* New beginnings are always loaded with many contradictory feelings; hope, fear, optimism, doubt, resolution, skepticism, comfort, hesitation, and determination.
* The skeletons in the closet and collective experiences are a threat to new beginnings.
* We remember when we were last burnt or when we were last hurt, and we subconsciously look at our scars and resist the change.
* Memories of how deep and how painful the scars were rush back to our heads and, with an involuntary movement, we clench our fists as though we are holding on to the past - Something inside of us refuses to let go.
* At home we were directed to focus on our downsides, at school we had to improve our bad grades, and in the workplace we are asked to “develop” our weaknesses. Those who moved on did the exact opposite.
* It is amazing how much power we have yet we are so oblivious to its existence. Invest in what makes you feel strong instead of wasting time on things that only make you feel weak and bad about yourself.
* We do not believe in flying; we feel more secure with our feet on the ground, even if it is just quicksand.
* Fear always intercepts our attempts to change; fear of the devil we don’t know; fear of the other side of the fence; fear of the maze.
* We hold on to stability, to our comfort zone, like a mother to her child on a collapsing bridge, and we avoid venturing outside for fear of getting hurt or getting lost.
* Nothing justifies waking up in the morning hating what you wake up to, who you wake up with, or where you get up to go.
* Nothing explains leading an unfulfilled life with an unfulfilling job and an unfulfilling partner.
* We are meant to choose. We are created to investigate options and alternatives. We are not equipped to compromise for the long term.
* There are times when we consciously limit our options because we do not want to feel overwhelmed by the infinity of choices out there. It is difficult to choose; the bigger the selection, the more helpless we feel.
* How do we know we are making the right decision? How can we tell that we are not going to regret this? Other than using our limited common sense and intangible gut feeling, we will never know!
* Find micro-options and loopholes of choices in the tightest of situations and the trickiest of questions.
* Shift your motivation from the fear of loosing to the excitement about winning.