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  1. Reclaim Your Balance & Vitality!
  2. Get More Confidence & Authenticity!
  3. Love Your Feelings & Emotions!
  4. Why Not Get Organized?
  5. Happier Love & Relationships
  6. Start Thinking Bigger!
  7. Seize Your Vision, Goals & Take Action!
  8. Grow Your Wisdom & Spirituality
  9. Boost Your Work & Career!
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1. Balance & Vitality!

Be afraid not of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

— Chinese Proverb

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.

— Marsha Doble

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

— Proverb (unknown)

Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself.

— St. Francis de Sales

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

— Albert Einstein

Something’s got to give. Don’t let it be you.

— Stever Robbins

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

— Chinese Proverb

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.

— Shirley MacLaine

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

— Bob Dylan

There is no such thing as ‘Achieving Balance’ because if you do, it is only momentary. The important thing to know is whether you’re moving ‘towards’ or ‘away from’ Balance.

— Emma-Louise Elsey

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2. Confidence & Authenticity!

Too often we don’t trust our own deepest truth; it makes us feel too vulnerable or it seems incongruous with the person we think we are or must be.

— Emily Hanlon

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.

— Louisa May Alcott

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

— Dr. Seuss

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Where do you need to think for yourself? When we begin to cultivate awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we begin to see just how much we live according to other people’s and society’s beliefs and actions. Don’t get upset by this. Just get in touch with how you really think and feel inside and begin to express your authenticity.

— Alan Keightley

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

— Max Lucado

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3. Feelings & Emotions

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

— Joseph F. Newton

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The heart is wiser than the intellect.

— Josiah G. Holland

Guilt is defined as internalized anger over perceived and unwanted obligations.

— Lloyd J. Thomas

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

— Paul Boese

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

— Maya Angelou

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

— Helen Keller

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

— Dr. Seuss

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

— Ambrose Redmoon

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4. Get Organized!

It is not important to be successful at what you undertake, but rather to undertake what you’d like to succeed at.

— Wajdi Mouawad

The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.

— Dawson Trotman

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.

— A.A. Milne

We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, we have left undone those things that we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

— Charles E. Hummel

How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.

— David Norris

The successful man is the average man, focused.

— Source Unknown

Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.

— Betsy Jacobson

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.

— Thomas Merton

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

— Charles Buxton

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

— Og Mandino

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5. Love & Relationships!

If you make a choice that doesn’t please your mate, your friends, your mother, or whoever, the world will not fall apart – the people who truly love you want you to love yourself.

— Oprah Winfrey

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

— Joseph F. Newton

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

When you do not require a person to show up as you imagine you need them to be, then you can drop expectation. Then you love them exactly as they are. Yet this can only happen when you love your Self exactly as you are

— Neale Donald Walsch

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

— Lao Tzu

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

— Paul Boese

A true friend is someone who thinks you’re a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

— Bernard Meltzer

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

— Dr. Seuss

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

— Saint Francis de Sales

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

— Mother Teresa

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6. Thinking Bigger!

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.

— John le Carre

The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people.

— E.B. White

A Short History of Medicine:
2000 B.C. – “Here, eat this root.”
1000 B.C. – “That root is heathen, say this prayer.”
1850 A.D. – “That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.”
1940 A.D. – “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.”
1985 A.D. – “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.”
2000 A.D. – “That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.”
Everything moves in cycles…

— Unknown

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

— Aristotle

We move from the illusion of certainty, to the certainty of illusion

— John Bradshaw

We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women.

— Naomi Wolf

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.

— E.B. White

It may make your blood boil and your mind may not be changed, but the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. It is essential for our democracy.

— Barack Obama

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

— Sir Francis Bacon

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

— Max Lucado

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7. Vision, Goals & Taking Action!

Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.

— R. Allen

It is not important to be successful at what you undertake, but rather to undertake what you’d like to succeed at.

— Wajdi Mouawad

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

— Og Mandino

We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.

— Francis Bacon

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.

— Helen Keller

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.

— Steve Brown

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

— Gloria Steinem

If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said faster horses.

— Henry Ford

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare

— Japanese Proverb

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8. Wisdom & Spirituality

We move from the illusion of certainty, to the certainty of illusion

— John Bradshaw

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

— E.B. White

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself.

— St. Francis de Sales

Sometimes being kind means being tough with ourselves. Sometimes it means saying ‘No’ to ourselves or to others. And sometimes it means saying ‘Yes’ to difficult decisions and actions. Look within – the answers to what is truly kind to yourself are always to be found in pausing, a deep breath and a connection with our deepest selves.

— Emma-Louise Elsey

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but to move through it to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites.

— James Hollis

Sometimes happiness is only a sadness away.

— Anthony McIlwain

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

— Sir John Lubbock

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

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9. Work & Career!

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

— Elbert Hubbard

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

— Bob Dylan

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.

— John Foster Dulles

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.

— Steve Brown

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

— Proverb (unknown)

Avoid committees and consensus in developing big, distinctive business model advantages. Individuals have big, distinctive ideas; committees and consensus turn big, distinctive ideas into mundane ideas.

— Robert J. Herbold

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.

— Arland Gilbert

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

— Harold Thurman Whitman

It is not important to be successful at what you undertake, but rather to undertake what you’d like to succeed at.

— Wajdi Mouawad

(One for the girls) I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

— Gloria Steinem

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