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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: August 22nd, 2015, 4:42 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have a choice." ~ Dalai Lama

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: August 25th, 2015, 7:56 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"Sometimes it's not the pain that makes you suffer, it's your own negative thoughts that make things seem worse." ~ Unknown

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: August 25th, 2015, 8:35 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on." ~ Zayn Malik

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: December 3rd, 2015, 8:19 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, But no one can walk it for you." ~ Rumi

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: March 3rd, 2016, 1:16 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you are tiny matters compared to what lies inside you." ~ Unknown

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: December 27th, 2016, 2:47 pm
by SecretAgentMan
Sorry I've been away for so long folks. Here's a little more motivation and inspiration for you. I hope you are doing well!

"You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you." ~ Josh Shipp

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: January 29th, 2017, 2:27 pm
by SecretAgentMan
Today's words of wisdom come to us from Socrates:

"The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." ~ Socrates

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 9:36 am
by SecretAgentMan
"You cannot control the waves, but you can learn how to surf." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: March 12th, 2017, 12:03 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." ~ John Wooden

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: April 23rd, 2017, 6:45 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them they have been fooled." ~ Mark Twain

I bring this quote up because we all adopt limiting beliefs about ourselves. What do I mean? Take the example of the 'unsolvable math problem'. It is a true story from UC Berkley in 1939. A graduate student in a statistics class arrived late one day and saw two problems up on the board. He jotted them down and mistook them for homework. He turned his work in when he was completed solving them and apologized to his professor for taking so long as he found the problems more difficult than normal. His professor excitedly contacted the student a few days later when he finally got a chance to review the student's work. What the student did not realize was that the two problems up on the board were not homework problems, but examples of unsolvable proofs.

The student did not have any limiting beliefs about himself nor was he intimidated by the problems because he went in believing that they were normal homework problems. How many of us would find creative and innovative ways to overcome the curve balls life throws at us if we didn't have any limiting beliefs about how hard it would be or if it were even possible? Think about that the next time you hear that little doubting, nagging voice from within that says, "What's the use?" Many limiting beliefs we adopt are great examples of us being fooled. Now resolve to do the hard work. Realize you have been fooled and unlearn what you have learned. Look at your problems and the world itself with fresh eyes, as though for the very first time. What is possible? Anything! :)

Unsolvable math problem source: http://www.snopes.com/college/homework/unsolvable.asp

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: June 17th, 2017, 10:25 am
by SecretAgentMan
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~ Jimmy Dean

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: August 16th, 2017, 7:33 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." ~ Paul Brandt

Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

PostPosted: September 17th, 2017, 6:49 pm
by SecretAgentMan
"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." ~ Steve Furtick