Thursday, July 5, 2007

When I Need Inspiration

Quote inspire me, and there never seems to come a time when I don't need a little inspiration. Even when things are going well, as they are now, I always know how much room there is for improvement within myself. I don't think I'll ever be fully happy with the way I am, I always want to be a better person.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
-Bill Cosby

I often try to please everyone. I hate to say, "No." While wanting to make others happy is a nice thing, it can take too much away from what else I need to do. As so many other things in life - there is a balance that needs to be found. I'm still looking.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
-Thomas A. Edison

One of my all time favorite quotes. It keeps me moving.

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
-Sir Winston Churchill

I still write when I get rejection letters, I still sew when things don't sell because I love to. But in other areas, I need to remember that failure isn't an end.

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
-Norman Vincent Peale

Self-confidence. . . here I need mucho work.

"The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary."
-Vidal Sassoon

I'm very lazy by nature. I should post this on my mirror - or better yet, near my bed.

"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."
-John Wayne

As with self-confidence, I let fear hold me back from doing much that I need to do. I want to be brave. I'm still hoping that bravery can be learned, and that I'm not a hopeless cause.

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
-Bertha Calloway

On days like today, when life takes over and my plans are completely taken out of my hands, I try to remember that I may not be able to control everything, but I can control how I react. That little thought really does make me feel powerful.


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Felicia said...

I enjoyed your quotes :)


Megan said...

I loved Bill Cosby's quote, I think it'll go in my quote journal!

Jodi @ Happy House Quilts said...

You inspired me today!!!