10 Insightful Ricky Gervais Quotes On Success, Happiness & Growth

By James Mills, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

Happiness, success and growth means knowing where you stand with yourself and others.

Ricky Gervais is a legendary British comedian, actor, director, producer and writer. He has been successful both in the UK and the United States through the creation of the TV show The Office. Here are 10 quotes with his unique perspective on happiness, success and growth.

On Happiness & Success

“Enjoy life. Have fun. Be kind. Have worth. Have friends. Be honest. Laugh. Die with dignity. Make the most of it. It’s all we’ve got.”

“You have options. You can either continue to be miserable or you can just stop being angry at everyone and accept the way things are. Allow yourself to live.”

“If you spend your days doing what you love, it is impossible to fail.”

“You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what that is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening—everyone should create. You should do something and then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’”

“Remember, happiness is the only success that matters and the one that your critics are most jealous of.”

On Growth

“Being on the edge isn’t as safe, but the view is better.”

“People who criticise you have usually never achieved anywhere near what you have. Most of them would be too scared to even try. Keep going.”

“Remember, when someone says ‘you’ve changed,’ it usually just means you’ve stopped living your life their way.”

“The truth doesn’t hurt. Whatever it is, it doesn’t hurt. It’s better to know the truth.”

“Honour is a gift a man gives himself. You can be as good as anyone that ever lived. If you can read, you can learn everything that anyone ever learned. But you’ve got to want it.”

Want to learn more about someone who's focused on growing as a person to lead a happier life? Here's an insightful article on how Jennifer Aniston faced her anger to become happier. 

How To Apply This!

Take a few minutes to reflect and ask yourself the following questions..

  • What does happiness and success mean to you?
  • In what ways would you like to grow and develop next year? Are there particular situations you would like to be able to handle better?

Click here for a great article on how you can make 2017 different to 2016!

 

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