During the last 50 days (6th October - 24th November), I shared a quote on Facebook every day. It was a part of my 50 days experiment to bring about a change in my life. I decided to post the quotes on Facebook so that others too could benefit from this experiment. I kept aside at least 30 minutes daily to search various quotes. Before posting the quote, I would spend lots of time thinking on the meaning of the quotes and how it could benefit me and others. After 50 days I feel that I am lot more positive, motivated and inspired to follow my dreams. These quotes have given me lot of valuable lessons that will help me throughout my lifetime.
I tried to cover the quotes of great personalities from various fields (Sportspersons, Tech Visionaries, Writers, Scientists, Film Personalities, Philosophers, Spiritual Leaders, and Businessmen). On the day of my birthday, I shared a quote regarding why it is important for a person to give birth to his own personality. On the day of Mumbai Assembly elections, I shared a quote regarding why it is important to cast your vote. During Diwali, I shared quotes regarding why it is important to have the light which shines from within. Before Sachin's book launch, I shared his quote. After watching Interstellar, I was so mesmerized that I shared the quote from the movie. I also shared quotes from the Tech visionaries that inspire me. I like to learn something from everyone who passes through my life.
I hope this experiment helps you. Feel free to carry out this experiment and inspire as many people as possible. I would like to thank all those who supported me during these 50 days.
#1 -"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
~ Steve Jobs
#2 - "If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway."
~ Mother Teresa
#3 - "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
~ Theodore Roosevelt
#4 - "Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"
~ Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)
#5 - "Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality."
~ Erich Fromm
#6 - "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."
~ Mark Twain
#7 - "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
~ John Lennon
#8 - You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
~ Steve Jobs
#9 - "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed."
~ Ray Goforth
#10 - "People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing."
~ Walter H. Judd ?#?GetInkedMumbai?
#11 - "Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success."
~ Thomas J. Watson
#12 - "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
~ Apple Ad. ?#?thinkdifferent?
#13 - "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."
~ Swami Vivekananda
#14 - "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
#15 - "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
#16 - "Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."
~ Mary Kay Ash
#17 - "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."
~ Og Mandino
#18 - "When we give freely, we feel full and complete; when we withhold, we feel small, petty, impotent, and lacking. We are meant to learn this great truth, that giving fulfills us, while withholding and trying to get causes us to feel empty and even more needy. This truth runs counter to our programming, which drives us to try to get something from others to fulfill our neediness, only to end up even more needy, grasping, lacking, and unfulfilled."
~ Gina Lake
#19 - "We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless."
#20 - "The best dreams happen when you're awake."
~ Cherie Gilderbloom
#21 - "I start early, and I stay late, day after day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success."
~ Lionel Messi
#22 - "Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different."
~ Stacey Charter
#23 - "Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity."
~ Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
#24 - "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~ Marianne Williamson
#25 - "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
~ Mother Theresa
#26 - "You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself."
~ Alan Alda
#27 - "Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
~ Kurt Vonnegut
#28 - "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
#29 - "When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don't look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens - and when it happens, it lasts."
~ John Wooden
#30 - "People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones."
~ Sachin Tendulkar ?#?Playingitmyway?
#31 - "A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."
~ Vince Lombardi
#32 - "The battle against cancer has made me strong. It's like winning a war! When I was diagnosed, I was told by doctors my kidney, liver and other organs could fail. It was tough. I didn't know if I could save my life. But I was positive, and because of that, the doctor told me that I would be a man who would never have cancer."
~ Yuvraj Singh
#33 - "A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure."
#34 - "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
~ Jimmy Dean
#35 - "The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there's two things: You're getting off first, or I'm going to die. It's really that simple, right? You're not going to out-work me. It's such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren't getting the places they want or aren't achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It's strictly based on being out-worked; it's strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain't gotta get ready."
~ Will Smith
#36 - "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
~ Warren Buffett
#37 - "I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this, and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough."
~ Marissa Mayer
#38 - "We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us."
~ Cooper (Interstellar)
#39 - "I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself."
#40 - "Think big and don't listen to people who tell you it can't be done. Life's too short to think small."
~ Tim Ferriss
#41 - "I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself."
~ Elon Musk
#42 - "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
~ Steve Jobs
#43 - "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."
~ J.K. Rowling
#44 - "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."
~ George Bernard Shaw
#45 - "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
~ Charles Darwin
#46 - "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
~ Michael Jordan
#47 - "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
#48 - "I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
~ Oprah Winfrey
#49 - "What is the one sentence summary of how you can change the world? Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting!"
~ Larry Page
#50 - "I take inspiration from all. But I always do what my intuition says in my own ways. Be original"
~ Viraj Anchan