35 Inspirational Leo Babauta Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Leo Babauta Quotes On Success

Leo Babauta is a simplicity blogger, best-selling author, a husband, father of six children, and a vegan. His blog Zen Habits has over a million readers. He is considered the guru of Zen Habits. Zen Habits is a blog about implementing zen habits into your daily life. It offers suggestions for how to live and also includes frequent references to how Leo has implemented these habits. He covers topics such as simplifying, living frugally, parenting, happiness, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, eating healthily and successfully implementing good habits. In 2010, he moved from Guam to San Francisco where he leads a simple life, working on his mission, doing things that matter, and saying ‘no’ to everything else. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” Leo Babauta

2. “Stop waiting for the right person to come into your life. Be the right person to come to someone’s life.” Leo Babauta

3. “Knowing thousands of recipes doesn’t feed you, unless you start cooking.” Leo Babauta

4. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Leo Babauta

5. “Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.” Leo Babauta

6. “Principle 1: By setting limitations, we must choose the essential. So in everything you do, learn to set limitations. Principle 2: By choosing the essential, we create great impact with minimal resources. Always choose the essential to maximize your time and energy.” Leo Babauta

7. “Sometimes hard stuff needs to be done in order to make the stuff you love possible.” Leo Babauta

8. “On the topic of exercise, It’s just as important as brushing your teeth every day, more important than watching TV or reading articles online or answering email. Make time for something so crucial to a good life.” Leo Babauta

9. “See how everything is temporary, and wanting it to be permanent will only cause you to suffer. And then see how letting go of that wishing, and accepting the changing nature of things, and being unattached to each moment of those changing things, will help you to be calmer and happier. Embrace the non-attachment. Embrace the changing nature of things as beautiful. Accept the impermanence.” Leo Babauta

10. “Why do we need to compare ourselves to others or the images we have of others (who are, after all, also flawed)? What does this do for us? It’s harmful, not helpful.” Leo Babauta

11. “If someone behaves rudely and you get angry with him, the problem isn’t the other person’s actions – it’s your reaction. Or more accurately, it’s not even your reaction, but your action based on that reaction.” Leo Babauta

12. “The root of all of our problems is our inability to let go.” Leo Babauta

13. “When you’re whole, you don’t need someone else’s validation to be happy – because you accept yourself. You don’t need someone else to love you in order to feel loved – because you love yourself.” Leo Babauta

14. “At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.” Leo Babauta

15. “The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.” Leo Babauta

16. “Realize that failure isn’t a reason to judge yourself.” Leo Babauta

17. “The Power of Less is perfect for achieving goals: Limit yourself to fewer goals, and you’ll achieve more. At the same time, you’ll look at ways to narrow your focus on your projects, so that you can complete them more effectively and move forward on your goals. You’ll apply limitations to your projects to increase your effectiveness.” Leo Babauta

18. “Doing a huge number of things doesn’t mean you’re getting anything meaningful done.” Leo Babauta

19. “We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important. We can’t read all the good books, watch all the good films, go to all the best cities in the world, try all the best restaurants, meet all the great people. Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.” Leo Babauta

20. “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” Leo Babauta

21. “The point of simple living, for me has got to be: A soft place to land, a wide margin of error, room to breathe, and lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day.” Leo Babauta

22. “Such a simplified lifestyle can be truly wonderful – you’ll finally have time for the things you really love, for relaxation, for outdoor activities, for exercise, for reading or finding peace and quiet, for the loved ones in your life, for the things you’re most passionate about. This is what it means to thrive – to live a life full of the things you want in them, and not more. To live a better quality of life without having to spend and buy and consume.” Leo Babauta

23. “Create your own source of built-in happiness. Walk around as a whole, happy person, needing nothing. Then come from this place of wholeness, of self-reliance and independence, and love others. Not because you want them to love you back, not because you want to be needed, but because loving them is an amazing thing to do.” Leo Babauta

24. “Happiness isn’t in the future, it’s not somewhere else. It’s available right inside us, right now, all the time.” Leo Babauta

25. “The things that matter most should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.” Leo Babauta

26. “We may feel productive when we’re constantly switching between things, constantly doing something, but in all honesty, we’re not. We’re just distracted.” Leo Babauta

27. “When people disappoint you, it’s not their fault. They’re just being who they are. Your expectations are at fault.” Leo Babauta

28. “Find a quiet place, and just read. If you’re reading an eBook, clear away everything else but your eBook reader. Then you settle into the reading, and enjoy it. Bask in the luxury of reading without distractions.” Leo Babauta

29. “To change our reactions, we must first be aware when these reactions happen. You can’t change them if you’re in automatic mode. Once you notice it, the key thing is not to act — it’s OK to have the feeling, but the action is what is usually destructive. Acting in anger means you’re going to do something not kind, not helpful.” Leo Babauta

30. “Focus on fewer but higher impact tasks.” Leo Babauta

31. “Failure is simply an indicator that something in our method needs to be changed.” Leo Babauta

32. “Enough means having enough to live, and enough to be happy, and enough to thrive.” Leo Babauta

33. “Without the human mind, things just happen, and they are not good or bad. It’s only when we apply the filter of our judgment that they become good or bad, beautiful or ugly.” Leo Babauta

34. “Just list the One Thing you really want to accomplish today.” Leo Babauta

35. “Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy.” Leo Babauta

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