The “pot” of awareness

Socrates - Greek philosopher

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

John Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor

People that get old don't get get old because they've just got a lot years under their belt, they get old because they've lost the curiosity and expectation of life. 

Albert Einstein - Theoretical physicist

The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Aristotle - Greek philosopher

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine

The first step toward change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination.

Friedrich Nietzsche - German philosopher, whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.

Marcus Aurelius - Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

The problem with friends and family is that they know us as we are. They are invested in maintaining us as we are. The last thing we want is to remain as we are.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.

Bill Harris - Involved in personal development for nearly 40 years as a seeker, teacher, public speaker, author, musician, composer, therapist, workshop leader, and business owner.

When people realize, at least theoretically, that the chaos they fear is the prelude to positive change, it sometimes helps them to relax. When they’re able to look at the process as a continual cycle of death and rebirth, and remember that the cycle is painful only when they identify with what is dying, it often eases their distress.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it—but all that had gone before.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

The purpose of setting goals is to win the game. The purpose of building systems is to continue playing the game. True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking. It’s not about any single accomplishment. It is about the cycle of endless refinement and continuous improvement. Ultimately, it is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress.

Jiddu Krishnamurti - Philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life, he was groomed to be the new World Teacher, but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.