If what we think determines how we experience life, then we must challenge negative thought patterns and do what we can to maintain the right mindset. But this isn’t always easy and it’s easy to get stuck in a pattern of thinking that isn’t helpful. The more we can challenge how we think and push ourselves to think differently, and in a way that serves us, the better. To help you with this, here are 13 interesting quotes that will challenge you to think differently.

1. The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” – Unknown

2. “You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.”  – Unknown

3. “Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.’ – A.C. Benson

4. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz 

5. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.” – Christine Caine

6. I’d rather go down doing it the way that I feel in my heart is the right way to do it. If I got convinced to do it some other person’s way, and it didn’t work out, I’d always wonder, ‘What if we’d done it my way?’” -Daughter – medicine 

7. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw.

8. “People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” –  Charles Bukowski.

9. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”- George Bernard Shaw.

10. “Your heart often knows things before your mind does.” – – Polly Adler.

11.”The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.”

12. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” –  Marcus Aurelius.

13. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” ―Rumi


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