I took this quote from a tweet by Chalene Johnson.
"Be purposeful in your days. You want to be able to look back and know that you made the most of them!"
Our time is so limited. It is important to me that I don't go around making regrets. I would rather make memories. I don't want to look back on my life and say, "I wish I had..." I want to look back and say, "I'm glad I tried..."
Someone shared this on my Facebook page along with a quote that read:
Today I do a mental housecleaning, making room for new, positive thoughts.
Thank you Luke Rivera!
So many of us have a head full of negativity. How can we possibly be better and make positive changes?
I know that I had to retrain my brain. I had to actively make the choice between thinking the negative thought and thinking the positive thought. Every time. It was not easy, but once I got started I noticed a fairly quick change.
I'm not saying that I'm perfect and that I only see the world as half full. But I am able to see the silver linings to many more dark clouds than I ever could before.
I'm so happy to share this quote with you!
"A goal without a deadline is just a dream.” – Robert Herjavec
I know that I'm currently in a place where I'm not quite ready to set any major goals. I still have a lot to learn about myself and what I am passionate about.
However, I know that some of you are already at the point where you know exactly what you want out of like and you know what your next step should be. This quote is for you.
A timeline for your goals is so important. Setting a realistic goal will help you to balance your drive and your energy. Being realistic about how long it will take you to accomplish your goal will help keep you from getting burned out trying to get it all done at once. Just like the Tortoise and the Hare, slow and steady wins the race.
I prefer the term timeline as opposed to deadline. Why? Because a deadline to mean means the end. While a timeline suggests a carefully laid out plan. I think that we will be more successful if we have a timeline than a deadline.
So my son recently shared this quote with me and it got me to thinking about the concepts of time and money.
"I spend money because spending time is hopeless"
While I don't agree with this quote at all, I will say that it definitely got my wheels turning. We do spend both time and money but it is much harder to make time than it is to make money.
Have you ever heard the saying, "Your days are numbered"? Well, it's true there is a very limited amount of time in each of our lifetimes. A lot of our time is obligated whether we like it or not. We have to spend time eating, sleeping, you get the idea.
I know that I've been living in a way that has led me to believe that I have little to no time for myself. But it's not true. I have far more control over my time than I previously thought.
Over the past couple months I have learned to manage my time better. I've also looked at how much time I have wasted on things that don't bring any meaning or value to my life. Wasting time on watching tv and movies is a bad habit that I am proud to say I have broken!
I've learned that my time is so precious because it is truly very limited. Money can be lost and found, but once time is lost it is lost forever.
When I first started this site, my mom called me to tell me how proud she was. While we were talking she shared a quote she had heard watching TD Jakes. He said something like it is frustrating when you are only doing 40 miles per hour when you were built to do 100.
I know I didn't get the quote right but I got the gist of it. It is so important that we realize our potential. We will never be as happy as we were meant to be if we don't.
Hey there everyone!
I would just like to say how motivated I am by this quote. A while back I wrote about wanting to take action but not really knowing where and how to start. I came across this quote and I felt like my questions had been answered!
To me this quote is saying that I will never find Tiffany without taking action. I don't have to have all the information to take action either. By just taking action I will learn things about myself.
For instance, I took action by starting this site. I have learned that it is important for me to communicate with others who may be trying to find themselves too. So if you are trying to find yourself, email me or tweet me. I'm also on Facebook and Instagram.
I love this quote!
This quote reminds me that everything you set out to do won't be easy. In fact you will probably fail more times than you will succeed. The important thing is that you try.
No matter what the outcome, you just can't remain where you are. This is a lesson I learned very recently. In addition to finding myself, learning the things about myself that I do not know I am also trying to change. I want to be a better me. So as I am learning about the parts of me that I don't like, I am trying to change them.
Even if I fail, I can look back and say, "Thank God I'm not where I used to be!"
So I came across this quote and I thought about my current situation. Right now I'm still trying to figure out what I want out of my life. At first I thought, "well, it doesn't really matter what I do right now because I don't even know what what I am working toward"
That's when the meaning of this quote hit me. It doesn't matter whether I know what the rewards will look like. What matters is that I put my all into everything I do. When I am ready to reap the rewards I will appreciate all of the hard work I have already put in.
I absolutely love this quote!
So often I am faced with a choice. I have two options:
1. Believe that I can and get it done.
2. Believe that I can't and watch tv.
Lately I am proud to say that I have been choosing to believe that I can. I struggled for a long time with my confidence and self esteem. I still do actually. One of the most valuable lessons I have learned since I started this journey is that I can. I am a capable person. I realize that I wasn't confident in myself because I had never done anything. I never tried and so I never failed but I also never succeeded.
Now I am successful. I may not have attained the level of success that I ultimately desire, but I have learned so much about life and about myself in the few short weeks that I have been on this journey. I have a website. I am so very proud of this site because I have gotten some really great feedback from you about how sharing my journey has helped you on your own journeys.
I still haven't found Tiffany yet, but I am getting closer each day. I am confident that I will find her because now I believe I can.
"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." -Nikos Kazantzakis
Just like the first step of any journey is the most important, I believe that faith in yourself is just as important to the success of whatever it is that you set out to accomplish. If you believe that you can succeed you will be far more likely to persevere when times get tough. Even more importantly, you will take that first step if you think that you make it to the finish line.
I have personally struggled with believing in myself in the past. As a matter of fact it is something I still struggle with. I'll give you an example. A few weeks ago my husband and I decided that we were going to remodel our powder room. While we were on our way home from Home Depot, my husband tells me that he will lay the new tiles and he will tell me the measurements and I will cut the tiles using the wet saw. Immediately, I thought, "I can't do that, I've never used a wet saw before. What if I mess up?" The fact that my husband had enough faith in me to entrust me with cutting the tile we just bought and operating the wet saw we just rented made me feel more comfortable. However, it was not until I convinced myself that I could do it that I was able to do it.
The fact is, there is a first time for everything. You never know what you are capable of until you try. My belief is that you are capable of whatever you believe you are capable of.