It seemed appropriate to make my first post an inspiring, motivating type. After all there has been (and will be) many moments when the questions all seem rather big and difficult and doubt stands quite obtrusively in my way. As it does with us all from time to time. Big decisions that affect everyone in my family can seem selfish or unrealistic, but are they? Quitting my job for one (or at least cutting back – a lot) to study can seem, here and now, to be not exactly a family orientated decision. Its scary, and its moments like these when a little support, understanding and motivation can go a long way. Silly as it may seem some of those inspirational quotes can actually help. This is one of my favourites:
“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” — Michelle Obama
Keeping this (and other) inspirational thoughts in mind helps make the tough decisions a little less tough. So here I am, taking the plunge, why? because making no change means nothing changes. And another tidbit I read somewhere said regret is by far the scarier option in the long term, even if you fail. Give it a go. Nothing ventured nothing gained… (said by someone). You are too smart to be the only thing standing in your way… (another great unknown quote).
So here’s to moving forward.. despite the fear..
Oh and one more thing… don’t let those misguided words of others make you doubt yourself. Use it as momentum. Someone said to me recently (without any intention to off put) “Everybody is doing it” …when I said I was struggling to find a business name that was not already used. My initial reaction was “Well, yes, I guess you are right..why am I doing this then?” But, I remind myself, that there is only one me and I won’t be the same as every other health related blog or business because we are all different. We all care about different thing, focus on different areas and knowledge springs forth from education and all of these things. We center ourselves around these things as that is what passion is all about.
Thanks for joining me on my journey. I hope to bring to you some ‘Food for Thought’ very soon.
PS: Do you know any great inspiring quotes that can fuel my “quote” addiction?