Have you ever noticed that sometimes the most profound changes in your life produce the simplest reflections? Sometimes I search for the intellectual, the deep – the divine, so to speak – in the messages, I feel that the universe is sending me.

If you’re not a little bit spiritual yourself, what I am referring to is what happens in my life that is outside of my control. Meeting new people, unexpected travel, losing people I care for, new clients popping into my life. Things like that.

Back to my point.

I have experience both small and large changes in my life, and I have finally (just this year) come to realize that reflecting on those changes can’t be made through the expectations of society. I may or may not have an epiphany, find a new direction, or change at all just because something in my life changes. It’s alright to bob on the water or to stay put. There is no “right” way to experience life. In that vein, I have been reading a lot lately about life, business, and spirituality, and I’ve come across some quotes (I love quotes – fair warning) and I would like to share them. While they aren’t necessarily about business, they certainly apply. I would tell you what each of them means to me personally, but I would rather you experience them for yourself and interpret them however you see fit.

Now kick back and enjoy some of my favorite quotes about life & business.

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

Charles Swindoll

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

Dalai Lama

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

Soren Kierkegaard