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    "Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be,
    but to find out who we already are and become it."
    Steven Pressfield, posted by David Baxter

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“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes.” ~ Jack Kornfield
 

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"One small crack does not mean you are broken. It means you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart."

~ Linda Poindexter
 

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"Never assume that you’re stuck with the way things are. Life changes, and so can you."

~ Ralph Marston
 

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When it comes to habits, make it easy to do right and hard to go wrong.

–GRETCHEN RUBIN
 

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“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela
 

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"Few of us can accurately gauge how we will feel tomorrow or next week … We expect to feel devastated if our spouse leaves us or if we get passed over for a big promotion at work. But when things like that do happen, it's soon, “She never was right for me”, or “I actually need more free time for my family.” People...mistakenly expect such blows to be much more devastating than they turn out to be."

~ Daniel Gilbert
 

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“People are like tea bags — they don't know their own strength until they get into hot water.”

~ Harriett Burnham
 

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"Optimism contributes significantly to the mental health of adolescents, functioning as a predictor of good mental health, a buffer against the impact of stress, and a protector against pathological symptoms and risk behaviors."

~ Uribe et al
 

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“Optimism changes subjective reality. The way we expect the world to be changes the way we see it. But it also changes objective reality. It acts as a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

~ Tali Sharot
 

David Baxter

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"Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes." ~ Jack Kornfield
 

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