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Quotes and Interview with Seth Godin

“The number one way I found to attract people was to help them connect with their dreams.” ~Seth Godin

 

 

“First of all, people give an unfair amount of credibility to someone who is standing on a stage or who is writing a blog or has written a book or otherwise put himself in front of them.”

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Wise words by Albert Einstein

“I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart. In the face of all this, I have never lost a sense of distance and the need for solitude.”

Albert Einstein From “The World As I See It” (1930)

How to maintain high self esteem by Steve Pavlina

You can’t become jealous if you maintain high self esteem.

If you begin to feel jealous or envious of others, do not try to control, manipulate, or negotiate with them to appease these feelings. That is a childish and ineffective approach. You will only encourage people to lie to you and hide things from you so they can avoid having to deal with your “Poor me… I’m not good enough… make me feel better about myself” script.

Instead, focus on setting and achieving your own goals. Start with the basics such as simple physical goals (like specific exercise targets) to restore a sense of self control, and then gradually build towards self mastery. Rebuild your sense of self-worth and confidence by asserting control over how you use your time and how you maintain your space. Restore order, cleanliness, and neatness to your home, your workplace, and your body. Create an environment that reinforces the belief that you’re in control and that you’re responsible.

The belief that you are not enough will simply attract proof of such. Prove to yourself that you are enough, not by seeking validation from others but by creating the evidence for yourself. Strive each day to grow towards your potential. If you do that, then others will tend to respect you more, and other high self esteem people will want to connect with you. Hence you will seldom have cause to feel jealous or alone; you will graduate from this problem and move on to more interesting challenges.

~ Steve Pavlina

Find the red line.

“The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly.” ~Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod
via www.brainpickings.org

You are you, and I am I. Fritz Perls quotes

«I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.»

(Fritz Perls, 1969)

«I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.»

«Learning is the discovery that something is possible.»

«Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.»

«To mature means to take responsibility for your life, to be on your own. Psychoanalysis fosters the infantile state by considering that the past is responsible for the illness.»

«…nobody can stand truth if it is told to him. Truth can be tolerated only if you discover it yourself because then, the pride of discovery makes the truth palatable.»

«You cannot achieve happiness. Happiness happens and is a transitory stage. Imagine how happy I felt when I got relief from bladder pressure. How long did that happiness last?»

«The only difference between the wise man and the fool is that the wise man knows he is playing.»

Quotations about passion. September.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.   ~Albert Einstein

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you. ~ T. Alan Armstrong

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about. ~ Steve Pavlina

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~ Arthur Buddhold

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs. ~ Steve Pavlina

The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. ~ Yves Saint Laurent

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~

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