Ep. 17: How Inspiring Quotes Can Deflate You

Sure, reading inspiring quotes can be really uplifting. There are many times I seek out inspirational quotes and then other times when I just happen to be on Facebook and someone posts one. While the people who post these quotes have great intentions they aren’t always for everyone every time.

Sometimes we’re just not in the mood to read something inspirational or to be told to “just be happy”. In fact, most of the time we’re “not in the mood” others just can’t accept that. They’re quick to want to fix us and make sure that we’re looking on the brighter side.

When you’re feeling down the last thing you want to read is something telling you how happy you should be. The second to last thing you want to hear is someone else trying to tell you why you shouldn’t feel that way.

The truth is you are a “whole” human being with all kinds of thoughts and feelings. It also means that you get to experience all of your feelings and not be “less than” when you do. It’s true, you get to be enough, just as you are, even when you’re feeling sad, angry, frustrated, or even hopeless. We all have feelings but too often we confuse them with who we are.

People tell us if we’re not happy then something must be wrong with us. We’re led to believe that searching for happiness is the key to a successful life. Yet, aren’t we whole human beings who get to have all kinds of feelings? Isn’t our self worth – our sense of who we are not attached to how we feel in any given moment? Of course! Feelings come and go so how could who we are – which is static and unchanging shift from moment to moment? It can’t and that’s the point…

This weeks podcast shares with you the truth behind who you are and why it’s okay to have a bad day. Listen to this weeks podcast and let me show you exactly what I’m talking about. Plus, you’re going to hear much more!

Links I referenced in the show:

Forbes Top Inspirational Quotes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/28/inspirational-quotes/

The “F” it List: https://medium.com/life-tips/494224e0f983 

iPhone App (Web too) for stimulating mental cognition: http://www.lumosity.com/

ISA Weekly ISA Challenge:

1. Accept yourself this week AS you are. If you cry, feel angry, or sad it doesn’t mean you had a bad week. Stop judging yourself and allow yourself to know you are a good, strong, lovable, and ENOUGH person as you are, feelings and all!