I love this quotation by motivational speaker, Les Brown: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
I've used this quotation as a theme for presentations. I recently revisited Brown's words and others while preparing for a presentation I will doing this weekend at the Girl Scout sponsored Teens and Tweens Conference in Edmond, OK.
Here are a few good ones I've heard or read over the years:
1. There are always things you can do to improve your life and your circumstances. Always.
2. Author Richard Carlson tells us: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…because it’s all small stuff.
3. Not everyone will like you.
4. Somebody will always be prettier and smarter than you.
5 The greatest gift you can give yourself is to discover your talents, gifts and strengths and then, polish them.
I'll end with another favorite by Shad Helmstetter. "It isn’t the big choices we make that have the greatest impact on our lives; it’s usually the smallest choices we make that affect us the most."