Seize The Moment

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*** Hey hunnies! It keeps me inspired to write to know people are enjoying the blog and I hope you benefit from it. Also, I truly appreciate your comments, emails and feedback. ❤ Last January, I received an email from one of our friends, Eleanor Brown. We were talking about starting a business and how to go about it. Again, during my recent travels I was able to reflect and write about what I feel helped me get stated, not just with business but most of the things I do. ❤

We both have something in common.

Yes, me and you. We have ambitions. We have passions. We have tempers. We have temptations. But what matters is how we rise above these things; how we channel them to positive ends and that means, going after our goals and dreams.


“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if  you’ll die today.” ~James Dean

It is better to have dreams than to start the day, or year, not knowing where you stand. Dreams and ambitions are your foundation, or personal goals and desires in life. Everyone has a dream but not everyone knows how to turn that dream into reality.

Don’t let anyone tell you what you are, or what you can do or can’t. You know yourself better than anyone else. Defy gravity if you can but also remember to keep your feet on the ground. Set a goal and plan ahead, imagine yourself in that dream and how it would be like to live the life you’ve always wanted. Use it as a motivation. It is all about convincing yourself that you can achieve your dreams. And you’re on your way.


Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater. – Mary Manin Morrissey

There are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most sure-fire just might be procrastination. It is an act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of lower priority, or doing something from which one derives enjoyment and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.

Procrastinators are made not born, they lack self-control, they have difficulties in estimating time, they make excuses like “I work best under pressure” and they lie to themselves. In short, procrastinators sabotage themselves.

I could go on all day telling people to stop bumming around and work, but did you know, chronic procrastination diminishes your creativity, there is the sense of spiritual emptiness, you’ll become boring because your humor becomes “gallows laughter“, you’ll notice that your ability to see a positive future is reduced, and that dreaded feeling of “life passing you by.”

Do not let this day go by without doing something productive, impacting, and life changing for yourself or others.


“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon

Worriers tend to fill their minds with fearful thoughts until they end up feeling helpless and powerless. A courageous person, however, hold true to their convictions and are always ready to tackle and face fears. Being courageous doesn’t mean you have to fight a battle; it means standing strong, trusting yourself and not letting fear hold you back from living the life you want.

Stop imagining the worst. Thoughts are powerful. Negative or fearful thoughts can immobilize you, leaving you feeling demotivated. Instead, think of all the possible positive things that could happen with the current situation. Use your imagination to invoke uplifting and pleasant scenarios and you will feel empowered.

The next time a stressful situation occurs and you find yourself going into old habits of panic, worrying and fear – stop! Let go of these fearful thoughts and take a moment to breath and move into the present moment. Find your center, ground your body, stand strong like a warrior, and then listen to the wisdom of your higher self for guidance.


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”~ Lao-tzu

Do you have a dream deep in your heart that you want to pursue? If you do, have you taken the first step necessary to achieve it? Taking the first step is perhaps the most difficult thing to do in achieving a dream. There are a lot of mental obstacles that make it difficult to take that first step.

  1. Don’t wait until the situation is perfect.
  2. Don’t wait until other people agree with you.
  3. Don’t wait until your skill is good.

As you can see, the three points above have “don’t  wait” in them. So here is the bottom line: the best time to start is now.


A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.  ~David Brinkley

Thousands of people fail to live the life they have always wished to live. They fail to realize their ambitions and give up on their big dreams as soon as they encounter the first obstacle. One of the strongest causes for this attitude is that they do not believe in themselves.

Believing in yourself is all about being sure that you are going to do whatever you want even if others are against you. Usually, when you decide to take a big challenge or to do something that people failed to do you will find that everyone is putting you down.

Under the pressure of this criticism some people start to doubt their own abilities and eventually give up. The few people who manage to believe in themselves and who continue moving along the path they’ve chosen are the ones who succeed.


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Polly is a Filipina traveler and she believes that traveling doesn't require a massive amount of money for you to enjoy it. She's an advocate of Leave No Trace and Financial Literacy. Oh, and she loooooves ice cream!

24 thoughts on “Seize The Moment

  1. I don’t know where all your motivation is coming but I am glad that you wrote this. I sent it to my first born. He’s been lacking the drive lately (he got layed off last week) and I know this will help him. Thank you.

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about your son, Nat. I know losing a job is demotivating but there’s always a reason to that. When one door closes, another door opens. Thank you for sharing this with him. And please send my regards. ❤


  3. Our church sermon is about being courageous and this post reminds be everything about it. Having dreams really is important and it does not stop there, You have the seize it.


  4. I love this so much. Too many of us let fear keep us from living our best lives. It keeps us from seizing the moment and by doing that, accomplish our rea heart’s desires.


  5. Such positive words and sometimes it is so important to be reminded of such encouraging words telling us its not wrong to dream


  6. I always remember my high school teacher telling us, “If you are to dream, dream big and believe that one day, the dream will be yours.” Sometimes when I feel so low, I think of these words and find comfort in them that I am enough, and that one day, with faith, diligence and perseverance, my dream will come true. Thank you for your motivating post. It was a very welcome read today.


  7. This is so motivational and I am glad to have read it and a great reminder. I totally agree with dream big and stop worrying about how others judge us. Only we know what is good for us.


  8. Thank you so much for this encouragement and the tips, Polly! I wish it wasn’t necessary to be reminded once in a while (or often) to be courageous and to believe in one’s self… But apparently it is. So I really appreciate reading your words and these quotes today. Now back to taking steps and not waiting until the situation is perfect…


  9. These are words of encouragement, I’m thankful that I came across this. Time to recheck and live by it every day.


  10. We need encouragement now and then and truly, we need to get rid of negative thoughts. Take the first step in faith…is my mantra. You can never see the whole journey but just step out in faith. After all, faith without works is dead. I keep drumming this into my head.


  11. Such inspirational and empowering post! Believing in yourself is key and could make things happen. Living your dream is the best thing one could do and aiming to achieve it is what makes us work and live


  12. This is so motivate post! I agree that when you have a dream do something to achieve your goals!


  13. What motivating quotes. I always believe that people change every day and that we always need to reinvent and try something new every day. But while we pursue our dreams and passions!


  14. I feel so inspired after reading this post! Believing in yourself is number 1, even when things don’t go right. I struggle with procrastination sometimes, and working on it everyday!


  15. This is such a lovely post. Sometimes we need to take a pause and find what really motivates us. This is truly an inspiration.


  16. Such an inspiring post!! I am going to pin this post to my fridge and read it every day!!!


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