Great leaders get people to admit the truth because they know that dreams are buried under the lies they tell themselves, in order to feel okay with giving up.
Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning.
Learning to let go is not giving up! It is simply passing the burden to a better fighter, so you can fight another day. (God).
To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand.
The only real difficulty with becoming disciplined is when you buy into the notion that happiness comes at the price of sacrifice. The reality is this: Discipline becomes freedom when you are doing what you love.
When the person you love can't see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.
The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.
The goal of a life purpose is not what you will create, but what it will make you into for creating it.
True self confidence happens when you stop blaming others for not seeing what you love about yourself. Not everyone has the same list of needs.
The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.
When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.
Be leery of silence. It doesn't mean you won the argument. Often, people are just busy reloading their guns.
Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, What else could this mean?
Anyone can fail at something they really don't want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight.
When you can't escape your mind then God is telling your heart to catch up. Fight for the balance you need.
Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential.
It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.
The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free.
When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell.
Your heart's strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don't look back.
When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.
Don't say you don't have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus Christ.
Sensitive people feel so deeply they often have to retreat from the world, in order to dig beneath the layers of pain to find their faith and courage.
Never give a person a piece of your mind when all you really wanted to do was give them a piece of your heart.
Every game is winnable if you change your mind about what the prize should be and your perspective about the players at the table.
One of the most powerful lessons in life is to recognize that no one can give you power, and many people don't want you to have it. You have to find the courage to seize it, own it and hold on!
The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn't see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship.
You can't selectively numb your anger, any more than you can turn off all lights in a room, and still expect to see the light.
Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional thermostat is broken.
The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.
You will never know the purest love you can give a person, until the day you hurt because they hurt. You genuinely want them to succeed in life and be free from all the chains that keep them from being happy, whether you are in their life or not.