As you would have probably guessed by the title, this post is not a product review or anything beauty related that I usually post. Today, I'm sharing some of my favourite quotes/lines that are not very famous but still quite inspiring and motivating. It's my hundredth blog post (finally!!) and I wanted to post something different. Now, there are chances that if I have come across these quotes and lines from different sources like books, the internet, magazines, interviews, comments etc, you might have also heard or read these somewhere. By the term "not famous" I mean to say that these are not famous as in like the Mahatma Gandhi quote 'Be the change you wish to see in this world' but they are still very very inspiring.
And..... what is that "something"? That something is the thing you are passionate about! The thing that excites you but you ignore it, you let other people's opinions affect you and you simply push away that feeling. You have to think about your dream, your passion or your goal every day even when you don't receive a lot of support from people around you, even when your inner critic tricks you into believing you can't do it. Think about it until it turns into an obsession and then the only choice that'll be left in your mind to cure this obsession would be to just not care about anything else but going ahead in direction of your dream and ultimately....... ACHIEVING IT!
Exaaaactly!! A lot of us have a habit of seeking approval before starting something new, something different and something creative from as many people as possible. And only after getting maximum approval, we feel that the decision is worthy of being taken..... otherwise, we just drop it. We have the fear of extreme criticism and mockery. What we fail to realise is that not everyone sees or looks at things just the same way as you do or I do. No one will have the same vision and no one will be in love with your ideas or your vision more than you. Seeking approval from others strips us of self-belief and instils a lot of self-doubt in our minds. Or, look at it this way, if someone talks you out of doing something and you decide not to follow your heart's desires then ultimately who has to deal with the regretting feeling of ditching your soul? That person who talked you out of the thing that you really wanted to do or you?
Convince your mind that no matter how bad the present circumstances may seem, with right mindset and faith in yourself and in god, you can become anything you want. I know it's easier said than done but look there is so much inspiration in this world, so many people have achieved greater heights because despite their circumstances they continued. They didn't give up when they really really wanted to.
Yes! This is absolute truth. The choice is yours. You can either stay in your comfort zone and force yourself to feel content with the mediocre life or you can step out of it a little and let new things happen to you. I myself struggle with doing or attempting things out of my comfort zone a lot but you have to push yourself. At some point in your life, you'll have to risk being uncomfortable. That being said, I would also like to mention here that if you suffer from anxiety don't rush, it's okay to feel anxious and do things at your own pace because moving in the right direction is always more important than speed. If you don't stop, you will eventually get there sooner or later! You don't have to feel guilty about not moving at the same speed as everyone else. Take little, small steps that make you uncomfortable.This will ultimately help you in developing the confidence to do big things which are out of your comfort zone.
Here's a bitter truth.......Even if some people show that they're happy to see your progress, they tend to subtly and cleverly remind you of the time when you didn't do that well or when failed at something or when you didn't have much courage, or when you were just miserable. You should get rid of these people and if you cannot, don't acknowledge their behaviour. Unfortunately, it's extremely rare to find someone in your inner circle or outer circle who comes with completely judgement free nature or character, someone who'll sense and soothe your fears instead of targeting them. Whether you acknowledge or not they are going to feel happy that they ruined your momentum. Acknowledging their behaviour makes it worst and gives them the importance that they clearly don't deserve. So don't acknowledge and just let them live in their delusional world, let them think they've done the damage when they clearly haven't!
This was Priyanka Chopra's reply in one of her interviews where she was asked, what drives her to try so many new and different things and how she deals with the fear of an innovator? I just love the answer that she gave. It's so inspiring for anyone who wants to follow their heart and do something on their own. Of course, it will not be easy but whatever little you're going to achieve in that journey, will only be yours and it will not be like everyone else and that's what's gonna make you stand out and make you unique. Isn't this thought enough for you to at least not downgrade whatever it is that you wanna do in your life?
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That's all folks! I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I loved writing it. Please don't forget to share your thoughts and some of your favourite quotes or lines that inspire you. I would love to read.
Till....next time, take care,
lots of love,
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