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I believe in having my classes outdoors, (see my last post), whenever I can and when it suits my client’s training programme. With Andre, I have been fortunate to enjoy the great outdoors with him and teach him at the same time.

Today was no exception. It was a glorious day weather-wise. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, the birds were singing and it felt good to be alive. We went to a gorgeous park and decided to do a cross country run together amongst the deer. I have to say it was hard work trying to chat and breathe at the same time but we did it.

On days such as today, I simply have to go out and allow the sun to kiss my skin and nourish it with as much Vitamin D as I can get. There is nothing quite like a warm, sunny day to make everything you do feel effortless. You feel energised and ready to take on the world; all feelings of negativity evaporate.

As I sit here writing this post, I think of how the arrival of spring brings a sense of optimism to one’s spirit and allows our creative juices to flow. Not only does this help our personal life, it most certainly boosts our creativity in our professional lives. This made me research some inspirational quotes that I could keep to remind and inspire me especially on those gloomy days.

I found 10 which resonate with me and I’d like to share them with you. After all, we all need to be inspired every now and then.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”  Theodore Roosevelt

I love this because it tells me that the situation doesn’t have to be perfect to start something. Just get on with it.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

I totally agree with this too. Since becoming a teacher, I am constantly recreating myself and the journey is wonderful.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

You need to walk the walk and not simply talk the talk.

“Don’t worry about being worried. You’re heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.” Tracy Kidder

Worth while remembering that it’s ok to change your mind and change direction. Often we think that a change of mind shows a sort of failure and it isn’t at all. The most creative entrepreneurs have changed their minds endless times before achieving success.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford

I couldn’t agree more. Teaching has introduced me to a passion for learning that I thought I’d lost. Learning not only keeps us young, it keeps us creative and energised.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman


“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” Buddha

Need I say more?

“There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” Franz Kafka

True but very scary to do at the same time.

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D Roosevelt

Love that feeling of having achieved something. How about you?

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson

I love this because it gives us all so much hope and confidence to start something irrespective of what stage of our life we’re at.

What do you think of these quotes? Do they inspire you? Can you identify with the sentiment?
Are you feeling the joys of spring and, therefore, energised to create? I hope so.

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