How much worse, Daniel?
Now this picture above literally gives me life! Every time I look at it I get a different thought and they aren't all related to marriage or proposals. It's got me thinking of times I've jumped into something out of sheer excitement, relief, desperation or lack of options, without asking questions first.
One quote that constantly pops into my head is; "in life you get what you negotiate". Sometimes, no matter how great the thought of something is, you've just got to stop yourself and ask a few questions before proceeding.
Does this remind you of something? A particular person/time/incident that you gave in to and later wished you'd first stopped to ask a question or two? Maybe you realized that asking these questions would have saved you a whole lot... Tell me about it.
One easily comes to mind for me. When he said "I would love you to work for me but I'm not sure if or when I can pay you". Because I was so excited to do that job I didn't even stop to ask, I just jumped into it. In retrospect I wish I had said "I understand, but when do you reckon you can pay, and how much exactly?". Yes you guessed it, I worked my butts off and never got paid and I'm the only person to blame, because remember; In business, as in life, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate. Lesson learnt.
Married people in the house, is any of you wishing you had asked "how much worse?". Single ladies, are you regretting passing up on that proposal because you failed to realize that "worse" could get "better" and now some other lady is reaping the fruits of being his Mrs? LMAO, a lot of us have that one person we wished we hadn't underestimated...
So yes; "In life, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate", "love is the noblest frailty of the mind" and lastly; "I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind/body must know it has got to get down to work".
This last quote particularly speaks to me because one day I woke up and realized that I was achieving way less than I should have, simply because I was waiting to be "in the mood" for something before doing it. If I wasn't in the mood to work out, then I wouldn't. If I wasn't in the mood to write, then I wouldn't. If I wasn't in the mood to meet with people, then I wouldn't. If I wasn't in the mood to study, then I wouldn't. And here's the thing, when something isn't exactly fun then how often do you think you'll be "in the mood" to do it? I had to start training my mind and my body to get up and go! Mood or not. It's not always easy but one step at a time.
I'm proud of the little achievements. Just a few minutes ago I needed Erniesha Tibs to help me with something on my blog (Thanks mamacita!) and because we're on different time zones it hasn't been easy getting a hold of her. She finally had my time just now but I was just about to go into chill mode, after having a frenzied 24hours or more, (the reason I haven't posted in over 24 hours). She assured me I could get some rest and she would be here when I'm ready. It was very tempting to say "you're such a darling, thank you". But I reminded my mind that we're making some changes and we've got to go get it!
Guess what, I feel a lot better for staying up and doing the work. ALSO, it was only after we rounded up that I had the energy to put this post up, because prior to that I'd decided I wouldn't bother blogging for now. How wonderful it is!
So you tell me, what are your favourite quotes and why. How do they apply to you personally? Is there a story behind your love for that quote? Let's talk about quotes. And questions, what questions should you have asked that you didn't and later wished you did?