As a writer, I know how important it is to begin the day on a positive note. It can mean the difference between a successful day and one filled with obstacles that simply slow you down or make you question your abilities. Because I believe in the power of maintaining a positive and grateful attitude, I do my part by maintaining a blog, In the Direction of Dreams. Inspirational quotes aimed toward reaching goals and dreams are the springboard for the posts.
I’d like to share the five most popular quotes from my blog.
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." — Albert Einstein
This quote received an overwhelming majority of the visits to my site making me consider how judged we all feel when it comes to our abilities, and how short-sighted we can be when judging others.
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, you are stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin
This quote was a close second, and again addresses our need to believe in our own abilities and power as human beings. The need to know we are smart enough, strong enough and brave enough is universal, regardless of our position in life.
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”- Gandhi
This quote takes a subtle shift the importance of our thoughts, which includes believing in our abilities.When we accept that our thoughts create our world, we take back the power to live full and productive lives.
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
This quote, addresses the importance of our actions, which are the results of our beliefs. It assures us that our efforts are worth it even when we do not see immediate results.
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The final quote addresses the obstacles in our lives and how we can avoid them by changing our beliefs and our actions.
Consider the quotes carefully as you begin your day, as within them lay the power you need to live a productive and successful life.