Welcome to Monday Morning Motivation!
This is a feature where I will be sharing quotes from books that have motivated and encouraged me in one way or another.
I hope you will find some of these quotes inspiring and uplifting.
This week I’ll be sharing quotes from another one of the my 2020 best reads list titled ‘Inspired Mama’ by Sez Kristiansen and these quotes are focused on inspiring and empowering mothers to live an intentional life.
“Every time you choose to let a challenge become an opportunity to separate yourself from mediocrity, you gain traction toward the fulfillment of your dreams”. – Sez Kristiansen in ‘Inspired Mama’.
“I wanted to be passionate about the way I earned an income. I wanted to create, every day. I didn’t want to be confined to a desk job where I had to do what I was told and contribute to someone else’s bottom line. I wanted to be inspired, challenged, and engaged with interesting people. Most of all, I wanted to be in a field of work that allowed me to grow spiritually”. – Sez Kristiansen in ‘Inspired Mama’.
“I stopped trying to fit in. I stopped worrying about what people thought and started to redefine myself. I spent every waking moment learning what I needed to know to get where I wanted to be. I reconditioned my subconscious to believe I was capable of unimaginable things, and soon that became the driving force for my everyday routine. I used challenges as opportunities to separate myself from mediocrity. I applied this mindset to everything: my running, my emotions, my business plans. I became more authentically me than ever before, and I saw my superpowers were not in fact embedded in my university degree, my training certificates, or my résumé—but in my uniqueness, my originality, and my ability to do things differently”. – Sez Kristiansen in Inspired Mama.
“Self-care may feel paradoxical, but when you notice how much more you can help others after you’ve taken care of yourself, it becomes a fundamental daily practice. When you are happy and fulfilled, your family is, too. When you are driven by purpose and passion, when you
free yourself from your painful past, you emancipate your children”. -Sez Kristiansen in ‘Inspired Mama’.
“When former colleagues heard about my rebellion, their Scandinavian “feminism” said that I was being subdued into a domestic role that was unequal to my husband’s. It was funny to hear these statements, because I believe feminism is about equal worth, and not equality as in sameness. As I watched them become overstressed, overworked, and unbalanced but “equal” mothers, I signed with a publisher and returned from our travels with my dreams neatly folded into the seams of my soul”. -Sez Kristiansen in ‘Inspired Mama’.