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Famous Quote Friday (Jeff Goins)

Today is not really a quote. I just wanted to share an excerpt from this book I am almost finished with.  This book is so amazing, I keep going back and rereading part before I am even finished with the whole book.  “Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams Into Your Comfortable Life,” By Jeff Goins. What I want to share with you is part, what his friend says and part what he himself says.

“Here is what Kari told her: ‘You will feel lonely, you will feel sad, you will feel frustrated, you will get angry….We can stand with you, but we can’t keep it from happening.’ The truth is this is not about what you feel. Everybody feels something. What lasts is what you do-after the shock wears off, after the feelings fade. You need to step in the pain, move through the fear, and do something that matters.”

I read this over and over again just to find the precise meaning, to feel how it relates to me and to try to describe what this message means. It is so powerful right now. Do you every read something that blows your mind? Search past that feeling that’s where I am at with this. We are all going to have troubles in our lives so you just need to suck it up and take each one in. You can have a support group of friends and family to be there for you for a shoulder to cry on or someone to complain too or you can have people that are going to tell it like it is, and they are also going to let you know how they feel. I have certainly needed both groups in my days, and recently for sure. I absolutely love getting help and input from others and I love helping other as well.

What are you afraid of? If you are holding yourself back by fear you are truly depriving yourself of things that matter most. Who cares what the TV or the internet tell you to do. Heck, forget all that I have said to do if it does not matter to you, but if you ignore and hide from your fears you are depriving yourself from what matters. Challenging your fears you are answering your “what ifs,” you are discovering your dreams or your passions.  We will all have challenges, it’s how you push through them that matters most.

I have had the idea of working on a cruise ship for over a year. I have been working towards it little by little. Right now I am so close I can taste it. I am giving up a lot to take this venture but it is worth it, the idea will not leave my head till I make it happen. I am less than 2 weeks away from finding out where all my efforts have brought me. The days draw slower and slower the closer I get. The money gets tighter and tighter, the hurdles and hoops and speed bumps in my way are on full blast, so it seems. The fear rises every day. A friend asked me if I was afraid, afraid of being able to get the job and be successful. YES I am. I have come out of my life getting turned upside down  and here I am doing it again, but the difference is this is on my terms. Challenge accepted! I am moving thru all my fears and I will do many things that matter.

If you are lost in life, if you need a change in your life, if you want to do more in your life I strongly recommend this book. “Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams Into Your Comfortable Life,” By Jeff Goins. You have highlighted passages in books before, right? I wanted to do that with this one but I think every page would be completely yellow if I did that!

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Picture Quote Monday (Reach)

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“Picture where you want to be in life and reach for it every day.”
-Marc Meyer

 

 

 

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Thomas Carlyle, Famous Quote Friday

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“A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.”

– Thomas Carlyle

This Scottish Philosopher really spells out the importance of goals in our lives. If we don’t have goals our life goes nowhere. Goals give our life direction, just as a ships rudder guides it through the sea.

A ship without a rudder would just float aimlessly through the waters. No idea where it was going and what it will encounter. There is no telling, with the lack of direction, if the boat will sink or stay afloat. Relate all that to your life. Without any goals you will go nowhere in life. Without goals I would not be anywhere close to where I am in life: I would not be an Eagle Scout, I would not be changing careers, I would not have so many good people in my life, I would not have experienced as much as I have so far, I would not have hope to continue to experience more and I would not have the very positive attitude that writes this blog. Positivism is the rudder for my blog, so far it has taken me farther than I have ever been before.

Find goals in your life, find direction in your life, give your life meaning. The only difference between you and a ship is someone else uses that rudder to guide it, YOU control your own rudder, YOU decide where you life is going.

A couple other links about goals

https://upwithmarc.com/2012/09/29/goals/

https://upwithmarc.com/2013/12/31/this-i-will-do-happy-new-year/

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Picture Quote Monday

Picture Quote Monday

“I shall just smile my way into a better mood.”
– Marc Meyer

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William James, Famous Quote Friday

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“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”

William James

Just awesome! Given this is the first famous quote of the New Year, William James’s words seemed very appropriate. My friend actually showed me this quote just yesterday, and I instantly through my other quote aside.

William James was an American Philosopher, Psychologist, and Physician. He was one of the leading thinkers of the 19th century, and one of the most influential philosophers of all time. Perhaps his discovery is one of the greatest of all time. It puts so much reality into perspective. If each one of us believed in ourselves and carried a better attitude, can you imagine how that would alter the entire world as a whole? With ourselves it is so simple, you want a good life have a good attitude. This is precisely what I have been working on, I am trying to carry a more positive life style and I am filling it with positivism. Things come to me easier and easier as I gain more and more confidence in my attitude. I am on a quest to love everything in life and with the right attitude I will.

What kind of attitude will you take into 2014 with you?

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Mahatma Gandhi Famous Quote Friday

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

What a fantastic quote! I only saw this for the first time yesterday so I just had to write about it. My brother Darrin introduced this quote to me on one of my Facebook posts. Darrin has recently been helping me edit my post, and he thought that this quote from Mahatma Gandhi went well with what I have recently been writing about! He is certainly correct!

Over time, many people have asked me how I am able to keep positive all of the time. Well it can be challenging at times, so I am certainly not positive 100% of the time but I definitely strive to be closer every day. This quote by Mahatma Gandhi really spells out why I choose to be positive as much as possible. If thinking positive is all I need to do to reach my destiny sign me up! It is that easy; what you bring to yourself, you become, what you think about, you become, what you question yourself about, you get answers to.

Mahatma Gandhi’s concept works on the negative side too. The next time you think negative; just think about where that negativity is going to lead you and instead, try to bring a positive out of it. Negativity will guide you to a destiny that you will not desire, so just strive every day to be closer to being 100% positive all of the time, and let your positive life lead you to Your Destiny.

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Picture Quote Monday

Picture Quote Monday

“There are many paths in life make sure you take the one that is right for YOU!”
– Marc Meyer

Picture Quote Monday

Picture Quote Monday

“You are never at the end, only the beginning of something new.”
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