Take it from a guy: If you're in love with somebody, you will swim the stream, you will climb the mountain, you will slay the dragon. You're going to get to her somehow, some way.

— Phil McGraw

The most staggering Phil McGraw quotes to get the best of your day

Instead of being ashamed of what you've been through, be proud of what you have overcome!

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It's better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.

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We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we're capable of.

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I think you're running into a lot of trouble if your idea of foreplay is, 'Brace yourself honey, here I come!'

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People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. You should be an open book, be transparent.

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Think about all of the times, situations, and circumstances where you have gotten caught up in making your self right rather than happy... The harder you fight to win, the bigger you lose.

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The number one need in all people is the need for acceptance, the need to experience a sense of belonging to something and someone. The need for acceptance is more powerful in your family than anywhere else.... If that need is not met by your family, trust me, your kids will go elsewhere to seek it in order to find approval and acceptance.

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Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.

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Some people prefer the passenger role, because it imposes no real pressure to decide or stand accountable for their life results.

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My dad used to say, 'You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.

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Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioral change is that it is fueled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down -- and they will -- even your best-laid plans will fall flat.

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You don't need a pack of wild horses to learn how to make a sandwich.

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About Phil McGraw

Quotes 103 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Psychologist
Birthday September 1, 1950

If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.

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If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.

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At this very moment, you may be saying to yourself that you have any number of admirable qualities. You are a loyal friend, a caring person, someone who is smart, dependable, fun to be around. That's wonderful, and I'm happy for you, but let me ask you this: are you being any of those things to yourself?

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People say time heals all wounds. Let me tell you, time heals nothing. You can do the wrong thing for 10 years and it doesn't equal the right thing for one day.

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Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.

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Reality check: you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life.

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You're only lonely if you're not there for you.

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The difference between winners and losers is that winners do things losers don't want to do.

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Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt, fear and frustration

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Grief is a process to go through, not a destination in which to wallow.

In a process, you keep putting one foot in front of the other, and each little step is part of your healing.

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Be your authentic self. Your authentic self is who you are when you have no fear of judgment, or before the world starts pushing you around and telling you who you're supposed to be. Your fictional self is who you are when you have a social mask on to please everyone else. Give yourself permission to be your authentic self.

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Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.

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Take the high road, there's a lot less traffic up there.

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There is an interconnectedness among members that bonds the family, much like mountain climbers who rope themselves together when climbing a mountain, so that if someone should slip or need support, he's held up by the others until he regains his footing.

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At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you're living your life doesn't matter. What matters is whether you're comfortable with it.

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Eighty percent of all questions are statements in disguise.

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We teach people how to treat us.

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You can't change what you don't acknowledge.

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Everybody should have the opportunity to do and be everything they can be.

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This is your life and the clock is ticking.

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I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little.

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People who consistently win have a clear and thoughtful strategy.

They know what they need to do and when they need to do it. They write it down so they stay on course, and avoid any alternative that does not get them closer to the finish line.

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Like an enemy I knew as intimately as any friend, I came to know the nagging, constant emptiness of the incongruent life. I ignored myself and lived for people, purposes, and goals that weren't my own. I betrayed who I was and instead accepted a fictional substitute that was defined from the outside in.

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Champions get what they want because they know what they want.

They have a vision that keeps them motivated and efficiently on track. They see it, feel it, and experience it in their minds and hearts. What is success for you? You won't get there without knowing what it feels and looks like.

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Success means different things in different parts of my life, but overall if I have to define ultimately what success means - the bottom line - then for me it's if the family is healthy and happy.

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The most you get is what you ask for.

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The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home.

There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears.

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When you get married, your loyalty, first and foremost, is to your spouse, and to the family that you create together.

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I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt.

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Do it! People who succeed don't just sit and think about what they want to do.

They take meaningful, purposeful, directional action consistently and persistently. Every step they take puts them toward the outcome they're looking for.

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You have to figure out what that is, and you have to make a plan to get to it.

And the plan has got to have a timeline. You have to choose something that you can afford to do and then lock it in and passionately do it.

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Happiness isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition.

You must define what it looks like for you and then make a conscious effort to access whatever gets you to your unique definition of joy.

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A year from now, you're gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.

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We are proud to have a platform through the Dr Phil show and the Dr.

Phil Foundation to offer children the voice they need to meet their goals in having a better life.

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Those who marry for money end up EARNING it anyway.

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There are some sick people in this world.

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You cannot be who and what you are unless you have a lifestyle, both internally and externally, that is designed to support that definition of self.

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