Hope Keeps The Hustle Alive
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I BELIEVE THAT HOPE IS THE ELIXIR OF POSITIVITY, AS WELL AS WHAT KEEPS US HUSTLING AND GRINDING, DESPITE THE ODDS. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT HOPE IS IN SHORT SUPPLY RIGHT NOW AND MUST BE REKINDLED REGULARLY TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE. IT IS MY HOPE THAT THIS EZINE WILL HELP REFILL YOUR TANK OF HOPE. PLEASE SHARE IT WITH ANYONE YOU BELIEVE WOULD ENJOY IT ALSO FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND/OR FAVOURITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES/ STORIES WITH ME ON MONIQUE@CHANGEDYNAMICS.ORG.ZA
Monique Stock EDITOR
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are Carl Jung
So many of us have spent a lifetime hiding who we truly are from ourselves and others. We become who we think the world expects us to be, becoming strangers to ourselves in the process Who is the REAL you? When will you be willing to take a risk that you are good enough, just as you are?
Stop hating yourself for everything you wish you were, and start loving yourself for everything that you are
You are the one that knows yourself best, so who else can possibly completely appreciate you but yourself? What can you VALUE about yourself and how will you do so from today onwards?
Perhaps I myself am the enemy that I must learn to love Carl Jung
Until you learn to fully love yourself, with your unique imperfections, you will never believe that you are loveable What would change in your life if you spoke to, and about, yourself with love and appreciation?
Decision is the ultimate power Anthony Robbins
It is perhaps worth remembering that even a 'no decision' is a decision What decisions have you been putting off? What is driving your procrastination? If you must procrastinate, why not procrastinate procrastinating for a change?
What you can't pay back, you pay forward Jo Walton
Learn to ask for help when you need it. When you don't, you deny others the opportunity to give you the gift of love And then, instead of feeling bad, why not just go out there and pay the gift of love forward to those around you?
You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them Michael Jordan
So often we put a mental ceiling on what we think we CAN be and do Never confuse confidence with competence. The real issue is learning to BELIEVE in yourself and your abilities What stops you?
Time is life. To waste your time is to waste your life Douglas Merrill
Time is non-refundable so we must learn to use it with wisdom Make sure that YOU are investing your time in those things that add value to your life, instead of simply spinning your wheels; busy being busy What might you need to change to get the best return on your investment of time?
Turn your wounds into wisdom Oprah Winfrey
Respect your wounds because they are a testament to your strength and resilience Yes, life can be painful but it's also worthwhile How have you grown as a result of your wounds? This is your wisdom
Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you're worth the trip Glenn Beck
If you are not completely convinced of your worth, you will never be able to convince anyone else What stops you from recognising and appreciating your real worth? What would happen if you did?
Loving yourself isn't vanity; it's sanity Katrina Mayer
We are often our own harshest critics, constantly bullying ourselves to be and do better Taking care of yourself is not selfishness, it is self-respecting. It is appreciation for the fact that you DESERVE to be loved – most especially by yourself When will you love yourself enough?
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you Maya Angelou
The pen is in your hand What will your life's story be? How did you show up today?
Many people are alive but don't touch the miracle of being alive Thich Nhat Hanh
When last did you take time out to simply 'be'? To see the shades of beauty in your life? To feel the ground with your bare feet? To hear Nature's song around you? STOP hitting the snooze button on life
Don't look back. You are not going that way Wayne Dyer
The past is a bit like a museum. Full of useless relics and interesting to visit, but you don't want to live there What relics from your past are you dragging around with you in your museum of personal history? Why are you still holding on to them?
You have something to say that no one else can Lisa Sasevich
Anyone can tell a story, but only YOU can tell your story perfectly What will it take for you to truly believe that you DESERVE to tell your story?
You need no one's permission but your own to be whole Michael Beckwith
Everything that we yearn to become lies on the other side of self-acceptance and appreciation You are whole, resourceful and creative When will you give yourself permission to be whole?
Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people Martina Navratilova
Our need for certainty underlies our desire to order our world along predictable lines We tend to create order by categorising people and things into neatly labelled 'boxes' which aren't always accurate How have you labelled yourself in ways that limit you?
If you cannot find the truth right where you are , where else do you expect to find it? Dogen
We tend to look outside ourselves for validation and define ourselves according to how we think people see us The problem is that often these perceptions are distorted in some unkind way The truth of who you REALLY are is right there within you. When will you trust it?
Normal is a setting on your washing machine
Sometimes we make the mistake of defining our worth by comparing ourselves against what we consider to be 'normal' What does 'normal' mean to you? How has this held you back in the past? When would now be a good time to change this?
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Until next month...
To your continuing greatness Monique
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand.