Originally posted on Momentum of Joy:
Do you know what you really want to be when you grow up? I consider myself to be a perpetual Toys R Us kid so I haven’t really made it to the grown up section of my life yet (although I’m sure my kids would gladly poke serious holes in this statement). Despite my permanent seat on the perpetual kid train, I’ve watched and heard a lot of adults that seem to think that they are stuck in an endless hamster wheel of a job. It usually contains at least one element of the following: doesn’t pay enough, cruddy coworkers and boss, boring job, don’t understand how I can be promoted, terrible hours, never see my family, no time for me, etc. Looking at this list, I agree that this sounds like a seriously unfun place to get stuck.
What if the truth is that you feel beat up and run down because you actually aren’t doing what your soul is designed to do? What if there was a job that you might be passionate about and wanted to do each day? What might your life look like if you were able to make that a reality in your world? It sounds like I am about to sell you the deal of a lifetime and I so am. It’s called taking charge of your own reality!
Originally posted on Deborah Ailman:
Embrace it…all the good things about yourself. All the stuff you like about yourself…celebrate it. Maybe its your smile or your sense of humor or the way you worry about little animals getting wet in the rain… there is plenty that is great about you so remember it and celebrate it!
Originally posted on The Dorky Diva Duo:
“If you can’t climb a mountain then climb a hill. That’s much better then standing still…” – Some motto I remember singing when I was in third grade
A friend of mine is working on her PhD. She was telling me how stressed she was to write her dissertation, which she estimates to be over 800 pages long. I then told her, “Could you do four pages a day? It would be done in 200 days.” as a joke. And, she said, “That is actually a really good idea!!” I do not know if she was serious or not. But, it got me thinking.
I am not a guru, but doing things little-by-little works for me (hence why I cannot procrastinate and I start papers for graduate school super early.) Just recently I found out that that I reached a financial goal that I thought I was not going to reach until next year. I am not going to say what the goal was towards, how much, and the exact details because you do not need to know that. However, I will just say that it was something I have worked on for years and I feel very accomplished. And, at timers, when looking at the whole picture I thought it was impossible. But, I just took it baby steps. Some times I would forget to put money to the side and “fall off the bike” of the plan. But, I just got back up and kept saving money.
Originally posted on 365days:
A few years ago I bought a lovely vintage handbag at a church flea market. Inside the bag I found a wrinkled piece of paper, which said: don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself, Sara Henderson. I’ve no idea who Sara Henderson is and after I goggled her name, I am non the wiser. I love this quote because it describes me as person so well. I never sit around and wait for others to do things for me, but I ask for help when I need it. Never expect others to be in charge of your life. When you choose that path, you become passive rather than active. Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, turn it on yourself. //Marianne
Originally posted on About The Finer Things:
A synapse is the point of communication between one neuron and a neighboring neuron, muscle cell or gland cell. It is the site where virtually all important brain activity emerges. There are trillions of synapses in the brain: each one of our more than 100 billion neurons may be connected to hundreds of other cells by as many as 10,000 synapses. Together they form a complex and flexible instrument upon which the music of our thoughts, behaviors and feelings are composed.
When we learn something new, meet someone new, come to a vital time in our life, have a new experience and so on…these great moments literally “fire” in our brains and spark us with passion, excitement, learning and inspiration.
My play on this concept brings me to reference the “sparks” in our life that make us who we are today and who we have yet to become.