Quotes that re-frame our thinking

“Mind Muscles are to business, what neurochemicals are to neural synapses. We energize the gap between the current state and the desired state.”
Richard Friesen, creator of Mind Muscles.

“You can’t make a choice you can’t perceive.”
Mark Michael Lewis, Game of Thriving.

“To a person who knows that the source of meaning, action and value is within, the world will be an arena for joy, self-expression and discovery.”
John Enright

“Worry is imagining what you don’t want as real.”

“We are largely unaware of our beliefs that create our world.”
Richard Friesen

“The first thing you have to know is yourself. Recognize thoughts as thoughts…not “I”
Edward Johnson

“If you don’t know who you are, the stock market is a very expensive place to find out.”
George Goodman

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”
Sir Isaac Newton, response to the 1720 collapse of the “South Sea Bubble”

“The most common cause of low prices is pessimism — sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer.”
Warren Buffett, 1990 Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” said Alice. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the cat. “We’re all mad here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Every person takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“To increase our trading profits, we must change our experience of the markets. To change our experience, we must change our neural patterns.”
Richard Friesen, creator, Mind Muscles

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Michael Jordon

“There is no such thing as failure, just feedback.”
NLP Precept

“It turns out that there is an inverse relationship between awareness and the strength/rigidity of the premise: the farther from awareness, the more pervasive and rigidly the premise operates.”
John Enright

“Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always a high priority in whatever I was doing.”
Chuck Yeager, Aviator

“Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.”
Anthony Robbins

“Begin with the end in mind.”
Stephen Covey

“We try to be very respectful of the unpredictability of markets. We try to at all times at least assume that the world is not being properly run.”
Paul Singer, found of Elliot Management

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”

“The happy and efficient people in this world are those who accept trouble as a normal detail of human life and resolve to capitalize on it when it comes along.”
H. Bertram Lewis

“Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.”
Berkshire Hathaway 2000 Annual Report, February 28, 2001

“A map is not the territory is represents, but if correct it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.”
Korzybski, Science and Sanity

“Our representations of the world determine which experiences and responses we will have. Even though some aspects of our maps may be out of our conscious awareness, they still determine how we will perceive the world and what choices we will have available.”
Carl Buchheit, NLP Marin

“A model is neither good nor bad, right or wrong, but can be evaluated only as to its usefulness in making available specific outcomes. Models inherently provide both limitations and resources.”
Kostere and Malatesta, Maps, Models, and the Structure of Reality

“… the way we think defines the world we create.”
John Furey, Mind Time

“The mind has a job. And that’s to give us all the stories that prove that what it thinks is true.”
Byron Katie, The Work

“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”
Attributed to John Maynard Keynes

“We are really far less rational than standard economic theory assumes. Moreover, these irrational behaviors of ours are neither random nor senseless. They are systematic, and since we repeat them again and again, predictable.”
Dan Ariely, Ph.D. Author, Predictably Irratrional

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
Aldous Huxley

“Self-actualization comes to the degree that we are able to take responsibility for all our experiences.”
Carl Buchheit, NLP Marin

“Your life is going to be an outcome of where you predominantly place your attention.”
Bill Harris

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
Lao Tzu

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
Albert Einstein