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One Life

Many of us will take life for granted. We will put our heads down and follow the heels of the person in front of us without ever looking up to see if we are following the right person.

On a day such as today, which marks the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history, we need to look up and ask ourselves “are we living our lives, or just surviving”?

I can guarantee that every single one of those 2,977 people who died on 9/11 would live their lives each and every second if they were given another chance.

Life can be cut short at any moment and it can happen to any one of us at any time. Maybe your heart decides its had enough, maybe you don’t see that car turning left in front of you, maybe you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe you just don’t ever wake up.

So today, especially today, take a deep look at how you’re living your life and if you’re not happy in any way, make it right. Life IS short. Make it the best you possibly can.

In order to fully appreciate life, we need to understand just how powerful we all are. Look over these quotes and find one or two that hit you the hardest and try to wake up each day with them in mind. These aren’t just quotes, these are quotes to live by each day.

  1. “There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” ~ William Barclay
  2. “What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”~ Oprah Winfrey
  3. “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”~Kahlil Gibran
  4. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”~ Les Brown
  5. “Today, fill your cup with sunshine and laughter.” ~Dodinsky
  6. “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.”~Gary Vaynerchuk
  7. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”~Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”~ Stephen Kaggwa
  9. “We must be the change we want to see.”~ Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.”~ John Wooden
  11. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all.” ~Oscar Wilde
  12. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”~Tim Ferriss
  13. “Time is a zero-sum game, a limited resource. Life is too short to do only what we have to do; it is barely long enough to do what we want to do.”~Tal Ben-Shaha
  14. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”~ Author Unknown
  15. “God asks no man whether he will accept life.  That is not the choice.  You must take it.  The only question is how.”~Henry Ward Beecher
  16. “Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.”~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros
  17. “You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.” ~Dale Carnegie
  18. “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”~Denis Waitley
  19. “Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.”~Earl Nightingale
  20. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”~Jim Rohn
  21. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~Pericles
  22. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”~Jim Rohn
  23. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”~Dr. Howard Thurman
  24. “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”~Les Brown
  25. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”~ Dr. Viktor Frankl
  26. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~Bernice Johnson Reagon
  27. “Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles R. Swindoll
  28. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ~Napoleon Hill
  29. “Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.”~Og Mandino
  30. “Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile.”~Og Mandino
  31. “How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?”~Tony Robbins
  32. “It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”~Tony Robbins
  33. “An unused life is an early death.”~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  34. “Don’t ever give up on something or someone that you can’t go a full day without thinking about.” ~Unknown
  35. “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” ~Henry David Thoreau
  36. “The only differentiator in the game is your passion and your hustle.” ~Gary Vaynerchuk
  37. Options—the ability to choose—is real power. ~Tim Ferriss

There is no greater tragedy than having all the opportunity in the world and doing nothing with it.

Just remember, these quotes mean ZERO if you don’t actually apply them in your  life.

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