“The hardest thing to get over when you’re trying to live a dream is the possibility that you might fail or that it might not be for you. But the truth is, that’s not the worst thing in the world. If you fail or find out that you don’t like something, then you just got closer to finding out what you’re truly meant for.” – Ashley C. Ford
“That “something” you seek is God’s best life for you. It is what you dream about in the corners of your imagination. It is everything good and right for you and your future. It is what I call your best destiny, and it means being the best you that you can possibly be. Your destiny is within your reach if you are willing to risk a few steps into the unknown.” -Wintley Phipps
“Uncertainty exists to teach us. To help us learn how to surrender and relinquish our self-promoted ideas of how things “should be.” It shakes loose our reference points so that we don’t develop a illusory belief that we can control our lives if we just try a little bit harder, grip a whole lot tighter. Uncertainty shows up to remind us that there are forces greater than us and that, if we think we already have everything figured out, we leave absolutely no room for magic. Uncertainty shows up to reset us. To bring us back to ground zero so that we can open to a new landscape of possibility, let go of the familiar things that are keeping us small, stifling our imagination.”- Kimberly Jonas
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
“Just as we don’t move without first sorting through what we’ve gathered through the years, throwing away what is broken and can’t be fixed, and what no longer fits, so too, should we do the same with what we’ve mentally gathered, before we move on. So let us do our sorting, throwing away regrets and old hurts, and taking for our journey only the treasures worth keeping: The lessons, the love, the best of what we’ve lived.” ― Sandra Kring
“… remind yourself that most of what clutters your mind is unnecessary, unimportant, and unworthy of so much attention. The mind is, after all, made up of what you give your attention to. Ask yourself: “What really matters to me?” “What good things does my heart truly desire?” and write down your answers. Then ask, “Am I focusing my time on these things that matter most?” Be honest, take your time, and get real. Getting honest and real with yourself is the key to discovering the truth about how you spend your time and your mental energy. Only then can you do something about it.”- Dr. Christina Hibbert
To become fully human means learning to turn my gratitude for being alive into some concrete common good. It means growing gentler toward human weakness. It means practicing forgiveness of my and everyone else’s hourly failures … It means learning to forget myself on a regular basis in order to attend to the other selves in my vicinity. – Brené Brown
“It’s so easy to wish that we’d made an effort in the past, so that we’d happily be enjoying the benefit now, but when now is the time when that effort must be made, as it always is, that prospect is much less inviting.”
― Gretchen Rubin
“…try to not be disappointed in anything. Know that life is showing up perfectly in every moment. Today’s disappointment could be tomorrow’s springboard to all that you’ve ever wanted. In fact, it probably is.” – Neale Donald Walsch