This is the second of three Twitter-compilation posts for 2013 (Part 1: Seeing the Real | Part 3: Changing the World).
Evolving Deliberately includes tweets on growing up, self-evaluating, improving, and moving beyond one’s personal status quo.
2. Evolving Deliberately
Stop asking for permission from gatekeepers to create. Make your own gate.
— ann daramola (@afrolicious) January 16, 2013
Also I am no longer making apologies for who I am & how I show up in life.
— Sister Outsider (@FeministGriote) January 29, 2013
Flexibility is a reflection of your willingness to do what needs to be done with no attachment to how it gets done.
— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) February 11, 2013
Y’all live a life of lowered expectations where you accept supbar treatment from other people and then wonder why the rest of us won’t.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) February 25, 2013
Masters make their decisions based on their future intention. Memory or intention. That is the choice. Always.
— Neale Donald Walsch (@_NealeDWalsch) April 1, 2013
“Everyone has a little voice inside their head that’s angry & afraid…the resistance—your lizard brain—wants you to be average.” Seth Godin
— MackEnzian (@mackenzian) April 5, 2013
Jesus came out here and took on the troubles of everybody else. remember that? and you see what happened to him. Mind your business.
— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) May 3, 2013
“Lean too much on other people’s approval and it becomes a bed of thorns.” ~Tehyi Hsieh
— Tiny Buddha (@tinybuddha) May 6, 2013
Eventually everyone has a lawn, and they all want kids to stay off it.
— Hustle T. Davies (@jteeDC) May 9, 2013
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley
— nikky (@nikkytheminx) May 11, 2013
The best way to predict your future is to create it. ~Peter Drucker
— SpiritualNurse Sandy (@SpiritualNurse) May 25, 2013
The most important skills you can learn are forgiveness, humility, perseverance, and a little bit of impatience.
— umair haque (@umairh) May 27, 2013
I get older and learn you cannot teach by confronting youthful ambition and hubris. Life is the great teacher and life is not done with me.
— Afaa M. Weaver (@Afaa_Weaver) June 6, 2013
I can’t be responsible for all that you think I am or want me to be. I can only be responsible for what I am and who I say I am.
— Ebony SkyTalker (@sfreynolds) June 8, 2013
It is a slave who sees the truth but ties his tongue with silence. – Zulu Sofola
— African Minds (@AfricanMinds) June 26, 2013
Those who discourage you from your dreams have most likely already abandoned their own. -Unknown
— Black Thought (@blackthought) July 1, 2013
You better find some dignity & guard it with your life. Almost everyone wants some of yours — & most of them have very little of their own.
— stacia l. brown (@slb79) July 6, 2013
if [i] don’t make space for my partner to be their authentic self then i can’t get mad if i am the last to know certain things.
— Sister Outsider (@FeministGriote) July 10, 2013
Here’s the only thing extroverts need to know about introverted me. The first “Okay” means I’ve got it. You can move on. Seriously: move on.
— Kirk Cowell (@KirkCowell) July 27, 2013
When you find yourself in a new situation or circumstance, everything that needs healing will rise to the surface. Pause. #SuperSoulSunday
— M Gadsden-Williams (@mgadsdenwilliam) July 28, 2013
Everything is #art … Own it or not – your body is a body of work wrought by spirit. And the world attends all your shows …
— Olive (@AndWildhoney) July 28, 2013
You cannot help someone who does not want to be helped, and when you get angry at those you are helping, it’s time to let go.
— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) July 31, 2013
!!! RT @alice_wonder When you consider yourself valuable you will take care of yourself in all ways that are necessary. — M. Scott Peck
— J.A.B. (@MsJamilaAisha) August 14, 2013
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to success… not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha
— Black Thought (@blackthought) August 17, 2013
Learn to regulate and take control of your own emotions & almost all your problems with people go away.
— Eli Tetteh (@elidot) August 18, 2013
Spider in your bed? Vitamin-packed kale gives you the energy and strength needed to burn down your house and move to new spider-free home
— Kale (@daily_kale) August 24, 2013
It makes no sense to seek to become intuitively conscious, then work to keep that consciousness from upsetting our lives
— Caroline Myss (@CarolineMyss) September 1, 2013
Still growing, still learning, still coping with the fact that it’s okay to do all of those things and not have all the answers…
— M (@ashe_phoenix) September 4, 2013
A 64 year old woman swam from Cuba to Florida. It took her 53 hours and was over 100 miles. I’m gonna heat up a pop tart, anybody want one?
— Seth Jones (@sethjones1) September 3, 2013
— Teddy Pettygrass (@RiaLaDona) September 9, 2013
Modifying ones self for sake of acceptance is the core of self rejection which in the long run will equate to resentment & deep remorse.
— IG:BSLADEFLiX (@bslade) September 14, 2013
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know”. ~pema chodron
— Hugh Hollowell (@hughlh) September 18, 2013
“Only he who is able to articulate his own experience can offer himself to others as a source of clarification.” http://t.co/JZPH8ILPMN
— Jane (@charolem) September 18, 2013
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus
— Trisha Famisaran (@TrishaFamisaran) September 21, 2013
— pierre bennu (@exittheapple) September 25, 2013
“You can do anything but you can’t do everything. Get clear.” -Jackie Woodside #uwmer13
— Ogun (@ogunholder) September 25, 2013
— Ogun (@ogunholder) September 25, 2013
Writing is soul work. Even if it’s not published in the way you expected, it never goes to waste.
— Carol Howard Merritt (@CarolHoward) October 2, 2013
Sometimes we desire to be liked and loved so much that we try to force ourselves on folk, instead of scouting our tribe.
— Josie Pickens (@jonubian) October 9, 2013
Misdirecting the power of a person’s spirit will generate consequences to her body and life.
— Caroline Myss (@CarolineMyss) October 21, 2013
— workisnotajob. (@workisnotajob) October 22, 2013
— Kamal Fizazi (@kamalfizazi) October 25, 2013
Everything you do, do out of sincerity, or the benefit of the action is lost.
— Neale Donald Walsch (@_NealeDWalsch) October 26, 2013
I used to tell my dad who is known for his unfailing patience: I can’t wait! … His response: You have no choice. You don’t control time.
— Crystal S. Lewis (@CrystalLewis) October 26, 2013
“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” ― J. Jackson Brown, Jr.
— CharterForCompassion (@TheCharter) October 26, 2013
If you are not convinced of your own worth and your own brilliance, how will you fight for it to be recognized?
— ann daramola (@afrolicious) October 28, 2013
5 SETS OF THIS: — 10 push-ups — 20 sit-ups — 20 squats — 20 lunges — 80 jumping jacks — 60 second wall sit. #PowerWorkout
— Nutrition (@EatNutritious) October 31, 2013
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” ― Gustave Flaubert
— Chuck Sambuchino (@ChuckSambuchino) November 2, 2013
Antisocial deeds performed by actors give us catharsis, antisocial deeds performed by reality tv stars give us license. Media is food.
— Dr Herukhuti (@DrHerukhuti) November 5, 2013
Be the best YOU that YOU can be. Comparing yourself to another is an insult to your inner self-worth.
— The Real bell hooks (@bellhooks) November 10, 2013
Give more than is expected, love more than seems wise, serve more than seems necessary, and help more than is asked.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 14, 2013
I’m learning that trusting someone with information is different than trusting someone with the story.
— Antonia (@antoniaterrazas) November 27, 2013
— Dee Knight (@dKnighTweets) December 10, 2013
you are powerful. that means you have the ability to create change. remember this always.
— ann daramola (@afrolicious) December 13, 2013
— Matt Monge (@MattMonge) December 15, 2013
I see consent as an issue of personal boundaries that extends further than sexualized situations. It has to do w/ respecting agency as well
— Flavia Dzodan (@redlightvoices) December 16, 2013
If all you are doing is following someone else’s rules, then you have not grown, you have obeyed.
— Neale Donald Walsch (@_NealeDWalsch) December 17, 2013
Forgive everything! Forgiveness does not erase the memory of an experience, it neutralizes its impact.
— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) December 21, 2013