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Monday, May 2, 2016

Motivation Kickstarter Day 9: Words of Wisdom

As part of my quest to find my motivation, I've accepted the 30 Day Writing Challenge.  Each post will be added to the main post HERE.

What Words of Wisdom Speak to Me?

I have two wise sayings I try to live by:

1) What other people think of me is none of my business.
This one is sometimes easier said than done, but as long as I'm mindful, I can stick to it.  If I worried about everyone who didn't like me, concerned myself with every rumor or piece of gossip that floated around about me, or paid attention to everyone's opinions of me based on half-truths I'd never get anything done in my life.  This is what I say to those who take some sort of odd pleasure in reporting to me on what so-and-so is saying about me at any given time.  That is such a strange pastime in my mind.  All in all, the whole thing is a time-suck in which I simply refuse to indulge.  

2) Do what is right, not what is easy.
It is exceedingly rare that "right" and "easy" go hand in hand.  Given the choice, it's vital to choose the former.  This is perhaps most important when doing the easy as opposed to the right would never be noticed by others.  That's when it truly counts most.  That's the measure of a person's character.  Though I've always lived by this idea, I find it even more crucial now that I am a mom whose every move is looked upon and repeated.  Doing right is the example I choose to set for my son no matter how difficult it may be.  

What wise words speak to YOU?

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