“We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.” – William Arthur Ward
This is an awesome quote and one that relates to our attitudes. Stones can be used as a metaphor. The metaphor being an obstacle to what you or I want. If you take these obstacles and look at them as lessons to be learned on the way to your success, frustration is replaced by gratitude.
“It takes a great man to be a good listener.” Calvin Coolidge
This one is self-explanatory. Being a good listener is so important. There are so many quotes about the importance of listening. Listening to people builds trust. Listening builds respect. Listening creates friendships. If you can listen to someone–truly listen–they will want to be around you, because there are so few people who really listen to others without judging them or providing a solution. People want to be listened to. Just listen.
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary
Another great quote from one fo the few who have conquered Mt. Everest. This is true, not only about mountains but everything we have to deal with as we pursue our goals. Starting a business, running a marathon, writing a book, and starting an exercise plan are all examples of challenges where you have to conquer yourself to achieve them.
Other examples are quitting smoking, caffeine, or alcohol. You will definitely meet yourself getting rid of these harmful habits. The moment you can do what you need to do (do what you tell yourself to do), is a powerful insight. Once you discover you are capable of doing what you know you need to do; everything is possible in your life.