You are only as happy as your saddest child.
Dr Phil McGraw
More quotes by Dr Phil McGraw
Oh, everybody wears a mask. We all put our best foot forward. We all try and make a statement, I’m not saying that’s bad.
Get up each morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and see yourself not as someone who is overweight or out of shape, but as the someone you will become.
The number one need in all people is the need for acceptance, the need to experience a sense of belonging to something and someone. The need for acceptance is more powerful in your family than anywhere else…. If that need is not met by your family, trust me, your kids will go elsewhere to seek it in order to find approval and acceptance.
More quotes about Life
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
In the 80s, when I was a little girl, this whole Midtown area was a different world. These are the streets that I walked, and learned my lessons on, and heard the music, and witnessed disenfranchised people, and people who just had dreams and hopes. Every pimp, every prostitute, every drug dealer, every Broadway dreamer wishing they could be a writer, or a musician, or an actor.
I don’t think I’ve made mistakes. Every time somebody said I made a mistake, they do the polls and my numbers go up, so I guess I haven’t made any mistakes.
Success means different things in different parts of my life, but overall if I have to define ultimately what success means – the bottom line – then for me it’s if the family is healthy and happy.
People who consistently win have a clear and thoughtful strategy. They know what they need to do and when they need to do it. They write it down so they stay on course, and avoid any alternative that does not get them closer to the finish line.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don’t choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.