“Nelson Mandela taught millions to find that truth within themselves. It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the jailor as well; to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you; to teach that reconciliation is not a matter of ignoring a cruel past, but a means of confronting it with inclusion, generosity and truth. He changed laws, but also hearts.” President Barack Obama
Be AMAZING …
“Whatever it is, if it doesn’t make you happy, walk away, give it away to someone else who wants it. Let it be their next dream; let it flee from you. Then you have room to grow, to allow magnificent things to fill the vacuum of those seemingly empty places. When you hold onto yesterday, when you hold onto dead and dying adventures, you have no room in your box for greatness.” Unknown
It’s time to make YOU a priority. Decide today to take a pass to the front of the line, and make yourself #1 for a change. Whenever you say “yes” to someone else, you automatically say “no” to yourself. Practice the skills of actively creating what you want, protecting what you value, and acting decisively to change what is not working in your life. Today…say “I do” to your own needs, growth, knowledge, and to your dream. Make it non-negotiable to work on your dream every single day. This doesn’t mean that you are selfish, or insensitive to the people around you, or the other responsibilities in your life. Learning to say “No” to others and “Yes” to you…allows you to excel by setting appropriate boundaries on your time, energy, and resources. Give yourself a real gift - the freedom to be who you really are, and do what you were meant to do in the world. You were born for GREATNESS…keep GOING!!
Doubt is a traitor to success! When you doubt you lose out on good because you’re too scared to reach for your goals.
Some people will never realize your worth. Love them anyway.
Eventually in life, you are going to run into some people that will try to steal your joy! Love them anyway.
Believe it or not - there are people in your circle that will say one thing and then do the exact opposite. Love them anyway.
There are people that seem to get life from belittling, gossiping, hating, undermining and complaining. Love them anyway.
Love them … but cut ‘em loose. People can only insert negativity into your atmosphere if you allow it.
What else would you add to the to-do list?
Statistics show that people who have meaning and purpose in their lives are happier, feel more in control and get more out of what they do and out of life in general. They also experience less stress, anxiety and depression. In fact, Jim Valvano says that, “a person really doesn’t become whole, until he becomes a part of something that’s bigger than himself.”
So the question for today is: Are you a part of something that’s bigger than yourself?