For Great Leaders : Quotes



“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” Steve Maraboli

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

“Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly… lead the way!” – Steve Maraboli

“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” – Steve Maraboli

“Learn from your history but don’t live in it.” – Steve Maraboli

“Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it.” – Steve Maraboli

“Stop blaming outside circumstances for your inside chaos.” – Steve Maraboli

“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you’re still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.” – Steve Maraboli

“I am so grateful for my troubles. As I reflect back on my life, I have come to realize that my greatest triumphs have been born of my greatest troubles.” – Steve Maraboli

“One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.” – Steve Maraboli

“An empowered life begins with serious personal questions about one’s self. Those answers bare the seeds of success.” – Steve Maraboli

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You… Be Free… Share.” – Steve Maraboli

“Once you understand how powerful you are within, you exponentially increase the power and potentiality of everything outside of you.” – Steve Maraboli

“There are times in my life when I have been medicine for some while poison for others. I used to think I was a victim of my story until I realized the truth that I am the creator of my story. I choose what type of person I will be and what type of impact I will leave on others. I will never choose the destructive path of self and outward victimization again.” – Steve Maraboli

“Do you love yourself enough to be what you love yourself enough to want?” – Steve Maraboli

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” – Steve Maraboli

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Instead, shake things up today! Live through today. Don’t just exist through it – LIVE through it!” – Steve Maraboli

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” – Steve Maraboli

“You have been blessed with immeasurable power to make positive changes in your life.” – Steve Maraboli

“Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but your still here, you’re still capable, powerful, you’re not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You’re still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose.” – Steve Maraboli

“Learn from the past, but don’t live in the past.” – Steve Maraboli

“A victim mentality is a prolonged form of suicide.” – Steve Maraboli

“I don’t want you to be the victim of circumstance, I want you to be the owner of the moment.” – Steve Maraboli

“I’ve learned that empowered thinking is a choice- a state of mind. It’s the ability to enjoy a rose with no mind of the thorn. It’s the ability to celebrate a life even though it has passed. It’s seeing the flowers even during a rainstorm.” – Steve Maraboli

“We can’t undo a single thing we have ever done, but we can make decisions today that propel us to the life we want and towards the healing we need.” – Steve Maraboli

“Keep your hopes high, even if you get knocked on your butt. Get up. Get up. Get up!” – Steve Maraboli

“Even when you lose, there is a lesson to be gained.” – Steve Maraboli

“If you look back on the times you’ve failed and the times that hurt the most, you’ll recognize that your intent and your actions weren’t in alignment. So you were saying a prayer nobody heard.”  – Steve Maraboli

“You were not put on this Earth to be stopped in your tracks.” – Steve Maraboli

“Temptation is the feeling we get when encountered by an opportunity to do what we innately know we shouldn’t.” – Steve Maraboli

“If you can transcend from the dark rut of disempowered thinking to the bright light of an empowered agreement with reality, you will see opportunities not barriers. You will see the finish line, not the hurdles.” – Steve Maraboli

“Don’t give up! It’s not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.” – Steve Maraboli

“Life always deals you the very set back you need to have your come back.” – Steve Maraboli

“Sometimes the greatest messages come out of the greatest messes.” – Steve Maraboli

“The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same thing.” – Steve Maraboli

“It is when we hurt that we learn.” – Steve Maraboli

“You did not go through everything you’ve gone through just to end up in the same place you were when you started.” – Steve Maraboli

“It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending.” – Steve Maraboli

“The very thing that is causing you pain is building you up.” – Steve Maraboli

“When you’re crying, your tears may be watering the seeds of your comeback.” – Steve Maraboli

“Regret is a spiritual scar.” – Steve Maraboli

“A bruise to the ego hurts more than a break to the bone.” – Steve Maraboli

“The universe is so well balanced that the mere fact that you have a problem also serves as a sign that there is a solution.” – Steve Maraboli

“Stress is like a pulse, if you have it you’re alive.” – Steve Maraboli

“Do not allow yourself to be damaged by yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

“All resistance bears within it the seeds of growth, experience, and wisdom.” – Steve Maraboli

“Your truth is that you are a creation of God. Your truth can’t change; it’s permanent.  When you can see your permanent truth clearly you’ll be able to deal with any temporary condition effectively.” – Steve Maraboli

“If you respect yourself in stressful situations, it will help you see the positive… It will help you see the message in the mess.” – Steve Maraboli

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” – Steve Maraboli

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

“When we are judging everything, we are learning nothing.”  – Steve Maraboli

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

“The empowered mind allows problems to seed personal growth.” – Steve Maraboli

“Some of the things I hated my parents for when I was younger are the same things I love my parents for now that I’m older.” – Steve Maraboli

“This universe is balanced. God made it that way. There is always plenty to be worried and sad about, but there is equally plenty to be happy and at peace with. The choice is yours.” – Steve Maraboli

“The problem that we have with a victim mentality is that we forget to see the blessings of the day. Because if this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished.” – Steve Maraboli

“You must have a positive self perception in order to transcend anything.” – Steve Maraboli

“I am not a victim. No matter what I have been through, I’m still here. I have a history of victory.” – Steve Maraboli

“Your agreement with reality defines your life.” – Steve Maraboli

“A victim mentality is a prolonged form of suicide.”  – Steve Maraboli

“You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality.” – Steve Maraboli

“Life is the definition you give to events that occur.”  – Steve Maraboli

“Remember, nothing in life comes labeled, YOU are the labeler.” – Steve Maraboli

“You have the ability to choose your reactions.”  – Steve Maraboli

“Free yourself from the imprisonment of your own limiting beliefs and prejudices.”  – Steve Maraboli

“Your perceptions create your reality.” – Steve Maraboli

“It is your belief that you are being held back that holds you back.” – Steve Maraboli

“In essence, your eyes don’t show you what you see they show you what you believe.” – Steve Maraboli

“Do not compromise yourself and put your goodness in the same impermanent category as whatever circumstance happening. Be the best you in every circumstance.” – Steve Maraboli

“It’s thinking you know that stops you from knowing.” – Steve Maraboli

“Stop being a victim of your own circumstances.” – Steve Maraboli

“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” – Steve Maraboli

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” – Steve Maraboli

“Those who are successful give credit to their mistakes and give them a polished new name, experience.” – Steve Maraboli

“Don’t confuse poor decision making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!” – Steve Maraboli

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” – Steve Maraboli

“My mistakes have been my greatest mentors.”  – Steve Maraboli

“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” – Steve Maraboli

“At any given moment the choice to be happy is present – we just have to choose to be happy.” – Steve Maraboli

“Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.” – Steve Maraboli

“You are what you are because it’s what you have chosen to be. If you’re unhappy, YOU MUST CHANGE FROM THE INSIDE OUT.” – Steve Maraboli

“Spread your happiness to others and let them spread theirs to you.” – Steve Maraboli

“A life of happiness, peace, and love is all within our grasp.” – Steve Maraboli

“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

“Remember that there is an abundance of happiness that can be found in the smallest of places.” – Steve Maraboli

“Time waits for no one. There is only one time for happiness and the time is NOW!” – Steve Maraboli

“Happiness has to do with your mindset, not with outside circumstance.” – Steve Maraboli

“Finding happiness should not be seen as finding a needle in a haystack.  Happiness is within. Each day is a blessing that brings an abundance of happiness.  Therefore, finding happiness should be like finding a gift in a stack of gifts.” – Steve Maraboli

“Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past.” – Steve Maraboli

“Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.” – Steve Maraboli

“Gratitude enhances your ability to see beauty. It’s like seeing beauty in HD” – Steve Maraboli

“If you can’t see what to be grateful for you can’t see what to be great at.” – Steve Maraboli

“The greatest antidepressant is gratitude.” – Steve Maraboli

“Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.” – Steve Maraboli

“A grateful mindset can set you free from the prison of disempowerment and the shackles of misery.” – Steve Maraboli

“It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.” – Steve Maraboli

“I am so grateful for my troubles. As I reflect back on my life, I have come to realize that my greatest triumphs have been born of my greatest troubles.” – Steve Maraboli

“Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.” – Steve Maraboli

“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.” – Steve Maraboli

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it fearlessly.” – Steve Maraboli

“You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!”  – Steve Maraboli

“Don’t question your ability. You were created to succeed and live a life of purpose. Don’t you dare put a question-mark where God put a period!” – Steve Maraboli

“At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.” – Steve Maraboli

“You sing the song in your heart and the people it resonates with are going to dance to it.” – Steve Maraboli

“Social thinking dilutes most personal power.” – Steve Maraboli

“Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.” – Steve Maraboli

“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.” – Steve Maraboli

“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.” – Steve Maraboli

“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world.  It is only these two blessed things that can begin to heal all the broken hearts.” – Steve Maraboli

“In this busy world, we should never be a stranger to love and compassion. It is the fertile soil in the garden of peace.” – Steve Maraboli

“Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” – Steve Maraboli

“When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.” – Steve Maraboli

“The universal law of generosity ensures both the giver and recipient profit.” – Steve Maraboli

“Let the glow in your heart reflect in your soul.” – Steve Maraboli

“Search for contentment in each person you meet.” – Steve Maraboli

“Be considerate with the Earth. More people have to use it when you’re gone.” – Steve Maraboli

“Sometimes silence can be the strongest and most compassionate answer.” – Steve Maraboli

“I don’t want my life to be defined by what is etched on a tombstone. I want it to be defined in what is etched in the lives and hearts of those I’ve touched.” – Steve Maraboli

“With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. One day at a time we can change everything.” – Steve Maraboli

“Love and compassion are the mother and father of a smile. We need to create more smiles in our world today. Smiles, after all, pave the way to a happy world.” – Steve Maraboli

“The nourishment of our souls comes from the smiles of others.” – Steve Maraboli

“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.”  – Steve Maraboli

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. We should all smile more often.” – Steve Maraboli

Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli

“You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable.”  – Steve Maraboli

“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.” – Steve Maraboli

“You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.” – Steve Maraboli

“True friendship is rare. Don’t let a little dispute ruin a friendship.” – Steve Maraboli

“Don’t be one of those who don’t want others to be empowered. Share information. Try to make the next person, smarter.” – Steve Maraboli

“Unfortunately, the truth is usually the first casualty in an interaction between two people.” – Steve Maraboli

“Never run from the truth.  It is always there; it never changes – save your energy.” – Steve Maraboli

“Stop believing and start knowing. Trust in you. Trust in truth.” – Steve Maraboli

“Speak the truth! One committed mouth carries the seeds that could change a generation and change the world.” – Steve Maraboli

“Unfortunately, people often identify themselves by their circumstance instead of connecting with their innate truth.” – Steve Maraboli

“Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.” – Steve Maraboli

“Your fear of the truth does not hide or dilute it.” – Steve Maraboli

“Nothing is as unpopular as the truth.”  – Steve Maraboli

“Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people… but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” – Steve Maraboli

“Identify the things and people that make you feel unhappy and eliminate them from your life. Nothing good can come from them.” – Steve Maraboli

“There is no greater force for change than people inspired to live a better life” – Steve Maraboli

“I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise” – Steve Maraboli

“The process of discovering your fearless self is of refinement, not adding. The best way to reconnect with your freedom is to look at the rules you have that govern your freedom.” – Steve Maraboli

“The purpose of empowerment is to urge you towards freedom, to help each of you to break free of all limitations. It is that freedom that will give you eternal happiness and finally connect you with the unconditional realization of TRUTH.” – Steve Maraboli

“Freedom is more than just a word and a patriotic concept. It is the purest intent of God.” – Steve Maraboli

“The empowered mind gravitates towards freedom and helps you break free of all limitations.” – Steve Maraboli

“The best way to celebrate your freedom is to LIVE it! Be you. Be free. Don’t just make freedom something you have, make it something you do… something you ARE!” – Steve Maraboli

“Love in its most genuine sense, can only flourish if it is FREE. We, as people, can only flourish if we are free.” – Steve Maraboli

“We need to learn and embrace patience. Patience is a holy key that will unlock the door to a more fulfilling life. Behind the blessed door of patience are found better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, wise masters, and a more compassionate world.” – Steve Maraboli

“What good has impatience ever brought?  It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.” – Steve Maraboli

“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.” – Steve Maraboli

“What we instill in our children will be the foundation upon which they build their future.” – Steve Maraboli


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