I first heard of Steve Pavlina when I searched up "How to Wake Up at 5AM?" on Google. :)
Since then I have devoured hundreds of articles on his site and benefitted from many of them.
The one fascinating fact about this man I respect is his intense passion for personal growth. While many "self help gurus" may teach others how to live life but hide facts about their own personal life, Steve is open about his past (he was a kleptomaniac once), and his present situation (he talked about his divorce publicly). He also writes about his own challenges openly at stevepavlina.com.
Impressed by his articles, I am currently working on an e-book that will have a collection of 500 of Steve's best quotes. I am sure this e-book with its extensive quotes collection will benefit many of you. I'll reveal more details about the e-book in the days to come. [Edit: Here's the e-book trailer and here's a free sample!]
For now, here are 13 wonderful, thought provoking quotes by Steve Pavlina. :)
"Achieving meaningful goals requires that you commit your entire ass, not just one cheek."
"Risk the stuff. It’s worthless anyway. But don’t make the insane choice of sacrificing your happiness for stuff."
"Regardless of others’ reactions, do your best to stay true to yourself. Make the choices that allow you to look in the mirror and feel good about the person gazing back at you."
"Stop asking “What should I do now?” That question only brings up what others expect of you. Free people don’t have shoulds. They have choices."
"Spend time cultivating your deepest desires, no matter how impractical or impossible they seem. It's perfectly OK to want the impossible. It's not OK to pretend that your desires don't matter."
"Are you one of those people who notices the problems of the world and says ... somebody ought to do something about that? Why not you? If you feel a strong urge to see a problem fixed, then why not act on it?"
"If you don’t make a conscious choice... someone else will decide for you. It may be your boss, a family member, an advertiser, a collective social influence, or someone or something else, but it won’t be something of your deliberate choosing."
"Saying no isn’t easy, but it’s a required skill if you wish to have any degree of focus in your life. If you say yes too often, you’ll likely fall into the common trap of saying yes to the good while simultaneously saying no to the best."
"I learned that accepting others and accepting myself are two sides of the same coin; you can’t love and accept yourself without doing the same for others."
"Any relationships that would reject you for being true to yourself are — by definition — abusive relationships. You’ll be much better off when you let them go."
"In reading the biographies of very successful men and women, one theme frequently surfaces: such people have a strong bias for action. Those who achieve high levels of success in some areas of life tend to take a LOT more action than those who settle for average or below average results."
"The only thing stopping you is fear, and the only thing that will get you past it is courage. What you do with your life isn't up to your parents, your boss, or your spouse. It's up to you and you alone."
"I want my life to have had more value than just acquiring stuff and living comfortably. I may die rich, or I may die broke. But I won’t die with my music still in me."
I loved all of these thought provoking quotes, especially the last one... Have a wonderful day!
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