Between looking for a new job, moving from home and entering a completely different space, 2018 was a year where I fell a bit short on my reading. I am, however, super glad that I managed to squeeze in some awesome gems! Have a look at some of my favourite quotes from these books you should read in 2018:
1. What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey
I know for sure that you cannot give to everybody else and not give back to yourself. You will end up empty, or at best, less than what you can be for yourself and your family and your work. Replenish the well of yourself, for yourself. And if you think there’s no time to do that, what you’re really saying is, ‘I have no life to give to or live for myself.’ And if you have life to live for yourself, then why are you here?”
2. Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
If you feel like it’s hard to be friends with women, consider that maybe women aren’t the problem. Maybe it’s just you.
3. Secrets of a Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
The fact is, resenting the rich is one of the surest ways to stay broke. We are creatures of habit, and to overcome this or any other habit, we need to practice. Instead of resenting rich people, I want you to practice admiring rich people, I want you to practice blessing rich people, and I want you to practice loving rich people.
That way, unconsciously you know that when you become rich, other people will admire you, bless you, and love you instead of resent the heck out of you the way you might do them now.
The original teachings of the Hawaiian elders. It goes like this: bless that which you want. If you see a person with a beautiful home, bless that person and bless that home, If you see a person with a beautiful car, bless that person and bless that car, if you see a person with a loving family, bless that person and bless that family, if you see a person with a beautiful body, bless that person and bless their body.
The point is, if you resent what people have, in any way, shape, or form, you can never have it. Regardless: if you see a person in a gorgeous black Jaguar with the sunroof open, don’t throw beer cans at it!
4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Failure inspires winners. And failure defeats losers. It is the biggest secret of winners. It’s the secret that losers do not know. The greatest secret of winners is that failure inspires winning; thus, they’re not afraid of losing.
5. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – Austin Kleon
If you find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.
What are your favourite quotes from the books that you read in 2018?
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