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Goldie Hawn Quotes

Goldie Jeanne Hawn

Goldie Hawn quotes: read these back three times over – they’re that good.

“If you have a sense of yourself, your mission, your belief system, those things will lead you to success.”

“You have to have passion for what you’re doing.  Can you control the outcome?  Not always.  But you can certainly keep your eyes wide open while you’re getting there and do your best.  That’s always been my philosophy.”

“The key is to figure out what you want out of life, not what you want out of your career.”

“It is not the question, ‘What am I going to be when I grow up?’  You should ask the question, ‘Who am I going to be when I grow up?'”

“I believe you have to start with a craft; you don’t just start with a dream.  You’ve got to put a lot of work in.”

“When you’re young, you start looking at what you want to do – not just who you want to be, but what you want to do.  And I think the tenacity to say, ‘I’m going to perfect that,’ is the beginning of a work ethic.  It’s the beginning of a talent.”

“Perfect what you do well.  Branch out and learn how to do other things.  Dreams sometimes don’t work out.  But what will carry you through your life is the authenticity of who you are.  Start with learning how to hammer a nail into a piece of wood.  And be really good at it.  Learn what it is to sweat.  Learn what it is to fail.  Learn how to take rejection.  Don’t personalize it.”

“You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

“If you lose wonder, you’ve lost everything.”

“Everybody ages.  Everybody dies.  There is no turning back the clock.  So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you’re here?”

Never apologize for your success because you worked hard for it.”

“Listening is huge.  Learn to listen.”

“So each time you do a shift in your life, right, or you do a change in your life, then sometimes it feels like it’s not gonna happen.  And your career is not gonna do well.  And the next thing you know is that these choices that you make actually catapult you to the next level.”

“I think what we can do is to develop this incredible computer that we have in our heads, because it’s endless.  It’s just the most brilliant thing we have to develop, and know that we have the power over all of it.”

“The ability to remain calm and focused in stressful situations is central to making positive decisions.”

“If we cultivate compassion for those who have hurt us, we have the possibility of overcoming our anger, pain, and fear.  Compassion is a great medicine.”

“The key is to learn to respect and honor the complications of other people’s lives.”

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one.  But it will only grow in the mud.  In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud – the obstacles of life and its suffering.  The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life… whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying, and death.  If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.”

“Mindful awareness is simply paying attention to what is happening now.  In doing nothing other than living in the moment for a few minutes, we can let thoughts and feelings come and go without holding on to them or judging them.”

“By living mindfully, you understand that there are many transitions in life.  You just go through them.”

“You have to look to the future with optimism instead of negative ideas.  Take the good and the bad and face it head on.”

“If you have a negative thought… it perpetuates a negative worldview.  But if you supplant each negative thought with three positive ones, you begin to restructure your brain.”

“We need to take a look at those we call successful, because so many people who do well in life didn’t do well at school.  They became resilient instead – and that’s what we need to be teaching.”

“I believe that life is about doing.  It’s about changing.  It’s about transitioning.  I can’t imagine, as a human being, not being able to grow.”

“The smile you give is the smile you get back.”

“I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.”

“No relationship is easy, and nobody should ever think it is.  The minute you start forgetting the needs of the other person is when you get in trouble.”

“We are born with the seed of joy; it is up to us to nurture it.”

“We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.”

“If we can just let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully.  The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.”

“The beauty of getting older is the surprise of what else you can do to make the world a better place with the wisdom that you’ve accrued over those years.”

“I must say that the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after.  The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.  We’re all built with illusions.  And they break.”

“Comedy breaks down walls.  It frees us for just a moment from the ugliness of this world.”

“So maybe that’s what the difference is, is that when you intend to be happy, then you figure out ways to sustain your happiness or your ability to feel moments of joy in your life.”

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.”

“I’ve finally stopped running away from myself.  Who else is there better to be?”

“There are three words I like to repeat to myself: glass half full.  Just to remind myself to be grateful for everything I have.”

“Stress is something that’s created in the mind, basically.  It’s how we look at things.  So our greatest defense against stress is the ability to change our minds; to change our thinking.”

Cory Johnson: CEO of a business he has yet to launch. As seen on your mom’s phone. Scaled to 7-figures in seven seconds selling a course on selling courses. Kidding. Watch this.