Top 10 William James Quotes for Coaches

11 Jun 2014

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.”

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

“To change one’s life:

  1. Start immediately.
  2. Do it flamboyantly.
  3. No exceptions.”

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.” 

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”

“To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds”