Anyone who reads this blog or follows me on Pinterest will know how much I love a picture with a quote in it. I think I am more in love with the fact someone else has or is experiencing the same realisation/enlightenment that I am going through right now. Here are 4 of my all time favourite quotes:
#1: Don't wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of each step you take toward reaching that goal
So true. I've was so goal focused starting off, I never realised each notch along the way should be celebrated. So regardless of whether its running for 5 minutes when the goal is 5K or losing half a stone when the goal is 5 stone - celebrate each success! You deserve it!
#2: Life hits you with choices
Every morning when my alarm goes off I have a choice - roll over and catch another hour in bed or get up and do something. When you forget to bring a packed lunch to work with you - grab a hot chicken baguette in the local corner shop or go to a cafe and have something proper like soup & a sandwich?
Everyone has good days. Everyone has bad days. How you react to them is everything. I can lie to anyone but really whats the point when you can't lie to yourself. Am I putting on weight because I'm building muscle or eating more junk food - you decide?
#3: No one's really keeping track of how many times you screw up... so chill the fuck out.
This one speaks for itself. I am so self critical - so easy to blame myself for whatever goes wrong or off track but really... what good does beating yourself up about it do? Nada!
Is it really a mistake if you learn from it?
#4: The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race
Starting off 18 months ago, I never knew what the finish line was or how I was going to get there. I just knew I needed to start. I've tried many avenues some of which I embraced and stayed loyal to (such as running) and others which I have decided aren't for me (such as Yoga).
When I started running, the goal was to get to 5K. My first race was a 10K. The day I finished my first race I signed up for my first Half Marathon. Each time I finish something, I set a new goal - be it to run faster, run a new distance or something else. Every time I seem to cross the finish line, some new goal is set. It just unfolds in front of me like the next logical step.
These are my favourite quotes that inspire me - What are yours? What quotes/sayings/phrases motivate you?