“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”

I'm not one in need of much self affirmation. As a recent meme goes "Be as confident as a mediocre white guy" and I have that in spades.

That said, the things that motivate me are often quotes that resonate given my particular circumstances. It's why all the tattoos I have are quotes that remind me of the person I want to be rather than the person I tend to be.

Here are a few that are singing their song to my ears today.

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” — James Dean

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” — Author Unknown

“You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.” — Adlin Sinclair

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” — Author Unknown

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer

Don't you feel better now?