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Your time and energy are precious

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” –  Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” –  Anna Taylor

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” – Ziad K. Abedelnour

“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” – Ellen Barrier

“Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, & don’t point fingers. They stand & they deal.” – Mandy Hale

“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”- Marie Curie

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Dr. Roopleen

“Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you.” – Stacy London

“Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Self–care is never a selfish act; it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

“Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.” – Brené Brown

“If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton 

“You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.” – C.S. Lewis 

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Love who you are, embrace who you are.” – Lilly Singh

“The starting point of building your self-esteem is for you to have a clear sense of who you are and what you want.” – Brian Tracy

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” – August Wilson

“Don’t tell yourself some bullsh*t story about you can’t do this or that. Don’t even allow yourself to say you’re not good enough. Sure, maybe you can’t do something yet, and maybe you’ll never be the greatest of all time. But who gives a sh*t?” – Tom Bilyeu

“Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” – Audre Lorde

“The trick is to think highly of yourself without thinking you’re higher than everyone else.” – Ed Latimore

“When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.” – Abraham Maslow

“Learn to deflect envy by drawing attention away from yourself. Develop your sense of self-worth from internal standards and not incessant comparisons.” – Robert Greene

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