Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.
In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright.
Walk through life eager and open to self-improvement and that which is going to best help you evolve, because that's really why were here: to evolve as human beings.
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.
We are each responsible for our own life - no other person is or even can be.
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
Everyone in the world is constantly fighting an internal battle. A battle between what the brain knows is right and what the heart knows it wants.
You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once.
What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power.
I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.
Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit's way of whispering, "I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here."
Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
There's no such thing as failure. Mistakes happen in your life to bring into focus more clearly who you really are.
Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings.
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.
What we're all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.
Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity.
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
I believe that [everyone] is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.
There's no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!
I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.
Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.
All these years I've been feeling like I was growing into myself. Finally, I feel grown.
You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.
Often we don't even realize who we're meant to be because we're so busy trying to live out someone else's ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.
Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.
I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.
You really haven't changed, you've just become more of yourself. That is really what were all trying to do: become more of ourselves.
Inner wisdom is more important than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
When you're doing the work you're meant to do, it feels right and every day is a bonus, regardless of what you're getting paid.
Feelings are really your GPS system for life. When your supposed to do something, or not supposed to do something, your emotional guidance system lets you know.
Check your ego at the door and check your gut instead. Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I've made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. That's the lesson. That lesson alone, will save you a lot of grief. Even doubt means don't.
I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.
Everything in your world is created by what you think.
Difficulties come when you don't pay attention to life's whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you'll get a scream.
In order to be truly happy, you must live along with, and you must stand for something larger than yourself.
Life is a reciprocal exchange. To move forward, you have to give back.
If you're hurting, you need to help somebody else ease their hurt. If you're in pain, help somebody else's pain.
When you choose the paradigm of service, it turns everything you do from a job into a gift.
My constant prayer for myself is to be used in service for the greater good.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
When you don't know what to do, get still. Get very still until you do know what to do.
How do I define success? Let me tell you, money's pretty nice. But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand.
I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Use what you have to run toward your best - that's how I now live my life.
Nobody's journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks. It's just life's way of saying, "Time to change course."
Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself.
The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who'll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
The world has so many lessons to teach you. I consider the world, our earth, to be like a school, and our life, the classrooms. Sometimes on our planet life school, the lessons often come dressed up as detours and road blocks and sometimes as full blown crises. And the secret I've learned to getting ahead is being open to the lessons.