Happy Monday Folks!
How was your weekend? Mine was fairly relaxing. The weekend included spending time with my two daughters. Saturday night, I met up with some Twitter peeps and we went bowling. (#yqltweetup). Here’s one of the group photos. (I’m in the back with the striped shirt and glasses)
— Fiona Black (@Princess__Fiona) February 22, 2015
Sunday afternoon, I met a friend for sushi. It was soooo good…here’s the Instagram post:
Today’s Monday Motivational Post
Today’s post comes out of frustration of reading my family and friend’s Facebook posts. It’s ok to have down days as everyone goes through arduous times. I can totally understand when someone needs to do a little venting on Facebook.
However, some days, I’m really tired of this social media site and I’ve come close to deleting my account on several occasions. What’s unnerving are the posts from people that are always complaining about their life. Their boyfriend/husband is an idiot, they feel stuck in their job, or worse they’re not happy. I want to scream and tell them “If you’re not happy, change! Do something today that will change your tomorrow!! If you’re not ready to change, stop complaining”.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~C.S. Lewis
Despite my shout outs, I do believe everyone has the power to create change in their life. No man or woman has EVER accomplished their goals, dreams or visions without first experiencing the hardships of the journey that led them to their final destination. It took me a lot of trials and tribulations to understand that in order for me to have the life I want, I needed to make changes. I needed to do something different that would lead me in the direction I needed to go. I needed to find self-determination to move forward in uncharted waters.
So many of us are afraid of ourselves, of our own truth, and our feelings most of all. We talk about how great the concepts of life and love are, but then we hide from both every day.
Here are 6 more quotes on creating change:
- If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
- “Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life”. Jimmy Dean
- “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. Leo Tolstoy”
- If there is no struggle, there is no progress”. Frederick Douglass
- “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living”. Gail Sheehy
- “Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin”. Denise McCluggage
My Thoughts for You Today
Never lose hope… when needed, change direction. Never stop moving forward and growing. Hope is around every corner.
What have you learned that has helped you get through hard times? What truths do you keep in mind to motivate yourself? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.
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