Sean Stephenson quotes page 2
The ability to manage your focus is one of your greatest powers. What you put your
attention on determines what you accomplish, how you feel, and what you can handle in
You might even say that it has the biggest influence over what happens to you in life.
That which takes effort, improves your life.
We must respect ourselves. Practice talking to yourself the way you would talk to a best
friend, a mentor, or someone you really look up to. Trust me, life will place plenty of
obstacles in your path. You can't afford to be one of them yourself.
I was just informed that people only listen to me because of my wheelchair. Humans can be
so silly sometimes, can't they?
What people say about you is none of your business.
Self-reflection, when placed right in front of your face, can cause feelings of discomfort.
That's why many alcoholics don't like to drink alone, food addicts want you to join them in
dessert, and procrastinators want you to blow off your work and goof around with them.
We all want to be right. It's what drains us most.
No matter who you are, you're going to face people who refuse to see you get what you
want in your life. Who don't want you to find love. Who will spite you if you make money.
Who will call you arrogant if you take great care of your body and sculpt your muscles.
However, don't let them fool you, they don't actually hate you. Doubt and fear is crushing
down on their chests, suffocating their souls. Their barks of hatred are actually
blood-curdling cries of envy, the result of self-disappointment.
Happiness is an interpretation, the optimistic interpretation of that which happens to you.
If you can navigate around the distractions the Universe will bow to your will.
Want more energy? Stop making excuses, complaining, and worrying. The body does not run
efficiently when fed that crap.
Do at least one thing a day that isn't easy but rewarding.
Tell them what they want to hear, they'll love you but grow weak. Tell them what they need
to hear, they'll resent you but grow strong.
Clutter clogs creativity.
My personal remedy for stress requires no training and can be done anywhere, at any time,
by anyone. What is it? Laughter. The benefits of laughter are impressive. It boosts your
immune system, exercises practically every muscle group, and releases natural pain-relieving
chemicals into your bloodstream. Even a small amount of research into laughter yields an
overwhelming amount of evidence that laughter heals. In fact, even curving your mouth
upward in the semblance of a smile - no matter how you feel inside - stimulates your brain to
release healing chemicals into your system.
Want to be taken more seriously? Achieve greater results.
Some people would rather stay stuck on their BUTS, addicted to the certainty of failure, than
risk the possibility of disappointment.
If you can have fun even when you're facing pain, life will be tremendously awesome!
It's never your fault, but it's always your responsibility.
In your Get Off Your BUT Now! journal, write down the names of five people you blame for all
the things that have gone wrong in your life. Forgiving these people is the key to your living
salvation. You don't have to condone their actions to let them out of your head. You DO
have to absolve them of responsibility for your life.
Most people who are really negative don't see themselves as negative. They see themselves
as being realistic and honest.
Make dreams happen for other people and you'll be flooded with miracles.
Comparing ourselves to others is a game that ends badly no matter which way you play it. If
you act as if you're worse off than others, you will believe it, and you will live your life feeling
inferior. If you act as if you're superior to others, you'll believe that too - and you'll live a life
of arrogance; no one will want to be around you. This little mantra says it all: "Compare leads
Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our
Fairness is an illusion. Fairness never existed and never will. No one in life gets less or more
than anyone else. We just get different stuff.
To go far you have to stop counting the miles and just celebrate the drive.
Once I get a client to accept the validity of this formula, 90 percent of our work is done.
Unfortunately, if a client will not agree to work with this formula, I am forced to end the
session and refund his money. Why? Because without acknowledgement of and commitment
to this formula, all other therapeutic techniques will fail.
This is the formula: C>E
See? I told you it was imple. C stands for Cause, and E stands for Effect. Cause is greater
than Effect. Each of us is living on one side or the other of this formula.
Making a mistake might cost you a job. Not making any mistakes will cost you your destiny.
Take care of your mind, body, and spirit and the rest will be handed to you on a silver
I'm not afraid to make mistakes, that's why my life rocks!
There's not a pharmaceutical in the world that can compete with the positive results of a
good night of restful sleep.
The happiest people I know don't watch TV, they read books.