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We have the power to create ourselves

we have the power to create our-selves.
we have the power to create ourselves.

The great monk Swami Vivekananda had explained the secret and power of work in his complete work. In a chapter on work, he had written the following lines.

No one can get anything until he earns it.this is an eternal law. We may sometimes think it is not so,but in the long run we become convinced of it. A man may struggle all his life for riches; he may cheat thousands ,but he finds at last that he does not deserve to become rich, and his life become a trouble and nuisance to him. We may go on accumulating things for our physical enjoyment, but only what we earn is really ours. A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library; but he will be able to read only those which he deserves to; and this deserving is produced by work.

Our work determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate. We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.

What we are now is the result of our past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions.

You must remember that all work is simply to bring out the power of the mind which is already there, to wake up the soul. The power is inside every man, so is knowing; the different works are like blows to bring them out, to cause these giants to wake up.

Struggle for Existence

Struggle quotes
Struggle quotes

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”
Napoleon Hill

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
Oprah Winfrey

To move and make progress with difficulty, and making strenuous effort in the face of hardship is called Struggle.
Life is full of struggle and difficulties, each one of us has to work hard to overcome these difficulties and problems of life. Darwin said that there was a continual struggle for existence in nature, in which only the fittest would survive.

Every element which exists in nature looks to complete its configuration to acquire stability. If an element have not completed its electronic configuration it cant exist in nature.

We humans are made up of these elements only and we too show similar property to acquire stability. Each of us struggles for his existence. By existence i mean your own identity, your own achievements, success, abilities. Each of us who live in this competitive world, each individual wants to make his own identity, and wants to prove himself in front of this world.

When someone have proved himself in this world then he exists in this world, and when something exists we know him by his works. Such a person who has proved himself is successful.

But this stability will not come easily. To live or exist in this word you will have to struggle and this struggling periods of your life will teach you the lessons of life. If you will learn them successfully your chances of existence will increase and sooner or later you will be able to make your own identity, and when you have acquired stability at that moment you will exist in this mighty universe.

“Behold, O monks, this is my advice to you. All component things in the world are changeable. They are not lasting. Work hard to gain your own salvation.”

Michael Jordan quote on fear

Michael Jordan quote on fear
Michael Jordan quote on fear

“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but to me it’s an illusion. Any fear is an illusion. You think something is standing in your way, but nothing is there – only an opportunity to do your best and gain some success.”
Michael Jordan

This inspirational Michael Jordan quotes on fear is taken from his book I Can’t Accept Not Trying.

Michael Jordan (born February 17, 1963), is an American former professional basketball player. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” In 2015, Jordan became the first athlete in history to become a billionaire, according to Forbes. In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN. Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal-winning American basketball teams.

I found this quote very inspirational and motivating, therefore sharing with you. Let us know what do you think about this quote.

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Inspirational Fear quotes

Fear quotes
Fear quotes

What is Fear

Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. Fear always makes it difficult for us to take bold and important decisions in life. We can overcome the feeling of fear by doing the things which scare us in life. Fear may occur in response to a specific stimulus happening in the present, or to a future situation, which is perceived as risk to health or life, status, power, security, or, in the case of humans, wealth or anything held valuable.

Below is a list of Inspirational Fear quotes, which i have collected from various sources. Let us know what is your opinion on fear and this post.

Inspirational Fear quotes

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, — always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
― Rabindranath Tagore

Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
― Bruce Lee

Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
― Bertrand Russell

Fear quotes
Fear quotes

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
― Marianne Williamson

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
― Plato

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
― Joyce Meyer

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
― Nelson Mandela

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
― Marie Curie

Fear is an emotion that makes us blind. How many things are we afraid of?
Stephen King

The man who fears losing has already lost.
― George R.R. Martin

Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
― Francis Bacon

Eleanor Roosevelt quote
Eleanor Roosevelt quote on fear

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
― Francis Bacon

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
― Baruch Spinoza

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
― Bertrand Russell

No man is liberated from fear who dare not see his place in the world as it is; no man can achieve the greatness of which he is capable until he has allowed himself to see his own littleness.
― Bertrand Russell

No one loves the man whom he fears.
― Aristotle.

Do one thing every day that scares you.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear quotes
Fear quotes

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.
― Mark Twain

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
― Paulo Coelho

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
― Joseph Campbell

Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear.
― Bertrand Russell

Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone—“Have no fear.”
― Swami Vivekananda

I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life.
― Yann Martel

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
― William James

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” …You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Fear quotes
Fear quotes

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
― Marcus Aurelius

Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
― Edmund Burke

Never fear your, enemies. A bold fight is the best: we should advance, and not retrograde.
― William Alanson Howard

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
― Yoda

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
― Sigmund Freud

When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.
― Stephen Richards

The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.
― Edmund Burke

The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
― Publilius Syrus

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
― John F. Kennedy

The greatest weakness of all weaknesses is to fear too much to appear weak.
― Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

It’s better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.
― Michael Crichton

There are two ways of coping with fear: one is to diminish the external danger, and the other is to cultivate Stoic endurance. The latter can be reinforced, except where immediate action is necessary, by turning our thoughts away from the cause of fear. The conquest of fear is of very great importance. Fear is in itself degrading; it easily becomes an obsession; it produces hate of that which is feared, and it leads headlong to excesses of cruelty. Nothing has so beneficent an effect on human beings as security. …Fear, at present, overshadows the world. …If matters are to improve, the first and essential step is to find a way of diminishing fear.
― Bertrand Russell

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
― Frank Herbert

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Kurt Vonnegut quote on pretending

Kurt Vonnegut  Quotes
Kurt Vonnegut Quote on pretending

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ( November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works, such as Cat’s Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973), blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen, he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a pacifist intellectual, who often was critical of the society in which he lived. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

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