Memo to Self

Motivational, Quotations

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“Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time…” will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.” – Bo Bennett

Words are powerful things. Amongst the most powerful things we possess. We can tear down another person with words they wish they could forget. Or we can build up another person with words they hope they never forget.

Yet in the warfare of words, we generally don’t take aim at others nearly as often as we do at ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we wouldn’t dream of saying to others.

If a family member were juggling 6 balls at once, we’d never tell them they couldn’t do it – we wouldn’t say “One’s going to drop, any minute now….” as we watched expectantly. We’d shout words of encouragement….even if we weren’t 100% sure it could be done, we’d want to cheer them on with all the encouragement we could muster. We’d want our good vibes to mesh with their attempt and, hopefully, make a little magic happen!

Yet, think about the vibes we regularly inflict upon ourselves. And I’m not just talking about the ones that are insulting (one of the worst practices for one’s mental and emotional health!). I’m talking about the “One’s going to drop, any minute now…” type of negativity. The quote that led this post off talks about one such negative vibe. An incredibly popular one – the “I don’t have enough time!” mantra.

I’ll be the first to admit, sometimes it feels like it! I’ll also admit to saying those very words, or ones to that effect regularly. Oh yeah, I’ve worked up some negative mojo on myself with that one.

Then I read something in a book once that made me think – amazing people such as George Washington, Condoleeza Rice, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah, etc….. None of them possessed or possess any more hours in their days than I do in mine. 24. Standard issue.

Maybe we should start giving ourselves the same encouragement that we normally reserve for others. Maybe if we tried to mesh our good vibes with our attmepts we’d make a little magic for ourselves!

Make each moment count double – there’s plenty of them! 😉
~Joi

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