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Barbara Sher Quotes

"It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself."

"And our dreams are who we are."

"Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze."

"Doing is a quantum leap from imagining."

"The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act."

"When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes."

"I believe you can have whatever you really want in this life, in one form or another, sooner or later. All you have to do is take care of your health and be lucky enough to live for a while. But you can't have it all at once and you can't have it forever. No life has the room for everything in it, not on the same day."

"You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning."

""Doing your own thing" is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource."

"Change is not only likely, it's inevitable."

"The cure for sorrow is to learn something."

"Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't."

"When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given."

"You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."

"Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem."

"We are like violins. We can be used as doorstops, or we can make music."

"Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do - can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do."

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