Words for change

Everyone has a list of their favourite quotes, including me.

Let me start with one from Osho; am not a fan, nor a follower, but his words magically flow into you and something clicks. Here’s the full text.

” If you love a flower; don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love.

So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”

Osho
Osho

Kahlil Gibran; the one below is from the book – Sand and Foam.

Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran

Rabindranath Tagore; the following quote was spotted on the wall of a bookstore called Crossword. I keep saying “no” to everything my kid proposes that’s not in line with my way of thinking, as I am sure, that it is not going to end well. Not a smart way to approach things. There must be a better way. But now every time, the kid suggests something, I list out my concerns and if he is able to address them, he gets a go ahead. And the outcomes are pleasantly surprising !!

Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore

Mark Manson; from his bestselling book – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

Mark Manson
Mark Manson

Angela Duckworth; the sentence below is from her TEDtalk. She says – Grit is the single biggest indicator of personal and professional success, even more than IQ. And the best way to cultivate it is to build a ” growth mindset” that sees circumstances as flexible, not rigid.

Grit
Grit

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba; a teacher who became a business mogul.

Jack Ma
Jack Ma

The late Maya Angelou; she simply says Be You. But we are not special, unique yes. So no expectations of special treatments, only learn to capitalise our unique talents.

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

Warren Buffet; the most legendary investor of all time. I realised that my credit card bills were overshooting my budget and eating into my savings and Buffet’s words started ringing in my head. And it works. Every time I go shopping, I recite these words and curb on the impulse purchases.

Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet

They are a few random quotes, among the one’s I treasure.

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