When you know your role in life, living makes sense because of clarity, and the loads become enjoyable to carry.
Moving islands in the ocean of sky.Beautiful white curtains in the sky,Veiling and unveiling portions, as time passes by.I watch clouds, when my mind feels clouded.
If all work and no play makes you dull,Then you’re on the wrong job.
The future starts within a second from now.The past was, within a second ago.
There are many things that you can avoid by just knowing something. Knowledge of self is the most notable knowledge I pursue. By knowing myself, I avoided dead dreams and a meaningless life.
A life without a vision is like a kite let loose; it is directed by the forces that be, never giving even the slightest of resistance to life’s pressures, eventually ending up far away from home (that comfortable place).
Change is a friend to a life with a vision, but an enemy to an aimless person.
I outwitted those that deliberately suppressed me not by retaliating, but by minding my own business, continuing the self-discovery journey and reinventing myself.
Look into my eyes andYou’ll see my mind.A tranquil city,That rebuilt itself and left the past behind.
Pain strengthens and failure teaches us the proper way to do things.
I wonder what will happen when you actually enjoy the pains that life gives us sometimes. You’ll be above them.
Personally, I think it is better for me to love myself and enjoy being me, than to please someone else by pretending to be someone I’m not.
You shouldn’t expect anyone to give you a vision. A vision is not given, it’s created, by you.
We are who we are, but we know who we are through our response to the changing world.
Some say they love you, but some actually “do” the loving. These are the ones that truly love you, because love is seen in actions.
It’s okay for someone to tell me who they think I am, but it’s not okay when they try to impose that idea on me.
Judging a person’s maturity by the number of years they’ve lived is misleading. This is because people mature at different rates.
Introspect.You know yourself more each day,Yet, you find out how little you know yourself too.
I’ve been through a lot, but I stayed true to who I am.
It is not the time that a person has lived that determines maturity, but what he does during that time.
Money doesn’t change you, it reveals you. Money is just an enabler, whatever a person chooses to do with it is a reflection of their character.
Hearts everywhere bear scars of one form of hurt or the other, and it is necessary to keep this in mind when trying to understand why a person is the way he or she is.
A single word spoken at an appropriate time can make someone feel loved, comforted or happier.
One of the most valuable gifts that a person can give (or receive) is a productive mentality. It is with a productive mentality that people change their lives for the better, in ways profound.
To achieve something, action is needed; but thoughtful and calculated action is better.
Thoughts can be such slippery things sometimes,Very hard to handle.But to a well-trained mind,They are easy to bind
Thoughts have the power,To change how you perceive the world around you,To inflict worry, or make peace abound too.
When you read a book and its words agree with what you think, your view of the world or your feelings at the time, you discover that there are people out there that think like you. That takes away a feeling of loneliness.
By worrying about what will happen next year or the year after, you are using up today’s time to do so.
A peaceful mind is a powerful mind…Set your mind at ease and take charge of yourself.
Let your hair loose, and enjoy the breeze.Go out into the woods and sit under trees,Do whatever it takes and set your mind at ease.
It is what you do about the fear you feel that sets you apart, to be a coward or a courageous person.
Fear of failure is deceptive.Don’t do it, you’ll fail, it says.Courage is inceptive.It’s where success starts.
Take one more step because it might be the last one needed.
Avoiding things that you deem unattainable on first sight will limit you.
We need work as much as we need rest; the two complement each other, one drawing power and enjoyability from the other. Rest is sweet after work, and work enjoyable after a good rest.
Education, possessions, or people cannot replace passion, but they are given meaning by your passion in life.
The days seem short, and time seems too little to do what you love.
There are billions of people in the world, and each one of them has their own view of reality.
People don’t act the way they do because of me. They just act out their own projection of reality, and so do I.
The real world is oftentimes different from what you expect it to be, what you think it to be, and what people might say it to be.
Your action plan is what you use to turn your dream into reality.
I’m strong beyond appearances reveal,But I’m human, and have weak moments still.
It is us who change. We grow stronger, and the problems appear less imposing.
Running away, avoiding life’s battles or giving up robs you of the opportunity to grow and be stronger.
I believe that if you can’t agree with how they think, then it’s better to learn from their difference.
Nobody alive today can tell me how much I am worth. I change that everyday.
I do not wish for anyone’s downfall. The world needs successful people. I just think of ways to add more value to myself, and wish that my adversaries would do the same.
My worth changes with every choice I make and every action I take. I can choose myself to uselessness or to being valuable.
Laziness is when you accede to the misconception that work is unnecessary.
There is an equation that I like to use when looking at my life’s progress:Current Worth – Past Worth = Progress or Regression
What constitutes worth? In short, I would say the valuable attributes you have in relation to how you can productively use them… All attributes have value, but they have worth if they are used productively.
If you have attributes that you could use less productively last year than you can this year (meaning you are more productive), then you have made progress. The opposite equates to regression.
What is their real problem? Is it the fear or is it what they do after feeling it?
A responsible person accepts the results of his choices, attributing blame or praise to himself; that is what makes you happy with the way you turned out.
Of course, competition against others is there, but it should serve to challenge you. To show you how well other people are competing against themselves.
By taking control of the present, you are choosing to alter the past you are making for yourself, and your future too.
People usually gossip about people they don’t quite understand, are jealous of, or have other negative feelings for.
Accept loyalty gratefully, and accept betrayal with a smile, knowing that it teaches you life lessons.
True happiness involves the freedom to be yourself.
Who can claim to know you more than you know yourself? You have been with yourself all your life, after all.
Some people like to spend their time watching and studying how other people spend their own time.
Just being yourself is the easiest thing you can do. It doesn’t take much effort.
Accept changes in others, as much as you would want them to accept changes in you.
Asking why you should retaliate often solves the problem better than retaliation itself.
Trust is hard to gain, but it is even harder to regain once lost.
If you can’t find a good enough reason to do something, then why do it?
Silence, when correctly timed, can speak multitudes of words to a person, without any extra effort on your part.
People talk and people listen, but very few care enough to help.
Don’t turn a blind eye to those that empathize; that care when no one else does, because it could lead to a very satisfying and meaningful relationship, with profound levels of loyalty.
Be a control freak and people will avoid you. Live and let live, and people will get closer to you and do the same for you.
People might talk, but minding them will not solve your problems. Thinking and then doing solves problems.
Nonetheless, I know where I’m coming from,I’ve got an idea on where I’m going,And with the way things are going,I’m just glad to be me.
A gift freely given,I did not ask to be in this state: living.
They say live it how you want toOr else someone else will.This is my life, and I willLive it.
Some are interested in the mysterious, but lose interest once they think they know you.
Lack teaches you the importance of what you are lacking.
We all have skeletons in our closets, but if you see someone who still loves you despite knowing about them, then that person is a true friend.
I think that by fearing death, you are actually fearing life because it is a part of life. People are born and people die.
If you look at it, life is like one big series of lessons, that starts the moment we are born.
As soon as you start wanting something, then your eyes can see; your mind will be open to identify all the possible ways of obtaining it.
Goals are set in life to enable concentrated and directed effort to be employed toward a desired end. Without goals, it will be easy to derail, and it will also be hard to track progress.
… if you keep an open mind, life will show you a way out of your problems.
Your opposition is the most powerful tool you can use to rise up.
Words are more forgettable, but the emotional effects they have on the person hearing them stay engraved in his or her memory.
Not knowing what to do with your life is a painful thing.
It is the attention we give to bad situations that stops us from getting out of them.
By not making your own choices, you give up power to change your life.
The only thing worse than not getting there is not starting the journey because you are still thinking about how to start it. Just start.
In life, most decisions are a case of let go to get.
Nothing is finished unless it is started. So just start where you are.
The only excuse for not improving yourself is not taking the time and effort to.
… a door shuts in my face, but my face is already looking at another door, wondering when that one will close too and how many good things I would have gotten out of it when it does.
Freedom to be yourself is among the most valuable freedoms I know.
Doors close. That’s life, but they don’t necessarily have to hit my nose, and leave me hanging and shocked every time they do.
The boundaries of your abilities are set by no one else but yourself, ultimately, and it is up to you when they will be pushed.
No one is perfect and we all make mistakes, but not all of us admit to mistakes made.
The good don’t masquerade their goodness, they just are.
What inspires you to do what you do is the reason why you persist, even in the face of trouble.
If you emit positive energy, even people who don’t like you will not be negative when around you.
If you are humble enough to admit to your flaws then you are capable of correcting them.
Not many abilities are inherent. Most are acquired through patient practice, and those that are inherent are enhanced and utilized through practice too.
Persistence is key when you want to achieve. You can’t afford to quit just because you don’t feel good about failure.
The joy of success outweighs whatever negativity you might get from failing a couple of times.
One of the most liberating things a person can do is to admit that he or she is human and is flawed.
What they say doesn’t matter because it can be lies, but it’s what they do that matters because it always speaks truth.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but it doesn’t mean that they are right and you should listen to them.
Do not blindly accept anyone’s definition of your life and define it yourself.
Today is nothing but a snapshot of a place I’ve been, but not the place I’ll always be.
You can always learn to do more than you can at any point in your life.
Great things often start out small, and only open minds can perceive their inception.
Idleness is seductive.Just relax and do nothing, it says.
If you don’t mind them and accept that they don’t like you, you’ll see that you won’t return the negativity.
You only know how you feel, and you can only guess how others feel.
And I know that I’m not perfect,But this path feels perfect.
There are times when you have to do things for yourself, not because no one else can do it, but because no one else can do it to the degree you want.
Just don’t waste time trying to change what you can’t.
So much done and so much learned, but so much more to do and see, and learn.
You change the future by taking control of the present. Know how to use your minutes and hours.
Your destiny is shaped in your moments of decision.
Those that know where they are going will not take any path they see in front of them, but they will take the one that goes in the direction they want.
I love travel, it promotes open-mindedness, and I believe that the interactions you have as you go places and meet people all sharpen the mind.
Great things often come from actions and decisions taken by others, that are deemed wild, stupid or unreasonable at the time, but later prove to be very useful.
Originality of mind untainted,And enthusiasm for life, unlimited.
Changes occur and expectations change. Reality brings new possibilities, while destroying some too. It’s true: the future is uncertain.
No one knows the future, but the present offers clues and hints on its direction.
What you do now will be in the past right after you do it.
In fact, mistakes are life’s way of teaching us the right way to do things.
It is not something you can tell by looking at a person, but trust is always being increased or decreased as you interact with a person.
The hardest part about moving on is — not looking back.
The whole point in moving forward is to leave things behind. Once you look back, you stop moving forward. Understanding this makes you move on easier.
I tell her that the best thing to do when you fall is to get up,And she is up, so she’s moving in the right direction.
Life has a way of filling up one’s time with many different things to do. So much so that you turn a blind eye to the things that really matter.
You have to know yourself enough to be able to choose friends that you will be compatible with.
Age doesn’t determine maturity. It’s the depth of life that does, not its duration.
We all have special attributes that are of value to someone. Find your place of value. You are never useless. You just need to find your place.
Well, I think the first thing to do when trying to let go of the past is to accept it. Denial only delays the problem for later. Deal with it now.
Comfortable in my own skin,I’m madly in love with myself.
When a person works towards a goal, he or she immediately creates two possible scenarios or outcomes; namely success and failure.
There’s no point in being an unhappy success, and there’s not much sense in being a happy failure either.
Most good decisions that a person make are a result of reflection and the will to change.
As days are numbered and life is short, why waste days feeling bad for yourself?
Time changes things; rather, a person’s action over the passage of time changes things.
To make mistakes is to live, because no one is born knowing everything.
Now,Because I put you in the past,My life is like:A path paved,Fit for your feet.Now other women walk on it;And not one of them fits.Walking crooked, on a path that’s straight.I watch them.They don’t even have your gait.
I feel relieved, reborn, I’m me again.Free from heartbreak, that strong yet invisible chain,That stymied me from living again.
Learn from all, but copy none and just be yourself.
Letting someone control your life for you and decide what you will be is a sure way of creating things to regret on the day of reckoning.
You can never rightly judge another person’s life because as a person, you only know the truth, with certainty, of your own experiences.
Yes, it will all end one day; but today is worth living.
I’m alive now, but I don’t know if I will be tomorrow. The state of being alive is not guaranteed, but should I let that stop me from living?
It is important to note that a transitional phase has to be uncomfortable for you to move on to the next stage, lest procrastination stymies you.
Acceptance.Good and bad,Fortune and misfortune,Pleasure and pain,I want it all,Because it’s mine.
There will never be another day such as this one, with all the variables of life combining in such a way to form this opportunity. So don’t let it go, grab it.
Just be yourself and live life, because no one knows with surety what we are doing here on Earth. Some might guess, but that doesn’t mean their opinions are correct.
When times get tough and your path gets rough, just hold on. You’ll get there soon enough.
Your perception of your dream changes as you walk toward it.
The road might seem long,But the joy of arriving makes it all worth it.All I have to do is be strong.
The difficulties of life don’t stop attacking your self-worth and self-confidence, you just have to repair and fortify every time. Recall and recite it; tell yourself what you are worth.
It takes more to abstain than to err, more to avoid mistakes than to make mistakes; but the good thing is that it gets better with practice.
When instinct speaks, listen to it. It might be the next push you need to reach greater heights.
Someone or something that wastes your time, makes you lose a part of your life. One you can never get back.
I’m not afraid of heights,I actually want to go higher.
Problems come few and far between in the life of a proactive person.
Most problems can be effectively dealt with before they are in full swing.
It is when life pushes you down that you learn to get up and go higher.
Any empathic person who knows how valuable time is will think twice before wasting another person’s time, because losing time is losing a part of your life.
Certain aspects of dying are still a mystery to me now, but as I grow and study life more, the end of my life becomes more of a certain truth.
The struggle hurts now but will be sweet in times of retrospect.
I don’t judge a person by the place he or she is. I’m more interested in where that person is going, and the steps they are taking to get there.
I can’t think of a better way to revenge someone who tried to break you,Than to live and love life more without them.
Hearts may break, and relationships end, but life goes on. You can’t stop life’s motion; it’s either you let life pass you by or you go with it’s motion.
Without habitual self-examination, you can be hypocritical, but not see it.
We all have dreams; things we want to achieve, to have or to own, to be or to see.
Independence and free thought is what makes a person grow. By giving people the freedom and space to figure out who they are and be that, you give them the power to grow.