They call it the Monday blues for a reason. No matter how successful or established you become, everyone has their days, where our fears and insecurities seem to be working overtime. I’ve had my days. Everything seems to be going great. I’m signing on new clients, and staying busy. A lot of opportunities are coming my way. Regardless, somehow, I manage to start feeling down and negative on myself. This seems to be a pattern among my friends, as well.
Like, things are going great! You have every reason to be celebrating yourself, but somehow, we end up focusing on the negative more than the positive. This needs to stop!
Success is not an overnight thing, but with social media, it can feel easy to feel left behind. Your story is not and won’t be the same as someone else’s success story. When negative thoughts start seeping, we have to take ahold them early on before it starts affecting our personal, professional, and spiritual lives.
If you’re feeling down or uninspired, this one’s for you. These 7 quotes have inspired me, and I hope they help you, too.
“Do the work. Everyone wants to be successful, but no one wants to do the work.” -Gary Vaynerchuk
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” -Tim Ferriss
“No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.” -Sophia Amoruso
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” -Simon Sinek
“There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” -Sheryl Sandberg
“The distance between you and success isn’t necessarily a yard—it’s an inch. But to get that final inch is excruciating. You have to stay committed.” -DeVon Franklin