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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

I forgot my mantra

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When Chloe's father and I split up I spent a lot of time reading self-help books and watching Oprah. I steered clear of John Gray's "men are from Mars, women are from Venus" (because it had a place in my parents failed marriage), but purchased "How to get what you want, and want what you have." I collected quotes out of the book that resonated with me, and quotes from Oprah's shows as well. And still today I can be heard saying "if it's important, you'll find a way to make it happen"

But I forgot to remind myself. I have become the queen of excuses, here on my blog and in my life. I don't like the me I have become, I feel like I am always whining about stuff, (even when I'm not), but I'm not sure how to shake myself out of this funk that my life has become. 

I realised yesterday I don't have a diary this year. I think it's the first time in about ten years I haven't had a diary - even in recent years I kept one, just for writing appointments, jotting notes I didn't want to forget. It has always worked in well with the family calendar in the kitchen. I think I need to go and buy a diary today.

Do you have a mantra (or quote) that guides you?
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5 comments

  1. I love that quote, thanks for sharing it. Mine at this point in my life is..."Even the small choices matter so much; each one leads us closer to either failure or empowerment. Drawing on God's strength in our weakness, we exchange every compromise for a promise." Lysa Terkeurst

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  2. I hear you and feel your pain, my life too has been lacking 'oomph'. I today have shared a quote on my weight loss blog that says 'Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.' Hope things pick up for you, honey. xx

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  3. Whatever life throws at you, don't let it REDUCE you.

    I read that somewhere and it was the word "reduce" which seemed so powerful to me.

    Don't be too hard on yourself Cate x

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  4. Hang in there Cate. I always remind myself of Jeremiah 29:11 - that God knows the plans He has for me, to give me a future and a hope! It really sustained us this last year while Robbie was unemployed. I also love this quote on a pillow that a friend picked out for me - I'm not Bossy, I just have better ideas. (this is the one I use as an excuse for my overzelousness at times, I think LOL).

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  5. My mantra - Get on with IT Already ;) gives me the boot up the bum I need a LOT haha gosh I was just having this in-my-head discussion with myself the other day in terms of always whining about things, I am not hard done by, my mindset needs to change!!

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