Thursday, 17 April 2014

Dream your dreams . . . Face your fears

Congratulations to Sarah Lees whose inspirational quote above received the most Likes on Facebook in last week's light hearted competition (see previous post). I love this quote for it's simplicity and because it is bursting with the optimism of unbridled aspiration and hope for the future. I have pinned the quote to the inspiration board in the reception area of Karen Carpenter Coaching where I hope it will inspire many more people and Sarah has duly received her choice of motivational notecard as a small thank you.

Continuing the theme, this week followers on Facebook were asked to share their favourite inspirational film. Two received an equal number of Likes by the deadline; 'Dune' and 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe' and my thanks go to Barrie Collins and (second week in a row) Sarah Lees respectively.

In all honesty, I am not sure I can imagine two more different films yet there is similarity in the focus each shines on the changing aspects of courage, determination and resilience. Of the two, I am much less familiar with 'Dune' so it was a revelation to discover that it is the source of an incredibly potent piece of motivational rhetoric, transcribed below

'I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.'

I am sincerely grateful to Barrie for sharing this quote; I find it has a power that is almost physical, a power that makes the hairs on the back of my neck come alive. Whether it would serve to sustain me in times of physical stress I cannot judge but, as a mantra to prepare for psychological challenges, it has few equals. My hope is that I am not often called upon to face such fears!

Needless to say, this quote is also now pinned to my board as a source of daily inspiration.


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

Hello everyone! Today, I thought you might like a little peek at the 'inspirational quotes' board in the reception area of Karen Carpenter Coaching.
My hope is that this board will gradually be filled completely with the favourite quotes of clients, followers & friends so, if you have a favourite quote that you think might inspire others, do please post in the comments section below. All quotes will be posted to the corresponding post pinned to the top of my Facebook page, 


The quote that receives the most likes, comments or shares on Facebook by midnight Sunday 6 April will be duly pinned to the board &, as a thank you, the sender will receive their choice of one of my motivational notecards; great for pinning on your own inspiration board - or for sending to friends who may be in need of a few words of encouragement.


Thanks in advance for participating, I hope you enjoy playing along and look forward to announcing the winner on Monday 7 April. In the meantime, here's one of my favourites from those already gathered on the board