One of my childhood neighbors posted this on their refrigerator (among other inspirational quotes) and shared it on Facebook. It really hit home for me.
This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like it, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. And if you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Life is short, stop over-analyzing. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the person next to you what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them. So go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion.
Since we are no longer neighbors and barely acquaintances at this point, I doubt she will ever know this, but she is a huge inspiration for me. She is also talking about working out – and working out hard. She is so goal-oriented and at one point in our lives, we had similar problems. She excelled through hers and is doing phenomenal. If you can see positive changes in someone that you identify with, then it makes you want to improve yourself.