Inspirational Quotes -- Words to inspire joy, love, fulfillment and success
This is a bold statement, I know, but I've seen it play out over and over, in my own life and in the lives and careers of my clients and course members. The more we lie, the more we feed the fear that we have to continue to lie, and the less able we are to deal head-on with the truth and all the consequences of that truth.
When's the last time you burst into laughter, and experienced true, unabashed joy? For many, it's been a very LONG time. We prioritize a lot of things in our lives - like money, safety, trying to be impressive, trying to better others, trying to get ahead - the list goes on. But how much of that makes us truly happy? If you decided to focus only on doing only what makes you happy, what would you do MORE of today, and what you would STOP doing?
In times like these, I've found there's one key practice that can ground us and keep us on an even keel regarding building an identity that we can be proud of. Every day, think about who you ultimately want to be in the world and what you want to stand for. When you're 90 looking back, what do you want to have demonstrated, contributed, bettered, elevated, inspired and made possible? How do you want your children to remember you? Ask yourself "What good can I create and leave behind?"
Honest talk here - I find that when I'm really tired, overwhelmed and feeling beleaguered (as I was over the weekend), my kindness for myself flies right out the window. And with that, so does my kindness and compassion for others. Don't let yourself fall into the unkind trap. It hurts you more than it hurts others. #kindness #love #spirituality #mostpowerfulself #closeyourpowergaps
So many of my friends, clients and course members share that they never feel good enough, that they're always trying to achieve some impossible standard that remains elusive and is always shifting. I've been there too and can tell you that once your break that yardstick and throw it away, once and for all, your life will transform rapidly. Do what you can to thoroughly love and appreciate yourself. #loveyourself #closeyourpowergaps #findingbrave #knowyourworth #selfacceptance
Every day, I see how very hard we are on ourselves (cruel, in fact), intensely questioning if we're good enough, smart enough, and hard-working enough to "succeed." And that questioning blunts our growth. If you struggle to perceive yourself as worthy, valuable and special, then you're not "seeing" who you really are. What we need to do is stop striving so hard, and start loving and appreciating ourselves more. Let some much-needed love and light into your heart and your life starting today.
I'm seeing every day with stark clarity in my coaching work that we are exactly what our childhoods taught us to be, unless we've healed and grown beyond it. For so many millions of us, we were taught self-limiting messages about who we SHOULD be that hold us back from who we WANT to be as adults. Who do you want to be today? #closeyourpowergaps
Here's a life lesson that ALL founders, business owners and professionals (indeed all people) need to understand more deeply. If you have to lie and cheat to be "successful," you'll NEVER succeed at the level you dream of. And you'll damage your own life and thousands of other people in the process. #closeyourpowergaps #betruthful #integrity
The recent news about the college admissions scam and so many parents and students lying to get into the schools of their choice reminds me of this essential truth. When you lie as a way to improve your future, you actually damage it. The lie will forever be a "dirty little secret" that you have to hide. And that secret keeps you trapped in feeling ashamed, humiliated and knowing that you're an impostor. #honesty #strength #honor #integrity #beresponsible #accountable #closeyourpowergaps #findi
I've found that, so very often, we DO feel and know in our hearts what we want to do moving forward in life and work, but we're deathly afraid it's the wrong thing, or that we'll fail or falter at it. So we ask other people what they think. And they end up discouraging us because THEY don't have the courage to follow their own hearts and intuition. But YOU do. Find brave, and get going. Avoid asking the wrong people (who don't have courage and bravery to live the life they want).
When I was younger, I would get so crushed by rejection (of my writing, or projects, or ideas). I'd get demoralized, angry and really defensive, and in my mind, I'd rail against the individual or entity who was rejecting the idea and take it VERY personally, thinking that they're stupid or just don't understand my idea well enough. Now that I'm older, I know differently. EVERY single rejection you get - if you listen and observe carefully - can unlock an amazing new door for you. Get CURIOUS.