Barbara Sher

American speaker, lifestyle coach, and author

Lived from: 1935-

Category: Sports | Writers (Contemporary)

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    And our dreams are who we are.
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    ''Doing your own thing'' is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource.
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    ''Now'' is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
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    Change is not only likely, it's inevitable.
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    Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. Thinking about swimming isn't much like actually getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away. The defense force inside of us wants us to be cautious, to stay away from anything as intense as a new kind of action. Its job is to protect us, and it categorically avoids anything resembling danger. But it's often wrong. Anything worth doing is worth doing too soon.
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    Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do - can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.
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    Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't.
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    It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
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    Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.
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    Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.
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    The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
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    The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
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    When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given.
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    When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.
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    You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
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