Last week, Bennis Inc’s PR Assistant and Photographer, Danielle Gouger shared the 10 quotes that have helped shape her life. These words of wisdom inspired Bennis Inc’s Owner, Stephanie Shirley to share her own list this week. Take a read and get inspired to make this your best week yet!
10 Quotes That Have Helped Shape My Life
Last week, I felt so inspired after reading Danielle’s list of 10 quotes that have helped shape her life, that I had to also get in on the action! Here’s my own list of quotes that I have compiled and carried with me from as early as childhood. Some are light and fun, others are heavy and thought-provoking, but they have all shaped my life in some way. What quotes have shaped yours?
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” ~Unknown
I have been fortunate to already experience some of the benefits of entrepreneurship, but it’s not without some extremely hard and busy days. This quote reminds me of why those days are so worth it.
“The reason we struggle with insecurities is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~Steven Furtick
I think many of us can relate to this quote, especially as it pertains to social media. This reminds me to not judge, assume or envy someone else’s journey.
“You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” ~Ruth Smeltzer
Sharing your skills and talent with someone, especially without the expectation to be paid back, is truly fulfilling.
“The Price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” ~Henry David Thoreau
How simple and how true! This quote reminds me to value my time and not waste it on things I don’t love doing.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~Matthew 6:34 NIV
I have many bible versus that I look to for inspiration, but this is one that has come into my life time and time again. It’s a great reminder to take things one day at a time.
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” ~Margaret Thatcher
As much as I sometimes wish to have less to do in a day, I am far more satisfied when I stay busy and productive.
“Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly about you, no one would believe it.” ~Unknown
This quote is so wise! You need not worry about what other people say about you, so long as you keep a good reputation that speaks for itself.
“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” ~Bob Marley
I have one vivid memory of playing in the rain with my son. I truly felt the rain that day, not just wet. I have loved this quote ever since.
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek Proverb
This quote reminds me that as much as PR focuses on the “what’s in it for me,” it’s so important to do things in life that are simply for others.
“The best way out is always through.” ~Robert Frost
This quote is the great finisher to my list. I have learned, especially through some of the hardest days, that the best way to get through these moments it to keep moving forward.
Feeling inspired to create your own top 10 list? Share a few of your favorite quotes with us by commenting below!