Arianna Huffington is an American author, columnist and the co-founder of The Huffington Post. In 2009, Arianna was listed as #12 in Forbes’s list of the Most Influential Women In Media. Arianna is the author of 15 books including Thrive, which explores and dissects what it means to be successful in today’s world.
11 Empowering Arianna Huffington Quotes On Success And Fulfilment
1- “Give me a place to stand and I will move the world.” – Arianna Huffington
We all have the power to do something great. Start where you are, with what you have. All of the greatest success stories start with the first step.
2- “If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world.” – Arianna Huffington
Learning to know yourself and master your thoughts has a ripple effect on the world. Never underestimate the power you have to make a difference simply by taking responsibility for yourself.
3- “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington
Success does not mean living without failures. In fact, it is through the failures we experience that we begin to know ourselves at a deeper level. From that place of self-awareness, we create lifelong success.
4- “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington
Never let fear be the reason you do not try. We all feel fear, but we must become masters at choosing to act in spite of it rather than being paralysed by it. Living this way is never easy but it does get easier each time you do it.
5- “The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics – and our external ones too – the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are – as women and as mothers.” – Arianna Huffington
Mastering our own inner dialogue is one of the most powerful techniques we can learn. Our inner dialogue guides us towards the success we desire. We can’t control how other people respond to us in life. We can ALWAYS manage our own responses and our own perception of ourselves.
6- “But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Arianna Huffington
Be brave with your life. Even if you feel scared. Regret is far worse than most of what “could” happen should you dare to live boldly and step towards your dream life.
7- “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” – Arianna Huffington
There is no doubt, the purpose of being here on Earth is to love and be loved. If you make this part of your life purpose you are already a success.
8- “Countless things in our daily lives can awaken the almost constant state of wonder we knew as children. But sometimes to see them we must look through a different set of eyes.” – Arianna Huffington
Perspective is everything. If you find yourself stuck in a slump, or feeling less than inspired, find a new perspective. Step out into nature, spend time with family, do whatever it is that makes you feel alive. We all need to be reminded what it feels like to live from a sense of joy and wonder.
9- “We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace.” – Arianna Huffington
No matter what you are going through or where you have been, you have within you the power to move through it and come out on top.
10- “Don’t just climb the ladder of success – a ladder that leads, after all, to higher and higher levels of stress and burnout – but chart a new path to success, remaking it in a way that includes not just the conventional metrics of money and power, but a third metric that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving, so that the goal is not just to succeed but to thrive.” – Arianna Huffington
Don’t be fooled into creating a “successful” life based upon the metrics of a society that can be damaging and highly toxic. Have the courage to create your own definition of success.
11- “We may not be able to witness our own eulogy, but we’re actually writing it all the time, every day.” – Arianna Huffington
Every moment of every day we are creating our personal legacy. Make it one to be proud of.
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