Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

― Brian Tracy (via psych-quotes)

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Try to say nothing negative about anybody for three days, for forty-five days, for three months. See what happens to your life.

Don’t worry about falling flat on your face, or embarrassing yourself in front of all of your friends; we all do that at some point in our lives. Worry about not being able to experience an amazing opportunity because you were too busy fearing the consequences.

Shellin “Pick the Brain” 

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

-Christopher McCandless

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But sometimes our expectations sell us short. Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You’ve got to wonder why we cling to our expectations, because the expected is just what keeps us steady. Standing. Still, the expected’s just the beginning, the unexpected is what changes our lives.

Grey’s Anatomy 

Have dreams and wishes and expectations; prepare for life in some ways. But don’t hold on to disappointments of life because of what you thought your life would be like, hasn’t come to pass. Especially when you are perfectly fine. Especially when you are more than perfectly fine.

Just because your life hasn’t turned out the way you thought it should, it doesn’t mean that it hasn’t turned out well.

Don’t be so satisfied with the success stories of others and how things have gone for them that you forget to write your own. Unfold your own tale and bring it to life. You have everything you need to become what you are capable of becoming. Incredible change happens when you decide to take control. This means consuming less and creating more. It means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and deciding for you. It means learning to respect and use your own ideas and instincts to write your passage.

If you want your life story to soar to new heights, you’ve got to clear a path, reduce the time-sinks and burdens weighing you down, and pick up the things that give you wings. Keep your best wishes and your biggest goals close to your heart and dedicate time to them every day. If you truly care about what you do and you work diligently at it, there’s almost nothing you can’t accomplish.

-Marc and Angel  ”10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness”


Alissa & Joe - Columbus, OH


Alissa & Joe - Columbus, OH

You’re not going to out-work me. It’s such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren’t getting the places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It’s strictly based on being out-worked; it’s strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.

Will Smith 

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.

Mary Schmich (via nakupendarafiki)

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"God is still God. He designed us for marriage and despite all the roadblocks our culture puts between us and the altar, He’s still in the business of "setting the lonely in families." He hasn’t rescinded the Creation Mandate to be fruitful and multiply. His solution to man’s loneliness is still a wife — the suitable helper. He’s still in the business of making good matches. And no matter what happens in any one woman’s life, He’s still able."

-Excerpt from Plenty of Men to Go Around

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

 Hugh Laurie (via expiry)

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Better To Lose The Anchor Than To Lose The Whole Ship

The temptation is always to fight to the bitter end.

But sometimes it’s wiser to take the longer view.

When a situation is irreparable,

          or the circumstances have changed dramatically,

          it may be better to cut your losses.

Acknowledge the mistake.

Learn the lesson.

Salvage the position.

Live to fight another day.

Better to lose the anchor than to lose the whole ship

-Danish Proverb

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You Must Write Every Single Day of Your Life

To sum it all up, if you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling.

You must write every single day of your life.

You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next.

You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.

I wish for you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime.

I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.

May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories—science fiction or otherwise.

Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.