In order to strive for a remarkable life, you have to decide that you want one. -Debbie Millman
“But there hasn’t been one minute during this time that I haven’t wished I started sooner,” explained Debbie Millman, a design industry leader, in a 2013 commencement speech at San Jose University. “Imagine immensities. Don’t compromise and don’t waste time.” She encourages her audience to “Start now. Not twenty years from now. Not thirty years from now. Not two weeks from now. Now.”
Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts. Millman has interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers and cultural commentators over the past 14 years.
This week, I encourage you to consider, is it time to decide that you want a remarkable life?
Enjoy a happy and productive week!
What you put your attention on grows. -Louise Hay
"The more you dwell on what you don't want, the more of it you create," explained Louise Hay. Louise Hay wrote the best-selling book, You Can Heal Your Life, and founded Hay House, Inc. She has influenced millions of people to discover and use their full potential.
"What you put your attention on grows and becomes permanent in your life," wrote Louise Hay. "Move away from the negative, and put your attention on what it is that you really do want to be or have."
This summer, I encourage you to turn your negative affirmations into your positive affirmations!
To your success!
There are three steps that dream builders use, either consciously or unconsciously... -Mary Morrissey
"...so that the dream wins over conditions...over time," explains Mary Morrissey in a 2016 TEDx Talk. Mary Morrissey has over 40 years experience empowering individuals in abundance, authenticity and success. She explains the three steps as:
First, create with clarity your specific dream. See yourself in it.
Second, refuse to stay discouraged.
Third, be more interested in growth than comfort, in service of your dream. So that your "dream wins over time," explains Mary Morrissey.
I encourage you to dream big in 2019. And apply these steps!
To your success!
Success comes from within, not from without. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance," explains Ralph Waldo Emerson. So often we are seeking abundance in the material world, but the truth is our experience with abundance starts within us. Sometimes this means questioning what we've been taught to believe.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American writer and lecturer who was a leader in the transcendentalist movement in the 19th century.
As summer draws to a close, consider any beliefs you must re-evaluate and that your search for abundance starts within you.
Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. -Audrey Hepburn
"Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation of everything you see around you" advised Audrey Hepburn. "This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe."
Audrey Hepburn was a European-born actress and humanitarian. She was recognized for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1992 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She lived from 1929 to 1993.
This Spring season, I encourage you to tap into appreciation and gratitude and welcome more miracles into your life!
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear," explained Dale Carnegie. " Action breeds confidence and courage." Dale Carnegie was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, one of the best-selling personal growth books of all time.
This season, I encourage you to tap into your courage. Have you been postponing taking action on something because of fear? "Go out and get busy" - the time is now!
If you have the eyes of love, you see love wherever you go. -Don Miguel Ruiz
The trees are made with love. The animals are made with love. Everything is made with love," continues Don Miguel Ruiz. "When you perceive with the eyes of love, you see God everywhere." Don Miguel Ruiz is an author from Mexico. He wrote the best-selling book, The Four Agreements.
This month, as we enter the holiday season here in North America, I invite you to "see love wherever you go." Look for the good in other people, in situations and in your surroundings. And notice what changes for you.