Contrary to popular belief, our life is not a product of our circumstances, but rather a product of the choices we make. Every single decision that we made in the past has led us to this point in our lives.
So then, what decisions are we making now to get to where we want to be? Are we wishing for our dreams to become a reality while we wait around hoping for a miracle to happen? Or are we taking action, seizing the day, and taking advantage of the opportunities that come our way?
It is said that a Beggar and a Billionaire both have 24 hours in a day—what they do with those 24 hours determines the outcome of their lives. This analogy represents all aspects of our lives that we want to improve—our physique, our career, our finances, our health, or our relationships. How we use those 24 hours determines whether we will accomplish those things or not.
On that note, here are my top 10 quotes on self-improvement:
Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance you must keep moving. —Albert Einstein
Nothing will work unless you do. —John Wooden
You have to apply yourself each day to becoming a little better. By becoming a little better each and every day, over a period of time, you will become a lot better. —John Wooden
If we only did things that were easy, we wouldn’t actually be learning anything; we’d just be practising things we already knew. —David Dockterman
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. —Wayne Gretzky
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all. —Dale Carnegie
Improve by 1% a day, and in just 70 days, you’re twice as good. —Alan Weiss
Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must also step up the stairs. —Vaclac Havel
The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself. —Wallace Wattles
Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. —Samuel Johnson
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