Monday, January 5, 2015

Motivation Monday: Just be!

[photo copyright Donna B. McNicol]

As we went our way into a new year, I thought this was an appropriate quote. Stop trying to be what you think everyone wants you to be. It's time to just BE!

I've spent the majority of my life trying to be everyone else's version of perfect. Believe me, finding that and being happy do not blend well together. Ever since I decided that this is who I am and if someone doesn't like it, that's their issue, I've been much happier and more satisfied with my life.

Try it, you might like it!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like good advice but how does one go about making that change?? Great picture.

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    1. For me it has helped to simplify life more. Living here in Ecuador, you learn to appreciate things. It's been a surprising transformation.

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  2. I can't tell you how much I relate to this. It is so true, but I had to get older to understand this truth. I wasted so much time in my youth trying to live up to everyone else's standards. At some point you ask who am I really, and who do I want to be? Once you come to terms with this, you realize you can't please everyone, so I began striving for my personal best. It has made all the difference in the world. Happy New Year!

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    1. Growing older does seem to be the catalyst for this...Happy New Year back!

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