Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world.

— Andy Andrews

The most memorable Andy Andrews quotes that will activate your inner potential

When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.


When faced with a decision, many people say they are waiting for God.

But I understand, in most cases, God is waiting for me.


Life itself is a privilege, but to live life to the fullest- well, that is a choice.


Most people think it takes a long time to change.

It doesn’t. Change is immediate! Instantaneous! It may take a long time to decide to change…but change happens in a heartbeat!


Keep your head and heart clear. Perspective can just as easily be lost as it can be found.


Passion is a product of the heart. Passion is what helps you when you have a great dream. Passion breeds conviction and turns mediocrity into excellence! Your passion will motivate others to join you in pursuit of your dream. With passion, you will overcome insurmountable obstacles. You will become unstoppable!


Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it's to raise kids who become great adults.


If you worry about what other people think of you, then you will have more confidence in their opinion than you have in your own.


Every man of character will have that character questioned.

Every man of honor and courage will be faced with unjust criticism, but never forget that unjust criticism has no impact whatsoever upon the truth. And the only sure way to avoid criticism is to do nothing and be nothing.


One way to define wisdom is the ability to see, into the future, the consequences of your choices in the present. That ability can give you a completely different perspective on what the future might look like.


A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right.

Why? Because conditions are never exactly right. Indecision limits The Almighty and His ability to perform miracles in your life. He has put the vision in you - proceed! To wait, to wonder, to doubt, to be indecisive is to disobey God.


In desperate times, much more than anything else, folks need perspective.

For perspective brings calm. Calm leads to clear thinking. Clear thinking yields new ideas. And ideas produce the bloom...of an answer. Keep your head and heart clear. Perspective can just as easily be lost as it can be found.


About Andy Andrews

Quotes 133 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday May 22, 1959

Worry is just imagination used in an unproductive way.


Everybody wants to reach the top of the mountain, but there is no growth at the peak. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life's next peak.


Everyone has a worst time in their life.

There's always a worse time. We are all either in a crisis, coming to one or coming out of one.


By your hand, millions - billions - of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day.


You have been created with the ability to change the world.

Every single choice you make ... every single action you take ... matters. But remember, the converse is also true. Every choice you do not make ... every action you do not take ... matters just as much.


Circumstances do not push or pull. They are daily lessons to be studied and gleaned for new knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge and wisdom that is applied will bring about a brighter tomorrow. A person who is depressed is spending too much time thinking about the way things are now and not enough time thinking about how he wants things to be.


Challenges are gifts, opportunities to learn.


Well, that's why smart people get tripped up with worry and fear.

Worry...fear...is just a misuse of the creative imagination that has been placed in each of us. Because we are smart and creative, we imagine all the things that could happen, that might happen, that will happen if this or that happens. See what I mean?


There are no hopeless situations, sweetheart, only people who have grown hopeless about them. You still have choices you can make.


Every good thing that has happened in your life happened because something changed.


In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at halftime.


Even in the worst time of life, if you are still breathing, that means you are still alive. If you are still here, you haven't accomplished what is still to be accomplished. The most important part of your life is still ahead of you.


It is not enough to recognize what is right and true.

One must control the impulse to do what is wrong and easy.


It’s obvious you kids are smart-school and good teachers will do that for you-but wisdom is something altogether different. Wisdom can be gathered in your downtime. Wisdom that can change the very course of your life will come from the people you are around, the books you read, and the things you listen to or watch on radio or television.


People tend to read books about a guy who goes back in time or a guy who is living under a pier.


Remember, young man, experience is not the best teacher.

Other people's experience is the best teacher. By reading about the lives of great people, you can unlock the secrets to what made them great.


We think in our society today that the way people change is that they have to have a deep desire to change or that the way they change is they have to hit rock bottom. But neither of those things is true.


People who are labeled as disrespectful do not get the same opportunities afforded to those who are labeled as respectful.


Those who are critical of my goals and dreams simply do not understand the higher purpose to which I have been called.


I believe persistence is a major key to success in any great endeavor.

I want to remind folks to PERSIST in whatever they are tackling at the moment!


I will not waste time on second thoughts. My life will not be an apology. It will be a statement.


Experience is not the best teacher. Other people's experience is the best teacher.


It's time to stop letting your history control your destiny.


If one makes a mistake, then an apology is usually sufficient to get things back on an even keel. However-and this is a big ‘however’- most people do not ever know why their apology did not seem to have any effect. It is simply that they did not make a mistake; they made a choice…and never understood the difference between the two.


Even a small amount of perspective can change our lives.

Because even the smallest amount of perspective can change how we are able to navigate hard times.


When you know that everything matters—that every move counts as much as any other—you will begin living a life of permanent purpose.


Until a person takes responsibility for where he is, there is no basis for moving on. The bad news is that the past was in your hands, but the good news is that the future, my friend, is also in your hands.


I guarantee you there is someone in your life that deserves more appreciation.

Who is it? Find that person and let them know!


See, the ‘small stuff’ is what makes up the larger picture of our lives.

Many people are like you, young man. But their perspective is distorted. They ignore ‘small stuff,’ claiming to have an eye on the bigger picture, never understanding that the bigger picture is composed of nothing more than-are you ready?- ‘small stuff’.


We all can think of at least one kid who had great parents, a great family, and an all-around great childhood...who suddenly went crazy as soon as he left the house for college or adulthood. And nobody can figure out how or why it happened!


Your big picture will never be a masterpiece if you ignore the tiny brushstrokes. You're trying so hard to be successful that true success is eluding you.


When I was 19 years old, both of my parents died in the same year;

my mom of cancer and my dad in a car accident. Through the next two or three years and a series of bad decisions - all my own, I might add - I ended up literally homeless, before that was even a word. I even slept occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.


Times of calamity and distress have always been producers of the greatest men.

The hardest steel is produced from the hottest fire; the brightest star shreds the darkest night.


I always want to teach things that help people with their personal lives, their financial lives and their legacies, so this was a huge thing for me.


I think a lot of what is involved in finding a noticer is to watch people and see what fruit people have on the tree. You examine that life and see if it has the kind of fruit you want to produce in your life.


And that destination for which we should strive is one of a successful life not necessarily a life of success.


After all, the seeds of depression cannot take root in a grateful heart.