“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
Since it’s Friday, here’s a little motivation to help us all finish up the week strong.
“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
On monday, I shared Jennifer Lewis powerful yet humorous speech, so today I decided to take a couple of her quotes and use them to motivate you all to live your best life. After you’ve had a chance to watch her speak, you can probably guess the two quotes I flagged and maybe you two find these two to be great.
The first quote:
The elevator to success is broken, take the stairs.
This particular quote is so true and really makes you take a step back and pause. If it was up to us, we would have everything we want yesterday and be living in that moment right now. Yet, Ms. Lewis reminds us that it’s important to do the work and don’t rush it. The life we want will come as long as we stay focused, work hard and be patient. So, if you are riding the elevator, get off at the next floor and take the steps.
The second quote:
Do your best and leave the rest.
This is very straight forward. Always give all you got and everything else has to be pushed to the side in order for you to get where you are going.
What was your favorite part of her speech?
My connection to Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) goes back to the day I was born. He was freed from the South African Prison where he was held for 27 years on February 11, 1990; the day I was born. I was told it was on the television in my hospital room.
The world has lost a great person, but his spirit and life’s work will forever live to make the world a more peaceful place.
I will leave you with several quotes from Nelson Mandela:
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”
Since it’s Friday, I thought I’d share five inspirational quotes to end your week and start your weekend.
- The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. –Walt Disney
- You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
- Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama
- Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
- Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs