I am going to move forward because going backward is not an option and standing still is not enough
If you are looking for motivation and inspiration, what a beautiful quote by Stacey Abrams from her life that when you face defeat - to move forward.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness; Having a positive mindset of no matter what has happened, what can I do now. We can either be taken down by the events or rise above them. Be RESILIENT!
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If you have heard about the glass half full or empty, its often looked at it from a point of view of having an Optimist and Pessimist attitude.
Continuing on the topic of glass full, the quote by Stacey Abrams us encourages us to more forward, have a Positive attitude. Regardless of what has happened going backward or standing still is the way – learn from experiences and be Resilient.
Meditation is one way we can cultivate the quality of Resilience and connect with the power we have inside of us to get up and do what we can.
If you are struggling, worried or just need a small push. Here is a practice to help you cultivate a quality of being:
- Believing in yourself
- Resilient – Ready to bounce back!
REFLECT: Find time to sit in silence. Relax and start with first focusing on breathing. Next once you are settled, notice what thoughts come to mind. Does your mind then wander and can you spot any negative thoughts or patterns?
RESPOND: Note your feelings, sensations without getting hooked into the experience. If & when any thoughts arise and you feel being carried away, return back to the breath.
With each breath, remind yourself of the quote and commit to take action, to get started, to take the first or next step!
“I am going to move forward because going backward is not an option and standing still is not enough”
About Author: Stacey Yvonne Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017
Now Repeat one or more of following Affirmations as you breathe in. Let Go of anything negative or not needed as you breathe out. Continue this for 2-5 minutes or more.
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Affirmations on being Resilient:
- I am Resilient
- I am ready to bounce back
- I am Strong
- I am Tough
- I rise above Adversity
Affirmations on being Positive:
- I am always Positive
- I choose to stay Positive
- I stay Positive
- I find the Positive, even in the Negative
- I am Tough
- I am Strong
- I am present in this moment
- It will be a great day
- I can change my thoughts
- I am confident, dignified and walk away from anything Negative
Affirmations for work, career, jobs and success:
- I know I am worthy of a great career
- I work hard and am Successful
- I am open to trying new and different way
- I am determined to go further
- I do what’s needed, Now
- I step out of my comfort zone
- I am not giving up
- I commit to my goal and take risk to achieve my dreams
- I am ready to rise and bloom
INTEGRATE: Remember this “Positive Thinking” exercise and it will help you practice being Positive, believing in yourself and going for it.
My name is Jas. Singh, I have often found myself searching for positive quotes for myself, for my daughters. I have made it my goal to publish daily posts with Positive, Inspiring quotes that are encouraging for us to learn from and apply into our daily lives.
I encourage you to not only read this quote but also to think and write does it mean to you, what and how you will apply it. If you are a leader or manager, inspire, motivate and share the positive quote with others.
Consider Mindfulness meditation as a way to help calm down and reflect on the message.
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