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Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Stepping Stones)

Stepping Stone Stumbling Block quote

This picture is of the Temple of the Olympian Zeus in Agrigento, Sicily. Can you imagine the obstacles they faced building temples around 600 BC?

 

“Your initial idea may or may not work, but you have to remember that a failed idea is nothing but a stepping stone to a bigger success.”   Naveen Jain

 

 

“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” Enid Blyton, Mr. Galliano’s Circus

 

 

“Failure is not the end of the road, it’s a stepping stone to do better!”   Hopal Green

 

 

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”   Dale Carnegie

 

 

“Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.”   Susan L. Taylor

 

Stumbling Sone Setback Quote, Robin Sharma

 

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Who Are You?

So, please, tell me about yourself. Don’t think about it. Don’t formulate a long, trying-to-impress, response. What is your reaction to that answer which immediately pops into your head?

 

I was asked this question several years ago by a participant in one of my presentations. But then he also added, “How has this answer changed since your brain injury?” It made me think about it for the first time. How do I define myself? What was I like compared to the years before I had my stroke?

 

We evolve. It is logical. We will always evolve. That is life. But who are you today? What is it –what passion, what occupation, what hobby – what is it that defines who you are?

 

 

Is the answer to this questioning what you what it to be? If not, how can you grow into the person you foresee in your future? Defining who we are will certainly evolve over time. Sometimes we will lose the titles we have once bestowed upon ourselves. Press forward, work toward fulfilling your dreams. You have the power to create the person you dream of telling others about.

 

 

“I may not have gone where I intended to go,

but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”   

-Douglas Adams

Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Self-realization)

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”  – Dalai Lama

 

self-realization

 

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”    -Thomas Szasz, “Personal Conduct,” The Second Sin, 1973


“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”    – Shannon L. Alder

 

“The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away.”    -Leland Val Van de Wall

 

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”    -Jean de La Fontaine

 

 

“The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes with purpose.”    -Richard Grant

Thank You for Watching & Sharing

“I sometimes walk into walls.
I will never recognize who someone is.
Occasionally I still fall down
which only serves to remind me…
… that I am blessed.”

– Tara Fall, author, educator… and seizure, brain surgery, and stroke survivor

 

 

 

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