Steve Maraboli

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Steve Maraboli (born 18 April 1975) is an internet radio commentator, motivational speaker and author.

Quotes[edit]

Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010)[edit]

Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.
Let today be the day … You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.
Love in its most genuine sense, can only flourish if it is FREE. We, as people, can only flourish if we are free.
As for biblical or religious theory, I don't ever want to fight about the details of the story, I want to live the reality of the message.
You sing the song in your heart and the people it resonates with are going to dance to it.
We will get true and lasting change as soon as we make helping people a way of life instead of a business.
I don't think we are ever prepared for the level of warfare at which ignorance fights.
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.
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.
When you truly embrace your human impermanence you connect with the power you have, and influence you have, over the time you have.
When you can see your permanent truth clearly you'll be able to deal with any temporary condition effectively.
Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.
When you live in alignment you stop telling God how big your problems are and start telling your problems how big God is.
I am participating in the evolution of inspired action.
Understand the Good Book to be one that isn't necessarily filled with stories to be believed, but instead messages to be received…
  • Never confuse someone else's inability to do something with its inability to be done.
    • p. 16
  • The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness not to stop your progress.
    • p. 16
  • We can all fight the battles of just one day. It is when we add the burdens of two uncontrollable days, yesterday and tomorrow, that we get overwhelmed.
    • p. 16
  • Simplify your life. You don't grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual.
    • p. 16
  • While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success.
    • p. 16
  • Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.
    • p. 16
  • God's calling requires action. When God calls you, he calls collect ... you better be willing to accept the charges of your calling.
    • p. 16
  • It has been my experience that a bi-product of order is preparedness. And if chance favors the prepared mind, then I am ready!
    • p. 16
  • This is a mathematical universe. We are surrounded by equations and summations. Your life: the current state of your life and life itself is a direct summation of the equation you have created. Your life is a reflection of many choices you have made at the innumerable amount of choice-points you've crossed. Great endeavors are the summation of a great and deliberate equation.
    • p. 16
  • Don't be disheartened by the forces of evil. Nothing can happen that God hasn't allowed. Even resistance is all part of grand orchestration. The devil always has you right were God wants you.
    • p. 16
  • The value of a moment is immeasurable. The power of just ONE moment can propel you to success and happiness or chain you to failure and misery.
    • p. 19
  • At any given moment the choice to be happy is present — we just have to choose to be happy.
    • p. 19
  • If you intend to change, decide what you want and live your life accordingly.
    • p. 19
  • Life is the definition you give to events that occur.
    • p. 19
  • Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing … changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.
    • p. 19
  • Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.
    • p. 19
  • 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.
    • p. 22
  • How would your life be different if … You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day … You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.
    • p. 23
  • Today stretches ahead of you waiting to be shaped. You are the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to you.
    • p. 25
  • Your actions should be so dedicated that no one should have to ask you what you want.
    • p. 25
  • NEVER be surprised by your own success!
    • p. 25
  • Your agreement with reality defines your life.
    • p. 25
  • Free yourself from the inauthenticity and disempowerment of your story.
    • p. 25
  • Happiness is the gauge that measures your relationship with God.
    • p. 25
  • Sometimes the greatest messages come out of the greatest messes.
    • p. 26
  • Live your vision and demand your success.
    • p. 26
  • Don't sit back and wait for life to happen to you. Have a plan and take the needed steps to create what you want.
    • p. 26
  • The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.
    • p. 26
  • Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we've been blessed with.
    • p. 26
  • Love in its most genuine sense, can only flourish if it is FREE. We, as people, can only flourish if we are free.
    • p. 26
  • God's word is not just to be heard and repeated, it is to be breathed, lived, and emulated with each action.
    • p. 26
  • Your dream is a reality that is just waiting for you to materialize it!
    • p. 28
  • If your vision becomes distorted, your journey becomes delayed.
    • p. 28
  • Although time seems to fly by, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest.
    • p. 28
  • Even if you have been neglecting your body, you'll find that our cells are so much more forgiving than we are. The second you start loving your body, it starts loving you back. It doesn't hold grudges. As soon as you start feeding yourself better emotionally, spiritually, and physically, everything responds in the positive.
    • p. 28
  • How would your life be different if … You stopped focusing on what you didn't want and started focusing on what you do want? Let today be the day … You establish a clear intent, make a plan, and take actions towards your intent.
    • p. 31
  • Remember that there is an abundance of happiness that can be found in the smallest of places.
    • p. 32
  • Those who are successful give credit to their mistakes and give them a polished new name, experience.
    • p. 32
  • Live life with a purpose and live it full out.
    • p. 32
  • God is the architect of the event; you are the interpreter of the moment.
    • p. 32
  • You may be keeping a diary of your thoughts but know that, in every religion, the God you believe is keeping a diary of your actions.
    • p. 32
  • There is no greater force for change than people inspired to live a better life.
    • p. 32
  • As for biblical or religious theory, I don't ever want to fight about the details of the story, I want to live the reality of the message.
    • p. 32
  • Don't be afraid of your past. Learn from it so it can empower your present.
    • p. 35
  • No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?
    • p. 36
  • Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the ghost of yesterday or the "To-Do" list of tomorrow!
    • p. 36
  • Time waits for no one. There is only one time for happiness and the time is NOW!
    • p. 36
  • The reason why fear is so powerful is because you believe it to be stronger than you.
    • p. 36
  • Be considerate with the Earth. More people have to use it when you're gone.
    • p. 36
  • You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it fearlessly.
    • p. 36
  • Free yourself from the complexities of your life! A life of simplicity and happiness awaits you.
    • p. 38
  • A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.
    • p. 38
  • Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that's beautiful to create something that is fake?
    • p. 38
  • In essence, your eyes don't show you what you see they show you what you believe.
    • p. 38
  • Nothing is so self-sabotaging as having your actions not reflect your goals. Your life is always just waiting for permission to go where you want it to go ... to be shaped how you want it to be shaped.
    • p. 38
  • 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.
    • p. 38
  • As for the journey of life; at some point you will realize that YOU are the driver and you will drive!
    • p. 41
  • Listen to what others have to say. When you speak, you're only repeating things you already know. When you listen you learn.
    • p. 41
  • The very thing that is causing you pain is building you up.
    • p. 41
  • The only power fear has is the power you give it.
    • p. 41
  • The bank of love is never bankrupt.
    • p. 41
  • God's language is action. For God, faith is a verb.
    • p. 41
  • Intent is a reflection of the spirit's desire to create in the material world.
    • p. 41
  • How would your life be different if … You stopped worrying about things you can't control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day … You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.
    • p. 42
  • Come to accept that if your methods don't change, neither will your results.
    • p. 44
  • You have the ability to choose your reactions.
    • p. 44
  • If you perceive yourself in a negative manner then success is next to impossible.
    • p. 44
  • It's thinking you know that stops you from knowing.
    • p. 44
  • Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.
    • p. 44
  • Stop giving meaningless praise and start giving meaningful action.
    • p. 44
  • Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.
    • p. 46
  • The God we've been praying to is deaf to our words and only responds to our actions.
    • p. 46
  • If humans were inclined to goodness, religion would not be necessary.
    • p. 46
  • A true visionary shows me their vision with their actions.
    • p. 46
  • Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.
    • p. 46
  • 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
    • p. 46
  • Unfortunately, the truth is usually the first casualty in an interaction between two people.
    • p. 52
  • The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps.
    • p. 53
  • There's a difference between having the faith to believe and having the faith to receive.
    • p. 53
  • You have to create the space for God to fill.
    • p. 53
  • Plan for your success; Live your successio.
    • p. 53
  • There is an abundance of power to be found in simplicity.
    • p. 53
  • Enjoy today, it's what you hold in your senses now.
    • p. 53
  • Religious structure often dilutes the spiritual experience.
    • p. 53
  • You sing the song in your heart and the people it resonates with are going to dance to it.
    • p. 53
  • Have a goal, a destination and a clear map. If you don't know where you are going any road will take you there
    • p. 58
  • How would your life be different if … You pretended those around you were deaf to your words? Let today be the day … You let your actions speak and communicate your feelings and intentions.
    • p. 59
  • Sometimes the prison of fear is so powerful there's no need to lock the cell doors. Your fear creates a willingness to self-imprison.
    • p. 60
  • A bruise to the ego hurts more than a break to the bone.
    • p. 60
  • We will get true and lasting change as soon as we make helping people a way of life instead of a business.
    • p. 60
  • It doesn't matter what you did or where you were, it matters where you are and what you're doing.
    • p. 60
  • If you are not in the now you are nowhere.
    • p. 60
  • There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.
    • p. 60
  • Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!
    • p. 61
  • The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same thing.
    • p. 61
  • Nothing is as unpopular as the truth.
    • p. 61
  • You can't just wish change; you have to live the change in order for it to become a reality.
    • p. 61
  • The true dynamic of a successful friendship and relationship is when the respect is mutual and reciprocal.
    • p. 61
  • When we focus our attention on things that are either in the past of in the future, it dilutes our experience of right now. Today is the day you can break from that.
    • p. 61
  • Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
    • p. 61
  • Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.
    • p. 64
  • There is a universal law; INTENT is the cause, your life is the effect.
    • p. 64
  • Today is the only day in which we have any power.
    • p. 64
  • Social thinking dilutes most personal power.
    • p. 64
  • Your simple smile can lighten the darkest places
    • p. 64
  • Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
    • p. 64
  • Freedom is more than just a word and a patriotic concept. It is the purest intent of God.
    • p. 73
  • My mistakes have been my greatest mentors.
    • p. 73
  • I don't think we are ever prepared for the level of warfare at which ignorance fights.
    • p. 73
  • Nothing is going to change unless you first change
    • p. 73
  • Love has no limitations. It cannot be measured. It has no boundaries. Although many have tried, love is indefinable.
    • p. 73
  • 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.
    • p. 73
  • Today greets you in the morning with an embrace and a kiss. How will you greet it back?
    • p. 73
  • 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.
    • p. 74
  • Remember, nothing in life comes labeled, YOU are the labeler.
    • p. 74
  • At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
    • p. 74
  • I am not arrogant enough to tell you what the future holds, but I am faithful enough to remind you who holds the future.
    • p. 74
  • Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.
    • p. 74
  • How would your life change if your actions did all the talking and all you used your mouth for was to say please and thank you?
    • p. 74
  • How would your life be different if … You renamed your "To-Do" list to your "Opportunities" list? Let today be the day … You look at each day as a treasure chest filled with limitless opportunities and take joy in checking many off your list.
    • p. 77
  • A wrong turn doesn't end the journey. If you feel lost, just look at your map and get back on the road. The map will always lead you in the right direction.
    • p. 78
  • The empowered mind gravitates towards freedom and helps you break free of all limitations.
    • p. 78
  • A life by choice is one that is filled with love, happiness, and an appreciation of each day.
    • p. 78
  • When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress.
    • p. 78
  • 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.
    • p. 78
  • 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.
    • p. 80
  • Let the glow in your heart reflect in your soul.
    • p. 78
  • Search for contentment in each person you meet.
    • p. 80
  • I'm not saying it's wrong to plan for the future. I'm warning not to make today a victim of those plans.
    • p. 80
  • In a strong relationship, you should love your companion more than you need them.
    • p. 80
  • It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.
    • p. 80
  • Identify the things and people that make you feel unhappy and eliminate them from your life. Nothing good can come from them.
    • p. 80
  • Happiness has to do with your mindset, not with outside circumstance.
    • p. 80
  • Stop being a victim of your own circumstances
    • p. 82
  • It is when we hurt that we learn.
    • p. 83
  • The innate power you possess to achieve your dreams is immeasurable.
    • p. 83
  • You cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change!
    • p. 83
  • Sometimes you have to take those first steps, take that leap of faith, and inspire God to catch you.
    • p. 83
  • Free yourself from the imprisonment of your own limiting beliefs and prejudices.
    • p. 83
  • When you're ready to make the change and you don't feel that you have the strength, know that you are connected with the same strength that moves the world; you just have to stop turning your back on it and connect with it.
    • p. 83
  • Stress is like a pulse, if you have it you're alive.
    • p. 83
  • Fear is the imaginary response to something that has not happened.
    • p. 84
  • How would your life be different if … You stopped validating your victim mentality? Let today be the day … You shake off your self-defeating drama and embrace your innate ability to recover and achieve.
    • p. 86
  • Today many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?
    • p. 88
  • Forget yesterday — it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow — you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift — today.
    • p. 89
  • In this busy world, we should never be a stranger to love and compassion. It is the fertile soil in the garden of peace.
    • p. 89
  • We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God.
    • p. 89
  • Change is the parent of progress.
    • p. 89
  • Being attached to the problems of yesterday or the insecurities of tomorrow will destroy your today.
    • p. 89
  • Your perceptions create your reality.
    • p. 89
  • Embrace your spirituality but don't turn your back on your humanity.
    • p. 89
  • Reading the Bible will help you get to know the word, but it's when you put it down and live your life that you get to know the author.
    • p. 90
  • Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.
    • p. 90
  • Hiding from your history only shackles you to it. Instead, face it and free yourself.
    • p. 90
  • It's inspiring to see all the wonderfully amazing things that can happen in a day in which you participate.
    • p. 90
  • When you're in love, your soul feels healthy.
    • p. 90
  • Regret is a spiritual scar.
    • p. 90
  • It is those who can see the invisible that can do the impossible.
    • p. 93
  • The nourishment of our souls comes from the smiles of others.
    • p. 94
  • The ability to passionately express opposing opinions is the greatest sign of a healthy democracy.
    • p. 94
  • I'm no longer being paralyzed by your opinion, I'm moving forward with my truth.
    • p. 94
  • My life is far too precious and my mission too important to allow either to be chaotically diluted by a lack of order.
    • p. 94
  • 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.
    • p. 94
  • Do not allow yourself to be damaged by yourself.
    • p. 94
  • The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.
    • p. 96
  • When we are judging everything, we are learning nothing.
    • p. 97
  • If you want something you've never had you have to be willing to do something you've never done.
    • p. 97
  • Just because you are available for a relationship doesn't mean you are ready for one.
    • p. 97
  • Intent paired with action builds the bridge to success. You can't just want it; you have to do it, live it...BE it!
    • p. 97
  • When you say "I" and "my" too much, you lose the capacity to understand the "we" and "our".
    • p. 97
  • One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity.
    • p. 97
  • There is an unlimited amount of power to be found in simplicity. Keep your intent and action simple and the doors of success, happiness, and abundance will fly open for you.
    • p. 98
  • The art of letting go is simply about personal empowerment. Realizing what you're in charge of, realizing what you control, and more importantly, what you don't control.
    • p. 98
  • One of the most spiritual things you can do is acknowledge the human aspect of your life. Once you acknowledge the human aspect of your life you'll recognize the spiritual fuel that ignites that human engine.
    • p. 98
  • I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.
    • p. 98
  • Gratitude enhances your ability to see beauty. It's like seeing beauty in HD.
    • p. 98
  • Attachment is the still water in which the mosquitoes of stress grow.
    • p. 100
  • The greatest enemy to fear is truth.
    • p. 101
  • Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.
    • p. 101
  • 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.
    • p. 101
  • This magical universe is so faithful in waiting for us to get out of our own way. Many people do not realize that the sharpening of wit occurs when one humbles their wit. It is in the humble mindset that beauty and magic flow freely.
    • p. 101
  • All resistance bears within it the seeds of growth, experience, and wisdom.
    • p. 101
  • It's a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.
    • p. 101
  • Don't let your history interfere with your destiny.
    • p. 108
  • How would your life be different if … You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day … You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
    • p. 109
  • If you see something different for yourself in the future, you have to do something different for yourself in the present.
    • p. 110
  • If you can't see what to be grateful for you can't see what to be great at.
    • p. 110
  • Beware of the person that is so empowered they ask questions that only actions can answer.
    • p. 110
  • When intent and action mate, the offspring is success.
    • p. 110
  • Intent and action are the fuel and vehicle in the journey of creation.
    • p. 110
  • Scholars, theologians, and even poets have yet to be able to truly describe and touch upon the beauty, romance, and magic of a relationship built on 100% authenticity.
    • p. 110
  • Live accordingly ... success isn't something you have, it's something you do.
    • p. 115
  • Stop allowing your day-to-day life to be clouded by busy nothingness.
    • p. 116
  • The more I study, the more I learn and absorb, the more I realize how truly little I know.
    • p. 116
  • You are a reflection of nature. You should always be upgrading, refining, and improving.
    • p. 116
  • You're life is a print-out of your thoughts.
    • p. 116
  • A successful relationship bridges the gap between men and women and that bridge is built with respect.
    • p. 116
  • We live in a universe that is always happy to give you whatever your intent-based reality demands.
    • p. 116
  • It is your belief that you are being held back that holds you back.
    • p. 118
  • How would your life be different if… You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day … You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.
    • p. 119
  • As for your ignorance — do not fear it. Instead be humbled by it and tend to it.
    • p. 120
  • The actions you take today can propel you into a better position tomorrow.
    • p. 120
  • Speak the truth! One committed mouth carries the seeds that could change a generation and change the world.
    • p. 120
  • Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress.
    • p. 120
  • Sing the song in your heart and don't ever let anyone shut you up!
    • p. 122
  • When you truly embrace your human impermanence you connect with the power you have, and influence you have, over the time you have.
    • p. 123
  • Some of the greatest lessons you learn in life are the ones communicated without a single word spoken.
    • p. 123
  • If I've learned anything in my life, it's that God has the habit of asking you to do the very thing you think you can't do.
    • p. 123
  • When forever becomes a place...when forever ceases to be just a word… when it ceases to be a just a measurement of time…but instead becomes a place where soul mates can dance to the song in their hearts, that is a reflection of true love.
    • p. 123
  • 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.
    • p. 123
  • You did not go through everything you've gone through just to end up in the same place you were when you started.
    • p. 124
  • Sometimes the love you'll feel after you've been hurt is stronger than ever.
    • p. 124
  • When you stop just existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with wonder and synchronicity.
    • p. 124
  • Tomorrow is waiting to reveal itself depending on the actions of just one day... TODAY!
    • p. 124
  • You can't fully enjoy THESE moments until you let go of past moments.
    • p. 124
  • The greatest antidepressant is gratitude.
    • p. 124
  • Don't just look to keep busy. Look to keep fulfilled.
    • p. 124
  • How would your life be different if … You didn't allow yourself to be defined by your past? Let today be the day … You stop letting your history interfere with your destiny and awaken to the opportunity to release your greatest self.
    • p. 125
  • When your intent and your actions are aligned, you are speaking directly to God.
    • p. 126
  • Nothing inspires honesty like fear or trouble.
    • p. 127
  • Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people's opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions!
    • p. 127
  • 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.
    • p. 127
  • Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.
    • p. 127
  • You may think you are a good person hanging out with the wrong crowd, but to someone watching, the difference is not noticeable.
    • p. 127
  • There is nothing like a broken heart to nourish your own sense of self
    • p. 127
  • Empowerment is the ability to refine, improve, and enhance your life without co-dependency.
    • p. 130
  • Decide what you want, create a map, and get your ass out there!
    • p. 131
  • Sometimes silence can be the strongest and most compassionate answer.
    • p. 131
  • We only have now! Everything else is either imagination or memory.
    • p. 131
  • A lack of clarity is food for failure.
    • p. 131
  • Fear comes from a lack of understanding how powerful you really are.
    • p. 131
  • When you live in alignment you stop telling God how big your problems are and start telling your problems how big God is.
    • p. 131
  • Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past.
    • p. 131
  • If you want something different, DO something different. Without change progress is impossible.
    • p. 132
  • The day you start telling yourself you can, is the day you start knowing you will.
    • p. 135
  • The greatest sermons are the ones given with a closed mouth and an open heart.
    • p. 135
  • Only when your intent and actions are in alignment can you create the reality you desire.
    • p. 135
  • When you hold a grudge, you want someone else's sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.
    • p. 135
  • By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to finally set in motion the changes you want in your life.
    • p. 140
  • The fear you feel is a direct reflection of the perception you have of yourself.
    • p. 140
  • Unfortunately, people often identify themselves by their circumstance instead of connecting with their innate truth.
    • p. 140
  • I am participating in the evolution of inspired action.
    • p. 140
  • The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts — it gives you what you demand with your actions.
    • p. 140
  • What I do for a living is talk. What I do for life is action.
    • p. 140
  • One of the most spiritual things that can happen to you is a human breakthrough.
    • p. 144
  • When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love … then make that day count!
    • p. 144
  • Sometimes I can tell the greatness of my mission with God by the resistance I am met with by the Devil.
    • p. 144
  • 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!
    • p. 144
  • If you respect yourself in stressful situations, it will help you see the positive … It will help you see the message in the mess.
    • p. 144
  • It's not about transcending my humanity it's about engulfing myself in it.
    • p. 144
  • How would your life be different if … You approached all relationships with authenticity and honesty? Let today be the day … You dedicate yourself to building relationships on the solid foundation of truth and authenticity.
    • p. 145
  • Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don't make it wait any longer.
    • p. 146
  • Never question the power of one! Throughout history it has been the actions of only one person who has inspired the movement of change.
    • p. 148
  • You can still make today the day you change yourself. It's never too late!
    • p. 148
  • It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending.
    • p. 148
  • Interrupt your own speaking with your own actions.
    • p. 148
  • Be ambitious towards your own personal enhancement.
    • p. 148
  • Today's a new day. It's your day. You shape it. Don't let it be shaped by someone else's ignorance or fear.
    • p. 148
  • Nothing is so unpopular as positive change amongst friends.
    • p. 148
  • Your fear of the truth does not hide or dilute it.
    • p. 150
  • When you understand the Good Book to be one that isn't necessarily filled with stories to be believed, but instead messages to be received — you free yourself from the burden of previous ignorance and agendas and you allow the activation of living truth within.
    • p. 152
  • If you want to achieve your greatest self, be your own biggest fan.
    • p. 152
  • A victim mentality is a prolonged form of suicide.
    • p. 152
  • It's important to know what you don't want, but it's vital to know what you DO want.
    • p. 152
  • People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don't EVER stop!
    • p. 152
  • 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.
    • p. 152
  • There is nothing more dangerous to the shackles of complacency and the warden of fear than philosophy in action.
    • p. 154
  • A lot of the things you cry about in the present are the things you will laugh about in the future.
    • p. 155
  • Your seed is your initial intent and it flourishes when your actions reflect that intent.
    • p. 155
  • I am complete but I'm not finished.
    • p. 155
  • Are you leaving evidence that you appreciate today or are you only leaving evidence that you are scared of tomorrow?
    • p. 155
  • Don't augment your complaints, augment your actions.
    • p. 155
  • Fear is a mental projection of something that has not happened.
    • p. 155
  • The journey of change doesn't begin when you intend, it begins when you move.
    • p. 155
  • Seizing the power of now is what will help you propel your life to where you need to be.
    • p. 156
  • Participate in your own dreams, don't just say what you want or complain about what you don't have.
    • p. 156
  • It's time to stop just talking, it's time to stop just intending, it's time for action; it's time to shut-up and say something!
    • p. 156
  • 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!
    • p. 156
  • I don't want you to be the victim of circumstance, I want you to be the owner of the moment.
    • p. 156
  • Your capacity to own something is your capacity to change something.
    • p. 156
  • When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change … But only after trying their hardest to make you stop.
    • p. 159
  • It's actually in simplifying life that you get the greatest strength.
    • p. 159
  • The empowered mind allows problems to seed personal growth.
    • p. 159
  • The universal law of generosity ensures both the giver and recipient profit
    • p. 159
  • Interrupt your thoughts of "I should", with your action of doing.
    • p. 159

Quotes about Maraboli[edit]

  • Steve shares the brilliant ideas and empowering philosophies that have gained him international recognition as a leader in personal development. He lays out a practical guide to living your true beauty and potential.
  • Radio star, Steve Maraboli's book, Life, the Truth, and Being Free, is a masterpiece of wisdom. Filled with pearls of insight on all areas of life, it speaks directly to the primary issue of our day: How to save this world without losing ourselves. Courageously, Steve maps out the only plan that works — Engage life, stay aligned with the truth, and find the freedom to create something better for those we touch every day.

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