Saturday, February 8, 2014

Building

Have you ever driven by a construction site and for the longest time it looks like a big mess but then overnight there's a huge framework for a building?

The foundation takes the longest time.

It doesn't start at the surface. There's a lot of digging deep and pouring concrete, then time to let it cure. Once that's all done, the plans that were made can be set in motion and things change quickly. After that come all the details and finishing touches.

It's no different than building a life.

If you've had plans that ended up crumbling, they only add to your foundation. Dig deep and decide what you want and don't want. Plan accordingly. Continue to work on your foundation. Things may appear the same from the outside, but all the while, you'll be changing. Be patient but persistent and sooner or later your whole life framework will appear. Details may change or be improved over time, but what will be built is a life true to you that cannot be taken away.

-Doe Zantamata

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Small bites + time = big changes

When you're looking at making a big change in your life, it can easily become overwhelming when viewed as a whole. Sometimes it's tough to even tell where to start. Don't get discouraged. When you have a sandwich infront of you, you don't think, ”There's no way I can do this in one bite, forget the whole thing!” You start with what's closest to you, what you can do now, and you work your way through. Approach big changes in this exact same way. Expect that it may take awhile, take small, manageable bites, and work your way through. Time and persistence combined with focused effort will lead to great changes in any area of life.
-Doe Zantamata

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beating the odds

Yes, sometimes the odds are really stacked against you, but no that doesn't mean you'll fail. The odds of you being conceived are so close to nothing that no one in their right mind would bet on you being here. But you are. You've already proven you can beat the odds. So, do it again.
~Doe Zantamata

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Squeaky Wheels

Sure, the squeaky wheel gets the oil...when it really needs oil.

But if the wheel keeps on squeaking for no reason, or causes the passengers in the car discomfort or danger, it gets replaced.

Are there people in your life who do nothing but keep on squeaking, causing disruption in your life and the lives of those you love? No matter how many times you try to appease them or make them happy, they always find something else to be upset about?

At a certain point, you'll have to realize that whether they see it or not, they are determined to be upset about something at all times.

You can't fix that.

Then, you have to decide if that's something you really want as a constant energy in your life, or not.

By Doe Zantamata, from, "Everyday Life Wisdom"


Adaptation

If you were to open the front door and see that it had started raining, you wouldn't slam it and curse the clouds because it was sunny just an hour before.

You'd get an umbrella, and be on your way.

Part of embracing change in life is knowing that you will be able to adapt. There is a comfort in the familiar, but new things can be better than before, or, the change may even only be temporary.

When faced with change that's not in your control, adapt, and be on your way.

By Doe Zantamata, from "Everyday Life Wisdom"