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30 Sentences that Can Brighten Your Day

30 Sentences that Can Brighten Your Day

It’s far too easy to get lost in this lousy world. We always need reminders to get us back on track and moving forward. You don’t need an expensive life coach to empower you, sometimes one or two sentences are already enough to brighten your day and help you to spring forward to take on the challenges that will come during the day. We have 30 inspiring sentences that can empower and motivate you to look ahead.

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#1 Never compare your weaknesses to other people’s strengths.

Never compare your weaknesses to other peoples strengths.

    #2 Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

    yesterday i was clever

      #3 Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.

      YOUR CHILDHOOD MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PERFECT, BUT ITS OVER.

        #4 Own your life, or someone will own it for you

        Own your life, or someone will own it for you.

          #5 We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

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          We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

            #6 The world does not reward perfectionists. It rewards those who get things done.

            THE WORLD DOES NOT REWARD PERFECTIONISTS. IT REWARDS THOSE WHO GET THINGS DONE. 2

              #7 No matter what anyone says to you, you don’t have to eat dinner with them, live with them, or go to bed with them.

              NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS TO YOU, YOU DONT HAVE TO EAT DINNER WITH THEM, LIVE WITH THEM, OR GO TO BED WITH THEM. 2

                #8 If you risk nothing, you risk everything.

                If you risk nothing, you risk everything.

                  #9 If something frightens you irrationally, do it often.

                  if something frightens you irrationally, do it often.

                    #10 Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.

                    Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.

                      #11 You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, but you may miss out on future opportunities.

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                      You dont have to do anything you dont want to do, but you may miss out on future opportunities

                        #12 Don’t give others the power to control your emotions. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.

                        Dont give others the power to control your emotions. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.

                          #13 Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you!

                          Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you!

                            #14 The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.

                            The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.

                              #15 Fail often but do not forget the Lesson.

                              FAIL OFTEN BUT DO NOT FORGET THE LESSON.

                                #16 You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.

                                You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.

                                  #17 It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.

                                  its not what you say, its what people hear.

                                    #18 Take what you do seriously. Not yourself.

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                                    Take what you do seriously. Not yourself.

                                      #19 Life begins where your comfort zone ends.

                                      Life begins where your comfort zone ends.

                                        #20 The True measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

                                        The True measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

                                          #21 If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.

                                          If you dont do stupid things while youre young, youll have nothing to smile about when youre old.

                                            #22 Man: “I want happiness” Buddha: “First remove ‘I’, this is ego, then remove ‘want’, this is desire. All that remains is happiness.”

                                            Man, i want happiness

                                              #23 Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

                                              Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter, and those who matter dont mind.

                                                #24 I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.

                                                I always wondered why somebody didnt do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.

                                                  #25 Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.

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                                                  dont waste time explaining

                                                    #26 Don’t rest after your first victory because if you fail the second, time more lips will be waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.

                                                    rest after your first victory 2

                                                      #27 Do not educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price.

                                                      do not educate your children to be rich

                                                        #28 Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.

                                                        everyone thinks of changing the world

                                                          #29 We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

                                                          We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

                                                            #30 Information is not knowledge.

                                                            Information is not knowledge.

                                                              What are some sentences that you have heard before that has brightened your day immediately? Give us your suggestions and We’ll add them to the list.

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                                                              6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

                                                              6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

                                                              We’ve all done it. That moment when a series of words slithers from your mouth and the instant regret manifests through blushing and profuse apologies. If you could just think before you speak! It doesn’t have to be like this, and with a bit of practice, it’s actually quite easy to prevent.

                                                              “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napolean Hill

                                                              Are we speaking the same language?

                                                              My mum recently left me a note thanking me for looking after her dog. She’d signed it with “LOL.” In my world, this means “laugh out loud,” and in her world it means “lots of love.” My kids tell me things are “sick” when they’re good, and ”manck” when they’re bad (when I say “bad,” I don’t mean good!). It’s amazing that we manage to communicate at all.

                                                              When speaking, we tend to color our language with words and phrases that have become personal to us, things we’ve picked up from our friends, families and even memes from the internet. These colloquialisms become normal, and we expect the listener (or reader) to understand “what we mean.” If you really want the listener to understand your meaning, try to use words and phrases that they might use.

                                                              Am I being lazy?

                                                              When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, a strange metamorphosis takes place. People tend to become lazier in the way that they communicate with each other, with less thought for the feelings of their partner. There’s no malice intended; we just reach a “comfort zone” and know that our partners “know what we mean.”

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                                                              Here’s an exchange from Psychology Today to demonstrate what I mean:

                                                              Early in the relationship:

                                                              “Honey, I don’t want you to take this wrong, but I’m noticing that your hair is getting a little thin on top. I know guys are sensitive about losing their hair, but I don’t want someone else to embarrass you without your expecting it.”

                                                              When the relationship is established:

                                                              “Did you know that you’re losing a lot of hair on the back of your head? You’re combing it funny and it doesn’t help. Wear a baseball cap or something if you feel weird about it. Lots of guys get thin on top. It’s no big deal.”

                                                              It’s pretty clear which of these statements is more empathetic and more likely to be received well. Recognizing when we do this can be tricky, but with a little practice it becomes easy.

                                                              Have I actually got anything to say?

                                                              When I was a kid, my gran used to say to me that if I didn’t have anything good to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. My gran couldn’t stand gossip, so this makes total sense, but you can take this statement a little further and modify it: “If you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all.”

                                                              A lot of the time, people speak to fill “uncomfortable silences,” or because they believe that saying something, anything, is better than staying quiet. It can even be a cause of anxiety for some people.

                                                              When somebody else is speaking, listen. Don’t wait to speak. Listen. Actually hear what that person is saying, think about it, and respond if necessary.

                                                              Am I painting an accurate picture?

                                                              One of the most common forms of miscommunication is the lack of a “referential index,” a type of generalization that fails to refer to specific nouns. As an example, look at these two simple phrases: “Can you pass me that?” and “Pass me that thing over there!”. How often have you said something similar?

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                                                              How is the listener supposed to know what you mean? The person that you’re talking to will start to fill in the gaps with something that may very well be completely different to what you mean. You’re thinking “pass me the salt,” but you get passed the pepper. This can be infuriating for the listener, and more importantly, can create a lack of understanding and ultimately produce conflict.

                                                              Before you speak, try to label people, places and objects in a way that it is easy for any listeners to understand.

                                                              What words am I using?

                                                              It’s well known that our use of nouns and verbs (or lack of them) gives an insight into where we grew up, our education, our thoughts and our feelings.

                                                              Less well known is that the use of pronouns offers a critical insight into how we emotionally code our sentences. James Pennebaker’s research in the 1990’s concluded that function words are important keys to someone’s psychological state and reveal much more than content words do.

                                                              Starting a sentence with “I think…” demonstrates self-focus rather than empathy with the speaker, whereas asking the speaker to elaborate or quantify what they’re saying clearly shows that you’re listening and have respect even if you disagree.

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                                                              I was frustrated and started to get more than a bit vexed. The project obviously meant more to me than it did to him, and I started to construct all manner of crazy scenarios. I finally got through to John and immediately started a mild rant about making promises you can’t keep. He stopped me in my tracks with the news that his brother had died. If I’d have just thought before I spoke…

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