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Arianna Huffington Quotes

Sayings Arianna HuffPost

Arianna Huffington quotes: The Huffington Post co-founder’s brilliant insight.

“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.”

“But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.”

“Nothing is ever enough when what you are looking for isn’t what you really want.”

“Don’t just climb the ladder of success – a ladder that leads, after all, to higher and higher levels of stress and burnout – but chart a new path to success, remaking it in a way that includes not just the conventional metrics of money and power, but a third metric that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving, so that the goal is not just to succeed but to thrive.”

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.”

“What is success?  It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”

“Clearly drive, IQ, and hard work are incredibly important.  But ultimately what matters most is resilience – the ability to quickly rebound from failures, indeed to see failure as a stepping stone to success.”

“You can’t manage creativity.  You need to manage for creativity.  You need to create the space for it to emerge.”

“The journey toward self-discovery is life’s greatest adventure.”

“It’s not, ‘What do I want to do?’ it’s ‘What kind of life do I want to have.'”

“Never make decisions from a place of lack.”

“We take better care of our smartphone than ourselves.  We know when the battery is depleted and recharge it.”

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success?  It’s part of success.”

“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear.  It’s the mastery of fear.  It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.”

“Fearlessness is like a muscle.  I know from my own life that the more I exercise it… the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”

“Being fearless doesn’t mean living a life devoid of fear, but living a life in which our fears don’t hold us back.”

“The people we invite on the train are those with whom we are prepared to be vulnerable and real, with whom there is no room for masks and games.  They strengthen us when we falter and remind us of the journey’s purpose when we become distracted by the scenery.  And we do the same for them.  Never let life’s Iackeys – flatterers, dissemblers – onto your train.  We always get warnings from our heart and our intuition when they appear, but we are often too busy to notice.  When you realize they’ve made it on board, make sure you usher them off the train; and as soon as you can, forgive them and forget them.  There is nothing more draining than holding grudges.”

“In life, the things that go wrong are often the very things that lead to other things going right.”

“I failed many times in my life.  One failure that I always remember was when my second book was rejected by 36 publishers.  Many years later, I watched HuffPost come alive.”

“We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace.”

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, ‘This is important!  And this is important!  And this is important!  You need to worry about this!  And this!  And this!’  And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, ‘No.  This is what’s important.'”

“When life is at that extremely hard time, all we can control is our attitude.”

“What’s the third metric beyond money and power?  I think it’s a combination of well-being and wisdom.  Because the problem also with defining success just in terms of money and power means that people feel that they have to work around the clock, burn out, and the result is people making terrible decisions.”

“If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world.”

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the world.”

“Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one.”

“Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let alone aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of chance.”

“It’s no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.”

“And whenever I’d complain or was upset about something in my own life, my mother had the same advice: ‘Darling, just change the channel.  You are in control of the clicker.  Don’t replay the bad, scary movie.’”

“I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids.”

“The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed, to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.”

“The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics – and our external ones too – the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are… both as women and as mothers.”

“Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.  I’ve always said that I think one of the best and cheapest ways to become healthier and happier is through mindfulness exercises like meditation.”

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else.  I only try to dance better than myself.”

“Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.”

“It is easier to overcome people’s judgments than to overcome our own self-judgment.”

“We all need to be reminded to stay connected to the essence of who we are, to take care of ourselves along the way, to reach out to others, to pause to wonder, and to connect to that place from which everything is possible.”

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

“People discover that by helping others, even when they themselves are suffering, they end up improving their own lives.”

“Treat people like family, and they will be loyal and give their all.”

“There is a purpose to our lives, even if it is sometimes hidden from us, and even if the biggest turning points and heartbreaks only make sense as we look back, rather than as we are experiencing them.  So we might as well live life as if – as the poet Rumi put it – everything is rigged in our favor.”

“I’m passionate.  I find if I really believe something, I want to put my entire being behind it.”

“We all have within us a centered place of wisdom, harmony, and balance.  Whether or not we believe in the existence of the soul, we’ve all experienced times in which we’re fully connected with ourselves.”

“Don’t miss the moment.  It’s all we have.”

“Having too much is never enough.”

“Eulogies never talk about what was on your resume.  Be remembered for how you made people feel and your passions.  We may not be able to witness our own eulogy, but we’re actually writing it all the time, every day.”

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