Sometimes when I’m about to do something that I’m not sure I can do, I become very afraid of the possibility of failure. I think it’s important to realize that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so you might as well give yourself a chance. If you start something, you have a better chance of succeeding than if you were to be too afraid to try. Believe in yourself- and whatever it is that you’re struggling with, just remember that you’re not going to make any progress unless you try.
This is a quote I found and fell in love with. What a great reminder for the new year.
Don’t hold grudges.
First impressions mean the world to some people, right? Why do we judge so heavily on appearances? As a society, we are primarily concerned with fitting in and we don’t allow those that may look, sound or act a little “different from the mainstream person to fit in with us. Shame on us for that mindset. Susan Boyle is beautiful in her audition as she sings “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables for the hit TV Show “Britain’s Got Talent.” Check it out and remember this as you start judging a book by its cover next time.
This verse is intensely motivational and speaks for itself. Just thought I’d share 🙂
I challenge you to try this for three days. Just give it three days, but really treat every person you meet like they are going to die by midnight. This means every single person you come in contact with- a waitress, salesperson, that annoying family member or neighbor…the list goes on.
I came across this a while ago, while in college, and I tried it. Not only did it change how I treated people immediately, but it changed my perspective about a lot of things. When there’s a sense of urgency in your life, you think differently. Little things that used to upset you suddenly don’t matter anymore. You realize what is important. I hope that this somewhat silly challenge is taken seriously by someone, and that it changes your life for a little more than just three days. Just try it.
I think that it is so incredibly cool that people are so talented in so many different ways. How many people can do the things you see in this video? I mean, can you honestly watch this video and not think people are awesome?
I challenge you to take a minute to look around the next time you go shopping or are out in public and just observe people. Watch and see how good people are at what they do. Instead of getting annoyed with the numerous things you could, find a little good in people every once in a while, you’ll surprise yourself with how nice it feels.