Tagarchief: Inspiratie

21 Inspirerende Quotes

Op success.com staat een artikel met 21 meest inspirerende quotes dat op 17 augustus 2016 werd gepubliceerd.

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

If you look closely, you’ll notice the energy of inspiration is all around. From the rising sun to a placid lake on a warm summer night; from our favorite books to our own reflections, the places and things from which we can draw inspiration are infinite. And the best part is that every day is a chance to capture this energy—to seek out all of life’s possibilities.

As you aspire to do great things, use these uplifting quotes for inspiration to be all you can be.

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

1. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman2


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

2. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” —Amelia Barr


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

3. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” —Bertrand Russell


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

4. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” —Malala Yousafzai


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

5. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

6. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” —Thomas Jefferson1


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

7. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” —E. E. Cummings


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

8. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” —John Muir


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

9. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou1


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

10. “I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” —Gustave Flaubert


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

11. “I dwell in possibility.” —Emily Dickinson


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

12. “Light tomorrow with today.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

13. “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.” —Zane Grey


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

14. “A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” —Joyce Meyer


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

15. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” —Wilma Rudolph


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

16. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” —Jim Rohn2


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

17. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

18. “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” —Rabindranath Tagore


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

19. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” —Joseph Campbell


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

20. “Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius


21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

21. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

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11 Inspirerende quotes to brighten your day

Op Inc.com staat onderstaande lijst met inspirerende quotes. Voor een goed begin van je weekend! 😉

11 Remarkably Inspirational Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Want to have an enlightened and successful day? Start your day with these 11 inspiring quotes.

Searching for something to ignite the spark of motivation within so that you can make the most of your day? Sometimes, a little bit of inspiration from someone else can go a long way.

Check out these 11 inspiring quotes that’ll undoubtedly help brighten your day.

1. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

This message was sent again and again through Disney’s movies–to believe in and have the courage to chase after the things you wish for the most in your life. He believed that, at the end of the day, maybe dreams really do come true.

2. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” –Milton Berle

One of the simplest things we forget in our everyday lives is that we make our own opportunities. Nothing gets handed to us on a silver platter. So, go out and create your next opportunity for yourself today.

3. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

All too often, we use the same excuse for our failures–we don’t have enough time. Everyone who has accomplished great things in life has made the time with the same number of hours in a day that we have.

4. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” –Albert Einstein

One of the most heralded minds of 20th century physics, Einstein definitely understood the power of marveling at the world. Add a bit of wonder to your perspective to refresh how you see the world each day.

5. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Eliot

It never hurts to hear a short reminder that we can, indeed, always be whoever we want to be. As we grow older and our lives become more complicated, we sometimes forget that we still have time to accomplish all those things we have always dreamed about.

6. “What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill

If you can dream it, you can definitely create it–if there is a will, there is a way, always.

7. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t waste your time gossiping about others or spend all of your time reminiscing about things that happened in the past. Turn your focus to what can be–the future and the many possibilities–and begin planning.

8. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” –Oprah Winfrey

When she said this, Oprah understood that where we spend time in our minds is what we choose to devote our energy to. Place your thoughts somewhere worthwhile. Your future success will depend on it.

9. “I haven’t failed. I just know 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas Edison

All failures are simply another try at something that hasn’t yet succeeded. Always see failure as a chance to grow.

10. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Maintaining a solid self-confidence and belief in ourselves along the way is definitely the key to success.

11. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the beautiful.” –Sigmund Freud

There is, after all, some kind of profound, remarkable beauty in the breakdown. We just don’t see it until it’s past. Try to enjoy and see the beauty in now.

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28 Positieve momenten in 2015

Met alles wat er in de wereld gaande is, vergeten we wel eens dat er ook nog mooie, positieve dingen gebeuren. Op buzzfeed.com staan 28 foto’s over positieve gebeurtenissen die in 2015 hebben plaatsgevonden. Een mooie manier om 2015 af te sluiten en iedereen hele fijne dagen en een heel GELUKKIG 2016 te wensen!

1. When this kid met his heroes:

When this kid met his heroes:

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2. Every time this old man and his dog went out:

Every time this old man and his dog went out:

3. The first day together for this happy new family:

The first day together for this happy new family:

4. When the meter homie came to the rescue:

When the meter homie came to the rescue:

5. The world’s most comforting professor:

The world's most comforting professor:

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6. When this employee helped a man feed himself:

When this employee helped a man feed himself:

7. When this shop owner promised to help those in need:

When this shop owner promised to help those in need:

8. When this dad got tickets to see Mexico play soccer for the first time:

9. Every day in the life of this newly minted dog:

Every day in the life of this newly minted dog:

10. When this man did what he thought was right:

When this man did what he thought was right:

11. When this tip was left for someone in need:

When this tip was left for someone in need:

12. These winter warmth packages around a city:

These winter warmth packages around a city:

13. When the Redbox angel gave money for snacks:

When the Redbox angel gave money for snacks:

14. When these two grandmas showed us how to act on the internet:

When these two grandmas showed us how to act on the internet:

15. When these people helped an elderly man in need:

When these people helped an elderly man in need:

16. When this man helped an old lady despite inconveniencing himself:

When this man helped an old lady despite inconveniencing himself:

17. When this cat was saved from the rain:

When this cat was saved from the rain:

18. When this girl surprised her nurse after being paralyzed:

19. When this old guy fell in love:

When this old guy fell in love:

20. When this little kid went to school lookin’ like a BOSS:

When this little kid went to school lookin' like a BOSS:

21. When this kid helped his classmate get fresh:

When this kid helped his classmate get fresh:

22. And when this man helped this other man look fresh:

And when this man helped this other man look fresh:

23. These kids lining up just to get the signature of their janitor:

These kids lining up just to get the signature of their janitor:

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24. When someone left the world’s first positive bathroom graffiti:

When someone left the world's first positive bathroom graffiti:

25. This story of library kindness:

This story of library kindness:

26. When this person did laundry for someone in need:

When this person did laundry for someone in need:

27. These garbagemen channeling their inner child:

These garbagemen channeling their inner child:

28. And when an entire community came together for this little boy’s birthday:

And when an entire community came together for this little boy's birthday:

Yeah, maybe it wasn’t all bad.

De grootste reclamecampagne ooit … gaat over geluk!

Niet de lancering van een nieuw Apple-product. Ook geen nieuw drankje van Coca Cola. Nee, de grootste reclamecampagne ooit is van de Verenigde Naties. De volkerenorganisatie wil deze week in zeven dagen tijd bij alle zeven miljard mensen op de wereld nieuwe toekomstdoelen onder de aandacht brengen. Het gaat onder meer om het uitroeien van de armoede en ongelijkheid, onderwijs voor iedereen en het beschermen van het milieu. Prachtig filmpje!

Inspirerend filmpje over advies van vrouwen aan hun jongere zelf

Op een van mijn favoriete video sites ‘omeleto.com’ staat een filmpje over vrouwen die advies geven aan hun jongere zelf. De aanleiding van dit filmpje is een eerder onderzoek onder vrouwen over hun levensstijl. Ongeveer de helft van de ondervraagde vrouwen gaf aan zich gestressed tot zeer gestressed te voelen en 40% gaf zelfs aan tegen een burn-out aan te zitten. Aanleiding van dit alles zijn onze eindeloze to-do lists en het streven om in alles perfect te willen zijn. Daarom erg mooi om dit pleidooi te zien om meer te relaxen en ‘to let go’ … een mooi recept voor geluk! Neem het ter harte 😉

De 50 meest inspirerende quotes over geluk van de Dalai Lama

Echt iets voor een zondag als het weer niet zo zomers is als je eigenlijk zou willen en je on-line op zoek bent naar inspiratie. Op lifehack.org staan 50 quotes van de Daiai Lama die je kunnen helpen (nog) gelukkiger te zijn. 

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness From Dalai Lama

The current Dalai Lama is the principal monk of Tibetan Buddhism. He became the political leader of Tibet at the age of fifteen. The fourteenth Lama, is the longest Lama to hold such a position of influence.

According to Buddhist beliefs, the present Dalai Lama (born with the name Tenzin Gyatso) is believed to be the reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Buddhists claim he chose to be re-born again because he wanted to continue bringing peace to everyone all over the world.

Below are some of the Dalai Lama’s most inspirational quotes about happiness. These phrases will help show you to lead a happy life. I hope you find them comforting and helpful!

1. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

2. “Everything you do has some effect, some impact.”

3. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

4. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

5. “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”

6. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”

7. “We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.”

8. “Human happiness and human satisfaction most ultimately come from within oneself.”

9. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

10. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

11. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.”

12. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

13. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.”

14. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

15. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”

16. “We need to learn how to want what we have, not to have what we want in order to get steady and stable happiness.”

17. “It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”

18. “Happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events.”

19. “Happiness is the highest form of health.”

20. “What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.”

21. “When you are discontent you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself ‘Oh yes, I already have everything that I really need.’”

22. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

23. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.”

24. “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”

25. “Everyday, think as you wake up ‘Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it.’”

26. “The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being..”

27. “The ultimate source of a happy life is the attention we pay to our inner values.”

28. “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”

29. “Great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

30. “Whenever there lives a compassionate person, there is always a pleasant atmosphere.”

31. “When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realise that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”

32. “Without your effort, it is impossible for blessings to come.”

33. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

34. “If you have a basic concern for others, even failure cannot disturb your mind.”

35. “What unites all beings is their desire for happiness.”

36. “You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.”

37. “We must all live harmoniously with our neighbours. Your happiness depends on it.”

38. “We have to make a sustained effort, again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us.”

39. “The more you nurture a feeling of loving kindness, the happier and calmer you will be.”

40. “Smile if you want a smile from another face.”

41. “Happiness comes through taming the mind.”

42. “Don’t let a little dispute injure a friendship.”

43. “Compassion and happiness are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”

44. “By changing our outlook towards things and events, all phenomena can come friends or sources of happiness.”

45. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”

46. “It is important to generate a good attitude, a good heart as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short-term and the long-term for both yourself and others will come.”

47. “Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.”

48. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”

49. “With realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in ones ability, one can build a better world.”

50. “The happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.”

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8 Boeken om te lezen voor een gelukkige zomer

Een van de heerlijke dingen van vakantie is dat je meestal ruim de tijd hebt om lekker veel boeken te lezen. Op Mindbodygreen.com staat een lijst met 8 aanbevolen boeken die heerlijk zijn om te lezen en waar je ook nog eens gelukkig van wordt. Een ideale combi dus! 

8 Books To Read For Your Happiest Summer Ever

There’s a lot to be said for the frothy beach read. It provides an escape from the grind (which is obviously the only thing keeping you from your own glamorous adventures), gives you really nice dreams after you fall asleep reading on your beach towel, and doesn’t tax your work-fried brain.

The happiness trajectory, though, is a little like eating a hot fudge sundae. You anticipate the indulgence, enjoy the instant rush of good feelings, and a few minutes later, start to feel groggy, useless, and maybe even regret eating it in the first place.

That said, it is summer, and there are some deliciously engrossing books out there that’ll leave you feeling lighter, freer, and more capable of facing whatever the world throws your way.

Rather than leave you to do the legwork yourself, we picked eight books that are as fun to read as they are beneficial to your well-being. Here’s to your best summer ever.

1. The Bee Cottage Story: How I Made A Muddle Of Things And Decorated My Way Back To Happiness, Frances Schultz

Inspired by the author’s magazine series detailing her renovations of Bee Cottage (it ran in House Beautiful), the book uses these improvements as a structure through which to examine the “mess” of Schultz’s life. It’s part memoir, part home decor how-to, and entirely charming.

2. Manhattan, When I Was Young, Mary Cantwell

Cantwell’s autobiographical journey wends through five New York apartments in the 1950s and ’60s, each representative of a phase in her life. The tale sees her go from single, ambitious writer to married mother, to divorcée in search of meaning. The honesty, candor, heartbreak, and hope that define it make this memoir resonant and cathartic, whether you’ve lived in New York or not.

3. The Glorious Adventure, Richard Halliburton

If you haven’t heard of Richard Halliburton, he was a famed adventurer and author in the 1920s. He swam the Panama Canal, flew around the world in an open cockpit biplane, and died (or so it’s presumed) trying to sail a Chinese junk boat across the Pacific Ocean. The Glorious Adventure is a retelling of Halliburton’s attempt to retrace Ulysses’ steps through the classical Greek world.

“I thought of Ulysses and his stirring drama, and then looked at my own life, imprisoned by apartment walls, surrounded by self-satisfied people who were caught in the ruts of convention and responsibility. All that seemed drab. I had tasted the drug of romantic travel, and I could not rest from it.” To say the whole book is as full of passion and revelry as that passage would, in fact, be absolutely true. If you find yourself plagued by wanderlust after reading it, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

4. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, David Rakoff

NPR essayist Rakoff addresses the necessity of kindness in a cruel world through this novel in verse. Tales of generosity and cruelty over the span of decades connect his characters, painting a vivid picture of the consequences of our choices. It’s masterfully written, and will leave you with a profound awareness of how much our treatment of others really does matter.

5. Sum: Forty Tales From The Afterlives, David Eagleman

Each chapter in this book is a variation of the afterlife, as imagined by Eagleman (a neuroscientist). In one, every deceased person is an actor in the dreams of the living. In another, we are a tiny particle on the giant organism that is “God.” The scope of his imagination alone makes the book worth reading. The outlandish fictions he’s concocted will remind you that most of us have scarcely even begun to consider what might be possible in the afterlife. The only limits are our own imaginations. And you might even start to question if that’s true in this life, too.

6. Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple

This short comedic novel follows the quirky Bernadette Fox: Mother and best friend to Bee, game-changing architect, and total agoraphobe. When Bernadette disappears, 15 year-old Bee starts to compile a history of her mother’s life that she hopes will lead her to Bernadette. The result is a totally relatable (and deeply touching) story about the relationship between mother and daughter. The only complaint was that it was over too soon.

7. Five Days At Memorial: Life And Death In A Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, hospitals were flooded, generators were broken, and patients and health care workers were stranded for days. Doctors and nurses had to make excruciatingly difficult decisions about how to allocate resources, and 45 patients died. This book is an exploration of what happened and the difficult decisions that led to the deaths.

While this might not sound like a page-turner, our editor-in-chief called it, “hands-down the best book I read last year.” The writer, a New York Times reporter who covered Katrina, tells a suspenseful story about the struggles of Katrina, paints a picture of an ever-evolving city, and explores the ethical questions in ways that make you question what you believe.

8. The Boys In The Boat, Daniel James Brown

This NYT bestseller tells the story of America’s unlikely 1936 Olympic rowing team. Coming out of The Great Depression, a group composed of manual laborers was sent to compete against the impeccably trained teams from Europe, defying everyone’s expectations and beating even the German team on their own territory in Berlin. The book is an underdog story that happens to be true, and a wonderful reminder of how important it is to maintain hope during times of adversity.

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10 Prachtige foto’s van wereldse plekken waar je geweest moet zijn

Op Froot.nl staan 10 prachtige foto’s van mooie plekken op aarde waar je eigenlijk geweest moet zijn of misschien nog naar toe moet voordat het te laat is … (iets voor de vakantie? 😉

10 wereldse plekken waar je geweest moét zijn

Hieronder zie je tien ongelooflijk mooie plekken op aarde waar je eigenlijk geweest moet zijn voordat je dood gaat. Eentje ervan is gelukkig gewoon in ons eigen landje, dus dat is sowieso haalbaar. Geniet van onderstaande paradijselijke plekjes.

Bamboo bos, Japan

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Hitachi, park bij de zee, Japan

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De Mendenhall ijsgrotten, Juneau, Alaska

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Liefdestunnel, Oekraïne

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Naica mijn, Mexico

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Het rode strand, Panjin, China

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Salar de Uyuni, ‘s werelds grootste spiegel, Bolivia

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Straat in Bonn

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Tulpenveld, Nederland

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Wisteria bloemenpark, Ashikaga, Japan

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