Tidying expert Marie Kondo is the author of four books, including the New York Times best-seller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She’s also the star of her own Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and the mother of two toddlers. How does this organizational guru cope with stress and manage her thoughts?
Today’s quote of the day was selected by my 12 year old daughter, Kate. In her own words: “Life is like a carousel means you have good times and bad times, and you just have to accept that. When you’re down, remember that you won’t stay down. Everyone knows that the ride will be over soon, so remember the times you were up.”
Plus, because she’s 12, she buried a hidden Easter egg in the image.
Can you find it?
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Sometimes when you hit a wall, you feel guilt or shame about not doing the things you know you need to do. Other times, you don’t feel anything, like nothing. And that’s right where I found myself recently.
Ira Glass tells us that we can achieve greatness if we take the time to really hone our craft. So many of us quit too soon–on everything in life. In doing so, we never give ourselves the gift of seeing what we’re truly capable of.
Do you spend your days wishing your life was different? If you took one action toward your dreams today, and kept taking action every day after, imagine how different your life would in one month, in one year. Imagine how different YOU would be.
Now more than ever, we need to focus on what unifies us, not what divides us. Today’s quote is from the poem “Human Family” by the incomparable Maya Angelou. “We are more alike my friends, than we are unalike.”
Before he could revolutionize the automotive industry with mass-produced cars that every day people could afford, Henry Ford had to first battle Goliath-sized odds just to set his plan in motion.
“Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way.” J.K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard Commencement Address
Activating Your Emergency Motivation Plan: From Frozen to Productive in One Hour. Create a checklist of action items in advance to combat low energy, depressive mornings.