Favorite Quotes

Hope grows when we recognize that the future is still open

posted Oct 13, 2013, 4:21 PM by Elizabeth Batson

Hope holds the truth that the future is open, uncertain and influenceable. We don't know what the future holds, but we know that we have the power to influence it, change it, create it, relate with it, and ultimately to be our wholehearted selves in it.
 – Krista MacKinnon

Translating motivation to habit

posted Sep 18, 2013, 9:52 PM by Elizabeth Batson

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

It's not failure, it's an experiment!

posted Dec 14, 2012, 10:52 PM by Elizabeth Batson

I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that won't work.

                            -- Benjamin Franklin

Taking Risks

posted Oct 31, 2012, 10:48 PM by Elizabeth Batson

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. 

     --  J.K. Rowling

Comparisons cause insecurity

posted Oct 15, 2012, 2:19 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Oct 15, 2012, 2:20 PM ]

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel. 

        - Steve Furtick

What is Wisdom

posted Oct 1, 2012, 11:40 AM by Elizabeth Batson

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
 
And how do you gain wisdom?
    - Good judgement
How do you get good judgement?
    - Experience
How do you get experience?
    - Bad judgement

Letting Go Doesn't Mean Forgetting

posted Sep 10, 2012, 9:20 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 9:25 PM ]

The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.
-- Jack Kornfield

Balancing as you go around life's sharp curves

posted Jul 16, 2012, 1:41 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 9:25 PM ]

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
-- Lillian Smith, author & women's rights advocate

Change: Nothing is always the same

posted Jun 26, 2012, 10:58 AM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 9:26 PM ]

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the

same river and he's not the same man.

-- Heraclitus

Maintaining Motivation

posted Jun 10, 2012, 6:17 PM by Elizabeth Batson

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.        – Zig Ziglar

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