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"Happiness and self-confidence come naturally when you feel yourself moving and progressing toward becoming the very best person you can possibly be." - Brian Tracy

"You want to hate somebody, if you can, just to keep your powers of discrimination bright, and to save yourself from becoming a mere mush of good-nature." - Charles Dudley Warner

"When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self." - Confucius

"Life is about becoming a better version of yourself." - Lucy Hale

"You risk becoming a parody of yourself by not innovating." - Keith Olbermann

"Apply yourself everyday to just becoming a little bit better." - John Wooden

"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult." - Warren Bennis

"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult." - Warren G. Bennis

"Keep yourself to yourself." - Charles Dickens

"Words can fertilize space now and then; don't deny yourself becoming enriched." - Rumi

"When the darkness gets easier, you know you're sinking deeper, becoming dead yourself." - Lucy Christopher

"She was becoming sad. There is no joy involved in following others' expectations of yourself" - Miriam Toews

"Educate yourself, welcome life's messiness, read Chekhov, avoid becoming an architect at all costs." - Kurt Vonnegut

"When you're at your best, you're analyzing yourself and becoming increasingly isolated from a broader narrative." - Kehinde Wiley

"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." - David Viscott

"Every time you find yourself becoming angry, jealous or frustrated, stop and think the opposite thought." - Frederick Lenz

"In silence you hear who you are becoming. You create yourself." - Jewel

"Becoming a member of the NR is not just about working smarter. It's about building a system to replace yourself." - Tim Ferriss

"If you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming Egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid." - Pope Francis

"To me, to live is to fight. It's about persevering. It's about testing yourself. It's about not becoming complacent." - Rashad Evans

"Part of your process of becoming an adult is admitting to yourself that The Doors were a shitty band." - Moshe Kasher

"Change happens not by trying to make yourself change, but by becoming conscious of what's not working." - Shakti Gawain

"Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier." - Paula Nelson

"Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth." - Rick Warren

"Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide." - Marva Collins

"You have to apply yourself each day to becoming a little better. By becoming a little better each and every day, over a period of time, you will become a lot better." - John Wooden

"Take yourself seriously but take yourself lightly." - Ken Blanchard

"Even towards yourself you have to be tremendously loving, because you too are god's form. One has to love oneself, one has to love all. Love is prayer. And the more you love, the more you will feel your consciousness expanding, becoming bigger - because whomsoever we love becomes part of our being, we include him. Mm? A bird on the wing, and we look at the bird with great love - suddenly we are not two: the bird is inside us and we are inside the bird." - Rajneesh

"Forget yourself by becoming interested in others. Every day do a good deed that will put a mile of joy on someone's face." - Dale Carnegie

"So commit! Commit yourself to pushing through the fear and becoming more than you are at the present moment. The you that could be is absolutely colossal." - Susan Jeffers

"Try becoming a person people want to be with rather than conforming yourself to the false identity of what you conceive their ideal to be." - An Na

"You need to motivate yourself, no matter what-definitely when things are bad, but also when things are good. Or else, you risk becoming complacent." - Viswanathan Anand

"And maybe it is only by finding yourself that you can feel the true intensity of becoming close to another person." - David Levithan

"You come to a point in your life and you may be in bed just thinking about it. Ask yourself what is stopping you from becoming your dreams" - Kai Greene

"Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it's a process. It's often not cool to be the person who puts themselves out there." - Emma Watson

"You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren't. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don't think your way into becoming yourself." - Anne Lamott

"You want to hate somebody, if you can, just to keep your powers of discrimination bright, and to save yourself from becoming a mere mush of goodnature." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?" - Anne Lamott

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." - Anna Quindlen

"You can't help getting older, but you can help yourself from becoming old and infirm, in mind as well as body." - Joan Collins

"A lot of times, you had to beat the bullies at their own game. But the difficulty is not becoming the bully yourself." - Pierce Brown

"When characters change on screen, it makes you feel better about yourself. You think, 'Oh I change too, I'm constantly becoming a better person.'" - Jason Reitman

"I think the more you do this and the more comfortable you become on stage, you start speaking more and becoming more of a character in yourself." - Carrot Top

"Television is becoming a collage - there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different." - David Hockney

"Becoming integrated and whole is the spiritual path. The body is your vehicle. Your job is to learn about yourself from your experiences and change yourself. This is spiritual growth." - Gary Zukav

"Taoism means streching your being, becoming both a man and a woman and joining within yourself, to be the heavens themselves, to stretch your awareness beyond the breaking point until all opposites are reconciled within yourself." - Frederick Lenz

"Ask yourself, "Why do I want to be in shape?" and write all ... Put your list everywhere to constantly remind yourself why you're doing what you're doing and how your life will improve by becoming fitter." - Jillian Michaels

"There comes a point where certain things are becoming my Achilles heel; you know when you start repeating yourself and saying the same anecdotes over and over again you start slowly hating yourself." - Karen Elson

"One of life's quiet excitements is to stand somewhat apart from yourself and watch yourself softly becoming the author of something beautiful even if it is only a floating ash." - Norman Maclean

"Yourself" - Joe Vitale

"It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining" - Lyndon B Johnson

"Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious." - Anne Lamott

"Becoming a politician is the only step down I could take from being a journalist." - Jim Hightower

"We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming." - Bob Dylan

"Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards." - Pat Riley

"We would have to settle for the elegant goal of becoming ourselves." - William Styron

"Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks." - Henri Bergson

"What's becoming very obvious to me is that fashion is art." - Lupita Nyong'o

"The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing." - Ken Macleod

"I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life." - Margrethe Ii Of Denmark

"I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind." - George Bernard Shaw

"To wish to be well is a part of becoming well." - Seneca the Younger

"Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player." - Mia Hamm

"Computing is becoming universal." - Jay S Walker

"Doesn't becoming imply time?" - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I'm becoming more powerful." - Jenn Suhr

"I'm becoming more adventurous." - Vanessa Hudgens

"Know yourself, master yourself, conquest of self is most gratifying." - Anonymous

"Do not allow yourself to be damaged by yourself." - Steve Maraboli

"The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit." - Jim Rohn

"It's definitely important to stay true to yourself and stay close to those people who you were close to before [becoming famous]. Family, your friends, and just not let that outside stuff get to you." - Taylor Lautner

"I chased money, pretended to be someone else to get it. It got easier the longer I did it... but that's the trap, see? When the deadness gets easier, you know you're sinking deeper, becoming dead yourself." - Lucy Christopher

"If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are." - George C. Hubbs

"Your own tactic is to train yourself in the art of becoming enigmatic to everybody. My young friend, suppose there was no one who troubld himself to guess your riddle-what joy, then, would you have in it?" - Soren Kierkegaard

"..if you dread tomorrow, it's because you don't know how to build the present, you tell yourself you can deal with it tomorrow, and it's a lost cause anyway because tomorrow always ends up becoming today, don't you see?" - Muriel Barbery

"There's no diploma in the world that declares you as an artist-it's not like becoming a doctor. You can declare yourself an artist and then figure out how to be an artist." - Kara Walker

"Life's not about expecting, hoping and wishing. It's about doing, being and becoming. It's about t Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"You can't make yourself be compassionate, you can only keep stepping back and becoming a larger container in which compassion wants to live. The practice should open us up, and crack open our hearts again and again." - Judith Hanson Lasater

"Life is really a blessing to be able to do what you love everyday, to learn about yourself. For me it's been about becoming a woman, and I've really enjoyed that experience." - Kelly Rowland

"Becoming a Christian was terribly helpful to me. I can't imagine finding my way without it. I think it can be very crucially important to ally yourself with some religion." - Frederick Buechner

"I think becoming an actor because it's a ridiculously insecure profession to go into. I feel very comfortable but very lucky. I think any time that you imagine that it's plain sailing for hereon in, then you're kidding yourself." - Hugh Dancy

"I'm always uneasy with messages. I think if there is a message, it's about taking control of your life. Not becoming a victim. Be true to yourself. In essence it's about love in the drug culture." - Neil Tennant

"Maybe it's like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace." - Raul Julia

"Whenever you find yourself becoming angry or jealous, try to see good quality in the person. You will suddenly be thinking a higher thought and that will elevate you." - Frederick Lenz

"When you do things in a selfish way, let alone a destructive way, then you are bound by that karma. Your state of mind will go down. You will find yourself becoming depressed, nervous, anxious and upset." - Frederick Lenz

"Amidst globalisation, trends are becoming worldwide, so it's important to take a unique approach to what fashion has to offer. Be yourself in the middle of it all; fashion shouldn't be 'try hard.'" - Carine Roitfeld

"That's the biggest gift I can give anybody: 'Wake up, be aware of who you are, what you're doing and what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming ill.'" - Maya Angelou

"Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies - I have movies I'm developing, and things that I'm interested in." - Andy Garcia

"There is always someone in the world who is better or worse off than yourself, and I've never seen that - in either direction - as a barrier to becoming friends with somebody." - Jools Holland

"For me, acting is becoming naked in front of people, you know? And when you know in the back of your mind somebody is testing you, you cannot really bare yourself. That's a feeling I always have when I'm auditioning." - Irrfan Khan

"There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain - do something to make more money yourself." - Gina Rinehart

"Never apologize for being yourself." - Paulo Coelho

"[N]ever stop being yourself." - Ruth Minsky Sender

"Accustom yourself to tireless activity." - Alexander Suvorov

"Put the Team Before Yourself." - Pat Summitt

"Your garden will reveal yourself." - Henry Mitchell

"Embrace and love all of yourself - past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself." - Melody Beattie

"LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder) I wrote to myself recently. Live in your joy today. Be authentic. Love yourself. First. Love others from your own abundance. Life Changes. Circumstances change. Sometimes you try to fit your old way of being into new circumstances rather than becoming new yourself. Embrace transformation as an opportunity. And keep on writing love letters to yourself." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Most people's lives are run by desire and fear. Desire is the need to add something to yourself in order to be yourself more fully. All fear is the fear of losing something and thereby becoming diminished and being less. These two movements obscure the fact that Being cannot be given or taken away. Being in its fullness is already within you, Now." - Eckhart Tolle

"It's very easy for me to say what success is. I think success is connecting with an audience who understands you and having a dialogue with them. I think success is continuing to push yourself forward creatively and not sort of becoming a caricature of yourself." - Lena Dunham

"It is time for you to make a commitment to create joy, creativity and love for yourself, only then will you benefit others, for if you do not evolve yourself, you do not serve others. By becoming a living example, by following what is in your heart, you show the way for others to follow with courage, what is in their hearts." - Barbara Marciniak

"The workplace needs the poet's gift. But the poet also needs to be educated about the workplace. You're not just coming in to do your art, you're actually making yourself vulnerable. You yourself are not God's gift to truth. You have to hazard yourself in their world, especially because you're inviting people to do the same. It's all about become visible, becoming incarnate, becoming here and now and yet with our eyes on a future horizon; holding the conversation you were meant to hold." - David Whyte

"Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer." - John O'Hara

"I was never interested in singing in the church or school. I was more interested in becoming a musician." - Cassandra Wilson

"By only becoming aware of Krishna's greatness we can become aware of our minuteness. That's the way to become Humble." - Bhakti Charu Swami

"People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be - not what you nag them to be." - Scudder Parker

"Mankind is becoming a single unit, and that for a unit to fight against itself is suicide." - Havelock Ellis

"There is this paradox in pride - it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Action and becoming are one." - Meister Eckhart

"Becoming is superior to being." - Paul Klee

"Becoming is better than being" - Carol S. Dweck

"Worship is admiration becoming adoration." - Matt Papa

"Everything is perpetually becoming new." - Alan Watts

"Nothing is, everything is becoming." - Heraclitus

"Life is about Being & Becoming" - Carl Rogers

"I was becoming post-ideological." - Christopher Hitchens

"Americanization means the process of becoming an American. It means civic incorporation, becoming a part of the polity - becoming one of us. But that does not mean conformity. We are more than a melting pot, we are a kaleidoscope, where every turn of history refracts new light on the old promise." - Barbara Jordan

"The first sign that you are becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful. When a man is gloomy, that may be dyspepsia, but it is not religion. Misery is caused by sin, and by no other cause. What business have you with clouded faces? It is terrible. If you have a clouded face, do not go out that day, shut yourself up in your room. What right have you to carry this disease out into the world?" - Swami Vivekananda

"Take off your armor; dare to be vulnerable, dare to unwrap yourself, and dare yourself to be yourself." - Maria Shriver

"After two takes you're imitating yourself." - Thelonious Monk

"Stop explaining yourself. Shut up and act!" - Craig MacDonald

"Physician, heal thyself. Teacher, teach yourself." - John of Kronstadt

"Enjoy yourself -it's later than you think." - Guy Lombardo

"Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself." - Georg Groddeck

"Enjoy yourself - it's later than you think." - Socrates

"First mend yourself, and then mend others." - Proverbs

"Promote yourself, but do not demote another." - Israel Salanter

"To the destructive element submit yourself." - Joseph Conrad

"You have got to goad yourself toward a becoming that is in accordance with what you are innate. You have got to sometimes become the medicine you want to take. You have got to, you have absolutely got to put your face into the gash and sniff, and lick. You have got to learn to get sick. You have got to reestablish the integrity of your emotions so that their violence can become a health and so that you can keep on becoming. There is no sacrifice. You have got to want to live. You have got to force yourself to want to." - Ariana Reines

"Spirit is like a mirror where you see yourself clearly and you start changing yourself." - Nirmala Srivastava

"You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less." - Ken Blanchard

"Humility does not mean to think yourself less, but to less think of yourself." - Bhakti Tirtha Swami

"Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again." - Frank Sinatra

"Accept yourself, love yourself." - Chanel Iman

"Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself." - William J H Boetcker

"Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life. Breathe in and let yourself soar to the ends of the universe; breathe out and bring the cosmos back inside. Next, breathe up all fecundity and vibrancy of the earth. Finally, blend the breath of heaven and the breath of earth with your own, becoming the Breath of Life itself." - Morihei Ueshiba

"So, how do you get back to heaven? To begin with, just notice the thoughts that take you away from it. You don't have to believe everything your thoughts tell you. Just become familiar with the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness. It may seem strange at first to get to know yourself in this way, but becoming familiar with your stressful thoughts will show you the way home to everything you need." - Byron Katie

"You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." - Jim Rohn

"Sex is difficult, yes. But they are difficult things with which we have been charged...If you only recognize this and manage out of yourself, out of your own nature and ways, out of your own experience and childhood and strength to achieve a relation to sex wholly your own (not influenced by convention and custom) then you need no longer be afraid of losing yourself and becoming unworthy of your best possession." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"If you've been preached to, if you've been educated, if you've been raised to believe that America is the most racist, the most disgustingly vile nation in the history of the world, and you are white, then you can inoculate yourself. You can immunize yourself from being associated with that aspect of American history because you are white, by becoming anti-American, anti-this and anti-that." - Rush Limbaugh

"Until you can become accountable to yourself and only yourself, you're probably not going to live a fully vital life. So much of literature is about accountability. The moral issues in most novels are about people becoming responsible for their own behaviour. One of the forces against being responsible for your own behaviour is the force of the past, in the way that the past tries to form you." - Richard Ford

"There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself - spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working." - Gina Rinehart

"Artmaking involves skills that can be learned. . . In large measure becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, which makes your work personal, and in following your own voice, which makes your work distinctive. . . Even talent is rarely distinguishable, over the long run, from perseverance and lots of hard work." - David Bayles

"Part of living, part of becoming a wise man or a wise woman, is to get to that point where you can have a friend for whom you are genuinely happy when he or she has a success. That's tough. Very few people get to that point. With writers it's next to impossible. You can't really bless a writer who's as good as yourself." - Norman Mailer

"Be willing to dream, and imagine yourself becoming all that you wish to be. Keep in mind the basic axiom - all that now exists was once imagined. It follows then that what you want to exist for you in the future must now be imagined." - Wayne Dyer

"How do you become better tomorrow? By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid of standing still. Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. So how do you become better tomorrow? By becoming better today." - Benjamin Franklin

"There is nothing easy about becoming conscious. My own life was much easier before I knew about the deeper meaning of choice, the power of choice that accompanies taking responsibility. Abdicating responsibility to an outside source can seem, at least for the moment, so much easier. Once you know better, however, you can't get away with kidding yourself for long." - Caroline Myss

"There is a danger in becoming an icon, as people can see you as remote and untouchable, and they are less willing to tolerate you doing things that don't fit with their preconceived idea of you. Iconic status can be like a pair of handcuffs, especially if, like me, you wish to continually stretch yourself creatively, as Warhol did." - Giorgio Armani

"Getting rich, or becoming outstanding at anything is all a matter of attitude. You must make up your mind once and for all - you commit yourself - and then just stay with it until you finally have what you set out to get." - Earl Nightingale



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