Lately, it seems my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been chock full of inspirational sayings, and many of them do exactly that they’re supposed to. But I have questions. For example:
Mistakes are proof that you are trying. But Yoda said, “Do or do not…there is no try.” And he’s the smartest Jedi master and puppet I know. And Steven Wright said, “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.”
Note to self: cancel skydiving lesson.
Besides, isn’t doing something over and over again and expecting different results the definition of insanity?
Unless, you know, you’re a basketball player, trying to master the slam dunk.
Anyway, there’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased that line.
But quitters never win, and winners never quit. Well, who decided that you should quit when you’re ahead, then? “Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.” (Steven Wright) So does that make them quitters? Or winners?
Now, I know sometimes in life, you get handed lemons. Although, what’s so bad about lemons? I like lemons. Lemons get a bad rap. Ahem. Sorry. Let me get back to the point. It’s what you do with them that counts, right? No, don’t squirt them in your detractors’ eyes. Don’t worry about the people who talk about you behind your back. They’re behind you for a reason. Yeah, to talk about you! I mean, Bruce Lee had it right, when he said,“To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities.”
Yes! And, if it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse. I was going to find a way, I swear it. But my GPS sent me down the path less traveled, and then I got a hole in my shoe… Speaking of roads, “There is no royal road to anything…” (Josiah Gilbert Holland)
Umm, have you seen this one, Josiah?
Goals are important, and working toward them even importanter. Like learning new vocabulary. Or proper grammar. In fact, if you wake up with determination, you’ll go to bed with satisfaction. Okay, now you’re getting personal, motivational quotes. Sometimes, there’s just no way. I mean, I can wake up determined to have Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder all to myself for the day, but I’m pretty sure he’d decline. Therefore, there’s no way I’ll be going to bed satis…umm…let’s shelve that one.
Besides, I’ve been single my whole life, and it seems to be working for me. I just have to put a ring on it, because I think I’m the one.
And it’s not so bad if you put off a little work. “The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up,” after all. (Steven Wright)
But you should always stand up for your beliefs. Whether it’s the utter rightness of the Oxford comma, that “affect” and “effect” can both be either a noun or a verb, or that
Scooter is arguably the hardest working Muppet in the show, do the right thing and speak up. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak,” said Sir Winston Churchill. “Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Oh, like at Mass. I guess you have to be scared to kneel.
Hang on, let me lie down. I’m getting a headache.
You know, the real problem with this world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. So, it’s possible that things will go your way, if you just work at it.
Could be true. Yes, it is. I’m sure of it.
On the other hand, you have different fingers. Wait, no. If everything is going your way, you’re in the wrong lane. (Wright, again.)
Besides, you can’t have everything. Where would you put it? (And again.)
Oy, my aching head. I think I need a hug.
I wonder if Ryan is available?
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Happy Monday to you all!
(All quotes in this font color are from Google’s Images page for Motivational Quotes.)