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7 Inspirational Quotes That Could Change Your Life

by Bryan Hutchinson | 41 Comments
Every now and then you read a book, watch a movie or simply hear a story where you learn something that dramatically changes your life. It’s profound when it happens. But as remarkable as it may be, it is also rare and unpredictable.

I’ve come to realize such special lessons only come when the moment is right. Call it destiny if you will, but I believe when the student is ready, the master will appear.

I also believe we will not move on to the next lesson until we’ve fully understood, accepted and embraced the last one. Today I’d like to share the most powerful lessons I have learned.

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Here are 7 quotes that encompass lessons that have changed my life and maybe they’ll change yours too:

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

―Norman Vincent Peale
Peale’s quote encompasses the message of his book “The Power of Positive Thinking”. A friend loaned me his copy of this book and from the very first page I became enthralled. I knew I could improve and become a better person, but never understood how and “The Power of Positive Thinking” taught me how.

I can never fully explain how life changing Peale’s book was for me. The lessons contained in it started me on a new journey, one that is positive and hopeful. I learned to embrace every day with a humble but reasonable confidence in myself and my abilities.

I highly recommend “The Power of Positive Thinking” to anyone, especially if you have been struggling for some time and you want to find a way to rise above your struggles.

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

―Jim Rohn
Few teachers teach lessons that are so direct, honest and significant. Rohn often talked about possibilities and opportunities as wind and that the wind blows around all of us, but the difference is how you set your sail.

Peale’s lesson came first and I am fortunate it did, because had I not learned the lessons of positive thinking I would not have been ready to design my own life plan. I would not have written my memoir and self-published it. I also would not have created this blog you are reading.

By writing, self-publishing and even starting my blogs, I began to design my own life as a writer. I could have continued to write in my personal journals and stayed in obscurity, but that would have been self-limiting.

So what’s your passion? Have you designed your own plan to bring life to your passion?

If you’re waiting for someone else to give you an opportunity or design your plan for you, well, be prepared if they don’t have much in store for you.

Go ahead, set your own sail.

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.

―John Wooden
Oh boy, one of the most important lessons of all. Our failures, our mistakes and our weaknesses are usually at the forefront of our minds. It’s natural and normal to want to improve in the things we do not do well, but our energy would be better spent focusing on the things we do well.

Don’t let what you can’t do hold you back from doing what you can do.

In other words set your sail by your strengths.

Embrace your passion and allow your strengths to grow. Your confidence in your abilities will naturally grow as well.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

―Albert Einstein
We all make mistakes, plain and simple. Some mistakes are major, but most are minor and repairable. However, the only way to avoid a mistake is to attempt nothing at all.

Is that really an option?

I used to fear making mistakes. I always took the path of least resistance, so I thought.

It’s better to do what you want to do and learn from the mistakes you make. You’re going to make them, but you may discover they are not so bad after all.

Whenever you learn from a mistake you improve and grow from it. Well, my friends, there’s a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in that.

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in the horse as he is leaping.

―Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
Too many people have given up just when they were about to cross the finish line. The problem was they didn’t know they were so close.

If you’re going to do something, be prepared to go all the way. Fear and doubt will always find their way into our consciousness when we attempt to go beyond what we’ve done before and if we let them, they will stop us.

The key is to follow through all the way to the finish. We usually come up short because we stop ourselves when it gets too tough and seems hopeless. On the contrary, that’s when you’re about to break through.

Keep going. Be all in.

You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated.

―Tina Fey
Perfection is unachievable and irrelevant and yet, too many of us get caught up trying to achieve it.

Do what you can to the best of your ability. You’ll discover that most of the time, that’s good enough.

I wrote a short, free eBook on this subject. Feel free to read it.

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

―Steve Jobs
One of the most valuable lessons in life is learning to enjoy each day, each moment and do what you are about to do with purpose. Simply going through the motions is not enough.

You’ve got to be intentional about your life.

Are you happy? Are you doing what you want to be doing? If so, that’s fantastic. If not, then what are you going to do today?

I hope you enjoyed these quotes and the lessons they taught me.  Here’s what I would like to ask you to do:

If you’re a blogger, write a post about quotes that represent valuable lessons that changed your life. When you’ve posted it come back and share your link in the comments. If you’re not a blogger, that’s okay, feel free to list your quotes in the comments.

Tag. You’re it.






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About Bryan Hutchinson
I'm a positive writer and when that doesn't work, I eat chocolate. I am here to inspire, encourage and motivate you to create work that matters! In my free time, I love visiting castles with my wife, Joan. Join me on Twitter and Facebook.
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The Story of Life

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, coworker, longlost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger) but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience help to create who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

Make every day count!!! Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.


An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was
introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell
you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.


We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

The Starfish Story

An old man walked across the beach until he came across a young boy throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean.

“What are you doing, young man?” He asked.
“If the starfish are still on the beach when the sun rises, they will die,” the boy answered.
“That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. It doesn’t matter how many you throw in; you can’t make a difference.”

“It matters to this one,” the boy said as he threw another starfish into the waves. “And it matters to this one.”

The Seasons of Life

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn to not judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

The second son said no – it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed, he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfilment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are – and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life – can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfilment of your fall.

Don’t judge a life by one difficult season. Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.

Our Value

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!

Building Your House
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, “This is your house… my gift to you.”

The carpenter was shocked!

What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we would do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the “house” you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build wisely!

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Solomon ogungbesan September 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm
This stories make me to re-adjust my movement in life,it makes me to understand that my life and what am going to become in life is in my hand.thank very much livelifehappy for this wonderful stories.

prayash patel October 24, 2012 at 11:42 am
these are some of the wonderfull stories by reading them one can bring positive feeeling in his or her life… really such a great inspireing stories…..

BARUN KUMAR April 14, 2013 at 7:05 am
YAA sometimes life takes our test of trust ,that situtaion very hard for us to decide whether we did mistake so that we r faceing problem,that time we should convince our self thae gods dos every thing for our careing.

 kenny March 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm
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tosin samuel April 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm
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oshiyemi behoola April 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm
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Zahi April 21, 2012 at 7:45 am
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tony April 22, 2012 at 9:22 am
the wise, will achieve from the story, but the fool will ll see it as a lagh & joke story….The story somuch make sence


Emma April 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm
Nice and encouraging stories


 mimi April 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm


Oni toba May 1, 2012 at 5:06 am
Infact, dis story is educative , phycological it is great,


mary May 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Very inspiring stories


Genesis Kess May 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm
nice stories pls i need more.


Erica Mahoney March 9, 2013 at 5:05 am
Genesis, I feel the same. Instead, lets make our own.

Bikram keshari nag May 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm
These Stories r inspiring.


Oluwatoba ireti June 2, 2012 at 8:04 am
Inspiring stories! It’s as if the stories are actually meant 4 me.


 jacob June 3, 2012 at 5:01 am
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Apollos June 15, 2012 at 7:05 am
Life changing stories ..thumbs up!!

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