Thursday, May 19, 2011

Motivational Quotes and Thoughts

Hi Everyone,

Did you read my last post about having a "Bucket List"?  And, have you now begun one of your own?  I hope so.  It's fun to find out what other people have on their lists.  The other day I found out that a colleague of mine wants to take a trip across the country on a tandem bike, with his wife.  Cool.

As you can tell by the title of today's post, I'd like to share some of the quotes and thoughts I've found along the way, as I research tips for improving one's health, or level of wellness.  Below are some of my favorites.  I hope you find at least one of them inspiring.  If you do, why not write it on a sticky note, and place it on your mirror, kitchen cupboard, or some other place where you will notice it often?  The author is listed when known.

Treat yourself like company.
Amen to that one.  We go all out for our company, but why don't we go that extra mile for ourselves?

There's no such thing as a failure--it's feedback.
That's an optimist talking.  Try to find a message, a lesson learned, the next time you have a negative experience.

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth. -Robert Half
Have you found yourself giving too many excuses for something?  And, were you really just not facing the truth?  Sometimes I need to quit making excuses to that little voice in my head.  Is it the same for you?

Do you need to give yourself the same advice you'd give to others?
Well, do you?  Don't we all at times?  Next time you give someone advice, ask yourself if you should be doing the same thing you're suggesting.  I know I'll be checking myself more on that one.

Don't exchange what you want the most for what you want at the moment.
When temptation strikes, pause for a moment and think about what you really want.

Self-control is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it is.
Take a moment to pat yourself on the back at those times when you know you've exercised a lot of self- control.  Maybe you could keep a journal to write down those moments when you are most proud of yourself.  I bet we could all pat ourselves on the back for at least one thing everyday. 

There's more to share, but that's enough to digest for now.  Do you have any favorite thoughts or quotes you'd like to share?  I'd love to hear (and learn) from you.

Until next time, I wish you wellness, and positive motivation towards whatever your goals might be.

Mary R.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Great ideas! I copied two of the quotes on Post-It notes and stuck them by the pantry. That already helped me stop short of eating something after 8:00 p.m. last night. Thanks!