Life Changing Quotes for Inspiration

Life Changing Quotes
At my lowest ebb I felt completely broken, full of fearful thoughts that seemed to limit my every action.  In fact, my joy for life had been overtaken by a downward spiral of stress related illness. For me, the key to recovery did not lie in taking pills or medicines. I new that I needed to discover how I had allowed myself to fall so low. I new my mind had become a trap which had shaped my life through growing fear. Over time, this fear steadily killed off all my previous joy for life.  Also, chronic stress had allowed me to fall into bad thinking habits.  Finally, under constant stress, my mind became stuck in a very negative loop. Over a long period, I had allowed anxious and fearful thoughts to rule and reshape my life.
So, the journey to change my life from the inside out had begun. In time armed with new knowledge, I learned to use a wide range of powerful tools. These techniques helped me become more self-aware and also to manage destructive thoughts and emotions. These powerful methods included mindfulness practice, meditation, affirmations and progressive muscle relaxation about which I have written many posts.
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The Rocket Fuel for Change

However, there was one tool that acted like rocket fuel which helped me super charge my personal transformation from fearfulness to fulfillment.
I used the power of life changing quotes to keep me inspired and focused on the positive future I wanted to re-create.
The rocket fuel that helped propel my personal change was using life changing quotes to inspire positive emotions.
I literally learned to flood my mind with positive thoughts every day.  For me, this allowed me to shift the balance away from fearful and negative thinking towards the future me I wanted to develop.
Below are just a few life changing quotes that helped me put a smile on my face and gave me courage to keep moving forward to leave fear and anxiety far behind.

Life Changing Quotes – Optimism and Courage

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“Optimism is essential to achievement and is also the foundation for courage and true progress.” – Nicholas Butler

For me, a daily dose of positivity is a great way to build feelings of optimism. In turn, the more optimistic you feel about your future, the more courage you can build to take action in new and exciting ways. Therefore, learn to do something every day that makes you feel excited, inspired and uplifted.  Getting a daily dose of positive emotions is not only good for you health but also good for overcoming fear of the unknown.

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. The more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let it run me.” – Arianna Huffington

For me, these two life quotes capture the starting point for making change in life. In order to change we often need to build a little courage.which is possible when we become more optimistic. The simple act of smiling and getting excited about a new activity can help us overcome fear. When we overcome fear even for a moment we can then take some small actions to move us forward.
Then, small steps forward make us feel happier about ourselves and we strengthen our courage as our optimism and positive attitude grow. Just like going to the gym, we need to regularly flex our ‘fearless muscle’.  Just like our body, the more we exercise our muscles the stronger they become. Our mind is just like another muscle that needs regular exercise to build strength.
So, find ways to build your optimism and kick fear to touch. I have added a list of links at the end of this post that may help with this.

Life Changing Quotes – Inspiration

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“There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Dale Carnegie

I was able to dig myself out of a very deep hole of anguish, fear and anxiety by searching out new sources of inspiration everyday. Reading great life quotes helped my flood my mind with positive ideas to build my optimism and courage. Everyday, I watched at least one comedy or funny video clip that made me laugh. Laughing floods your brain with powerful neuro-chemicals that make you feel happy. So, build the habit of regular laughter into your life.

Life Changing Quotes – Self-Esteem

In this age of social media, we seem even more prone to the negative impact of other peoples view of us. That’s why caring for ourselves and building our own self esteem and self-worth is vital for well-being.

Life Changing Quotes

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” -Maxwell Maltz

Maxwell Maltz was a cosmetic surgeon who worked with many thousands of patients. He noticed that despite improving the outward appearance of clients, many still had very poor self-image and self-esteem after their operations.  So, despite improving peoples outwards appearance, he recognized that our self-image and self-esteem comes as much from our mind as it does from the outside appearance. He wrote a ground-breaking book called Psycho Cybernetics back in 1960 which which outlined his views on the power of the mind in forming our self-image.

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

This quote is one of my all time favorites as it was a real game changer in my life. It reminded me that I had allowed my mindset to focus on everything that had gone wrong. This focus on the negative outcomes created overwhelming fear and anxiety about the future. By shifting my focus into the ‘now’, I was able to get excited about the little successes that were building a positive future.

Life Changing Quotes  – Self-Awareness

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“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung.

Being able to look inside our mind is the first step to self-awareness.  Then, with self-awareness we become mindful of our thoughts and emotions and how they shape every aspect of our beliefs and how we choose to live our lives. With time and patience, we can learn to reshape our beliefs about what is limiting our life so that transformation can occur. If you are interested in understanding how you can change your life, I have put a list of related posts at the end of this post.

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindu Proverb

I love these quotes because they encapsulate why life quotes can be life changing.. By dwelling on positive words and images each day, we can feed our mind and flood it with inspiring thoughts and ideas. Over time, it becomes very apparent that all change first starts as thoughts and then feelings, emotions and finally actions.  The human mind is astounding in it’s complexity. The more we look inside, the more we can learn to harness it’s power to shape and change every aspect of our life.

We all yearn for a future that may be somehow different to what it is now. One of the vital aspects for change is finding a source of inspiration that can give you an emotional boost every day. For me, life quotes are a great way to give you a positive mental shift to feel positive and motivated about change. If you are interested in exploring these ideas, read some of the related posts below.

Here are some related posts you may help you to make positive change in your life…

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8 Things I Did to Change My Life Forever

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8 Simple Steps to Creating Happiness

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