Want to be happy?  Stop trying to be perfect.   – Brené Brown

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.   – Walt Disney

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.  – Will Rogers

I make myself rich by making my wants few.  – Henry David Thoreau

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.  – Kahlil Gibran

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.  – Oprah

Minimalism is not the lack of something. It is simply the perfect amount of something.  – Najahyia Chinchilla

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.  – Maya Angelou

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama

I’ve always tried to present a positive view of the world in my work.  It’s so much easier to be negative and cynical and predict doom for the world than it is to try and figure out how to make things better.  We have an obligation to do the latter.  – Jim Henson

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.  – Anonymous

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.  – John Wooden

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.  – Anonymous

To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.  – Brené Brown

If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.  – Jim Rohn

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.  – Maya Angelou

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.  – Dalai Lama

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.  – Oprah

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.  – Kahlil Gibran

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.  – Maya Angelou

My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.  – Jim Henson

DIG deep – get deliberate, inspired, and going.  – Brené Brown

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.  – Maya Angelou

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.  – Proverb

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.  – Anonymous

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.  – Jim Henson.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I  took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.  – Robert Frost

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.  – Mark Twain

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.  – Oprah

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.  – Dalai Lama

Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.  – Jim Henson

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.  – Albert Einstein

It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.  – Brené Brown

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.  – Robert Collier

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. – Maya Angelou

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.  –  Kahlil Gibran

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.  – Henry David Thoreau

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.  – Earl Nightingale

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.  – Oprah

Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.  – Nathan W. Morris

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.  – Thomas A. Edison

We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable happiness.  – Dalai Lama

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.  – M. Scott Peck

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.  – Kahlil Gibran

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 and those who are afraid you will succeed.  – Ray Goforth

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

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.  – Thomas Jefferson

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.  – Francis Chan

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.  – Mark Caine

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.  – Oprah

Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.  – Joshua Becker

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.  – Oprah

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.  – Audre Lorde

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.  – Dalai Lama

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. – Zig Ziglar

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.  – Maya Angelou

It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.  – Bertrand Russell

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.  – Jim Rohn

Having more and more won’t solve the problem, and happiness does not lie in possessions, or even relationships: The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside.  – Tenzin Palmo

We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.  – Anna C. Brackett

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.  – Oprah

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.  – Dalai Lama

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.  – Kahlil Gibran

The point is that minimalism is a tool to help you achieve freedom. Freedom from fear, freedom from worry, freedom from overwhelm, freedom from guilt, freedom from depression, freedom from enslavement. Freedom. Real freedom.  – Joshua Fields Millburn

If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.  – The Dalai Lama

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.  -Edwin Way Teale

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.  – Lao Tzu

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.  – Epicurus

Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance.  – Claudio Silvestrin

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.  – Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.  – Hans Hofmann

What is minimalism then? It’s living lightly and gracefully on the earth – it’s uncovering who you are.  – Francine Jay

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  – Leonardo da Vinci

Collect moments, not things.  – Paulo Coelho

Success for me has little to do with money or possessions or status.  Rather, success is a simple equation: Happiness + Growth + Contribution = Success.  That’s the only kind of success I know.  Hence, I want to partake in work that makes me happy, work that encourages me to grow, work that helps me contribute beyond myself. Ultimately, I want to create more and consume less.  Doing so requires real work.  – Joshua Fields Millburn

Minimalism is about creating space to live simply and meaningfully; it’s about living intentionally.  – Laurie Buchanan

The essence of philosophy is that we should live so that our happiness depends as little as possible on external causes.  – Epictetus

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.  – Vernon Howard

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.  – Wu-Men

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.  – Howard Thurman

In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life.  – Plato

Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that matter don’t mind. And those that mind don’t matter.  – Dr Seuss

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and enjoying it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.  – Charles Dudley Warner

Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.  – Henry David Thoreau

Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter.  – Harold Kushner

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.  – Socrates

Don’t buy things you don’t need.  – Anonymous

Minimalism is asking why before you buy.  – Francine Jay

The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.  – Elise Boulding

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.  – Henry David Thoreau

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.  – Lin Yutang

Enjoy your favorite things every day by only owning your favorite things.  – Anonymous

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.  – Lope de Vega

Live simply so that others may simply live. – Elizabeth Ann Seton

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!  – Mark Twain

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too.  – W. H. Murray

I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really want.  – Emma Watson

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.  – Randy Komisar

It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.  – JK Rowling

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.  – Neale Donald Walsch

The first jump – that’s the most difficult part.  Because you’ll always have some people who say things like, ‘Why would you do that?’ or ‘How can you do that?’ or ‘If you could do that thing you want to do – write that novel or become an entrepreneur or travel the world or whatever – then everyone would be doing it.’ It’s important to remember that these naysayers are just projecting.  It’s that ingrained fear we all have, a natural instinct.  We tend to be afraid of bucking the status quo.  But when you do take that first jump, it actually becomes terrifying to do ‘normal’ things, because you realize what a risk it is to give up your entire life just to be normal. – Joshua Millburn

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.  -Nisargadatta Maharaj

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