4/6/12 Nightly Motivational Quote for Toughing Out the Tough Times
|April 6, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under frugalphilosophy, lifestyle, nightly, personal, philosophy|
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
- brian littrell
I picked this quote because it is one of those beautiful full moon nights and I feel grateful to have the vision to see it. This inspiring quote really speaks to me about what I am going through right now. I can often get caught up by : the things I haven’t done and the feeling that because I haven’t done them, it’s too late to try anyway…
On a vain note : Two years ago, I had a rather flabby stomach. In fact, I’d never EVER EVER had a flat stomach. I always wondered what it would be like. I went through a treacherous break up and started doing things that made me feel good about myself – rebuilding my self esteem slowly , enduring step backs, but taking small steps forward every day (heck – even every hour when I wasn’t sleeping). I thought about how nice it would be to have a flat stomach. Quite frankly, it seemed almost impossible. I had tried to do sit ups. They hurt. I tried to do them despite the pain. The lack of immediate results combined with the pain had always lead to me giving up quickly before. Well, two years ago – I decided I would not give up. I started small. LIKE REALLLLLLLLLY SMALL. Like two sit ups a day small. Eventually it became four a day. Then six. Then ten. Eventually, (in a matter of a few short months, really) , it was more or less 100 sit ups a day – and eventually – all that work paid off. I had a flat stomach. I couldn’t believe it. What a strong visual reminder that sometimes the most insurmountable goals can be obtained through small steps and not giving up. – side note: I no longer have a flat stomach as I just had a very cute baby , so I am back at square one and am doing about ten sit ups a day now
As I get older, I realize that I can either shoot for the moon ( big or small – put a dent in the dishes, go back to school, save for a house or start this blog) and hopefully land in the stars (sink is half empty, finished one degree, small savings account equal to the Dave Ramsay emergency fund, and a blog that’s getting there) or I can do nothing and continue to be caught up by all of the things I haven’t done. It’s better to land in the stars.
I would love to land on the moon, but the stars are really pretty too. I just want to be moving, in space, going forward towards something. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it to get up and do something. ANYTHING. Just take action.