Thursday, February 28, 2013

Live Your Dreams | New Wallpapers

It's no secret that I am a quotations junky. It's actually a borderline issue. If I hear a great quotation, I jot a note down in my iPhone. I take pictures of quotations I like in books. And I scour the Internet for the best of the best inspirational words. I'm not even sure why, but reading great quotations just makes me so content. Maybe it has something to do with being able to connect with the words of someone else and feeling not alone. Regardless of why, I love a good quotation.

I was in the mood for a new wallpaper. Actually, I was just in the mood for a new outlook on everything. Such a strange few weeks. Bottom line: I have some super incredible opportunities on the horizon. I mean, truly incredible things. But I was feeling intensely mixed emotions. Fear, excitement, amazement, disbelief... and lots of anxiety. 

But in dealing with these emotions (plus dealing with all the regular issues of Life and work), I realized that I was losing sight of what was really important. The opportunity. I didn't connect the dots (...) on working and working and working. In the back of my head I know that there will be a payoff, but sometimes I'm just swamped with to-do lists and meetings and long nights alone in my apartment.

And then seriously out of the blue, there's a payoff. And it's overwhelmingly amazing. I called my mom actually and was just like, "This is why I give up my weekends. This is why I do it. Someone gets it."

I realized though that I need to be better at remembering this on a daily basis and not just on an out of the blue basis. I was looking for quotations and couldn't find one that captured how I was feeling and what I really needed. Then I kept circling back to my favorite: Live Your Dreams.

It's just my favorite. I can't get enough of it. I repeat it as a mantra pretty much forty times a day. I like the juxtaposition between the present (live) and the future (dreams). What will come in the future, must begin now. What you do now, will become your future. Live your dreams.


I was trying to figure out a cute background, but it's the end of February/Early March and it's not quite spring-y out and it's not quite winter-y so I was struggling. Then I remembered the whole thing about connecting the dots and my current obsession with polka dots... just too perfect!


Desktop Wallpaper | Right click on the image and open in new tab. Drag to the image to your desktop to save. Right click and choose "Set desktop picture."



 iPhone Wallpaper  | Easiest way is to open this page on your cell phone. Click on the image to open to full screen. Press and hold on the image and save to camera roll. Then set the picture as your lock screen and wallpaper.


 iPad Wallpaper  | Easiest way is to open this page on your iPad. Click on the image to open to full screen. Press and hold on the image and save to camera roll. Then set the picture as your lock screen and wallpaper.


Facebook Cover Photo | Right click and open image in new tab. Drag image to desktop to save. Upload and position in Facebook.

What's your personal mantra? What are some of your all-time favorite quotations?

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11 comments :

  1. Wait I love quotes! I wrote almost the same thing about them!

    http://behinddoor6.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/obsession-quotes/

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  2. So on point. Always a favorite of mine as well! I found a canvas at Home Goods that has that as well as other little motivational quotes that I always keep in front of my desk- it's amazing how much that little daily reminder can be so necessary!

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  3. Your wallpapers are always my favorite!
    My favorite quote is from the movie "Garden State"... It's not really inspiring, but I like to keep it my outlook. It's "if you can't laugh at yourself, life's gonna seem a lot longer than you like". I like it for when I get too serious or too overwhelmed by things!

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  4. I'm a quotes junky, too! I have an Evernote notebook and a Pinterest board dedicated to quotes, and I am constantly reblogging on Tumblr when I find good ones.

    I think I can narrow it down to two favorites:

    “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” ― E.B. White

    "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  5. I have a cuff quote bracelet like yours and it says "dreams don't work unless you do" -- totally my personal mantra. I also have a little sign up with that saying at my desk at work. Really helps on discouraging days.

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  6. What will come in the future, must begin now. What you do now, will become your future. Live your dreams.

    Well said Carly H., Well Said.

    I do a weekly inspirational quote on my blog on Mondays, would it be ok to post this next week?..Would credit and link back to you. Please let me know if its ok.

    Thanks,

    Tola

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  7. 'Dreams are made for those who really try'. It's a Bee Gees quote (well not even really, it's one of Andy's songs) and it's from a pretty sad love song, but every time I hear it I think, "yes. That's right. Dreams don't just happen for everyone. They happen for the people who work it!"

    Congratulations on working so hard that your dots connected and dreams have come!!

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  8. Love the Polka Dots! It is now on my lock screen! :)

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  9. These wallpapers are so cute - I love the two fonts!

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  10. My current top two are:

    "Just watch me"-Pierre Trudeau

    "Fortune favours the bold"

    I like them because they have an air of defiance to them which I believe is necessary to sustain hard work. You must truly believe that what you are doing is what you need to be doing and is worth it.

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