43 Quotes from Everything Is Figureoutable book by Marie Forleo

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo.

Everything Is Figureoutable has been described as a book that will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks.

Chapter 1-3 Quotes

Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you just roll up your sleeves, get in there, and do it. Everything is figureoutable. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 1

Despite what society, your family, or your mind may have led you to believe, you are not broken. Nothing is intrinsically wrong with you. You're not a mistake, or a fraud, or a fake. You're not weak or incapable. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 1

You'll never grow beyond your current circumstances if you're closed off to everything except what you currently know. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 2

Your innate power is immense. Your potential is limitless. You are unique, valuable, capable, and worthy of the dreams in your heart. Most of all, you have what it takes to transform and transcend whatever challenges you face. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 2

Insight without action is worthless. Taking action is the only path to change. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 2

Therapy is about healing the past. Coaching is about creating your future. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

These minds of ours are magical creation machines. They're the birthplace of every extraordinary experience we've ever encountered and every major breakthrough in human history. Our minds are what give us the power to manufacture reality, both for ourselves and others. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

Beliefs are the hidden scripts that run our lives. Our beliefs are the root of our reality and our results. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

Your beliefs are THE master commanders of your behavior and your results. Beliefs control our bodies and how we respond to crises, criticisms, and opportunities. They tell us what to notice, what to focus on, what it means, and what to do about it. The fact that your beliefs shape your reality is undeniable. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

Belief is where it all begins. It's the genesis of every remarkable discovery and leap forward humans have ever made from science to sports to business to technology and the arts. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

Finding role models outside your immediate circle is one of the best and most powerful ways to transcend your own limiting beliefs. Alive or dead, famous or unknown, find inspiring examples through reading biographies, watching movies, listening to interviews, or simply paying closer attention to good people in your life. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

Chapter 4-6 Quotes

Everybody makes excuses from time to time, so don't feel bad. But if you're committed to figuring things out, all excuses have got to go. It's time to call yourself out and uncover all the ways you bullshit yourself. Once you get honest about how flimsy your excuses really are, you'll reclaim not only enormous stores of energy, but also your power to change. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

You are 100 percent responsible for your life. Always and in all ways. It's not your parents. It's not the economy. It's not your husband or your wife or your family. It's not your boss. It's not the schools you went to. It's not the government or society or institutions or your age. You are responsible for what you believe, how you feel, and how you behave. To be clear, I'm not saying you're responsible for the actions of others or injustices that have happened to you - but you are responsible for how you respond to the actions of others. In fact, lasting happiness can only come when you take 100 percent responsibility for yourself. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Excuses are dream killers. If we allow them, our excuses will keep us locked in a prison of our own making. As the adage goes, if you argue for your limitations, you get to keep them. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

There are two kinds of people in the world: those with reasons and those with results. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

If you do hold on to the reasons why you "can't," know this: You'll never experience the depth of your love, your gifts, your strength, your creativity, and your highest potential. Neither will the world. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Most of us don't realize how much time we fritter away on dumb shit that has no connection to our deepest values nor moves the needle ahead on our treasured dreams. What's worse, modern environments are designed to distract us, fracture our time, and steal our attention. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Nothing changes if nothing changes. Be bold. Break your patterns. Step away from societal norms that suffocate your life. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

What stops you is never external. Ever. It's never about the lack of money or time or anything else. It's about your internal game, your commitment to do whatever it takes to be creative, get resourceful, and figure it out. To find or make a way ahead, no matter what. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Fear will be your companion as long as you're alive. It doesn't matter how much experience, success, or fame you acquire. You will always feel fear. Don’t get seduced into thinking some magical day will arrive when you no longer feel afraid and only then will you be ready to act. That's not how it works. Action is the antidote to fear. Action metabolizes it. The trick is allowing yourself to feel fear while you take action. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

Just because your soul wants to pursue something doesn't mean it's going to be easy. I guarantee it won't be. Check the control panel, put on your crash helmet, and strap yourself in. You're going on an adventure. Expect joy, tears, surprises, confusion, stumbles, and plenty of breakthroughs (and breakdowns) along the way. The figureoutable philosophy doesn't promise a life free from pain, just one free from regret. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

Worst-case scenarios are often low-probability events. They're even less likely to happen if you strategize how to prevent them from happening, and how you'd deal with them if they did. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

Emotions are just energy, and all energy can be transformed. Be like the Boss. Practice interpreting sweaty palms and a swirling, whirling stomach not as signs that you're afraid but as signs that you're ready to rock. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

Your body has innate wisdom that extends far beyond reason and logic. You can't think your way into accessing your body's intelligence, you have to feel your way in. Your heart, gut, intuition - whatever you want to call it - is far more intelligent than your mind. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

Clarity comes from engagement, not thought. Write that down. Memorize it. Tattoo it on your tush. Whenever you're trapped in the hell of indecision, do something about it as quickly as possible. Find a way to take a tangible, real action and you'll be rewarded with priceless feedback to inform your next steps. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Once you clarify and commit to a dream, mysterious forces begin to stir that would otherwise remain inert. Powerful, miraculous forces that are both cosmic and scientific in nature. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Your life is an ongoing act of creation and you're 100 percent in charge. When you make a clear, committed decision about something you want, it's analogous to picking up the phone and placing a to-go order with the cosmos. That's why, as much as possible, you must strive to be decisive, clear, and specific. Wishy-washy goals get wishy-washy results. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Everything worthwhile is hard. Excruciatingly hard. Embrace that fact. Respect it. You're about to work your ass off for this. Find a way to derive pleasure, however perverse that seems, out of doing hard, meaningful things. It builds strength and character. Plus, crushing an "impossible" dream is addictive as hell. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Choose one significant goal and slay that sucker. Then by all means: lather, rinse, and repeat. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Money is wonderful. But it doesn't solve all problems. Humans need meaningful projects to work on. We need strong, loving relationships. We need a reason to get up in the morning. We need to connect and contribute. Otherwise, we get destructive. Don't believe me? Read up on the nightmare lives and suicides of lottery winners. Then check out how many retirees die soon after they stop working, or get so bored and depressed that they reenter the workforce. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Chapter 7-10 Quotes

Our culture is steeped in outdated understandings of careers, callings, and livelihood. A significant portion are relics of the industrial age and the push for specialization. Long before you're a functioning adult, you're expected to choose one (well-paying) thing to be, incur outlandish debt to get educated in that one thing, stick to that choice for the next forty-plus years, pray you'll earn enough to one day retire, and not go broke before you die. Not only is this idea grossly passé but it's dangerous in myriad ways - one being that many of us simply aren't built for that kind of narrow, long-term focus. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 7

Personal progress. Professional progress. Collective, societal progress - all of it is born from a single person's decision to act. To stand up. To speak out. To make a move. Usually long before there’s any guarantee of success. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 7

Perfectionism isn't a set behavior, it's a destructive way of thinking about yourself. When you make a mistake, you don't just feel disappointment in how you did but in who you are. [...] Perfectionism is deadly. It's harmful to your health, happiness, and productivity. In a sad and ironic twist, it's often the primary blocking device that prevents you from becoming, achieving, and feeling your best. Nothing about it is helpful. [...] In fact, without the toxic overlay of perfectionism, you're more likely to produce higher-quality work. You'll enjoy the process and give yourself room to experiment. And your one-of-a-kind potential that's been trapped inside? It'll explode onto the main stage of your life. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 8

Every pro starts off as an amateur. There's not one top artist, athlete, writer, scientist, architect, entrepreneur, programmer, musician, or potter who enters the field at the top of her game. To begin anything new or learn anything new means you will be a neophyte. You must go from outsider to insider. Respect that. Embrace it. Be willing to suck. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 8

Please understand, progress is never a straight line. Progress zigs and zags. It expands, then retreats. You will move forward and then back. Up and down. Then sideways and back again. To fight the erratic rhythm of progress is futile. Expect setbacks, stumbles, and big flops along the way. They're inevitable, and they're also positive indicators you're making progress. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 8

Make it a habit to question the rules. Who can predict what strengths, capabilities, or perspectives you'll develop when you refuse to be refused? - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

When you're blazing new trails and making change - expect a steady stream of criticism, judgment, and even ridicule. It can come from your own mind, your loved ones, friends, mentors, colleagues, total strangers, and rando ass-biscuits on the internet. It's important to realize that (A) this is normal, (B) you're more than capable of handling it, and (C) sometimes a put-down can be the best fuel to fire you up. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

When people shit on your dreams, become an alchemist who turns negativity into productive gold. Bullshit makes good fertilizer. Fuck-you fuel, if you will. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

Everyone has a right to their opinion. But opinions are subjective. Just because someone doesn't like what you do doesn't mean no one else will. A person's opinion is not The Truth. It's their truth. It's unwise to waste time and emotional energy over the criticism of folks you don't know, respect, or serve. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

The harshest critics are often insecure, unaccomplished cowards. They're bystanders on the sidelines of life who risk nothing and create nothing. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

No matter how many times you think an idea or creation has been shared in the world, sometimes it takes that one person expressing it in their unique voice, at the right time, in the right place, for it to actually make a difference. YOU are that person for somebody. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 10

There are countless people out there who need the gifts that you and you alone are here to give. If you don't get off your ass and do the things your heart keeps telling you to do, the world will have lost something truly irreplaceable - You. It will have lost your unique voice. Your unique energy. Your unique ideas and stories and perspective. By holding back and playing small, you're robbing countless people of the goodness and joy and healing and growth that only your unique contributions can offer. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 10

Yes, there are millions of books and songs and plays and businesses and hot sauce makers and knitting clubs. But if you haven't done your version yet, then no - it has not all been done before. Because it hasn't yet been expressed by the once-in-a-lifetime miracle that is you. - Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 10

Cited Quotes

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. - Kahlil Gibran, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 1

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. - Maya Angelou, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 1

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. - Shirley Chisholm, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 2

Everything that is not forbidden by laws of nature is achievable, given the right knowledge. - David Deutsch, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 2

The ancestor of every action is a thought. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. - Henry Ford, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don't tell you where a student could end up. - Carol Dweck, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. - Anaïs Nin, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 3

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. - Richard Bach, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that. - Haruki Murakami, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the economy, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, money, circumstances, than failures and success, than what other people think, say, or do. It is more important than appearance, ability, or skill. It will make or break a business, a home, a friendship, an organization. The remarkable thing is I have a choice every day of what my attitude will be. I cannot change my past. I cannot change the actions of others. I cannot change the inevitable. The only thing I can change is attitude. Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. - As quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. - Michael Altshuler, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

It's never about your resources, it's about your resourcefulness. - Tony Robbins, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. - Marie Curie, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 4

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. - Marie Curie, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. - André Gide, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?" - Shannon L. Alder, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered. - Stephen King, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. - Friedrich Nietzsche, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. - Eleanor Roosevelt, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 5

Everything's in the mind. That's where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it. - Mae West, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move towards our dreams, we move towards our divinity. - Julia Cameron, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it. - Thomas Mann, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how. - Viktor E. Frankl, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. - Mark Twain, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons. - Jim Rohn, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 6

Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from. - Jodie Foster, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 7

A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. - Sonia Sotomayor, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 7

Perfection is unachievable: It's a myth and a trap and a hamster wheel that will run you to death. - Elizabeth Gilbert, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 8

Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order. - Anne Wilson Schaef, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 8

If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word. - Margaret Atwood, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 8

You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way. - Carol Dweck, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 8

You just can't beat the person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

In every position that I've been in, there have been naysayers who don't believe I'm qualified or who don't believe I can do the work. And I feel a special responsibility to prove them wrong. - Sonia Sotomayor, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

As an artist, you need the naysayers and the nonbelievers to add fuel to your creative fire. - Ice-T, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

Haters are confused admirers who can't understand why everybody else likes you. - Paulo Coelho, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one. - Chuck Palahniuk, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. - Helen Keller, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. If there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. - Ella Fitzgerald, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 9

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. - Jane Goodall, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 10

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. - Michael Landon, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 10

In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. - Eleanor Roosevelt, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 10

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. - Helen Keller, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Chapter 10

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead, as quoted in Everything Is Figureoutable, Epilogue

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