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Monday, July 11, 2011

How I'm living my Life...

"Risk more than others think is safe...
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical...
Expect more than others think is possible."
~Cadet Maxim
 I read this quote and thought 'this is exactly how I'm living my life'!  You can tell by the repeated words 'others think' that the author must have gotten some negative feedback or advice in her life.  I can relate to that.

I've gotten lots of negative opinions as advice in my life, as with everyone.  Over the years, I've gotten stronger, wiser and learned to do what I feel is right, no matter what others think or say.  I admit it's hard sometimes; even draining when it's people you have in your daily life.  However, as long as I'm doing what feels right; which means I'm not feeling any anxiety or guilt; then I usual prove the naysayers wrong.  Not that I get admissions very often, but I know (big smile) and that's all that matters.  

Years ago I would cringe at negative comments.  Often doubting my decision and even changing my mind at times from the pressure I felt.  I obviously didn't trust or believe in myself back then.  Maybe I tried too hard to fit in or gain approval.  I suppose it depended on the circumstances.  At any rate, that is one of the areas I've grown the most in.

This 'process', as with most, took time and self awareness.   I am very thankful for the experiences that have gotten me to where I am today.  I now take risk without remorse, care without regret, dream without limits and expect the happiness I deserve.  This is why I feel that I'm truly 'Living my Life'!

"I'm doing the best that I can, doing it in a way that I feel is right. I'm living my life!" ~ME
"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, love & pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."~Lisa Yance
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  1. Wise words indeed. Negative comments have ruled my life for so long, but now I'm finally starting to put hem behind me and move on to really live instead of just exist. You've inspired me today with this post.

  2. Living my life with my own set of goals and dreams is my pathway as well!! I finally quit "sharing" my dreams with others due to the negative feedback. It sure made a difference!!
    Good for you...welcome to the revolution!!!!

  3. When I think how negative I once was I too cringe, I still get problems as everybody does but it's how you deal with it. I read this quotation some years ago"To every negative problem is a positive outcome" I try to live by that even though the outcome takes time in coming.


  4. I relate to this very much because I did similar things for many years. Now, it's hard to hear negative criticism, but I have learned to check in with myself before taking it in and believing it.

  5. If we don't believe in ourselves, who else will? Wise words, Coreen!

  6. Hi Coreen, Great post today. We do need to learn to love ourselves and appreciate our own choices and decisions--even if we have made mistakes.

    My mother worried so much about what other people think... I try my best not to do that, but unfortunately, I seem to do it also. Darn!!!!

    Have a great day.

  7. That's a cool quote, I like it!

    Thank you for your kind comment regarding my father's recent passing. It really meant a lot.

  8. its always best playing deaf when negative people are around you, me I put on my ipod lol xx


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