It’s Never Too Late: 9 Inspiring Quotes
It’s never too late to pursue your dreams. If you need some inspiration to follow your heart, no matter what your age, enjoy these inspiring quotes.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot, novelist
“There is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. Success can happen at any time and at any age. You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of yourself. And best of all, love can happen at any age.” —Salma Hayek, actress
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Daredevil and Motorcyclist Evel Knievel’s Inspirational Words About Failure
You can read more about daredevil and motorcyclist Evel Knievel on Wikipedia.
I loved Knievel when I was a kid. I remember watching some of his stunts on television back then, especially the ones where he was on his motorcycle, jumping over many cars, or other obstacles.
I watched a televised biography of Knievel recently. He certainly had a temper when he was younger and had his flaws, but according to the biography I saw, when he got closer to death, he tried to make amends to anyone whom he had offended: he called people up to apologize to them, so there’s that.
Knievel also had some inspirational words to offer in an appearance he made – see below:
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How Smiles Were Packaged and Sold by Carol Tavris
How Smiles Were Packaged and Sold by Carol Tavris
(Book reviews of the books “Happier?” by Daniel Horowitz and “The Hope Circuit” by martin E. P. Seligman)
Happiness, we have a problem. What are you, exactly? People usually can describe feelings of sorrow, rage and anxiety in degrees from mild to incapacitating, and they do very well describing the ecstasy of finding love and dancing the tango.
But happiness? Is happiness watered-down ecstasy? Is it the absence of unhappiness—a constant homeostatic state that might dip briefly into despond or rise into delight and then right itself back into calm? Is it an intermittent experience, consisting of bursts of insight that make us say, “Hey! I’m really happy right now!”?
Is it a summary assessment of how things are going (“all in all, I’m happy”) or is happiness – or – unhappiness – all in the details? (“I’m not happy about my deadbeat brother Morty and my job.”)
… Yet the failure to nab it [happiness] in our psychological nets is a major reason the happiness-pursuit industry has thrived for centuries. If people maintain wrong-headed definitions and expectations of happiness, after all, they won’t know it when it curls up on their laps asking to be petted.
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What the Dreams of the Dying Tell Us by Diana Aydin
Q&A with Dr. Christopher Kerr, chief medical officer at the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Cheektowaga, New York.
Dreams can inspire us, comfort us, confuse us and even frighten us. But the dreams of the dying, science is discovering, are something else altogether. According to a 2014 study in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, more than 80 percent of hospice patients reported intense, “more real than real” visions while asleep or awake. These visions often increased in frequency as death approached.
The study’s author, Christopher Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., the chief medical officer at the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Cheektowaga, New York, believes that these end-of-life dreams and visions, or ELDVs, reveal a great deal about death and the hereafter. He talked to Mysterious Ways about his startling findings.
….What is the content of these [ ELDV – end-of-life dreams and visions] dreams and visions?
The comforting presence of someone living or dead is overwhelming—72 percent of study patients dreamed of the deceased.
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What Harvard’s Grant Study Reveals about Happiness and Life by Dan Slater
The famous Grant Study tracked hundreds of Harvard men from youth to death to determine what predicts contentment.
….Back then [the 1930s, 1940s], scientists believed that physical constitution and breeding—rather than, say, “emotional intelligence,” a happy childhood, or a capacity for love—were the best predictors of a successful life.
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To Be Successful, Make Your Own Luck By Janice Kaplan and Barnaby Marsh
Luck is a combination of random chance, talent and hard work – and we can control some of that equation
Stories about getting lucky are common in the business world, but attributing success to random chance is misleading. Simple rules to create luck for yourself
…attributing success to random chance is misleading. If you believe that luck will just fall from the sky, you will probably never get lucky.
Luck occurs at the intersection of random chance, talent, and hard work. There may not be much you can do about the first part of that equation, but there’s a lot you can do about the other two.
People who have a talent for making luck for themselves grab the unexpected opportunities that come along.
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20+ Incredible Makeup Transformations That Prove “Every Woman Is A Hollywood Star”
Makeup might not heal wounds but it can help people live with them. And that’s exactly what Armenia-born and Moscow-based beauty guru Goar Avetisyan specializes in.
Avetisyan regularly gives makeovers to women suffering from cancer or severe skin conditions, and her work not only dramatically changes their appearance but boosts their confidence, too.
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