You are today where your thoughts have brought you.
You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
– James Lane Allen
I think of this quote as the adult version of “The World is your Oyster..” quote which just added to my anger as a teenager because I couldn’t be a rocket scientist if I wanted. I just wasn’t smart enough. That was cool with me. But the fact that everyone says this just frustrates me.
Whereas the quote above is more realistic to me. It reminds me that it is only I who sets the limits to my life. Now I know you are probably thinking this is pretty similar thinking to the oyster quote, but this is more about the choices, decisions and mindsets that I choose each day.
Sometimes in your life (like being a little isolated and lonely overseas) you need a little reminder that it is only you who chooses to be happy. No one else. The choice doesn’t just find you. You are the choice. I’ve found this outlook so helpful when facing food demons, and enjoying my exercise (rather than feeling guilty when not doing it), and just appreciating the everyday small things!!!!
Are there any quotes that really annoy you? Don’t speak to you?
What quotes really do speak to you?