ALEXANDER DEN HEIJER
Inspirational speaker | Trainer
by Alexander den Heijer from his book 'Nothing you don't already know.'
"The eternal tension between what is and what ought to be
either results in frustration or in transformation. The choice is yours."
"When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower."
"It's not finding ourselves that's hard, it's facing ourselves that is."
"Solve someone's problems and you produce a follower.
Encourage someone to solve their own problems and you produce a leader.
"Great people don't influence you to be
they inspire you to be yourself."
"You don't inspire people by revealing your super powers; you inspire people by helping them reveal their own super powers."
"Champions don't show up to get everything they want; they show up to give everything they have."
"The more you focus on the results, the slower the process.
The more you focus on the process, the faster the results."
"Satisfaction comes from being good at something. Fulfillment comes from being good for something."
"The future is only scary for those who are unable to deal with the present."
"You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you."
"The reason most people give up is not that the fight is too tough;
it's that they haven't found something worth fighting for."
"The key to a rich life is to enrich people's lives."
"Don't spend your entire life building a ship,
without ever tasting the salt of the ocean."
"Stars don't shine because they want to be seen; they shine because they are stars."
"Never chase happiness, love, passion and success. Those things will catch you when you start chasing opportunities to make a difference in people's lives."
"Go against the rules if you must, but never go against your conscience, even if the rules demand it."
"Fight against what you hate and you will perish.
Fight for what you love and you will flourish."