I came across several quotes this month that have impacted my life and I wanted to share them with you. Hopefully one will inspire you this week.
I read about a young man who was in a small town on a basketball team and had learning deficiency. He had never scored a basketball goal in his life, whether at practice or at home. He got into a basketball game for the first time in his life, they gave him the ball, he runs down the court, flings it up and makes a basket in front of everyone. After the game he was being interviewed and he said “no dream is ever too big and no dreamer is ever too small.” For me, it reinforces the fact that you live every dream twice. Your dream exists first in your mind and second in reality.
Another quote I came across was from Zig Ziglar, who said “you are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choice.” This is interesting to me because if life we have endless choices and we tend to think that if the choice is there then it’s ours for the taking. We jump to a conclusion and make the choice without thinking through the consequences.
“One man’s ordinary is another man’s extraordinary.” This goes to say if you think it, say it. I’m really bad about holding my tongue because I don’t want to offend someone. What you think is ordinary might be extraordinary for another person. Something you say off the cuff could change someone’s entire way of thinking and change their life forever.
Four minute mile
Prior to 1954, running a four minute mile was a fantasy. Track athletes had always been told it wasn’t possible until John Landy and Roger Bannister broke the barrier. Today, the “four minute barrier” has been broken by many athletes and is now the standard of all male professional distance runners. It’s this story that reinforces the truth in the saying “don’t let someone else’s perception become your reality.”
Lastly, “faith is the oil that takes the friction out of living.” I think this applies in so many different ways. It’s faith in God and it’s faith in the gifts that God has given me. Sticking to your faith will be the vehicle that will carry you through you the tough and challenging times. Keep fighting and you will be amazed at what your faith will do for you next.
I hope one of these five quotes has inspired you as much as they have inspired me. I’d love to know which one has impacted you the most.