Mid-Year Motivational Quotes 17 Quotes That Will Make a Difference in Your Life

Mid-Year Inspirational Quotes

I love quotes.  If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you know that I like to insert a quote post now and again.  Since it’s mid-year, a little inspiration felt appropriate.  After all, we are all chasing dreams!

Mid-Year Inspirational Quotes

Don Yaeger is a friend of mine who writes for Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com.  He is also a nine-time New York Times Best Selling author. He recently wrote an article for Forbes.com that included 45 of his favorite inspirational quotes.  He primarily writes on sports and sports-related topics so many of these quotes are derived from that genre; however, they are inspiring nonetheless.  I chose my seventeen favorite quotes and listed them below for your inspiration and enjoyment.

  1. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always try to do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, are great. – Mark Twain
  2. In life, adversity only visits the strong.  It stays forever with the weak.  We have to decide whether we’re going to be strong or weak. – Dale Brown
  3. A winner is someone who can look in the mirror at the end of the day and say in pursuit of my goal and dreams I gave my best. – Dick Vitale
  4. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Jimmy Johnson
  5. If it’s important you’ll find a way.  If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse. – Ryan Blair
  6. When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone.  When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you. – Walter Payton
  7. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something.  But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan
  8. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy
  9. Be not afraid of greatness.  Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare
  10. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo da Vinci
  11. Have a fierce resolve in everything you do.  Demonstrate determination, resiliency, and tenacity.  Do not let temporary setbacks become permanent excuses.  Use mistakes and problems as opportunities to get better-not reasons to quit. – Jamie Dimon
  12. Ability is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz
  13. Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Mario Andretti
  14. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  15. Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Herman Cain
  16. You always pass failure on your way to success. – Mickey Rooney
  17. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

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Perfect Skin Secrets from Celebrity Dermatologists (Guest Post) Guest Writer: Sophia Smith

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Flawless blemish-free complexion is not a myth, or an elusive unattainable dream. If you haven’t been able to achieve it yet, it’s only due to the fact that you haven’t had proper guidance. Every skin type has its unique set of rules and needs, and in order to cater to yours, who better to turn to than a renowned dermatologist?

These professionals know skin better than anyone else in the world, and celebrity dermatologists have worked with a large number of women, all with a different set of issues and needs. They’ve seen and treated it all, and now you have the opportunity to snag some of those secrets for yourself.

Better safe than sorry

Better safe than sorry

A woman who has rightfully earned the title “the red carpet dermatologist”, Dr. Ava Shamban is the first person to turn to when pursuing that perfect complexion. Her set of advice is fairly simple (and affordable), which enables every woman to have great skin even on a budget. According to her, amazing skin starts with the things we do every day. That means that taking care of your skin daily brings about more benefits than addressing a problem once it’s already occurred. She swears by the mighty four – first off is a nice and gentle cleanser. Then sunblock steps onto the stage and your perfect choice can be found in Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF30. An SPF all year long is the key ingredient of healthy skin. In the words of Dr. Ava, “The way you protect your skin today will absolutely affect how it looks in the future.”

After an SPF comes the moisturizer; locking in moisture is paramount to skin elasticity, radiance and resilience. The nighttime routine definitely calls for something active. It can be an antioxidant, peptide, retinol, or a combination of all three – but at least one should become your second nature. Retinol is as close to a magic potion as us humans have been able to concoct. It helps regenerate skin and fosters collagen production while you get your quality sleep time. One thing of the utmost importance is removing makeup before going to sleep. According to Dr. Lancer, this is one of the biggest skin crimes. It’s not just a matter of skincare, it’s the foundation of hygiene.

Always be gentle

Always be gentle

Supermodel Kendall Jenner has been very candid about her skin issues. Namely, the model has been fighting acne for a very long time. Her dermatologist’s advice: never attack the skin with harsh products. Dr. Kidd emphasizes the importance of being gentle when treating acne-prone skin. She is a strong advocate against abrasive products, scrubs, rotating brushes and even washcloths. “Using anything abrasive on acne can increase inflammation of the zit, actually making it worse,” she advises.

Use gentle face washes and only your hands to wash the face, then gently dab it with a soft towel and apply moisturizer for your skin type. Wash the face three times a day, especially if you wear makeup on regular basis.

One product to rule them all

One product to rule them all

The one product that hasn’t been given sufficient attention, and which according to Dr. David Colbert is the only product you truly need is serum. This skincare product is appropriate for all ages, skin types and even genders (pass it on to the men in your life). If you’re wondering what serum is and what it does for you, Colbert explains clearly: “A serum is usually a water-based delivery system, in which potent active ingredients such as antioxidants, peptides, and acids are introduced into the skin for anti-aging effects.”

As we all crave youthful-looking skin that shows little signs of aging, serum is definitely a product worth implementing in our skincare arsenal.

Go beyond skincare products

Go beyond skincare products

As you’re able to see from the skincare recommendations given by some of the best dermatologists out there, you don’t have to break the bank in order to look fantastic and there are numerous products out there that do the work and are incredibly affordable. However, no skincare regimen will give you the results you crave unless you take care of your body and skin from within. Nutrition, fitness, sleep and stress management are equally if not even more important than slathering the skin with products. Turn to dermatologists’ approved superfoods, take up a sport, make sure you get your beauty sleep and a great skincare routine is then just icing on the cake.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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