“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence,” is a sentence a lot of people believe is true until they jump the fence and find out it’s been fertilized by their imaginations. They thought other people were living a better life because they were looking from the outside; when they got to experience that life up close and personal, they were disappointed because their expectations and reality were so different.
Being tempted to jump the fence is not a bad thing unless you jump without reflecting why you need to move from your current location. When you identify the cause behind your discontent, you are in a position to fix the real reason why you’re unhappy.
If you jump without finding out the real reason, the circle will just begin again. The following quotes are worth noting;
- “The person who is unhappy in a small house will be equally unhappy in a big house.”
- “A person who his happy with themselves will bring happiness with them everywhere they go.”
- “The Devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.” ~Tucker Max
The last couple are true for most people.
- “Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself.” ~Jane Seabrook.
- “Let ye who have not been tempted cast the first remark.”
- “Logic will take you from A to B. Your imagination will take you everywhere.” ~Albert Einstein.
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Every time you make a decision, you’re deciding what you’re going to do, but you’re also choosing what you’re going to reject. When the choice is between things, it’s not that important but when you choose between people, the choices you make can can have long-lasting consequences.
“The only people I give my loyalty to are the people who have never given me a reason to question their loyalty.”
“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.”
This quote is normally associated with religion but it can be equally applicable to self-esteem.
If you believe you’re intelligent and wise, you don’t need to prove it to anybody. If you don’t believe you’re intelligent and wise, you will never be able to prove this to other people.
People who are happy with who they are don’t spend their valuable time trying to prove this to other people. “A lion doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of a sheep.” ~ Old saying.
When I was younger I used to think being right was important, I had to show people how clever I was; as I’ve matured, I’ve learned that proving I’m right is not important. I am wise enough now to know everybody has their own truths, I question mine from time to time to see if they’re still true. I’ve stopped questioning other people’s truths, that’s their responsibility.
Below are a few of my favourite quotes about this topic.
- “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ~William Shakespeare.
- “I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” ~Anon
- “Nobody was ever offended by your silence.” ~Anon
- “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” ~Abraham Lincoln.
- “Wise men are not always silent but they know when to be.” ~Anon
- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” ~Plato.
“What you say will be remembered and used against you in every debate you participate in.” ~Be careful of the ammunition you supply to your enemies.
“Nobody can forgive you if you do not forgive yourself too.”
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and find out that the prisoner was you.” ~Lewis B. Smedes.
“Some of the greatest battles are fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” ~Ezra Taft Benson.
“You have within you the ability to live a peaceful life.” ~Anon
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” ~Elbert Hubbard
“Nobody can hurt you emotionally without your consent and that includes you.”
We have two choices in life, we can spend our time thinking why did it happen, or we can accept what happened was meant to happen and spend our time wondering what wonderful things are coming our way.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference and the great thing is, you’re in control.”
“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” ~Richard Bach.
“You can love a warm summer’s day but you can never own it, it’s there for everybody to enjoy.”
One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity, and that doesn’t mean you don’t care about what other people say, it means you have so much faith in your own abilities, you no longer allow other people’s opinions affect your emotional state of mind.
If you believe you’re too skinny, too fat, too tall, too short, too poor, too rich, too intelligent, too stupid, too undeserving, too privileged, too quiet, too loud; you always will be.
The most important lesson you can learn in this life is. “Believe there is somebody who is so powerful they will make your dearest wishes come true; it’s better if you can believe that person is you.”
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“Weak adults are created by parents who are too caring.” Babies are fighters, they have to fight their way into this world through the smallest tunnel imaginable, they cry out loud if their needs are not being satisfied. It’s up to parents to harness this fighting spirit and create an adult who can come up with a resolution to every problem they will face on their journey through life.
The problem with some parents is they see babies as defenceless and vulnerable who need them to do everything for them; as the baby grows into a teenager, the parents don’t change, they still try to do everything for them at home, and even in school, they try to fight every battle for them. This doesn’t help the child or the adult they will become because they don’t know how to find a resolution to their problems, at every turn they go back to their parents, or they end up being bullied throughout their entire life.
A good parent will not fight their child’s battles but they will arm their children with the weapons they will need. Self-respect and respect in that order with a sprinkling of modesty are the most important weapons they will need.
“Cotton wool insulates nobody from life’s problems.”
“You survived every battle you faced because your parents were strong enough to let you go.”
Do you want to be successful?
“Success is about overcoming obstacles because everybody will have to climb their barriers to reach success.”
Do you want a peaceful life?
“The world of full of people who believe everything they need to find peace can be found through acquiring wealth.”
What are you willing to pay?
“Money will not help you to get what you truly need.”
“Working your mind and body will get you everything you need.”
What you really need to accomplish.
“When you find peace within, everything you need will flow into your life.”
“The greatest battles of life are fought everyday between what you think you want and what you really need.”
A lot of people confuse needs and wants.