Quotation Explorer - 'Steve Maraboli'

Don't be fooled... If they gossip to you, they'll gossip about you. - Steve Maraboli
Don’t waste your time hating me; you can’t change me. Instead, hate your impotent life; THAT you can change. - Steve Maraboli
Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless… but you’re not worthless, you’re unappreciated. - Steve Maraboli
Mindset Matters: Cut away the nonsense and cultivate an environment conducive to your personal well-being. Forgive yourself and others. Have the courage to move on. The battle is long... and in the end, it's only with yourself. - Steve Maraboli
When I tell you that you’re beautiful, I don’t just mean your appearance. I mean all of you; who and what you are, is beautiful. - Steve Maraboli
Letting go is to love yourself enough to look at the past with a different perspective. It is to accept that you can't change the past, but that you can change whether your perspective poisons or nourishes you. - Steve Maraboli
You want my advice? Put down your phone. Hug her from behind and kiss the back of her neck. Entwine your fingers with hers…. You’re welcome. - Steve Maraboli
Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be. - Steve Maraboli
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. - Steve Maraboli
The only thing sadder than hateful people’s willingness to drag us down to their level, is our willingness to oblige. - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes we just need to be heard… There are times in life when being heard leads to being healed. - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes we need someone to just listen. Not to try and fix anything or offer alternatives, but to just be there… to listen. An ear that listens can be medicine to a heart that hurts. - Steve Maraboli
Resolutions: So many will fail; NOT because they didn't set goals, but because they didn't set behaviors. - Steve Maraboli
What was my path to success? Well, there were some steps forward, some back, some to the side... maybe it wasn't a path, but more of a dance. - Steve Maraboli
It's hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself. - Steve Maraboli
Gratitude is the bridge that merges your love with longevity. It is the vital ingredient for a lasting relationship. - Steve Maraboli
It is so beautiful to see a relationship that is nourished and fueled by a love expressed with action. - Steve Maraboli
Whenever someone introduces themselves as a Master or a Guru, I immediately wonder…If those are the lies they tell themselves, what lies will they tell me? - Steve Maraboli
Some people seem like a bright light during your darkest moment... a beautiful refuge... but it's a trap... there is only more pain there. Now that I think about it... I imagine that's what bugs feel like when they fly into the zapper. - Steve Maraboli
There are some people who will surprise you with their perseverance... People who survive through the tears... Strong spirits who prove you wrong if you make the mistake of betting against them. - Steve Maraboli
The argument could be made that the word 'hero' is overused. I do not think, however, that this is the case when referring to teachers. - Steve Maraboli
For all its accolades and celebrated recognition as sound guidance, I have personally noticed that sometimes, 'follow your heart,' is really bad advice. - Steve Maraboli
We’re all ridiculous… all of us. It’s as though we use a lit torch to search for light. You are enough. Know this and proceed through life accordingly. - Steve Maraboli
Don't let the evil actions of broken people define your view of our world! Don't be terrorized into a diluted, hopeless reality. - Steve Maraboli
Nostalgia... the blessing of a merciful memory. - Steve Maraboli
...the movie is on, but I’m not really watching…the music is playing, but I’m not really listening…all of my senses are focused on you… us… the way your hand fits mine… the way our hearts beat as one… the passion that we’re engulfed in… the love we make... the life we build. - Steve Maraboli
It made a big difference in my life to grow up with a dad who wasn't afraid of how great my mom was. - Steve Maraboli
They didn’t change; they just got tired of pretending. - Steve Maraboli
In my relationship, she is my woman and I am her man. This designation is not one of ownership, but of passion. It is a loving and passionate expression that reflects the truth that out of over seven billion people in the world, she is my ONE. - Steve Maraboli
Two Immeasurable Things: The healing power of love and the destructive power of hate. - Steve Maraboli
Gratitude opens our eyes… We are often praying for something God has already given us. - Steve Maraboli
The thing you are passionate about is not random; it stems from an inner yearning. Don’t ignore it or allow others to talk you out of it. Go get it! - Steve Maraboli
Some people will try to talk you out of chasing your goals; not because they think you’ll fail, but because they are scared you’ll succeed. - Steve Maraboli
Don't nourish your fears more than you nourish your hopes. - Steve Maraboli
The only people who experience no resistance are the unambitious and the dead. If you feel no resistance in your life, you need greater goals or you need to check your pulse. Life and movement come with resistance. Don’t be discouraged by it, be strengthened by it. - Steve Maraboli
The path to misery is paved by the tears of those trying to make others happy. - Steve Maraboli
Give it time… The weak in character always get tired of pretending. Their true colors will show. - Steve Maraboli
The wiser I become, the less I think beauty has anything to do with appearance. - Steve Maraboli
Wisdom that is not acted upon is just philosophy... but when lived as a verb, wisdom will be the foundation of your success. - Steve Maraboli
It took me a long time to learn the difference between working on a healthy relationship and wasting my time on a long goodbye. Never again! - Steve Maraboli
I’m just being me… Success is more than just a wish or desire; it’s a behavior. A byproduct of living this way is that I consistently draw the envy of haters while also disappointing those who have bet against me. But that’s just me… Unapologetically driven. - Steve Maraboli
There are some people whose turbulent waves of behaviors will drown you no matter how well you think you can swim. - Steve Maraboli
Maybe we feel empty because we spend so much of our own time watching other people live their lives, chase their dreams, express their love, and navigate their relationships. And when we turn off our TV or put down our phone... We've nourished nothing of our own. - Steve Maraboli
Forgiveness: It’s not because they deserve it; it’s because you do. Sometimes forgiveness is about loving yourself enough to move on. - Steve Maraboli
Love is multidimensional...Don't just say; DO.Don't just speak; ACT.Don't just promise; DELIVER. - Steve Maraboli
The knives of betrayal and drama cut deep and hurt… but they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your true friends. - Steve Maraboli
Be purposeful in your actions. Be mindful to keep your behavior in alignment with your goals. Remember, you can refine, improve, and enhance yourself; all other control is illusory. - Steve Maraboli
Cheaters often accuse you of cheating. Liars often accuse you of lying. Insecure people often crumble your security. Behavior speaks... How someone treats you may have nothing to do with you; but can be a reflection of who they are. - Steve Maraboli
I've learned that if someone threatens my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth... I must walk away. I owe it to myself... I owe it to my future. - Steve Maraboli
We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams. - Steve Maraboli
If not to shape me into a better man; a better husband, a better father, a better son, a better brother, a better friend… then all of my experience, success, and education will have been a selfish waste. - Steve Maraboli
It's sad that we get attached to the way certain people abuse us. It took me a long time and a lot of heartache to realize that it's okay to miss someone, but not want them back. - Steve Maraboli
Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul. - Steve Maraboli
Bitterness and resentment are a bottomless well. They can only be healed by the phenomenon of someone else's sorrow rising to your level of pain... it never happens - save yourself endless hurt. - Steve Maraboli
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. - Steve Maraboli
The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps. - Steve Maraboli
It's amazing to me how hard people work to maintain a life they hate. - Steve Maraboli
I am ambitious. I set goals; not because I am ungrateful for what I have, but because I am happy with who I am. I enjoy the experience of rising above my perceived limitations and discovering new levels of my capabilities. - Steve Maraboli
I know my worth. Never again will I condemn myself to the prison of a bad relationship. - Steve Maraboli
Easier said than done' is the mantra of the stagnant; the creed of the unchanging. - Steve Maraboli
The greatest leaders can inspire you and lead the way without ever having to give you their back. - Steve Maraboli
The greatest way to ensure your company’s failure is to appoint leaders who see a divide between themselves and the team; who are more fixated on their elevated role than on the act of leading. - Steve Maraboli
It took me a long time and a lot of heartache to realize that just because you love someone doesn’t mean they deserve it. - Steve Maraboli
Mindset matters... always. The difference found between the victorious and the envious, the successful and the haters; is mindset. - Steve Maraboli
True love has taught me that there is a difference between a woman getting naked for you and one revealing herself to you. - Steve Maraboli
Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. - Steve Maraboli
Messy" is a word we use to explain a conflict with an expectation we had. Eliminate the expectation, and you eliminate the "messy". - Steve Maraboli
So grateful for those who truly love me... they hear everything I don't say. - Steve Maraboli
Don’t ask me to apologize for holding up a mirror. If you don’t like what it’s reflecting, take accountability and change it. - Steve Maraboli
Do you think peace of mind can be found in holding a grudge… or harboring resentment… or wallowing in thoughts of what could have been? Me neither. - Steve Maraboli
As a business leader you have to ask yourself, Am I creating a consumer environment that is conducive to loyalty? If the answer is no, FIX IT! - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes you're drowning yourself in your own words. - Steve Maraboli
Stop using, "easier said than done", as an excuse to not change! Bringing your life to a higher level is challenging; get over it and rise to the challenge! - Steve Maraboli
It took me a long time and a lot of heartache to realize that just because you love someone, doesn’t mean they deserve it. - Steve Maraboli
Nobody hates being lied to more than a liar. - Steve Maraboli
The people who are happy for your happiness and sad for your sadness... keep them around. - Steve Maraboli
The truth is never dressed for the occasion. - Steve Maraboli
What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation. - Steve Maraboli
My love for her is beyond any love I have ever heard described. It is a love that is beyond love; a soul connection in which no seam is visible. - Steve Maraboli
Make sure your business is creating a service experience so good that it demands loyalty. - Steve Maraboli
They said, "You'll never find someone like me again!" I thanked them for wishing me well. - Steve Maraboli
My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was welded. - Steve Maraboli
The art of effective leadership is about navigating the dynamics of growth and success… holding a vision and leading a team, but arriving at the same time. - Steve Maraboli
I've come to learn that being alone is better than being next to someone and feeling alone. - Steve Maraboli
Being in a relationship with some people is like pushing a boat through sand. I used to have the time and energy for that kind of nonsense, but not anymore. Relationships should be a wonderful journey of exploration and love; not grinding resistance. - Steve Maraboli
You want a great life? Well, greatness is on the other side of that fu**ing wall... don't just go over it, go through it! What are you waiting for? - Steve Maraboli
Moving on is not about forgetting the past; it’s about learning from it. Find the message in the mess…Cry. Forgive. Learn. That’s moving on. - Steve Maraboli
Social Media isn't creating the problems in our relationships; it's only exposing the ones that already existed. - Steve Maraboli
It seems so simple now, but it took me a long time to figure out that happiness is experienced when we finally give ourselves permission to let go of the things that make us sad. - Steve Maraboli
May the way I look at you, the way I speak with you, and the way I treat you reflect the truth that... I have loved you since forever. - Steve Maraboli
Some people insist on inviting me to their drama buffet... No thanks! My soul hungers for nourishment and growth; it doesn't lust for poison and depletion. - Steve Maraboli
Pay attention, behavior speaks… While preacher are telling you to pray for abundance, they’re passing around a basket. - Steve Maraboli
It can be a beautiful experience to look for the magic that is hidden within the realm of our lives; but let's not let the process blind us to the majesty that is right in front of us. - Steve Maraboli
Some people behave as though they are having an allergic reaction to feelings. - Steve Maraboli
Maybe the reason nothing seems to be "fixing you" is because you're not broken. Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you. You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly. - Steve Maraboli
Life had broken her; just as it had broken him. But when they got together, their pieces became whole. And they continued on their journey, together, mended as one. - Steve Maraboli
You show God what you want by showing God who you are. - Steve Maraboli
Your purpose on earth is to participate in this human experience and to seize the opportunity within each day to reveal the greatest version of yourself. - Steve Maraboli
Acceptance makes an incredible fertile soil for the seeds of change. - Steve Maraboli
If life is a poem, be the poet. If life is a story, be the author. If life is an adventure, be the hero. To live any other way is a waste of this experience we call life. - Steve Maraboli
I am in love with the serendipitous poetry with which this universe expresses itself. - Steve Maraboli
The most successful businesses have leaders that see the correlation between customer service and sales… not as separate departments, but as complimentary components for growth. - Steve Maraboli
The dream is yours… why are you asking others to validate or nourish it? Your journey must be self-propelled. It must be fueled from within. - Steve Maraboli
They said, "You'll never find someone like me again!" I thanked them for wishing me well. ;) - Steve Maraboli
In my opinion, being a Christian is a noticeable behavior. If you have to tell somebody you’re a Christian, then you’re probably not doing it right. - Steve Maraboli
If you behave in a manner that poisons your relationship, don’t be surprised when it dies. - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes the memory of someone is better than the reality of them. - Steve Maraboli
The victim mindset will have you dancing with the devil, then complaining that you're in hell. - Steve Maraboli
Most people throw away their personal power... If you want to know where, look at who and what you hate, blame, resent, and envy. - Steve Maraboli
Mindset fuels behavior... Great lives, great relationships, great businesses, and great love stories are cultivated from within. - Steve Maraboli
The disempowered mind believes dreams come true; the empowered mind knows you bring your dreams to life. - Steve Maraboli
Leadership is the bridge of integrity that connects goals, desires, and actions. - Steve Maraboli
Never run from the truth. It is always there; it never changes save your energy. - Steve Maraboli
Most of us would benefit greatly from recognizing and accepting the difference between our history and our destiny. - Steve Maraboli
There is beauty laced within this day… be courageous enough to find it, be kind enough to share it, and at the end of the day, be wise enough to let it go. - Steve Maraboli
It's bad when they don't treat you right... but it's tragic that you continue to allow it. Let today be the day you love yourself enough to say, NEVER AGAIN! - Steve Maraboli
Remember:It’s all in your head… all of it.If you don’t like the story, change it.If the people around don’t accept your new story; change them. - Steve Maraboli
It’s amazing how drastically your life can change when you stop accepting shit you hate. - Steve Maraboli
Just because you're with someone, doesn't mean you're not alone. - Steve Maraboli
Wisdom stems from personal accountability. We all make mistakes; own them... learn from them. Don’t throw away the lesson by blaming others. - Steve Maraboli
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness... but only when you pay your taxes? That means your freedom is rented, leased, & not unalienable. - Steve Maraboli
Stop trying to explain yourself. People only understand things from their level of perception; within the parameters of their agreement with reality. Save your energy. - Steve Maraboli
I will not play it safe! I want to experience the length, depth, and breadth of life. I'm not just here for the victories... I'm here for the scars. - Steve Maraboli
I can’t… It’s not possible… I’m not good enough... ~ These are lies the demons of your past use to scare away the possibilities of the present. - Steve Maraboli
How do I shape my reality? I use wisdom and strategy to shift the possible to the probable... Then, effort and consistency will bridge the probable to the inevitable. Success is a behavior... I make sure my mindset and actions are working in alignment. - Steve Maraboli
I believe in romance... in playfulness... in passion... in expressing feelings... in friendship... in all the ways love heals, nourishes, and transforms "you" and "me" into an "us". - Steve Maraboli
I will not play it safe!I want to experience the length, depth, and breadth of life. I'm not just here for the victories... I'm here for the scars. - Steve Maraboli
Outdated ideas inevitably lead to outdated behaviors. - Steve Maraboli
Behavior speaks… If you’re chasing them, it means they’re running from you. Save your energy. - Steve Maraboli
I've learned that just because I don't know how to break up with someone, doesn't mean they were worth keeping. - Steve Maraboli
Change isn’t a choice; it’s already happening. You are atoms and molecules in motion… you can’t avoid change; you ARE change. The question is whether you will EMBRACE the power of change to enhance your life or continue to exhaust yourself in the pointless endeavor to halt it. - Steve Maraboli
Actions reveal… If you have to TELL me you’re honest, caring, generous, spiritual, kind, loving, and a good person... you’re doing it wrong. - Steve Maraboli
Just because you are available for a relationship, doesn't mean you are ready for one. Sometimes you need a break from external relationships to nourish the internal one. - Steve Maraboli
Emancipate yourself from the impotent mindset of,It is what it is. Life does not come labeled; it is what you make it. Dream-Plan-Execute! - Steve Maraboli
Think about the people you love, appreciate, and admire… If today was the last day you could speak with them… What would you say… and what are you waiting for? - Steve Maraboli
How would your life be different if you celebrated the things in your life that you do have instead of lamenting things that you don't? Let today be the day you embrace gratitude and appreciation and let go of entitlement and expectation. - Steve Maraboli
The longer you blame the mirror, the longer you throw away the power to change what it is reflecting. - Steve Maraboli
Temptation is the feeling we get when encountered by an opportunity to do what we innately know we shouldn't. - Steve Maraboli
Through the twist and turns of life, I find myself so grateful for my friends. Even though sometimes the days can seem so dark, and my heart can feel so hurt, I am never alone; my friends are beside me. - Steve Maraboli
I refuse to suffer the torment of regret that comes from living a "what if" life. - Steve Maraboli
Do not compromise yourself and put your goodness in the same impermanent category as whatever circumstance happening. Be the best you in every circumstance. - Steve Maraboli
I am grateful to those who have betrayed me… They thought they were just stabbing me in the back, but they were also cutting me free from their poisonous life. - Steve Maraboli
Relationships fail when people take their own insecurities and project them as their partner's flaws. - Steve Maraboli
Cutting out drama... Healthy mind and body choices... Intent followed by action... Keeping real friends and letting go of the pretends... Livin' clean for Twenty Seventeen! - Steve Maraboli
...be more than a person she would settle for... be a person she would yearn for. - Steve Maraboli
People will always have opinions about your decision because they're not courageous enough to take action on their opinion. - Steve Maraboli
Nostalgia is your brain's way of photoshopping the blemishes of your past - Steve Maraboli
Get out of your own way... What we call 'lack of willpower' is actually just losing an argument with an outdated version of yourself. - Steve Maraboli
Her love... so unconditional, so unapologetic; reminds me that I am worth so much more than the standard I have set for myself. - Steve Maraboli
I fell in love... she caused a type of smile within me that nothing else can or has. - Steve Maraboli
Some people will try to condemn you to the prison of their bullshit. They tell you they want a soulmate, but they're actually creating a cellmate. - Steve Maraboli
Behavior speaks... When you need money, the church tells you to pray. When the church needs money, they pass around a basket. - Steve Maraboli
I will never forget seeing what hate can destroy… I will never forget seeing what love can heal… - Steve Maraboli
I refuse to suffer the torment of regret that comes with living a what if life. - Steve Maraboli
No matter how they abuse you; toleration is how you abuse yourself. - Steve Maraboli
Take accountability... Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown. - Steve Maraboli
Don’t condemn me to the prison of your bullshit. - Steve Maraboli
The first thing I crave when I'm dieting is the worst thing for me. I have come to realize that the same is true when I set new relationship standards. - Steve Maraboli
Think of what makes you smile; makes you happy... and do more of that shit. - Steve Maraboli
I feel like when I give trust that isn't earned, I receive hurt that isn't deserved. - Steve Maraboli
For me, the most interesting people seem to have the bumpiest pasts. I prefer to connect with someone who has experienced the struggles, battles, and casualties of life’s journey. There is beauty, wisdom, and truth to be found in the scars. - Steve Maraboli
For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU. - Steve Maraboli
Words are the tools we use to express our reality. - Steve Maraboli
A healthy relationship is one in which love enriches you; not imprisons you. - Steve Maraboli
Behavior speaks… Before you even open your mouth, your actions have told me who you are and what you’re about. - Steve Maraboli
If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins. - Steve Maraboli
If you want something different, do something different. "Same crap, different day" doesn't describe the day; it describes your attitude towards it. - Steve Maraboli
Parental Alienation is an emotional act of violence that is aimed at an adult, but critically wounds a child. - Steve Maraboli
For me, the most magical truth of this universe is that no magic is required. - Steve Maraboli
The problem you have isn't a delusion of grandeur; it's a delusion of insignificance. - Steve Maraboli
Words reveal your beliefs and intentions. Actions reveal your character. When they are in alignment, they reveal your greatest life. - Steve Maraboli
Don't wait for a future moment; the time is NOW! The life of your dreams awaits... UN-ASS the couch and go get it! - Steve Maraboli
Don't just dream of success; create a plan and act upon it! Your momentum creates the door upon which opportunity knocks. - Steve Maraboli
Regret is a self-inflicted emotional scar. - Steve Maraboli
This is my life... my story... my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make. - Steve Maraboli
Religion imprisons God. By its own accord, if we are made in the image and likeness of God, then His condemnation of the sinner is an act of hypocrisy. I believe God to be greater than that. - Steve Maraboli
Success is more than a desire; it's a behavior. Act accordingly. - Steve Maraboli
Everyone wants to look great in the summer... Don't just dream, take action!Your journey to being a summer yummer starts today. - Steve Maraboli
The wise will admire you. The wishful will envy you. The weak will hate you. This is the reality for those who dare to be epic. - Steve Maraboli
Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you’re still here, you're still capable, powerful, you're not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You're still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose. - Steve Maraboli
Get-rich-quick schemes are for the lazy & unambitious. Respect your dreams enough to pay the full price for them. - Steve Maraboli
It has been my experience that those who claim to be the most spiritual are usually the least so. - Steve Maraboli
As jealousy entered, trust left... and their dream of a relationship began to wither into a nightmare... a nightmare in which love just wasn't enough. - Steve Maraboli
Take back your power! I wish you the wisdom to realize that the problem isn't that they keep lying to you; it's that you keep believing them. - Steve Maraboli
You can't force someone to care... You can only come to the realization that if you stay, they'll keep hurting you. I wish you the wisdom and courage to walk away and begin the healing process. - Steve Maraboli
Hate is self-inflicted torture. It hungers for revenge, damage, division, and violence, but is never satiated. Hate is a psychological hell to which we condemn ourselves and endeavor to burn others. - Steve Maraboli
She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure. - Steve Maraboli
We could do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit. - Steve Maraboli
Just because she has high standards, doesn't mean she’s high maintenance. Don’t confuse the two. - Steve Maraboli
What a blessing to love someone so much that you long for them at the core of your being. At the same time, when you are separated from that person, that longing is a torture I would not wish on anyone. - Steve Maraboli
Be careful… not all are what they seem. Some people pretend to be the beach, but they’re actually quicksand. - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes we need someone to just listen. Not to try and fix anything or offer alternatives, but to just be there… to listen. An ear that listens can be medicine for a heart that hurts. - Steve Maraboli
If you love someone...feel it, speak it, show it, be it.If you don't feel inspired to show your love in this multidimensional manner...be kind enough to let them go...so they can find someone who will. - Steve Maraboli
I could see that others had confused her disorganized passion for volatility. In reality, she was a scrumptious mess; deliciously majestic. She was on her way to great things in this life. - Steve Maraboli
It's not about what I SEE for our future, or humanity; It's about what I DO for our future and humanity. - Steve Maraboli
Letting go isn’t about having the courage to release the past; it’s about having the wisdom to embrace the present. - Steve Maraboli
Pay attention: Are your daily choices in alignment with the life you want for yourself? If not, nothing will change. - Steve Maraboli
Am I afraid of ghosts? My life experience has taught me to be much more afraid of what a human is capable of in broad daylight than what a ghost is capable of at night. - Steve Maraboli
Wishful thinking does wonders for a wishful mind; but in the end, reality always has the final say. - Steve Maraboli
Take back your power! I wish you the wisdom to realize that the problem isn’t that they keep lying to you; it’s that you keep believing them. - Steve Maraboli
Don't be fooled...If they gossip to you, they'll gossip about you. - Steve Maraboli
Stop blaming other people and circumstances for killing your dreams. The truth is; we tend to talk ourselves out of acting upon our dreams. Most dreams die of suicide, not murder. - Steve Maraboli
I miss you so much! And while this hole in my heart will never be filled again, I find comfort knowing that you are nestled within the loving embrace of God… and that I was blessed to know you… even if only for a little while. - Steve Maraboli
Learn from your history, but don’t live in it. - Steve Maraboli
Every day I’m convinced that I can’t possibly love you more… and every day I’m proven wrong. - Steve Maraboli
If your actions don’t reflect your goals… and your behavior doesn’t reflect your company’s vision… then you’re not a leader; regardless of what your title indicates. - Steve Maraboli
To me, Hell isn’t a place; it’s a state of mind. It is a psychological self-imprisonment in which fear is the warden. It is a result of not living in alignment with your goals, dreams, and purpose. It is to find yourself in the endless emotional agony of, What if? - Steve Maraboli
God doesn’t care how well you can preach about forgiveness… what He looks at is your behavior when presented the opportunity to practice it. - Steve Maraboli
I want love, passion, honesty, and companionship... sex that drives me crazy and conversation that drives me sane. - Steve Maraboli
Life is like an ocean; an endlessly elegant dance between serenity and chaos. And while idly watching this can be so beautiful, that’s not what life is for. Don’t just stand on the shore… jump in! - Steve Maraboli
Your labels don’t limit me… they limit your experience of me. - Steve Maraboli
Beliefs will nourish or poison depending on their compatibility with reality. - Steve Maraboli
My life was forever changed the day I realized there was a big difference between having a dream and chasing it. - Steve Maraboli
Falling in love is a wonderfully terrifying sensation. - Steve Maraboli
The critic is to art what the limp penis is to sex. - Steve Maraboli
You are my beautiful forever... a connection so deep that even an eternity doesn't seem long enough to spend with you. - Steve Maraboli
Pay attention… How a person handles poor cell service, traffic, and spotty wifi is a good indicator of how they’ll behave during relationship challenges. - Steve Maraboli
They may call your victories, "lucky"...They may mock your failures...They may laugh at your heartache...But still, they will never be happy. This is the cyclical emptiness of the hater mindset. - Steve Maraboli
With automobile accidents, mechanical failure is seldom the cause; and most often, operator error. I find the same to be true with corporate failings…. the people are rarely the issue… the shortcoming is most often found in the leadership. - Steve Maraboli
Never underestimate the healing power of silliness and absurdity. - Steve Maraboli
When you pursue your goals with passion, you will attract people who love you; but you’ll also attract haters. I’m okay with that; I welcome it. I don’t want to live life as a spectator. I’ve learned that if no one is cheering you on and/or booing you; it means you're not in the game. - Steve Maraboli
Map out lofty goals… include reasonable checkpoints along the way... refine, improve, and enhance your behavior in alignment with your goals…. that is the dynamic of true leadership and the formula for success. - Steve Maraboli
So grateful for the people who heard me when I was silent and saw me when I was invisible. - Steve Maraboli
When you put yourself in the customer’s shoes and begin your dialog from there, an immediate connection develops that stems beyond basic commerce and encourages loyalty. - Steve Maraboli
You've been given the innate power to shape your life...but you cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change. Intent paired with action builds the bridge to success. You can't just want it; you have to do it, live it...BE it! Success isn't something you have, it's something you DO! - Steve Maraboli
The longer you chase the wrong person, the further you travel in the wrong direction. You're better than that. - Steve Maraboli
Stagnancy will suffocate a business… Leadership must be dynamic and evolving to ensure successful growth, enhancement, and longevity. - Steve Maraboli
When I left, they were stuck with the burden of finding someone else to blame for their life... Pointing their anger everywhere, but never looking in the mirror... Continuing the cycle that led to their misery. - Steve Maraboli
Stop telling me that love is blind. Love doesn't need to be blind; it is accepting. It can see everything and still be unconditionally strong. Love sees you and accepts you for who you are. - Steve Maraboli
I don't know what's wrong with this world, but I do know what's right with it: Love. I have studied enough history to see that no matter how cruel the behavior of tyrants and no matter how dark the moments have been, Love has always prevailed. Always. - Steve Maraboli
Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act upon it. - Steve Maraboli
The efforts of a leader will be emulated. Depending on the quality of appointed leadership, this can be medicine or poison to a living business. - Steve Maraboli
If you can see the vision of your goal clearly, you can plan and map effectively, and navigate efficiently. - Steve Maraboli
There's no need to tell me who you are; you're already showing me. - Steve Maraboli
When you don't have a vision or a plan for the future, your mind has no choice but to dwell in the past. - Steve Maraboli
I used to only write poetry; now I live it. I finally matured enough to starve my hypocrisy to death. - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty… Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold. - Steve Maraboli
It's a cycle... Religion is a source of relief for those who seek to anesthetize the pain that comes from following its beliefs. - Steve Maraboli
One of life's great challenges is getting out of your own way after a divorce or breakup... Heartache and anger make you feel like enemies, but your children need you to be a team. Unfortunately, few rise to this challenge, and the children pay an emotional debt they did not incur. - Steve Maraboli
Their love was like a prison, and I the willing inmate. - Steve Maraboli
Relationships: It takes wisdom to know when to turn the page and courage to know when to close the book. - Steve Maraboli
Fear and doubt do not kill courage and faith; they birth them. You cannot have courage without fear. You cannot have faith without doubt. - Steve Maraboli
Many companies expect loyal customers without providing loyal service. This has been the visionary failure of countless corporations. - Steve Maraboli
Leadership is a mindset in which one is unapologetically driven towards their goals and in behaving accordingly, inspires those around them to join in. - Steve Maraboli
Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need. - Steve Maraboli
Be careful! If the opinion of others is your gauge, then it is also your goal. If you concern yourself with what others think, then you can only go as far as others think. You're better than that! - Steve Maraboli
Sometimes it's the person giving you the medicine who's making you sick. - Steve Maraboli
The greatest relationships are those in which love is not treated as a noun, but as a verb; with romance not viewed as a burden, but lived as a poem. - Steve Maraboli
How would your life be different if you decided to live your dream instead of holding onto your nightmare? Let today be the day you free yourself from the fears that are holding you back and act upon the dream you've always had. - Steve Maraboli
Intimacy transcends the physical. It is a feeling of closeness that isn’t about proximity, but of belonging. It is a beautiful emotional space in which two become one. - Steve Maraboli
The truth of who you are and what you believe is projected in your behavior. Everything else, either positive or negative, is a mix of stories, lies, delusions, and manipulations. - Steve Maraboli
Some people seem like a bright light during your darkest moment.. A beautiful refuge… but it’s a trap… there is only more pain there. Now that I think about it… I imagine that’s what bugs feel like when they fly into the zapper. - Steve Maraboli
I wish you the wisdom to know you’re better than what you've settled for, the desire for something greater, and the courage to go get it. - Steve Maraboli
Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you're still here, you're still capable, powerful, you're not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You're still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose. - Steve Maraboli
Don’t give up! Remember, we love to be enchanted by flowers in bloom… but don’t forget that it took many rainy days to achieve such beauty. Your bloom is coming! - Steve Maraboli
Some people feed your ego, but starve your soul. - Steve Maraboli
When you hate something, you chain yourself to it. - Steve Maraboli
Even though she would dream of love, respect, and unfettered romance... it was a cyclical dilemma in her life that she seemed to be most attracted to poisonous men. - Steve Maraboli
CHANGE: Don’t just talk about it, go out there and do it. Don’t just meditate about it, go out there and create it. Don’t just pray about it go out there and take action; participate in the answering of your own prayer. If you want change, get out there and live it. - - Steve Maraboli
You'll drive yourself crazy trying to control something that isn't yours to control. Let go. Free yourself. Allow your mind and energy to focus on something positive… to build something beautiful. - Steve Maraboli
Don’t let someone’s words blind you from their behavior. - Steve Maraboli
You'll drive yourself crazy trying to control something that isn't yours to control. Let go. Free yourself. Allow your mind and energy to focus on something positive... to build something beautiful. - Steve Maraboli
Don’t settle… wait for the one who treats you like an investment; not a test drive. Someone who inspires you to be at your best… One who looks beyond your outer beauty and falls in love with your soul. - Steve Maraboli
Someone who loves you will reveal beautiful things within yourself... things you had never noticed before... things nobody else cared to. - Steve Maraboli
I look at you and I can't believe someone didn't think you were enough... you're my everything. - Steve Maraboli
Don’t try to fit me in a box… My life is not one dimensional. I’m the summer breeze and the hurricane… I’m the serene lake and the raging ocean… I’m the gentle poet and the rough warrior… Your labels don’t limit me… they limit your experience of me. Don’t confuse the two. - Steve Maraboli
Success is something you experience when you act accordingly. Success is not something you have, it’s something you do. - Steve Maraboli
Lie to yourself if you want, but you’re not fooling me. Your excuses tell me that you didn’t really want it. - Steve Maraboli
There is no 'secret' to success.There is a BEHAVIOR to success.Decide what you want and act accordingly.Dream. Plan. Execute. - Steve Maraboli
Your brain activates a magnificent system to store memories as reference points for you to learn from... not to create a past for you to be stuck in. - Steve Maraboli
You're not asking me for advice, you're asking me for permission. - Steve Maraboli
Behavior speaks... I need not listen to someone's apology; I'll watch for it. I've learned not to let someone's words blind me from their behavior. - Steve Maraboli
Dads, no matter your relationship with your kid’s mom, honor her this weekend. Mother’s Day isn’t about you or drama. It’s about her and her impact on your ids. Be grateful. Celebrate her… and if you can’t get out of your own way, do it for your kids. - Steve Maraboli
We'll all be better off the day we stop letting unhappy, unsuccessful people tell us how to be happy and successful. You already know the way... follow it. - Steve Maraboli
Your words say it to me... Your actions tell it to me. - Steve Maraboli
Products come with a WARNING label that reveals what they are made of. People come with one too; it is found in their actions. - Steve Maraboli
Love and hate are not opposites; they are siblings birthed by obsession. - Steve Maraboli
Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life. - Steve Maraboli
When civility is illusory, war is inevitable. - Steve Maraboli
Judge me if you want, but at the end of my life I choose to have memories not regrets. - Steve Maraboli
I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges... I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me. - Steve Maraboli
Failure is a mindset, not a circumstance. I let my experiences strengthen me. You think I fell on my face, but I’m down here doing pushups. - Steve Maraboli
What we call consciousness is our ability to perceive stimuli and to file it within the parameters of our personal story. - Steve Maraboli
Your silence is loudest to those who love you most. - Steve Maraboli
We can’t continuously be a society of well-wishers. We must take action to bring those wishes to fruition. - Steve Maraboli
Without action to back them, your affirmations become the soundtrack of your personal imprisonment; the creed of your stagnancy. - Steve Maraboli
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