Richard Carlson

Richard
Carlson
1961
2006

American Author, Psychotherapist and Motivational Speaker best known for his book, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and it's all Small Stuff"

Author Quotes

You broke my heart, I stole your lies ,you faked the truth, I hid my cries, Forget who I was, embrace me now, You once we're my wish, I'm yours now.

You are what you practice most. [You become what you practice most.]

When we criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.

When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners

Will this matter a year from now?

What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.

When our familiar world falls apart, especially through the pain of death

We tend to focus on the annoying expectation.

We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure... Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

Typically you issue those releases when you get partial payment. We were bending over backward, issuing them even when we were not getting partial payment. We stopped doing that when they filed bankruptcy.

We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments.

Turn Your Melodrama into a Mellow-Drama

Treasure Yourself.

Trust your intuitive heart.

To a happy person, the formula for happiness is quite simple. Regardless of what happened early this morning, last week, or last year

There is no prescription for how to practice random kindness. It comes from the heart. Your gift might be to pick up litter in your neighborhood, make an anonymous contribution to a charity, send some cash in an unmarked envelope to make someone experiencing financial stress breathe a little easier, save an animal by bringing it to an animal rescue agency, or get a volunteer position feeding hungry people at a church or shelter. You may want to do all these things, and more. The point is, giving is fun and it doesn't have to be expensive.

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.

The old adage, 'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' isn't always correct. In fact, the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.

The shortest distance between two points is an intention and this is certainly the case when it comes to becoming more loving to oneself and to others. We must first have the desire and then the intention and commitment to be a source of love

The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.

The need to be right stems from an unhealthy relationship to your own thoughts. Do you believe your thoughts are representative of reality and need to be defended, or do you realize that realities are seen through different eyes? Your answer to this question will determine, to a large extent, your ability to remain in a positive feeling state.

The first step to becoming a more peaceful person is to have the humility to admit that, in most cases, you're creating your own emergencies. Life will usually go on if things don't go according to plan. It's helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, Life isn't an emergency.

The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.

Spend a moment, every day, thinking of someone to love.

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

Author Picture
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Carlson
Birth Date
1961
Death Date
2006
Bio

American Author, Psychotherapist and Motivational Speaker best known for his book, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and it's all Small Stuff"