Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Always do your best……….believe in yourself and your dreams.  The people that garner the most respect in this world, are the ones who stand  for what they believe in, no matter how people react to their ideas and opinions.  There is undeniable strength in individuals who congruently lead lives in which their philosophies and actions are one.  Living authentically is healthy living, it means that your actions and choices are consistent with your beliefs. 

In order to achieve this, we must have a solid grasp of our values and standards and then we must make the commitment to live by them every day.   To live otherwise is to subjugate ourselves, and that will always lead to bad choices or decisions where deep inside we knew we were deciding against our better judgement.  If you want to stand out in the world…..then be yourself , be what you really are, that is the first step toward becoming better than what you are now.  Remember the wise words of Rita Mae Brown….”The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.”

Bruce Barton said “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances. “