In this fast past world we live in it seems we are all looking for instant gratification in everything. It seems to be so difficult for us to be patient and work for an end goal. It reminds me of the saying I once heard: “Oh Lord, please give me patience… but hurry up.” This is funny, but sorry, it doesn’t really work like that! Sometime in order for us to move forward we need to change our thinking which will give us more motivation.
I have been working on my art pretty much my entire life. Probably about 90% of that time I have wanted to be at the end result. Then one day it surprised me how far I had come and the enormous inventory of artwork that I had produced. The education that I had obtained and all the many things that I had actually accomplished was astounding. I had spent so much time looking for the end that I wanted that I had missed all the little single accomplishments that I had achieved.
As I looked back over the years of looking for this instant gratification, I realized that I had not arrived where I was today through instant gratification or by some mythological genie in a lamp, but instead I had arrived at where I am today but by working day after day and each day moving just one step closer to my goal. Which is exactly the way I plan on continuing.
Create Your Own Positive Environment
For my Inspiration Station store I have created a number of products with this saying and artwork. These are some great products that can help you build your positive environment and serve as little reminders to stay positive.
All of these products include the “Delight” Doodle Flower over a mixed media background and accented by the motivational text, “One day One Step at a time.”
For those looking for a more simplistic, softer design, I have created products for my Debi Payne Designs store with the same “Delight” Doodle Flower. The flower is placed over a lovely multi-color watercolor wash background. All of these products can be personalized with your name or any text you wish.
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I hope you will remember to take one step and one day at a time!
How many times have you said, “if I just had a chance….”? Chances are, you have said it many times. We all have!
Let’s say you decide you would like to have a cupcake. So you go to a bakery. You first look at all the beautiful cupcakes on display. The clerk ask you if they can help you. You tell the clerk that you would like to have a strawberry cupcake. The clerk tells you that they are out of strawberry cupcakes. Now, do you choose a different flavor or do you just leave without any cupcake?
“Bazillion Chances” by Debi Payne Designs
Life is kind of like a bakery. Just because the life doesn’t offer you strawberry, it still have lots of other choices. All you have to do is pick a different flavor. Chances or it will be just as good. Sometimes you just might find that it is even better! The important thing is to choose! Which is also sometimes the most difficult thing to do.
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Merriam-Webster defines the work Possibility as: a chance that something might exist, happen, or be true. The state or fact of being possible. Something that might be done or might happen. Abilities or qualities that could make someone or something better in the future.
We have all had many possibilities or chances in our lives. This could be things that we want to do or things that we want to be. Yet, how many times did we let that possibility or chance just slip away from us only to have it never return again. How many times have we regretted missing an possibility or opportunity? Why did we miss that possibility?
“Anything is Possible” by Debi Payne Designs.
Chances are the reason we let a possibility slip by us was simply because we were just too scared to reach out and grab it. Sometimes possibilities only come by once in our lives. When they do they may look a little scary, but that’s only an appearance. Next time a possibility comes along, and it looks a little scary, look your fear straight in the face and let it know that it isn’t going to keep you from this possibility this time. This time, reach out and grab the possibility! Don’t let fear keep you from all the good things that are meant for you!
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I have just a few more quotes and sayings that will get me caught up.
“Love Yourself” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
This doesn’t mean that you can’t put God or your family before yourself. And it isn’t saying that you can’t love God or your children more than yourself. This is very simply saying that if you don’t know HOW to love yourself, you can’t really love somebody else.
“Life of Possibilities” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
Life is so full of possibilities! I don’t know about you, but when I think of all the possibilities that are out there for me, I get as excited as a little kid in a swimming pool on a hot summer day!
“Hidden Blessings” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
Some days I know it may feel like blessings are playing a game of hide-and-seek with you. But trust me, they are there. Some days you just have to look a little bit harder to find them.
“Everything Happens” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
Everything really does happen for a reason, both good and bad. It is always easy to say “Thank You” for the good things that happen. We all need to learn to say “Thank You” more for the bad things that happen, because the bad things happen for a reason just as much as the good things.
Here are a few more quotes and saying that I have gotten behind in posting.
“Be Open To Whatever” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
If you don’t keep yourself more open to whatever comes your way, you very well be missing some amazing opportunities.
“One Day At A Time” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
Sometime people spend so much time looking at the future that they are missing the opportunities that are happening for them today. When actually it is the opportunities that you see in this day that will take you to the future that you are wanting.
“Wish Dream Do” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
For anything that you want or want to do, you must first see it in your mind before you can have it in reality.
“Make Wrong Right” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
If there is something in your life that doesn’t feel right to you, you are the only one that can change it. If you are waiting for somebody else to make things right for you, you may be waiting for a really long time! Only you can make the wrong things right.
“Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously” by Debi Payne of Debi Payne Designs
Sometimes we all get so wrapped up in our own thoughts, and we sometimes seem to overthink things to death. Perhaps if we could learn to take things a little lighter and even learn to laugh at ourselves more, we just might find ourselves happier and much more at ease.