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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Actor and social commentator Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Action is everything. Take a small step each day. And don’t be afraid to fail. Continue reading
I saw an anonymous quote the other day that said, “It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.”
Who you think you’re not.
You might think you’re not smart enough, pretty enough, skinny enough, rich enough, connected enough, successful enough.
The thing is, you are. You have all you need right now to make your wildest dreams come true. You just need to take action. Ask questions. Be willing to fail.
You can spend your whole like thinking about what you want to do. Or you can spend your whole life making it happen.
And the second option makes jumping out of bed in the morning a lot more exciting.
Will people think you’re crazy? Some will. Will people say no? Many will. But you only have one life. Why not live it in a way that makes your heart sing?
As Mary Oliver once said, “What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
You’re not the kind of person who can’t do anything. You’re the kind of person who can.