"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
"Anybody can be happy, but to make oneself unhappy needs to be learned."
"If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along."
Wayne W. Dyer (via simply-quotes)
"As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better."
Steve Maraboli (via justbesplendid)
"If you would like to accomplish something you must first expect it from yourself."
"By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired."
Franz Kafka (via bassington)
"There is a mystery here; Can anything happen to you for which you’re not ready? I look back now on certain things that at the time seemed to be real disasters, but the results turned out to be the structuring of a really great aspect of my life and career. So what can you say? If you follow your bliss, you’ll have your bliss, whether you have money or not. If you follow money, you may lose money, and then you don’t have even that. The secure way is really the insecure way and the way in which the richness of the quest accumulates is the right way."
Joseph Campbell, (via mukasisanyu)
"Belief in yourself is revealed in the smallest and most personal of details. In the privacy of your own being, when you say that you’ll be good to yourself, are you? When you resolve to be kind to others, or set more effective boundaries, do you? Do you trust yourself to act with grace, no matter what the circumstances? Those small moments with yourself are the source of your ability to believe in anything - and everything."
"You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future, you have to trust in something your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even if it leads you off the well worn path, and that will make all the difference."
Steve Jobs (via sunshinesoul8)
"Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness."