are accomplished by ordinary people who have extraordinary dreams and take sustained action toward achieving them. In the short term, the results of sustained action may not appear that spectacular; in the long run, they are.”

 

  1. Although life isn’t fair, you have an obligation to do your best anyway.”

 

 

  1. “To succeed you must take inspired action. The universe helps those who help themselves.”

 

  1. ‘Want what you have and you will always get what you want.”

 

 

  1. ‘You are already a millionaire. Your creativity makes it so.”

 

  1. ‘Your happiness will be determined, not by how much you have, but by how much you enjoy what you have.”

 

 

  1. “More money won’t bring you more happiness – it works the other way round.”

 

  1. “Think how happy you would be,” an unknown wise person said, “if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back.”

 

 

  1. “Have some perpetual small enjoyment in which you indulge daily. Never miss it, regardless of how busy you are. This will do wonders for your wellbeing. Indeed, it will do more for your happiness than acquiring the biggest and best of possessions.”

 

  1. “Fortune resides on the other side of fear.”

Which of the above Ernie Zelinski’s quotes enlightened you the most?

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Top 30 Amazing Quotes From Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

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In his book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson provides many ways of making your life less stressful and more peaceful. I believe he mainly wrote this book to make us focus on the most important things in life: our happiness and inner peace.

In the book, Richard advises us to overcome negative thoughts, trust our intuition, love other people, and be of service to others. I loved the book dearly, and I learned a lot from it. I also gathered the following nuggets of wisdom from the book.

  1. “Make peace with imperfection.”

 

  1. “Whenever we are attached to having something a certain way, better than it already is, we are almost by definition, engaged in a losing battle.”

 

 

  1. “A wonderful, heartfelt strategy for becoming more peaceful and loving is to practice allowing others the joy of being right – give them the glory. Stop correcting.”

 

  1. “Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are – always!”

 

 

  1. “When you are fearful or frantic, you literally immobilize yourself from your greatest potential, not to mention enjoyment.”

 

  1. “A powerful technique for becoming more peaceful is to be aware of how quickly your negative and insecure thinking can spiral out of control.”

 

 

  1. “When our attention is in the present moment, we push fear from our minds.”

 

  1. “Argue for your limitations, and they’re yours.”

 

 

  1. “When you take time, often, to reflect on the miracle of life – the miracle that you are even able to read this book – the gift of sight, of love, and all the rest, it can help remind you that many of the things that you think as “big stuff” are really just “small stuff” that you are turning into big stuff.”

 

  1. “Just for fun, agree with criticism directed toward you (Then watch it go away).”

 

 

  1. “Regardless of who you are or what you do, remember that nothing is more important than your own sense of happiness and inner peace and that of your loved ones.”

 

  1. “To a large degree, the measure of our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment.”

 

 

  1. “The more patient you are, the more accepting you will be of what is, rather than insisting that life be exactly as you would like it to be.”

 

  1. “One of the most important questions you can ever ask yourself is “Do I want to be ‘right’ – or do I want to be happy.”

 

 

  1. “One of the nice things about surrendering to the fact that life isn’t fair is that it keeps us from feeling sorry for ourselves by encouraging us to do the very best we can with what we have.”

 

  1. “Spend a moment every day thinking of someone to thank.”

 

 

  1. “I can’t think of a single person whom I consider to be inwardly peaceful who doesn’t carve out at least a little quiet time, virtually every day.”

 

  1. “Luckily, there is a way to be happy. It involves changing the emphasis of our thinking from what we want to what we have.”

 

 

  1. “Humility and inner peace go hand in hand. The less compelled you are to try to prove yourself to others, the easier it is to feel peaceful inside.”

 

  1. “Search for the grain of truth in other opinions.”

 

 

  1. “When you look at life and its many challenges as a test, or series of tests, you begin to see each issue you face as an opportunity to grow, a chance to roll with the punches.”

 

  1. “Be grateful when you’re feeling good and graceful when you’re feeling bad.”

 

  1. “When you do too many things at once, it’s impossible to be present-moment oriented. Thus, you not only lose out on much of the potential enjoyment of what you are doing, but you also become far less focused and effective.”

 

 

  1. “Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.”

 

  1. “True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice patience, and to learn.”

 

 

  1. “Live this day as if it were your last. It might be!”

 

  1. “When we have preconceived ideas about the way life should be, they interfere with our opportunity to enjoy or learn from the present moment.”

 

 

  1. “Think of your problems as potential teachers.”

 

  1. “In the Buddhist tradition, difficulties are considered to be so important to a life of growth and peace that a Tibetan prayer actually asks for them. It says, “Grant that I may be given appropriate difficulties and sufferings on this journey so that my heart may be truly awakened and my practice of liberation and universal compassion may be truly fulfilled.”

 

 

  1. “Our disappointment comes about in essentially two ways. When we’re experiencing pleasure we want it to last forever. It never does. Or when we’re experiencing pain, we want it to go away now. It usually doesn’t. Unhappiness is the result of struggling against the natural flow of experience.”

 

Which of the above quotes from Richard Carlson’s book impacted you the most?

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