"What you do matters, but why you do it matters so much more."
(Source: thedailypozitive, via whereismynextstep)
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
— Douglas Adams
1. Will it really matter in a year? Or in six months?
2. Is this helping me to grow and become a better person?
3. Why does their opinion or approval matter to me?
4. Am I acting on my feelings? Am I likely to regret this?
5. What if I decided to do things differently?
6. What if I decided to write a choose who I will be instead of letting others decide my life for me?
"I keep remembering one of my Guru’s teachings about happiness. She says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you’re fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t you will eat away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments."
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
"You’re going to make mistakes in life. It’s what you do after the mistakes that counts."
— Brandi Chastain
"The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths."
— Barry H. Gillespie