Courage isn't the absence of fear, but a decision that what we want is more important than what we are afraid of.
To understand ourself, we must understand our "selves," or the parts of us that motivate our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors.
Selfish is caring for ourselves at others' expense ... Self-care is taking care of ourselves so that we can be there for others.
Nothing will sabotage our happiness and success more thoroughly than the fear that we are not enough.
To change any aspect of our life we must be willing to change our mind... Unfortunately, that is the one thing most people are the least willing to do.
The way to encourage people to be accountable is to engage the responsible, accountable, trustworthy part of their brain.
Until we become clear about our own worth and value, we will forever be searching for it in the eyes of others.
As long as we define stress as how some person or situation is making us feel, we will have to change the world around us to find peace of mind.
When we take care of ourselves like we would take care of someone we love, the quality of our living and our giving goes up.
Never define people or situations in terms of their effect on you, unless you want to give them the power to make you feel that way.
We can't always choose how we feel. We can, however, choose what we do about it, which ironically can change how we feel!
In our lives, we can either be a reflection of the world around us . . . or a beam that enlightens the lives of others.
Stress is an indicator of our belief in the value and validity of our worries and fears.
We've all heard that in life, when one door is closed, another is opened. Unfortunately, many of us are so focused on the darkness left by what has been lost, we never see the light coming through the newly opened door.
The act of giving is simply a behavior, and the gift merely a symbol. It is the energy behind both that will determine their impact on our lives.
Regardless of the problem, as long as our solution requires someone else to change, we will never know the power and promise of self-determination.
All connections are infused with dreams of what is possible in the future. Thus, when we lose something or someone important to us, we aren't just grieving the loss, we are grieving the shattered dream.
When we engage people positively, we create a receptive platform for the ideas and information we wish to communicate.
There are only three things we 'have to' do in this world we have to be born, we have to die, and we have to live until we die. Everything else is a choice!
One key to successful relationships is learning to say "no" without guilt, so that you can say "yes" without resentment.
Many of us go from being taken care of as children to taking care of others as adults. Shouldn't there be a time when we learn to take care of ourselves?
Creating a meaningful life has less to do with how we feel about our past than what we do about our future.
But if your work is your art, a personal reflection of who you are, the only person who can do that better than you, is a future you.
Realistic optimism allows us to experience the best until we have to deal with the worst ... which often, never comes.
You can't use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It's like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can't be the energy behind a successful solution.
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