We all have dreams. Things we want to do in life. For ourselves, for others, for the world. But sometimes it feels impossible. Everything we have to do can seem overwhelming, and fool us into thinking that we don’t have time.
But good news. We have something better than time. And it’s called a choice. I recently started watching Alex Beadon’s videos on You Tube, and the other day she said something that I have never heard before:
“Remember that this is your life, and that you are 100% in control of it, and that you don’t have to let it overwhelm you.”
As a person who has felt overwhelmed for years, this little gem came as quite a relief! I never thought of feeling overwhelmed as a choice before. I have felt victimized by the many demands on my time, preventing me from living the life I dream could one day be for me.
When I feel the weight of my responsibilities crushing down on my soul, an inspiring quote or two usually helps me to feel better. If I’m lucky, they can also pull me out of victim mode and into I can do it mode.
Here are five quotes that I turn to when I need a pick me up. I hope you find one or two that give you that extra boost of energy you need to accomplish your goals.
“There is one grand lie: that we are limited. The only limits we have are the limits we believe.” — Wayne Dyer
“The inches we need are all around us.” — Jeep Grand Cherokee TV commercial
“Everything that now exists was once imagined.” — William Blake
“You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again.” — Bikram Choudhury
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin
We are only as limited as we think we are. We can do the great things we dream of, with a ton of faith in the unseen. Blocking out the naysayers (including the loudest one of all in our own minds) is not a simple or one time activity. It takes strength, courage, and determination to believe in ourselves, to ignore the opinions of others when necessary.
In every moment, we are presented with options. We get to choose what to do next. Whether the next action will be a step towards or away from your dreams, only you will know. We have the power within us, right now, in this very moment, to transform our entire lives. Because our lives are made up of millions of little moments, and those little moments add up pretty quickly to the picture that is a life.
What do you want your picture to look like? Ask yourself if what you are about to do is going to be a piece of the puzzle you want to build. If the answer is yes, then you will know the choice is right for you. If not, consider the shortest distance between you and your next action that is on the path, and find a way to get yourself over there.
Dreams can appear quicker than we think if we give them the attention they deserve.
What quotes do you use to remind yourself to get back on track? Please share yours below!