Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One Thing Every Day

"Do one thing every day that scares you"

Whether it's killing that HUGE black spider in the bathroom when your husband isn't there to kill it for you or taking on a big project at work; conquer something that scares you.
What do you have to lose? The answer is nothing.
What do you have to gain? Confidence. Self-esteem. A big ego. So the latter of the those three might not be good.
Maybe you'll enjoy yourself by completing challenges and pushing yourself.
Think of it as a mental workout. If you start conquering the things that scare you, both great and small, eventually you'll be fearless.

What fears have you conquered lately?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Where Wisdom Lies

"True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by"

Oh the places I can take this quote!
Each and every day presents opportunities to learn something new or to better oneself. Recognizing and taking these opportunities is what makes us wise. It's hard to tell what these opportunities may be as it varies with each person & situation. Don't pass up any opportunity to do good. Your good causes a chain reaction in the world and changes lives literally!
Another thing about this quote, take it day by day. Don't fret about the opportunities you missed in the past; learn from them. Focusing on tomorrow's opportunities will distract you from what opportunities lie in front of you.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Greatest Hazard

"Risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing."

The writing industry is all about putting yourself out there for world to see, examine and sample. It is part of our nature to stay in our comfort zone. No one likes to be awkward. To take a risk means making ourselves vulnerable.  Vulnerability is not something a lot of us humans excel in. But we may, in time, build ourselves up & become more immune to vulnerability.
We hold ourselves back from our full potential because we don't want to be 'that-one-awkward-kid-who-makes-too-much-eye-contact'. We let ourselves stay in our comfort zone because it is safe and we are most definitely not vulnerable.
What we're really not doing is living.
How will you ever know what life holds if you don't risk your vulnerability for an achievement?

Have you risked & then gained?