Since we’ve definitely earned the name of the information age for sure, I make an effort to pick and choose exactly what information will come across me on a day to day basis. Though I love my electronic devices and can’t live without them, (no really, I can’t), I also love my planner; a real planner, with pages that I write in… with a pen. One of my favorite things to do is write a few quotes or phrases on the “notes” section of my planner at the beginning of each year and then add more as I go along. Doing so helps me keep me grounded and connected to my mission or goals wherever I find myself. I often find myself squeezed between two people on a subway car. Yay!
As soon as I saw these lines by Marie Curie towards the end of 2011, I knew it would be my lead quote for 2012:
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. -Marie Curie.
Well, the quote actually starts with: Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance…and so on, but I figured I’d take out the first two lines to make it fit me right now. I don’t need to be reminded of life not being easy so I’ll just start with perseverance.
Don’t know exactly where I ran into Marie Curie’s words of wisdom. FYI, she was a physicist and chemist and according to Wikipedia (don’t you love them?) she was the first to win two Nobel Prizes.
I believe in perseverance, confidence and that we all have gifts…. we must attain them in our lifetime. Even if we are riding some subway stuck between two people during rush hour and there is a sick passenger announcement…. at whatever cost.