Two Quotes To Live By:
“I really don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what people think about me…I would be totally paralyzed. How could you get up in the morning if you worried about some poll or what somebody said about you? That’s giving up power over your life to somebody else, and I don’t intend to do that.” -Hillary Clinton
“Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward. Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.” -Hillary Clinton
The reason Hillary Clinton continues to thrive is because she does not dwell on mistakes, become discouraged by failure, or worry about what others think of her. She accepts all of this as a natural part of life that ultimately makes us stronger and smarter.
Hillary Clinton is an inspiration to me because I tend to worry about what others think of me and dwell on mistakes made in the past. But as she has shown throughout her life, you can’t get discouraged by or dwell on past mistakes because it will prevent you from moving forward with your life. Living in the past prevents you from being able to move on to a more successful future.
And as she so articulately pointed out — if you worry about what others think of you, you’re giving up power over your destiny to somebody else. Which, in essence, is letting them win.
This has always been the key to Hillary’s success: stay strong and resilient in the face of defeat and personal setbacks. Always move forward and never look back. Hindsight is 20/20 and all we can do is move on and not let the past consume and destroy our present.
Does Hillary Clinton ever think that if she had done this or that differently she could have been President? Probably. But does she spend a lot of time thinking about it? Probably not. She doesn’t let the past impact her present because she’s too busy living in the ‘now,’ chartering her own destiny with no thought as to what others might think of her.
Most of us can’t do this, which is probably why she is where she’s at and we can only dream to accomplish what she has accomplished.
So keep doing what you’re doing, Hillary! We need the inspiration.