Day-right quotes

Day Right Quote #44: The Grass Is Green Enough

One of the most important epiphanies from my Year by the Water? “Sometimes, the grass is green enough.”

This may seem to fly in the face of being an adventurer, someone who revels in new places, people and experiences.

However, it’s not a contradiction.

NOW and NEW are opposite sides of the same coin.

There are times we’re eager to evolve and explore – and times we look around and think, “This is enough. I am enough.”

Sometimes the grass IS greener elsewhere – sometimes the grass is green enough right here, right now.

I took the picture below while exploring a new lake park near my home here in Boulder.

As I strolled through the lush grass, I laughed out loud as I realized. "I'm literally walking in clover."

It was a tangible reminder that being wealthy in what matters is not having or feeling one thing OR the other; it is a sublime blend of feeling and having BOTH.

Sometimes, we're walking in clover and loving every minute of it.

Sometimes we're seeking and appreciating new fields of clover.

They are not mutually exclusive; they are the yin-yang balance of a fulfilling life.

grass bold

Day Right Quote #18: It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done

How does a 735,000 pound #747 get in the air? As Nelson Mandela said, "It seems impossible until it is done."

When Mandela was in prison for 27 years, 18 years of which was on Robben Island where he was confined to a small cell, slept on the floor, forced to do hard labor in a quarry, and allowed one visitor a year for 30 minutes must have seemed possible that someday he would be a free man again.

Yet it happened. He received the Nobel Peace Prize and was able to share his inspiring message of hope and perseverance with millions of people worldwide.

What in your life seems impossible right now?

See it as DONE. Imagine it as DONE. Picturing this as DONE not only keeps hope alive; it is one of the single best things you can do to turn that hope and dream into reality.

Nelson Mandela

Day Right Quote #17: Our Lives Are Defined by Opportunities; Even The Ones We Miss.

I remember when screenwriter Eric Roth spoke at Maui Writers Conference. He was as eloquent then (he'd written the #screenplay for Snow Falling on Cedars) as he is now with this line he wrote for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, "Our lives are defined by opportunities; even the ones we miss."

Have you been presented with an opportunity?

Are you on the fence? Don't play it safe. Take the bolder of the options.

We are here to embrace opportunities, not to miss them.

eric roth - our lives are defined by opportunities

Day Right Quote #16: It Is Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been

George Eliot said, "Its never too late to be what you might have been" 150 years ago ... and it's as true today as when she first said it. When you were young, who did you want to be?

What did you want to do?

Where did you want to go?

It's only too late if you don't start now. George Eliot

Day Right Quote #15: The Phrase "I DON'T KNOW" Is Small, But Flies on Mighty Wings

This quote from Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Symborska,"The little phrase 'I DON'T KNOW' is small, but flies on mighty wings" is from Maria Popova's excellent online newsletter Brain Pickings. Brain Pickings has been called a "literary LEGO treasure chest" of thought-provoking insights on how to lead a meaningful life.

Last week's issue was about the importance of NOT KNOWING and how embracing uncertainty is one of the secrets to an intriguing #life.

Every week Maria shares "rising tide raising all humans" essays and profound quotes that help us live a right life. Well worth reading and subscribing.

hummingbird i don't know

Day Right Quote #14: Old Ways Won't Open New Doors

Are you happy with your current life? Satisfied with your relationships, health, finances and career? Congrats! If there are things that are not yet the way you want them to be, the answer is simple.

Do things differently. Old ways won't open new doors.

Select one area of your life you want to improve.

What is one thing you can start doing or stop doing today that is different than your norm?

How will you change things up by NOT doing things the way you always have?

Dulce Ruby said, "Just like the moon; we go through different phases."

What a new phase? Try some new ways. old ways - day right 14

Day Right Quote #13: When I Die, I Want to Come Back as ME

A reporter asked Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, "When you die, who do you want to come back as?" Guess what he said?


Who would you want to come back as ... and why?

mark cuban

Day Right Quote #10: The Way To Get Started is to Stop Talking and Start Doing

You know what I've found? Another way to get started is to stop THINKING and start DOING.

It's easy to over-think things. We go back and forth, "Should I do this or this? Is this better or that?"

In the long run this indecisiveness - this quest to have all our ducks in a row before we go - just delays action and doesn't necessarily guarantee better results.

It's SMARTER to be a STARTER and and course correct along the way.

What is ONE thing on your mind you've been wanting to do? Don't just want it. Start it.

the way to get started is to quit talking

Day Right Quote #9: Life is a Window of Opportunity

Life is a window of opportunity. Have you ever thought of it that way?

We are here for a certain amount of time.

Are you taking advantage of your precious window of opportunity to pursue your dreams, connect with loved ones, do what makes you happy?

Henry Miller said, "Life is, for most of us, one long postponement."

What is something you're postponing?

How will you start that, do that, bring more of that into your life THIS WEEK instead of putting it off?

Life is a window of opportunity

Day Right Quote #8: Abundance Comes in Many Forms

Abundance is about so much more than money. Anything that enriches us contributes to our abundance.

That includes new and enduring friendships, enjoyable discoveries, being active outdoors, achieving important goals, connecting with loved ones, learning new skills, contributing to our community.

Anytime we do something that puts the light on in our eyes, we are richer for it.

Anything we do that contributes to our physical and mental well-being results in us being wealthy in what really matters.

How about you? Are you wealthy in what really matters? Are you appreciating the abundance in your life in all its forms?

abundance comes in many forms

Day Right Quote #7: The Life You've Led Doesn't Need to Be the Only Life You Have

Looking ahead, where do you want to go? the life you've led - middle What would you like to do?

Who would you like to meet?

Get clear about ONE thing that could make your life more satisfying, meaningful or joyful.

Then, do ONE thing this week to set that in motion. Pick up the phone. Register for that course. Sign up for that sports league. Plant that garden. Reach out to that person.

As Anna Quindlen says, "The life you've led doesn't need to be the only life you have."

A better life is often only one small change away. Do something differently today.

Day Right Quote #5: We are Made for These Times

At a conference in L.A.recently, the emcee opened the meeting by reading Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes profound essay, "Do No Lose Heart: We Were Made For These Times." we were made for these times best If you're not already familiar with her inspiring piece, please check it out. It is full of hope-building insights such as...

"In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or un-mended in the world. Do not focus on that. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

"There will always be times ...when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it; I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate."

You can read the full piece here -…/do-not-lose-heart-we-were-made-…/