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Five Motivational Quotes

February 19, 2015 | by

And their underlying Jewish values.

Failure is not an option. It is a privelege reserved only for those who try.

Just think how different life could be if we would view failure as a badge of honor. What goals have you abandoned due to your fear of failure? Tackle your fear and undertake one of those goals. The only real failure in life is not trying.

The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits.

So what if you were born that way? God gives each of us weaknesses and imperfections, not to use as an excuse for our less than noble behavior, but as a challenge to grow. Our negative habits are our chin up bar to greatness.

Your talent is God's gift to you. How you use it is your gift to God.

This is the flip side of the previous quote. So what if you were born good-looking and smart. What matters is how much you strive to utilize your strengths to bring out your inner potential and attain greatness. Your raw talent is a freebie. Now earn it.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

We all have dreams of achieving greatness, and we wish we can get there overnight without having to lift a finger. Don’t confuse comfort with pleasure. Comfort is an escape from pain, feet up on the desk, sleep. Real pleasure and meaning require effort and struggle. No pain, no gain.

If you are not happy with what you have, you will not be happy with what you get.

As the Mishna says, “Who is the rich person? The one who is happy with his lot” (Ethics of the Fathers, 4:1). Happiness is an attitude. Being ingrateful is toxic. Appreciating what you have is the key to living with happiness.


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