Many times we are not aware of the impact that other people’s words and actions have on us. But one of the greatest things that can happen to us is when we realize the effect that certain quotes and words have had on us.

In that moment, we can either decide to continue living our lives the way we were before or change them completely. Fortunately, there are many inspiring and life-changing quotes by famous authors that we can choose from to encourage us to become better people.

Here is a list of 11 quotes by Alexander Pattinson that will inspire you to change the way you look at life and approach every day situations:

1. “Don’t compare yourself to others. You’re only alive because you’re comparing yourself to someone.”

This is not an easy thing to do, especially when we are always surrounded by people who have the same dreams and ambitions as us. But you must remember that everyone’s story is different, and you should not make the mistake of thinking that someone else’s success story is going to be the same as yours.

You might feel that you are not good enough, or that you do not deserve what others have. But you must believe that it is you who deserves the good things in life because he wants them, not someone else. He wants what he wants because he has worked hard for it, he has succeeded because he has worked hard, and he has not failed because he has not tried. You are a unique person, and you should feel proud of that.

2. “If you want to achieve something, don’t expect others to help you.”

We all want other people to help us. But sometimes, we need to learn to be independent and help others only when we can. In order to succeed, you must believe that you are capable of achieving what you want, that nobody can or will help you, and that you have everything you need within yourself.

There are times when we need others’ help, and there are times when we want others to leave us alone. You should not feel guilty about wanting others to just leave you alone. You should want other people to leave you alone because you are busy working on your dreams or because you do not want to burden others with your problems.

3. “People will tell you who you are, what you should be doing, and how you are doing. They will give you advice about everything. But in the end, you are the one who will decide what you will and will not do.”

Every person’s voice should be heard, and no one person should be given more weight than another. But sometimes, we need to ignore what others are saying and focus on what we want for ourselves.

There will always be people who try to bring us down. They will tell us that we are not capable or that we should not try. They will say that we are doomed to fail because we have not tried hard enough or because we were born under a bad star. But we must keep in mind that these are the people who do not want us to succeed. They do not want us to feel happy and comfortable in our own skin. They want us to change because they do not want us to be successful.

4. “If you want to be happy, be independent. Never depend on others for your happiness. You are the person you need to take care of; no one else.”

It is a very difficult thing to trust others, especially when they do not show us that they are trustworthy. But you must learn to be careful and not to trust easily. You must learn to be strong and not to depend on others. You must learn to take care of yourself, your own life, and your own happiness. Only then can you be considered a grown-up and a man or a woman of integrity.

5. “You must learn to stand on your own two feet and not to be carried away by the stream of events that surround you.”

Many times, we let our minds wander, and we allow ourselves to be distracted by the many things that come our way. But you must learn to stay focused on the task at hand, aware of everything that is going on around you, and in control of your emotions and impulses. When you do this, you will achieve the success that you deserve, and you will be able to live a life that is worth living. You will not be carried away by the waves of fortune that come your way, and you will be able to keep your head above water even when the waters seem to be rising all around you. You will not let others bring you down, and you will be able to keep your dignity even when tempted by success.

6. “You can’t fight city hall. The only way to prevail is by going above them.”

Sometimes, we want to fight for what is right, and we want to take on the world. But you must not get caught up in fighting and doing battle. You must learn to go above, beyond, and even around the people and organizations who stand in the way of you achieving your goals.

There will always be people who try to block our way, and we must be careful not to let them bring us down. But we must also be careful not to let them hinder us from achieving what we want. You must learn to think outside the box, to look for the tricks and the ways around the system. If everyone else is complaining, why not you? Why should you be the only one who benefits? There is usually a way for us to achieve what we want, if we are willing to do a little bit of research and make some serious connections. Keep your head up high, and continue moving forward. Even when it seems like the whole world is against you, you must believe in yourself and in your ability to succeed.

7. “Your time is now. Don’t wait for others to decide what you should do with your life.”

There is always someone who has more experience, who knows more about the subject matter, and who has been there longer. But that does not mean that you should let them guide you or tell you what to do. You must use your own brain, your own instincts, and your own abilities to decide what you should be doing with your life, and you must not listen to anyone who tries to tell you otherwise. People who care about you will want you to be happy, and they will not want you to suffer. But in the end, it is you who must make the decision about your own life. You are the person you should be looking out for, not anyone else.

8. “Never be afraid to try something new.”

We fear the unknown, the risks that come with the unfamiliar. But that is what makes life interesting, makes us want to try new things, and makes us feel alive. Some people fear failure, but that is what makes success so valuable. Even if you fail, you can learn from your mistakes and try again. But sometimes, that is all you can do. At least you tried. You cannot always expect others to help you, and you cannot always rely on others to solve your problems. Sometimes, you have to be the person who decides what is going to happen and who is going to make the effort. There will never be a person who is perfect for you, and it is you who must strive to be perfect. That is the way forward, the only way to live a life worth living as you see it.