The summer of 2014 I created a book of my favorite quotes that I wanted to make sure I would never forget. I did this because 2014 was the year that I graduated college and I was looking for a ‘real job’. I was looking for a job that fit me the best and that I would be able to make enough money in to be comfortable but also make me happy. In the back of my mind, I honestly couldn’t think of any job that I really wanted so I wanted to make sure I would never lose track of who I really was. I was nervous that the corporate ladder or some other form of corporate koolaid might get to me.
Though that actually never happened and I have never felt more sure of who I am and what path I want to take then right now. But I still thought this book was necessary because I wanted to remember always remember and be reminded of my values and mentality.
Below are some of the quotes that have gotten me through these past 3.5 years and I hope you enjoy them. Or if anything, I hope they inspire you to be who you truly want to be and chase those dreams that you have always had.
Nonsense gives us a break from reality. Keep doing it,
FORGIVE! This is something I value more than anything! First of all, if I stay angry for too long I get such a headache. We have one life. Why do you want to spend a minute of it angry.
With so much social media in this world, it is so easy to compare. It is so easy to judge yourself and say “I’m not good enough”. YOU ARE ENOUGH! You are dominating and keep going!
Stay true to who you are and you will NEVER disappoint yourself.
If you lose track its ok! I recommend start a daily journal and write down all your thoughts. You will begin to notice a pattern in your thinking.
Count to 20 and just DO IT!
I am a big advocate for this. You actions speak louder than your words. If you mean something, show me. If your actions don’t match your words. Then your words mean nothing. Same with you fears! Don’t let your fears win! Overcome that pit in your stomach because I promise that end feeling is so worth it!
Having big dreams can be scary, honestly it can be annoying because you know there is something more out there for you. Having big dreams takes patience. It WILL COME. We just need to keep working at it and being persistent every day. Good things will come to us.
It is our life! You are in control!
There is never a perfect time. A perfect time to move out. A perfect time to say I love you. A perfect time to quit your job. A perfect time to start a new company.
But if we don’t START, we will never know where we could go or where we could be. Just START! You got this!
We will not grow if we don’t put ourselves out there. Nothing amazing ever happened from staying inside our comfort zones!
Sometimes that fear that keeps us from doing something is the fear we need to keep us going. If it scares you, I would try it. I took this from an experience when I went bungee jumping. I was scared to DEATH! But it was the most exhilarating, exciting experience of my life and if I let fear WIN, I would have never felt the rush of excitement that I had.
This last quote is one of my favorites because we live in a complicated world. It is complicated because people make it complicated. Relationships have turned into games, asking for help is judged, loving someone is vulnerable, people feel misunderstood. But we need to put ourselves out there. If we don’t put ourselves out there, if we don’t tell someone we love them, if we don’t ask for help then we miss the boat. How many times have we heard stories about someone who kept a secret about loving someone and it turned out they were both scared to share their feelings because it makes you vulnerable and raw. We are all vulnerable and raw, we are human. It is AMAZING! Be who you are, say what you feel and live your most authentic life. We only have one life. LIVE IT!