Living with a life-long illness like narcolepsy, feeling of guilt, regret, shame, and self-doubt inevitably creep in. Positive quotes have helped me combat negativity and stay on track towards achieving my goals.
In 2013 , I aim to: “aggressively pursue happiness.” So, to kick start the new year, I’m sharing my top 13 inspirational quotes, releasing one each day. Enjoy, share and add your favorites!
Old thoughts: Yesterday was a failure, so today I will fail too… I’m a failure.
Any type-A person living with chronic illness knows this stream-of-consciousness. Before narcolepsy, self-criticism motivated me to dig deeper and succeed. Now, that same self-criticism is toxic – zapping my energy and crippling to my spirit.
New thoughts: STOP! There is no pattern to break. Today is a new day and does not depend whatsoever on yesterday or any other day. This quote reminds me to move on, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day – there’s no cycle to break, nothing to compare to, use this moment to start fresh.