This year, 2017, and more specifically today, December 6th, marks Finland’s 100th year independence anniversary. How is that for something to celebrate?! I’m certainly standing tall and proud today, and hence I want to share my Finnish pride by sharing some empowering life quotes from my land.
Let’s dive straight into them!
This is music to my ears. In Finland, and very much so in the other Nordic countries, we really value balance. From work-life balance to family and me-time balance to giving yourself treats every now and then balance. This, I believe, is why Finland, and the other Nordic countries, are often reported to be some of the happiest in the world.
That’s right. It doesn’t matter how small your little act of kindness is or how few people are smiling if you are. Your joyful efforts will always shine loud and clear, no matter how big or small they are.
#Truth! This applies to everything in life – from your health to your wellbeing to your work to your lifestyle to your relationships. If you work hard at them, step-by-step, little-by-little, you will get exactly where you want to go – and enjoy the process whilst you’re at it!
This is one of my favourites. It really relates to my previous post on how to stop caring what others think. After all, haters are always gonna hate.
This is why training your mind is just as important as training your body. Your mind can stop your body – and yourself in general – from doing things that it’s actually capable of. Your mind needs to be determined, resilient, and strong if you want to get anywhere in life.
Make fear your frenemy. Get close and personal with it, find out why it’s there, and then start chipping at it block by block. Best of all, keep going even if you’re afraid. Because every step you take forward will diminish that fear that’s holding you back.
This is all about sisu – the Finnish trait of resilient, persistent determination no matter what. If you know why you’re doing what you’re doing and you’re fully committed to it, nothing can stop you from getting there. You might get a few rocks on the road but they won’t hold you back.
No explanation needed :D Just a repeat – don’t forget to play!
I hope these life quotes from my little but strong land of Finland have brightened your day.
I wish you good luck on your adventures and until next time!
Sending you love, light, and happiness,