"The difference between the attainable and the unattainable lies in a persons determination."
As you know, I like to start every Monday with motivation, and this quote is an absolute favorite of mine!
This quote has been on my wall almost every day since my first day of college.
Sometimes depending on what's going on in our lives, we may get thrown off track, or we may feel defeated or like giving up…I know I have.
Reading this quote has always been a great reminder, not to do that.
That anything is attainable…that we all have the ability to make our dreams come true.
We just have to keep going, and not give up.
Life is always full of ups and downs…that’s part of what makes it such an adventure, a journey.
The way we choose to look at the "ups" and "downs" can affect our results.
What I mean is that even though bad things may happen…it is all in how we decide to look at it.
It is how we choose deal with those things.
Sometimes the greatest blessings in life come from when you feel like you have been thrown off track…from the so called “downs”.
You know the times I'm referring to...the ones where things are not going the way that we think they should be going.
I know I have experienced this.
I have had this cookie cutter picture of what I thought my life should look like…of what I thought should happen…of what I thought I should be doing…sometimes life followed that picture and other times it did not.
I’ve learned the more that I trust life, and go with the flow, through the ups and downs…the faster I actually end up moving towards my goals, dreams, and accomplishing what I want.
Now that doesn’t mean I don’t feel disappointed when something doesn’t go the way that I want it to.
What it means, is that when something unfortunate happens, I do my best to look around me and see what the lesson is, and where it is pushing me.
When you start to trust that life is giving you exactly what you need…it makes it easier to learn the lesson from where you are…and move forward in the direction that you should be going.
So whether something is frustrating me personally or professionally, I have learned to look for the message…the lesson.
I think to myself, what can I gain from this experience….where is this leading me?
Just because something isn’t working out the way that I thought it should, doesn’t mean that it won’t work out.
There is more than one way to accomplish your goals…whatever they are…and as long as you do not quit….as long as you do not give up…you will accomplish your goals.
The only reason that someone does not succeed, is because they quit.
It may be winding road at times, but you will get there!