You are a Work in Progress

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It’s wild how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted. Life keeps leading us down paths we would never travel if it were up to us. Don’t be afraid, have faith, and trust the journey. Be a work in progress today, and celebrate the fact you are!

Unfounded Fears

Life is about overcoming fear and taking risks. If you don’t take risks, you won’t know what you’re capable of. If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything. Truth be told, nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to expand your comfort zone so you can experience things and understand more… so that you may fear less in the long run.

The reality, of course, is we all get afraid sometimes. It’s not about being afraid, but what you do when you feel that way. When you feel doubt, or fear, or anxiety, or frustration, know that you can let it go as surely as you can pull your hand away from a flame. Keep your mind focused on the goodness, on the possibilities and on your most treasured goals. What begins in your mind ends up in your life. Think continually of the way you would like to be, let these thoughts drive your actions, and your reality will reliably catch up with your thinking. (Read Daring Greatly.)

Betting on yourself

I don’t like to gamble but the one thing that I will bet on is myself

Fear

Fear creates limitation. When we fear, we become incapable of taking risks, of living our lives to the fullest. Whatever fears you are facing, whether it is fear of love, rejection, of heartbreak, or growing up, of being forgotten, or even of the dark, remember that your fear limits you. It prevents you from growing into a stronger, better person. Try to understand your fears for when you understand them, they no longer have a power over you. Let go of your fears, express it to someone and just release it. 

Move Forward

Sometimes life closes doors because it’s time to move forward. And that’s a good thing because we often don’t move unless circumstances force us to. When times are tough, remind yourself that no pain comes without a purpose. Move on from what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you. Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there. Good things take time. Stay patient and stay positive. Everything is going to come together; maybe not immediately, but eventually.

Remember that there are two kinds of pain: pain that hurts and pain that changes you. When you roll with life, instead of resisting it, both kinds help you grow.

Follow Your Heart

Always remember to follow your heart. It is your compass, your seed, and your source of life.

Be Bold

Be Bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.

Bliss

Forgive others. Not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do it Anyway

MotherTeresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.