“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing…must be attained.”
What a wonderful quote Karen found in her Franklin Planner by Curie. So often we become sidetracked by looking at what is unfair or not “just” in our lives. We can count our bruises and wonder “why isn’t this easier?” But this quote holds the
realization that “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that?”
It is important to accept that fact and quit looking for the “easy way” — because there isn’t one. Instead, we need to develop the traits that Curie suggests — perseverance, confidence and our special gifts.” Life itself will never be easy, but we can develop the strengths and skills to make our life easier.
When we approach life with a centered and confident purpose, obstacles become stepping stones and fears become smaller. Life itself hasn’t changed, but we have. We have learned to look past our immediate ego to the bigger purpose of contributing and living fully.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you know your purpose? Likewise, on a scale of 1 to 10, how strong is your confidence? What is one step you can take today to build in either of these areas?
I approach life from a centered and confident self.
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And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”
And when ending your day ask yourself: “What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?”