Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just a dab of motivational inspiration.

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.

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 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.

-Thomas J. Watson

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.

<3 Lex


  1. aww, how awesome! thanks so much :) i really love the one about it not being who you are the holds you back but who you think you are not that does.

  2. Those are fantastic quotes. I especially like the one in the box at the very end. Who said that quote?

  3. I have no idea :\ It didn't say.
    It is an awesome quote though!

  4. love the quotes especially fearing not trying

    im having a mini giveaway hope u can enter ^^

  5. great things you posted hun.
    hope your ok.
    love you


  6. I collect quotes... some of these are going in my book!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  7. I absolutely love the first photo!!! I also really love the paralyzed by fear part it's so true. Incredibly inspiring post great job!

  8. lex....these are beautiful! thank you for sharing.

    oh...and p.s. this was from a long time ago, and i'm not sure i ever told you, but i did one of your hair tutorials on my hair awhile back and i LOVED it. i also got SO many compliments. just wanted you to know your video worked wonders :).

  9. so pretty! I love the last one.

  10. Thank you so much for this post! I was having a pretty crummy day and you totally cheered me up!!

  11. Yay I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it :D
    and Jacque I'm uber excited that it was able to cheer you up!!!

    if you ever need anything I'm here girl!

  12. thanks for sharing this! seriously, such a great, beautiful post!

  13. These were wonderful! So beautiful and inspiring!

    I just stopped by your blog... and I love it!! great work and I look forward to reading more! :)

  14. Words can either build up or tear down, it is so nice to see a blog that uses the power of words to rehabilitate the hearts of men, women and children. Way to go!