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These past weeks have been busy for me - mentally and physically. There are no words to describe how drained my spirit is from all the planning, meetings, volunteering, partying, and everything in between. I’ve been feeling like my days are more tedious than relaxing. But at the end of it all, I have to remind myself that I need to be stronger and when in doubt, I need to go to the rock.
I also went to http://www.marcandangel.com for some words of wisdom! This site is so great for anyone who needs a pick me up. Check it out, I’m going to share some of what I felt really hit home…
12 Habits Standing Between You and What You Want
Close the door to the habits that have been holding you back, change the record, clean the house, and get rid of the dust and dirt. Stop denying yourself a fair chance. Stop being who you were, and become who you really are.
Starting today, stop…
3. Doubting your own dreams. – It doesn’t matter if your hope is to write a book, find lasting love, start a business, achieve forgiveness, heal your body, learn to play a musical instrument, find inner peace, or something else. The first step – and often the longest, most arduous one – is to believe that your dream in possible.
6. Expecting constant bliss. – True happiness is not found just within positivity, it is found within reality, which means accepting the fact that both positivity and negativity coexist. Trying to be 100% positive all the time is wanting to be an ocean in which waves only rise up and never come crashing down. However, when we recognize that the rising and crashing waves are part of the same one ocean, we are able to let go and be at peace with the way things are, which leads us to happier, more productive places in the long-term.
10. Giving up too soon. – From time to time people ask me how I hold my head up so high after all I’ve been through, and I always tell them the same thing: “It’s because no matter what, I am a survivor, not a victim.” Never let go of hope. Remember what you deserve and keep pushing forward. Someday all the pieces will come together. Unimaginably good things will transpire in your life, even if everything doesn’t turn out exactly the way you had anticipated. And you will look back at the times that have passed, smile, and ask yourself, “How did I get through all of that?”
10 Reminders Worth Reviewing Daily
1. Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you. Stop discrediting yourself for everything you aren’t, and start giving yourself credit for everything that you are. We have to learn to be our own best friends, because sometimes we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. Insecurity is what’s ugly, not you. Accept yourself! Be you, just the way you are, in the beautiful way only you know how.
5. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step. Taking this first step is always the hardest. But then each subsequent step gets easier and easier. And with each step you get closer and closer to what you seek. Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to become visible, and what had once felt unattainable, becomes a reality.
7. No matter how difficult things were yesterday, you are armed with the ability and choice to do better today. A complete turnaround may not happen instantly, but don’t let that deter you from knowing that it will someday. The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Learn from it and don’t give up.
9. You can only be yourself, and other people can only be themselves. Sometimes we try to be sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image of what we want them to be – what we think we need, love or desire. But these actions and perceptions are against reality, against their benefit and ours, and always end in disappointment – because it does not fit them. Remember you have the ability to show people how awesome they are, just the way they are. So act on this ability without hesitation; and don’t forget to show yourself the same courtesy.