“The best way to do is to be.” Lao Tzu

Positive Quote: “The best way to do is to be.” Lao Tzu

 

There are many saying out there that emulate this thought:

 

  • Dress for the job you want, not the job you have
  • You can’t redo a first impression
  • Perception is reality
  • We are who we choose to be
  • and so many more…..

 

What I like most about this quote is that it reinforces for me that who I am today is not static, it can change and I can be the driver of that change and evolution within myself.

 

I recently finished reading a book by Stan Slap called ‘Bury My Heart at Conference Room B’. This book helped a reader (me) explore and determine what my top 3 values are. Once you think you know your top 3 values, there is a set of questions to score and rate to determine if it really a top 3 or is it a value. People can have and do have many values and this doesn’t lessen that or take away from it, it helps show which ones are at a person’s core. One of my top 3 is ‘Enlightenment’ which is defined as the pursuit of awareness that feeds the soul.

 

As you can tell, this quote has me not only thinking but relating it to how I can be to do.

 

What do you think of this quote?

 

Have a great day.

Priscilla

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“When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be.” – Lao Tsu

Positive Quote: “When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be.” – Lao Tsu

 

 

This quote has me thinking. Let go of who I am. A person can be defined in different ways. This got me asking myself, ‘Who do I think I am?’ I am a daughter, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a mother, a wife, a friend, a worker, a manager, a stranger, a person who has so much to learn. I guess, I choose to avoid the labels as much as possible for myself, it sets too many limits. I don’t know who I will become, or how often I will change, yet I am excited to see who I become.

 

Then I ask myself, can I help myself become who I might be? The short answer is ‘Yes’. I can control the books I read, the shows I watch, and the things I listen to on the radio. The boundaries that are there are boundaries that I set.

 

This quote helps remind me to continue to push myself and know that I can grow and become more than I am.

 

What do you think of this quote?

 

Have a marvelous day.

Priscilla

Mary Tyler Moore on Courage and Failure

Positive Quote: “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore

 

It has been a little bit since my last quote posting. Life happens.

 

This quote jumped out at me, not so much because of who said it, more about how it personally resonated with me. Life is about choices, chances, mistakes, things we choose to do and things we choose not to do. Either way, it affects our todays and our tomorrows.

 

Failure is not pleasant. No one wakes up and tells themselves, I hope I fail today. Yet I do agree that failing and what you do afterwards has the greater impact for the future. If we never failed, would we try as hard?

 

I want to be a person who grows and becomes a better me. That will take failure, success, and more importantly tenacity and leaving my ego at the door. This would apply to both my home and work life, my authentic self.

 

I also believe that courage and bravery do not mean doing things alone. One should have a support system in place to be supportive when things don’t quite go as planned; a support system that nurtures and pushes you to be better versus coddling and avoiding the pain of failure. I believe that sometimes being brave means asking for help.

 

As you can tell, this quote did speak to me and I will be thinking about it for a time to come.

 

What do you think of this quote?

 

Have a great Wednesday and hopefully Spring is right around the corner.

 

Kind regards,

Priscilla