The hardest part of starting anything worthwhile is the start. When you start, the universe conspire to make your dreams come true. You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great. We all have greatness in us and we need to initiate, start, execute and do to become great. Unseen forces conspires to help you get what you want but you have to consistently show up day in day out.

We are producing more data than we can process to information. We are constantly been bombarded with notifications, alerts, pings, news, reports, etc. Social Media is one of the greatest innovation in the past decade and it has amplified our tendency to keep up with peers, family and neighbours. Information Overload is one of the unintended consequence of been constantly available and online.

Here are 30 quotes on information overload

Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. 1 Exercising is one of my favourite daily activity for maintaining equanimity, focus and my mood in general. I run (11 Marathons), started swimming, box, daily stretch and have come to realize that exercising is great for withstanding the trying times.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt 

Here are 30 great quotes on exercising:

Reinvention is the action or process through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new. Personal Reinvention is the process by which we reinvent ourselves either by changing careers, environment, jobs, or worldview. As Greek Philosopher Aristotle once quipped: ” We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act but a habit.” The process of personal reinvention is a lifelong journey and it needs to be done repeatedly.

Here are 30 great quotes on personal reinvention:

Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. Influence can also be defined as the power to change or affect someone or somethingthe power to cause changes without directly forcing them to happen.

“He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.”

Here are 30 great quotes on influencing:

Codependency is about normal behaviours taken too far. It’s about crossing lines. – Melody Beattie

We all started out life being codependent on our parent, caregivers, society and peers. Codependency is not necessarily bad, there is a place and time for it. The danger is becoming codependent beyond the normal point. It is not the same thing as care for a loved one who needs your help, it becomes codependence when you begin to enable self-destructive behaviours. Codependency shows up in our relationships through enabling and indulging people to abuse substances such as drugs and alcohol, enabling chemically dependent siblings, enmeshed and dysfunctional family units and toxic entaglements with our friends and peers.

  • Codependency is about normal behaviors taken too far. It’s about crossing lines. – Melody Beatti
  • Here are 30 top quotes on codependency:

    • A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior. –  Melody Beattie, Codependent No More
    • Codependence is a disease that deteriorates the souls.  It affects our personal lives; our families, children, friends, and relatives; our businesses and careers; our health; and our spiritual growth.  It is debilitating and, if left untreated, causes us to become more destructive to ourselves and others. – CoDependent Anonymous
    • Codependency involves an unhealthy enmeshment that occurs between two people. It usually happens in relationships where one person enables the other individual to make poor choices. – Shannon Thomas, Healing from hidden abuse
    • Codependent behaviors could be described quite similarly to those that Caretakers use. However, most Caretakers take on this role almost exclusively inside the family and primarily only with the borderline or narcissist. – Margalis Fjelstad, Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist
    • Being codependent means you have lost yourself while trying to enable, fix and control those around you. – Jeanette Elisabeth Menter, You’re Not Crazy- You’re Codependent
    • Enmeshment may feel like intimacy, but it is not. Intimacy comes from knowing each other very well, accepting shortcomings and differences, and loving each other anyway. Enmeshment is attempting to feel and think as if you were the same person. – Anne Katherine, Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin
    • It’s not your job to manage the emotions of others. It’s an exhausting role that may offer temporary bursts of self-worth, but ultimately will drain the life out of you. – Jackson MacKenzie, Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse
    • Codependency pertains to any relationship where people become emotionally entangled with the feelings and outcomes of others. In codependent relationships, it’s challenging to separate what we feel from what others think and feel. – Nedra Tawwab, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A guide to reclaiming yourself
    • The caretaker typically comes from codependent dynamics. Gains a sense of identity and self-worth through neglecting their own needs. Believes that the only way to receive love is to cater to others and ignore their own needs. –  Dr. Nicole LePer, How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self 
    • Codependency is about normal behaviors taken too far. It’s about crossing lines. – Melody Beattie, The New CoDependency
    • Many of us live in denial of who we truly are because we fear losing someone or something-and there are times that if we don’t rock the boat, too often the one we lose is ourselves…It feels good to be accepted, loved, and approved of by others, but often the membership fee to belong to that club is far too high of a price to pay. –  Dennis Merritt Jones,Your Redefining Moments: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be
    • Allowing others to suffer the consequences of their own actions, without enabling them, is the best motivation for them to undertake the difficult task of change. – Darlene Lancer, Codependency For Dummies
    • Enmeshment creates almost total dependence on approval and validation from outside yourself. Lovers, bosses, friends, even strangers become the stand-in for parents. Adults raised in families where there was no permission to be an individual frequently become approval junkies, constantly seeking their next fix. – Susan Forward, Toxic Parents
    • If you live your life to please everyone else, you will continue to feel frustrated and powerless. This is because what others want may not be good for you. You are not being mean when you say NO to unreasonable demands or when you express your ideas, feelings, and opinions, even if they differ from those of others. – Beverly Engel, The Nice Girl Syndrome
    • it’s a mistake to expect loyalty from someone who won’t even give you honesty. – Dana Morningstar, Out of the Fog

    Our compliance rewards the blackmailer, and every time we reward someone for a particular action, whether we realize it or not, we’re letting them know in the strongest possible terms that they can do it again. – Susan Forward, Emotional Blackmail

    •  The surest way to make ourselves crazy is to get involved in other people’s business, and the quickest way to become sane and happy is to tend to our own affairs. – Melody Beattie, Codependent No More
    • In all codependent relationships, the rescuer needs the victim as much as the victim needs the rescuer. – Barbara De Angelis
    • I learned again and again in my life, until you get your own act together, you’re not ready for Big Love. What you’re ready for is one of those codependent relationships where you desperately need a partner. – Bruce H.Lipton, The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth.
    • Your whole being is involved in taking care of someone else, worrying about what they think of you, how they treat you, how you can make them treat you better. Right now everyone in the world seems to think that they are codependent and that they come from dysfunctional families. They call it codependency. I call it the human condition. – Cynthia Heimel, If You Can`t Live Without Me, Why Aren`t You Dead Yet?!’
    • If we want to improve, first we have to recognize our own maladaptive coping skills, called codependency, then change. – David W. Earle LPC, Love is Not Enough
    • Codependency : Those self-defeating learned behaviors or character defects that result in a diminished capacity to initiate, or participate in, loving relationships. – Earnie Larsen

    All the Best in your quest to get Better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

    Optimism is an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome. Optimism is from French optimisme, from Latin optimum  whuch means ‘best thing’. It is the abilty to see the best in every situation and making the best of the moment. An optimist sees the cup as half full while the pessimist sees the cup as half empty. Life can be tough and challenging, it is easy to stay optimistic when things are going right, the real test of your optimism is to stay strong when things are not going right.

    Helplessness is the belief that there is nothing that anyone can do to improve a bad situation (such as being diagnosed with an illness). In many ways, then, helplessness is a belief that control over the situation or its outcomes is impossible.Helplessness beliefs can be either universal (i.e., there is nothing that anyone can do) or personal (i.e., there is nothing that I can do).

    Here are some quotes on Helplessness:

    There is an old joke about someone trying to get to Carnegie Hall and he spots another man carrying a violin case. He asked “Sir, how do I get to Carnegie Hall? The other fellow smiles and says, “Practice, Practice, Practice.” As Greek Philosopher Aristotle once quipped “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Anything worthwhile takes consistent practice, staying committed to the process, and showing up daily. We get rewarded in public, for what we repeatedly and diligently practice in private. Whether it is becoming a prolific best-selling author, olympian, public speaker, entrepreneur, actor, musician, or whatever you want to become, it requires practice. It is often said that “If a person will spend one hour a day on the same subject for five years, that person will be an expert on that subject.”

    Perseverance is the act of continuing in a course of action even though it is difficult, without regard for opposition, discouragement or previous failure. When times get tough like they sometime would, it is always tempting to throw in the towel and give up. Whether it is learning a foreign language, starting a business, running a marathon or learning a programming language, the tough times don’t last but the tough people do. I have tried to learn a foreign language, start multiple businesses, run multiple marathons (11+) and learn various programming languages (Python, Javascript, Java). The common denominator with hard concepts or activities is that, you have to persevere the tough times through deliberate practice, seeing the end in mind and continuously show up daily.

    Here are some great quotes on perseverance:

    • Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot
    • Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich
    • If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
    • No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. – Ramana Maharshi
    • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. – Confucius
    • Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success. -Leigh Mitchell Hodges

    The best way out is always through. -Robert Frost

    • Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. -George Edward Woodberry
    • Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. -Theodore Roosevelt
    • Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. – Henry Ward Beecher

    It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein

    • A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B.F. Skinner
    • Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. – John Quincy Adams
    • The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. – James Whitcomb Riley
    • Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie
    • If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. – Joseph Addison
    • Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. – Calvin Coolidge
    • Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. – Benjamin Disraeli
    • In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. – George Eliot
    • If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot
    • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie
    • Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle
    • Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison
    • Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance. – J.R. Miller
    • Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. -Louis Pasteur
    • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
    • Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. – Josh Billings
    • What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Winning isn’t everything, but the will to prepare to win is everything. —Vince Lombardi

    All the Best in your quest to get Better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.