14 Compelling Statements That Will Make A Big Difference In Your Life

We’ve been talking about the importance of putting yourself first, saying no, and setting boundaries in motherhood, because when you are your best self, you have the true capacity to be the best mom you can be. Today, I want to share a quote that went viral online that truly resonated with me as a way to protect your personal space an be secure in who you are.

14 Compelling Statements That Will Make A Big Difference In Your Life

Interestingly enough, the quote has been attributed to Meryl Streep and can be found as “words Meryl Streep lives by“, however, I understand that it was actually a fellow self-help author and Portuguese life coach José Micard Teixeira, who actually wrote it. Whoever did write this quote came up with 14 compelling statements that can, and will, make a difference in your life, because they define boundaries and standards, by teaching others what you don’t and won’t allow in your life.

14 Compelling Statements That Will Make A Big Difference In Your Life

  1. I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me.
  2. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature.
  3. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.
  4. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate.
  5. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise.
  6. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance.
  7. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping.
  8. I hate conflict and comparisons.
  9. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.
  10. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal.
  11. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.
  12. Exaggerations bore me
  13. And I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals.
  14. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.

I invite you to examine some of these statements and use them as a template to create your own and decide what fits you at the core level. Remember, everything you read is not meant for you and my posts are non prescriptive. It is imperative that you design your life on your own terms, so that you can experience the JOY, BALANCE, and SUCCESS you were born to enjoy.

Say it out loud! What do you have NO patience for?

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36 thoughts on “14 Compelling Statements That Will Make A Big Difference In Your Life

  1. Those are all great statements. One that I live by is that we should treat others the way we want to be treated 🙂

  2. Such a great statement list. I agree with those you have here too, and think it’s awesome to make a conscious effort to live/stand by them.

  3. I like most of these statements, and but I have to disagree with not smiling at people who won’t smile at me. I prefer not to let other people’s pessimism or unhappiness affect my own optimism and happiness. If I feel like smiling, I will and I won’t let anybody change that 🙂

  4. I guess I have a lot of tolerance for a lot of things, because even though I avoid toxic people, I can’t say I expect perfection from anyone either, especially since I’m an imperfect person as well.

  5. I love these quotes. They truely are things to live by. In my thirties and the mother of two children I have learned over the years to put all the nonsense away and to pay no mind to people who are not honest, sincere and do things with meaning and purpose and love. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. What thought-provoking statements to consider and dwell upon. One that really struck me is the one about animals. I cannot understand or be around people who are cruel to animals…and babies…and children. It just boggles my mind how people can treat the innocent and defenseless with such disregard.

  7. I think #9 is my favorite. That has been especially true since I became a Mother. My world is no longer black and white… and I surround myself with people who are open and loving.

  8. I think that it is importanit to not adjust to popular gossiping. My main thing would be to treat others how you want to be treated and to show love to everyone even when they don’t to you. I don’t think that means that you should be around the negative person just be kind when you are.

  9. I love these statements and together they make an amazing single statement. Well done indeed. Thanks so much for sharing.

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