I truly believe that being positive is the key to success. Sure there are other things, such as passion, motivation, speaking things into existence, but it all starts with having the right mindset. As someone who has experienced depression, I am quite aware of how the smallest inkling of doubt can turn into a massive plague that can start to destroy your mind. During these times it can be hard for me to find peace. Peace is so important. It’s important to be able to tune out the chaos around you, focus, and find your center. While I haven’t figured out the key to always obtaining peace (or how to get airlines to give me plane tickets for free…), I do know that relying on my faith is the way that I weather the storm.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes, scriptures, “reminders” (as I affectionately title them) that I use to help create a peaceful atmosphere when I feel the waves are crashing around me.
+ “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:1
+ “Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
+ “This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9
+ “If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” — Mo Willems
+ “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” — Ecclesiastes 3:11
+ “Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.” — Beyoncé
+ “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit dwells in your midst?” — 1st Corinthians 3:16
+ “Remember the vision. Even when others don’t see it, even when others don’t get it, and even when you feel like you are not supported. Stay true to bringing your dreams and desires to fruition. Nothing is out of your reach, but you do need to keep a space that is free of judgment, negativity and draining energy. It’s easy for us to lose ourselves in the opinions of others. Be mindful that you deserve to flourish in a life of happiness, joy, and abundance. Remain grounded, keep moving forward and journey freely.” — Alex Elle
+ “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise and she gives kindness.” — Proverbs 31:25-26
+ “I am a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated.” — Rep. Maxine Waters
I hope that these quotes and scriptures can provide comfort, perspective, and blessings during whatever season you’re in. Tell me, what are some quotes, scriptures, songs, ect. that help your during your rough patches?
Until next time,