I believe I am like many, in regards to being a bit of a sucker for a good ‘ole positive quote. Most people scan the “you got this” and “dance like nobody’s watching” quotes, feel like Beyoncé for 6 seconds then go about their day. For me, when I’m in the correct mindset and I am able to really take in what I am reading, I find something just clicks. I will read beyond the text before me, allow my mind to run deeper and literally feel the message the quote is offering and I will become inspired and uplifted. Often first thing in the morning I will pop onto Pinterest, find myself a positive quote and save it. Being a true morning person and feeling at my most motivated at this time of day, I find reading something of the sort really sets me up for a good day ahead. After doing just that this morning, I felt inspired to write this post to share some of my favourite quotes I have picked up along the way. I will reference back to them regularly to give me the extra dash of confidence to get out and smash the day with a big smile on face.
Here are some of my favourite quotes for life, I have found over time from Pinterest-
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do“
Now this doesn’t have to be as deep as it sounds here, like ending world famine or creating world peace. I mean the people who actually believe in themselves, in their abilities and then put something into action, however big or small it might seem to others, is in itself an amazing thing. Sometimes just the smallest amount of self belief can take you anywhere and do wonders for your confidence, leading you on to bigger and greater things in life.
“Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles you don’t have”
Well if thats not enough to snap you out of any diva strops. This is one I often explain to my children and it kind of relates to a post I wrote about gratitude. True happiness only comes when you are truly grateful for everything you have, the good that life brings and most importantly all the amazing people you have in your life. Concentrate on those. If you feel a self-pity party coming together, shut that venue down consciously and instantly flip your mindset over onto something you are thankful for. I understand it sounds so easy to suggest but with practice you’ll find it is possible.
“Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you are better than everyone. It’s walking in and not having to compare yourself”
It’s that word, one that brings actions that should be made forbidden, the one that leads so many ladies and gents down the pathway of self destruction- comparison. I have strong feelings and opinions on this matter, as in the past I have experienced the negativity which trots alongside comparison. Over time I have learned you should never compare your life, personality, fortunes or looks to anyone else and this is also one of life’s secrets to real happiness, contentment and true self acceptance.
“There are 3 solutions to every problem- accept it, change it or leave it. If you can’t accept it, change it and if you can’t change it, leave it”
Self explanatory, what it says on the tin, but to really take this on board slowly read the words again. Far too many people stress about things that are out of their control and sometime you just have to learn to let go. If you feel like there is some chance of making a change and it goes wrong, well at least you took a whack at it. If nothing can be done to change a situation after all you do, try closing your eyes, take a really deep breath and mentally let your thoughts of the matter drift away. Do not allow yourself to ponder over the issue any longer.
“Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked”
I do practice what I preached here and I am proud to say I often put this one into action. If I find someone in a situation I see is making them feel uncomfortable for example I will help divert the attention away onto something else, even if I take it on myself. If a girl friend needs a confidence boost lift her up, tell her she is amazing but be sure not to discuss her wobble with anyone else. Do not point out a negative in another woman to make yourself feel better about yourself, support each other. You like her hair?- tell her. You think her outfit makes her look glamorous?-tell her. That lady may hopefully mirror your action and pay this onto the next and before you know it, we are all fixing each other’s crowns and everyone’s a winner.
“Do not change so people will like you. Always be yourself and the right people will love the real you”
This one sits rather close to home with me. Maybe it’s a case of now being much older and finally knowing who I am as a person, as cheesy as that always sounds but from a teen, I always felt like I struggled to feel as though I fitted in. Always altering my own opinion to match everyone else’s in fear of judgement. Deep down I am not really a follower, yes I like to follow the odd trend or two but this was different, constantly changing myself to suit others. Fast forward to, I would say only in the last few years, I have just learned to be completely myself. My gawky, daft self. Not afraid to have an alternative opinion and not afraid to voice it, so long as it doesn’t offend others of course. I am what I am and I don’t live my life for the sake of pleasing or fitting in with others. I live my life for myself and in turn everyone I have been blessed with in my life, are in it because they are the right people for me. I now believe I attract the right people for me because I am true to myself and I actually like the real version of me.
“A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch snapping, because the trust is not on the branch, but it’s own wings”
Always believe in yourself!
Read an inspirational quote today and take a moment to appreciate the meaning, it could change your day for the better, who knows maybe even your life.
Thanks so much for your time. I hope your day is fabulous, glamorous and sprinkled with glitter ✨