Self Mastery Quotes

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Leonardo da Vinci
“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
“You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself...the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. ...And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Amit Ray
“You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Seneca
“We should every night call ourselves to an account;
What infirmity have I mastered today?
What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Stephen R. Covey
“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Jeanette Winterson
“It is not possible to control the outside of yourself until you have mastered your breathing space. It is not possible to change anything until you understand the substance you wish to change.”
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

“Life has a tendency to provide a person with what they need in order to grow. Our beliefs, what we value in life, provide the roadmap for the type of life that we experience. A period of personal unhappiness reveals that our values are misplaced and we are on the wrong path. Unless a person changes their values and ideas, they will continue to experience discontentment.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Life is a useless passion, an exciting journey of a mammal in survival mode. Each day is a miracle, a blessing unexplored and the more you immerse yourself in light, the less you will feel the darkness. There is more to life than nothingness. And cynicism. And nihilism. And selfishness. And glorious isolation. Be selfish with yourself, but live your life through your immortal acts, acts that engrain your legacy onto humanity. Transcend your fears and follow yourself into the void instead of letting yourself get eaten up by entropy and decay. Freedom is being yourself without permission. Be soft and leave a lasting impression on everybody you meet”
Mohadesa Najumi

“A strong life force can be seen in physical vitality, courage, competent judgment, self-mastery, sexual vigor, and the realization of each person’s unique talents and purpose in life. To maintain a powerful life force, forget yourself, forget about living and dying, and bring your full attention into this moment.”
H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

Richie Norton
“It's called entrepreneurSHIP, not entrepreneurSIT. Don't wait. Just ship.”
Richie Norton

Richie Norton
“If you want an incredibly passionate, happy, ALIVE business…don’t overcomplicate things. Once all is said and done, the foundational elements of a successful business are very simple: respect, service, value and sales. Comparatively, everything else is froth.”
Richie Norton

Richie Norton
“People LOVE change (when it's about changing others). People HATE change (when it's about changing themselves).”
Richie Norton

“it is not what happens to you, it is what happens in you.”
Sesan Kareem

“Most people are interested in success, but are too busy and distracted by their habituated day to day activities, to be COMMITTED to creating real success in every area of their lives.”
Tony Dovale

“SECRET TO BE MASTER:
To be a master on a specific skill, practice one thing 10,000 times. Rather practice 10,000 things one time.”
Lord Robin

C. JoyBell C.
“We cannot attempt to tame others' demons until we have conquered and tamed our own. When I was a little girl I tamed several vicious guard dogs that were left to rot in cages. Their owners so afraid of them, they'd feed the dogs from a pail at the end of a long stick! I tamed several such dogs, turned them into playful, loving pets. I never imposed myself, I would only sit quietly near their cages day after day, for months, perhaps whispering; taming my own fear and my own impatience while holding space for them in my presence. They eventually turned into playful puppies! What kind of energy is that? It's an energy which has mastered its own demons. People go around trying to change others, but they can't even change themselves. Master your own monsters first.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Most people don’t think of their life in terms of external influence for the sake of the world around them, and that’s understandable. We’re evolutionarily hardwired to be primarily motivated by self-interest. On top of all that, life should be enjoyable and should include elements of self-care and occasional indulgences. Whilst personal interest and self-investment are valid and necessary pursuits in life, we shouldn’t prioritise these above our pursuit of something bigger than ourselves, something which is capable of impacting our community and positively influences other people.”
Kain Ramsay

“Whilst it may feel comforting and easier to view your life through a filter of It’s not my fault. They made me do it. It made me this way, this submission to a state of powerlessness is not only debilitating but also smacks of immaturity. Whether or not you’re conscious of your desires, the victim mentality is driven by two core needs: sympathy and vindication.”
Kain Ramsay

“We are the product of our Personal Identity, Beliefs, Values, behaviors, Expectations, Contexts, and Choices”
Tony Dovale - LifeMasters.co.za

Gretchen Rubin
“In ordinary terms, a “habit” is generally defined as a behavior that’s recurrent, is cued by a specific context, often happens without much awareness or conscious intent, and is acquired through frequent repetition.”
Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

Ibi Zoboi
“Grandma calls me *Master* Amal
because she says
I am the master of my own destiny
I am the master of my own fate
I am the master of my body, mind, and spirit

So there was only room for one master
and Clyde ain't it”
Ibi Zoboi, Punching the Air

Gabriel Custodiet
“The privacy advice of this chapter can be distilled in the following dictum: practice minimalism. Minimalism says that you are the master of your world, and not the things and the services in it. A minimalist does not purchase or download more products or programs than are necessary. He uses basic tools that get the job done instead of “high tech” and “always online” ones. He learns to do things for himself. A minimalist lives life instead of recording it through a lens. A minimalist gives up very little and has very little that can be exposed. A privacy-seeking person is an aspiring minimalist.”
Gabriel Custodiet, The Watchman Guide to Privacy: Reclaim Your Digital, Financial, and Lifestyle Freedom

“Comfort is the world’s greatest producer of anxiety. Because it’s a lie.”
Evan Thomsen, Don’t Chase The Dream Job, Build It: The unconventional guide to inventing your career and getting any job you want

“1 Minute Wisdom for greater success: The only way you can unleash more of your God-given potential is to STRETCH. Get comfortable, being uncomfortable - outside of your comfort zone.

Comfort Zone = Stagnate zone...

Outside of your comfort zone, in the stretch zone, is where ALL the development and self-growth magic happens.”
Tony Dovale - LifeMasters.co.za

J.S.  Wolfe
“Regardless of who’s holding the gun, only you can pull the trigger.
”
J.S. Wolfe, The Unfolding: A Journey of Involution

“Leading oneself is not only a daily challenge, but one that will last for a lifetime. While you will never master yourself completely, it should nevertheless be your aim.”
Sebastien Richard, Lead Like a Superhero: What Pop Culture Icons Can Teach Us about Impactful Leadership

Shiva Honey
“I think ritual is most effective as a means of helping you work on and with yourself. I don't believe in "casting spells" or "cursing" other people. If you have that desire, I'd suggest you do a cleansing/banishing/liberation ritual to free yourself of the need to control another person rather than wasting any more energy on the subject in question. Master yourself and you'll no longer feel the need to master others.”
Shiva Honey, The Devil's Tome: A Book of Modern Satanic Ritual

“Time is not money. Time is the space where money is earned and measured. Wealth minded people aim to maximize how much value they create and minimize the time it takes to create that value.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

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