There are many things in life that bother me, and I often use quotes to help me work through some of those things. I want to share this one right now:
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~Thomas A. Edison
People who give up bother me. They think the world outside their bubble doesn’t matter, and oftentimes, they give up or give in. One more time might make a difference.
“All men should strive
to learn before they die
what they are running from, and to, and why.”
I do not appreciate people who run from their convictions. If they have a strong opinion of why something should be a certain way, then they need to make a stand. Too often people give in because it’s easier.
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” ~Anaïs Nin
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get in a rut. I have to put myself in uncomfortable situations that other people would and do turn from. I don’t do it because I want to, I do it because without putting myself out there the way I do, I could not maintain my integrity. It is not to relish confrontation, it is not to make statements others don’t agree with, it is to be true to myself.
“Man is almost mad—mad because he is seeking something which he has already got; mad because he’s not aware of who he is; mad because he hopes, desires and then ultimately, feels frustrated. Frustration is bound to be there because you cannot find yourself by seeking; you are already there. The seeking has to stop, the search has to drop…” ~Osho