“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
I decided to post this quote today from Abraham Lincoln because it sets the tone for focusing on the positive instead of drama and negativity. Often times, we get caught up in the drama of a feud or dispute with a family member, co-worker or friend and we let it take us over, and distract us from the important things we should be focusing on.
If you are currently allowing yourself to get sucked in by negativity with others, stop and reflect for a moment. Like the old cliche says, “You’ll catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.” Use your energy towards improving yourself, rather than engaging in disputes with others.
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
Think about this one. It’s been so incredibly powerful for me! We often don’t realize how much our fears really hold us back from doing things. I just started a new job, publishing a magazine, a few months ago. It requires me to do a lot of selling that I’m not normally accustomed to doing as a writer. I’ve been very successful in the selling that I’ve done, but yet I was still afraid to call on some businesses. I read this quote, and it has seriously made a major impact on the way I view myself.
What would I do if I wasn’t afraid? Well, what I’ve done now that I’m not letting fear get in my way, is gone on to set 20 appointments this week to sell my advertising. I’m not afraid of the “no” anymore. I’m not afraid of the voices in my head that tell me that I can’t do this.
I’ve got this down now! Every morning I ask myself this very question. “what would you do if you weren’t afraid?”. This simple little quote has set me free!!! I hope that it does the very same for you.
Make it a great day. I believe in YOU!
“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”
So what are your excuses today? Stop wasting valuable time creating excuses as to why you don’t deserve to reach your goals. Go and get it! Take those excuses, write them down on a sheet of paper and then throw it away. Go get it!! The excuses stop right here and right now. I believe in YOU!
“You have to rely on your support system. Growing up, I always thought it was a sign if weakness to ask for help, but now I realize that it’s really a sign of strength to say, “I need help, I can’t do it all.”
-Kerry Walsh, 33, Beach Volleyball Player, Two-Time Olympic Medalist
“I set my phone with motivational quotes to go off on random days and times, like, ‘You’re stronger than you think you are.’. I’ll forget about it, then one will pop up and it’ll give me a little boost.”
–Shawn Johnson, 20, Gymnast, Four-Time Olympic Medalist
“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”
-Mia Hamm, 40, Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist
“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.”
“If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”
–Wilma Rudolph, 3 time Olympic gold medalist, track and field
I was talking to my mom this morning about the US economy and the current job market crisis that our country is currently facing. My younger sister who graduated college last month, called us and was complaining about how she can’t get anybody to hire her and that she needs a job.
This lead the three of us into a conversation about the power of positive thinking and about thinking outside of the box. My mom asked me if I had ever heard about the man who traded a red paperclip for a house on Ebay. I knew nothing about this but was intrigued by the story after reading about it.
If you don’t this story, here’s a link to it. This just proves how you can make things happen for yourself when you have the ability think outside of the box.