Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tse
Jack Canfield explains, "As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right."
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
As David Viscott said, "If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed." And William James: "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” ~ Louis L'Amour
After all that we have attained - or failed to attain - our perspective is different and a new vision appears. Life runs in cycles. The opportunity comes to transform our lives, but now we have the benefit of all we have learned.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~ Henry Ford
If one dream should fall apart and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick up one of those pieces and begin again. Every day we wake up is the first day of our new life.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today to make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson
The past has passed, it doesn't matter... it's all about the present moment and its infinite potential in your hands. Buddha: "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again."
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
It's Time to Remind Yourself of a Few Key Truths ~ by Angel Chernoff
We may not always love everything about our lives, but deep down we do love and appreciate the magic of life itself. Some part of us believes that everything and anything is possible. Sadly, though, we don’t always believe these possibilities are within our reach. We choose to believe we are incapable of living our lives the way we want to live them, at our full potential. We choose to accept our reality as others have told us it has to be. Wake up! We have a choice. We don’t have to fall into line. Why not stir things up a bit and live by better rules? Continues...