Not really, but according to the book I just finished, kissing frogs is the equivalent of going after your dreams, the things that make you happy and fulfilled. The frog is the very thing holding you back, so why should you kiss it? Because you can always transform something negative into something positive and change your life forever.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Kiss That Frog by Brian Tracy.
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” —Bruce Barton
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” —from John Milton’s poem “Paradise Lost”
“There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.” —Orison Swett Marden
The final quote I want to share comes from a middle grade novel I just finished reading called A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. It’s funny how once you start focusing on an idea, the more it shows up in your life in different places.
“It’s as simple and difficult as that. Sad memories don’t just come in ice cream, you know. Everything you touch, everything you smell, everything you taste, every picture you see—all of that has the potential to call up a sad memory. You can’t choose what comes up first. But you can choose to replace it with something good. I choose to think on the good parts.”
May positive thoughts bloom in your mind instead of weeds 🙂