25 quotes that can change your life
Learning Solutions Specialist | Author | Speaker
It’s Lorna, Lorna Barrow and by now you know
how much I love creating content to help you
to grow, or solutions to help your business
This time, I want to share 25 of my favorite
quotations which can change your life.
Whenever I want a lift in my spirits, any one or
combination of these will do the trick.
I hope they work for you too...
―Drag your thoughts away from
your troubles...by the ears, by the
heels, or any other way you can
What you focus on expands—worry included.
―Nobody trips over mountains. It
is the small pebble that causes
you to stumble. Pass all the
pebbles in your path and you will
find you have crossed the
There will always be pebbles in your path. If you
see them as mountains , they will trip you up for
―People become attached to their
burdens sometimes more than the
burdens are attached to them.‖
~George Bernard Shaw
Learn to count your blessings every time you feel
inclined to mourn your troubles.
―That the birds of worry and
care fly over your head, this
you cannot change, but that
they build nests in your hair,
this you can prevent.‖
Remember it’s your perception that determines
what is or what is not.
―It’s not by going out on a
demonstration against nuclear
missiles that we can bring
about peace. It is with our
capacity of smiling, breathing
and being at peace.‖
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Change must begin inside of you .
―When you really believe in
what you’re doing, you must
persevere despite all
You must persevere, even when you’re the only
one that believes.
―People, like nails, lose their
usefulness when they lose
direction and begin to bend.‖
~Walter Savage Landor
Pressure strikes at us from all directions but like a
nail with a good head, we must stand firm.
―You don’t get to choose how
you’re going to die. Or when.
You can only decide how
you’re going to live. Now.‖
As long as you’re alive, you can’t lay down and play
dead. You have to get up, dress up and show up!
―The whole thing is about
earning your own way and you
don’t really get there until you
earn it. That’s the real truth.‖
...and love has nothing to do with it!
―A Woman will always be
dependent until she holds a
purse of her own.‖
~Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815- 1902)
This woman died in 1902 and she said that before
she died. Today (2013) there are still women who
just don’t get that!
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―The fact is, I can have any
experience of life I want. I
don’t have to choose any one
thing or act in any one way to
define myself as woman. I am
Women, if you remember nothing, remember these
words of Ally Sheedy.
―Supposing you have tried and
failed again and again. You
may have a fresh start any
moment you choose, for the
thing we call failure is not the
falling down but the staying
Failure is success turned inside out!
―No one can make you feel
inferior without your consent.‖
Please understand that your feelings of inferiority
begin with you. Just like those of happiness, love,
self-esteem and all the others.
―I think it is an immutable law
in business that words are
words, explanations are
explanations, promises are
promises – but only
performance is reality.‖
We are judge on our performance, not on our
―A conference is a gathering
of important people who
singly can do nothing, but
together can decide that
nothing can be done.‖
Think of this when you are part of the decisionmaking at a conference and let it be your guide to
ensuring that a change takes place.
―A consultant is someone who
saves his client almost enough
to pay his fee.‖
~Arnold H. Glasgow
I like this definition of a consultant , Mr Glasgow,
because it reminds me that we actually do
something towards earning our fees...especially
when I think of all the people who just turn up at
work and expect to be paid.
―When money is at stake,
never be the one to mention
~Sheikh Ahmed Yamani
My lawyer thought me this a long time ago. And
since I negotiate across borders sometimes, he
also told me never be the first to mention the
―For God did not give us a
spirit of timidity, but a spirit of
power, of love and of selfdiscipline.‖
~2 timothy 1:7
I meditate on this whenever my self-confidence is
not at its usual high, like sometimes when I’m
negotiating, and when I shift from timidity to power,
I am awesome!
―Innovation comes from
This should be the motto of every entrepreneur and
small business owner who spend their lives
―tweaking‖ as a means of innovation.
―All things being equal, people
would buy from a friend. All
things being not quite so
equal, people will still buy from
~Mark Mc Cormack
However you say it, people buy from people they
like , know and trust.
―Entrepreneurship is not
necessarily about making a lot
of money. On the contrary, it’s
about turning what excites you
in life into capital, so that you
can do more of it and move
forward with it.‖
I couldn’t have said it better myself, Mr Branson!
―Remember: complexity is
your enemy. Any fool can make
Simplicity is at the core of who I am and what I do.
It is the thing that my clients are willing to pay the
most for the most.
―The key (to getting rich) I think,
is confidence. Confidence and
an unshakeable belief it can be
done and that you’re the one to
When you get right down to it, there is no magic
about getting rich.
―When you put your heart in it,
it can take you anywhere.‖
For me, these words represent the epitome of
passion because when I put my heart in something,
I’m sure to succeed against all odds!
―Happiness is a personal
choice. It’s not a gift from
anybody. Choose happiness
And live happily ever after!
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