Quotes

Quotes Compatible with Choice Theory

Everything that happens to you is self-created. Whenever you're responding to any situation, whether it's a sip of coffee, or a traffic jam, or a love note, or criticism from a boss, or rainy weather, you're in fact responding to a signal that you generated within yourself.” -- Deepak Chopra

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness." -- Stephen Covey

"When we are both learning and having fun, we often look forward to hard work and long hours; without fun, these become drudgery." - - William Glasser, Control Theory, p. 15
"Sickness is a hindrance to the body, but not to your ability to choose, unless that is your choice. Lameness is a hindrance to the leg, but not to your ability to choose. Say this to yourself with regard to everything that happens, then you will see such obstacles as hindrances to something else but not to yourself." -- Epictetus
"The key is the kind of self-examination people perform, and the extent to which people attempt to know themselves solely by looking inward, versus looking outward at their own behavior and how others react to them." -- Timothy Wilson in Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the adaptive unconscious
"One of the most difficult lessons to master as we struggle to create effective change is to learn not to label something as bad just because it is different from what we want." -- Dr. William Glasser on page 32 in Take Charge of Your Life
"Men are disturbed, not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen."- - Epictetus

"Build up your enthusiasm so that it's higher than your fear. Have fun. Playing in your work is the way to find your energy. You can't do this work if you don't have a lot of energy because it requires everything. It shouldn't feel like work. You've got to find a way to make what you're doing feel like play.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." ---Philo of Alexandria (Theologian)

"The only reality I can possibly know is the world as I perceive and experience it at this moment. The only reality you can possibly know is the world as you perceive and experience it at this moment. And the only certainty is that those perceived realities are different". --Carl Rogers, A way of Being

"You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future"--Isak Dinesen
"It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult."--Lucius Seneca
"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits."--Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
"To Be or Not to Be.. Everyone has the choice to be whoever he wants to be or not to be...."--Charles Tenaglia
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage"--Anaïs Nin
"People who reach their potential spend more time asking, "What am I doing well?" rather than, "What am I doing wrong?"--John Maxwell
"The past is a foreign country. . .they do things differently there."--L.P. Hartley
"The difference between TRY and TRIUMPH is a little 'umph'."- Anonymous
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world--that is the myth of the atomic age --as in being able to remake ourselves." - Mahatma Gandhi
"One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year." --Albert Einstein
"Courage is when you are scared to death, but you saddle up anyway."--John Wayne
“Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.”  --Adlai E. Stevenson
"You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice."
  ~ Steven D. Woodhul