Martha Beck, fully Martha Nibley Beck

Beck, fully Martha Nibley Beck

American Sociologist, Life Coach, Author and Speaker

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The shortness of life, which we all discuss, but which is very clear to me at the moment, makes keeping and spreading a joyful peace more crucial than ever before. Let us keep our minds on what matters, which is our work, which is astonishment and gratitude. From this quiet magic comes a power for all other New Year?s wishes to come true.

Tiny steps will get you to your goal months and months sooner. A little is better than a lot.

We are supported by a universe that has no interest in hurting us, only in teaching us to dance

When we run from our feelings, they follow us. Everywhere.

You shine for who you are ... because no one can steal your light.

If you find yourself getting nervous stop and relax for three full breaths. Then take one small step, then another. That is how people get to the top of Everest.

Imagine what you'd do if it absolutely didn't matter what people thought of you. Got it? Good. Never go back.

It's only by starting in a place of peace that we find our purpose and power.

Many people think passion is a fuzzy feeling that makes taking action effortless. In fact, it's the gritty courage and tenacity to forge onward.

No one can give you anything-love, shame, self-esteem- until you give it to yourself. Today, give yourself good things.

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems.

Stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.

The moment we begin tolerating meanness, in ourselves and others, we are using our authorial power in the service of wrongdoing. We have both the capacity and the obligation to do better.

The way out of fear isn?t safety. It?s freedom.

To attract something that you want, become as joyful as you think that thing would make you.

We can?t save ourselves from fear by seeking safety, because safety always means there?s something to be safe from-in other words, something to fear. The way out of fear isn?t safety. It?s freedom.

When you are in a creative or appreciative zone, you literally have no access to your inner lizard, to that fear-based, non-creative, shrieking little beasty who's so afraid you're going to be a bag lady.

You want me to lie about my past? Diana wipes tears from her face with the back of her hand.

If you see failure as a monster stalking you, or one that has already ruined your life, take another look. That monster can become a benevolent teacher, opening your mind to successes you cannot now imagine.

In fact, when care appears, unconditional love often vanishes.

I've developed the habit of mentally listing things that make me optimistic about the future. I do it every day.

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No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone.

Problems are bad. You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You learned that problems?comment se dit??suck. But people without real problems go mad and invent things like base jumping and wedding planning. Real problems are wonderful, each carrying the seeds of its own solution. Job burnout? It's steering you toward your perfect career. An awful relationship? It's teaching you what love means. Confusing tax forms? They're suggesting you hire an accountant, so you can focus on more interesting tasks, such as flossing. Finding the solution to each problem is what gives life its gusto.

Stop trying to change your behavior; instead, rethink your beliefs.

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American Sociologist, Life Coach, Author and Speaker