“It’s good to work hard, but you’ve got to learn how to play hard, too, so that you can stay in balance. I heard somebody say, “It’s not that life is so short, it’s that we wait so long to begin living.” If we want to truly enjoy the journey of life, we have to take time to stop and smell the roses. Do you appreciate the people you love? Do you hug your children before you leave each day and give your spouse a kiss? When was the last time you called your parents to tell them how much you love them? That’s how we can enjoy the journey.” – Joel Osteen
“When you’re going after something big, uncertain, and risky, it’s going to be hard and Plan B is usually something easy – probably even something you’ve already done before …
The harder Plan A gets, the more appealing Plan B becomes. Some things are too important for a Plan B. It’s up to you to decide if this is one of them.” – Tyler Tervooren
Everywhere I go, I hear people talking about what they want.
Wants are fleeting desires. They’re inactionable and indecisive.
Wills, on the other hand, are intentional decisions. They’re filtered and committed.
“I want a new job that fulfills me” is much less deliberate than “I will inspire and enable millions to boldly unleash their full potential through my work by May 2013.”
By making a small shift in the way we talk to ourselves, the intention changes, our energy shifts, and the focus becomes making it happen.
In a world of infinite wants, our challenge is to filter and choose the few wills that are worth pursuing. So every time you catch yourself saying “I want…” I encourage you to filter it through how much you actually want it and whether or not you will commit.
Want less, will more.
– Amber Rae
“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.” – Leo Buscaglia
Don’t change your hair. Don’t change your personality. Don’t change the way you dress. Don’t lose weight for anything other than health reasons. And, listen to me well now, don’t worry about whether this will affect the number of guys that are attracted to you. For all the guys that reject you because your hair isn’t straight, because you laugh too loud, because you prefer flats to heels, because you have hips, there’s one guy who’s going to adore that about you. And that’s the guy you’re looking for. So help him find you by staying just the way you are. – Ernessa T. Carter
From the book – The Awesome Girls Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men – A Novel
Just because what you want isn’t here today, doesn’t mean you should fill the empty space while you wait for it to arrive.
‘In the meantime’ kind of living can be a toxic compromise.
The thing is, letting some of the spaces in your life be blank and open can be uncomfortable. Without stuffing your time and space, you’re going to feel how the wind moves through the holes in your life, and it might make you wince a bit. Clearing out the metaphorical living room in your psyche to make room for finer furniture can feel, well, empty.
Or… it can feel totally exhilarating. The rush of openness, the obviousness of possibility … the space to unfold into deeper truths … that attract brighter realities. Space.
Slow down so what you want can catch you.
Say no, thank you today so you can say yes tomorrow.
Make space for what you want to show up.
– Danielle Laporte
Most people have their own personal challenges in life. They carry these challenges silently, not allowing other people to know about their heartbreaks or hardships. Instead, they simply continue to get back up each time they get knocked down, and continue to live their lives the best that they can. Remember this and be patient with people. Help people when you can. So many times, it takes very little to make a big difference in someone’s life. – Ida Kolader