Our mind is our passport to any place we want to go. When we believe in ourselves, we can climb mountains. When we have faith in others, our relationships blossom beyond our expectations. When we remain positive in the face of adversity, we find blessings in what we already have. When we trust that life can be different, we have the power to change. When we master our mind, we master our body, our happiness, our success, our relationships, our confidence, and so much more. All our cans and cannots are figments of our mind. Our life achieves what our mind believes.
Sometimes we’re knocked down by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure holds us down. Sometimes we’re hit by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure stops us from moving forward. Sometimes we’re marked by failure. But that doesn’t mean failure defines us. It’s all in our attitude and perspective. If we let failure get the best of us, it will. When we get knocked down, let’s get back up again. There’s nobody to tell us we can’t except ourselves.
We are the only ones who stand in our way. We are the ones who hold ourselves back the most. It has nothing to do with our ability, our timing, our fears, our situation; those are all excuses we make to put off, to give up, to quit. Rather, it all comes back to our attitude, whether we believe we can, whether we push through. Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration, an image or a sentence, to reset that mindset. Here are a few quotes and sayings to start you off! What is your favourite motivational inspiration?
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
“If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill
“Things work out for the best for those who make the best of how things work out” – John Wooden
“Nothing worth having comes easy”
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs”
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”
“The first step towards success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself” – Mark Caine
Opening the door for someone on the street or helping someone who is or could be struggling; to smile at the people who serve you, to thank people who help you, or to wish people a good rest of their day; to reassure people who are worried and who focus on the negatives, or to congratulate people who have made an achievement in their life; to stand up for the underdog and root for the success of others. To me, all of these, and many others, constitute being polite, and it really takes minimal effort. Being polite is one of the best ways to brighten our life and another person’s life. Not only will we spread the hope for seeing the good in people and the positives in life to other people, but we will also find ourselves to be much happier, because we focus on and care about someone else’s wellbeing and happiness too. It is such a simple approach to take into our daily lives that I find it so sad when I see people being rude or mean to others. And in the end, what goes around comes around and what goes up must come down. Spreading the love is the only way to ensure that we can get it back one day too.