Happy Friday! I know we’re just going into the weekend, but I always feel like the weekends are a good time to recap from the work I’ve done, and look at the things I can do better in the coming week. In this business journey (and life in general), I believe we should always be learning and growing. I’ve personally come such a long was as an entrepreneur and learned tons about what not to do in my businesses. But I know full well there are many things that still confuse me or that I simply don’t know yet. And that’s what I love about the work I do. It never gets boring. I enjoy personal development so being able to make frequent education a part of my work and always challenging myself with new projects keep this whole career incredibly exciting! I’ve been in business for 5 years now and I’ve gleaned a lot of great wisdom along the way. Here are 4 of my favorite quotes to inspire as you reflect this weekend on your journey ahead!
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
Change is the only constant we have and the hard times won’t last forever, but likewise neither will easy times. It’s important to keep this big picture in mind as we move through life. All we have is today and really, the only thing that counts is our courage right this moment to keep moving forward, no matter what we’re facing.
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
There will likely be many people who tell you along your journey that you cannot indeed do what you are attempting to do, that you don’t have what it takes. Don’t listen to those people. Keep going anyway. When you hold onto your faith and keep focused on what God’s plan is for your life, you can and will accomplish more than you could ever imagine.
“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
I cannot express to you how true this is. I spoke about this topic on my podcast a few weeks ago. With our human obsession to make ourselves as comfortable as possible, we’re stopping our growth in its tracks. Especially when it comes to building a business, there WILL be things you’re going to have to do that you don’t love. Do them anyway. You CAN do it. If you’re feeling stagnant in your life, you’ve got to take risks and step outside the life you are comfortable with. Otherwise, you will likely stay stuck forever. Go big or go home. Right?
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
Just DO it already. Whatever that thing is you’ve been pondering, hesitating about, that things that makes you nervous, yet you can’t stop thinking about? Stop ruminating and JUST DO IT. 5-4-3-2-1 GO. I’m very serious here. I wish this is something I had learned so much earlier than I did. Are you afraid of being rejected? SO WHAT. Do it anyway. Afraid of someone telling you no? SO WHAT. Ask anyway. What are you so afraid of, really? How will you know if you can do something if you’ve never tried? Not everyone is going to like you. Not everyone is going to agree with you. And that’s ok. That’s what makes us individuals. It’s a good thing! It shouldn’t be a hinderance to your momentum. If you meet a brick wall, try another road. You may just surprise yourself. 😉