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Inspirational Quotes

“Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz



“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King, Jr.



“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw



“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela



“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison



“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer



“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt



“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” ~C.C. Scott



“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt



“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” -Amelia Earhart



“Although the world is full of suffering, it’s full also of the overcoming it.” -Helen Keller



“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mohandas Gandhi



“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through…” – Maya Angelou


When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. – Paulo Coelho


To live through the Soul is the highest calling. ~ Caroline Myss


Forgiveness means letting go of a hurtful situation and moving on with your own happiness. ~ Amanda Ford



The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. ~ J.P. Morgan



Keys of Truth – Growth is potential unlocked – Sheryl Silbaugh


Change is like rain, it begins with a single drop, and one small action linked to another becomes a torrential downpour until you have shifted into a new you – Sheryl Silbaugh



April showers – raindrops bouncing off the windowsill, joined together in a delightful dance of community that brings the beauty of spring flowers into our lives – Sheryl Silbaugh



“There are no problems to be solved – just more truth to be revealed”  Jeffrey Van Dyk


“Faith is taking the first step, even when you can’t see the whole staircase” Martin Luther King

I always think of the scene in the Indiana Jones movie when they step into the air with faith that the bridge is there, even though they can’t see it. Anyone at the time of the civil rights movement, or the movement that Gandhi started would have said that the bridge was missing. That is wasn’t possible to do what they did. But they both stepped forward into impossibility and made it possible.

There are things in my own life, that coming from my background, that many would have said, “it is not possible to have the position and success I have”, without the formal education.

What I have come to realize is that every excuse that we come forward with – each proof that we can’t do something – is just that we don’t yet have the faith to see the bridge or staircase. It is always there, we just don’t see it. Fear keeps us blind. Faith removes the blinders and helps us see clearly that we just need to take the next step. One step forward at a time and with faith we make it across the bridge and up to the top of the staircase.

We are all on our own hero’s journey. It is a journey made by faith. When you hear about someone doing something like lifting the car off a child, or bringing someone out of a burning building, they all say the same thing. When asked weren’t you afraid? They say, I just saw something that needed doing and I did it. I didn’t think about it.

When you think about something, you engage fear. Don’t think about it, just take the next step in faith and surprise yourself. Once you see that you aren’t falling down the ravine, it is easier to take the next one.

And remember, none of the hero’s in the stories are perfect, perfection isn’t what is required. What is required is to just do something that needs doing. As the Nike commercial says, “Just do it”.