I love to gain wisdom from those who are older than me. I have spent many a day listening to stories of older couples who have been friends of the family for years. To this day, I will go visit them to gain life quotes to motivate me. I read a post on Huffingpost a while back called 25 Life Lessons We All Can Use, From a Very Wise 99-Year-Old Great-Grandpa. He gave two life quotes lessons that stuck with me.
Why just be anybody?
This one stuck with me because there are many times that I’ve felt like I was in competition with someone to win a race that was nonexistent. I strived to be like them. I wanted to do the things they were doing, but the truth of the matter is I can’t do what they are doing because of various reasons. However, what I can do well, is work with the circumstances I have and make the most of the moments I have to work.
Like all of you, I have many talents. Just like many folks though, I don’t capitalize on the skills I do have. I spend too much time trying to learn new abilities that I miss out great opportunities that are already in front of me. Are you guilty of that one?If you liked this post, please Pin it.
This man’s advice made me realize that I need to change my actions and work with the skills that I do possess. I need to spend my energy on working smarter. I don’t need to be spinning my wheels trying to learn a new skill that I know I won’t be able to master with ease.[egg id=”2″]
Life is a gift you must unwrap.
I can’t express how much I love this statement. There are so many obstacles in life that we can’t predict. We can do a lot today to prepare for tomorrow, but when you get right down to it you nor I have any way of knowing exactly what we’re going to wake up to the next day. We can savor unwrapping each moment. As long as we’re alive we have the gift of life. That is a precious thing to grasp. You can’t fully appreciate it until you’ve looked death in the eyes.“Savor every experience. You never know who can learn from yours.”
I challenge you today to savor every experience you have. You never know when your experience is going to be the lesson that saves someone from making the same mistake you did.
Which one of these life lesson quotes gets you motivated the most?