My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Get fired up and there’s nothing beyond your reach.
By nature we are curious and we have a built-in drive to explore, learn and creatively express ourselves. Yes, we need time to rest and reflect and appreciate ... but if we are true to ourselves the wheel turns and it's time for our next venture.
It’s like the parent saying, “Do your homework,” and the child starts doing it reluctantly. But if you understand the reason why, and it’s a good reason, you are naturally enthusiastic.
Of course it’s easy to give up and blame circumstances and others - or oneself. But those who succeed big-time routinely tell us that success was anything but overnight, that they worked long and hard to get where they are, that they had every reason to give up but didn’t. And it paid off. The key is to keep that vision burning bright in our minds and to keep on learning along the way.
What cuts down your confidence? Largely your own self-talk. When it’s exaggerated, pessimistic, intolerant, judgmental, generalizing, fearful - or anything that makes you feel down - then know that is your conditioned ego speaking, not your true creative and expansive self. Throw all that stuff away and give yourself some self-love - a big supportive hug for you!
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
You’ve heard people say you can have everything you want in life. That’s a bit of a stretch. But you can have almost everything you want in life ... IF you know how to set goals and then implement the correct steps. Try these for starters. Continues...