Tag: be yourself

"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

- Howard Thurman. [The only place in print this quotation occurs is in Gil Bailie's Violence Unveiled, p. xv, where he attributes the quotation to a conversation he had with Thurman.]

"Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life."

- Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers, Important Things To Remember.
"Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort."
- Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers, Important Things To Remember.

“Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life.