Random Thoughts #16 – Not Knowing is OK

One of the great things about little kids is they are not as afraid as we adults to not know what they want. It’s totally OK sometimes to not know what you want. Stay with it. Go within. Your answers are there.

 

 

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#RayQuotes 1 – Day 134 of 365 Days to a Better You

I’ve always been a quotes person. I enjoy finding new quotes and using them to motivate me. I often coin new motivational quotes that come to me and have posted many of them on the web over the years with the hashtag #rayquote. For me, quotes like these often cut through cobwebs in my mind, shaking loose new ideas, perspectives, and paths forward. I hope at least one inspires you today!

Here are seven #rayquotes to provoke thought and inspire change.

  1. Stress is what you feel when you’ve lost sight of your WHY. When your WHY is strong, so are you.
  2. We are either doorways for fear in this world or doorways for love.
  3. It costs nothing to believe in yourself and everything not to.
  4. A well-studied loss is worth a dozen mindless victories.
  5. A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. (This one has become quite famous showing up on t-shirts, in books, and on quotes sites.)
  6. Adversity is not failure. Adversity is fuel.
  7. When you unleash your best you can undo your worst.

Have a fantastic day, my friends! Thank you so much for reading and sharing these blogs.

Ray

5 Inspiring Quotes by John Muir – “The Father of National Parks”

John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and philosopher who was an early advocate of protecting wilderness in The United States. He is sometimes called “The Father of the National Parks.”

He wrote numerous essays about nature, especially the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The famous environmental club he helped form – The Sierra Club – remains a force in conversation today. He was instrumental preserving Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

Here are five of his most inspiring quotes about nature.

  1. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

  2. We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.

  3. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

  4. Earth has no sorrow that Earth can’t heal.

  5. The mountains are calling and I must go.

You can find a more extensive list of Muir quotes on the TAS Quotes page.

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior

Eleanor Roosevelt was much more than a first lady. She was a visionary who pushed her husband in progressive directions and a philosopher and social commentator of enormous stature.

 

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Check out more Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes on the TAS website.

6 Star Trek: The Next Generation Quotes That Inspire

If you made me pick one TV show that is my all-time favorite, Star Trek: The Next Generation would win every time. While Star Trek has thongs of fans, there are many people who just “don’t get it,” and that’s totally cool. That doesn’t mean these quotes can’t inspire.

It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we will never reach our ultimate goal. The effort yields its own reward.
~ Lt. Commander Data (from “The Offspring” – Star Trek: TNG Season 3, 1990)

Things are only impossible until they’re not!
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (“When the Bough Breaks” – Star Trek:TNG Season 1, 1988)

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: Generations Movie, 1994)

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard quoting a fictional 24th Century Judge (“The Drumhead” – Star Trek: TNG Season 4, 1991)

I prefer to think of the future as something that is not written in stone.
~ Capt. Jean- Luc Picard (“All Good Things” – Star Trek: TNG Season 7, 1994)

Seize the time, Meribor. Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (“The Inner Light” – Star Trek: TNG, Season 5, 1992)

 

Seven Inspiring Change Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

  1. The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
  2. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  3. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  4. There are two days in the year that we can not do anything – yesterday and tomorrow.
  5. Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.
  6. If you take care of your immediate surroundings, the universe will take care of itself.
  7. I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.

Motivational Quotes by February 24 Birthdays

Following are motivational and inspirational quotes by people born on February 24.

  1. The sun will not rise or set without my notice and thanks. ~Winslow Homer
  2. Talent! There’s not such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous hard work in the right way. ~Winslow Homer
  3. Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. ~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  4. I don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me. ~Floyd Mayweather
  5. A true champ can adapt to anything. ~Floyd Mayweather
  6. Never cry. Never complain. Just work. ~Floyd Mayweather
  7. I want to put a ding in the Universe. ~Steve Jobs
  8. Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. ~Steve Jobs
  9. Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday. ~Steve Jobs
  10. You have to trust something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. ~Steve Jobs