A collection of thought-provoking, encouraging, enlightening, and inspiring quotes from various sources that I have come across this past week!
I get asked often for the for the references to quotes I use. This new series will be a way for me to keep track of and share the good ideas I come across each week! Where applicable, links are included in case you wish to dive deeper!
“So, the bottom line is this: you have to accept yourself as you are, and then commit to personal growth. If you think you are absolutely “perfect” already, you will not make any positive efforts to grow. But, constantly criticizing yourself is just as counterproductive as doing nothing, because you will never be able to build new positive changes into your life when you’re obsessively focused on your flaws.
The key is to remind yourself that you already are good enough; you just need more practice. Change your mantra from, “I have to be better,” to, “I will do my absolute best today.” The second mantra is far more effective because it actually prompts you to take positive action at any given moment while simultaneously accepting the reality that every effort may not be perfect.
Being able to distinguish between healthy striving and self-abuse on your journey is a critically important step towards living a happier and more successful life.”
—Angel Chernoff (of MarcAndAngel.com); from an email titled: 1 New Mantra that Will Change the Way You Think About Yourself
“Strength is expressed in both muscle and mindset. Each feeds the other.”
—Jade Teta; June 12th meditation from his book Human 365: Daily Meditations To Become A Next Level Human
“But what I’m passionate about is what fitness has done for the rest of my life.“
“Everything we do can be practical, but it’s bathed in what is spiritual.”
—Craig Groeschel in his sermon The Good Work, Part 2: Do the Work. Make a Difference. via Life Church podcast
“As I grow in my walk with Christ… I see myself praying less for what I want and more for what God wants for me. I’m almost being torn down the center of who I am.”
—Somer Phoebus in her devotional “Feelings” via the swHw app (Friday June 7th); (swHw = She Works His Way)
“The only thing worse than blindness is having sight, but no vision.”
“That is the challenge of life—to learn how to cultivate beauty even when it feels as if we’re on barren ground.”
—Melissa Michaels via her book dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, & Soul (this book is phenomenal by the way and I highly recommend it!) The above and below Helen Keller quote came from the same book! Check out her site too!