When you come right down to it, the secret of having it all is loving it all.
Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.
Topics: Marriage, Realistic Expectations
In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.
No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.
Don’t fool yourself that you are going to have it all. You are not. Psychologically, having it all is not even a valid concept. The marvelous thing about human beings is that we are perpetually reaching for the stars. The more we have, the more we want. And for this reason, we never have it all.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Trust your hunches… Hunches are usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. Warning! Do not confuse your hunches with wishful thinking. This is the road to disaster.
Topics: Intuition, Vision, Intelligence, Trust
No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can — and surely will at times — fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Topics: Accepting the Worst, Failure, Mistakes, Failures, Acceptance, Risk-taking, Worry, Decisions, Risk
Women who are confident of their abilities are more likely to succeed than those who lack confidence, even though the latter may be much more competent and talented and industrious.
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
An individual’s self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.
Topics: Behavior, Preparation, Success
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Abraham Maslow American Psychologist
- Daniel Goleman American Psychologist, Author
- Albert Ellis American Psychologist
- Milton Friedman American Economist
- Althea Gibson American Tennis Player
- Pauline Phillips (Abigail van Buren) American Columnist
- Steven Pinker Canadian Psychologist
- Aaron Copland American Composer
- Freeman Dyson American Physicist, Author
- Jerry Stiller American Actor, Comedian