Some of the things I like most to do is read or watch the inspirational stories of others, watch an uplifting film or listen to music ‘with a meaning’. Overall however, what offers me a quick fix when I am feeling down is to browse the internet and read some inspirational quotes. I don’t know exactly why, but these little snippets of encouragement somehow give me that extra bit of strength to pick myself up and carry on. During these past weeks, and continuing, I feel that I need a boost more than ever and have found myself getting lost for periods of time reading elevating thoughts over and over again. I wanted to gather these words in one place and decided to do a series on Joyfullantidotes of my favourite quotes which will not only be beneficial for my piece of mind, but hopefully will encourage others. Therefore, every week, I will publish a list of quotes, each under a certain theme, to share with you and will start today with some thoughts on our individual paths in life, more specifically following a new path in life. One thing that life can guarantee us is that we can never fully determine where we will end up in relations to jobs, marriage, location – the list goes on. Sometimes we will see the immediate benefit of such a change, while other times we will be knocked for six. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and while an unexpected change may be overwhelming at first, we need to recognise that this is just another opportunity for us to grow and maybe readjust ourselves to achieve what it really is we want in life. I am starting to ramble here so I think I will leave the quotes do the talking from here. Enjoy xxxx
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.
As long as we’re caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we’re always running from discomfort, we’re going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and discomfort, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us develop inner strength. And what’s especially encouraging is the view that inner strength is available to us at just the moment when we think that we’ve hit the bottom, when things are at their worst.
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as you mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing
Attach yourself to your passion, but not to your pain. Adversity is your best friend on the path to success
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
You cannot have a happy ending to a miserable journey.