As part of our ongoing quotes compilation, here is a post where we've gathered some of our podcast listeners' favorite quotes!
A quote condenses a lot of meaning into one or two short lines, and has the power to change your life. Have you come across these quotes before?
Favorite Quotes Shared by Listeners
1. How You Spend Each Day
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Shared by Prakhar Verma, who says:
“It's amazing to see that our OLD community is not filled with negativity. It's really a positive place where we all have similar mindset and desires.”
2. On Rising
“We rise by lifting others.”
~ Robert Ingersoll
Shared by long-time fan and listener, Rodrigo Silva, who also shared this lovely picture of his daily routine.
3. Life Lessons from Chess
“No one wins at chess by only moving forward. Sometimes you have to move backward to put yourself in a position to win.”
– Marc and Angel Chernoff
Shared by Nikki Hughes on Marc and Angel's takeover episode of OLD Podcast.
Listen to the Chernoff's takeover episode!
4. On What's Worth Having
“Nothing in life worth having is ever easy, if it were, everybody would have it”
Shared by listener Len Cloud who wrote:
“I forget who said it, but I heard it somewhere and it stuck like #GorillaGlue.”
It may be a variation of a quote attributed to Theodore Roosevelt.
5. Interacting with Others
“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet, how important you can be to the people that you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
– Mr. Rogers
Recommended by OLD listener Yvonne.
6. Thoughts and Actions
“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
Shared by listener Avery Carpenter.
The origin of this quote is unknown.
7. On Relationships
“Our individual relationships are part of a highly individualized curriculum of sorts, tailored to give each of us a chance to grow more quickly into a higher state of being.”
– Marianne Williamson
Shared by Annette Cavallaro, who says:
“I remember this quote from Marianne Williamson on relationships being curriculum. It's true because they teach us valuable lessons about ourselves, if we are willing to learn. Never in vain and always valuable. Those experiences open our hearts sometimes to the point of breaking open. That's how the light gets in.”
8. Change and Courage
“Change is painful. Few people have the courage to seek out change. Most people won't change until the pain of where they are exceeds the pain of change.”
– Dave Ramsey
Shared by Jess Chua, who says:
“I have several favorite quotes and it depends on my mood. I've always liked this one as it's motivated me to make some changes in the past in terms of career direction.”
9. Overnight Success
“It takes ten years to be an overnight success.”
Shared by Elizabeth Dahl, who says: “Because it does.”
10. Being Worthy
“Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it at every moment.”
– Franz Kafka
Shared by Stacy Shreves.
“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.”
– H Jackson Brown Jr
Shared by Becky Bergbom.
12. Giving Your Full Attention
“Never half ass two things, whole ass one thing.”
– Ron Swanson, Parks and Rec
Shared by listener Nikki Hughes, who says:
“Not entirely appropriate, but very relevant 😅 When we try to take on too much or pursue multiple things with 25% or 30% focus, we will wear ourselves down and never reach our full potential. But when we take the time to give things our full attention (be it at work, with a hobby or relationship or habit), we will reach our goals more quickly or find true fulfillment in something.”
13. Loving Yourself
“Love yourself like your life depends on it, because it does.”
– Anita Moorjani
Shared by Nguyễn Thanh Quang.
14. Life's A Dance
“Life's a dance. Sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow. Don't worry 'bout what you don't know. Life's a dance you learn as you go.”
– John Michael Montgomery
Shared by Found and Bliss, who says:
“As more days pass in my life I understand how true this is. We always need to remember that someone has walked our path before us (ask for help) and someone is yet to follow (share what we've learned).”
15. Living with Meaning
“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
– Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Shared by Dr. Neal, host of Optimal Health Daily, who says:
“Whenever I find myself over-stressed or burnt out, I find solace in this quote. This quote always serves as my reminder for why I chose this path in life.”
Where Do I Go from Here?
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