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The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Live-By Faith

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

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

 

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

In your days - things like this happen to you...
You get a tap, a nudge, a gentle shake,
and life whispers to you, "I know you're tired -
but I don't want you to miss this."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

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 others' 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

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the 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

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you want to do.
- David Thomas

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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