Four Mottos To Keep Yourself Inspired

By Taylor Lucero

1. Quit worryin’. —  I haven’t been able to find who originally said this, but I would love to meet this person and give him or her a pat on the back. This is one of my favorite quotes:  “Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.”

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It centers me when I have a lot on my mind. I’m one of those people who worry about everything. How bad did I do on that test? Did I read over my paper enough times?  What does he think of me?

When I find myself falling into those thoughts, I try to take a step back and really think about this quote:

It’s simple, almost obvious, but it’s easy to forget just how much unnecessary effort worrying is. We can think of every possible scenario of what can go wrong, but that won’t change the outcome. There really is a lot of good to enjoy instead of worrying about what we have no control over in the first place.

2. Make a small change in your daily routine. — Worry also keeps me from starting projects. I get an idea for a project but convince myself that I’m too busy to do it. I have a collage of notes on a board in my room where I wrote some of my life goals:

“Write for a national publication.”

“Make a short film.”

“Blog.”

“Make at least one person smile every day.”

“Go to a new place once a week.”

I’ll admit, I didn’t remember some of those goals until I checked my board just now. I wrote them a couple months ago, but after a while I stopped thinking about them.

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I’ll admit, I didn’t remember some of those goals until I checked my board just now. I wrote them a couple months ago, but after a while I stopped thinking about them.

I tend to think of projects and then “build walls” around myself that keep me from finishing them. In fact, I haven’t even started some of them. I do my homework, hang out with friends, and repeat, but I haven’t made the effort to start working these goals into my daily routine.

In the end, the biggest thing that holds a person back from any new challenge is that person. Whether it’s starting a diet, trying to play the cello, or learning how to twerk, we shouldn’t let the chance of it not working out, or completely failing, stop us.

School can be overwhelming and time consuming, but will there ever be a better time than now to do something that you’ve always wanted to do?

3. Forget the regrets. — This can apply to even a little life change. Remember, just do go for something completely out of your comfort zone and know that you made your best effort. Not succeeding is far more comforting than looking back and wondering what could have happened.

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Sometimes you don’t get the opportunity to go back and take a chance. But by taking that chance in the first place, no matter what the outcome is, you can still learn from it.

4. Just do it. — Starting something new can be intimidating, so to help you get on the right track, here’s something to keep in mind.

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