Foundational Quotes

A collection of Foundational quotes that embody the spirit of a Serenity Hunter, someone who doesn’t just want a  quick fix but who wants to become something more as they seek relief from anxiety and depression.

Becoming More: “If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Author and speaker Jim Rohn

Creating Yourself: “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” – Author Deepack Chopra

Elevate Your Life: “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor … If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Thoreau in his book Walden

Adversity: “The knowledge that you can handle anything that comes your way is the key to allowing yourself to take healthy, life-affirming risks.” Susan Jeffers in Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Taking Charge: “Quite often, the pain and misery are unnecessary and finally end when people take charge of their beliefs, feelings, and actions in order to modify the process of their lives. Unfortunately, most of the time they don’t. They wait, then try to alter the bad result or, often, go to a shrink wanting to just complain about their awful life or in some way be ‘fixed’ by someone else.” Frederick L. Covan, Ph.D. from the forward he wrote to Anthony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within.

Today: “How can I take immediate control of my life? What can I do today that can make a difference – that could help me and others to shape our destinies? How can I expand, learn, grow, and share that knowledge with others in a meaningful and enjoyable way?” Tony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within

Hitting Back &Perseverance: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” – Rocky to his son in Rocky Balboa

Rocky lecturing his son