Quote from Susan Jeffers:
Action is the key to your success.
When we give from a place of love, rather than from a place of expectation, more usually comes back to us than we could have ever imagined.
When we are concerned with something bigger than ourselves, our fears are greatly diminished.
Women have been conditioned to believe that to be powerful is unfeminine and unattractive. It is my experience that nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth is that love and power go together.
Taking responsibility means being aware of where and when you are NOT taking responsibility so that you can eventually change.
So, instead of wanting to throttle your loved ones when they give you a hard time, it is better to look at them as mirrors of what you still need to work on in terms of our personal growth.
So take only those risks each day that build your sense of self-worth. These are the risks that enhance your ability to deal with your fears. EXPAND! EXPAND! EXPAND!
At the bottom of every one of your fears is simply the fear that you can't handle whatever life may bring you.
No one is immune to pain, and it shouldn’t be denied when it exists. The key is to know that you can lead a productive and meaningful life no matter what the external circumstances are. What positive thinking does is offer a power boost to help you handle whatever life throws at you. Your “bad breaks” do not dominate your life; your indomitable strength does. And when you feel that indomitable strength, you really can handle any of your fears from a position of power—the kind of power that really can make good things happen.
People who fear can’t genuinely give.
In all my life I have never heard a mother call out to her child as she goes off to school, “Take a lot of risks today, darling.” She is more likely to convey to her child, “Be careful, darling.” This “Be careful” carries with it a double message: ”The world is really dangerous out there” … and … “you won’t be able to handle it.”