The “BANG”

Aristotle - Greek philosopher

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Harry Edwards - American sociologist and civil rights activist

We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.

Maria Montessori - Italian physician and educator 

Development is a series of rebirths.

Deepak Chopra - Indian-American author and alternative-medicine advocate 

Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you.

Dan Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field  

Life comes at us in waves. We can't predict or control those waves, but we can learn to surf.

Plato - Athenian philosopher 

The first and greatest victory is to conquer self.

Rumi - Poet 

The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.

Roy T. Bennett - Author 

Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are. 

Confucius - Chinese philosopher and politician 

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one. 

Roy T. Bennett - Author 

Changing your outside world cannot make you happy if you are an unhappy person. The real personal change can only happen from the inside out. If you firstly create the change within yourself, you can turn your life around. 

Malcolm X - African American Muslim minister  

Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Philosopher  

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. 

Anonymous

The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.

C.S. Lewis - British writer and lay theologian 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. 

St. John of the Cross ( Dark Night of the Soul ) - Spanish Catholic priest, mystic

In an obscure night
Fevered with love's anxiety
I went, none seeing me
Forth from my house,
where all things quiet be.

Kevin Michel - Author

To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious.

Jim Rohn - American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 

If you don’t like where you are, then move! You’re not a tree.  

Jim Rohn - American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Marcel Proust - French novelist, critic, and essayist 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking out new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion.

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.

Stephen King - American author

The scariest moment is always just before you start.

Eknath Easwaran - Indian-born spiritual teacher, author, as well as a translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads

Lasting change happens when people see for themselves that a different way of life is more fulfilling than their present one.

Ken Wilber - American philosopher and writer on transpersonal psychology and his own integral theory, a systematic philosophy which suggests the synthesis of all human knowledge and experience 

The adventure of awakening is among the most universal of human dramas.

Alan Cohen  - Author

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.

Alan Cohen  - Author

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.

Marie Forleo - American entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author

Nearly two decades later, I can say that the only thing that allowed me to take that leap was because a deeper, wiser part of me believed that somehow I’d be able to figure it out.

Marie Forleo - American entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author

In order to change ourselves, we must first believe we can.

Robert Biswas-Diener - Positive psychologist, author and instructor at Portland State University

Interestingly, the very experience of fear itself is the tip-off moment, the signal that a possibility for action is opening up and so a choice needs to be made.

David Brooks - Political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times

Recovering from suffering is not like recovering from a disease. Many people don’t come out healed; they come out different.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

T. Harv Eker - Author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.

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

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Viktor Frankl - Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Seneca - Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—satirist from the Silver Age of Latin literature

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Martin Elias Pete Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books

Pessimistic labels lead to passivity, whereas optimistic ones lead to attempts to change. 

George Burr Leonard - American writer, editor, and educator who wrote extensively about education and human potential

Education is... doing anything that changes you.

Nathaniel Branden - Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

Abraham Harold Maslow - American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.

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

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something.

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

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.

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

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

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

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

You will act like the sort of person you conceive yourself to be.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

It is no exaggeration to say that every human being is hypnotized to some extent either by ideas he has uncritically accepted from others or ideas he has repeated to himself or convinced himself are true. These negative ideas have exactly the same effect upon our behavior as the negative ideas implanted into the mind of a hypnotized subject by a professional hypnotist.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

Times will change for the better when you change.

William Glasser - American psychiatrist 

To become more effective, you must learn what these people have learned: how you feel is not controlled by others or events. You are not the physical or psychological slave of your parents, husband, wife, child, boss, the economy, or anything else unless you choose to be. 

Daniel Jay Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field

Everyone tells you what's good for you. They don't want you to find your own answers. They want you to believe theirs.

John Calvin Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership

We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.

Wayne Walter Dyer - American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker

Once you can change your thoughts, your new feelings will begin to emerge, and you will have taken the first step on the road to your personal freedom.

Trevor Moawad - Renowned Mental Conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world's most elite performers

Lastly, to my father, thank you for the life you lived and the example you set for me. I love you. I close with one of your famous teachings. I don’t think I’ve ever heard it said better. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours—it is an amazing journey—and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.” 

Vernon Linwood Howard - American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher

To change what you get you must change who you are.

Eckhart Tolle - Spiritual teacher and best-selling author. the tower

Awareness is the greatest agent for change.

Eric Butterworth - Best-selling author of 16 books and a prominent leader in the Unity and New Thought movements

We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.

Carlos Castaneda - American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs

You are like you are, because you tell yourself that you are that way.

Lao Tzu - Ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Debbie Ford - American self-help author, coach, lecturer and teacher, most known for The New York Times best-selling book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, which aimed to help readers overcome their shadow side with the help of modern psychology and spiritual practices

Your life will be transformed when you make peace with your shadow. The caterpillar will become a breathtakingly beautiful butterfly. You will no longer have to pretend to be someone you're not. You will no longer have to prove you're good enough. When you embrace your shadow you will no longer have to life in fear. Find the gifts of your shadow and you will finally revel in all the glory of your true self. Then you will have the freedom to create the life you have always desired.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.

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

Personal evolution takes time and work.

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor

A lifetime of mediocrity is a high price to pay for safety.

Brent Kessel - Founder and CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners, which provides fee-only, comprehensive financial advice to help individuals, families and foundations expand what's possible with money

Ninety-nine percent of people will die having not examined their conditioning and beliefs in a meaningful way.

William James - American philosopher, historian, and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.

Ariane de Bonvoisin - Author, speaker, entrepreneur and an expert on change

Believe that the only reason change happens is to make your life better, and your life will be better.

Ariane de Bonvoisin - Author, speaker, entrepreneur and an expert on change

Don’t fight the reality that now exists in your life. Once we accept that we can’t control the external events, people, and circumstances in our lives, we also see what we can control: our attitude, how we embrace change, and our reactions to change.

Stephen Covey - American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

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

When you can’t win by being better, you can win by being different.

Peter Drucker - Austrian management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

Amy Cuddy - American social psychologist, author and speaker. She is known for her promotion of "power posing", a controversial self-improvement technique whose scientific validity has been questioned

All changes… have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. Sharma worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25, when he self-published MegaLiving, a book on stress management and spirituality

Sustained change only happens when we shift at an emotional rather than logical level.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. Sharma worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25, when he self-published MegaLiving, a book on stress management and spirituality

Life's had to break you down so you could be rebuilt.

Matthew Kelly - One of the great thought leaders of our time. His enormous success as an author, speaker, and business consultant is the result of his comprehensive worldview which springs forth from the single idea that we are each here to become the-very-best-version-of-ourselves

We become the stories we listen to. But perhaps the more important question is, what stories do you listen to? What stories are forming your life?

Tim S. Grover - CEO of Attack Athletics, Inc., which he founded in 1989, and author of the international bestseller Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Here’s the key: I’m not going to tell you how to change. People don’t change. I want you to trust who you already are, and get to that Zone where you can shut out all the noise, all the negativity and fear and distractions and lies, and achieve whatever you want, in whatever you do.

Brendon Burchard - #1 New York Times best-selling author and "the world's leading high performance coach". His latest book, High Performance Habits, was a The Wall Street Journal best-seller and named by Amazon as one of its top three best business and leadership books of 2017

How many souls have failed to soar because they were suffocated in a loved one’s worry?

Brendon Burchard - #1 New York Times best-selling author and "the world's leading high performance coach". His latest book, High Performance Habits, was a The Wall Street Journal best-seller and named by Amazon as one of its top three best business and leadership books of 2017

Without making the actual attempt, without trial and strife, there can be no true knowledge, no progress, no high achievement, and no legend.

Donald Robertson - Cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, writer, and trainer. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety and in the relationship between ancient philosophy and modern psychotherapy

To learn how to die, according to the Stoics, is to unlearn how to be a slave.

Phil Knight - American billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and was previously chairman and CEO of the company

How can I leave my mark on the world, I thought, unless I get out there first and see it?

Shane Snow - A science and business journalist and the co-founder of Contently, one of Inc's fastest growing companies and Crain's and Ad Age's best places to work in America

You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging the same hole deeper.

John Calvin Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List

Dont ever be impressed with goal setting; be impressed with goal getting. Reaching new goals and moving to a higher level of performance always requires change, and change feels awkward. But take comfort in the knowledge that if a change doesn't feel uncomfortable, then it's propably not really a change.

Matthieu Ricard - French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal

There is a possibility for change because all emotions are fleeting.

Matthieu Ricard - French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal

I think what everyone should be doing, before it's too late, is committing themselves to what they really want to do with their lives.

Robert B. Cialdini - Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz leader vision

We all fool ourselves from time to time in order to keep our thoughts and beliefs consistent with what we have already done or decided.

Tony Robbins - American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including the books Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Tony Robbins - American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including the books Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.

Tony Robbins - American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including the books Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within

Our entire life changes in a moment.

Tony Robbins - American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including the books Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within

Heal the boy and the man will appear.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897

You will find the whole world will change to you when you change your attitude toward it.

Isaiah Hankel - Fortune 500 consultant, international speaker, and author. His expertise, presentations, and writing focus on helping individuals, teams, and organizations accelerate into the fast-paced, entrepreneurship-driven market

If your story is not inspiring you, it’s time to change it.

Isaiah Hankel - Fortune 500 consultant, international speaker, and author. His expertise, presentations, and writing focus on helping individuals, teams, and organizations accelerate into the fast-paced, entrepreneurship-driven market

If your story is not inspiring you, it’s time to change it.

Isaiah Hankel - Fortune 500 consultant, international speaker, and author. His expertise, presentations, and writing focus on helping individuals, teams, and organizations accelerate into the fast-paced, entrepreneurship-driven market

The only way to get to where you want to go is to ruthlessly evaluate your where you are now. The key here is that your biggest obstacle in life is always yourself—not external factors.

Jason Selk - One of the premier performance coaches in the United States, with dozens of professional athletes and Fortune 500 executives as his clients

Important decisions aren’t supposed to be easy, but don’t let that stop you from making them.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect

The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment to see that dream fulfilled. It’s like planting an oak sapling in a pot. Once it becomes rootbound, its growth is limited. It needs a great space to become a mighty oak. So do you.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect

It’s time to WAKE UP and make empowering choices.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect

Don’t wait another day to start the small disciplines that will lead you in the direction of your goals!

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

When we're living as amateurs, we're running away from our calling — meaning our work, our destiny, the obligation to become our truest and highest selves. Addiction becomes a surrogate for our calling. We enact the addiction instead of embracing the calling. Why? Because to follow a calling requires work. It's hard. It hurts. It demands entering the pain-zone of effort, risk, and exposure.

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

Turning pro is like kicking a drug habit or stopping drinking. It's a decision, a decision to which we must re-commit every day.

Phil Stutz - American psychiatrist and Author

Real change requires you to change your behavior-not just your attitude.

Phil Stutz - American psychiatrist and Author

We’re trained as a society to expect, even demand, immediate gratification. And we have an extraordinary ability to rationalize this weakness. Instead of admitting we’re avoiding pain, we tell ourselves we’re being virtuous; Vinny had convinced himself he was refusing to “sell out.” We end up with a distorted worldview that makes avoidance seem right, even brave and idealistic. This is the worst sin of all—lying to ourselves. It makes change impossible.”

Brené Brown - American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host

The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button.

Jon Kabat-Zinn - American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.

Lanny Bassham - American sports shooter who won a gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics, and a silver medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics

Self-Image changes. Here is how to do it in four steps. First, you must be willing to change. Our Self-Image does not respond to the changes others want us to make. You must decide for yourself and you must choose to do it NOW. Second, you must identify specifically the habits and/or attitudes that you need to change. Be specific.

Lanny Bassham - American sports shooter who won a gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics, and a silver medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics

Change is a difficult challenge to face.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience

Revolution doesn't have to do with smashing something; it has to do with bringing something forth. If you spend all your time thinking about that which you are attacking, then you are negatively bound to it. You have to find the zeal in yourself and bring that out.

Matthew Kelly - Author, speaker, thought leader, entrepreneur, consultant, spiritual leader, and innovator

Whether you are sixteen or sixty, the rest of your life is ahead of you. You cannot change one moment of your past, but you can change your whole future. Now is your time.

George Mumford - Highly acclaimed and leading expert in sports psychology & performance

I also came to realize that you couldn’t solve problems with the same consciousness that created them. It’s only in changing your consciousness that you can solve problems and transform your game, whatever it is and wherever you’re playing it.

Bernard Roth - Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. A longtime veteran of the Stanford design scene, he first came to the Stanford Design Division faculty in 1962

Unfortunately, many people are in the same trap—and not only in academia. We are influenced by our teachers and parents to the extent that we spend our lives trying, as best we can, to mimic them, and all too often we end up being second-rate replicas.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. He is the author of over eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You're Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, No Excuses!

Perhaps the most important insight of all with regard to success is that to achieve greatly, you must become a different person. It is not the material things you accomplish or acquire that matter so much as it is the quality of the person you must become to accomplish well above the average. The development of self-discipline is the high road that makes everything possible for you.

Abraham H. Maslow - American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority

Seeing is better than being blind, even when seeing hurts.

Abraham H. Maslow - American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority

Every human being has both sets of forces within him. One set clings to safety and defensiveness out of fear, tending to regress backward, hanging on to the past, afraid to grow away from the primitive communication with the mother’s uterus and breast, afraid to take chances, afraid to jeopardize what he already has, afraid of independence, freedom and separateness. The other set of forces impels him forward toward wholeness of Self and uniqueness of Self, toward full functioning of all his capacities, toward confidence in the face of the external world at the same time that he can accept his deepest, real, unconscious Self.

Tal Ben-Shahar - American and Israeli teacher, and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership. As a lecturer at Harvard University, Ben-Shahar created the most popular course in Harvard's history

Through the program, people realize that many of the messages that they have internalized and accepted unthinkingly at face value were actually implanted in their mind by others (for instance, by significant adults or the media). Once they are able to recognize these messages for what they are—internalizations of the subjective ideas of others, rather than their own true beliefs about themselves—they can begin to free themselves from the oppressive and harmful consequences of these negative messages.

Steven Kotler - American author, journalist, and entrepreneur. His articles have appeared in over 70 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, LA Times, Wired, Time magazine, GQ, Discover, Popular Science, Outside, Men’s Journal, Details and National Geographic Adventure

This is what the self-help books don’t tell you. Fully alive and deeply committed is a risky business. Once you strip away the platitudes, a life of passion and purpose will always cost, as T. S. Eliot reminds us, “Not less than everything.

Warren G. Bennis - American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

Arnold Lazarus - South African-born clinical psychologist and researcher who specialized in cognitive therapy and is best known for developing multimodal therapy

Once you get started on an established path of corrective thinking and constructive behavior, you will make more and more profound and satisfying changes hour by hour and day by day. That is why we have called this book ‘I Can If I Want To.'

Arnold Lazarus - South African-born clinical psychologist and researcher who specialized in cognitive therapy and is best known for developing multimodal therapy

Rapid long-lasting and meaningful improvements in psychological functioning call for at least two specific areas of intervention: (1) we need to correct irrational thinking; and (2) we need to overcome negative behaviors.

Arnold Lazarus - South African-born clinical psychologist and researcher who specialized in cognitive therapy and is best known for developing multimodal therapy

Psychological change calls for change in the here and now rather than preoccupation with the hereafter or the heretofore.

Alberto Villoldo - Medical anthropologist and best-selling author who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 30 years. He is the founder of the Four Winds Society, and his most recent book is The Heart of the Shaman: Stories and Practices of the Luminous Warrior

We come to realize that the universe mirrors back to us perfectly our beliefs, our intentions, our sincerity. What is is the product of the map of reality you carry inside you. If you want to change your experience, you need to change the map.

Georges St-Pierre - Canadian former professional mixed martial artist and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history 

When you’d rather die than relive an error, and when you’re truly committed to finding a better way to live your life, this is when the world opens its arms, welcomes and rewards you with opportunity. This is why we innovate, or we die. 

Michael Hyatt - American author, podcaster, blogger, speaker, and the CEO and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has written several books about leadership, productivity, and goal setting 

Unless we take the time to regain our perspective and face the reality that life is short, we risk arriving at a destination we didn’t choose—or at least one we wouldn’t prefer. 

Michael Hyatt - American author, podcaster, blogger, speaker, and the CEO and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has written several books about leadership, productivity, and goal setting 

This is the day that everything can change for you. 

Eknath Easwaran - Indian-born spiritual teacher, author and translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads

As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings, and fits of emotions begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior. We see clearly that choices are possible: we can say yes, or we can say no. ... "All we are is the result of what we have thought." By changing our mode of thinking, we can remake ourselves completely.

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

So freedom lies, not in trying to become something different, nor in doing whatever you happen to feel like doing, nor in following the authority of tradition, of your parents, of your guru, but in understanding what you are from moment to moment.