I would like to thank Susan Scott for asking me to participate in this 3-Day Quote Challenge. I read her blog Garden of Eden with interest. Every article she writes stimulates my mind and causes me to think and reconsider my own ideas and opinions, which have settled in my mind and control my own behavior. Confronted with my mindsets, I can see if my thinking has become old and musty, and I am challenged to change.
Leaving a town where repression because of my skin color blocked my opportunities, I knew I had to leave if I wanted to live my dream and let the creative gifts that were deep inside me become a reality.
It was 1967, and I was watching the very first Super Bowl game with the Green Bay Packers out of Wisconsin. That was my first encounter with the coach Vince Lombardi and his inspirational messages to his team. His message that day gave me the strength to walk away and to start living my dream.
Vince Lombardi once said:
You can be as great as you want to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
This quote changed a mindset that was anchored in my mind and thus changed the way I live.
What quote or quotes has changed one of your mindset and has inspired you to change?
I would like to invite the three writers whom I have gotten to know to join me by sharing some of their inspirational quotes in the 3 Day Challenge at their convenience. Their blogs are an inspiration to my life and I invite you to visit them and be inspired.
Aurora at https://aurorajalexander.wordpress.com
L.W. at https://laurie27wsmith.wordpress.com
Jessica at https://sendsunshine.wordpress.com