If you´ve been reading this blog for a while, by now you will have probably noticed that I have a thing for inspirational quotes and phrases. I have gathered many of them over the years, in different formats: in the old times, I used to cut out newspaper and magazine clippings and keep them in a folder; nowadays I mostly take pictures of them, or copy them from the internet and paste them in a notepad in my computer or phone.
Inspiration can show up anywhere: on a blackboard at a shop or café, in a fridge magnet, in an advertisement… Even at the dentist´s office, or in a biology book from school (true story, I was so sad to lose that book).
Today I bring you four phrases in card format that I have at home (from Quotable Cards), which resonate a lot with me at this moment of my life, I hope they get to inspire you as well:
“Life isn´t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. (Unknown).” – “En la vida, no se trata de encontrarte a ti mismo, sino de crearte a ti mismo. (Anónimo).”
– Oh, so I can create myself then? I can decide what to do with my life? That´s cool! But... Where do I start?
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you´ve imagined. – Thoreau”. – “¡Camina con seguridad en dirección a tus sueños! Vide la vida que has imaginado. – Thoreau”.
– Ahhh, walking towards my dreams, that sounds lovely. Living the life that I want, at last. But wait, to achieve that, one has to move, right? And I´m sooo comfy here...
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch.” – “La vida empieza donde se acaba tu zona de confort. – Neale Donald Walsch.”
– Ufff, getting out of my comfort zone, that´s something else. Of course, I want to achieve my dream, but, what if it goes wrong? What if I make a mistake? What if I look like a fool? I don´t like being in a situation I can´t control... What do I do now?
“Slow down, calm down, don´t worry, don´t hurry, trust the process. – Alexandra Stoddard.” – “Frena un poco, cálmate, no te preocupes, no tengas prisa, confía en el proceso. – Alexandra Stoddard.”
– Ohhh, so this is part of a process then? That explains everything 🙂. To be honest, this comfort zone where I am is very comfy (as the name suggests), but it´s also a bit boring; my dream is beyond here. And every time I dare to try something new, to put a foot outside, I feel a bit lost, insecure, even scared... But I already know that if I keep going, whatever the result, for sure I will learn something, and my comfort zone will become a little bit bigger, and that will get me another bit closer to my dream.