Quotes of Peter McWilliams

“ To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Guilt is anger directed at ourselves--at what we did or did not do. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ We are all, right now, living the life we choose. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ To overcome a fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishment. Taken to extremes, of course, that's true. Most people, however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ If we learned everything there is to know in kindergarten, it was promptly drummed out of us in first grade. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Willingness opens the doors to knowledge, direction, and achievement. Be willing to know, be willing to do, be willing to create a positive result. Be willing, especially, to follow your dream. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ For writing, getting off our buts means getting on our butts-putting it into a chair and not moving from the chair for a set period of time. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ When we realize one Dream, sometimes a deeper Dream reveals itself. At other times a parallel Dream appears. The one that scares the hell out of you is probably it. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ We are not responsible for every thought that goes wandering through our mind. We are, however, responsible for the ones we hold there. We're especially responsible for the one's we put there. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ The reason we feel hurt and anger when things and people outside us let us down is because we believe those things and people shouldn't. Well, sorry, that's not life here on earth. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ This is how it happens. We get the Dream, but we don't get to dictate every step toward the dream. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Most people, once they graduate from the School of Hard Knocks, automatically enroll in the University of Adversity. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ The irony is that the person not taking risks feels the same amount of fear as the person who regularly takes risks. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ You can change anything you want. You just can't change everything you want. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Keep your goals away from the trolls. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ To affirm is to make firm. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ In order to truly master the comfort zone, you have to learn to love it. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ When it comes time to teach, teach from your experience. Go out and do, learn from the doing, then teach from the knowing. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Wealth is enjoying what we already have, not getting more of what we think will make us happy. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Let your intentions create your methods and not the other way around. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ People who want to appear clever rely on memory. People who want to get things done make lists. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ When we put things off until some future-probably mythical-Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday's incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don't carry it. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ And neither shall we learn to war with ourselves anymore. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ You can have anything you want in life, you just can't have everything you want. ”

- Peter McWilliams
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