While the picture may be cloudy, it’s life's gray moments that mold and shape us. Lovely streaks are added as the story unfolds. Every picture is perfect in its own unique way. Experiences have made us who we are today.
Life is the canvas. Tints of gray may cover bright tones trying to come through. Be patient with the process. The reason will one day be clear. The work is unfinished. The story is incomplete. In the end, the result is a masterpiece.
As the year comes to an end, take an assessment of your progress. Looking back on the year may leave you feeling frustrated. Perhaps you’ve achieved very little that you set out to accomplish. Not to worry. It’s time to break free from the same old routine.
If ready to go from balance to breakthrough, your mindset is a great place to start. Don’t dwell on how far you have to go. Reflect on how far you've already come. You can’t do all at once, but you can still do something. Focus on what you can do today.
Lay the groundwork for a vision that goes beyond yourself. You'll have the determination to press forward when things don't quite go as planned. Unexpected challenges may tempt you to give up, but don't give in. You have what it takes.
If life takes you down a rough road, hold on tight. You'll get through the ride stronger than before. Make a way where there seems to be no way. Don't go down a beaten path. Pursue purpose. Pave your own path.
Every dream unrealized is like a masterpiece never painted, a hit song never sung, a great book never written. Every work of art began as a sketch or a dab of paint on a canvas. Every song started out as a single note. Every book originated from a single thought jotted down on a page.
Every dream realized began with a step of faith, a single act of courage. Make today the day you step into greatness. It only takes a single act of courage to take that first step of faith.
Experience is a great teacher, but take caution with a pattern of thinking centered around perfect timing. Such a mindset will set you on a path of going in circles. Fear of making a mistake or not being ready may stop you from moving forward altogether.
If you wait to feel 100% ready or until circumstances are perfect, the right moment will never come. Have a big vision, but don't just dream. Focus on what you can do today. The plan will unfold as you move forward. If faithful in the small things, little by little you'll build the courage to step into the big things.
Attitude is everything. I bet you hear this frequently. You may even grasp the concept. It's natural to be thankful when all is going well. But how do you maintain a grateful heart, even in the midst of trying times?
Many circumstances in life are beyond your control. But you have control over how you respond to them. Mindset is key. What you think about yourself becomes your reality. Believe that you can and you will. Walk through life with an attitude of gratitude. And turn what seems impossible into a possibility.
What if every day was Thanksgiving? It just might change how we look at life. Perhaps we would realize how many reasons we have to be grateful.
The season is a reminder to stop and count our blessings. Everyday life aside, we pause to give thanks. Sitting around the table with loved ones, we think about how special they are in our lives. But the season passes quickly, and we return to the daily grind.
What do you do when circumstances are against you? Do you fold under pressure or get back up and stand tall. Life throws curveballs. Learn to handle them with grace. If able to adapt and adjust, you’ll always stay in the game.
It can be a challenge to go against the grain. But when life pushes you down, take a stand. Never lower your standards to fit in. Always raise the bar, and you’ll stand out.
Everything starts with a decision. Moving forward is a conscious choice. Choose to take action, no matter how big or small. Create a plan and stick to it, despite how you feel. Simply put, be consistent.
Strength needs to come from within. Don’t depend on motivation from others. You are your own best advocate. Do whatever it takes. Cheer yourself on. Inspire Yourself to Action.