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100 Famous Quotes About Life That Will Inspire You

100 Famous Quotes About Life That Will Inspire You

Looking for inspirations that can enlighten you and keep you moving forward?

Check out these 100 famous quotes about life that are handpicked by Lifehack’s editor.

1. If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

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    2. Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

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      3. She believed she could, so she did.

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        4. I’ll be ok. Just not today.

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          5. Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.

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            6. She is clothed with strength and dignity; She can laugh at the days to come.

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              7. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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                8. I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.

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                  9. Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

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                    10. Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be.

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                      11. Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

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                        12 . The 3C’s in Life” Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.

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                          13. Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. For the lord your god will be with you wherever you go.

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                            14. In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

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                              15. One day someone is going to hug you so tight, that all of your broken pieces fit back together.

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                                16. The darkest nights produce the brightest stars

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                                  17. Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.

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                                    18. You will forever be my always.

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                                      19. Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

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                                        20. One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.

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                                          21. God has placed you where you’re at in this very moment for a reason, remember that and trust he is working everything out!

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                                            22. What ever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.

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                                              23. You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.

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                                                24. They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.

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                                                  25. An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back the difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.

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                                                    26. Better than I was, more than I am. And all of this happened, by taking your hand.

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                                                      27. I smile like an idiot when I think about you.

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                                                        28. Someone who really loves you sees what a mess you can be, how you can be, how moody you can get, how hard you are to handle, but still wants you.

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                                                          29. I keep o much pain inside myself. I grasp my anger and loneliness and hold it in my chest, It has changed me into something I never meant to be. It has transformed me in a person I do not recognise; but I don’t know how to let it go.

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                                                            30. Positive mind. Positive vibes. Positive life.

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                                                              31. The things you take for granted someone else is praying.

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                                                                32. By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.

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                                                                  33. Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.

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                                                                    34. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.

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                                                                      35. A girl’s favorite songs will tell you more about how she feels than her lips ever will.

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                                                                        36. It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones.

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                                                                          37. Sometimes you meet a person and you just click — you’re comfortable with them, like you’ve known them you whole life, and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.

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                                                                            38. A.S.A.P always say a prayer

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                                                                              39. I knew who I was this morning but I’ve changed a few times since then.

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                                                                                40. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

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                                                                                  41. Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t you know where you stand.

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                                                                                    42. She acts like summer & walks like rain.

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                                                                                      43. The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.

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                                                                                        44. If you know me you know that …

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                                                                                          45. When it rains look for Rainbows. When it’s dark look for Stars.

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                                                                                            46. Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

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                                                                                              47. When you’re happy you enjoy the music. When you’re sad you understand the lyrics.

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                                                                                                48. Don’t tell me what they said about me, tell me why they were so comfortable to say it around you.

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                                                                                                  49. You hate when people see you cry because you want to be that strong girl. At the same time, though, you hate how nobody notices how torn apart and broken you are.

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                                                                                                    50. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

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                                                                                                      51. Fear not, …

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                                                                                                        52. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

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                                                                                                          53. Why is Monday so far from Friday, and Friday so near to Monday?

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                                                                                                            54. A serious girl, when she finds someone who clams her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning.

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                                                                                                              55. Keep clam and think of the beach.

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                                                                                                                56. Stay humble, work hard, be kind.

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                                                                                                                  57. Just a brunette and a blonde with an unbreakable bond. Best friends forever.

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                                                                                                                    58. Do what you can with what you have where you are.

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                                                                                                                      59. Be a Girl with a mind, a Woman with attitude, and a Lady with class.

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                                                                                                                        60. Collect Moments Not Things.

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                                                                                                                          61. Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.

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                                                                                                                            62. Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. I live in the present and make it beautiful.

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                                                                                                                              63. Don’t give up now.

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                                                                                                                                64. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.

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                                                                                                                                  65. Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it.

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                                                                                                                                    66. Good music doesn’t expiration date.

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                                                                                                                                      67. I’m stronger because I had to be, I’m smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve know, and now wiser because I learned.

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                                                                                                                                        68. Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.

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                                                                                                                                          69. Whenever you find yourself doubting how for you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

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                                                                                                                                            70. Why wish upon a star? When You can pray to the one who created it.

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                                                                                                                                              71. Someday, everything will make perfect sense. so for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.

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                                                                                                                                                72. When someone else’s happiness is your happiness that is love.

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                                                                                                                                                  73. She’s standing on a line between giving up & seeing how much more she can take.

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                                                                                                                                                    74. Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.

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                                                                                                                                                      75. In Our Home…

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                                                                                                                                                        76. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

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                                                                                                                                                          77. Don’t worry when I fight with you, worry when I stop because it means there’s nothing left for us to fight for.

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                                                                                                                                                            78. Your mind is a powerful thing. When You fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

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                                                                                                                                                              79. You only miss the sun when it starts to snow, only know you love her when you let her go.

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                                                                                                                                                                80. I will walk by faith even when I can not see.

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                                                                                                                                                                  81. Quiet people have the loudest minds.

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                                                                                                                                                                    82. To live will be an awfully big adventure.

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                                                                                                                                                                      83. One of the hardest things to do in life, is letting go of what you thought was real.

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                                                                                                                                                                        84. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

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                                                                                                                                                                          85. If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

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                                                                                                                                                                            86. The mot memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.

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                                                                                                                                                                              86. If he makes you laugh. Kiss your forehead. Says he’s sorry. Makes an effort. Holds you hand. Works Hard. Attempts to understand you. then, believe it or not, he’s quite perfect.

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                                                                                                                                                                                88. When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “Plot twist!” and move on

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                                                                                                                                                                                  89. Let your faith be bigger than your fear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    90. When god gives you a “No”, give him a “Thank you”. He was protecting you from less than his best.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      91. The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our hearts know is a lie.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        92. Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behaviour decide who stays in your life.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          93. I love you past the moon and the stars, the planets, and the sun wrapped around everything times twenty million, bajillion times infinity! That’s how much I love you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            94. I want to show him that he has not been loved before. I want him to feel with one kiss, how I can make love to his soul for eternity.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              95. You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                96. The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  97. I own no explanations for my flaws. I don’t have to justify my mistakes, my past, or my insecurities. I am growing and learning. Let me live.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    98. The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      99. Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        100. Apologising doesn’t always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It means you values relationship more than your ego.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          101. It’s os amazing when someone comes to your life expecting nothing our of it but suddenly there right in front of you is everything you ever need.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            102. Be who you are not who the world wants you to be.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              103. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                104. As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  105. Delight yourself in the Lord & he will live you the desires of your heart.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    106. Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      107. The moment when you do a Math problem and your answer isn’t even one of the choices.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        108. To love a person is to see all of their magic and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          109. It’s hard not to fall in love with someone when they see the mixed up parts of your soul. When they understand the darkest and dustiest corners of your minds. When it’s four a.m. and they call because they know you’re not asleep.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            110. Give it to god and go to sleep.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              111. The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                112. If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  113. Some see a weed, some see a wish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How often have you said something simple, only to have the person who you said this to misunderstand it or twist the meaning completely around? Nodding your head in affirmative? Then this means that you are being unclear in your communication.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Communication should be simple, right? It’s all about two people or more talking and explaining something to the other. The problem lies in the talking itself, somehow we end up being unclear, and our words, attitude or even the way of talking becomes a barrier in communication, most of the times unknowingly. We give you six common barriers to communication, and how to get past them; for you to actually say what you mean, and or the other person to understand it as well…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 6 Walls You Need to Break Down to Make Communication Effective

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Think about it this way, a simple phrase like “what do you mean” can be said in many different ways and each different way would end up “communicating” something else entirely. Scream it at the other person, and the perception would be anger. Whisper this is someone’s ear and others may take it as if you were plotting something. Say it in another language, and no one gets what you mean at all, if they don’t speak it… This is what we mean when we say that talking or saying something that’s clear in your head, many not mean that you have successfully communicated it across to your intended audience – thus what you say and how, where and why you said it – at times become barriers to communication.[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Perceptual Barrier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The moment you say something in a confrontational, sarcastic, angry or emotional tone, you have set up perceptual barriers to communication. The other person or people to whom you are trying to communicate your point get the message that you are disinterested in what you are saying and sort of turn a deaf ear. In effect, you are yelling your point across to person who might as well be deaf![2]

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The problem: When you have a tone that’s not particularly positive, a body language that denotes your own disinterest in the situation and let your own stereotypes and misgivings enter the conversation via the way you talk and gesture, the other person perceives what you saying an entirely different manner than say if you said the same while smiling and catching their gaze.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The solution: Start the conversation on a positive note, and don’t let what you think color your tone, gestures of body language. Maintain eye contact with your audience, and smile openly and wholeheartedly…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Attitudinal Barrier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Some people, if you would excuse the language, are simply badass and in general are unable to form relationships or even a common point of communication with others, due to their habit of thinking to highly or too lowly of them. They basically have an attitude problem – since they hold themselves in high esteem, they are unable to form genuine lines of communication with anyone. The same is true if they think too little of themselves as well.[3]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The problem: If anyone at work, or even in your family, tends to roam around with a superior air – anything they say is likely to be taken by you and the others with a pinch, or even a bag of salt. Simply because whenever they talk, the first thing to come out of it is their condescending attitude. And in case there’s someone with an inferiority complex, their incessant self-pity forms barriers to communication.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The solution: Use simple words and an encouraging smile to communicate effectively – and stick to constructive criticism, and not criticism because you are a perfectionist. If you see someone doing a good job, let them know, and disregard the thought that you could have done it better. It’s their job so measure them by industry standards and not your own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Language Barrier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is perhaps the commonest and the most inadvertent of barriers to communication. Using big words, too much of technical jargon or even using just the wrong language at the incorrect or inopportune time can lead to a loss or misinterpretation of communication. It may have sounded right in your head and to your ears as well, but if sounded gobbledygook to the others, the purpose is lost.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The problem: Say you are trying to explain a process to the newbies and end up using every technical word and industry jargon that you knew – your communication has failed if the newbie understood zilch. You have to, without sounding patronizing, explain things to someone in the simplest language they understand instead of the most complex that you do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The solution: Simplify things for the other person to understand you, and understand it well. Think about it this way: if you are trying to explain something scientific to a child, you tone it down to their thinking capacity, without “dumbing” anything down in the process.[4]

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Emotional Barrier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sometimes, we hesitate in opening our mouths, for fear of putting our foot in it! Other times, our emotional state is so fragile that we keep it and our lips zipped tightly together lest we explode. This is the time that our emotions become barriers to communication.[5]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The problem: Say you had a fight at home and are on a slow boil, muttering, in your head, about the injustice of it all. At this time, you have to give someone a dressing down over their work performance. You are likely to transfer at least part of your angst to the conversation then, and talk about unfairness in general, leaving the other person stymied about what you actually meant!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The solution: Remove your emotions and feelings to a personal space, and talk to the other person as you normally would. Treat any phobias or fears that you have and nip them in the bud so that they don’t become a problem. And remember, no one is perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cultural Barrier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sometimes, being in an ever-shrinking world means that inadvertently, rules can make cultures clash and cultural clashes can turn into barriers to communication. The idea is to make your point across without hurting anyone’s cultural or religious sentiments.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The problem: There are so many ways culture clashes can happen during communication and with cultural clashes; it’s not always about ethnicity. A non-smoker may have problems with smokers taking breaks; an older boss may have issues with younger staff using the Internet too much.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The solution: Communicate only what is necessary to get the point across – and eave your personal sentiments or feelings out of it. Try to be accommodative of the other’s viewpoint, and in case you still need to work it out, do it one to one, to avoid making a spectacle of the other person’s beliefs.[6]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gender Barrier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Finally, it’s about Men from Mars and Women from Venus. Sometimes, men don’t understand women and women don’t get men – and this gender gap throws barriers in communication. Women tend to take conflict to their graves, literally, while men can move on instantly. Women rely on intuition, men on logic – so inherently, gender becomes a big block in successful communication.[7]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The problem: A male boss may inadvertently rub his female subordinates the wrong way with anti-feminism innuendoes, or even have problems with women taking too many family leaves. Similarly, women sometimes let their emotions get the better of them, something a male audience can’t relate to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The solution: Talk to people like people – don’t think or classify them into genders and then talk accordingly. Don’t make comments or innuendos that are gender biased – you don’t have to come across as an MCP or as a bra-burning feminist either. Keep gender out of it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And remember, the key to successful communication is simply being open, making eye contact and smiling intermittently. The battle is usually half won when you say what you mean in simple, straightforward words and keep your emotions out of it.

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