My Favorite Quotes of 2016

I love to read.  As a mom of two busy little guys, I don’t always get to read as much as I want.  For me personally, 2016 was a year full of some seriously great reads. I still highlight things that stand out to me and make me think, that way I can always pull a book I’ve read back off the shelf and quickly access the best bits – the wisdom. Here are some of the things I learned and loved from some of the books I read in 2016:

“Outer order leads to inner peace.”

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.”

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

“The challenge is that to move people a large distance for the long term, we have to create conditions where they can move themselves.”

“This is why curation is so important, especially in a world saturated with opinions and alternatives.  Framing people’s opinions in a way that restricts their choices can help them see those choices more clearly instead of overwhelming them.”

To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

“The fixed mindset makes you concerned with how you’ll be judged; the growth mindset makes you concerned with improving.”

“When people believe their basic qualities can be developed, failures may still hurt but don’t define them.  And if abilities can be expanded – if change and growth are possible – then there are still many paths to success.”

Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

“In my experience, you’ll never feel qualified. But God doesn’t call the qualified; God qualifies to called.”

“The reason many of us give up too easy is that we feel like we have failed if God doesn’t answer our prayer.  That isn’t a failure.  The only way you can fail is if you stop praying.”  

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

“Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone.  They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death.”

“Stay away from people with tiny minds and tiny thoughts and start hanging out with people who see limitless possibility as the reality.”

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

“Man must prepare for the thing he has asked for when there isn’t the slightest sign of it in sight.”

“We must wipe out all fear and know that God protects your interests and that the divine idea must come out of the situation.”

The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn