“The season of failure is the best times for sowing the seeds of success”
There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
– Louis L’Amour
Sometimes we just need someone to lay it out in front of us in order to find out that it is time for a change.
“The one who thought that the grass was greener on the other side probably forgot to water their own.”
Don’t forget to water your grass people.
Imaging and sharing quotes (Memes) like above has become a trend. You have probably been liking them on your Facebook or sharing them on your Instagram feed. And if not, you have at least come across them on any social media site, nodding your head in agreement while reading them.
By liking and sharing these quotes, does that mean that we see ourselves and can relate to these statements? Or does it just mean that we recognize them and think it’s fun to share?
I would presume that by liking a quote it would mean that you stand for that quote, just as much as the person who spoke those words originally. But how many of us really live up to these quotes that we claim to like so much that we want to share them with our entire social network?
Can you honestly say that you are actively working to create your life, and not just trying to find it? Do you truly live as if there would be no tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever? Are you really dancing as if no one was watching? If you do, good for you! If you see my point, why not start now?
There is nothing wrong with liking these quotes and statements. The Upwalk, just like you, loves sharing quotes and wise words from great people, but we encourage you to act upon those that you like, and don’t stop at just sharing. Too often we fool ourselves that we live the life that we preach, that we set the path that we walk when we’re actually just sauntering in circles.
It’s not about knowing the obvious, it’s about practicing it. As much as I love writing, words, letters, how they combine into beautiful meaningful sentences, there is one sad truth – words do not mean anything until they are put into action.
Knowing what’s right is one thing, doing what’s right is another. Making sure that you are truly painting the image that you are visualizing is not easy. But you can do it if you break it done. And if you have a hard time keeping track of all the secret ingredients write them down. That’s life on a piece of paper.
Feel inspired – share your inspiration by being the inspiration.
At the Upwalk we talk about how to reach our goals, how we get motivated to move forward, things we do to become successful and the paths we choose to get where we want. In Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Dragon, and so today, in celebration of this year The Upwalk is happy to present a well-known person that put every single part of his body into becoming the greatest he could be and who has set the path for so many others.
Bruce Lee was a master of his art and became that master because he also mastered discipline and determination. When watching the documentary I Am Bruce Lee it is hard not to get inspired and motivated to find the glow within oneself to become that ultimate person one can be.
We’ll leave you with a quote and links to his life documentary for you to interpret your own inspiration from the Dragon Warrior, Bruce Lee.
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
– Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee’s daughter, Linda Lee Cadwell, talks about the I Am Bruce Lee production here:
Watch the official trailer here:
This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. This is the Holstee manifesto: lifecycle video.
Watch it. Get motivated. Feel inspired and do what you love!
Creds to @jwklndr and @holstee for sharing this with me!
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for out future
– George Bernard Shaw
In order to grow we need to surround ourselves with things that inspire us. But in order to get inspired we need to know what we get inspired of. Here are just a few things that inspires me.
So what inspires you?
Get to know those things, get close to them and feel the air float underneath your feet, moving you forward and up! #skyhigh