56 Total Quotes

Peter McWilliams Quotes

If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves -- at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others -- at what they did or did not do.
Peter McWilliams
#Anger

For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three -- the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings.
Peter McWilliams
#Addiction

The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts... How does the media do this? By quoting some "expert"... you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer #Facts

To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer

The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer #Media

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
#American Writer

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer #Blessings

This is our true wealth -- the riches we take with us, the joy we carry inside, the support we learn to give ourselves, and the self-loving that flows as a natural by-product of that support.
Peter McWilliams
#Joy

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?
Peter McWilliams
#Mistakes

Feeling right is a strong drug. Some people sacrifice a lot to be right. Ever hear the expression "dead right"?
Peter McWilliams
#Expression

All the good, fine, noble, and creative acts of humanity were conceived as a spark in a single human consciousness.
Peter McWilliams
#Consciousness

Our thoughts create our reality -- where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.
Peter McWilliams
#Direction

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer #Anger

Anger begins as an inner twinge. We sense something long before it blossoms (explodes?) into an emotional tirade. If we listen to this twinge -- and follow its advice -- the emotional outburst (or in burst) is not needed.
Peter McWilliams
#Anger

The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer

Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer #Fear

One of the great joys of life is creativity. Information goes in, gets shuffled about, and comes out in new and interesting ways.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer

Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer #Comfort

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer #Mistakes

Your Master Teacher knows all you need to learn, the perfect timing for your learning it, and the ideal way of teaching it to you. You don't create a Master Teacher / that's already been done. You discover your Master Teacher.
Peter McWilliams
#Learning

While goals are chosen, a purpose is discovered. Our purpose is something we have been doing all along, and will continue to do, regardless of circumstances, until the day we die.
Peter McWilliams
#American Writer