Mantra Monday: If Opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

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Mantra Monday: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

So many times we wait for opportunities to come to us. Instead of waiting, dreaming and sitting on the sidelines, think about where you can begin to build a door or at the very least a bridge. Think about how to make whatever you’re dreaming about a reality. You may be surprised at the ideas or thoughts you come up with and one typically leads to another. Use friends as a sounding board. I do this often.  It’s not always easy to be brave when we’re scared or strong when we are weak but it’s always worth it.

Be confident, take a risk, follow your heart. Everyone starts as a beginner and there is no better time to start than today. I often hear people say, “well, when I’m more experienced” or “when I’m more confident” and that’s great but you learn so much on the journey when you take a leap of faith. By putting yourself out there and boldly and bravely moving forward even when you’re scared to death, you become the expert. Keep your eyes fixed ahead not on your limitations

“Do all you can in preparation of what’s to come. Keep your eyes and mind open.”

My name is Amber. My passion is sharing yoga and motivation with others. Find more from me on and on twitter @bepresent100




To a Courageous Heart, Everything is Possible.

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What if we practiced courage every single day? A single question that motivates me to take a risk, challenges me to fight the good fight and stirs my soul to share and shine my light. Courage defined is a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear. It’s bravery, it’s heart, it’s having faith in the unseen, it’s taking a chance on the unknown and daring to be different. When you act courageously you don’t always know what the outcome will be. It may set you back or propel you forward. The beauty of a courageous heart is that everything is possible. Where the only choice is being strong, sometimes having to walk alone and accepting that the road ahead may be anything but clear.

Every day it’s a choice. Every day it’s an effort. Being courageous offers a path like no other and a feeling that’s indescribable. It’s not living without fear but it’s making brave choices despite our fear. It’s more than simply existing but it’s LIVING! So you ask is the courageous journey worth the risk? My answer: an enthusiastic, yes! Every Single Day!

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