Passion and Dream

dreams“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” 
Walt Disney 

Hi,

I wish I am finding you well and happy!

Today I feel like sharing with you a little story. I found inspiring lines on internet, while researching for my coaching program          Live Your Purpose, Live Your Life.

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This story is about dreams, determination, self-belief and passion. The pearl closed in the shell of the following words is invaluable and I invite you to deeply reflect about how this story relates to your own life.

 

“The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being. She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of kids..” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk non-stop I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me. Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she revealed in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humour every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be.

How many dreams did you give up because you became too “old” to pursue them?

I’d love to hear from You and what do You think about the article.

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May You always follow your passion!!

Simone Vincenzi                 ~Your Power to Shine~

 

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Top 7 Quotes to Kick Start Your Day!!!

Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler“It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.”
~ Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Have You ever heard a sentence or a quote that was exactly what You needed to hear in that moment? Is there any constant aphorism You keep on repeating to Yourself like a mantra? If this is the case welcome to the CLUB!!

Steve, one of my mentor, always underline the importance of “feeding Your brain with the right stuff“. He constantly listen to quotes or audio that can empower him through the day. Quotations from ancient and present wisdom are one of the healthy food You can really give to Your brain.

…What is so powerful about inspiring quotations?

I believe that quotations have the great power to fit everyone’s Life situation. Every person can relate to each quote with a different meaning, the right meaning for that given moment.

mmm… but why spending time reading somebody else stuffs?

Good question! As I told You before is about feeding Your brain with Healthy thoughts. We are always listening and reading other people’s thoughts. Reading inspiring quotations means consciously choose which thought we are going to use in that moment.

interesting… but what are the benefits then?

I’ll answer quoting Brian Tracy, personal development guru, “You become what You think most of the time” .  Your thoughts shape who You are. How can a person be positive if constantly thinking negative thoughts? You got it!!

what? My thoughts shapes who am I? 

Yes!! Let me explain it better and follow the chain. Your thoughts shape Your emotions. Your emotions shape the state You are in. The state You a re in shape Your actions and performances. Your action and performances shape Your destiny and who You are.

That means that if change my thoughts I can change my destiny?

BINGO!!

So don’t waste time and let’s move to the Top 7 quotes that most inspired and are inspiring my Life.

Let’s get inspired!!

1.”You become what You think most of the time” Brian Tracy

What are You thinking most of the time? Are You feeding your brain with positive thoughts? Are You empowering Yourself or beating Yourself down?

2.”When was the last time You did something for the first time?” anonymous

When was the last time You did something new? Albert Einstein said that if it is more than 2 weeks You can be considered a walking dead.

3.”Whether You think You can, or You think You can’t- You are right.” Henry Ford

What do You think about Yourself? Are You telling Yourself that You can do it or not? If You think You can You increase of 150% Your possibilities to succeed.

4.“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

What do You say to Yourself when something You do doesn’t meet your expectations? Do You see it as a failure or as a learning experience? 

5.”If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Anthony Robbins

What can You do differently to change Your outcomes? Do something different to get different results!!

6. “The biggest thing standing between You and Your goal is the bullshit story You keep telling Yourself as to why You can’t achieve it”.  Jordan Belfort

What story are You telling Yourself? Is it empowering You or not? Which better story can You create?

7. “Change Your beliefs, Change Your story. Change Your story, Change Your Life”. Simone Vincenzi

 Are Your beliefs empowering You or limiting You? What story about who You are, are your beliefs creating?

Your Turn

  • What are the quotes that most inspired Your Life?
  • What do You think about the use of quotations?
  • What positive experiences can You relate to a given quote?
  • What quote are You willing to share on the blog now?

I’d love to hear from You and what do You think about the article.

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May Your Life be always inspired!!

Simone Vincenzi                 ~Your Power to Shine~