Some days are brighter than others, other days, we need a reminder of the bright side of life.
So this is a post filled with motivational quotes and inspiring images.
For the days we listen to all the negative comments we've been told throughout our life.
"All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.
AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES." -Anon.
For the times we are paralyzed by fear.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
There is goodness in the bad.
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." -Horace
A reminder to not let our downfalls get the best of us.
Growing up I had a horrible speech impediment. I stuttered to where I couldn't even talk in class. I couldn't even give one-word answers because I would stutter, which in turn made me mad. I fought a lot and I stayed in trouble a lot. I never had someone come in and say, 'We want to have you see a speech therapist to help you'. I was too poor. People that live on the borderline of poverty do not get charity because it does not go that far down the line. I wish I had someone to help me, but it never happened. I did it myself. I still get stuck on a word sometimes, but I don't let it bother me. When I go home, people say, 'Man, it would take you 10 minutes to say a sentence when you were young, and now you're traveling around the country, speaking to corporations and thousands of people. How...did you do it?'" -Bo Jackson
For the times we're afraid to fail.
"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it." -Alexander Dumas
To remember to be yourself...at ALL times.
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
All of these quotes and pictures I put up, not just for you all, but for myself as well. We all need to be reminded of these things. It's so easy for us to let negative views invade our mind allowing fear to paralyze us and stop us from living. Thoughts that stop us from realizing we are beautiful. Ideas of what is beautiful or talent that stop us from standing up to be different and realize different is beautiful & causes intrigue. Our fears of what others might think or say hinder movement. It is when we stand up that our differences amount to something beautiful. When fear no longer has a grasp! When we are no longer tied down by the unreal! I so often need to be reminded, it's okay not to be perfect, it's okay to make mistakes, it's okay, I'm not made like everyone else...and I want any of you who have, are, or ever will struggling with these same thoughts to be reminded of the truth. To leave this post a little more inspired.