Your Life



Inspiring Life Quotes:

Life is what you make of it.

– Proverb


OUR life is the creation of OUR mind.

– Buddha


Our life begins to change the very moment we realise we have the capacity to change our life, to change ourselves, to learn, to grow, to develop, to improve our mind, to improve our health. When we realise we are not stuck with who we are, or where we are – our life will start to improve

– A Godsons Truth


The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.

– William James


Your ability to make things happen, increases in direct proportion to your awareness that you have the ability to make things happen.

– Tycho


This is your life. Do what you love and do it often.

– The Holstee Manifesto


There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.

– Christopher Morley


A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants.

– Bob Dylan


Life is simple – You get out what you put in.

– Stuart Hodgson


When you grow up you, tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

– Steve Jobs


The hard truth seems to be this: We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. The significance of our lives and our fragile realm derives from our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We would prefer it to be otherwise, of course, but there is no compelling evidence for a cosmic Parent who will care for us and save us from ourselves. It is up to us.

– Carl Sagan


The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

– Neil de Grasse Tyson


People often say that motivation doesn’t last, well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

– Zig Ziglar


Destiny is not a matter chance, it is a matter of choice

– W.J. Bryan


The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

– Flora Whittemore


You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.

– Joel Osteen


Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.

– Jackson Brown


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

– Oscar Wilde


Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

– Sachs, A


The tragedy of life is not in dying.
It’s in not, truly, living.

– A Godsons Truth


Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?

– Bob Marley


The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

– Carl Jung


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is a great accomplishment.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


To thine own self be true

– Shakespeare


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

– Dr. Seuss


The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it’s a different kind of life.

– Buckminster Fuller


It is never too late to be what you might have been.

– George Eliott


Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something, find it and keep it lit!

– Marry Lou Retton


So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things.

– Morrie Schwartz



Motivational life quotes:

People do not wander around and suddenly find themselves at the top of Mount Everest. If you don’t know where you are going, you’re never going to get anywhere. Set yourself goals.

– Anoymous


The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.

– Bill Copeland


The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.

– Benjamin Mays


What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal

– Viktor Frankl


Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

– Denis Waitley


There is no one giant step that does it – it’s a lot of little steps.

– Peter Cohen


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.

– Robert Collier


The secret of your future is in your daily routine

– Unknown


Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.

– George S. Patton


The world your born into, the society your born into – doesn’t owe you anything – you are not entitled to anything. Those who expect & demand everything handed to them on a plate will struggle and not achieve much. Too many of us have had parents who have provided a lot to their mollycoddled kids – which has resulted in an impotent group of people who don’t don’t realise that to get anywhere worthwhile in life – to experience anything good – it means getting up off your arse and working hard towards the life you wish to create for yourself.

– Stuart Hodgson


Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

– Paulo Coelho


The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.

– Christopher McCandless


You can’t beat experience.

– K. Hodgson


One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

– Andre Gide


The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before.

– Albert Einstein


If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.

– Win Borden


If you only do what you know you can do – you never do very much.

– Tom Krause


When faced with a decision or choice, when a change or opportunity comes up – just ask yourself – “which of these things fills me with most energy and enthusiasm?” Then choose to do that thing, whatever it is.

– Mark Williamson



Your limitations are created by what you believe your limitations are.

– Tycho


This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion. Life is short.

– The Holstee Manifesto


Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

– Albert Einstein


Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.

– Unknown


Live the Life you want to Live. Be the Person you Want to Remember. Make decisions. Take action. Make mistakes. If you fall Down, so what. At least you will know you Tried.

– Unknown


You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

– Wayne Gretzky


The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

– George Bernard Shaw


Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get off his feet and answer the door

– Unknown


Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life.

– Unknown


Your ability to make things happen, increases in direct proportion to the awareness that you have the ability to make things happen

– Tycho


A successful Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.

– H. Jackson Brown


You’ll never change your life until you change something you do every day. the secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

– John C.Maxwell


If you change nothing. Nothing will change

– Unknown


If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

– Anthony Robbins


Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

– Steve Jobs


I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

– Rosalia de Castro


Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.

– Maya Angelou


After a while you learn that what you really are is all the experiences and all the thoughts you’ve ever had and all the people who have touched your life, no matter how briefly.

– Unknown


Fortune favours the brave.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained

– Proverb


If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.

– Tom Krause


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

– Steve Jobs


At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

– Lao Tzu


All our life we jump through hoops.
Often without asking why.
It’s easy to feel stuck — a small cog in a big machine.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
Don’t waste your life living someone else’s.
Don’t wait for permission.
Life is too short to do work that doesn’t matter to you.
Want your memoirs to be worth reading?
Make your choices your own. Be brave. Be inquisitive.
Stop using lack of money or experience as an excuse.
You don’t have to risk it all to explore new options.
You owe it to yourself to find work that makes you tick.
Our world is changing. Careers are changing.
Take advantage or keep your head down. You choose.
The winners are building lives on their own terms.
Take small leaps. Meet people. Ask for help. Save. Plan.
Change jobs. Build businesses. Go on BIG adventures.
Start Something You Love. It’s not easy. Push. Sweat.
No one ever changed the world by toeing the line.
You are capable of more than you realise.
This is no dress rehearsal. Make it count.
There will never be a perfect time.
And the first step is often the hardest.
So Stop Dreaming and Start Planning.
Do Something Different!

– The Escape the City Manifesto


You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done.
It is what you haven’t done that will torment you.
The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! .

– Wayne Dyer


Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t change.
That is what life is. Change. It’s not some magic trick.
It’s your will. Your thoughts become your words,
your words become your actions, your actions become your reality. Change is your destiny. Now go chase it.

– Unknown


If you do something that turns out wrong, you can almost always put it right, get over it, learn from it, or at least deny it. But once you’ve missed out on something, it’s gone. There will be the [person] you never got to say the right words to, the job you never applied for, the winning streak you never got to cheer on, the brilliant retiring professor whose class you never took, the relative you never got very close with. It’s a long list no matter what. Try to keep it as short as possible.

– Gordon Drizschilo


Better to have regrets about doing something, than to have regrets about doing nothing and always wonder.

– Unknown


Remember one day you will die.
This is not meant to be sombre, but instead make us realise that we are alive, here and now, relatively fit & healthy – so go and live life to the absolute fullest while you can. Have no regrets.

– A Godsons Truth


When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

– Steve Jobs


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

– Mark Twain


Life whizzes by – it goes so fast and changes all the time. You may not realise it at the time – but what your doing now, who your with, will one day become a distant memory, and despite what your currently feeling, in the future you’ll probably look back with fondness at most of your life’s experience, and realise that momentary challenges often don’t last that long and aren’t that big of a deal really (and maybe you may have a tinge of regret that you didn’t allow yourself to fully enjoy & savour some of your life’s experiences due to worry). So savour every last drop of your life in this very moment and appreciate what you do have – enjoy the last sap of every single good time – live life fully – its an enormous opportunity. Don’t get bogged down in worry & procrastination, especially for things outside of your control. Love every single second of the time you spend with people you love, because one day they won’t be around. Live your life according to your views and be true to yourself – because you are ultimately responsible for the life you end up with through the choices and actions you take. Figure out what is truly important to you and focus on that. Above all – just enjoy every single second of this roller-coaster ride because it doesn’t last long.

– Stuart Hodgson


Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

– Henry Ford


I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

– Carl Jung


The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


To create one’s own world takes courage.

– Georgia O’Keeffe


In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away

– shing xiong


Imagine on your deathbed you were able to see two films of your life: One showed highlights of what you actually achieved. And then the other showed highlights of what you could have achieved with your ability, your talent, the opportunities that came your way etc. It would probably bring you to tears to know what else you could have done. The heights you could have climbed. The people you could have met. The ideas you could have made happen. The change you could have made. If only when you had come to the edge, you hadn’t taken that step back to safety. If you had just kept going after failing that one time. If only you had believed in that crazy dumb idea enough to tell the world about it. Yes, if only you hadn’t, well, played so damn small.

– David Hieatt


My one aim in life is to get to my death bed with no regrets. It’s truly, sincerely the only thing that scares me.

– Dan Robinson


As men grow old enough to look back on their lives, any pain they have does not come from the things at which they failed, but the things they never tried.

– Antwan McLean


One day your life may flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.

– Unknown


You are living as if destined to live for ever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply — though all the while that very day which you are devoting to somebody or something may be your last. You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire… How late it is to begin really to live just when life must end! How stupid to forget our mortality, and put off sensible plans to our fiftieth and sixtieth years, aiming to begin life from a point at which few have arrived.

– Seneca


It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.

– Seneca


We don’t beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully – for the reaper will come for all of us. The question is: what do we do between the time we’re born and the time he shows up?​

– Randy Paunch

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

– Hugh Laurie


At the end of it all, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

– Abraham Lincoln


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why…

– Mark Twain


One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ ve always wanted. Do it now.

– Paulo Coelho


Your future is created by what you do today – not tomorrow​.

– Unknown


Stop wanting for things to happen – go out and make them happen.

– Unknown


One Life. Live It.

– Anonymous



Work quotes:

Work/Life balance? It’s all life, don’t waste it

– Unknown



Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

– Confucius


The best career advice I can give? Find your ‘Ikigai’ And the sweet spot which covers 4 areas: What you love (your passion), What the world needs (your mission), What you are good at (your vocation), and what you can get paid for (your profession). Once what you do ticks all those areas – your doing well

– A Godsons Truth


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

– Steve Jobs


When you find a job that causes you to be excited everyday – forget about the pay – with people you love, doing what you love, it doesn’t get better than that.

– Warren Buffet


Want to find your purpose in life? Your life’s work? Combine your passion and talents to do something positive about an issue you really care about.

– Action For Happiness


That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. That’s the thing you must, must do.

– Unknown


Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

– Howard Thurman


Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you. From this decision alone will come over a third of your satisfaction or misery in your life.

– The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success


Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.

– Aristotle


Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.

– Henry Ford


Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.

– Steve Jobs



The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy

– Unknown


Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.

– Seth Godin


Don’t get too bust making living that you forget to make a life

– Unknown