Monday Motivation: Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is permanent.

As I rollerbladed down the street today, some of the leaves had already transformed into a burnt-orange color. Is it already fall? Or, is it the result of a summer draught? Maybe a combination of both. Either way, it’s a reminder of the transition from summer to fall. And, that life continues on.

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin

You can interpret this statement of motivation in two ways. One, as a breath of fresh air because, one day, you will overcome a hard fought struggle. Two, life will never be the same as it is at this moment.

Sometimes we get caught up in the decisions of life. When it seems like we’re about to make life-altering decisions, remember, it isn’t forever. If it isn’t the right decision or the best decision, then you can change it and it will always lead you to a more informed decision. How will you know if you don’t try? But don’t forget, pause and take a moment to celebrate what you have right now and also to assess what else you want in life. Be thankful for what you have and always strive to raise the bar.


Monday Motivation: Awaken Your Vision

Throughout my on-going job search, I’ve had a lot of time to assess what I want in my life — both personally and professionally — and I’ve learned a lot about myself, to say the least.

We all have a vision inside of us. For some people, it’s quite clear. For other people, the blurriness slowly transforms into shapes and those shapes become a clear picture.

For me, my vision is quite clear.

But. There’s always a but.

But how to turn that vision into reality is where I run into problems — the eternal struggle between your heart and head — love versus logic.

Most recently, my vision has become quite clear — crystal clear. The struggle emerges when I try to achieve that vision while being logical and thoughtful.

The vision has set me on a new path and, thankfully, I’m in the early stages of researching how to make that vision a reality.

So, look inside — what awakens you? Once you’ve identified your vision, don’t deny it. That’s where our hearts and our heads often conflict. You can only try to deny your inner feelings for so long. At some point, you’ll look  back on your life and wonder, “If only.”

Don’t wait for “if only.” Make your vision happen. Create your life.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!