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 references to quotes I use. This series is 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!
“Everything we do with our time and energy comes with a price.”
—Melissa Michaels via her book Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, & Soul, page 93 (this book is phenomenal by the way and I highly recommend it!) Check out her site too!
“Start making your own happiness a priority.”
“Your needs matter. If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself. Remember, it is absolutely possible to take care of your own needs while simultaneously caring for those around you. And once your needs are met, you will likely be far more capable of helping those you love who need you most.”
—Angel Chernoff (of Marc and Angel Hack Life) via an email titled 7 Things to Start Doing for Yourself this Summer
“We are called to be the carriers of joy.”
—Tricia Theurer via the City Hope Church (my church!) message Joyride, Part 5: fast forward to 33 minutes for the start of the message
“While our faith leads us to accomplish good works, our first and highest calling is simply to be near Jesus. When we are, everything else — all the doing — begins to fall in place.”
—Amy Carroll via her Proverbs31 Ministries devotional titled Your Highest Calling Isn’t What You Think
“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.”
—Marie Forleo (I saw someone post this quote on Instagram)
“Letting go of old routines and habits and building new ones can be hard, but it’s easier if you do a 30-day challenge. Let go of something for 30 days and see how it affects your life.”
—Angel Chernoff (Marc and Angel Hack Life) via herb blog post 25 Lessons You Will Appreciate When You’re Ready for a Simpler Life
*NOTE: I love the idea of 30 day challenges (hence my #GiveMe30HabitProject). They allow an opportunity for getting a feel for focused practice and seeing if a habit works well for you or to get consistency wins. You need a plan moving forward, and that is where coaching comes into play!
“An unfocused, unproductive morning tends to lead to an unfocused, unproductive life.”
“Habit mastery is arguably the most important skill that you can learn and master because if you …understand how to identify the habits that you either need to change in your life, get rid of, add in, and then you have a strategic system, a strategy to implement those habits and then insure that they sustain for the log run, you can change your life easily; at will; whenever you want.”
“Who you are becoming is even more important than what you are doing, but what you are doing determines who you are becoming.”
—Hal Elrod; The Miracle Morning YouTube video; watch this video!!
*NOTE: The Lord has been teaching me that our success is limited, but our obedience unlocks His power to unlimited potential. One of my daily prayers lately is: “May I pursue obedience rather than ambition.”
“Proverbs 11:25 says, “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” God created us so that as we encourage others, we ourselves are encouraged.
The Hebrew wording for this verse says, “One who waters will himself be watered.” This Scripture paints a beautiful picture. As we pour out encouragement and help of all kinds to others, the Spirit pours into us.
We’re meant to live both poured out and poured into.
God’s supply is inexhaustible. We can never pour out so much that we are left completely empty.
Our best life is letting Jesus pour into us so we can pour out to others.”
“Sacrifice always makes sense in the context of a bigger picture… The bigger picture… is legacy.” —Levi Lusko of Fresh Life Church via his sermon Buried Treasure
“An Unexpected Spiritual Analogy
One dreary day, I pondered my own bodily flaws (that shall remain nameless) and I thought to myself, “that area of mine reminds me a lot of sin.” Follow my thought process: we’re not fond of our sin like we’re not fond of our physical flaws — but what are we really doing about it? We wish certain pounds would melt away like we wish certain sinful heart issues would disappear…. But let’s be honest, wishing doesn’t do much good!
“When we prune down to what is truly valuable to our well-being, we finally appreciate and benefit from what remains.”
—Melissa Michaels via her book Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, & Soul, page 101 (this book is phenomenal by the way and I highly recommend it!) Check out her site too!
“What do YOU have coming up this week?
What are your Known Knowns (KKs) coming up? (Appointments, dates, trips, commutes, etc.)
What are your Unknown Knowns (UKs) coming up? (Not guaranteed to happen, but not surprising if they do.)
How will you be prepared to manage the UKs if they happen?
There is always the possibility of Unknown Unknowns (UUs). If you have your KKs and UKs in check, you will have more capacity to handle a UU if it happens!”
—Mark Schneider via Jen Sinkler‘s weekly email newsletter
“Success is not a goal to reach or a finish line to cross. It is a system to improve, n endless process to refine.”
—James Clear; Atomic Habits, page 252
1/ Do any of these resonate with you?
2/ What’s the best quote you came across this week?