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The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. ~Maya Angelou

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. -J.K. Rowling

Your life does not get better by chance; it gets better by change. -Jim Rohn

The very second we decide to change, the shift begins. –Gary Loper

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Socrates

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. 
 -A Course In Miracles

Every good thing that has happened in your life happened because something changed. -Andy Andrews

I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point and the turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50 and most never make it at all. – Brian Tracy

Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new & the good begins. -Tolstoy

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to BE. -Marianne Williamson

Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.
 – Carly Benson

Right now, as the result of what you are doing, you are going somewhere. Choose to make it somewhere you truly want to be.

The distance between who I am and who I want to be is separated only by my actions and words.

Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.

Don’t let your fear carry more authority within you than your faith. –Carly Benson

Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to become your reality.

Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them. – Idillionare

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as gentle reminders that there is so much more beyond the flat world we see.

 – Carly Benson

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. ~ Arthur Christopher Benson

What you don’t confront you cannot conquer. –Joel Osteen

In order to find our destiny we must bring truth into every area of our lives.

When you transform yourself, you transform the planet. Each time you forgive, each time you choose authenticity, each time you are honest, you make an impact.

- Kute Blackson

Miracles always appear on the other side of a boundary that has been pushed.

 – Carly Benson

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. -Lao Tzu

Set a goal so BIG that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

Everything changes when you change  -Jim Rohn

Sometimes you gotta stand by your failures to recognize your success. -Joe Budden

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to be one of them.  –Ralph Marston

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Action expresses priorities. -Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes the only available transportation is a leap of faith. -Margaret Shepard

Accomplishment comes from making positive efforts, even in the face of negative circumstances.  –Ralph Marston

Sometimes people come into your life just to teach you how to let go… –The Daily Love

Every person you meet, every single one, is looking for their story. There are no exceptions. You become part of it by how you treat them.

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.

Never grow a wishbone where your backbone should be.

Tough times create tough people. – Idillionare

I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection. -Drake

Without the a test you don’t have a testimony. -Iyanla Vanzant

Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want is really worth fighting for. – Idillionare

Learn to love what you’ve been taught to fear. -Felix Baumgartner

Pain makes people change.

Worry becomes trauma when your attention becomes fixed on the pain instead of the opportunity to build resilience. -Srini Pillay

Do not get upset with people or situations. Both are powerless without your reaction

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rum

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.

We all have defining losses in our lives. It’s our response to them that defines us.  -Carly Benson

All opportunities have a shelf life.

You cannot expect to get the effect when you neglect to create the cause. –Ralph Marston

Try not to look at tomorrow with yesterday’s eyes.

We all make choices in life. The hardest part is living with them.

 – Carly Benson

Your reactions determine everything.

 – Carly Benson

Strong is what happens when you run out of weak.

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. -CS Lewis

The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without. ~Ernest Hemingway

Truth always takes care of itself.

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it’s a kind of order that sets me free to fly. -Julie Andrews

Treasure experiences over possessions. –Carly Benson

To be truly peaceful is to be exceedingly strong.

We have no excuse for lack of knowledge or information other than the effort we make to obtain it.

 – Carly Benson

It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. -Unknown

It’s a feeling. It’s always a feeling.  – Carly Benson

She didn’t know it couldn’t be done, so she went ahead and did it. -Mary’s Almanac

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.” -Jim Rohn

Make your move. Or watch as someone else does. – Carly Benson

You will never have to force anything that is truly meant for you.

 – Carly Benson

Patience is not about waiting. Patience is about knowing.

Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.

Be with people who like you for who you are; not what you have. — Robert Tew

Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see. -Carl Jung

Disappointment is simply the gap that exists between expectation & reality.

 – Carly Benson

Value inner attunement as much as you value outer attainment. –Danielle LaPorte

In order to become the person we’re meant to be, we usually need to give something up. Something big. It’s different for each of us.

 – Jackie Richie

Remember you are exchanging a day of your life for today. Do something important with it.

Laziness just means your goals are not inspiring enough.

Your life is a reflection of what you believe…

 – Carly Benson

We meet people for one of two reasons. They are either a blessing or a lesson.

Once you learn how to be happy, you won’t tolerate being around people that make you feel anything less.

Some of the most significant moments in our lives happen without us even knowing it.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not, remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ― Epicurus

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is to take people for exactly who they are, not how you wish them to be.

 – Carly Benson

Worrying is for the weak…

True confidence has no room for jealousy & envy. When you know you’re great, there’s no room to hate.

Second chances strengthen hearts.

 – Danielle LaPorte

A head full of fears has no space for dreams…

Learn to become still & to take your attention off what you don’t want & the emotion around it & place your attention on what you wish to experience.

If you want to create, show up. If you want healing, let go of your story. If you want change, decide. If you want success, refuse to fail.

Some of the best successes occur directly after huge disappointments.

 – Carly Benson

Sometimes when we travel, in search of what we think we’re missing, we return home only to realize we already have everything we need.

 – Carly Benson

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. ~Robert J. Sawyer

One of the best feelings comes when you realize that you are perfectly OK and happy without the things you once thought you needed the most.

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah

If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into a quality of life far below what you deserve.

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t know. -Bill Nye

Take a chance. You never know how absolutely perfect something could turn out to be

Every person in this world is a teacher doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, wisdom & compassion. -Buddha

Never take for granted what you’ve been granted.

There are some people who live in a dream world & there are some who face reality; & there are those who turn one into the other. -Douglas Everett

What you need will come to you exactly as needed when you don’t NEED it.

 – Kute Blackson

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. –Marianne Williamson

The most important thing about living a good life is that you get to decide what “good” means -Seth Godin

One of the greatest assets you will ever have is your ability to keep learning.

The work you do today paves the way for how you will spend your tomorrows.
 Carly Benson

Life becomes easier when you learn how to accept an apology you never got.

No matter where you go in this world every single person understands a smile.

Unhappiness doesn’t come from the way things are, but from the difference between how things are and how we think they should be.

Pain is the only gateway to learning true forgiveness. – Carly Benson

The way to transform your immense inner value into outer riches is by giving it freely and authentically to others. – Ralph Marston

I have a belief: What belongs to you, comes to you. –Cher

There is one thing that gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner. -G.K. Chesterton

Responsibility is owning your actions. Accountability is mastering your choices that lead to those actions

You can do more. You can always do more.

When you see someone successful, you see someone who practices “do” more than “should.

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view. -Obi Wan Kenobi

Stop living between what you’re doing and what you dream of doing. –Carly Benson

The choices we make now affect the opportunities available to us in the future. –Chris Guillebeau

There are only 2 options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as in-between. -Pat Riley

Often what we admire about others is a reflection of what we can develop & love within ourselves.

 – Carly Benson

The more difficult it is to forgive someone the greater the opportunity for spiritual growth. –Gabrielle Bernstein

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. -Norman Peale

Everything will line up perfectly when knowing & living the truth becomes more important than looking good. -Alan Cohen

Decide to get over it. You know, just let it go. It can be that simple. –Danielle LaPorte

When you can be urgent about the effort and patient about the reward, anything is indeed possible.

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong & just right, between fairly good & the best, between mediocrity & superiority.

“The success of one can impact many” –Donna Benson

You can’t make people be or do what you want. All you can do is be unapologetic about what you want and let others show up however they can. 

-Gabrielle Bernstein

Stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind will be a palace. – Frank McCourt

You just never know…the next person you meet, could change your life. – Carly Benson

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. -Hans Hofmann

Starve the ego. Feed the soul.

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” -Guillaume Appollinaire

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize it’s over, you cannot move forward.

Everything you let go of stays if it’s supposed to.

The heart & soul of loving yourself is integrity & the peace of conscience it inspires. -Stephen Covey

Sometimes it’s the mistake that reveals the jewel. –The Daily Love

We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny.

A person’s strength is to know their weaknesses.

Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything else except what you’re going to do and do it now.

Sometimes when you fall, you fly.

Always be a student, not a victim. There is a lesson waiting for you on the other side of this perspective.

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.

Don’t run from solitude – embrace it. Some seasons of life aren’t for finding love, but for finding YOURSELF. –The Single Woman

Sometimes people hate the truth. Luckily, the truth doesn’t care.

What you tolerate you encourage. — Unknown

When you feel in your gut what you are & then dramatically pursue it, don’t back down & don’t give up, then you are going to mystify a lot of folks.

The less assumptions you make, the freer you will be. – Kute Blackson

It is always your next move. -Napoleon Hill

Visualize the thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint & begin. – Robert Collier

Don’t let good enough be good enough

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves are necessary to learn what we need to in order to reach the places we are going.

“If you won’t reach for the goal you don’t deserve it.