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27 Motivational Picture Quotes to Keep You Moving Forward!

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There’s a real, almost mesmerizing power behind Motivational Picture Quotes that keeps me coming back to them (and sharing them!) more and more.  They beautifully capture attention from timelines and feeds, light up the imagination with colors and textures and scenery, and oh-so succinctly plant a message in our brain that would have otherwise been lost-in-the-mix if it were simply presented as text.

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“Exceptions lead to more exceptions. It’s really easy to justify not doing [a] new habit (or doing an old habit you’re trying to quit) by saying, “Just one time won’t hurt.” Except that it will, because now you think it’s OK to make exceptions. And now you don’t really trust yourself to stick to your promise to yourself. It’s much more effective to not make exceptions — catch yourself if you’re thinking about it and trying to justify it, and remember your motivations. When I quit smoking, I told myself Not One Puff Ever (NOPE).” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

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“We’re not in it for the short game, we’re in it for the long game. It can be hard to figure out which change to make right now, because that means giving up lots of other important changes. And I’ve seen people agonize over which change to make first, because they think the order matters. Sure, maybe it would be optimal to learn to meditate first, before making eating changes, but you know what’s not optimal? Making no changes. Over the long term, if you pick one small change at a time, you’ll have all the important habits formed. So honestly, just pick the one you feel like doing the most — the one that you’ll enjoy most.” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

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“When you make a small change, your ‘normal’ adjusts. Imagine that you’re used to a whole set of conditions — if you deviate from those conditions very much, you will be uncomfortable. Going to live in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, don’t know anyone, aren’t used to the food, don’t understand the customs, don’t have the same kind of home you’re used to … this can be very difficult. But if you make one tiny change, it’s not very uncomfortable. And after a month or two, you adapt to this tiny change, and it becomes part of the conditions that you’re used to. Your new normal. Changing your life in small steps like this, one small change at a time, is much easier and much more likely to succeed than making multiple huge changes all at once. Gradually change your normal.” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

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“Your life is like a book.  The title page is your name, the preface your introductions to the world.  The pages are a daily record of your efforts, trials, pleasures, discouragements, and achievements.  Day by day your thoughts and acts are being inscribed in your book of life.  Hour by hour, the record is being made that must stand for all time.  Once the word ‘finish’ must be written, let it then be said of your book that it is a record of noble purpose, generous service, and work well-done.” ~ Grenville Kleiser, Training for Power and Leadership

Stepping Stones

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‘Someday’ doesn’t exist.  It never has and never will.  There is no ‘someday’.  There is only today.

‘Someday’ is a B.S., lame, lethargic, lackadaisical way to avoid the trouble of getting started now.  Yes, getting started means more work.  Yes, it means you may have to step outside of your comfort zone.  Yes, it means you will have more to worry about on a daily basis.  But guess what it also means…?  You’ve gotten the hardest part out of the way.  By getting started you literally go from 0% goal completion to 25% goal completion.  The other 75% lies in your daily efforts forward.  Whatever your goal is that you plan on doing ‘someday’… Now is the time to re-schedule that appointment and get it going today!  You’ll thank yourself tomorrow. Continue reading

How to Make Lifestyle Changes

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How to Make Lifestyle Changes

“Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat.  If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” ~ Jeanette Jenkins

Your body right now is a reflection of the choices you have made up to this point. Want a better body? You’re going to have to start making better choices.

We all know what those better choices are. The hard part is taking the proper action and maintaining discipline to follow through with them.

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