We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.— Marcus Garvey
Irresistibly Giving Yourself quotations
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Believe in yourself and all that you are.
Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone.
Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others.
Your silence gives consent.
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world.
The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
When your world falls apart and you're left with just yourself, you're forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.
Don't let fear stop you. Don't give up because you are paralyzed by insecurity or overwhelmed by the odds, because in giving up, you give up hope. Understand that failure is a process in life, that only in trying can you enrich yourself and have the possibility of moving forward. The greatest obstacle in life is fear and giving up because of it.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
Realize that true happiness lies within you.
Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Do not give to the poor expecting to get their gratitude so that you can feel good about yourself. If you do, your giving will be thin and short-lived, and that is not what the poor need; it will only improvish them further. Give only if you have something you must give; give only if you are someone for whom giving is its own reward.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself.
Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.
You can't have relationships with other people until you give birth to yourself.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself.
Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
If you don't feel challenged, it's because you're not doing enough.
Ballet should never feel comfortable. Comfortable is lazy! If you're comfortable when you dance, you're not pushing yourself hard enough. 100 % is not enough. You have to give 200%. One tendu takes years of hard work and will never be perfect. Everything in ballet is a challenge.
Forgiveness. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. You are relieved of carrying that burden of resentment. You really are lighter. You feel lighter. You just drop that.
When you give up remember why you started.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
Give yourself to prayer, to reading and meditation on divine truths: strive to penetrate to the bottom of them and never be content with a superficial knowledge.
In giving of yourself, you will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.
You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
Giving yourself threads doesn't mean you don't believe in yourself in my opinion.
Above all trust in the slow work of God.
Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be. Give our Lord the benefit of believing that His hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.
You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've got.
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.
You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise.
You give everything you have, everything, absolutely everything.
God can take better care of you than you could ever take of yourself.
He could open doors for you that you could never open. He can close doors that will keep you out of trouble. God can give you favor everywhere that you go.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
God will often give you more than you can handle so you can learn to depend on Him rather than on yourself.
Eternal Trinity... mystery deep as the sea, You could give me no greater gift than the gift of Yourself. For You are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.
I sit for two or three hours and then in 15 minutes I can do a painting, but that's part of it. You have to get ready and decide to jump up and do it; you build yourself up psychologically, and so painting has no time for brush. Brush is boring, you give it and all of a sudden it's dry, you have to go. Before you cut the thought, you know?
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him, to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness - in short, to learn the depths of the love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us.
Life gives to all the choice. You can satisfy yourself with mediocrity if you wish. You can be common, ordinary, dull, colorless, or yyou can channel your life so that it will be clean, vibrant, useful, progressive, colorful, and rich.