Fit Mind Quotes

I love collecting personal development quotes that challenge and stretch my thinking, and how I view things. I’ve been collecting a few recently that I qualify as ‘Fit Mind Quotes’. Here they are, feed your mind with them:

What is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?
~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
~Henri Bergson (1859-1941) French philosopher.

We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
~Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
~Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Don’t let your mind go wandering, its too small to go out by itself.
~Unknown Source.

One dull pencil is worth two sharp minds.
~Unknown Source.

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
~Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian painter, sculptor and architect.

A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
~Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
~Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
-Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.

‘Tis the mind that makes the body rich.
~William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The mind like a parachute functions only when open.
-Unknown Source.

We cannot see things that stare us in the face until the hour comes that the mind is ripened.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The water we drink has to be purified, but look at the trash we feed our minds.
~Unknown Source.

Allow your mind to digest on these quotes slowly and let them educate you to expand your learning. Do you want to share more ‘Fit Mind Quotes’ that you know? Please drop me a line below.

 

The Power of Identity (Part 2) – What’s Your Story?

In Part 1, I wrote about the story of the sheep-lion who experienced a profound paradigm shift after he discovered who he really was. A paradigm shift is like exchanging an old, outdated map for a new, accurate one. It’s like a sudden “revelation”, and finally the fogginess disappears and the blur turns into clarity for you.

Have you discovered who you are? How would you redefine your self-identity and rewrite your story to get to where you want to go?

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Do You Have Someone to Give You “The Push”?

I came across this inspiring video sometime last year which moved me. It’s based on the book Even Eagles Need A Push by David McNally. I was reading into the role of coaching when I found this.

Feed your mind with this video and enjoy the lesson.

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Dare You To Move

To complement my previous posts on personal power, I want to add the video of an inspirational song which is one of my all-time favorite from Switchfoot. The song is titled Dare You To Move.

The song talks about choosing your response when you fall down, to pick yourself up and move on as though nothing has happened. It’s the tension between who you are, and who you want to be.

Switchfoot, which is one of my all-time favorite bands, has many great songs and Dare You To Move is one of their best ever. This song was also featured in Mandy Moore’s film A Walk To Remember, at one of its moving moments.

I’ll let the words of the song speak for itself. I hope this song has an impact on you as it has had on me. Feed your mind and enjoy the music video!

 

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Process vs Result

Here’s a thought and question to ponder, to feed your mind. Recently I saw a post on Facebook asking public opinions on which is more important for performance: Process or Result?

Naturally, a question like this will draw attention to vote for one or the other. When I paused and pondered on the question for a while, I thought that both process and result are very much inseparable. The question shouldn’t be which is more important, it should be which is more important to focus on? I also thought that result is the outcome of doing the right processes well. I joined the discussion and gave my two cents by commenting:

Results will take care of themselves when the right processes are done rightly. Here’s a Jim Rohn quote, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”

After giving it more thought I’m convinced that focusing on processes is THE KEY to peak performance. In this blog post, I’ll elaborate more by using an example from my peak performance experience.

process vs results

 

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