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Motivational Thursday

I’ve had a tough week since returning from the Blend Retreat.  Work has been a bit of struggle and I’m having a hard time wanting to do anything but be a lazy bum and hang out on my couch.  Even my workouts have been sacrificed.  This is a rather frustrating feeling that I’m working through.  Because of this, I figured I’d take today to share some motivational and inspirational quotes.  This is for me and for you.

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure.  I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.  But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?

a little positivity

I made a new dream board yesterday.  Just a little something to remind myself of positive thoughts, love and that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.  Just a little something to get me through the harder days when they show their little unwelcome faces.

 And because problems are just opportunities in unattractive packages, I wanted to share some positive quotes today.  Because we can all always use a little more positivity and inspiration.

Today’s Little Things

It’s amazing how even the smallest changes can make things even just a bit better.  And that little bit can make you feel a lot better.

It’s also amazing how quickly some place can become home when you’re living with the right person.  And that little bit can make you feel a lot better.

That means that up to this point (a week) the move has been the right move.  And that means the world.

It’s proof that it’s the little things in life that matter most.  And on a day like today, the little things are being able to leave work 45 mins early, making $60 off selling my dresser, and having a beer while watching movies and doing henna tattoos with my roommate.

It’s all about the little things.

What little things made you day?

Don’t Look Back

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” - Thomas Jefferson

There’s something to be said for that.  Actually, there’s a lot to be said for that.

Like, why do we allow ourselves to dwell on what has been instead of pushing ourselves forward?  That forward momentum is needed to get us anywhere in life, whether it comes to work or our personal relationships.

Constantly looking back slows us down and drains us of energy.  I remember being told in gym class (back in the day!) to keep looking forward while racing because looking back will slow you down.  Why don’t we take this into account in our personal lives as well?

I don’t have the answer for that but I can tell you I’m going to start being more aware and pushing forward.  I’m planning to win this race and not let my past hold me back any longer.

So why not let go of a little something weighing on you from your past and put that added energy into where you want to go; those dreams for your future.

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