Thank you to Curly Girl Abroad for nominating me for the Three Day Quote Challenge! Y’all should check out her travel blog. Her photos are amazing and she has great travel tips!
Rules for the Quote Challenge
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog post.
- Post 1-3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days.
- Nominate 3 bloggers each day.
Today’s quotes come from Eleanor Roosevelt.
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Even though humans have the capacity for showing great compassion and selflessness, at the end of the day Eleanor Roosevelt gets it right: people only care about themselves. Can you remember anything embarrassing about your family, friends, or co-workers? You may be able to vaguely recall something but their embarrassing incident certainly isn’t something you think about on a regular basis. Take that logic and flip it around: your family, friends, and co-workers are definitely not reminiscing about that one time you farted in front of them or you decided to get ugly bangs. If you are worried about people judging you for something ask yourself: is my choice going to hurt someone else? No? Okay, then go for it!
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
A simple and straight-forward call to action. Also, this sounds eerily similar to Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan. Maybe she was the inspiration for it? I studied at UC San Diego, specifically in Eleanor Roosevelt College and during my time there I learned a lot about her. Eleanor Roosevelt was a fearless woman and a pioneer for both human and women’s rights. She was an active First Lady and had a sharp mind. Even after her husband passed away, she continued to work in public service helping draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She paved the way for women and was, and still is, seen as an accomplished person. I am sure she had doubts and fears along the way but she didn’t allow those to hold her back.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
While I mostly agree with this sentiment, people will still do their damnedest to put you down. I interpret this quote as: you can choose how you react to someone else’s bullshit. Day by day, you choose your reaction to other people. Will it be a positive one or a negative one? Of course, some interactions will inevitably be a dumpster fire to be forgotten immediately. But, when you wake up the next morning try and turn the day around. Choose to make things a little better and don’t let those negative thoughts linger.
Today I would like to nominate:
You don’t have to participate, but I hope you will accept the challenge. Let me know in the comments if you do because I would love to check out your quotes! Check out yesterday’s post and look out for the last one tomorrow. What do you think of Eleanor Roosevelt’s quotes?