Weekend inspiration: Find your fire, and never be tired again

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“That’s the secret. He was on fire for something. He was pouring himself out, and you never lose energy and vitality in so doing. You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired doing nothing. You don’t have to be tired. Get interested in something. Get absolutely enthralled in something. Throw yourself into it with abandon. Get out of yourself. Be somebody. Do something. Don’t sit around moaning about things, reading the papers, and saying, ‘Why don’t they do something?’ The man who is out doing something isn’t tired.”

– Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking 

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Quotes of the week

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“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be”

– Elizabeth Gilbert (via Guy Kawasaki)

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass . . . it’s about learning to dance in the rain’’

– Vivian Greene (via The Optimism Advantage)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”

– Winston Churchill (via Nataly Kogan of Happier)

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy”

– Rumi (via Guy Kawasaki)

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness”

– Bertrand Russell (via Gretchen Rubin)