“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” – Thomas Carlyle
I’m inspired by quotes and they can certainly help change the course of a day. Perhaps it’s the same for you. The one above did that for me today as I’m a bit discouraged about a few things and yet I know that deep down I have it in me to persevere. The question is will I listen to that part of me that persists knowing that it will take more work, risk and faith?
This brings me to vulnerability. (Stay with me for a moment.)
The feeling of vulnerability has been pretty consistent over the last several weeks and I spoke about it in my video during my journey at Hilton Head Health.
The feeling is still with me as I continue on this journey to shed a few pounds, get more fit and overcome a few other obstacles along the way. What I know in my heart is that I can do this. It was evident at Hilton Head Health and ‘my strong soul’ has been a beacon for me over the years. What I also know is that I get stuck because I think about the obstacles more than the solutions.
There’s an awareness. Self-awareness. I consider myself a positive individual, yet I’m not totally free from the negative thoughts that linger at times. I’m guessing this is true for most of us. Thoughts and questions like: Am I …? Can I …? When will ‘x’ come to fruition? How will I accomplish ‘xyz’? And so on.
Does this sound like you at times?
So let’s get back to the quote above.
When I received this one today by Thomas Carlyle from Inspiration Daily it got me thinking differently and earlier (thankfully!) in the day. I didn’t have time this morning to ponder the disappointments that started my day because of this quote. And for that I’m grateful.
Is there a quote that inspires you?
Be well! xx
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