You Are Responsible For Your Own Fulfillment

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When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on–series polygamy–until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter. 
Tom Robbins

Why Challenges Are So Important

Challenge is important: It keeps you from becoming complacent and doing what is easiest—rather than what is best. The masses go down the wide road of ‘easy,’ while the few struggle along the path to true wealth. This is partly why, when challenges come, you’ll often feel very alone. Everyone else gives up and runs back to that wide, easy road.
~Bob Proctor

The People In Your Life Are Doing Their Best

All the people in your life are truly doing the best they can with what they have. People can only love you to the capacity that they are able to love themselves. They can only forgive and embrace you to the capacity that they are able to forgive and embrace themselves. They can only give you what they have the capacity to give. You may think that you deserve more, and you may be correct. But that means nothing if a person simply doesn’t have the ability to give it to you. 
Lisa Nichols

Don’t Be Blinded By Your Pursuit Of People To Love

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We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.
C. JoyBell C.

You Won’t Be The Same Coming Out Of A Storm

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And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” 
Haruki Murakami,

Train Your Mind To Handle Stress

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The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training. 
― Frank Herbert

Our Predetermined Life

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We do not get to choose how we start out in life. We do not get to choose the day we are born or the family we are born into, what we are named at birth, what country we are born in, and we do not get to choose our ancestry. All these things are predetermined by a higher power. By the time you are old enough to start making decisions for yourself, a lot of things in your life are already in place. It’s important, therefore, that you focus on the future, the only thing that you can change.” 
― Idowu Koyenikan,

Spiritual Growth

“Growth has spiritual and organic aspects; the spiritual part has to do with maturity, knowledge, wisdom, perspective and attitude adjustment. While the organic part accounts for increase, expansion, multiplication, and addition of the territory we have.” 
― Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Don’t Waste You Time On The Problems Of Others

“Unless you’re getting some sort of a reward for it, whether material or immaterial, don’t waste your precious energy on other people’s problems. You will either end up being their problem or theirs will become eternally yours. There’s no problem with leaving things just as they are. Nature always takes care of her own.” 
― Kayambila Mpulamasaka

Fear Is Life’s Only True Opponent

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I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you. 
~Yann Martel