Abraham Lincoln - Image via WikipediaBy Nonny R Knight
Personal Growth is different for everyone and your unique experience causes you to react differently to any stimulus that comes your way. Today, I have listed a few quotes and their impact on me, I hope you find them inspiring.
The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can - Robert Cushing
This quote means such a lot to me because I can be one of those that spends a lot of time thinking and thinking about doing something. If I finally do decide to do it, I then spend time researching and researching things and then I move on to reading and reading about it. I think you get what I mean. Some would call it 'analysis paralysis'.
I definitely get stuck here for a long time and then talk myself out of whatever it is that I am considering, only to come back a while later wishing I had at least given it a go. There is nothing quite like the shame of regret for things not done. I think I would rather look back and smile at all the silly things I did than forever wonder if I could have made something I dreamt of, work.
Are you determined to live life to the fullest? Putting the above quote into practice would demand that. This is definitely a quote to live by.
Energy and persistence conquer all things - Benjamin Franklin
Another powerful quote. Lots of people try different things, having overcome their fears but then at the first sign of trouble, they quit. We must choose each and every day to carry on pushing forward with the personal growth targets we set for ourselves.
I sometimes wake up feeling tired and afraid and full of the desire just to give it all up as a bad job. At times like that, I have to remind myself of things I am grateful for, I whisper a prayer and step out and refuse to condone the weak thoughts that threaten to overwhelm. Not always easy to do but definitely worth it.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure - Abraham Lincoln
I love this one! The truth is I have failed at some of the things I have tried to do, but I am not content with that. So I dust myself off and try again. Failure is only truly failure when you stop. This I suppose links back to the last quotation. We must persist, we must keep on growing and each time we try something new, we will improve.
I am particularly interested in starting business at present but maybe for you, it is simply going to college each day, or looking after your children without screaming for a whole 24 hours (I am working on this, by the way!). Whatever situation you are in, there is always room for your personal growth.
I invite you on this journey to self-development with me. What quotes inspire you? Let me know a few.
Nonny Knight is passionate about inspiring and encouraging women to step out into the limelight. A pharmacist, business owner and property investor, she shares her journey at http://mum-in-business.com. Come and join in the journey.
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