Hello, this is the next installment of my Women series. Let’s look at and appreciate a few inspirational women’s quotes together. If you are feeling a bit down or unmotivated recently then hopefully I can give you a little pick-me-up here.
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong
If you don’t move forwards, you move backwards. That is something I hear a lot, not just in self-help/personal development, but in sports and I’m sure it is applicable to many other fields as well.
As a human being, there is always something we want. The day we stop wanting anything is the day we die. As long as we are alive, there will always be something that we perceive to be better and hence we want that. And often, there would be a risk involved, or we would perceive that there is a risk involved. Like, you would need to risk some money to make even more money in the stock market, just to give a simple example.
Move towards it anyway. Moving towards our desires in joy and passion and excitement is the purpose of life. It is what gives us satisfaction. So don’t be afraid of wanting more. It is what makes us human.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
It is said that when you desire something, the Universe immediately brings it to you. Question is, are you ready to receive it?
Most of the time, it is you who is stopping you. It is your negative beliefs and thinking that are in the way. It is said that if you can stop thinking just for a while, you will see your life shifting straightaway, because you don’t have to search for positive thoughts to think, you just need to stop thinking negatively, and positive thoughts will naturally occur to you.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
So don’t be afraid of challenges. Move forward steadfastly towards achieving your dreams. I realize that when it is time, the Universe provides the impetus I need to move forward. It could be to push me towards letting go, towards thinking only about what I want, or towards stopping thoughts.
But there is a way that life doesn’t have to be so hard, and that is by living according to our soul’s purpose.
“Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.” – Queen Victoria
So don’t be distracted by trivial matters. They’ll only delay you in achieving your goals and dreams, and when you are finally there you wouldn’t give a toss about these small, insignificant events. I shall leave you here, but please let me know your questions and comments below. Thanks a lot, and I hope to see you around!