20 Quotes That Should Inspire You to Confront Your Own B.S. and Be A Better Version of Yourself

Nothing can hold you back more than an unwillingness to confront your own B.S. I found this out for myself about myself. There are certain Belief Systems (B.S.) that we hold for no other reason except that we heard it somewhere from someone and decided to believe it. We also have Blind Spots (more B.S.) where our view of life is obstructed because of the beliefs we hold. Then there is our actual B.S. where we our challenged to change ourselves or even acknowledge that we need to change.

We don't need to change the situation, we must change ourselves

We have this belief that situations need to change when in actuality they can not unless we change. Situations are created from our actions. So it is we who need to change and confront the B.S. in our own life. It is easy to recognize when we see it others, it is not so easy to acknowledge our own. Self growth comes from challenging our contradictions and beliefs we hold that limit our ability to see beyond what we think we believe. I constantly challenge the origin of my thoughts and have been through the process of analyzing what I believe. What I discovered is that I had to unlearn some things and dismantle some beliefs I was holding for the simple reason I could not identify their source. I believe this is what we all must do to be a better version of ourselves.

If you want to read a great book on confronting your own B.S. I would highly recommend a book by Derek Doepker, Breakthrough Your BS, Uncover your Brain's Blind Spots And Unleash Your Inner Greatness

It's a very enlightening read!

Quotes that will inspire change

  1. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor Frankl

  2. "Life is so simple: We walk; we sit; we lie horizontal. That’s about it. Everything else is a story about what’s going on while we’re doing it.” — Byron Katie

  3. “Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.” — Randy Pausch

  4. “Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

  5. “Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” — Irving Berlin

  6. “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” — Marcus Aurelius

  7. Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” — Shannon L. Alder

  8. Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” — Wayne W. Dyer

  9. “You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” — Byron Katie

  10. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” — James Baldwin

  11. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

  12. 1“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.” — John Ruskin

  13. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — C.G. Jung

  14. “Every problem perceived to be ‘out there’ is really nothing more than a misperception within your own thinking.” — Byron Katie

  15. How does it help … to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?” — Seneca

  16. “Humans see what they want to see.” — Rick Riordan

  17. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” — Maya Angelou

  18. “You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” — Ernest Hemingway

  19. “There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” — Miguel Ruiz

  20. “Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.” — Cheryl Strayed


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