I completely agree with this saying. There are many times, even in recent days that I can think of when I didn’t ask. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.
It takes a lot of courage to ask, and even though you know the answer is NO, or maybe not right now, you feel a type of relief by just asking. A great example is me asking my boss for a raise. Even though I knew the answer would be “no, there is no money”, I felt that burden of finding a way to ask lift away. The answer was not what I was looking to hear, but I got the guts and courage to ask.
As the ending of this saying states: If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Just sit there and really think about it. “If you don’t step forward….you’re always in the same place”. It can be applied to everything in life: work, marriage, weight, society, love, relationships, family….everything we strive for is founded by this single sentence. Have you had the courage to step forward?
Sometimes I feel like I’m running into walls with the lack of sleep, and always on the go, go go! I find myself googling quotes to keep me motivated–just like this one. Hope you guys are having a good day!
I know this is a touchy subject for a person in my household (my husband) but I have to know:
Why not pay attention to detail?
For instance, I came home and immediately started dinner. I go into my cabinet to get a 9 inch skillet and when I take it out I noticed that the pot is dirty. Normally I’m the one who is in charge of dishes, and by in charge, I mean putting them in the dishwasher. I know I am a Nazi when it comes to checking for clean dishes and to make sure everything is clean before it’s being put back into the cabinets. What I don’t understand is; how my husband can put a dirty skillet away without thinking “hmmmm let me put it back in the dishwasher or let me scrub it by hand.”
Another example: In the shower he would rather cut open a toothpaste tube instead of going into the closet to get a new one.
I’m not too sure why my husband chooses not to pay attention to detail. I find it rather unattractive. 😦
As for my last example–now that February is right around the corner, I’ve already purchased my Valentine’s Day card (over a week ago). How much would you want to bet that my husband will buy my Valentine’s Day card on 2/14/15. How much more would you bet that he’ll purchase it an hour before I come home and all he will do is sign it? I’m not saying that it can’t be purchased the day of, but at least put some words in it.
Look at your notebook; did you know that you are more likely to jot down thoughts if you LOVE the design of your notebook and enjoy the feel of your pen on the paper? So you know where I’m going with this…INVEST IN GOOD QUALITY PRODUCTS to keep you motivated!
P.S. I took this picture off the internet. I’ve never done drugs…I know…I tell people it’s my only V card! LOL
I read this in an article this past week and saved it. It comments the following:
“It’s easy to live like a mouse on a wheel: you go to work, you eat, you sleep, you go to work again, and so on, and then it’s the weekend. Make regular time to step off that wheel and reflect on your life”.
Today, spend a few minutes daydreaming on your commute to work. Don’t interrogate yourself during this downtime; simply let thoughts emerge and listen to what your innate wisdom is telling you.
I did just that today! I picked up my kid from the sitters and just relaxed on the ride home. No radio, no singing, no noisy toys. We really didn’t say much to each other either. Not only was it therapeutic, I got a lot of thinking done. Normally my thinking time is in the shower…I’ve must have been a mermaid in another life with all the time I spend showering (thinking).
I will need to incorporate this in my daily routine more often. Even if it’s for 3 minutes. Just like you de-clutter your house, work and life; you will really feel like your mind has been de-cluttered by giving it some love. I dare you to try it.
Well that’s my rant for tonight. Hope you guys have a great evening!