As an avid Pinterest fan, I wouldn’t be doing my civil pinning duty if I didn’t have a board dedicated to quotes. Whether motivational, truthful, funny or sarcastic, quotes are a popular part of my Pinterest scrolling spree. Out of this seemingly never-ending list of the wise words of people much smarter than I, I have 5 particular quotes that stick with me more and I carry with me daily as my mantra for life.
This is the most recent addition to my mantra list. In a weak moment, I had this specific quote said to me and it has been implanted there (not to say it wasn’t already there thanks to The Princess Diaries). It struck a chord with me, and the former first lady is not lying. Just remember: if you don’t let others bring you down, you will always be up.
No one knows absolutely everything. But we are all smart at something, whether it is raising a child to biochemistry to walking in heels gracefully (all difficult things for me to do). Always go in to an interaction humbly and knowing that you learn something new everyday.
For some weird reason, our society has created a dichotomy between following your head and following your heart. Apparently, you can use one but not the other. This is crazy and why this should be in your mantra list. In order to successfully and intelligently go about things, you should have your head and heart together in the right place. When choosing head or heart, you should really choose both.
So simple and so elegant. I don’t think I need to go any further on this one.
I like to keep this one in my back pocket when I have gone over the moon analyzing something. If I have thought about something for a long enough period time, it must be important to some extant. Whether it is something as simple as “I want Panda Express for lunch.” to much more complex like “I want to move to Portland.”, it is worth taking the risk if it has been on my mind as a desire. This is a great mantra for the more worrisome or analytical types like myself.
There is obviously millions of other quotes that can be in your mantra list, and I could probably add thousands more to my own personal list. But these 5 are a strong foundation for friendly reminders in your life.
What are your favorite quotes?