Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 48 Feeling It...or Not

Hello Journal!

Some days I "feel" it, some days I don't. Today I don't.

Some days I feel all fired up, determined to do whatever it takes to create my new future... I FEEL the passion, the fire, the excitement of the progress. I am enjoying the journey.

Then the day comes--and it will, because that's the way of life, with ebbs and flows...when I do NOT feel it.

It just means that I don't FEEL it today.

As far back as I can remember, I have always been a quote-putter-upper. I stick little notes all over, here and there, with quotes, notes, goals, slogans or phrases...anything that I want to "seed" into my mind.

On the days that I do not FEEL the inspiration, the motivation, I inevitably run across one that fits my need.

Just from my art studio alone, here are some of my little notes...some are hard to read because they are so old they have faded...that's okay because I know them by heart..they are like old friends:

No Excuses

If you don't like it, change it.
If you can change it, change the way you think about it.

Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.--Michelangelo

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

There is one thing no one can ever take from me; and that is my freedom to choose how I will react to what happens to me. --Viktor Frankl

Be BOLD...color outside the lines

Passion bridges the chasm between the dreamer and the doer.--Lew Lehrman

There's treasure everywhere!--Calvin and Hobbes

Our most precious achievements are those purchased with our greatest efforts.

Excuses are the crutches of the uncommitted.

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.--Abraham Lincoln

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.--Thomas Edison

Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, either way you're right.--Henry Ford

It's not the technique that counts but it's the passion that matters.--Beethoven

Six P Principle:  Proper Planning Prevents Pukey Poor Performance

Dreams are where you want to go; hard work is how you get there.

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you CAN do!

Remember: the same boiling water that hardens the egg will soften the carrot. Everything depends on the individuals reaction to stressful circumstances.

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.--Helen Keller

Sow a Thought, reap a Word
Sow a Word, reap an Action
Sow an Action, reap a Habit
Sow a Habit, reap a Character
sow a Character, reap your Destiny

Time continues...I will go to sleep tonight...and tomorrow I will most likely FEEL it again. That is not a necessary thing to my success, but it sure is more fun!

From Dr Phil's book: "Problems..don't get better with inattention."

My verse for today: "...His compassions never fail. They are new every morning."

My quote for today: "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."--Zig Ziglar

Enjoy the Journey,



Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

I'm glad you posted your sticky notes today because they are reminders for us all that it doesn't matter how you feel, it matters what you do. Ok, so you don't feel it today. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Today I see faith. Hang in there!

Retta said...

Hi Karen,
Oooh...that would make a great sticky note: It doesn't matter how you feel, it matters what you do."

Thank you for your encouragement,

Shelli Belly said...

Fake it til you make it.

You're doing great Loretta. It seems insurmountable for a season but you're doing so many great things for youself. Play the music, dance and read your stickies. Great job.

Karen you're so spot on. You encouraged me today.

{ALL} for a Better Life said...

I loved reading your quotes, thanks for sharing them!

Scarlet Simple said...

You are doing wonderfully! I like the quotes you post, and if they are helping you or reminding you or just keeping you bouncing around inside the motivation pin-ball machine I think that they are great!

Retta said...

SHELLI: Thank you, yes I need to crank up the music sometimes and just get get lost in it. :-) Golden oldies will always make me smile....Unchained Melody....

{ALL}: I'm glad you like the quotes!

SCARLETT: What a great phrase: bouncing around the motivation pin-ball machine!

Thank you everyone!

financecupcake said...

I love your quotes! Thanks for sharing. I think I'll be coming back to this post from time to time.

You have the best outlook: You aren't feeling it today, but you know it's still there. I need to learn to think like that!

Retta said...

Hi CinciMom11,
Yes, that was a major breakthrough for me in my thinking...imagine a cloudy day, all overcast and gray. Is the sun still up there in the sky, above the clouds?? Of course, and in time it will appear and I will feel it's warmth again. This is just like that to me. It has really helped me...I am glad it helped you too! :-)

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