You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

— David Viscott

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To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.


If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.


To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.


The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.


When you respond to an unreasonable person by getting emotional, you give them victory. How do you manage unreasonable people? You dismiss them. Like shadows


The highest love a person can have for you is to wish for you to evolve into the best person you can be.


There is some place where your specialties can shine.

Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can.


Many risks fail because they were not taken in time.

Too many risks are postponed until unnecessarily elaborate preparations are made. This does not mean that one should say, Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! That is foolish and self-destructive. . . . But don't sit back waiting for the perfect moment. It almost never comes.


In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.


Lists have always implied social order.


People now feel time accelerating. Lists allow them to feel some sense of accomplishment.


Frequently, visualization is the key to lose weight.

Imagine yourself with your desired body, and work for it. At some point in the future, this wish will come true.


About David Viscott

Quotes 29 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Psychologist
Birthday October 16

The purpose of life is to find your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.


Even those who venture to dip a toe in the pond of risk never allow themselves to get used to the water.


Once a person says, This is who I really am, what I am all about, what I was really meant to do, it is easier to decide how to spend one's time.


The original lists were probably carved in stone and represented longer periods of time. They contained things like 'Get More Clay. Make Better Oven.'


Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.


The worst thing that one can do is not try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- and never knowing.


Lists today are a way of trying to get through the day, because we are losing a sense of time.


If your life is ever going to get better, you'll have to take risks.

There is simply no way you can grow without taking chances.


If we are the sum of everything that happens to us, to limit a person's experience is to limit their growth.


Your ultimate goal in life is to become your best self.

Your immediate goal is to get on the path that will lead you there.


There comes a time in some relationships when no matter how sincere the attempt to reconcile the differences or how strong the wish to recreate a part of the past once shared, the struggle becomes so painful that nothing else is felt and the world and all its beauty only add to the discomfort by providing cruel contrast.


Just imagine that you are the person you want to be.


Take the best action toward your most important goal right now.


You are the only one who has to live your life.


You don't have to try, you just have to be.


This is really America in therapy, people trying to get themselves together and be whole.

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