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Favorite Quotes on Priorities

In order to live a balanced and fulfilling life, we need to be very clear on our priorities.  Here are some of my favorite quotes on priorities.  Review them and reflect on your priorities.  If one of these quotes really speaks to you, then post it in a place where you can see it every day as a reminder.

“Action expresses priorities.”     ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The life you have left is a gift.  Cherish it.  Enjoy it now, to the fullest.  Do what matters, now.”     ~ Leo Babauta

“The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life.”     ~ David F. Jakielo

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”     ~ Stephen R. Covey

“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”     ~ Dallin H. Oaks

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it.  Establish your priorities and go to work.”     ~ H. L. Hunt

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”     ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Having children really changes your priorities.”     ~ Cindy Crawford

“Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.”     ~ Scott Caan

“The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.”

~ Brandon Sanderson

What is your favorite quote on priorities?  Please share with other readers.

Favorite Quotes on Goal Achievement

Do you struggle with achieving your goals?  Maybe some of these quotes will give you inspiration.  Here are my favorite quotes on goal-setting and goal achievement.  See if one of more of these quotes resonates with you.  Post it in a place where you’ll see it on a daily basis – on your bathroom mirror, your calendar, the dashboard of your car – to give you motivation.

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

~ Albert Einstein

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”

~ Brian Tracy

“There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”

~ Henry Ford

“In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”

~ Author Unknown

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

~ Larry Elder

Effort only full releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

~ Napoleon Hill

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”

~ Earl Nightingale

“Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.”

~ Viktor Frankl

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

~C.S. Lewis

What is your favorite quote on goals?  Please share with other readers.

Favorite Quotes on Life Purpose

What is your purpose in life?  That’s a challenging question to ponder.  As you reflect on your life purpose, you may appreciate reading quotes from famous people.  Here are a few of my favorites on the purpose and meaning of life.  Some of them are quite profound.  See if there’s one that really resonates with you.  It can help give you perspective and possibly clarify your own beliefs.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”          – William Jennings Bryan

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life and don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”          – Steve Jobs

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible to be honorable, to be compassionate.  It is, after all, to matter; to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”        – Leo C. Rosten

“This is the true joy in life – being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.”        – George Bernard Shaw

“Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears.”        – Stedman Graham

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a unique calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service.”        – Oprah Winfrey

“When you are living on purpose, giving of yourself in a blissful way, your personality will reflect that bliss.”         – Wayne Dyer

“Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.”       – Barbara Geraci

“It’s not enough to have lived.  We should be determined to live for something.  May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.          – Leo Buscaglia

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.”        – Robert Louis Stevenson

What is your favorite quote on life purpose?  Please share with other readers.

Favorite Stress Management Quotes

The holidays can be a very stressful time of year.  With the added responsibility of buying gifts, decorating, and writing Christmas cards, that can put us into overwhelm.  This holiday season, cut out the non-essentials, take time to slow down, and treat yourself to a nice hot bath!

Here are some of my favorite stress management quotes.  These provide important truths to live by.  Choose one quote that really resonates with you.  When you find yourself getting uptight and anxious in the coming weeks, then reread your quote.  You might even commit it to memory.

“There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace.  Your will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.”          Dr. Joyce Brothers

“If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.”             Henry David Thoreau

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone… The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”             Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse

“Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.”        Lin Yutang

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”              Ruth Stout

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”            Lily Tomlin

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”     Bertrand Russell

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”     Mohandos K. Gandhi

Favorite Time Management Quotes

There’s never enough time!  That’s a common complaint I hear from my coaching clients.  They tell me there’s never enough time to do all the things they want to do.  Time management is critical to our success.  But how do you manage time?  Well actually, that’s a misnomer.  You cannot manage time.  But you can manage yourself and how you spend your time.

Sometimes all we need is a little perspective.  Here are some of my favorite quotes on time management.  Hopefully, they’ll give you some perspective.  Pick out a favorite quote and review it often to remind yourself of its truth.

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time.  You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”                                             – H. Jackson Brown

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time.  Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”                                   – M. Scott Peck

“It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters.  If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it.”              – Marcia Wieder

“A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last.  Both do the same thing; only at different times.”                                 – Baltasar Gracian

“The bad news is time flies.  The good news is you’re the pilot.”       – Michael Altshuler

What is your favorite time management quote?  Please share with other readers.