I collect quotes since I was five years old – my mother and I have always found happiness through our shared love. I found out early on that quotes can change your overall mood, perspective and mood. They anchored me and brought me peace. I would even go so far as to say that during the various traumas, when I was afraid for the future, I could save myself by repeating myself.
I still look at the wisdom that I have learned from authors, philosophers and great thinkers perspective. Here are 11 quotes that encourage you to live more fully and effectively this year:
1. "Tell me, what are your plans for your only wild and precious life?" – Mary Oliver
Yes. There is only one. We forget that. We even wait until life begins. Do you maximize your unique visit to this earth? Spend it? is valuable . How can you be the liveliest, even … wild version of yourself? The world is big and YOU – your existence – is also great.
. 2 "On Judgment Day, a person is held accountable for every admissible thing he might have enjoyed, but not." – The Talmud
I love this quote! What do not you like ? What do you take for granted or skip because you are in a bad mood? What do not you see and experience completely? The purpose of life is joy.
3. "The whole future lies in the uncertainty: live immediately." – Seneca
Real conversation. In the face of this memory, fear disappears. There is no certainty for a next year. Why are you waiting to be fulfilled, contented, adventurous? The future is guaranteed to anyone . We have no idea how many days we stayed on planet Earth. This day is your life !
. 4 "A ship in the harbor is safe, but ships are not built for that." – John A. Shedd
This illustrates how we play small and safe for fear of harm. But that's why we do not live! The purpose of life is not to get away with it. Are you in the harbor or at sea – where should you be?
. 5 "The definition of hell: on your last day on earth, the person you could have will meet the person you have become." – Anon
This quote makes me think of the little line between the dates that will one day appear on our gravestones. Small. Undramatic. And yet – everything. What are you doing with your shot? How will you feel in 20, 30, 40 years? What are you doing to regret your life? Do you use your talents and abilities and act according to your dreams? Are you living the most complete version of your life or a shadow version of it? Do you live the experiences that you know they are waiting for you?
. 6 You have a brain in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you want, you're on your own, and you know what you know, and you'll be decide where to go … "- Dr. med. Seuss
Yep. They have all power. Your head. Your feet. Your way. Other people can go with you, but nobody else can do it for you. You are 100 percent responsible for your life. And what a relief that is.
. 7 "When we wait until we're done, we wait for the rest of our lives." – Lemony Snicket
All you need is the courage to say yes to life. Here's a little secret: Nobody ever feels ready. They just do the damn thing anyway.
. 8 "Stop acting so small, you are the universe in ecstatic movement." – Rumi
You were born with greatness in you. Stop apologizing. Stop being small. Like any other being, they are part of this beautiful universe. They should be here. Enjoy your time around this rock, orbiting the sun in this infinite universe. Just remembering what we are about can astonish and awaken us. Watch the stars for 20 seconds at night.
. 9 "Close all your escape routes, burn up your entire Plan Bs, and get busy doing that dream for which only you were created." – Robin Sharma
The secret of many successes lies in what only you can do. What is your unique thing? I found out all of my true strengths that drove my passion with my side-effects.
10th "Everything is possible if you have enough nerves." – J.K. Rowling
action wins. Beliefs Where to apply more nerves? Try it. I dare you. Ask someone. Go Gold with this salary increase. Start this passion project and watch how your business takes off. If you just do it, you're probably scared.
. 11 "I do not like to play, but if there's something I want to bet on, it's me." – Beyoncé
You are your highest good. It has always been you and always will be. All right, Queen Bey.
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Susie Moore is a columnist for Greatist's Life Coach and Trust Coach in New York City. Sign up for free wellness tips on their website and visit the latest "No Regrets" section every Tuesday.