Today’s writing challenge is about words of wisdom that speak to me. After yesterday’s challenge, I could use some inspiration, or better yet, words of wisdom. When I think about wisdom what comes to mind is understanding and logic. It’s what is being used when we perceive our world, and how we perceive it.
The words of wisdom that speak to me are:
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” –Lao Tzu
I often wonder about the road ahead of me and sometimes it can be my downfall. Whatever it is I’m to do, I tend to look beyond what I see to find out what is ahead. I do that because it helps my anxiety sometimes, but it can cripple me if I allow it to get the best of me. I have to keep telling myself that if I want to get ahead, to get to where I want to be, and to get something done, then I must take a step in to achieve that. One step turns into two then another and much more, and with hard work and dedication, you will go on this journey to wherever you are going.
“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”
In the past and up until some point, I would give people the benefit of a doubt, trusting that they can change and hopefully for the better. These words of wisdom from Maya Angelou speak to me because it reminds me to go by first impressions. Then again, as I think about it, there are people who at first would appear one way then when they feel like they “got” you, the real them comes out. I had ignored red flags before and now I am put in a place that I must pay attention to them. And to stop trying to find the good in everyone when most people don’t even have your best interests in mind.
I do believe there are good in people, but we cannot walk around with blinders on. People will change more colors than a chameleon and we must protect our hearts, energy, and space.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
I love this quote because of how inspiring it is. These words of wisdom speak to me because it reminds me to keep going and don’t stop. At times, I find myself constantly searching for my life purpose and soul mission. I have to keep telling myself that if I put in the work and I will get to where I want to be in life, live how I want to live and be who I want to be. I’m still not there. I don’t want to settle and feeling like the supposed normality of this mundane life that I had before this virus pandemic is how my life is supposed to be. And though I had and still is putting in the work, I keep getting knock backward and/or off course. I don’t want to spend my whole life looking, I want to get there; to be there and enjoy the fruits of my labor. I’m not giving up because I came too far. And I encourage you all to do the same.
This ends my Words Of Wisdom challenge post. I hope you all had enjoyed today’s challenge. What words of wisdom speak to you that you would like to share? Tell us in the comments.
And stay tuned for Day 10 writing challenge.
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