10 Game-changing Quotes – Day 248 of 365 Days to a Better You

Motivational and inspirational quotes have been a mainstay in my personal development regimen for a long time. I love the challenge of generating original quotes and affirmations and sharing them with others.

However, I never grow tired of finding new quotes to inspire my thinking and encourage positive action in my life. Here are 10 quotes from others that have inspired me over the  years. May they inspire you today as well!

Ray

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10 Game-changing Quotes

  1. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”     ~ Joseph Campbell
  2. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”  ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
  3. “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
  4.  “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.” ~ Anais Nin
  5. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”  ~ Napoleon Hill
  6. “When you go into a garden, do you look at thorns or flowers? Spend more time with roses and jasmine .” ~ Rumi
  7. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” ~Ben Franklin
  8. “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa
  9. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein
  10. “We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” ~Marianne Williamson

Be the Architect of Your Life – Day 55 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today’s Affirmation:

I am the architect of my life and my dreams!

R. Buckminster Fuller, or “Bucky Fuller” as he was known to his friends, was an inventor, thinker, and futurist. He was one of those rare visionaries who was able to see clearly beyond “what is” to “what can be”.

One of my favorite of his many wonderful quotes is, “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”

It’s easy to see the wisdom in a quote like that and equally probable that we gloss over it without realizing the significance of it.

We ARE architects of the future. You can easily substitute life, career, relationships, experiences, or potential in place of future. For we are, the architects of it all. We are constantly creating each of these spheres of our existence.

The second part of the quote – “not its victims – is also powerful. We sometimes go through our lives acting as though we are passengers on a bus that we have no control over. We develop a mindset that tells us that circumstances and experiences “just happen” to us randomly. Few things could be further from the truth.

The fact is – whether we are attentive or inattentive to it – we are driving the bus. It’s what we came here to do.

Carl Jung had a wonderful quote about this way of looking at events. He said, “When an inner situation is not made conscious it appears outside as fate.”

The fact that you often create unconsciously rather than consciously does not negate your role as the architect, producer, director – pick your term – of your life. The goal is to bring more and more of that creation into the conscious sphere so that you can drive your life in the directions that make sense for you.

So, here is today’s task. Think of three opportunities or situations that you want to manifest or more fully manifest in your life. Write them down and place them in strategic places around your life where they will constantly be in front of you. For each situation, list the steps that will help you create that situation in your life. Finally, work consciously this week on ways to bring those circumstances about in your life.

Remember you ARE the architect in your life and you certainly are not its victim. Taking ownership will take you far.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Be the Architect of Your Life

Today’s Affirmation:

I am the architect of my life and my dreams!

R. Buckminster Fuller, or “Bucky Fuller” as he was known to his friends, was an inventor, thinker, and futurist. He was one of those rare visionaries who was able to see clearly beyond “what is” to “what can be”.

One of my favorite of his many wonderful quotes is, “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”

It’s easy to see the wisdom in a quote like that and equally probable that we gloss over it without realizing the significance of it.

We ARE architects of the future. You can easily substitute life, career, relationships, experiences, or potential in place of future. For we are, the architects of it all. We are constantly creating each of these spheres of our existence.

The second part of the quote – “not its victims – is also powerful. We sometimes go through our lives acting as though we are passengers on a bus that we have no control over. We develop a mindset that tells us that circumstances and experiences “just happen” to us randomly. Few things could be further from the truth.

The fact is – whether we are attentive or inattentive to it – we are driving the bus. It’s what we came here to do.

Carl Jung had a wonderful quote about this way of looking at events. He said, “When an inner situation is not made conscious it appears outside as fate.”

The fact that you often create unconsciously rather than consciously does not negate your role as the architect, producer, director – pick your term – of your life. The goal is to bring more and more of that creation into the conscious sphere so that you can drive your life in the directions that make sense for you.

So, here is today’s task. Think of three opportunities or situations that you want to manifest or more fully manifest in your life. Write them down and place them in strategic places around your life where they will constantly be in front of you. For each situation, list the steps that will help you create that situation in your life. Finally, work consciously this week on ways to bring those circumstances about in your life.

Remember you ARE the architect in your life and you certainly are not its victim. Taking ownership will take you far.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race.  He’s the author of the breakthrough novel Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

The Freedom to Think for Yourself

Today’s affirmation is:
I empower myself to think for myself.

the_thinker.jpgWhen I hear the positive thinking gurus – many of whom I hold in high esteem – speak on their topic, they often ignore a fundamental component of positive, empowered thinking. That component is freedom.

Sometimes, in the rush to tie positive thinking to tangible benefits, they can sound like the NASA administrator trying convince Congress of the economic impacts of the space program rather than just selling the space program on its own merits.

 

These gurus promise health, wealth, and happiness in return for your efforts.The result of positive, empowered thinking might, indeed, be that you are healthier, happier, or wealthier, but the real benefit is that you are a free, empowered person.

Has it ever occurred to you that positive thinking is a freedom issue? What could be more inhibiting or more freeing than the ability to command your own thought processes and use them to build the life you want?

 

The power to think for oneself has been among the fundamental battles of humankind from the beginning. Since time immemorial rulers, religious bodies, or “the group” have sought to limit the power of the individual to think his or her own thoughts.

Even in a nation that supposedly values freedom, we demonstrate a profound unwillingness to allow others to think freely. The pressure is to conform; to join the herd even as it runs off the cliff.  We saw the ugly side of that a few years ago when the war was new. Reporters, professors, celebrities, and ordinary citizens were ostracized for not thinking like the herd.

Children too young to know what they were doing stood in the street stomping and burning Dixie Chicks CDs at the behest of their freedom-loving parents. An ugly spectacle to be sure, but the result of disempowered thinking masquerading as something noble – patriotism. Patriotism is a love of country not a hatred of freedom to think and to speak.

The herd was uneasy and frightened. Free expression was unacceptable. We needed to unify and think alike. The herd did not take kindly to its leader being criticized by mere citizens. Even though mere citizens, thinking and living freely, is the foundation of this country.

The empowered, positive-thinker overrides the herd’s external chatter. He or she focuses on creating the thoughts, words, and actions that best suits his or her needs. In short, these people have the power to create life rather than react to it.

Positive thinking is not only free thinking, but also clear-headed thinking. Positive thinkers are better able to look at situations objectively and see various sides. They are able to use their full capacity to reason, to feel, to draw on experience and make better judgments.

Negative thinking, which is really synonymous with not having command of your own thoughts, is extremely disempowering – even debilitating. Why? Think about when a negative thought comes to mind. The emotions and feelings associated with the thought start to rise. Who is in control at that moment; you or the negative thought? Raw emotions rule and reason and experience are dismissed as impractical.

The fact is that people who think for themselves (i.e. positive, empowered people) are independent, capable individuals who can achieve just about anything. People who allow societal norms or other people to do their thinking for them (i.e. negative thinkers) quickly become dependent and unable to move forward in their lives; and, sometimes, unable to resist book burning.

The principle of positive, empowered thinking can be applied to any area of your life. If you want to be a better football player, is thinking positively or negatively about your skills more likely to get you there? How about being a better spouse or a better sales person or a more committed activist, or a more compassionate person?

Clearly, the ability to develop, manage, and maintain your own thinking tends towards greater personal freedom. That freedom is the basis on which all achievement is possible.

One of your greatest challenges in life is to break free from the herd. Most people never do it. Successful people always have. Yet, now more than ever, we need a population tired of the world as it is and pushed forward by visions of the world as it can be. The future of our freedoms relies on our ability to become aware, empowered, and free thinking people.

 

Some closing quotes to start you thinking…


jfk.jpg“Too often we…enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
~ John F. Kennedy




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“A sect or a party is an eleggant incognito to save a man from the vexation of thinking.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson




buckminster_fuller1.jpg“Belief is when someone else does the thinking”
~ Buckminster Fuller







Be peaceful Be prosperous

Ray

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!