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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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                                                              The Gentle Art of Saying No

                                                              The Gentle Art of Saying No

                                                              No!

                                                              It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time.

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                                                              But requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, IM or in person. To stay productive, and minimize stress, you have to learn the Gentle Art of Saying No — an art that many people have problems with.

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                                                              What’s so hard about saying no? Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to, and that’s not usually a fun task. Second, if you hope to work with that person in the future, you’ll want to continue to have a good relationship with that person, and saying “no” in the wrong way can jeopardize that.

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                                                              But it doesn’t have to be difficult or hard on your relationship. Here are the Top 10 tips for learning the Gentle Art of Saying No:

                                                              1. Value your time. Know your commitments, and how valuable your precious time is. Then, when someone asks you to dedicate some of your time to a new commitment, you’ll know that you simply cannot do it. And tell them that: “I just can’t right now … my plate is overloaded as it is.”
                                                              2. Know your priorities. Even if you do have some extra time (which for many of us is rare), is this new commitment really the way you want to spend that time? For myself, I know that more commitments means less time with my wife and kids, who are more important to me than anything.
                                                              3. Practice saying no. Practice makes perfect. Saying “no” as often as you can is a great way to get better at it and more comfortable with saying the word. And sometimes, repeating the word is the only way to get a message through to extremely persistent people. When they keep insisting, just keep saying no. Eventually, they’ll get the message.
                                                              4. Don’t apologize. A common way to start out is “I’m sorry but …” as people think that it sounds more polite. While politeness is important, apologizing just makes it sound weaker. You need to be firm, and unapologetic about guarding your time.
                                                              5. Stop being nice. Again, it’s important to be polite, but being nice by saying yes all the time only hurts you. When you make it easy for people to grab your time (or money), they will continue to do it. But if you erect a wall, they will look for easier targets. Show them that your time is well guarded by being firm and turning down as many requests (that are not on your top priority list) as possible.
                                                              6. Say no to your boss. Sometimes we feel that we have to say yes to our boss — they’re our boss, right? And if we say “no” then we look like we can’t handle the work — at least, that’s the common reasoning. But in fact, it’s the opposite — explain to your boss that by taking on too many commitments, you are weakening your productivity and jeopardizing your existing commitments. If your boss insists that you take on the project, go over your project or task list and ask him/her to re-prioritize, explaining that there’s only so much you can take on at one time.
                                                              7. Pre-empting. It’s often much easier to pre-empt requests than to say “no” to them after the request has been made. If you know that requests are likely to be made, perhaps in a meeting, just say to everyone as soon as you come into the meeting, “Look guys, just to let you know, my week is booked full with some urgent projects and I won’t be able to take on any new requests.”
                                                              8. Get back to you. Instead of providing an answer then and there, it’s often better to tell the person you’ll give their request some thought and get back to them. This will allow you to give it some consideration, and check your commitments and priorities. Then, if you can’t take on the request, simply tell them: “After giving this some thought, and checking my commitments, I won’t be able to accommodate the request at this time.” At least you gave it some consideration.
                                                              9. Maybe later. If this is an option that you’d like to keep open, instead of just shutting the door on the person, it’s often better to just say, “This sounds like an interesting opportunity, but I just don’t have the time at the moment. Perhaps you could check back with me in [give a time frame].” Next time, when they check back with you, you might have some free time on your hands.
                                                              10. It’s not you, it’s me. This classic dating rejection can work in other situations. Don’t be insincere about it, though. Often the person or project is a good one, but it’s just not right for you, at least not at this time. Simply say so — you can compliment the idea, the project, the person, the organization … but say that it’s not the right fit, or it’s not what you’re looking for at this time. Only say this if it’s true — people can sense insincerity.

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