When in the company of your best friend, you can fully be yourself – without having to wonder about what others may think of you. And that’s where so much of the fun in a friendship arises from. Similarly, no one has ever those absolutely funny and hilarious moments with their bosses or other acquaintances. For this reason, having a best friend can prove to be the source of a lot of unforgettably funny experiences.
The question whether we fail or not largely depends upon our own determination. Yes, there are some failures that simply cannot be avoided. In most cases, however, we alone can influence our chances of success. What Og Mandino wants to point out is that we need the mental strength to keep going, no matter how severe the opposition. Equipped with this kind of attitude, failure will not be able to overtake us, as we will persevere until success is achieved.
In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm! -Sean Morey
You may have never thought of this, but all of us spend a great deal of our time building relationships with people. It goes without saying that friends and friendship in general take a vital part in life of any person. You probably don’t remember the name of your kindergarten teacher, but you can recall who your best friend was back in the time you were in a kindergarten. What’s more, this kid may still be your best buddy. So take your chance and tell your BFF how much you value his presence in your life with the help of cool quotes.
Thomas A. Edison points out how significantly our own attitude towards failure influences our thinking and behavior. He encourages us not to think of ourselves as losers just because we have failed countless times. Instead, Edison highlights the importance of perseverance. Just imagine what had happened if Edison had only tried 999 times until he gave up: he would not have invented the first commercially viable light bulb.
Another important aspect to consider is that you will make mistakes sooner or later. But do not allow your fear of failure to stop you from living your dreams. One characteristic that most, if not all, successful people have in common is that they failed over and over again. What makes them so different and special is their attitude towards mistakes and failures. Instead of allowing mistakes to stop them from what they are doing, they continue. They don’t tell themselves, “I’m a failure, I always fail,” but instead they have developed this fantastic curiosity that tells them, “Another failure? Fantastic, I found another way how it should not be done.” They understand that mistakes provide essential knowledge that helps them in the future, without which they might not even be able to succeed.
A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author unknown
The message of Clement Stone is clear: have an ambitious goal and shoot for it. If you miss the goal, you’ll still have achieved something. The quote also indicates that even if things don’t go as planned they can still turn out to be a success. This means for us that we have to be willing to make adaptations as we go along. Without this flexibility we will focus too much of our attention on the fact that we did not reach the moon, while we have already landed on an amazing star.
“Here's an idea, Rosie. Why don't you just tell Alex how you feel? Why don't you just finally get all of those feelings out in the open, and clear your messed-up little head? At least then he'll know that you're not going over not because you don't care about him, but that in fact you love him, more than he knows, but that you need to stay here for Katie. Then that will put the ball in his court. He can make the decision whether to come to you or not.”
“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named "Bush", "Dick", and "Colin." Need I say more?”
So here is my challenge: If you are annoyed at work at least try to grab one of these quotes about positivity at work and think about it once a day. Treat it as a habit, a positive thought for the day at work. When you finish with the above section of quotes why not try some of these work quotes or these achievement quotes, both of which will hopefully give you a tiny bit more inspiration to accomplish great things in your career. And if your career is at a dead end, they may give you the inspiration to follow your passion and get a job you love, not hate.
I think connecting to a character is like connecting to any human being - either you like them or you don't. You might not be able to list the reasons why you love your best friend or what attracted you to them; it's just something that you feel - a connection, an understanding, or a curiosity that makes you want to get to know them. Katherine Waterston
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