These uplifting quotes are some of my favorite messages to feed the soul. They exemplify the beauty that is all around us. I am very grateful for all the authors of these quotes and often I wonder what great place they had to be in their lives to receive such great messages.
I hope you enjoy these messages as much as I have!
"Believe you can and you’re halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt
Belief in your dreams will give you the confidence to take action.
Action will bring your dreams to reality.
What dreams would you have the courage to believe if you knew it would put you halfway there?
When I was a young boy I heard the question "How do you eat an elephant?" The answer is...one bite at a time.
Now I don't recommend that you eat an elephant, but the story does have a great meaning. You don't finish any goal in one big bite, but many small ones.
Take a small step each day towards where you want to go and eventually you will get there. If you really want to speed up the process, make an effort to keep track of your progress.
When you take notes of your journey it will remind you of how far your have come and keep you pointed in the right direction.
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese Proverb
Your outer circumstances should not govern your inner thoughts.
It is easy to be happy when all is well with your world. It is enlightened to be happy when all is not.
The world can be brutal at times and it can try to steal everything that you may have, but it can never steal your inner joy unless you allow it.
Your inner joy is a gift from your creator, and it can be your greatest strength.
Find happiness with where you are and who you are right now. You really have to look no further.
When you realize that each day is a chance for a new beginning, it really changes your perspective.
No matter what obstacles or old habits are holding you back, each day brings a new chance to overcome.
Let go of all old thoughts or habits that are keeping you from where you want to go.
"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar." -Raymond Lindquist
Leaving life to chance is like setting out on an ocean voyage without GPS, a sail, or even a rudder.
Letting the current take you where it will leaves you powerless.
Set your own course, prepare your vessel, and set out to make the best of this life.
Chance always favors the well prepared.
Everyone wants to improve over the course of their life. To be better at what they do for a living, how they take care of themselves, and how they grow spiritually, to name a few.
The thought of improving as we go through life gives us hope for tomorrow.
Constant small steps of growth build hope each day, so get started and keep track of your progress.
The best of your life is in front of you. So be sure to look at life through the windshield and keep your eyes off the rear view mirror.
The holidays have now passed but I can't help but to reflect on the feelings they bring about.
It is a time to be grateful for friends, family, and all the blessings in this life.
It is a time of giving. A time for sharing with people who are in need.
When you take time to share with those around you, even a smile or a kind word, it will surely enhance your mood.
A kind gesture will never go unnoticed, or unrewarded.
Why not treat every day like it were a holiday, and release the happiness inside of you.
It is only in releasing that you can receive.
Well it is the second day of the New Year. How many of us have started with the greatest intentions to use this as an opportunity for change, and went right back to our old habits?
Don't fall into that trap. Remember that it takes just 30 days to change a habit. Once you do that, it is just as hard to break your new habit and return to your old behaviors.
Start each day using affirmations that confirm the new habits you wish to install into your mind.
Write down and plan your day so that their is action to move you towards installing the new habits.
Go to bed each night reviewing your affirmations and your progress.
Sleep well knowing that each day you are becoming more of what you want, and less of what you don't.
You are the author of the book that is your life, make it say whatever you wish.
What of your goals?
Are you prepared to do what it takes to make a change?
If you will make an agreement with yourself to change a bad habit into a good one and commit to it for 30 days, you have a good chance of making it part of your reality.
Here are my steps to follow for the next 30 days:
1. See yourself as already being successful every day when you wake up and feel what that success has done in your life.
2. Plan the steps that are necessary to reach that goal.
3. Take Action!
4. Access your progress each day.
5. Change your behaviors accordingly to keep on track.
Why not spend each day with an attitude of reflection and improvement?
If each day an opportunity for this type of thinking, why not take full advantage?
Course corrections work better when they are taken in bite size pieces!
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
a faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
and an answer for each prayer.
- Irish Blessing