Updated: Sep 29, 2021
I wanted to share this image of a little note book that I brought for my daughter this week.
I purchased a little pack of books with quotes and images for all my children to choose from to help them practice their spellings for their weekly quiz at school. She chose this one, which I think is a perfect front cover for a spelling book!
It really got me thinking about the messages we send to ourselves and to others and the power of simple quotes and reminders that can help us and others (particularly young minds).
Every time she picks up this book she is drawn to the front cover and is reminded that it's ok to get things wrong, none of us are perfect and that in making mistakes that's how we learn.
In my earlier years I can't recall clearly hearing, learning or understanding these messages which led to over-perfectionism and at times unrealistic expectations of myself, whilst in part this has helped me get to where I am now and has driven my ambition and work-ethic, there are times where this thinking did not help me at all. I work with many clients to help them move on from the unhelpful patterns of thoughts and feelings that impact what they want to do and achieve in their careers and in their lives.
My challenge to you today is to find a quote that resonates with you and reminds you of what you can do and achieve. I'd love to see the quotes you choose.