If there is anything the pandemic has taught the world, it is that life is unpredictable so we need to live better while we are at it. Humanity needs love, better people, and kinder humans. Those who would not give up without trying till the end and people whose Spirits are not quenched by the trials of life.
On this note, it will be a delight to share 10 English Sayings that would help you live a better life, realistic words to live by that are guaranteed to give you excellent results in your endeavors and guide you to lead a wonderful life.
1. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace” – Jack Lockwood Hule
Peace of mind is of the essence and we all need our peace so we can focus on what matters. Hurt, betrayal, and the likes are inevitable but if we desire peace, serenity in our thoughts, and calmness that will ultimately afford us the wellbeing to live stress-free lives, forgiveness is a virtue we must imbibe.
2. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill
Failure is difficult to overcome and when it comes in streaks, it can distort our enthusiasm to keep pushing forward. Churchill understands how saddening it can be to fail which is why this quote on keeping our hope and enthusiasm alive to attain success is one that will help improve the quality of your life.
3. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”. – Aristotle
There is a theory I will paraphrase quickly. It says that for a person to be an expert at something, they will need to do the same thing for at least three hours every day for ten years. By that time, the repeated action becomes a habit they are unable to break thus leading to excellence since they have done that same every day for a decade. This theory best explains this quote by Aristotle, one of the greatest scholars the world has ever known.
4. “The reason why we struggle with insecurity is that we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlights” – Steven Furtick
People find themselves constantly comparing themselves to planned feeds, arranged Insta stories, rehearsed Reels, and systematically fashioned social media content which is not only unhealthy literally speaking but will destroy whatever self-esteem they have. Pictures and videos cannot tell half of what people are going through and definitely do not give a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes of their lives.
5. “Critical feedback is the breakfast of champions. Defensiveness is the dinner of losers”- Dharmesh Shah
Feedback aids growth and growth will offer you a better life. Being on the defensive whenever feedback is not what you want/like is wrong. It is a mindset that shuns correction and gives no room for improvement. Rather than see every form of critical feedback as vicious and out of spite, choose to see it as a way to improve and get better.
6. “I am thankful for all those who said NO to me. It is because of them I am doing it myself” – Albert Einstein
Oftentimes the things we rely on others to do for us are indeed things we can do for ourselves. Not only because it is always convenient, but because it can spark some creativity in us that will birth greatness and growth. When we grow positively, we become better each day.
7. “We don’t have to deny that our emotions exist, but we must not let them control us” – Joyce Meyer
Mastering emotional control is an art that will be highly beneficial for daily living. Emotions take over unconsciously and we find ourselves acting on impulse or from a place lacking rationality. Anger, love, pain, happiness, hurt, and more are all emotions; they cannot be denied especially when situations that trigger them arise. Yet it is our choice to decide if we must place our lives at their mercy or control them effectively.
8. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice” – Jim Rohn
Every other day we see pictures of cute children smiling from the depths of their hearts. They are seen wearing torn clothes, their protruding bellies and large heads are obvious and their surroundings depict the fact that they are living in abject poverty and lack. The comparison might not be necessary but these children have decided; made a choice, to be happy despite their pitiable state.
9. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain
No one ever completes a project they never started so rather than let your ideas and innovations perish just the way they were conceived, start! Start working on them, start building something out of those ideas and even if it doesn’t seem like you are making headway, steady efforts will prove to be worth it eventually.
If you ever get stuck trying to move on with your life after ugly events, start moving and surely you will run ahead.
10. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you have had”- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Privilege is a concept many fail to realize even exists which is why we are always in a haste to pass judgment on anyone or group we think is falling out of line. It is always said that there is a thin line between criticism and judgment─ a line we shouldn’t cross.
The road to living a better life is not overly smooth but it offers peace of mind, joy, and restores hope in humanity.
These were some of the most popular English quotes to help you lead a better life that would serve as a guide and a springboard for you to pursue your 2021, cheers to a better life! Leave a comment below on what quote resonated with you and check out Future Trans, the forefront of the translation sector, for more translated quotes.