Today is day 3 of my 31 day blogging challenge. You can read about day 1 and day 2 if you are interested. The goal of this challenge is to let my readers get to know me, the woman behind the screen, a little bit better. It made me step outside of my comfort zone, and I love that part. Seriously, it is one of those things that just makes me grow even more. I may be abnormal, but that is fun for me. Today’s task is to talk about my favorite quote. I have several!
“The sun is always shining. Sometimes it is just covered up by clouds.” Bobby Irish. It just clicked for me and made perfect sense when I was talking to Bobby one day. Easily a favorite when I am having a bad day. Because it reminds me that feeling bad is a temporary feeling. It will pass, right along with the clouds. Then the sun will come out again.
“What you focus on grows.” I have no clue where this quote came from, honestly. It could be something I heard or read somewhere, or even made up myself. Really not sure with this one. But it became my motto as I started 2019. I was determined to focus on all the right things that I wanted to, and make them all successful. My blog, my health, and personal relationships are the biggest things I’ve made it a point to focus on. Every single aspect of all three have grown tremendously.
They all take hard work and dedication, but it is absolutely an attainable goal. What do you want to focus on and grow? I encourage you to think about that and then make a shift to focus on that.
“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Andy Warhol. Every single experience we have in life has beauty in it. Because it is a chance to learn, grow, and become a better person. Even the worst things in life have a positive side to it. The question is, are we open to seeing it?
“Behind every exquisite thing that ever existed, there was something tragic.” Oscar Wilde. This goes hand in hand with the Andy Warhol quote above this for me. Beauty is born from tragedy. That is where we are able to rise above it and keep pushing forward.
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln. This quote relates to my blog for me. I am very determined to create my future through my blog. This quote reminds me that I am the one in control of my life. My choices are my own, and I have to make good ones to ensure the future is what I want it to be.
“Stop being afraid of what can go wrong and think about what can go right.” Unknown. I’ve let fear hold me back more times than I care to remember or admit. There isn’t a person on this planet who can say they’ve never let fear hold them back.
I’ve made it a point to stop playing the “what if” game because it never ends well. I am the queen of worst case scenarios. If you are like that, change the what if from a negative to a positive. What if I am successful? Then what happens? Sometimes we need to train our minds to go in a different direction. My favorite question in this situation is, what is the worst that can happen? Followed by, what is the best that can happen? Usually the results in the best category are life-changing. The stuff in the worst category aren’t half as bad as we think. Putting it in perspective is huge.
“If you are searching for the one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” Unknown. Boom, mic drop. There is so much power in that one simple quote. It is life changing, in my mind. We are each in charge of our own life, destiny, and choices. If you are unhappy with life, change direction. I read somewhere once that we are all one decision away from a completely different life. Maybe today is the day you need to make that decision.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King. Hard work is what brought me to where I am today with my blog, and this quote really reminds me that my hard work is paying off. The key for me is to never stop. I am always pushing hard to become successful.
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill. Everyone (including me) has waiting for just the right time on many occasions. The problem is exactly as the quote says, the time will never be just right. Take the risk now! Jump in with both feet and just do it. Nike had it right when they coined the phrase “just do it.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss. The truth is that some people will find each of us “too much” of something or “not enough” of another. Just be you, and forget the ones who take issue with you being yourself. Those people aren’t needed in our lives.
As you can see, my favorite quotes are about hard work, personal growth, and success. Because that has been my main focus this year, and the results are more than I imagined. I am determined to work hard and be successful. That includes approaching everything, including obstacles, with the right mindset. I can learn from growth. But as a result, I can also learn from challenges, failures, and setbacks too.
What is your favorite quote? I would love to know about it. Feel free to leave me a comment and share! You never know who will read it and be life-changing for them.