I don’t know about you, but we love life quotes. We love these pearls of wisdom. They cause us to reflect. They allow us to understand that we are not alone in our experience of life. They sometimes provide us with new perspectives and help us see new truths.
There appears to be collective wisdom in these quotes. And what’s amazing is, they are timeless. Even in this fast paced world in which we live, these life quotes seem to present a sense of order and balance. They present a sense of connection. Maybe that’s the attraction to them. Maybe that’s their magic.
As coaches, we know the power of great coaching quotes. They capture so much, so well and express it so beautifully. They represent truths tested by time and tempered to endure. They help underscore our insight and sometimes help express our intuition. They provide a means of defining guiding principles by which we live and by which we coach. They remind us of whom we are. They celebrate our spirit.
Do life quotes have to be serious? No… not at all. As a matter of fact here’s what Oscar Wilde had to say about that: “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”
And here are some additional quotes from a few folks you may know of.
It's your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself
lightly and don't take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the
humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.
My wife, whenever I'd go off to work and I'd be kind of
anxious, she'll say, 'Remember, have fun.' Oh, I forgot, thanks for the
reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and
there's a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.
I think you should take your job seriously, but not
yourself - that is the best combination.
Okay I realize I got a little off track. But the point is great life quotes don’t have to be all heavy and serious.
And how about great coaching quotes? Here are a few of my favourites.
A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal
trainer does for your health and fitness.
I love to watch the rain slam
into the ground with wild abandon. It is a display of full commitment
to a purpose. Imagine if we were to live our lives that way.
Our attitude toward life determines life's
attitude towards us.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it…Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
We don't see things as they are, we see
them as we are.
Don’t you just love life quotes and great coaching quotes? Seems that once you start reading them you just want more. It’s not unlike eating potato chips. You can’t have just one.
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All that we are is the result of
What we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think, we become.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Life's failures are stepping stones to success.
Leap and the net will appear.
The future depends on what we do in the present.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his
ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being.
Tully C. Knoles
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Mary Kay Ash
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The present moment is the only moment available to us,
and it is the door to all moments.
Thich Nhat Hanh
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You may never know what results come from your action.
But if you do nothing, there will be no results.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world... as in being able to remake ourselves.
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