I’m a quote person. I like inspirational words and phrasing, and especially vocalized in a certain way. There are three quotes above my desk right now.
Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.
We find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
Do you sense a trend?
That first quote about change was in my old office at a job I knew I couldn’t continue long term. I need more, and that helped remind me to keep moving towards my goal. Staying the same is completely fine in certain circumstances, but change is always possible, somehow, and as needed.
The second quote about direction I tore from my nephew’s high school graduation announcement. Meant to be hopeful for 18-year olds heading off into the world, it was also inspirational for this 46-year old in the middle of a long job search.
And the Lewis Carroll is my far-reaching quote, and it is inspiring and emotional for me. It’s a quote for dreamers who keep dreaming, for hopers and believers in some day, and for those who continue to work and know that it takes every bit of effort, overwhelming belief, and a little bit of luck, to get what you want.
To the left of these quotes is a window looking out to green, and a board with a few more bits of inspiration. I love these words as well, except the bottom corner. I’m not here to live the life I was destined for. I’m here to live the life I make happen.
Another installment of a personal happiness project, revisited.