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51 Motivational Quotes By Richard Carlson That Teach You To Stop At Nothing

Famous As: Writer
Born On: May 16, 1961
Died On: December 13, 2013
Born In: Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
Died At Age: 52
Richard Carlson was a renowned American motivational speaker, author and psychotherapist. For two consecutive years his book, ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff...and it’s all Small Stuff,’ was USA Today’s top selling book. The book also featured on the ‘New York Times Best Seller list’ for 101 weeks. The book was translated into more than twenty-five languages and was published in more than 130 countries. Carlson has written more than eighteen books. Here is a list of quotable and notable quotes and sayings by Richard Carlson which have been curated from his books, writings, thoughts, interviews, public utterances, works and life. Read through the corpus of interesting and empowering quotes and thoughts by Richard Carlson on sweat, children, eye, mistake, sorry, letting-go, heart, alive, society, stress, grateful, mood, circumstances, win, end, strategies, cope-up, life, etc.
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

Richard Carlson
Choose to be kind over being right and you'll be right everytime.

Choose to be kind over being right and you'll be right everytime.

Richard Carlson
The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.

The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.

Richard Carlson
Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.

Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.

Richard Carlson
You are what you practice most.

You are what you practice most.

Richard Carlson
If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.

If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.

Richard Carlson
...when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you're free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.

...when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you're free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.

Richard Carlson
True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.

True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.

Richard Carlson
Life is a process--just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.

Life is a process--just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.

Richard Carlson
One of the most dynamic and significant changes you can make in your life is to make the commitment to drop all negative references to your past, to begin living now.

One of the most dynamic and significant changes you can make in your life is to make the commitment to drop all negative references to your past, to begin living now.

Richard Carlson
Meanwhile, life keeps moving forward. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Meanwhile, life keeps moving forward. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Richard Carlson
Choose being kind over being right and you'll be right every time.

Choose being kind over being right and you'll be right every time.

Richard Carlson
Reading is a gift. It's something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. So, enough about the virtues of reading. Time to read on.

Reading is a gift. It's something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. So, enough about the virtues of reading. Time to read on.

Richard Carlson
Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.

Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.

Richard Carlson
Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.

Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.

Richard Carlson
I’m merely talking about learning to be less bothered by the actions of people.

I’m merely talking about learning to be less bothered by the actions of people.

Richard Carlson
Life didn't come with a fool-proof manual.

Life didn't come with a fool-proof manual.

Richard Carlson
Your heart, the compassionate part of you, knows that it’s impossible to feel better at the expense of someone else.

Your heart, the compassionate part of you, knows that it’s impossible to feel better at the expense of someone else.

Richard Carlson
We deny the parts of ourselves that we deem unacceptable rather than accepting the fact that we're all less than perfect.

We deny the parts of ourselves that we deem unacceptable rather than accepting the fact that we're all less than perfect.

Richard Carlson
We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments

We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments

Richard Carlson
If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment.

If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment.

Richard Carlson
As you begin to eliminate your need for perfection in all areas of your life, you'll begin to discover the perfection in life itself

As you begin to eliminate your need for perfection in all areas of your life, you'll begin to discover the perfection in life itself

Richard Carlson
Criticism, like swearing, is actually nothing more than a bad habit.

Criticism, like swearing, is actually nothing more than a bad habit.

Richard Carlson
What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.

What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.

Richard Carlson
Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form.

Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form.

Richard Carlson
Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.

Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.

Richard Carlson
Mistakes are really not that big of a deal. in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow

Mistakes are really not that big of a deal. in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow

Richard Carlson
Many people spend their entire lifetimes wishing that other people would acknowledge them. They feel this especially about their parents, spouses, children, and friends.

Many people spend their entire lifetimes wishing that other people would acknowledge them. They feel this especially about their parents, spouses, children, and friends.

Richard Carlson
Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear.

Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear.

Richard Carlson
Don't sweat the small stuff.

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson
Ironically, when you surrender your need to hog the glory, the attention you used to need from other people is replaced by a quiet inner confidence that is derived from letting others have it.

Ironically, when you surrender your need to hog the glory, the attention you used to need from other people is replaced by a quiet inner confidence that is derived from letting others have it.

Richard Carlson
Many people live as if life were a dress rehearsal for some later date.

Many people live as if life were a dress rehearsal for some later date.

Richard Carlson
I guess its safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice

I guess its safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice

Richard Carlson
As Mother Teresa reminds us, “We cannot do great things on this earth. We can only do small things with great love.

As Mother Teresa reminds us, “We cannot do great things on this earth. We can only do small things with great love.

Richard Carlson
Life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nothing is ever good enough the way it is.

Life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nothing is ever good enough the way it is.

Richard Carlson
Slowing down your responses and becoming a better listeners aids you in becoming a more peaceful person

Slowing down your responses and becoming a better listeners aids you in becoming a more peaceful person

Richard Carlson
Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.

Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.

Richard Carlson
They will pass away just as surely as the sun sets in the evening.

They will pass away just as surely as the sun sets in the evening.

Richard Carlson
Being heard and understood is “one of the greatest desires of the human heart.

Being heard and understood is “one of the greatest desires of the human heart.

Richard Carlson
Its helpful to step back and see the bigger picture

Its helpful to step back and see the bigger picture

Richard Carlson
There are two rules for living in harmony. #1) Don’t sweat the small stuff and #2) It’s all small

There are two rules for living in harmony. #1) Don’t sweat the small stuff and #2) It’s all small

Richard Carlson
We tend to focus on the annoying expectation

We tend to focus on the annoying expectation

Richard Carlson
When you have what you want (inner peace), you are less distracted by your wants, needs, desires, and concerns. It’s thus easier to concentrate, focus, achieve your goals, and to give back to others.

When you have what you want (inner peace), you are less distracted by your wants, needs, desires, and concerns. It’s thus easier to concentrate, focus, achieve your goals, and to give back to others.

Richard Carlson
Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are—always!

Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are—always!

Richard Carlson
The sooner we accept the inevitable dilemma of not being able to win the approval of everyone we meet, the easier our lives will become.

The sooner we accept the inevitable dilemma of not being able to win the approval of everyone we meet, the easier our lives will become.

Richard Carlson
It is our ability to forget our problems, through the process of thought, rather than the passage of time, that frees us from the circumstances of our past.

It is our ability to forget our problems, through the process of thought, rather than the passage of time, that frees us from the circumstances of our past.

Richard Carlson
Now is the only time we have, and the only time we have any control over.

Now is the only time we have, and the only time we have any control over.

Richard Carlson
I guess its safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice.
(Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, 1997)

I guess its safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice. (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, 1997)

Richard Carlson
It is in our lowest moods, when we are least equipped to do so, that we are tempted to try to solve problems or resolve issues with others.

It is in our lowest moods, when we are least equipped to do so, that we are tempted to try to solve problems or resolve issues with others.

Richard Carlson
The need for perfection and the desire for inner tranquility conflict with each other.

The need for perfection and the desire for inner tranquility conflict with each other.

Richard Carlson
Change the things that can be changed, accept those that cannot, and have the wisdom to know the difference.

Change the things that can be changed, accept those that cannot, and have the wisdom to know the difference.

Richard Carlson