Sunday, March 29, 2009

Words of Wisdom: Quotes on Self & Becoming

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
– Steve Jobs


Now that's definitely one to think about. Courage to follow your heart and intuition. I think that too often we ignore those things, for various reasons, and ignore what we truly wish to become. But then the question becomes, how do we find the courage to follow our heart and intuition? Definitely something to think on.

"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is."
– Erich Fromm

I think this one basically explains itself. We fill our lives with "to do" lists and various tasks, but really, this is our main "to do".

"Just don't give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
– Ella Fitzgerald

What a beautiful way to say don't give up on your dreams. Chase them, catch them, live them.


13 comments:

OHmommy said...

great quotes and great reminders.

Gramma Ann said...

I like Ella's quote best. Love is the all important thing in life. "Without love we are nothing at all." ;)

Supercool Hotmama said...

What great quotes! I think the struggle is often having to choose between good and better. Sometimes it's so hard to tell which is which.

Kelly Deneen said...

Wonderful quotes!! I needed a bit of inspiration on this gloomy day. Thank you. :)

Jaina said...

OHmommy-Thanks! :)

Gramma Ann-She definitely has the right idea.

Supercool Hotmama-Absolutely. And sometimes you go back and forth a million times and you're STILL not sure.

Kelly-Thanks! I hope your gloomy day perks up soon.

Bottles Barbies And Boys said...

Great stuff Oh Wise One! ;)

Jaina said...

Johnina-Haha, thanks :) I need to post again. I'm totally slacking.

Mandy said...

Those are great! I needed the inspiration today!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Steve Jobs is just LOADED with good quotes I swear, I love that one!

Fresh Mommy said...

I'm ready!!! I'm chasing! These are wonderful quotes! Thanks for finding them and sharing them!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Caffeine Court said...

Thanks! I needed those quotes today. Great timing.

I worry about Steve Jobs. Such an amazing man and I hear he is very, very sick. So sad.

Momo Fali said...

I'm trying! I hope I'll get to the end of the rainbow someday. I think I will.

Jaina said...

Mandy-Happy to oblige :)

MamaGeek-He does have some great ones. One of my favorite person for quotes is Winston Churchill. Love that guy.

Tabitha-Awesome, I love it! And you're welcome ;)

Jill-I didn't know he was sick, that's too bad. I hope he gets better soon.

Momo-The lover, the dreamer and me ;)