1.19.2011

courage

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I am usually not motivated by motivational speakers, nor do I find encouragement from talk show hosts on a general basis. But this quote has been running through my mind for weeks, and the more it rolls around and is considered and thought out, the more I realize that, at least for me, it is exactly right.

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for."

Yes, this is a quote from Oprah but it is slowly becoming my mantra. There are so many things I want. And maybe not things, but opportunities. Lifestyles. Relationships.

I have always tolerated courage, mustering it up when I needed it most. Job interviews, first dates, cold calling. But it has never been a constant force in my life. It has never been a part of who I am.

And somehow, I feel like that is going to change. And I make it that way.

17 comments:

Sist and Sist said...

I'm going to adopt this mantra too!

Jessica said...

Nice Mands. And just what I need now :)

Amanda Moury said...

So true, I needed to hear that this morning as well, thank you <3

ashley maureen said...

i'm with ya. how easy it is to say things are too hard or out of our reach, but if you look at successful people, they didn't get where they are by standing to the side. this is an important quote to remember!

Caroline Henley said...

you can do it girl, having the courage to even admit that to yourself is the first step! :)

Kay said...

... it is a great quote.... and thanks for posting it! (helped me confirm a convo for today)...

but it's also kind of tricky... "be careful what you ask for" - you just might get it!

Brittany said...

I feel the same way about motivational speakers...but occasionally they'll stumble upon something great. I really do agree with this--you have to go get what you want and you have to know that you deserve it. I'm mostly struggling to figure out what I want for myself right now, but I'll need to be brave figuring that out too.

Beautiful as always, Mandy.
(And what a magical image!)

Rissy said...

I think that is a great quote.. especially for me because I think I get in my own way a lot.

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kristin said...

oooh i love this! just what i needed today.

Annie. said...

I'm enchanted by the photo. Where did you find it>

Michelle said...

I love this!

Ana* said...

I absolutely agree with this quote.

Alex said...

What a great quote. I feel the same way about courage. But it's something everyone needs a little bit more of!

whatevergatsby said...

oh man, i need this quote tattooed on my forehead, put on my coffee mugs, and on a t-shirt. so so perfect! thank you for sharing it, lady :)

7upkels said...

Gosh I am loving this!

annie said...

you know, sometimes oprah really does know what she's talking about. :) here's to having more courage in 2011, for oh-so-many things.

Amanda said...

perfect quote---thanks for sharing, friend!