1000 miles journey

Inspirational Quotes


I tend to use quotations in my work, particularly during speaking engagements. They give my tremendous inspriation and focus throughout my owrking week. Here is a selection quotes, many of them well known to all:

This is central to all of my work, and indeed my life:
‘A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.’
Mahatma Gandhi


In personal development it is not the aim to add anything, rather, the challenge is in removing the layers of social conditioning laid down throughout our lives.
‘People do not change, they are merely revealed.’
Anne Enright (Irish author)


Lasting change must come from within. We have to take ownership of the changes we make otherwise they will not stick:
‘Make sure what you do is a product of your own conclusion.’
Jim Rohn


There’s no better template for successful coaching:
‘Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion & knowledge.’

Wonderful words from one of the writers who have inspired modern mindfulness:
‘If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, & endeavours to live the life they have imagined, they will meet with a success unexpected.’
Henry David Thoreau


And there is nothing that will fritter away our time like wishful thinking:
‘The goal is everything. If we do not have a target, how do we know what to aim at?

A goal without a plan is just a wish.’
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


A client of mine recently mentioned that she could only make changes in baby steps. It’s not the pace that’s important, rather, maintaining forward momentum is the real key. The pace of change must always suit each individual.

‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’
Lao Tzu


Living acording to our individual core values is vital if we are to achieve true fulfilment and the happiness that comes with it.
‘Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.’
Ayn Rand, Writer


Our creative capacity, which is within us all in our own individual form, helps to define our humanity:
‘Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.’
Ida Scott Taylor


To rid ourselves of negative judgment is a tremendous step towards positivity

‘Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I will meet you there.’


These following two quotes inspire with their beauty, strength & compassion:
‘The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.’
Helen Keller

‘I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.’
Martin Luther King

The final two are my favourites. Simple logic combined with gentle &, yet at the same time, relentless determination
‘If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?’

‘First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.’
Mahatma Gandhi