1: to bring about (a result) by effort
2: to bring to completion; fulfill
3: to succeed in reaching (a stage in a progression)
4 archaic (a): to equip thoroughly; (b): perfect
Accomplish (v.): late 14th century, “fulfill, perform, carry out an undertaking,” from Old French acompliss-, present participle stem of acomplir “to fulfill, fill up, complete” (12th century, Modern French accomplir), from Vulgar Latin accomplere, from Latin ad “to” + complere “fill up” (complete).
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
Muhammad Ali (1942-2016, born Cassius Clay, activist, philanthropist, and arguable the most celebrated athlete and champion boxer; best known for his stance on the Vietnam War and for his battle with parkinson disease)
“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, 16th U.S. President, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which forever freeing slaves within the Confederacy)
“If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
Rosalynn Carter (b. 1927, wife of the 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, political activist, and leading advocate for mental health research)
“Powerful words come with powerful intent. Where you have passion, strength, courage, and determination you can accomplish anything!”
K. L. Toth (author of "August Sprow and Alien Flute" and a short story writer)
“Some of the most beautiful things we have in life comes from our mistakes.”
Surgeo Bell (motivational speaker, life coach, writer, recording artist and poet)
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
William Wilberforce (1759-1833, deeply religious English member of parliament and social reformer who was very influential in the abolition of the slave trade and eventually slavery itself in the British empire)
"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."
Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973, author, novelist, social activist, and the recipient of The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938, best known for writing "East Wind, West Wind," "The Good Earth," "Sons," and "The House Divided")
“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” — Pearl S. Buck
When it comes to developing healthful habits and routines it’s important to establish new patterns that work personally for us. For instance, when developing personalized morning and night rituals around exercise, meditation, or other spiritual or artistic practices it’s important to initiate them at to the same time and space.
Neuroscientists have proven that the mind is very malleable and plastic. It can be molded, especially when we feed it with patterns of healthy food, clean water, fresh air, or positive thoughts. When the mind is constantly fed these road maps it will rewire itself for the better or for the worse, depending on our choices. Our efforts will eventually become second nature, and we will resist those blocks that keep us from evolving and moving forward.
Our minds (and our bodies and spirits for that matter) will then yearn the practices we designed for ourselves. The work will cease to be feel challenging, but instead feel effortless.
What’s the bottom line, sojourners? With desire, passion and abiding joy, we can accomplish almost anything.
Yours Truly, Tonya