Striving for Success

I don't and never have [truly] striven for perfection. I strive for success and, perhaps just as important, I measure it by my own idea of what success is for me.

Well, I've been feeling super driven lately. It's not that I'm usually not driven - because I am. People sometimes tell me I need to take a moment to relax and not think about my dreams... and I take their advice for a moment or two. (This is not to say I don't live in the present because if you know me, you know I do.)
But I am always thinking about my next step - or 3 - as well.

I now have the opportunity I've wanted since I could remember within my grasp. I just have to overcome one other hurdle and it's MINE! With the success of overcoming it will {God willing} come amazing things.

This is where uplifting quotes come into play. They're a favorite of mine because they help me during many times, including feeling-motivated-times like now. So when I stumbled upon these, I was made happy. I thought these were all some good tidbits of advice and inspiration and I figured I'd share them with you. Because who can't use some good ol' motivation every now and then? :) 

Happy Day!

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  1. Eleanor Roosevelt has an awesome book called, "You learn by living," with tons of inspirational sayings in it.

    You should read it.

    Also, it's ok to be relaxed, but I definitely think that thinking of your next step is the BEST WAY to plan out your life. I call it visualization and I am CONSTANTLY doing it. My life has worked out just as I would have hoped (better, really) because of it.

  2. This post is so true and amazing! :)

  3. Hi Jackie and new follower. This is a great post and love the encouraging quotes...will be pinning. Thanks for participating on the "2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed" hop. Pray that we all allow God to be number one so that we succeed according to His will. Have a blessed day.