Therapeutic Wisdom / Motivational Statements

You have to give up the good in order to get the great (Kenny Rodgers)

Ordinary things done consistently equal extraordinary results

You cant wait for all the lights to turn green before you move forward

When you make a choice or decision – you change the future

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a process and working together is success
(Henry Ford)

Success is a science – if you have the right conditions you get the results

When you find yourself in Hell, keep going…

If you have been doing something the same way for 10 years and getting nowhere – you need to change what you have been doing

The richest man is not he who has the most but he who wants for the least

Your income is only limited by the limits of your mind


Failures are stepping stones to success

If we never venture into the unknown how do we get anywhere new?

The word impossible is only found in the dictionary of fool

Anybody who has survived childhood has enough information about life to get them through the rest of their days

Ideas can be life changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is one good idea.

Discipline is like the bridge between goals & accomplishment

Hanging onto anger is like holding a hot coal in your hand that you intended to throw at someone but you keep in your hand instead and it burns and burns

Resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for someone else to die

It is important to make friends with yourself – then you will never be alone

It is not that relationships make people happy but that happy stable people people are more likely to be in stable happy relationships.


Spend time with people who deliver or over-deliver not those who continually under deliver

Guilt is a selfish emotion

You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out

It is so important to know the rules of the game others are playing on you

If you are not part of the cure then you are part of the problem

I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody

Try not to dwell in the past or dream of the future but concentrate the mind on the present moment

Only the very wisest or the stupidest of men never change

People will probably forget what you said but not what you did

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it


Greatness is not in where we are but the direction we are moving

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent

Today is the tomorrow we were worried about yesterday

Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be

Somehow our devils are never exactly as we expect when we meet them face to face

In life it is seldom about you, more often about them

Ships are safe in the harbour but that is not what they were made for

We need to give each other more of the warm fuzzies and less of the cold pricklies (Raymond Blanc)

A journey of a lifetime starts with one single step

Inaction breeds fear and doubt; action breeds confidence & courage. So if you want to conquer fear, don’t just sit at home and talk about it – get out and get busy (Dale Carnegie)

Life is measured not by the breaths we take but by breath taking moments


You can either accept the conditions as they exist or accept responsibility for changing them

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think (A A Milne)

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats (Voltaire)

You cannot see the picture when you are in the frame

It is not about getting to the destination as quickly as possible but more about the journey

Just do it ! (Nike)

Feel the fear and do it anyway (Melanie Fennell)

Where there is a will there is a way (old school motto)

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t – you will be right

Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing (Abraham Lincoln)

Your whole perspective changes when you realise that all your beliefs are based on what people have told you and that you are probably smarter than most of them (Steve Jobs)

When your past mistakes are influencing your future success: change your number !

The unnecessary fear of making bad decisions are the major stumbling blocks to good decisions

This is it! There are no rehearsals or preparations. Your life is on and running.

All life’s important battles and conflicts are fought within ourselves

We are all free to do whatever we like; we all have choices, each choice has a consequence

Nobody is stronger or weaker than anybody else; we are all made up of strengths and weaknesses

I don’t think of all the misery but the beauty that still remains (Anne Frank)

The best things in life are unexpected because there are no expectations

The only difference between as good day and a bad day is your attitude (Dennis S Brown)


A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body; the wishbone (Robert Frost)

Staying positive is one of the hardest fights although I am happy I am in it (Daniel@blindedpoet)

A human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes (William James)

Just because you are miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life (Annette Goodheart)

In the depth of winter I finally learned that inside of me was an invincible summer (Albert Camus)

There are no menial jobs: only menial attitudes (William J Bennett)

Being in a good frame of mind helps one keep in a picture of health

To everyone is given the key of heaven; the same key opens the depths of hell (Ancient proverb)

Make your optimism come true

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are fault finders (Fosters Law)

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t go expecting to harvest golden delicious (Bill Meyer)


My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants (J Brotherton)

Easy things become difficult if you do them reluctantly

Think big thoughts and relish small pleasures

Every day may not be good; but there will be something good in every day

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring (George Santayana)

We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong; the amount of effort is the same (Francesca Reigler)

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it (Mary Engelbreit)

If you don’t get everything you want, think about all the things you don’t have that you don’t want (Oscar Wilde)

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it

Integrity is doing the right thing even if nobody is watching

Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value (Albert Einstein)


Be concerned with your character not your reputation because your reputation is what others think you are and your character is who you really are
(John Wooden)

If you want to change the fruits you have to change the roots (T Harv Ecker)

If you keep doing what you have always done; you keep getting what you have always got

Life is a daring adventure; or it is nothing at all

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate (Robert Brault)

There are 3 constants in life change, choice and principals(Steven R Covey)

Success leaves clues ( Tony Robbins)

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more (Erica Jong)
You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out (Warren Buffet)

Letting go is not getting rid of; letting go is letting be


Holding on to anger is like grasping at a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else but you are the one who gets burnt

Resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

Your time is limited so don’t waste it on someone else’s life

Imagination is greater than knowledge

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone

Your mind can either conform or transform it cannot do both

When a snake is alive it eats ants, when a snake is dead it is eaten by ants.

You may be powerful but time can be more powerful than you.

One tree makes hundreds of thousands of matchsticks but one matchstick can burn hundreds and thousands of trees, in the same way one negative thought can burn all positive thoughts.

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