45 Motivational Gretchen Rubin Quotes For Success In Life

Gretchen Craft Rubin is an American author, blogger, and speaker. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. This Gretchen Rubin quotes will motivate you.

Best Gretchen Rubin Quotes

  1. If I pretend to myself that I’m different from the way I truly am, I’m going to make choices that won’t make me happy. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  2. Focus not on doing less or doing more but on doing what you value. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  3. Turns out that people who try new things, go new places, learn new skills, etc. are happier. This can be tough because novelty and challenge also bring frustration and irritation – but if you can push through that, novelty and challenge can bring enormous happiness rewards. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  4. Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  5. It’s about living in the moment and appreciating the smallest things. Surrounding yourself with the things that inspire you and letting go of the obsessions that want to take over your mind. It is a daily struggle sometimes and hard work but happiness begins with your own attitude and how you look at the world. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  6. Happiness comes not from having more, not from having less, but from wanting what you have. ~ Gretchen Rubin

  7. When I thought about why I was sometimes reluctant to push myself, I realized that it was because I was afraid of failure – but in order to have more success, I needed to be willing to accept more failure. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  8. I am living my real life, this is it. Now is now, and if I waited to be happier, waited to have fun, waited to do the things that I know I ought to do, I might never get the chance. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  9. Enthusiasm is more important to mastery than innate ability. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  10. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail, but every day is a clean slate and a fresh opportunity. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  11. The things that go wrong often make the best memories. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  12. Focus Not on Having Less or Having More, But on Wanting What You Have. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  13. To eke out the most happiness from an experience, we must anticipate it, savor it as it unfolds, express happiness, and recall a happy memory.
  14. One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  15. Knowing what you admire in others is a wonderful mirror into your deepest, as yet unborn, self. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  16. Never start a sentence with the words ‘No offense’. ~ Gretchen Rubin

  17. One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weigh our memories to the good. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  18. Happiness: “You Bring Your Own Weather To The Picnic.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
  19. One of my Secrets of Adulthood is: Most decisions don’t require extensive research. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  20. Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  21. … one flaw throws the loveliness of [everything else] into focus. I remember reading that Shakers deliberately introduced a mistake into the things they made, to show that man shouldn’t aspire to the perfection of God. Flawed can be more perfect than perfection. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  22. Flawed can be more perfect than perfection. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  23. September is the other January. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  24. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  25. The most reliable predictor of not being lonely is the amount of contact with women. Time spent with men doesn’t make a difference.
    Be a storehouse of happy memories ~ Gretchen Rubin
  26. We’ve all heard of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. In contrast, I realized, happiness has four stages. To eke out the most happiness from an experience we must: anticipate it, savor it as it unfolds, express happiness, and recall a happy memory. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  27. Studies show that one of the best ways to lift your mood is to engineer an easy success, such as tackling a long-delayed chore. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  28. The biggest waste of time is to do well something that we need not do at all. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  29. Contemporary research shows that happy people are more altruistic, more productive, more helpful, more likable, more creative, more resilient, more interested in others, friendlier, and healthier. Happy people make better friends, colleagues, and citizens. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  30. There are no do-overs and some things just aren’t going to happen. It is a little sad but you just have to embrace what is ~ Gretchen Rubin
  31. Pouring out ideas is better for creativity than doling them out by the teaspoon. ~ Gretchen Rubin

  32. Behind our unremarkable front door waits the little world of our making – our home. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  33. Self-knowledge makes me happy. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  34. Self-awareness is a key to self-mastery ~ Gretchen Rubin, Gretchen Rubin quotes of the day
  35. We are happy when we are growing. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  36. Look for happiness under your own roof. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  37. According to current research, in the determination of a person’s level of happiness, genetics accounts for about 50 percent; life circumstances, such as age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, income, health, occupation, and religious affiliation, account for about 10 to 20 percent; and the remainder is a product of how a person thinks and acts. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  38. Pay close attention to any flame of enthusiasm. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  39. I can build a happy life only on the foundation of my own nature. ~ Gretchen Rubin

  40. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  41. I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time – but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was “productive.” Time spent with my family and friends was never wasted. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  42. Enthusiasm is a form of social courage. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  43. Act the way you WANT to feel. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  44. What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. ~ Gretchen Rubin
  45. The First Splendid Truth: To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth. ~ Gretchen Rubin

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