These days, things are hard. The easy things are hard and the hard things are harder still. It is difficult to be positive when so much around us is negative. Yet, there are opportunities for things to get better. You may have a desire and an idea, but – what if you are scared? What if you are not sure? I try to think to myself “what have I got to lose?” I am starting out on a new endeavor, a new adventure. To psyche myself up, I have been reading quotes – you know, positive affirmations. I have been reading the words and thoughts of many unnamed people, and some others such as General George Patton, Michael Jordan, Mark Twain, Mel Robbins, Les Brown and Nelson Mandela. Here are a few that might help you if you too feel unsure…
Great things never come from comfort zones.
Stop doubting yourself. Work Hard. Make it Happen.
The more practice I get, the better I will do.
Leap and a net will appear.
Every great goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Allow yourself to be a Beginner. No one starts off Experienced.
Quit talking and begin doing.
Be positive, patient and persistent.
If you encounter a wall, climb it, go through it or work around it.
Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.