36 Marvelous Richard Carlson Quotes

Richard Carlson was an American author and pscyhotherapist. He was best known for authoring the book, ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and it’s all Small Stuff,’ aking it one of the fasting selling books of all time. Published in more than 135 countries and 26 different languages, Carlson later went on to write more than a dozen other books. Here is a look at some of the most powerful Richard Carlson quotes ever documented.

“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.”

“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.”

“Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear.”

“Choose to be kind over being right and you’ll be right everytime.”

“Criticism, like swearing, is actually nothing more than a bad habit.”

“Don’t sweat the small stuff…and it’s all small stuff.”

“Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It’s being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.”

“Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.”

“Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I’m merely talking about learning to be less bothered by the actions of people.”

“If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment.”

“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.”

“Learning to stop sweating the small stuff involves deciding what things to engage in and what things to ignore. From a certain perspective, life can be described as a series of mistakes, one right after another with a little space in between.”

“Life didn’t come with a fool-proof manual.”

“Life is a process–just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”

“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.”

“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.”

“The old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ isn’t always correct. In fact, the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.”

“True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.”

“Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form.”

“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.”

“We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments.”

“What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.”

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

“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.”

“You are what you practice most.”

“Your heart, the compassionate part of you, knows that it’s impossible to feel better at the expense of someone else.”

Kristine Carlson goes on to expand upon the original thoughts of her late husband’s profound message in his book, ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.’ With a profound message of hope, empowerment, and love, check out this inspirational clip below.

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