The grass always looks greener on the other side. The young housewife would think that life is easy for her husband who does not have to juggle between household chores and children's homework. The husband of course, feels that his wife has a relaxed life, as she does not have to deal with overbearing an boss, disgruntled employees, and project deadlines. Likewise, all of us believe that our own life is tough and complicated, while others have it easy. Is that really true?
Nobody said life is easy, but we all tend to magnify our own problems. Life is what we make of it. It can be difficult, or challenging, depending on how we perceive it. In the famous TV sitcom, Ally McBeal, actress Calista Flockhart, who essayed the role of Ally McBeal, said, "You know what makes my problems bigger than everyone else's? They're mine."
Tupac ShakurDon't Discount Yourself and Lower Your Self-Esteem
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
I am the perfect version of me.
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, "At my age, I don't even buy green bananas."
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Problems are a part and parcel of life, and we must learn to take it on the chin. But that does not mean you discount yourself for the sake of others. You need to treat yourself with adequate respect to ensure that you do not suffer on account of others.
People in abusive relationships often fail to prioritize themselves. They get entwined in a vicious, never-ending cycle of abuse. Low self-esteem and lack of confidence often force people to remain trapped in abusive relationships. Such unhealthy relationships sometimes last years, and the negativity spreads beyond the specific people involved. If you are in an abusive situation, get a hold on yourself. Resist the abuse by fighting back or seeking legal recourse. Don't let the abuser get away from the long arms of law.
Albert CamusLove Yourself Unconditionally
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
If you thought better of me, you would not be so surprised.
Put yourself ahead of others. It helps during the bad times. Be yourself. Remember that your family and friends will always be by your side. Rediscover yourself and be proud of who you are.
Many famous people have spoken about themselves. This page of about me quotes highlights the attitudes and opinions of notable personalities. One such gem is attributed to American boxer Muhammad Ali: "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." This statement made by the legendary boxer tells you that greatness stems from self-belief. A strong personality with unflinching confidence can face any challenge.
What Is Your Unique Selling Proposition?
Michael Schenker, lead guitarist of the popular band UFO said, "I believe that every person has uniqueness -- something that nobody else has." Schenker was on the right track. The key to doing well in life is to find your uniqueness, the quality that makes you special and sets you apart from the rest of the pack.
Famous fashion designer Coco Chanel was a case study in uniqueness. The designer who gave the world the little black dress made waves with her ability to stay ahead. The influential fashion designer placed great stock in being innovative. She once said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." Evidently, she followed her own advice.
Thomas JeffersonIt Takes All Kinds to Make a World
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
Consider your group of friends. Your group probably has one person who is the center of attention; someone who loves to bask in the limelight. There is usually one silent-type as well – talking little, but bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to the gathering. Between the star and the wallflower, there are many different characters – the workaholic, the alcoholic, the party-addict, the stay-at-home, the fashionista, the foodie, the chef, and so on. Each of these people brings something different to the group. If you cannot quite figure out what your contribution is, ask your best friends. They probably see something that you don't.
Look at yourself in the mirror and ask, "Who am I?" Find the qualities that make you special. As Dr. Seuss put it, "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
Michel de Montaigne
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense
Male or female, if my name were either Don or Dawn, I’d be up at sunrise to celebrate the glory that is me.
Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
I love you when I forget about me.