first step quotes

It is amazing how much power we have, yet we are so oblivious to its existence. At home we were directed to focus on our downsides, at school we had to improve our bad grades, and in the workplace we are asked to develop our weaknesses. Those who have succeeded in aligning their character and their fate have done the exact opposite. I invested in what made me feel strong instead of wasting time on things that only made me feel weak and bad about myself. Marcus Buckingham says that knowing your strengths is the first step.
—  Marwa Rakha

Just imagine if you could reread your favorite manga as many times as you wanted but it still had the same magical effects as it did the first time through

I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them. I deserve someone who is gentle and kind, because my soul is getting tired. Realizing that I deserve something good is one of the first steps.
—  Michelle K
I know it’s not easy moving on , especially when you’ve gotten attached to someone . Their voice , smile , and that beautiful face. I know it’s not easy taking that first step. Remembering all the memories , seeing them , or still having feelings. It’s not easy , it’s never easy to move on , to move forward from someone you gave your all to . Fell in love with and grown close to ,but it’s not impossible . It’s a ride of hell. Crying , thinking , sadness and just the broken feeling I call empty . It fucking hurts but that pain , is temporary and even though it may seem like you won’t ever move on or have the desire to want anyone else , realize that things happen for a reason. Life is passing by and people are gonna come and go . Things will get better in time . Pain is temporary and it’s all a part of life .
—  Hyannis D

a little broken
a little battered
and a little misused.

But if you can think of me as beautiful
with my sad, hallow eyes
my pale, scarred skin
and my tired, bone-weary body,
if you can think of me as happiness,

then maybe I can start loving myself too.

—  I just need a little help, a bit of persuasion // c.j.j.
Me? I’m broken , heartbroken . Sad as fuck if I must . Depressed ? Of course, but you know what ? I’m strong , I’m smart and I know better than to sit here feeling horrible everyday . I miss you and all I want is you , but things changed . You changed and there’s nothing left for me to do . I’ve done enough . I have to be strong for myself and focus on other things that will distract me . School, friends, just anything that doesn’t involve you or another relationship . I need a distraction from this pain . I’m always gonna want you back , but till then ima focus on the most important . Me. And when you want me , when you finally realize that you want everything you were looking for, you’ll tell me . Till then , I’m on my own path .
—  Hyannis Diaz
The biggest thing is, I took that step and gave it a lot of my effort, and here is the issue; people say ‘I can’t find my passion, I can’t find my passion… I don’t know what I wanna do, I’m just kinda here, I’m going through the days, I’m miserable, I always complain…’ There’s people that are like they go to work, they go to class, they do this and that on a daily basis sort of, and every single day they are complaining. 'God, this sucks, I’m so bored, I’m gonna go to sleep or just…’ If you look at things in that light… if you look at things in that light, in that way… You’re setting yourself up for failure. How do you find your passion? You can’t just go and decide; oh, I’m passionate about this, no. When opportunities come, you give them effort. The secret of success is starting, take that first step forward.
—  Christian Guzman