Butterfly Wings With Training Wheels

by Sherry Riter in Motivation

I often receive emails with pictures that express a feeling or thought just perfectly. For everyone who is feeling depressed or can’t find a solution to a problem, I hope this helps brighten your day…

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.

~W. Clement Stone~

Remember when you were a child and were told that “some day” you would be able to ride your bike without the training wheels? It was hard to believe, but if you were like me, you were determined to eventually “be big” and get rid of those training wheels. I “believed” in what my parents told me. I “saw” it happening in my mind.

We have to follow the same process now. When we have a goal or problem — we have to “see” the end result or solution. It is that belief in the ability to attain the goal and solve the problem that will keep us motivated in the right direction. When there is happiness in your life, it is easier to “see” solutions. Surround yourself with happy people who are motivated and aspire to become better people and excel in life.

If you begin to doubt, run to that mirror, look at yourself and say out loud, “I am special and I can do anything I set my mind to do. I will succeed.” Positive self-talk can help you perform miracles.

The more man meditates upon good thoughts,
the better will be his world and the world at large.

~Confucius(BC 551-BC 479)Chinese philosopher~

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Transparent Mama July 9, 2009 at 5:03 am

Thanks so much for coming by my blog. I love that picture with the manufactured wings. I wonder if we do that sometimes when really we need to wait to grow into them.


2 designer July 9, 2009 at 9:22 am

Thanks for the visit and lovely comments, SITSta.

..and even more thanks for this motivating post of yours!


3 ThetaMom July 9, 2009 at 11:04 am

This was a really positive post and certainly leaves food for thought…great way to start my morning! 🙂


4 Jennifer Juniper July 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

I love that and am so glad I can carry this with me through the day. Thanks 🙂


5 Kim Milius July 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

The caterpillar picture was great! When doubt creeps in, I think its also helpful to remember back to positive outcomes of the past. So often we focus on our failures instead of the successes!


6 Teresha and Damon July 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm

This is so true…and the picture sums it up beautifully! thanks for the uplifting message SITSah


7 Stacie July 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I really like the picture. Great thoughts!


8 Carol July 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Thank you for the great post. In the economy we are living in it is hard not do dought ourselves and than surely stop us from turning things around. It starts with me and you.


9 http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com July 11, 2009 at 3:53 am

Love the content
Stopping by from sits


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