35 Quotes About Taking Control of Your Destiny


Changing your mindset is just one way to change your outlook and destiny. These quotes about taking control of your destiny highlight the measures you must take to achieve a different outcome in your life.

“A child who’s been injured by a parent waits her whole life for some acknowledgment of the wrong that’s been done, some validation from him that her pain is real, that he’s sorry and will make amends.”

“A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn’t work hard for validation.”

“And if you ever need self-validation, Just meet me in the alley by the railway station.”

“Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself.”

“Being published is not a necessary validation or a path everyone wants to take with their work. Writing—and finishing—a novel is a great thing in itself, whether or not the book is published, or becomes widely-read or not.”

“Don’t solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes.”

“Don’t wait on approval, validation and likes from others – always give yourself the highest of approval ratings and work from there. Hold your head up and be fabulous no matter what.”

“Failure is all a matter of perspective. Think of all the people you admire. I guarantee you they all failed at one time or another.”

“He was waiting for something from me. Acknowledgement. Validation. Commiseration, perhaps. I couldn’t even look at him because I was afraid of feeling any more than I already did.”

“I believe that the major operating ethic in American society right now, the most universal want and need is to be on TV.”

“I don’t need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second.”

“I think a lot of actors need validation. If you see truly amazing actors perform, they expose themselves to such an incredible degree. You can really see their pain.”

“I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious. And many times that validation message is negative or sad.”

“I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his own skin. I like someone who doesn’t need approval or validation.”

“I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.”

“If self-validation were our most significant societal measure – we would give trophies to ourselves.”

“I’m secure in who I am. I don’t need the validation of those that would say, you have to be a certain thing in order to be accepted. I’m comfortable going against the grain if I need to.”

“It is naively assumed that the fact that the majority of people share certain ideas and feelings proves the validity of these ideas and feelings. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

“I’ve tried to use the recognition as validation that I’m doing the kind of work that people are interested in and to feel that my work is a contribution.”

“Knowledge is organized data. For it to be shelved as human knowledge it’s got to be predictable, repeatable, all the basics of scientific validation have to be there.”

“Make sure your decision to have a child is based on the need to share your life completely with another little human being and not because of some personal need for validation as a woman.”

“Some seek fame cause they need validation, some say hating is confused admiration.”

“Sometimes, as a young artist, I was looking for validation to know I was good enough, and that’s what the initial audition gave me. It made me feel like I was doing something right, even if it is a scary or unstable path.”

“Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love – you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.”

“That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty.”

“The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others’ validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals, or wind chimes.”

“The big downside to the global village that the Internet has created is that nothing has time to grow out of the public gaze and, even more dangerous, whatever your personal interests might be, there will always be someone somewhere to provide validation and encouragement.”

“The limitation of the ethical phenomenon to its place and time does not imply its rejection but, on the contrary, its validation. One does not use canons to shoot sparrows.”

“The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.”

“The world needs women who stop asking for permission from the principal. Permission to live their lives as they deeply know they often should. I think we still look to authority figures for validation, recognition, permission.”

“This might sound masochistic or narcissistic‚ I don’t know‚ but when I’m not playing the game‚ the validations I feel about life are always through the hardships. I relate more to sadness‚ in a lot of ways‚ when I’m not playing.”

“Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth.”

“We all exist in similar systems that mirror and reproduce the same American culture for the most part.”

“We have to recognise that the validation of identity comes through relationships we have and what we produce.”

“What I need to do is have a great positive attitude and a great work ethic. Those two things validate me.”

“What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel important. Don’t get caught in this trap.”

“You may occasionally be hurt by the sort of cavalier cruelty of commentary if you go into online forums, so there’s definitely a maturity about not seeking validation from everyone, every single time.”

It takes a certain level of dedication and commitment to reach beyond your limits to make a change your mind.

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