Actors, artists, and entertainers are known for their ability to express a script.
But, like the rest of us, these individuals have a number of experiences (some of which more unique than non-famous people).
These experiences have given them a sort of wisdom and awareness.
Here are 17 opportunities for their wisdom to become yours in the form of life-altering quotes.
Each quote challenges you to do better and be better.
Are you up for it?
“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”
– Warren Buffett
Do you stay in a toxic situation too long?
Trying endlessly to resolve something that just isn’t working?
Sometimes it’s best to stop wasting energy attempting to control what you can’t.
Move on and change boats.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
– Andy Warhol
Waiting for life to improve on its own will, in fact, take a lifetime.
Get out there and make it happen.
“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.”
– Will Smith
It’s hard to not fear the unknown.
But since it’s a choice–why not get excited about it and pursue it!
We are genetically designed to be afraid of the dark because we used to be attacked by animals.
Time to fight your genetic makeup and experience a life outside of fear and hesitation.
”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 Winfrey
Complaining can easily become a habit.
If you catch yourself doing it, follow it up with an expression of gratitude.
“My boss is awful and drives me crazy!”
Rewire that to:
“I’m grateful I have a job that feeds my family and myself”
This doesn’t mean you tolerate bad circumstances or people, it means you don’t let them steal your gratitude for life and ultimately your happiness.
“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
– Michael Jordan
You deserve success, happiness, and love.
Achieving those things begins with understanding you have a given right to them.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain
Finding your purpose is a process.
The good thing is it’s already inside you.
You just have to look closely.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”–Steve Jobs
So many people believed Steve Jobs to be an innovator and incredible creator.
Perhaps he just really loved what he did and that’s become frighteningly uncommon.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.”
– Helen Keller
Helen Keller was deaf, blind, and mute.
She had every excuse to not live life to the fullest.
She abandoned them all.
There’s something to be said about the excuses we create that keep us from experiencing the brighter side of life.
“You get what you settle for”
-Thelma & Louise
Most of the circumstances in your life are there because you allowed them to be.
Want a change?
The responsibility is all yours.
“I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, Where am I running?” – Justin Timberlake
So much energy and life can be wasted dedicated to pursuing a means to an end and not really getting to enjoy the end.
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. – Will Smith”
How many resources have you spent creating a life defined by the status quo?
Get to know yourself before you spend a penny more.
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was a superhero in his own right.
You are too.
Spend more time refining your skills and talents and you’ll discover your superpowers.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama
A great leader of our generation, Obama made so much his responsibility and worked tirelessly to hold himself accountable instead of pointing fingers.
Stop expecting from others and stop blaming.
The only real power you hold is over yourself.
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
-John F. Kennedy
Wanting more but not taking bigger risks?
Time to balance that equation.
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
-Leonardo Da Vinci
Davinci made his mark through art.
Laying on his back and breaking bones just to finish a piece.
Are you willing to relentlessly pursue your desired success or are you just waiting for it to come to you?
“If someone’s not attacking you that means you’re not doing your job effectively.”
Haters only antagonize impactful people.
Go make them uncomfortable by being yourself, fearlessly.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
Goals are crucial for a happy life.
The create purpose from passion and motivation.
Goals create challenges that inspire you to grow and progress.
Live an intentional life by defining and planning a course of action for your goals and surround yourself with people who hold you accountable to those plans.