Happy Wednesday, my friends. This morning I’m sharing another #RayQuote. I coined this one about 15 years ago. It seems to resonate, as it’s proliferated on Twitter, found its way into t-shirts and into at least one book; not to mention various quotes sites.
It’s a play on the famous aphorism, “Feed a cold. Starve a fever.”
What I love about it is it’s a simple reminder, with every choice we make today, to choose our dreams over our doubts.
A dream fed is a dream sped. Often we feed our doubts rather than our dreams. Remember to feed your dreams today.
Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!
A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.
Our lives are filled with challenge on a daily basis. It can be an easy reason to stop or give up. Most people would even understand.
The first mistake we make is to see challenge as obstacles and obstacles – even the word – sounds like something blocking us.
When we shift our focus and see the challenges as stepping stones or character builders or even guardrails, we find they are necessary companions along the journey to a goal and will make standing on the too of the mountain that much more gratifying.
The late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell put forward the theory of the monomyth – the heroic journey that each of as the hero of our life is on. He noted repeating pattern in hero stories across the world.
Always there is a monster (massive challenge) to be faced before the hero gleans the boon. Don’t bow! You have as much right as anyone to be on the path.
Be glad when you find your monster. It’s a sign you’re on the right path. The universe rarely bothers to challenge mediocrity, but it will cast huge scary shadow puppets at those ready to achieve something great.
Just in case no one else reminded your today, you are awesome!
However you want to phrase it, you are the captain, the director, the producer of your life. What you think or don’t, what you say or don’t, what you do or don’t decides your course through this life.
Outside events only provide a set on which to act out this play of self in this interconnected multiverse.
Sometimes, though, we fall out of the captain’s seat or even forget who we are and the power we have over our outcomes.
Today I’m sharing some brand new RayQuotes I coined during a thought experiment this morning along with some that I’ve use for years to empower my own mindset. The power of words is in the feeling they create. That feeling becomes the fuel for action and determination.
Hope you enjoy them. Consider. Saving the ones that resonate with you, printing them, and keeping them close to you during your day to remind you that you are the captain of your life.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!