8 lines of inspiration from ‘It’s not how good you are…’

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Earlier this year i read a book called It’s not how good you are it’s how good you want to be’ by Paul Arden. It was excellent and also really easy to read. It was inspiring and full of the most amazing arrangements of words. So amazing in fact, that I just had to share them with you. Also I would definitely recommend Ardens’ book as it is both encouraging and empowering.

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be By Paul Arden:

  1. Creative people need something to rebel against, it’s what gives their lives excitement.

  2. If you can’t solve a problem it’s because you’re playing by the rules.

  3. If you think you can’t, make it your aim.

  4. Start being wrong and suddenly anything is possible.

  5. Aim beyond what you are capable of. Try things you are incapable of.

  6. You are the magic, the art is to inspire.

  7. The way too get unblocked is to lose your inhibitions and stop worrying about being right.

  8. Originality can’t be fashionable.

Jimi

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3 quotes by Jimi Hendrix

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I once read something that said we are very likely to take a liking to people with the same name as us. So of course I just had to like Jimi Hendrix. I really do like his music though, it’s powerful. Crosstown traffic is one of my favourites, it’s the sort of song that gets me moving. So today I thought I’d share a few quotes by Hendrix because he’s said some pretty interesting things.

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven. -- Jimi Hendrix:

I think craziness is a sort of freedom. Sometimes we get scared to go all the way with it but maybe it’s worth it.

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This quote actually makes me feel sad however I like it because when I hear his music I do exactly what he wanted people to do. Maybe that’s why it makes me sad, he’ll never know that we’re doing what he wanted.

I have seen this quote by Jimi Hendrix while I was in my teens and it always stood with me. It's my life and no one can live it for me and I should never let anyone dictate to me how my life should proceed.:

Growing up I’ve had many people hold expectations for me that I knew I could never maintain. It’s as though I am expected to give my life to them and ignore who I am if it doesn’t fit into their box. The thing is though I’m going to die and what a waste it would be for me to ignore all that I am and can become just to please others.

Jimi

3 quotes I forgot to share earlier

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Earlier this year I read ‘It’s not how good you are it’s how good you want to be’ by Paul Arden. I made a few notes of bits and pieces I wanted to share on my blog and will do so in the coming days. At the end of the book were some quotes by various people. Here are 3 of my favourites:

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm

Winston Churchill

I’ve failed at various things in my life and sometimes I feel like giving up but I don’t. Sometimes I laugh at myself with my perseverance despite the odds but there is a reason I don’t give up. The truth is I believe that I’m capable of achieving what I want if I put in the work and my heart is truly in it, so I keep trying.

If everything seems under control you’re not going fast enough

Mario Andretti

I tend to gravitate towards comfort and having things under control simply out of fear that I can’t handle anything more. for me this quote means ‘do more’ or ‘take it further’. Andretti is actually a race-car driver so I’m not sure if he applied this to everyday life but it’s possible. If I really think about it though I could be doing so much more with my blog for example.

We don’t see things as they are we see things as we are

Anais Nin

I’ve always thought this, not in the same words but round about the same idea. We each have different thoughts, perspectives and feelings. Those are the things that shape our individual realities.

Jimi

5 Quotes to inspire you (and me)

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So since I last blogged quite a bit has happened. I guess right now I just want to feel inspired and ready to take on the world as I’m going back to studying tomorrow after taking a year off. Sometimes when life gets into a bit of a rut you just need something to stimulate you to truly live (not just exist).
I think this is really good to remember that you don't need to over think and just let go, say yes and do what you want to do!:

You will never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.:

Everything happens for a reason:

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Third time lucky

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I started this blog exactly one month ago and so far it has been amazing. I’ve clicked publish on posts I’d never thought I would write and received comments that once belonged in my daydreams.

Best of all I’m having fun spending time on a hobby that I began 4 years ago (I’ve had 2 previous blogs).

I think the biggest thing that has changed since I started blogging is my confidence. I now post freely about whatever I want because I don’t want to limit myself out of fear anymore. If people don’t like what I post they can “Rack off”.

I’ve learnt that nothing in life will ever be great if you aren’t just being who you truly are.

Lastly “Thank you” for being a part of it all: reading, sending emails, liking, commenting and following.

Jimi

Dream-chaser: good days, bad days

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‘The only person who can make my life happen the way I want is me’

I read that quote in a book I was reading last week. It made me think about where I want to be and what I’m doing in order to get there. There is so much that I want to achieve in my life but the problem I have is staying motivated. Its funny because despite all the pressure and opinions of people around me the biggest obstacle in my life is me. Some days I have bucket loads of self belief, I’m happy and determined whilst other days I don’t think I’m capable of anything, I feel highly inadequate and hopeless. It’s a real struggle to make progress when I’m regularly drifting between these 2 states.

However, as I’ve gotten older I’m beginning to understand myself more and I’ve begun to learn about the way my mind works. If you are trying to go after what you want in life but you’re only able to give 50% you aren’t going to achieve your full capability. I guess that is what I’m dealing with, I’m trying to figure how to achieve my full potential and go as far as I can in life (without falling off the edge), despite my personal struggles.

Now that I’ve written that out I realise that I’m really not the only one and in that I find comfort. It takes bravery to be a ‘Dream Chaser’ especially when you know their is an easier and more stable path to take. Chasing your dreams can be terrifying and full of uncertainty but like Seth Godin once said/wrote:

‘If it scares you it might me a good thing to try’

What I’m trying to say with this post is that the factors that limit you can be overcome. I know from experience that when your life is full of things like self-doubt, self-hate, self-harm, anxiety and depression possibly even suicidal thoughts then it can seem as though you aren’t capable of creating a life truly worth living.

On the good days, be a dream chaser and when things aren’t so easy focus on getting by. Whatever your circumstances I promise that you are not alone and don’t forget ‘the path to greatness is not without obstacles’.

Jimi