Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Action (page 1 of 2)

November 30th

Two people who made a big impression on me celebrated their birthdays today.  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born 144 years ago on November 30th, 1874.  The author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, was born on the same day in 1835, 183 years ago.   Continue reading

Worry

Worry.  It can creep up on you and steal your power.  As Corrie ten Boom, who helped many Jews escape the Nazis by hiding them in her house, said, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.  It empties today of its strength.” Continue reading

Fear itself

American president Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Fear can paralyze you.  Stop you from speaking up, trying something new, making a change.   Continue reading

Keep going

Author and activist Glennon Doyle said, “Keep going.  That’s all you have to do, ever.  You really don’t have to be amazing, or fierce or beautiful or successful or good.  Just keep going, please.  Slowly is fine.  Crawling is fine.  No feeling is final.  Except hope.” Continue reading

When it comes to greatness

When it comes to greatness, it’s inside all of us.  And the only thing that lets it out is action.

Mozart composed over 600 musical pieces.  Picasso created over 50,000 works of art.  And Van Gogh painted 900 paintings. Continue reading

Taking action

I was speaking at an event yesterday to moms of young children about embracing failure, knowing you are enough, and taking action.  We started talking about finding yourself again when your life is changed so much by becoming a mother.  Continue reading

The first day of 2018

A blank page in a new book.  The first day of 2018.  What story will we write?

Research professor and author Brené Brown said, “I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:  I’m not screwing around.  It’s time.  All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Continue reading

Just do it

Author Tim Ferriss once said, “Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct the course along the way.” Continue reading

Small things brought together

Artist Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Sometimes it may feel like you are taking two steps forward and one step back. But that still means you are moving forward.  No matter how small the increment, moving ahead is always the motion that counts. Continue reading

They took action

I saw a quote the other day that made me stop and think.  Business coach Brad Sugars said, “Right now someone far less qualified than you is living your dreams.  All because they didn’t just talk about it.  They took action.” Continue reading

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