32 Richard Carlson Quotes To Inspire Your Life Towards Success

Richard Carlson was a famous psychotherapist, he started his career as a psychotherapist running a stress management center. He was born on May 16, 1961, in Piedmont, California, the U.S. Apart from being a psychotherapist, he was also a famous author and motivational speaker. He launched many novels during his lifetime. His novel, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and it’s all Small Stuff published in 1997 in 135 countries in 26 different languages, was USA Today’s best selling book for two consecutive years and it remained 101 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Most of the Richard Carlson quotes are taken from the same work.

He died on a flight on December 13, 2006, he was suffering from a pulmonary embolism. At that time he was on a promotional tour for his book Don’t Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious. Here are the best Richard Carlson quotes to inspire your life towards success.

1. Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success. – Richard Carlson

2. As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. – Richard Carlson

3. 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. – Richard Carlson

4. Many people spend their entire lifetimes wishing that other people would acknowledge them. They feel this especially about their parents, spouses, children, and friends. – Richard Carlson

5. When you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you’re free. To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up. – Richard Carlson

6. You are what you practice most. – Richard Carlson

7. Your heart, the compassionate part of you, knows that it’s impossible to feel better at the expense of someone else. – Richard Carlson

8. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what’s wrong with life. – Richard Carlson

9. Mistakes are really not that big of a deal. in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow. – Richard Carlson

10. Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. – Richard Carlson

11. We can disagree, even on important issues, and still love one another – when our own thought systems no longer have control over our lives and we see the innocence in our divergent points of view. – Richard Carlson

12. Meanwhile, life keeps moving forward. The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? – Richard Carlson

13. Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form. – Richard Carlson

14. Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear. – Richard Carlson

15. If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment. – Richard Carlson

16. Life is a process–just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again. – Richard Carlson

17. I’m merely talking about learning to be less bothered by the actions of people. – Richard Carlson

18. Choose to be kind over being right and you’ll be right everytime. – Richard Carlson

19. What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity. – Richard Carlson

20. One of the most dynamic and significant changes you can make in your life is to make the commitment to drop all negative references to your past, to begin living now. – Richard Carlson

21. Get Comfortable Not Knowing There once was a village that had among its people a very wise old man. The villagers trusted this man to provide them answers to their questions and concerns. – Richard Carlson

22. If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us. – Richard Carlson

23. One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. – Richard Carlson

24. Reading is a gift. It’s something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. – Richard Carlson

25. Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them. – Richard Carlson

26. As our appreciation of happiness in relationship increases, we take notice of the things that tend to take us away from this feeling. One major catalyst taking us away is the need to be right. – Richard Carlson

27. We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments. – Richard Carlson

28. Criticism, like swearing, is actually nothing more than a bad habit. – Richard Carlson

29. Find your true path. It’s so easy to become someone we don’t want to be, without even realizing it’s happening. We are created by the choices we make every day. – Richard Carlson

30. Life didn’t come with a fool-proof manual. – Richard Carlson

31. Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us. – Richard Carlson

32. Don’t sweat the small stuff…and it’s all small stuff. – Richard Carlson

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Nakul Grover, author of Superhuman In You and the one who runs this blog. He has been writing on self-improvement since 2014. Featured on various websites, his works have helped thousands of people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours in reading books and learning new skills.

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