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My Thought for the Day…April 3, 2019…Your Calling

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April 3, 2019

“Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that it is. You know it inside yourself.”

Oprah Winfrey


Your Calling

I have always admired those who knew what their calling was and were doing it.  I have been on a mad search for mine for as long as I can remember.  “That thing that gives you juice.”

The only thing I ever remember giving me “the juice” was creating something visual, drawing, painting, sculpture, digital art.  I am hesitant to call it art, I guess, but that is my own baggage…

That was the place where I was happiest and would find I would lose time.  Forget to eat and drink even.  But I had long since written that off as something “acceptable,” that I could actually do for a living.

I now find creating these graphics for this blog gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction, now if I can just find a way to make them pay the bills!

Have a great Wednesday!

 

My Thought for the Day…April 1, 2019…Get Started!


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Walt Disney


So, Get Started!

An idea will only remain an idea until some action is taken.  It may be the most beautiful idea, but it will only continue to live in your head until you initiate some sort of action.

No matter how small, any action is better than none.  Write it down, do some research, talk it out with a trusted friend, just get it out of your head.

You may find that after taking some actions that your idea really isn’t feasible anymore, but that’s ok.  At least you found out, at least you gave your idea a chance in the tangible world outside of your head.

And new ideas will quickly come to fill the place of the old.

Have a great Monday!

My Thought for the Day…March 29, 2019

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“Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.”

Mary Kay Ash

Today’s quote is from Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics. I am personally not a fan of the company as I once was aggressively stalked by a Mary Kay lady. But I do have to admire the woman that in 1963, built an empire offering women never heard of before opportunities to succeed in a male dominated world.

Its gotta start somewhere right? Every great accomplishment begins as an idea, even a stroke of genius sometimes. We all have them from time to time, the question is what do we do with them? Do we have the energy, time, and drive to see them through? I guess that is what sets us apart from Mary Kay Ash, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and others like them.

I wonder if Mary Kay Ash could see the future empire she was building, or was she just moving one step at a time and seeing where it took her? Grandiose ideas of a huge empire, in the beginning, can be hugely overwhelming, enough to make you think it is just too large to accomplish. Maybe that is where people get stuck and give up.

I once heard this allegory of driving in the dark, where you can only see 10-15 feet of the road ahead of you, but you have faith the road is there, and of course you make it to your destination, 10-15 feet at a time. Maybe that is how we need to look at implementing our ideas, 10-15 feet at a time?

Have a great Friday!

My Thought for the Day…March 26, 2019

“Life has no remote.  Get up and change it yourself.”

-Mark A. Cooper

I just love this quote!  I found it by just searching for uplifting quotes on the internet like usual, but became intrigued by, just who is this guy?  Is he a motivational speaker?  Is he an industry magnate?  Turns out, he writes fiction for young adults. This particular quote is from Operation Einstein from the Edelweiss Pirates series which is set during World War II in Nazi Germany.  https://markacooper.com/edelweiss-pirates

I was totally going to buy whatever book this awesome quote came from, until I actually found out what book it actually came from.

In short, Nazis. Freak. Me. Out.

They always have.  Even as a small child, watching The Sound of Music I became terrified when the Nazi part started.  To this day, if I watch it, I turn it off at that part!  Every time I see something Nazi-related (like all Indiana Jones movies) a huge fear in the pit of my stomach rises, and I really can’t explain why.

Sure, their leaders and agenda were evil and sadistic, but I didn’t experience it.  But sometimes, I viscerally feel like it I did.  Sometimes, I think a past life is the only way to explain it.

And does this tie in with yesterday’s post about facing your fears?  Possibly…probably…  Maybe the universe is trying to tell me it is time to conquer this fear once and for all in the safe space of kid’s book.

How scary could that be?

Well, off to buy a book, have a great Tuesday, a transformational Tuesday that is…😉

My Thought for the Day…March 25, 2019

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence, by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…

We must do that which we think we cannot.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

I used to have a mantra, if it scares me, that means I need to do it. But the older I get, the harder it is to remain true to that. The older I get, the more fearful I get. Is it because I have so much more to lose now?

Regardless, fear is usually a barometer, an indicator of what you need to look at in your life. Of course, if a tiger is chasing you, i.e., justifiable fear, run! The kind of fear I am talking about is the nebulous sort of fear deep in the pit of your stomach or heart, the kind that won’t kill you, at least right away. But festering fear goes hand in hand with stress, which will kill you eventually.

The truth is, I have found, a fear conquered is another feather in your cap, where you can proudly say “I did that!” Even if you don’t act on your fears, just looking at them and questioning them is a great start. Sometimes just shining a light on the fear makes it seem much less scary that it previously seemed.

Have a great Monday!

My Thought for the Day…March 21, 2019

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”

-Tony Robbins

This is something I needed to hear today.  I have started on a journey that is taking up a lot of my time and resources, for what it seems on the surface to be very little return.  It is an overwhelming process full of new information to digest and apply, and ultimately, to decide if it is worth continuing.

But, I AM trying.

Have a great Thursday everybody.

 

My Thought for the Day…March 13, 2019

“If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, and if you extend your hand to help another, not for any agenda, but for the sake of humanity, you are going to find the truth.”

-Erin Brockovich

We’re all born with it.  That inner voice of wisdom, whether we choose to listen to it or not.  Often times we can’t hear it because of all the noise of life and its many distractions, but it’s still there, waiting patiently for us to tune in.

And when we do, in that moment, we might not always like what it has to say.  Because what the human wants in that moment isn’t always what is best, but ultimately the voice is usually right.  In hindsight this becomes apparent.

How many times this has happened for me and I still struggle to trust or have the courage to follow my inner wisdom!

My Thought for the Day…March 12, 2019

“Find out who you are and be that person.  That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be.

Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”

-Ellen DeGeneres

Easier said than done, but something I aspire to everyday!  I do find that I really enjoy creating this inspirational and motivational media.  It satifies me on multiple fronts.

Seeking out the quotes satifies the researcher in me.  Creating the finished piece satifies the artist in me.  And releasing it to the world in hopes that it brightens someone’s day satifies something I cannot quite name.  Maybe it satifies my soul, maybe I am finaly geting a clue to what I am here to do.

Have a great day!

 

My Thought for the Day…March 11, 2019

 

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
-Steve Jobs