No matter what obstacles we face in our lives, whether personally or professionally we are often told the ever so popular answer, "no". It takes a lot for someone to have their life planned to perfection until time after time they have to start over until they get to that "moment". That moment when everything they went through just makes sense and they realize they were built up to something bigger and better.
Some of the greatest creators, innovators and relationships were once told no until they got to that moment.
Oprah Winfrey was told she didn't have the personality for television. Steve Jobs was told his ideas would never happen. Carrie Bradshaw didn't get married until the tenth season after continuously being on and off with Big.
What these three all have in common were that they never took "no" as an option to embrace failure but as an option to continue to succeed to reach to that moment.
Here are the top three quotes from what I like to call, "Motivators":
"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it." - Oprah Winfrey
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it, Don't settle." - Steve Jobs
"Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape or lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course we wouldn't fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it's comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart." - Carrie Bradshaw
So never doubt yourself and the ones around you. Sometimes your darkest times and biggest critics are your greatest motivators.