Remember not to compare yourself to strangers on the internet.

Remember that Alan Rickman was a struggling 40-something stage and TV actor when cast in his first breakthrough film.

Remember that…

“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.”

—Laurie Halse Anderson—

Remember that Big Bang went from a boy band that could only afford $5 meals to successful musicians who can regularly dine on caviar, foie gras, and truffles.

Remember that J.K. Rowling used to be a single mother living off unemployment benefits while the Harry Potter series was rejected by 12 different publishers.

Remember to start.

“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”
― Ijeoma Umebinyuo

48 thoughts on “Reminders

    1. Belly! Definitely belly! If you go hungry, you won’t be around to see your dreams come to fruition. Taking care of yourself always comes first!
      I’m glad this post could help. It helped me a lot as I was writing. These are all reminders I needed to tell myself and I figured, if I needed, chances are others do as well. Please never give up and take it a day at a time, Melinda ❤

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  1. Great advice especially the ‘magic cure’ advice. I think that there are far to many people promising quick fixes and miracle cures. Everything worth having takes a little patience and hard work.

    Great post.

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    1. Thanks PJ! I loved that acronym too. Stumbled on it while scouring the internet for something completely different. I think it’s from a song, but not sure. Anyway, I like it and I’m glad you do too ^_^


  2. I love the power in your simple words, Jade. I have doubted myself, too, and time and time again, envy sinks in me, envy for people who do better than me. But you are right, it isn’t the end yet. I guess my key word here is contentment. 🙂

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    1. You’re not alone. I know I’ve doubted myself countless times and there have also been times when I wanted to walk away because there were so many people who were just better. But we just have to remember that they’re living their lives and we’re living ours. Everybody starts somewhere 🙂

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  3. I left it comment here before but I guess it’s disappeared (WordPress might be at it again).
    I love the quotes you shared, we all could use with a bit of motivation especially during the day so thank you for that. 🙂

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    1. It seems that WordPress registered your comments as spam (not sure why, I will have to check the settings!) but both comments are here now 🙂

      I’m glad you liked the quotes and I agree, we all could use some motivation and positivity. I figured I wasn’t the only one who needs these reminders every now and then. Glad you stopped by Ameena 🙂

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  4. Great post! I am 31 now maybe like Alan at 40 I will make it big or remember Morgan Freeman he was older and what a career he has. Right now writing, managing Bipolar and Diabetes are three things I focus on. I am working on Diabetes and I should be able to start turning around big time in 3 months and then 6 months. These illnesses are tough you can’t turn them around over night and there are no cures just hopes you get them closer to stability which I usually end up doing.

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    1. Exactly! It’s never too early or too late to make something happen, and as long as we have time, we can do anything 🙂 I wish you luck on your personal fight and future endeavors! I hope you do indeed turn around your diabetes in 6 months time, and never stop writing.

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      1. One thing for sure I won’t stop writing. I’ll be writing into my 90’s. My passion is so strong. Diabetes is not easy but so far a couple months in I am doing great. I do the best I can and that is all we can do.

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        1. Doing the best we can is all any of us can do, and the way I see it, you’ve already got a head start because you know what your passion is while so many are still searching. So you keep up the good work! 🙂

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