Quotations by Peter McWilliams

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Born: Friday, August 5, 1949
Died: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 (50 years old)
Profession: Writer
Nationality: American


As the world gets dumber and dumber, I feel more and more at home.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Home, World)

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
(Keywords: Dream, Being, Living, May)

Choosing what you want to do, and when to do it, is an act of creation.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Act, Creation, Want)

Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Comfort)

Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Life)

Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Love, Will)

Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Fear)

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
(Keywords: Anger, Guilt, Resentment)

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Happiness, Success, Causes, Desire, Fact, Nothing, Now, Order, Trouble, Wrong)

If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Change, Action, Belief, First)

If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Want)

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
(Keywords: Work, Life, Love, Blessings, Reality)

It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Life, People)

Learn to ask for what you want. The worst people can do is not give you what you ask for which is precisely where you were before you asked.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: People, Want)

Life is not a struggle. It's a wiggle.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Life, Struggle)

Mistakes show us what we need to learn.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Mistakes)

Nothing adventured, nothing attained.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Life, Creativity, Information)

Our thoughts create our reality - where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Thoughts, Direction, Focus, Reality)

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
(Keywords: Facts, Media, Rumors, Will)

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
(Keywords: Fault, Media, News)

The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Road)

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Mistake, May, Mistakes)

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Fear, Action)

To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Dreams, Control, Comfort, Living, Zone)

We are all, right now, living the life we choose.
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Life, Living, Now, Right)

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
(Keywords: Life, Ability, End, Suicide)

What's more important-your goal, or others' opinions of your goal?
- Peter McWilliams
(Keywords: Goal, Opinions)

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
(Keywords: Goals, Purpose, Circumstances, Day, Will)







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