Category: Motivational

Success & Failure

“Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart.” – Unknown

Big Fish, Small Bowl, Will Travel

I generally don’t watch a lot of movies but particularly liked this excerpt from the Tim Burton movie Big Fish:

EDWARD: My muscles couldn’t keep up with my bones, and my bones couldn’t keep up with my body’s ambition. So I spent the better part of three years confined to my bed, with the World Book Encyclopedia being my only means of exploration. I had made it all the way to the “G’s,” hoping to find an answer to my gigantificationism, when I uncovered an article about the common goldfish.

YOUNG EDWARD: “Kept in a small bowl, the goldfish will remain small. With more space, the fish can grow double, triple, or quadruple its size.”

EDWARD: It occurred to me then, that perhaps the reason for my growth was that I was intended for larger things. After all, a giant man can’t have an ordinary-sized life.

In life we all need to room to grow.  If your bowl is too small for your life or ambitions, find a different bowl and grow to be happy!

Ben’s Davis’s 120 Pound Journey

Ben Davis tells the moving story of how he became inspired and lost 120 pounds in one year. Via reddit

“In January 2009, I made the decision to get a grip, get out of my depression, and do life.  I started running and started a blog.  120 pounds lost, but much more gained. This is how far I’ve come.”

Know What You Have

“Be with someone who knows what they have when they have you” ~Unknown