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21 Picture Quotes That Encourage You To Live A Fuller Life

21 Picture Quotes That Encourage You To Live A Fuller Life

Live and not merely exist… that’s what this post is all about. Whether you’re 21 or 61 it’s never too late to begin to live, and the same basic rules apply to everyone. As Jack London says, “The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” This is echoed by Benjamin E. Mays who said, “I believe everyone is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive.”

Do you know what your purpose is? Are you living by accident or by design? Take a minute or two and think about that.

Follow your effort and it will lead you to your passion and your purpose. Believe in, and think highly of yourself. Be positive and confident; appreciate who you are. Participate in your life instead of just watching it pass you by.

Dream BIG; your thoughts initiate your actions. “Every second that you spend doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away. – C. JoyBell C.

Change your thinking; conquer your fears… transform your whole world. Strive for victory and prepare to win. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

And to entice you further to do just that, here are 21 picture quotes to encourage you to live a fuller life. Don’t just read them, take action. Live your life to the fullest!

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1. Author Unknown

*Although this quote is attributed to Mother Teresa, the true author is unknown

Life is...Mother Teresa

    2. Steve Maraboli

    Magic in this wonderful life

      3. Norman Vincent Peale

      Believe in yourself

        4. Rose Kennedy

        Life isn't a matter of milestones

          5. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          The Purpose of Life

            6. Napoleon Hill

            There is one quality that one must possess

              7. Zig Ziglar

              You were born to win

                8. Mark Twain

                The only way to keep your health

                  9. Steve Maraboli

                  Let go

                    10. Will Smith

                    Don't chase people

                      11. Tony Robbins

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                      Live life fully

                        12. Oprah Winfrey

                        Be thankful

                          13. Brian Tracy

                          All successful people

                            14. Saint Augustine

                            The world is a book

                              15. Jim Rohn

                              Average of the 5 people

                                16. Milton Berle

                                If opportunity doesn't knock

                                  17. Les Brown

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                                  Shoot for the moon

                                    18. Steve Jobs

                                    Love what you do

                                      19. Doe Zantamata

                                      We believe what we tell ourselves

                                        20. George Bernard Shaw

                                        A life spent making mistakes

                                          21. Jack Kornfield

                                          At the end of life

                                            Featured photo credit: The Tragedy of Life via runningyourlife.nl

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                                            Last Updated on January 18, 2019

                                            7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                                            7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                                            Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

                                            But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

                                            If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

                                            1. Limit the time you spend with them.

                                            First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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                                            In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

                                            Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

                                            2. Speak up for yourself.

                                            Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

                                            3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

                                            This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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                                            But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

                                            4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

                                            Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

                                            This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

                                            Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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                                            5. Change the subject.

                                            When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

                                            Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

                                            6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

                                            Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

                                            I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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                                            You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

                                            Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

                                            7. Leave them behind.

                                            Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

                                            If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

                                            That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

                                            You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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