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Susan Powter Quotes

Susan Powter

Susan Powter quotes: the motivational speaker slash fitness figure’s best quotes.

“Responsibility, the very thing we need to talk about in order for you to completely understand how your life is going to change and, it’s not what you think. Your responsibility to you, your body and the world starts with you wiping out everything you ever thought was responsible. As with everything, you’ve only been given one dimension.”

“Before consulting Webster, here’s my new and much improved definition of the word responsibility, the literal definition, look at the word—responsibility: your response to, your ability.”

“You increasing your response to your ability, think about what that totally different definition of the word that, up until now, hasn’t done you a bit of good means. Your ability to talk about a blank that needs to be filled in. If anything is going to change in your life, you are going to have to increase your response to your ability to do a few things.”

“What does work for me is intuitive wisdom and common sense and when it comes to you increasing your response to your ability to do everything you want to do, all you need is common bloody sense.”

“Hard work: I mean, does anybody use that term anymore? Laziness doesn’t fly. It’s all in the practice. It does take work and it ain’t easy—but man, the rewards!”

“My father instilled in me that if you don’t see things happening the way you want them to, you get out there and make them happen.”

“The habits that took years to build… do not take a day to change.”

“To change your life, change your habits. It requires conscious effort and mindfulness, but you can do it. Three to four weeks of practicing a new desirable behavior every day is all the time you need to make a new good habit. If you can make it through this initial conditioning phase, it becomes easy to sustain thereafter. Indeed, good habits are just as addictive as bad habits but much more rewarding.”

“The world’s not changing. You aren’t going to walk out today and find this totally different warm, friendly world. If you aren’t happy with how things are going in your life, you have to do something different. You have to do something different to make an impact on the world. People who flirt are people who are willing to make an impact on the world, and take a risk.”

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

“Very few people are original. There’s very little original anything out there. Because to be original means you have to stand alone.”

“The more people I meet, the farther out of my own little world I go, the more I see that we are all alike. And there isn’t one of us who can afford to pick up the rock in the glass house.”

“What’s natural and right is to go with the energy of how it all has to work together. What’s natural and right is interconnectedness, not individualism. What is natural and right is respect for the system, not killing the system. What’s natural and right is love.”

“Fury. A vital passion in every healthy person’s life—unless you are dead, you have to be bloody furious.”

“I found success just telling my story. I was 260 pounds, I was in the middle of a divorce and I had two small children before I took control and lost some 133 pounds. I’ve been fat and I’ve been fit. Fit is better. And it all starts with internal wellness. I said that 25 years ago and they said I was a lunatic. Now the awareness has changed.”

“You can be fat and love yourself. You can be fat and have a great damn personality. You can be fat and sew your own clothes. But you can’t be fat and healthy.”

“If you want to be fit, there’s no magic. There’s no mystery. You have to get up and work your ass off. Literally.”

“Cut out the white noise of fad diets and gimmicky machines. I created a simple message: eat less, move more, and the rest takes care of itself.”

“Lean, strong, healthy and well is global. Millions of people, all over the world can get the information, motivation and inspiration they deserve to have to change the way they look and feel forever.”

“If you don’t want to be recognized, go be an accountant, don’t be on television. I’m a walking billboard. You don’t look at me and go, ‘Hmm, there’s somebody you look like.’ There’s no question who I am. I mean, look at the hair!”

“I have a real passion for women’s issues.”

“There’s only one reason I come back to work at all: it’s called the internet. There are no boundaries. The speed of light really works for me. It’s almost as if the mediums have finally caught up with me. Now there are no layers. I own it now.”

“I had to dance topless for two years to make cash to pay my bills and save some money. But it was very enlightening, by the way. I’m talking about light from the gutter.”

“I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain. But screw India. I ain’t going there.”

“Guru status is not hard to get, I have it. It’s not a word I ever use but it is a word that is used often to describe what I do. Fitness guru. The fact is, I’m a housewife who figured something (a few things) out and started talking to other women.”

“I’m not a role model to my kids. They’re a role model to me.”

“Stop the insanity. It is foolish to think that poor health habits like not eating nutritious foods and not exercising can be changed overnight. However, there’s no time like the present to start enjoying healthy foods and being more active. While habits won’t change in a day, you’ll be embarking on a journey to enjoy a healthier life.”

“Everything, everything, everything! I want to know everything. I want the privilege of being a crone.”

“I don’t take one second of my life for granted, not one second, because I almost lost it. I did not want to live any more. I am having more fun than I ever had in my life.”

“I haven’t even begun. I’m in the infancy of having the privilege of living this life.”

“The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there’s so much… and I don’t mean monetarily and I don’t mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich!”

“Make your money, put it away. Get rid of your lawyers. Love your life. Dig it.”

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