5 Quotes That Everyone Should Know

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events ; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

It has often been said that we become like the people we surround ourselves with. Surround yourself with development-minded, progressive people who believe in and support your dreams and with whom you can bounce off ideas and brainstorm with.

Limit your interactions with naysayers and people who try to dissuade you from following your dreams and find pleasure in only talking about and doing things that don’t add value to your life.

Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem  – Anonymous 

How one chooses to react to situations usually demonstrates one’s true nature. People who magnify problems tend to blow things out of proportion and make things worse then they need to be.

Choose to be proactive rather than reactive when faced by situations that challenge you or throw you a curve ball. This will help you not only develop character but also help you become a better and not bitter person.

The only place where success comes before work, is in the dictionary – Vidal Sasson

Nothing worth having comes easy. You have to work for, put forth effort and be willing to do what it takes to make your goals and dreams a reality.

People don’t value things that are handed to them or for which they haven’t merited and tend to take them for granted since they haven’t struggled or made sacrifices to earn them.

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it; teach yourself to be impatient. – Gurbaksh Chahal

It is said that good things come to those that wait, well, better things come to those who go out and get them.

We have to develop a healthy sense of urgency when it comes to pursuing our goals and dreams. Some opportunities don’t last a lifetime or present themselves often and have to be grasped as soon as they present themselves.

Don’t sit around waiting for the right time, make the time right, yourself.

When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect – Mark Twain

We need to be independent thinkers who aren’t easily swayed or influenced by others, even if it sometimes means rocking the boat and being the odd man out.

It’s okay to hold different opinions and not agree with things if you don’t feel they are right or resonate with your truth. Stand for something or you will fall for anything!



6 thoughts on “5 Quotes That Everyone Should Know

  1. Magda April 11, 2015 / 10:42 am

    I blow out, ‘your problem isn’t the problem, your reaction is the problem’, that is speaking out loud and clear to me. I have to work on this!! Thank you Yvonne.


  2. Yvonne Kariba April 12, 2015 / 8:01 am

    I am glad you have taken something away from this article and plan on making the effort to react differently to situations moving forward.


  3. pthinkii April 14, 2015 / 6:30 am

    Wow! Loved this article too and in fact it has inspired me as I wind down from a strenuous day.

    “Don’t sit around waiting for the right time, make the time right, yourself.”

    Thank you for sharing this Yvonne. Keep on inspiring others. Love and peace.


    • Yvonne Kariba April 14, 2015 / 1:02 pm

      Yes, Phyllis…we have to make the time right ourselves and go after the things we desire with as much urgency as possible. I am glad this piece inspired you.


  4. kendibella April 18, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Wow Yvonne! This is a very inspiring article, especially these three quotes:

    ‘Better things come to those who go out and get them.’
    ‘Don’t sit around waiting for the right time, make the time right, yourself.’
    ‘Stand for something or you will fall for anything.’
    They are my motto from this day on.

    You’re an inspiration to many. I thank God for you. Keep up the amazing work!


    • Yvonne Kariba April 19, 2015 / 7:22 am

      Thanks for your kind words, Joy. I am glad this piece resonated with you and left you with a lot to think about.


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