I don’t often share quotes because so many people do, and I’m not really one for following the herd. I do love a good quote though and sometimes they can make the difference between getting stuck in negative thoughts and taking action, even if that’s choosing a different way of thinking. (Yes, that’s a thing – I partner with my clients to help them do that, and it’s hugely impactful).
This is a quote I came across right back when I was first pondering the idea of changing careers. I had no fully formed ideas at the time. I read this quote and my thoughts went something like:
‘Woah! You mean I get to come alive and be ME? Really me? I can stop fitting in with what’s expected and be me being that big, playful version of me who feels fully alive???!!’
It’s not too strong to say it had a HUGE impact on me. Its impact has never left me.
I printed it out and stuck it onto a picture from a magazine (it might have been a Lonely Planet or National Geographic one, I can’t remember) and stuck both in a scrapbook I’d created of images and phrases that inspired me, intrigued me or made me smile. And then I started to take actions, run little experiments and explore more than I had before. I am SO pleased I did.
Of course the quote didn’t do all that. I did. What it DID do was provide me with a nugget of gold at EXACTLY the right time. A shot of inspiration that launched me off in a new direction.
I’d love to know what’s your favourite quote? It can be inspiring or funny or just something that you like for whatever reason. Do share it – you never know who might need it!! (And it’s ok to share your quote and not respond to the question below !!)
What is it you do? I get asked it a lot because it’s hard to describe. If you’re curious what it is I do and how I support people to find fulfilling work, create fulfilling lives and, yes, ‘come alive’, drop me a line and we’ll arrange a time for you to have an experience of coaching with me. At no charge.
I’m opening a handful of slots in September for explorers like you.