Monday Morning Inspiration

mmi-icon-newI often find myself reading something beautiful over the weekend, only to forget it as I get all caught up in the craziness of the week. So I thought I’d start posting some inspirational quotes here each Monday morning, in the hope that some of them stick with me through the week.

Feel free to play along with me if you’d like to. Link back here or post a comment so that I can see what gets other people motivated. Could be religious or secular, could be advice for your particular field or just general life wisdom – doesn’t really matter. If it helps you get through your day, then please share it with me.

OK, here’s mine, from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu:

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.

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There are 2 comments

  1. Wow, that’s a fantastic quote. I can’t think of any quotes off the top of my head, but one thing that keeps me going is knowing that I have been given talents to share and perfect. I know perfection is never truly attainable, but trying is the important thing. I like your idea for Monday Morning Inspiration. 😀

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