7 Simple Quotes to Live by ...

Life can be complicated but ironically enough there are simple quotes to live by that make life easier to digest. What’s the meaning of life, you may wonder? Personally, I don’t know, but what I do know is that you never need to over think about life. Instead, keep calm and remember these simple quotes to live by.

1. “Know when to Pick Your Battles”

One of my favourite simple quotes to live by is this one. Unfortunately, many of us have the character flaw of being too defensive or too sensitive. As a result we try to fix the situation by “explaining ourselves” or becoming overly emotional. Instead, try not to worry about the small details and just keep on trucking – save your energy, focus and wait for the bigger things in life.

2. “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers”

A lot of us feel a sense of entitlement, whether it be a large amount or a small amount; in reality, not everything can be handed to us so we must work towards what we want. With that being said, no one will hand you anything or give you exactly what you need or want. However, do be grateful for what you get and use it to the best of your advantage.

3. “a Setback is a Setup for a Comeback”

Not only is this a title to a book by Willie Jolley but it is also definitely an inspirational quote. I love this quote because it reassures me that things will get better when it feels like I’m down and out. Plus, I love the idea of a “comeback” when the odds are against are me.

4. “Impossible is Nothing”

This quote was made famous by Adidas but it certainly holds true regardless. This is a quote we should all live by because it’s a reminder that there is no obstacle or challenge that humankind cannot overcome with discipline, motivation and drive. In other words, “impossible” does not exist.

5. “You Are What You Eat”

I need a constant reminder that I am what I eat! A combination of a busy schedule mixed with cheap, fast food result in many of us fueling our bodies with what is essentially garbage. If we want to feel energized, happier and younger we need to regularly eat healthy.

6. “Stay True to Yourself”

A little corny but the meaning is there. Whether it is within your family, in the work place or with your friends, it’s normal to feel a little pressure to say certain things or behave in a certain way. Although you don’t want to offend anyone, it’s important that you don’t censor or change yourself for the wrong reasons because you’ll only be doing damage to yourself.

7. “Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket”

Sometimes we heavily devote ourselves to only one thing, such as our careers, a romantic relationship, financial investments, etc... However, try not to get too carried away because if it backfires, you’ll be left with very little. Instead, spread your time, money and love around evenly so you have less of a risk of losing what’s important to you.

I have many quotes that I love and keep in mind during good and bad times in my life. From time to time, a good quote can really open up my eyes. What are some of your favourite quotes to live life by?

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