Favourite Quotations

[testimonial2 author="Craig W Hedge - The Cocreator Coach" + pic="https://www.thecocreatorcoach.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SDC164421-e1442152238922.jpg"] Coaching And Life Transformation Quotes

"I have collected numerous quotations throughout my life as well as creating my own along the journey. For those who are looking to get more insight into coaching and life transformation and to make their own connections to what it is, I have provided a list of quotes that might help you further understand what (some of) this is about - and how it can help you in your life.

These quotes may also give you another insight into who it is I am and how I work with people. I hope you enjoy them and that some really resonate with you and inspire you to move forward in your life towards being your best expression of you."

"Belief traps and narrow paradigms don't make you stupid; they simply limit your capacity and ability to understand."
- Thomas Campbell (Author - My Big Toe)

“Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.”
- G. Michael Hopf

"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground."
- David Icke

"The most valuable lesson in life, is that life is the lesson."
- Craig W. Hedge

"Happiness is greater than, or equal to, your perception of the events in your life minus your expectation of how life should be."
- Mo Gawdat (Equation for happiness)

"No artist tolerates reality."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"You are only as strong as your readiness to surrender. In the end perhaps, being human is much more important than being fully in the know."
- Pico Lyer

"No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind."
- Napoleon Hill

“People come and people go in your life - don’t let ‘you’ be one of them”
- Craig W. Hedge

"Is it not curious, then, that the most significant intellectual skill available (questioning and inquiry) to human beings is not taught in schools?"
- Neil Postman

"Live life as if everything is rigged in your favour."
- Rumi

"Forming questions helps us to organise our thinking around what we don't know."
- Steve Quatrano

"A donkey carrying a pile of holy books is still a donkey."
- Zen Proverb

"To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fears in our minds."
- Gerald G. Jampolsky

“Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense, rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.”
- Daniel Kahneman

"I know more about my ignorance than you know about yours."
- Richard Saul Wurman

"Museums are the custodians of epiphanies."
- George Lois

Nothing is easier or more natural - or more difficult to see - than self delusion."
-Thomas Campbell

"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there."
— Albert Einstein

"As you begin to walk out on the way, the way appears."
- Rumi

"The new world demands self learners, who are creative and resourceful, who can adjust and adapt to constant change."
- Tony Wagner/John Seely Brown

Vuja de:
"Seeing something that is familiar and looking at it in new or fresh ways like you are seeing it for the first time."
- Bob Sutton

"If your conscious mind puts a big question out there, chances are good that your unconscious mind will go to work on it."
- Chen-Bo Chong

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
— Dorothy Parker

"If you are able to find a problem before others do, and then successfully answer the questions surrounding that problem, you can create a new venture, a new career, a new industry."
- Min Badasur

"Is it not curious, then, that the most significant intellectual skill available (questioning/inquiry) to human beings is not taught in schools."
- Neil Postman

"The mind of the beginner is empty, free from the habits of the expert - open to all possibilities and can see things as they are. In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are a few."
- Shunryu Suzuki

"Sometimes people feel like they have nowhere to go and they've run out of options, my point is, there is always another possibility, if you keep looking for it."
- Srikanth Srinivas

"When we've lost our keys and are searching for them, why do we keep looking in the same places, over and over."
- George Carlin

"It seems the main rule that traditional schools teach is how to sit in rows quietly, which is perfect training for grown-up work in a dull office or factory, but not so good for education."
- Matt Groening

"The comfortable expert must become the restless learner."
- Warren Berger

"People think of questioning as simple, but when done right, it is a very sophisticated, high level form of thinking."
- Dan Rothstein

"Coaching is a profound personal relationship in pursuit of life changing results."
- David Buck

"Our culture and habits of thinking insist that we always move towards certainty. We need to pay equal attention to possibility.
- Edward De Bono

"White picket fences look great - on a cricket field. Be careful not to trap or lock yourself within one."
- Craig W. Hedge

"The future is NOT something we enter. The future is something we create."
- Leonard I. Sweet

"A beautiful question is an ambitious yet actionable question that can begin to shift the way we perceive or think about something - and that might serve as a catalyst to bring about change."
- Warren Berger

"Ask yourself an interesting enough question and your attempt to find a tailor made solution to that question will push you to a place where, pretty soon, you'll find yourself all by your lonesome - which I think is a more interesting place to be."
- Chuck Close

"People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used."
- Dalai Lama

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- William Bruce Cameron

"If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever.
Is that good news?"
- Dr Robert Anthony

“Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle or end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Delicious ambiguity.”
- Gilda Radner

"Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know."
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

"Don't get ahead of yourself...but don't leave yourself behind either."
- Craig W. Hedge

"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
- Albert Einstein

"Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret to success."
- Swami Sivananda

"Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it - what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of
our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone."
- Carlos Castaneda

“Money is an excellent motivator for a great piece of art.”
- Michel Houellebecq

"The power of belief (is) to insulate the believer from additional knowledge or finding a larger truth."
- Thomas Campbell (Author - My Big Toe)

"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."
- Seth Godin

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

"Remember that well meaning people are not necessarily well understanding people."
- Craig W. Hedge

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."
- Shel Silverstein

"He had such a perceptive mind - like a clear lake....his questions were like answers too."
- Richard Woodhull (TURN TV series)

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
- Leonardo da Vinci

"We are trapped in quantified, measured, analysed knowledge, unaware of the wisdom within us."
- Satish Kumar

"Judging is a preemptive attack against that which you most desire - intimacy and acceptance - that is launched before you can be rejected or refused."
- Gary Zukav

"Endless possibilities exist...just beyond your belief system."
- Emilys quotes

"In todays business world, answers are transitory and increasingly short lived."
- Warren Berger

"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful."
- John Maeda

"Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?"
- Groucho Marx

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
- Carl G. Jung

"Everybody in their lives is really waiting for people to ask them questions so they can be truthful about who they are
and how they became what they are."
- Marc Pachter

"Love in such a way that the person you love feels free."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Questioning is now the number one thing I spend time on with my clients."
- Dev Patnaik (Business Consultant Jump Associates)

"The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will
never come exactly as you plan or hope for."
- Dan Millman

"What, then, is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play."
- Plato

"Play is the glue that binds us together. Play requires trust and it creates trust. Play is the secret to creativity and greater cooperation."
- Isabel Behncke

"Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Don't let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition, they somehow already truly what you want to become."
- Steve Jobs

"The pressure on short term results tends to drive questioning out of the equation."
Tony Wagner

“If you think about it, when you choose to forgive someone, it is
nothing more than an ego trip. When you say "I forgive you",
what you are really saying is you have some sort of hold over them.
By saying "I forgive you", you decree that you are pronouncing
them "free" of your resentment. That isn't forgiveness. That's an
ego trip - realize there is nothing to forgive. You just have to release it and move on.”
-Dr Robert Anthony

"Do you need to 'do' cool to be confident.
Or 'be' confident to do cool?"
- Craig W. Hedge

"Question authority; think for yourself. Talk to people, do things unrelated to school — to come up with your own framework
for living. The world is too complex and people are too different to be overly prescriptive about the details.
- Joi Ito

"Safety is dead. The fact is you can’t play it safe any more."
- Scott Pape (The Barefoot Investor)

"Work with yourself - not against yourself."
- Craig W. Hedge

"The greatest barrier to consciousness is the belief that one is already conscious."
- P.D. Ouspensky

“You will have to leave the city of your comfort to go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you will discover will be yourself.”
- Alan Alda

"Transformation comes when i'm not in charge, when I don't know what is coming next, when I can't assume when I am bigger than everything around me."
- Pico Lyer.

"Every human being needs to listen consciously to live fully. Conscious listening creates understanding"
- Julian Treasure

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen."
- Albert Einstein

"The best questions are the ones that create the most uncertainty. What is evolutions answer to the problem of uncertainty? Its play!."
- Beau Lotto

"When we ask for advice, we're really looking for confirmation of what our soul already knows."
- Suzanne Giesemann

"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese Proverb

"Contrary to popular opinion, ignorance is not bliss, it is just ignorance."
- Thomas Campbell

"One hour of compassionate deep listening can bring about transformation and healing."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”
- Ralph Nichols

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”
- Elbert Hubbard

“To make a game changing move you have to start with a blank canvas.”
- Erik Wahl

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity."
- Albert Einstein

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
- Plato

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

"Focus on the process. Don’t focus on your output. Output will come with consistency."
- Alex P Coleman

"People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others."
- Blaise Pascal

"The answers have to be yours."
- Peter Drucker

"A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility."
- Aristotle

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
- Stephen R. Covey

"Don't become a seeker of success. Become a person of value."
- Albert Einstein

"Forget the failures. Keep the lessons."
— Dalai Lama

"20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do
than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the
safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
- Mark Twain

“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.”
- Rainer Maria Rilke

"Let me listen to me, and not to them."
- Gertrude Stein

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves"
- Sir Edmund Hillary

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being
perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
– Anna Quindlen

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his own dreams and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Thoreau

"The meaning in life is not out there but inbetween our ears. In many ways this makes us the lords of creation."
- Stephen Hawking

"We cannot transform what we refuse to engage"
- Elizabeth Kucinich

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
- Plato

“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”
- M. Scott Peck

In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then, to hang a question mark on the things you take for granted."
- Bertrand Russell

"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."
- Voltaire

"Rather than trying to mimic 'doing' someone else - try 'being' who it is you are instead."
- Craig W. Hedge

"Clarity comes from engagement, not thought."
- Marie Forleo

"Make an agreement with yourself today that you will embrace the opportunity and the energy of 'possibility' in your life."
- Craig W. Hedge

"Filter thoughts from your mind through your heart. Your heart doesn't judge."
- Veronica Entwistle

"I will never say anything that couldn't stand as the last thing I ever say."
- Auschwitz Survivor speaking about the last words she said to her brother. She never saw him again after chastising him about losing his shoes. He died in the gas chambers.

“All humans, somewhere within, have the urge to be heroic; to transcend circumstances, to develop one’s powers, to overcome adversity, to stand up and be counted.”
- Dennis Saleebey

"You have to take risks. We only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen."
- Paul Coelho

“The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.”
- William James

"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."
- Fran Lebowitz

"The best investment you will EVER make is in YOU. It really is that simple. Understand that you must move closer to you."
- Craig W. Hedge

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
- John Heider (The Tao Of Leadership)

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”
- Thoreau.

"The really valuable method of thought to arrive at a logically coherent system is intuition."
- Albert Einstein

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't."
- Robert H. Schuller

"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them."
- Einstein

"Wearing a mask wears you out. Faking it is fatiguing.The most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren't."
- Rick Warren

"Your ethical framework in life can be tested easily: - how do you 'feel' about the decisions you make?"
- Craig W. Hedge

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
- Carl Gustav Jung

"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."
- Madonna

"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."
- Albert Einstein

"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."
- Oprah Winfrey

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Emerson

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.”
- Steven Furtick

“Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.”
- Eckhart Tolle

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”
- John Mason

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life. “
– Socrates

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu

"You are your choices."
- Seneca

"Whatever happens, take responsibility."
- Tony Robbins

"Talent works, genius creates."
- Robert Schumann

“Embrace the opportunity and the energy of ‘possibility’ in your life.”
- Craig W. Hedge

"Wisdom begins in wonder."
- Socrates

"Follow your dreams. They know the way."
- Kobi Yamada

"Sometimes, when you don't know the answer to a question, its because you're messing with the wrong question."
- The Universe

“Be like melting snow -- wash yourself of yourself.”
- Rumi

"Your reputation is what you are perceived to be. Your character is what you really are."
- John Wooden (UCLA Basketball Coach)

"I'm not interested in your limiting beliefs, i'm interested in what makes you limitless."
- Brendon Burchard.

"The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child."
- Thomas Edison

"Fewer people are bent from hard work than are crooked from avoiding it."
- Zig Ziglar

"There is no beginning. There is no end. There is only change."
- Robert A Monroe

"Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
- Albert Einstein

"A rational argument rarely has any effect on an irrational belief."
- Thomas Campbell (Author - My Big Toe)

"The intellect is no longer the chairman of the board - it is an employee. It becomes a tool in the service of the heart."
- Gary Zukav

"Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do to yourself. Focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware and super present."
- Joi Ito

"If you realized that the nurtured spiritual part of yourself would accompany you on your eternal journey and that
everything that you have laboured so hard to accumulate would vanish the instant you depart this world,
would it alter your daily agenda?"
- Walter Cooper

"We see questioning as being critical to growth and expansion. With a culture of questioning, there's always more possibility."
- W L Gore

"Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life."
- Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

"The opposite of knowledge isn't always ignorance. It can be wonder, or mystery, or possibility."
- Pico Lyer

"Create possibilities and opportunities in your life - then choose to live into them."
- Craig W. Hedge

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