Over the years I’ve ended countless draining habits by realizing that I needed to get into alignment; with my values, my words, my belief, even my soul’s purpose.
How do you know you’re out of alignment?
- You feel stressed and overburdened.
- Resentment rules the day.
- Bickering, arguments, and misunderstandings flare-up between you and the people close to you.
When I notice life feels like a struggle, I know I need to get aligned.
And the first step to getting back into alignment, to feeling that flow, that purpose, that “we’re on the same team” vibe, is to want it, and have a practice for getting back on track.
These quotes begin to sum up why radical alignment is so important on this path of self-love, self-worth, and creating a personally successful life:
(we wrote a whole book about it, Radical Alignment, now on Audible!)
- “I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
- “Families are successful when they act like an aligned team. So are business teams.” — Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower, Radical Alignment
- “A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you’re not living in alignment; you’re not be being true to yourself.” — Steve Maraboli (Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience)
- “Focus on making choices to lead your life that aligns with your core values in the most purposeful way possible.” — Roy T. Bennett
- “Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.” — Les Brown
- “If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along.”— Wayne W. Dyer
- “Would you rather live your life according to the approval of others or aligned with your truth and your dreams?” — Robin S. Sharma (The Greatness Guide: Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class)
- “As you become more aligned with the truth of who you are, the question of liking yourself goes away. It is a natural state of being.” — Rachel Archelaus
- “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” — Brian Tracy (Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals)
- “Forget about willpower. It’s time for why-power. Your choices are only meaningful when you connect them to your desires and dreams. The wisest and most motivating choices are the ones aligned with that which you identify as your purpose, your core self, and your highest values. You’ve got to want something, and know why you want it, or you’ll end up giving up too easily.” — Darren Hardy (The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success)
- “It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” — B.K.S. Iyengar (Light on Life)
- “When we apologize for something we’ve done, make amends, or change a behavior that doesn’t align with our values, guilt—not shame—is most often the driving force. We feel guilty when we hold up something we’ve done or failed to do against our values and find they don’t match up. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but one that’s helpful. The psychological discomfort, something similar to cognitive dissonance, is what motivates meaningful change. Guilt is just as powerful as shame, but its influence is positive, while shame is destructive. In fact, in my research, I found that shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we can change and do better.” — Brené Brown (Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead)
- “When you begin with a sense of deep alignment and have a nuanced understanding of, and empathy for, the other people involved, you will not only avoid arguments but also you’ll be able to see opportunities previously invisible. When you reduce unnecessary interpersonal friction, you unlock the true potential of teams.” — Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower, Radical Alignment