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2/22/2019Daily Motivation - Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing
To succeed, you need to take risks. When you spend your entire life fearing failure, failure is exactly what you get. Avoiding risk is not only a risk in itself, but in the avoidance, you avoid a part life as well. Risks are everywhere. When you laugh, you risk appearing a fool. When you cry, you risk to appear sentimental, when you love, you risk to be rejected, even when you live, you risk dying. But do you stop laughing, crying, loving, or living? Of course not. Because risk is part of life. When you risk nothing, you do nothing, and have nothing. Just to clarify, we are not talking about being careless, rather, we are talking about taking calculated, intelligent risks. Taking a risk with no possibility of reward, would not be very intelligent. Seek the risk with the greatest reward, venture out, stand out, and grow. To succeed, you must have a desire for success, so much so, that everything else is secondary. What is stopping you from taking risks? Fear of failure? Fear of rejection? Fear of getting out of your comfort zone? Don't let these fears be your greatest failure. Fear nothing, but fear itself. Mostly, the fear of suffering, can be greater than the suffering itself.
2/21/2019Daily Motivation - The only way to have friends is to be one
It’s so sad, but not really surprising, to find people whining and complaining about their friends. The majority of people have a negative bend, that tends to bring out their worst. Instead of complaining about your friends, and trying to pick out what is bothering you about them, why don't you ask yourself, have you been a good friend? Put aside any negative feelings right now, and search inside of you, are your complaints about your friends legit, or is it just a reflection of your negative attitude? I know, these are hard hitting questions. And I also know that most of you will stop reading right now, because it is starting to get uncomfortable, when confronted with the truth. You will just walk away, and carry on with your complaining, and maintaining your negative attitude. Let’s be real. If you want good things to happen in your life, then be good, and do good, and most of all, approach life in a positive manner. It is that simple. When it comes to friendships, it is like two-way traffic, and it works better when both parties appreciate one another, and show a loving and caring attitude.
2/20/2019Daily Motivation - Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal
Goals are crucial, and very important in our lives. Achieving them gives us satisfaction and great joy, which boosts our self-esteem and confidence. Have you ever reached a meaningful goal? Can you identify with the joy we are talking about? No one has to fear setting goals, since they are achievable. Remember, if you can dream it, you can achieve it. But what does it take to achieve them? Two of the major components to achieving goals is determination and motivation. Determination will give you self-discipline, and is the force behind your actions. And the motivation is the fuel that drives you toward achieving your goals. Review your goals regularly. Most people set goals, and they never go back to check on their progress. Reviewing your goal is a major part of achieving them. It gives you a clear picture on where you are at, and what needs to be done. If you miss the mark, don't change your goal, put new strategies in place, and keep right on going. There will always be challenges that try to trip you up. Remember, nothing good is ever presented to you on a silver platter. Face your obstacles and be determined to overcome them.
2/19/2019Daily Motivation - The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good
There is no doubt that most of us find it easy, or even natural, to be nice and generous towards our superiors or equals. After all, people who are our superior, whether professionally, or otherwise, are in a position to benefit or cause harm to us, in a number of ways. Not surprisingly, most of us, rightly or wrongly, tend to gloss over their flaw, and present our best side to them. Similarly, a lot of us behave in an identical way with our equals or peers. While there might be an element of rivalry with them, there is also a realization that, in the larger scheme of things, it is advantageous to be on cordial terms with your peers. However, what about those from whom we cannot expect any benefit, material or otherwise, at all? Do they not deserve a similar behavior from us? Unfortunately, it is a sad truth, that a large number of people do not deem such people worthy of a kinder and gentler treatment. On the other hand, it is also true, that a man's (and a woman's) true measure, of his character and integrity, truly comes to the fore, in how he conducts himself with people who cannot benefit him in any way whatsoever.
2/18/2019Daily Motivation - There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle
Is Life Miraculous? - You bet it is. We see miracles all the time. From lightning, to the rising and setting of the sun, from thunderstorms, to birthing of a baby, or even the inspiration we receive from love is a miracle. According to Marianne Williamson, "Everything that comes from love is a miracle". Every second is a miracle, and it brings with it opportunity. This very second, starting right now, is the first second of the rest of your life. So wake up, and watch miracles happen in your life daily. Don't take life for granted. We come across two different kinds of people, the ones who believe everything is a miracle, and the ones who believe nothing is a miracle. Which one is it going to be for you? If you are going with the former, then everything you see is a miracle. Everything that you love and adore, and even everything that is considered a challenge. By doing this, you will begin to learn that you can experience every facet of life, no matter what circumstance you are in. If you choose to go with the latter, you will have nothing to wake up for. The purpose of life is to grow, learn, and become a better you. When you think about it, a change for the better, is also a miracle.
2/17/2019Daily Motivation - The best way to predict the future is to invent it
Many people have tried to predict the future, with various levels of success. We live in the now, so there is no way we can go into a future, except through our imagination. A lot of people find the present world situation ugly, and figure it must be changed. But when you asked what they expect the future to be, the answer is often a great silence, or just general platitudes about a world. Up until recent history, we lived in an economic era in which an individual, in order to create value, had to do physical labor. He or she worked in the fields, factories, and success was in direct proportion to the physical effort. Then came the era of the mind, marketing, processes, lean production, and business organization. Once you had a method or a strategy that worked, when it paid off, you kept doing the same thing over and over again, until it stagnated, withered, and died. In our constantly changing world, using these old methods, and strategies will get you left behind. Today we live in another era, where just hard work is not enough anymore. To create a good future, one does not only need a lot of new ideas, but the courage to put those ideas into practice.
2/16/2019Daily Motivation - The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones
Start Small, Finish Big - Most people in this world desire to change their lives for the better. However, only a very few succeed in reaching their goals, even though some of those goals are really small things, like starting to exercise, losing weight, or asking someone on a date. The reason for this is that many people simply do not know how to begin. They struggle in the process of making plans, and worrying about the consequences of their action, which ultimately leads to them staying on the comfortable couch, in front of the TV. They are living a life, that could be much better, if they just put in a little bit of extra effort. Fortunately, this does not have to be that way! There is a way out the their predicament and, it comes in the form of a simple process, starting small. We all heard this before, "how do you eat an elephant?" ... "one bite at a time". I know this phrase is well worn, but still holds true. The reason for this is the proven fact that all things begin with the first step, a small step. This is true in everybody's life, no matter what you hope to achieve. It is crucial that you start your effort on small and achievable goals. These will teach you that you can reach your goals. As you move on to bigger goals, it shows you that you can attain them as well, just like you conquered the smaller ones.
2/15/2019Daily Motivation - The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere
How being sincere will improve your life - More often than not, humans judge the value of an event, interaction, or relationship, based on how genuine it is. Having clear, truthful interactions will ensure deeper connectivity, better understanding, and overall great experiences. If all these are clear to us, then why do we have so few genuine friends, experiences, and relationships? A key ingredient of all these is speaking the truth, which sounds a lot easier than it really is. First things first, how hard is it to remember everything you were not sincere about? Do you remember all the little white lies you have told your friends or partner? That time you said the dress looks great on her, but it really, really didn’t? Do you enjoy being stuck in events you don’t want to be part of, just because you could not say "no"? How many times a day do you realize you are not being true to your own self, let alone others around you? Being sincere with yourself is the first big step towards genuine interactions, and a more relaxed life. You will suddenly have a lot more time for the people, things, and experiences you truly value. You won’t continue filling your life with toxic interactions, which drain your motivation and level of happiness.
2/14/2019Daily Motivation - There maybe people that have more talent than you do, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do
You Can Beat Talent if You Work Hard - There are so many people whose excuse for not working hard, is that they are not as talented as some other person. It is true that people possess different talents, and of course at different degrees. But it is not a given, that people who are better talented in a certain area, will always beat those who are not as talented. The determining factor is often the level of hard work that a person puts into whatever they are doing. As the saying goes, "hard work will beat talent, if talent fails to work hard". And that is always true. History is full of examples, where people with modest talent, but who were able to beat those who are extremely talented in a particular area, all thanks to the amount of hard work they put into their practice. Take, for instance, top athletes. Most high-achieving athletes do not soar into greatness on the wings of just luck, or pure athleticism. They spend countless hours practicing. While some are only riding on their talent, others are toiling to master their craft, and make up for a lack of natural talent. While some athletes excel in sports, based on only their natural talents, others hone their skills to perfection, become masters in their field, and soar to unprecedented heights of success.
2/13/2019Daily Motivation - There is nothing bad or good, but thinking makes it so
We all face different experiences in life. It is our attitude that helps us to deal with each event positively. Many people are depressed, not because of any negative life events, but the way they judge and respond to their daily lives. - Viewing life through a negative lens will get you down - Small life events like getting stuck in traffic, or ripping a new piece of clothing can happen to anybody, and here we have an opportunity to react ... positively ... or negatively. Viewing these events negatively puts us into a bad frame of mind, and over a period of time, it becomes a habit. This habit translates into more negative events, and finally, you may become a prisoner of your negative attitude. - Good and bad events - People project their fears, or past experiences, onto present situations, and in doing so end up with erroneous thinking. Preconceived ideas do not help you see things the right way, and will lead to wrong, and negative conclusions. Do your best to stay away from making any negative judgments about your daily life, and by doing so you will liberate yourself from a lot of unnecessary suffering, and life becomes, more or less, a smoother process.
2/12/2019Daily Motivation - When my soul is restless the sounds of nature bring peace
Nature and motivation can help you find inner peace - In the world today, restlessness is considered quite normal. A person may feel stressed out all the time, and everyone assumes there is no problem, it seems to be the norm today. The stress is blamed on the nature of the job, or the tension of everyday life. When you are continuously stressed and restless, you will start feeling tired, and depressed. You will be unable to concentrate on your work, and your goals. Restlessness is not normal. It shows you are unable to come to peace with yourself. In fact, you may even deny any restlessness in your life. That is a big mistake, because you are not going to find the solution, unless you recognize there is a problem. It is possible to feel at peace, even when you are stressed out due to so much tension, anxiety, and disruptions in your life? The first thing is to recognize the problem. This makes it easy to find the solution. Connect with nature. Nature has soothing properties. Whenever it becomes difficult to control your restlessness, rest in the lap of the nature. The vastness of nature, and its calming effect, will help sooth your nerves when you feel distressed.
2/11/2019Daily Motivation - The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
You were born for greatness. You were born to be a leader, a legend, an explorer, a rich business person, a scientist. You are a gift to the universe. You are not your challenges, or your past failures, and definitely not your perceived limitations. What shines before you, and inside of you, is limitless potential. Achieving brilliance is not just for the powerful, the rich, or the famous. You can reach your full potential just the way you are. Some of the world's most famous scientists had much less education than you. The world's most powerful men or women were once crawling babies, at the mercy of older kids. Some of the world's richest men were once as "broke" as some of us. Only that they discovered their purpose in life. You deserve to bring out your unique gift, and magnificent purpose in life. You deserve to live your life with the freedom to chose your destiny. The world is full of limitless potential, all waiting for you, to discover your purpose in life.
2/10/2019Daily Motivation - Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey
Are you enjoying your life, or are you worrying about the potholes you run into? What exactly do you focus on in your life? The truth is, with all the challenges that people deal with, they hardly take the time to recognize that there are many things to enjoy in this life. Those are the people who will complain about every discomfort, but forget to appreciate all the many things that make their life worth living. If you are a person like that, it is time to rethink your priorities, in order to start enjoying life to the fullest. You do not want to regret your decisions, when it is too late. One thing that we can all agree on, is that nobody has a perfectly smooth ride in this life. The people you see smiling, and enjoying every day, have their own hidden struggles, which most people know nothing about.
2/9/2019Daily Motivation - The most wasted of all days is one without laughter
The importance of laughter cannot be overstated. Writers, comedians, and motivational speakers have told their audiences, and for good reasons, to embrace laughter in their daily lives. Laughter is one of the things you want to enjoy in your life frequently. And it does not just feel great to laugh, but there is also evidence to confirm the fact, that laughter is good for your health. It can be a remedy for emotional pains. Bill Cosby once said, that through humor you are able to soften even the worst blows that life delivers. "If you find laughter," he said, "no matter how painful the situation might be, you will and can survive it." Scientists have discovered that when a person laughs, hormones, called endorphins, are released. The endorphins promote the general sense of a person’s well-being. Besides, endorphins can relieve pain, although only temporarily, and are sometimes known as the body’s natural pain killer. It has also been reported that when a person laughs, stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, decrease. Therefore, people who laugh more often, tend to have lower anxiety, and may not be as prone to depression.
2/8/2019Daily Motivation - One word frees us from all the weight and pain of life the word is love
Love is the greatest gift that God gave us, it allows us to deal with the weight of tragedy, and the pains of life, even if it is only for a short while. Love is what gives meaning to our life, and enables us to have strength, when things are tough. There is nothing as sweet as knowing that you have people around you, who care about you, and would go through any length to help you. Love can also create so much pain in our hearts, or create extreme excitement. Love usually creates pain when people around you, that you care a lot about, betray you or hurt your feelings. On the other hand, love creates excitement, when you have people around you who always support you, in both good times, or and in bad times. When I am facing challenges in life, I know that love, and the people around me, can help me overcome any burden. I believe that love can help me deal with any emotional pain of life. When stressed at work or at home, I always use the greatest gift that I have, love, to help me overcome stress.
2/7/2019Daily Motivation - Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher
Building a Positive Environment For Success - There are different factors that create and sustain success in our lives. Achieving your life goals and dreams requires that you develop a winning mentality. However, that alone is not enough, because the people around us, like family, friends, mentors, leaders in our community, and acquaintances, among others, play very important roles as we strive for success. You probably heard it said, no man is an island, and by our very nature as human beings, we cannot go it alone, all the way to the top. You will find that at some point you will need support in different areas, from those that you interact with in your life. Let's look at this, do your "friends" really want to see you succeed, or are they there only for the good times, to take advantage of whatever it is that you are offering to them, but secretly hope for your downfall?
2/6/2019Daily Motivation - Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that seems too complicated for you, or seemingly too difficult to overcome? Do you sometimes fail to find solutions to problems that keep rocking your life? The truth is, that everyone goes through such situations. You, however, should know that there is no challenge, where the solution does not already exist. No matter how big it is, or how complicated it looks, there always is a way out. The only problem is, some people believe that they cannot solve the situation, even though they are fully capable of overcoming the challenges. You need to train your mind to find the answers. When faced with a situation that seems beyond your capabilities, just change your perspective. Look at it from a different angle. Is it as difficult as you think? The truth is, humans often tend to think that things are difficult, because of the way they perceive them. We also over think things.
2/5/2019Daily Motivation - Some people dream of success ... while others wake up and work hard at it
In this life you make your own success - There is a strong possibility that you are reading this article, expecting a miracle answer to why your dreams of "success" are still just dreams, and it might not become a reality anytime soon. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix solution to your dilemma. While you have high hopes and aspirations of some amazing future success, in the light of reality, such high hopes and aspirations will never come true magically. I have to add, that this is not to suggest, that your high hopes and aspirations will never come true at all. Some of you might be familiar with the phrase, "in this life you make your own success", and for those of you who are not, you better familiarize yourself with it pretty quickly, because it is absolutely true. We all have dreams of a great future success, such as a better career, a loving family, a profitable business, or some personal goals. These dreams remain just that, dreams, because most of us do not bother to make an effort to make them become a reality.
2/4/2019Daily Motivation - My goals are attainable because I believe in my abilities
No matter what other people think of you, you have to believe in your own abilities. Always do your best to show the world your uniqueness, the special person that you are. Every day when you wake up, promise yourself that you will do your utmost best, to make a difference in this world, because you believe that you have the ability to do just that. Have confidence in yourself. Believe that nothing is impossible with hard work, and a commitment toward your cause. Have hope that you will reach your lofty goals and dreams, because of the unique abilities you posses. In fact, you might surprise yourself, because you will be able to demonstrate your unique talents, some of which you thought you did not possess. When in difficult situation, remind yourself repeatedly that nothing is impossible, that ALL things are possible. No matter how big your challenges might be, always use your positive mindset, as well as the positive energy around you, and you will overcome anything that comes your way. The path to success will not be easy, there are many obstacles that will block your way, but you will overcome them all, because there is nothing that will stop you from attaining your goals and dreams.
2/3/2019Daily Motivation - Logic gets you from A to B, imagination gets you everywhere
You can ask anybody, friends, family, or acquaintances, everyone wants to experience all the good things life has to offer. You want to achieve your greatest dreams, and live the lifestyle of the rich and famous. There is one little challenge however, most people have no idea how to achieve all these beautiful things. The transition, to take you from your current situation, to the one that you yearn for, can be mapped out as going from point A to point B, right? So what is so difficult? Point A ... your present situation ... point B ... the hoped for dream lifestyle. Most people rely on logic to take them from one point to another. What they do not know, is the secret ingredient, to bridge the gap from point A to point B, which is right in their own mind. What is that secret ingredient? It is your imagination! Your logical mind is like a vehicle, but it is your imagination that steers the ship. It is your imagination that creates the vision for your whole life. Your logical mind is the action plan, but your imagination sets the path to follow.
2/2/2019Daily Motivation - Showing my gentle side brings me quiet joy
What is the one word you can think of, that calms you right down? How do you feel, when you are in that frame of mind? Do you feel like hugging people? Do you feel like hugging yourself? Do you feel a joy inside of you? For some strange reason, some people get joy out of being rough and arrogant to others, perhaps they are trying to cover their own weaknesses. Real joy and satisfaction in life come from being calm and gentle. No matter how angry you might be, or the challenges you face in life, be calm and feel the joy in your heart, thinking of that one word. Never fight fire with fire. Two wrongs do not make a right. Don't even think of revenge, or being insensitive to others. The only personal satisfaction you will get is by handling people and situations by being calm and gentle, even when you are dealing with people that don't like you. Some days you may be angry with yourself, or upset because you were betrayed by someone you hold close to your heart, keep calm, and be gentle with yourself, instead of having thoughts of revenge. If the situation is too much to handle by yourself, talk to a close friend or family member to help you calm down. And remembering that one word, will certainly help as well.
2/1/2019Daily Motivation - You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get
How much you dream determines how far you go - The majority of people have a desire to achieve something great in their life. Whether you are a young person in school, a person in formal employment, or self-employed, a professional athlete, or stay-at-home mom, it’s human nature to desire a life that is satisfying in every way possible. A life that brings you joy and success, in whatever endeavor you set your mind to. A life with achievements, that have possibly never been achieved by someone else before. If all these describe you, then you are a dreamer. What is a dreamer? A dreamer is someone who is unafraid to challenge the society’s norms, and is bold enough to walk his/her own path, instead of following the crowd. He or she is someone with a big futuristic vision, and works to achieve it, at all cost, by doing all that is necessary, no matter the challenges that may come along the way.
1/31/2019Daily Motivation - Persistence is important to me
The number of years we spend on this planet is not really that important, unless we are committed to making each and every day productive, and make everything we do, leave a positive impact on the world around us. This could be as simple as volunteering, and helping others improve their lives in a positive way. Or it could be a persistent effort, practicing to perfect some of your skills, that you can share with the world. Regardless of what you do, make it something that really matters. - Look for things that are bigger than you - Life begins to have more meaning the moment we start caring about other people. That includes making friends, and sharing our time with those in need. The more we give, the more we receive. But remember, giving must come from the heart. Giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin, however, this does not mean that we give to get. Always have your heart in the giving. - Get started today
1/30/2019Daily Motivation - Poor is the man whose pleasure depends on the permission of another
Human life is a blessing. During our everyday activities we often tend to forget about the beauty of life, and end up searching for joy from the avenues which are not likely to bring us the desired satisfaction. Pleasure comes from within, and when it does come, it tends to spreads throughout every single area of our life. It does not come from sources that are outside us. Most of us tend to ignore the fact, that it is an inside out process, rather than the other way around. Why should we worry about receiving appreciation from some other person in order to feel good? That would clearly put the key to our happiness in the hands of some other person, which is certainly not the way it is supposed to be. We have created some criteria, which suggests that certain situations in life are going to make us unhappy. We have to eliminate those criteria, and explore the infinite potential that we as human beings can experience.
1/29/2019Daily Motivation - Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It is also a powerful motivator
Why Success always starts with losing - Life is sometimes a comedy. But often, it is tragedy. We lose in small things, like failing to stay on a diet, keeping the New Year’s resolutions, or simply controlling clutter in the home. We lose in larger things, for instance finding employment, running a business, or overcoming addiction. Losing will mostly impact your life negatively, losing your job, or failing in business could mean a lifetime of debt. But in each setback, whether great or small, you find opportunity to grow. In losing, you find opportunity to be humble, and turn to others for help. You find an opportunity to try harder and work harder. Losing is in itself a powerful motivator, as long as there is a glimmer of hope. Losing creates a deeper sense of humility. One of the most humble moments in life is when you find the courage to meekly accept the outcome of failure, and finding courage to let go of what cannot be changed. Many people go to great lengths to hide it. Those that find growth in failure, are those who admit its existence in their lives, and even freely talk about it publicly.
1/28/2019Daily Motivation - Stay hungry, stay foolish
There is one thing that can hold us back in our lives, and that is the idea of celebrating, and feeling satisfied by what we achieved in the past. You must have noticed that most people who become successful in life, are those that continue challenging themselves, even after making great strides in their lives. Being persistent and ambitious, are two significant characters traits, that must be part of you, if you want to progress. Being relentless in the way you approach your tasks, will eliminate the feeling of being satisfied. What ever little, or plenty you have right now, does not mean you can relax, or even boast about it. You never know what tomorrow brings. Never lose the urge to continue improving your life. Stay hungry, and elevate your life to even greater height. There are bigger and better things waiting for you. Never fear taking risks, just because of the notion that you might feel embarrassed if you fail. You never know what you can achieve, if you don’t try? Although risk taking is considered "foolish" by most people, you have to remember, taking risks always brings the greatest rewards.
1/27/2019Daily Motivation - The best revenge is massive success
What is success? What does it mean to you? - The definition of success varies widely among people. There are those who will count themselves successful by having a loyal family with children, which in my eyes is one of the most important things in life. Generally speaking, success is mostly associated with wealth and power. So how can you become a success in your life? Here is a short list of thing that will help you. - Self-development - The most important person in your success is you! In order to be successful, you must improve yourself. You are the central figure in your journey to success. Your mindset needs to be positive, and focused on the goals and dreams you set for yourself. What ever your endeavor is, you want to become leader at what you do. Learn everything you need to know about your field. Strive to be the best! - Love whatever you are doing - Most people settle for their mediocre jobs until retirement comes calling. No need to wait that long. Everyone has something that he/she loves to do. It could be singing, writing, programming, selling, or anything that really gets your excitement going. You want to be passionate about whatever you are doing. Make it your goal to spend your life doing what you love.
1/26/2019Daily Motivation - Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy
Every human being feels differently, and approaches various aspects of life in their own individual way. When we endeavor to make a point, in communication with others, it is important to be tactful, because how we put our point across matters a lot to the people we are communicating with. There are two ways you can make a point. You can make a point by being blunt, and take a chance to alienate the person you are talking to, and perhaps create an enemy in the process. Being tactful in your approach, can help to deliver your message without arousing negative feelings in the person you are talking to. We interact with different people everyday, some are close friends, while others are acquaintances, or strangers. The ability to perceive, to be flexible, and to respond well to feedback is critical, if you want to make a point without hurting their feelings. Beyond doubt, tact is a quality that will make your life run smoothly. Using tact genuinely will eliminate any blocks and grudges, when you interact with others. In our social lives, we will agree on some points, and disagree on others. But does it mean we should create enemies now and then? Of course not. Some people will show signs of being annoyed, or irritated, while others may not react at all.
1/25/2019Daily Motivation - My ambition is on the rise
One of the most important personality traits that a human being has to possess is ambition. The degree to which one strives to succeed, even under adverse conditions, is something that defines a person. Having the drive to achieve the desired goals is the cornerstone of prosperity. The initial step is to believe in our own self. As long as we don’t believe that we are capable of attaining a certain thing, it becomes just about impossible for us to motivate ourselves, because we will lose our focus, and start to doubt. It is of the utmost importance to realize that our potential is limitless, and that we are here on earth to make use of our tremendous potential, in order to reach our goals and dreams. Every single one of us is gifted in some way, and we live to explore those gifts to the fullest. Rather than spreading the seeds of self-doubt, we need to convince ourselves, that we are capable, and that right now is the time to go ahead and claim our freedom. It is necessary to visualize our dreams in detail, and in living color, to see just how great things will turn out when we arrive at our destination. Get excited about all these possibilities, it will fuel your ambition even further.
1/24/2019Daily Motivation - Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck
Imagine you could get everything you wanted, every time you wanted it. Life would be easy. Maybe a little too easy? At first, a life free of disappointments, heartaches, and struggle sounds nice. But of course, an overabundance of those things would not be a thrill either. Take a moment to imagine a life completely free of all undesirable events. Who might you be? The truth is, even though not getting what you want might hurt, sometimes that pain can be an incentive for personal growth. We are, who we are, because of how we've adapted to life's twists and turns. When life doesn't give you what you want, perhaps it is time to reflect on what life is trying to tell you. It maybe time to work on yourself to become a better person. With disappointments, with setbacks, and with occasional breakdowns, we learn and mature. Is it possible that what we want is a reflection of our greed, or insecurity? Does the gratification of our desires feed the qualities that do not serve our higher selves? If that is the case, not getting what we want is exactly what we need.
1/23/2019Daily Motivation - It is better to be hated for what you are than be loved for what you are not
Benefits Of Being Your True Self - Why would anybody pretend to be someone they are not? What a way to go through life, trying to impress others by showing a fake persona, just to be loved for what they are not? Isn't it a lot easier to just be yourself? Your true self? Do people fear losing their "friends" by being themselves? This might be one of the reasons why so many people lead fake lives. Why spend your life doing what others expect you to do? It will leave you unfulfilled. You are masking who you really are, and end up fearing to reveal your true personality. Think of all the benefits you get from expressing, and living who you really are. You will actually be a better person, by living your true self. - It increases your confidence - Self-confidence is vital in life. When you live a life of trying to impress others, you become a prisoner of your fake persona, robbing you of your self-confidence. Living as, and being proud of the person you are, builds your confidence, which enables you to do great things in life.
1/22/2019Daily Motivation - Patience is the companion of wisdom
Patience is truly a trait that most people struggle with. In our fast paced 21st-century environment we live in, everything is instant, and has immediate results. Because of this, we are used to getting what we want in a matter of a few seconds, or minutes. When we experience situations which take a little extra time, most of us find it difficult to cope with this change. We fail to realize that sometimes, certain things require more time than others. Our emotions are heightened due to the small inconveniences we experience in our everyday lives. Since we are so used to instant gratification, patience is getting harder and harder to practice. Although the technological advancements that we so highly rely on these days are a great innovation, it also has its negative effects. In the not too distant past, errands and tasks which were more time consuming allowed people to be naturally patient. However, these days it's the norm to live a fast paced lifestyle, because if you don't keep up, you will get left behind. Traffic is one of the most common challenges we face in our day to day lives. It's inevitable that most places get busy and crowded. As a result, it will take more time to get from one location to another.
1/21/2019Daily Motivation - Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing
In today's time it seems that people put a price tag on everything, except on some of the most invaluable gifts life has given us. It’s hard to put a price on happiness, friends, and family. Yet they are the very things no one can actually do without. It’s as if we've forgotten how to attach value to priceless things, and in the process ended up confusing their real worth. The present world we live in is for the most part dominated by the kind of people you would call cynics. Best described by the Oscar Wilde quote. From the government, media, to the people we interact with every day, no one even looks at cultural, moral, or philosophical values on the same scale as economical or financial values. While being able to quantify things, compare, analyze, or measure them up, appear to make our life easier, this at times, makes us miss some of the most valuable things. To put it into plain language, judging everything solely on the basis of the price attached on it, can easily make us fail to see the real value of the things that mean the whole world to us.
1/20/2019Daily Motivation - You can't put your feet on the ground until you've touched the sky
Eagles are one of the most successful hunters in the animal kingdom. They escape the rain by flying above the sky, and only come down to catch their prey. Mother Nature is an awesome source of inspiration. The powerful eagle, the king of the sky, can teach us all a strong lesson. The message is simple, and very subtle, and might elude some of us. It is very important to have high aspirations and expectations, and dreams of the impossible. Our aspirations should touch the highest clouds in the sky. Our hope and ambition is what motivates us to chart out new territories. It is these high hopes that inspire new thoughts and ideas. Even when the whole world is against you, even if the odds of failure are sky high, don’t be afraid to walk the road alone. When you look down from the sky, you always have a clear vision of where your destination is. Be like an eagle, which soars the sky among tall clouds, in search of its prey on land. It has a clear vision when it looks down from such a height. Take your mind to that height, and know within your heart, that the path you take can never be wrong.
1/19/2019Daily Motivation - Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible
Everyone was created with a potential that goes beyond what we would ever expect, and could even imagine. Our potential is virtually unlimited. Our mind is the only limit. If you look around you, every one of us is equipped with the tools to make our lives a success. Whatever people chose to do, and set their minds to it, they can achieve it. No problems is ever big enough to stop a determined soul, a soul that knows what it wants to achieve. A soul that says I will achieve my dreams. At one time, all of us have dreamed of achieving a particular goal or objective. The process of achieving your success starts at the point of dreaming. All of us should be dreamers. All successful people are dreamers, so use your imagination, and focus on what you want. Then decide what it takes to achieve your dreams. Don’t let your dreams be just a mirage. With faith, will power, and determination you can make your dreams materialize. Lay down a plan of action to achieve your dream, and roll up your sleeves and start working.
1/18/2019Daily Motivation - Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission
As a Man Thinketh His Heart, So Is He - As you go about your everyday life, you will come across all kinds of people. There are those who will want to build you up, while others will try to bring you down. With all of these, it is important to remember, that you hold the power to determine your own destiny. People will try to destroy your self-confidence, and make you feel as if you are not good enough, but this will only happen if you let them. You have the ability to be anything you want to be, because your mind is such a powerful weapon, that can unlock even doors which you initially thought were inaccessible. There are those who will try to prove to you, that you can't really attain the heights of success that you dream of. That kind of negativity can only affect you if you allow it to. There is not a single person walking the surface of this earth, that can determine how far you can go, except you.
1/17/2019Daily Motivation - My success is my responsibility
Your success is in your hands - Everyday is a new day, and it brings with it a lot of things that you can be excited about. So look forward to each new day, full of opportunities and new experiences. Being optimistic is a prerequisite, but success is something that may not come easily. You need to be prepared for a lot of hard work, before you can crown yourself with success in your chosen field. You must proceed step by step, and there will be many barriers that you need to overcome, before you can finally say that you are successful. Everything you do will have a bearing on whether or not you will attain success. Every day of your life will be exciting, and full of anticipation, because what you do today, will have an impact on your tomorrows. Being open to new possibilities is essential, and you have to consider every move carefully. At times you will have to step out of your comfort zone, and push the envelope of your perceived limitations.
1/16/2019Daily Motivation - Live out of your imagination, not your history
Almost everyone has a "skeleton" in their closet. A dark "thing" that they are not proud of. Equally, everyone has something in the past that they can be very proud of. The pleasant "things" boost your confidence, and improve your positive outlook towards life. However, the unpleasant "things" leave an impact as well. As you reminisce on the bygone days’ unpleasant memories, you may hear a scolding voice reminding you, "you failed", "you are no good at anything", "you will never amount to anything". It is painful to listen to. What you should keep in mind, is the fact that the past does not really matter any more. That is history, especially the unpleasant "things" should immediately be denied power over you. It does not help dwelling on the past, it is history, and should be forgotten. Just pick out the lessons from past failures, and move on. Life is not about looking back in regrets. Life is something you want to live every day, enjoying every moment, living life to the fullest. Get rid of disturbing memories of the past.
1/15/2019Daily Motivation - I've learned that people will forget what you said ... but people will never forget how you made them feel
As you go through life, you realize that what you do or say, is not nearly as important as how you do it or say it. The tone of your voice, and the expression on your face, can sometimes betray the ill will in your heart, even when you are pretending to be friendly. How you do what you do, or how you say what you say, has a greater impact in another person, than the deed or speech itself. Once all is said and done, people will remember what you left unsaid, because that which you hid in your heart, made them feel how they feel, after leaving you. It is therefore not the actual words, or the visible deeds, that shape another person’s feelings after meeting you, but rather the inner experience they leave with. To bring it to perspective, can you ever forget how to ride a bike? The simple answer is NO! The memory on how to ride a bike is not stored as words, that you can share with another person, it is stored as an experience.
1/14/2019Daily Motivation - Love is an irresistable desire to be irristably desired
Why You Need to Love and Be Loved - There may be nothing special about you. Perhaps you are a "normal" lady or gentleman, with "normal" thoughts, and living an "ordinary" life. Maybe there are no monuments dedicated to you. Perhaps your name will be forgotten, soon after you die. However, if you love someone with all your heart, mind and soul, then that is all that matters. Having eyes that can’t see, lips that can’t speak, or ears that can’t hear, is better that having a heart that can’t love. This is because love is a fruit, which is always in season, a low-hanging fruit, that can be picked by any hand. Hatred may paralyze love, but love will release it. It may confuse life, but love will harmonize it. Hatred may darken life, but love will brighten it.
1/13/2019Daily Motivation - Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away
Are you a perfectionist? I have good news for you! - The characteristics of perfectionists is that they always strive to do their best, welcome new opportunities and challenges, and they love learning new things, and stretching their thinking. They study, work and practice, just for pleasing themselves. They try to learn from mistakes, and are most likely not to be disappointed, because those mistakes are just part of our life journey. According to researchers, positive perfectionism is nothing but an ordinary thing, in an individual who strives for excellence. There is a difference between perfection and success. It is not essential that a successful person or their works are perfect. In simple terms, the primary form of their work doesn't prevent them from getting the benefits or profits. They use their imperfections as a base for improving their performance. Such individuals achieve despite having many flaws. They have the courage not to be perfect.
1/12/2019Daily Motivation - Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far can one go
Why Should we Keep Trying? - Well, each one of us has their unique abilities and talents. Similarly, we also vary in our limits, based on our skills. But the big question here is, how do you know your limit? The best answer to this question is to take a task and run with it, and keep going as far as you can, till you find your limit. At this point, you will have realized your present potential, and learned how far you can stretch yourself. But what do most of us say? I don’t have the right tools, I don’t have the skills, I don’t matter, and I am incapable ... among other lame excuses. We are the destroyers of our own dreams, and this is why so many of us are being locked up in our small world, forever. It’s time you rise to the occasion, and test just how far you can go. There are various benefits you can gain by testing your abilities. It can be hard sometimes to determine the potential that is inside of you, but you can only realize your potential by undertaking a task that will stretch you, a task that pushes your boundaries and limits.
1/11/2019Daily Motivation - My Vibrant Nature Is Contagious
It is important, when you lay out the plans of your life, that you consider your strong points, and the areas that need to be improved. Be confident and excited about your abilities, that allow you to take on the world. If you want to go far in life, you have to be excited about your dreams and goals. You have to feel the desire vibrating in your body. Most of our goals and dreams involve other people, who we will be working with. Your excitement will be contagious, and spark the desire and excitement in others. Feeling the excitement, instills a positive attitude in you, which allows you to take on anything that comes your way. You will confront any obstacle with a smile on your face, giving you the extra energy to breeze right passed it. Your energetic and vibrant nature shows the world that you are confident, and not afraid to pursue your dreams. Your confidence attracts people into your life, who want what you have. Your vibrant nature makes you a leader, a person people want to follow.
1/10/2019Daily Motivation - Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever
An approach to life and learning - Many of us take life for granted. We always keep postponing the things we have to do, and by the end of the day, we have a lot of unfulfilled obligations. Sometimes we forget the fact that time waits for no man, and the time that has passed, is gone forever, never to be seen again. Life is so precious, that you should live it like there is no tomorrow. It has been said many times, "tomorrow never comes", and if you are living with unfulfilled dreams, then you know that this is the truth. Learning is another part of life that many of us take for granted, or even completely ignore. The opportunity to learn things that will help us in life, should never be ignored. Learning new things never stops. In fact, we must realize, that we are eternal students. There are those who will be satisfied with the official learning curriculum, and once they are done, they will never touch another book in their life. This is a troubling trend, since new things are discovered every day, and this new knowledge could be very crucial in understanding the world we live in.
1/9/2019Daily Motivation - I have the power to change myself
What You Need in Order to Make a Positive Change in Your Life - Challenges are regular visitors in our life, and nobody is immune to them. They can either make you lose hope, and even give up, or we can use these challenges to make positive changes in our life. - Develop your passion - Having a passion for something, will motivate you towards achieving your goals. When setting your goals, you always want to be passionate about those goals, because if you love what you do, you will be driven by the desire to achieve success. This will go a long way towards reaching your dreams. - Believe in yourself - To believe in yourself is a prerequisite for success. When you have doubts, or negative feelings about yourself, you are sabotaging your progress. Instead you want to see yourself as a winner, and believe in yourself. Feeding your mind with positives, will reinforce your beliefs, and sweep any doubts out of your system.
1/8/2019Daily Motivation - My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me
This statement is a perfect description about friendship. While all friends can buy you drinks, drive you home, and/or spoil you in any other way, only the best of them will help you to realize the awesome potential within you. It is only the best among them that can push you to achieve you full potential. It is only the best friend, who is able to give you the confidence to see your capabilities, and help you harness them, in order to set, and reach your lofty goals. It is not surprising, that such an expressive quote came from Henry Ford. Henry Ford is a legend in the automotive industry. The companies he set up continue to thrive, and are enjoying exponential growth. He himself was a remarkable success. To be, where he was, he must have experienced the upsides of many good friendships. Good friends, who spurred him on to become the success as we know it.
1/7/2019Daily Motivation - My Words and Actions Represent My Heart and Soul
What we speak, our attitude, and our behavior, are a reflection of what is taking place in our hearts and souls. The positive and/or negative attributes we display, are the result of our awareness, and the feelings inside of us. Consider, as an example, where you feel stressed, because of a particular situation. Even though you try to act normal, the result maybe that you find yourself having difficulties in your relationships, being unable to work with others, having sleepless nights, or even finding it difficult to follow your dream. For a lot of people today, the world is proving to be a bit of a mystery, that needs to be unfolded, primarily for those who have not yet discovered, that any change in our lives starts from within. If you fail to recognize that your negative thoughts are the reason that keep you from achieving your dream, no matter what you try, those negative thoughts and feelings will keep you from making progress.
1/6/2019Daily Motivation - Play is the highest form of research
What do you do if you have a new business idea? Most people will go through a research phase, to find out if their idea is viable, if there is a demand for their product or service. Unfortunately, this is where budding entrepreneurs tend to get stuck, in this research phase. After all, there's always a new research to be done, there's always a new things that crop up, that need to be followed up on. If you find yourself in this situation, just stop. Start thinking outside the box. Free yourself from all the data and research that you compiled. Do not be afraid to play around with the newly gained knowledge. Amazon started in business as a virtual bookstore. From there they used the knowledge gained, to expand the ecommerce platform, to where they are today, the world's biggest retailer online, even surpassing Walmart. It took a lot of out-of-the-box thinking to achieve that. On the other hand, look at Sears, they researched and researched, and saw the internet as not really viable, and as a result missed the gravy train.
1/5/2019Daily Motivation - Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
Reasons Why You Should Take Charge of Your Life Today - Taking charge of your life is about managing yourself, and taking control regardless of what life may have in store for you. It makes you pro active to various situations. Consequently, you will make efforts to make good things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen on their own. You may not achieve everything you set out to do, but taking charge will make your life more rewarding. When you decide to pursue your own objectives, the benefits you will enjoy are numerous. - Self-awareness - By taking charge you will get to know the kind of person you are, your beliefs, values, and things that you want to pursue in your life. You will only achieve true personal fulfillment, if you go after your own dreams. Self-awareness will allow you to design your life depending on who you are. It will open your eyes, and help you identify the relationships that you need to let go, and the ones that are worth investing time in.
1/4/2019Daily Motivation - Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
Music has the power to influence our everyday life. It motivates and inspires us. It has the ability to trigger emotions, which is a wonderful thing, because it then determines our mood, as well as our actions. If you want to be happy, you should listen to music that triggers happy emotions, and makes you think positively. If you have never tried this, start listening to good music today, and you will be amazed by the transformation. The power to change people - Ever wondered why babies stop crying whenever a certain song is playing? It is because the music changes them. Or do you ever stop to ask why grieving people listen to music, and as they sing along, they start feeling better? Well that is the power of music. It is what makes people to listen to their radios, watch music video on television, or spend time at concerts. At the end of the day, what counts is not where you are listening to the music, but rather the type of music that you are listening to.
1/3/2019Daily Motivation - Money and wealth flow to me easily
Attracting Wealth and Happiness - Money and wealth are like a cat. They have no interest in being around you, when you demand that they come, however when you're having have fun, and doing your best to enjoy life, they just pop up, and cosy up right next to you. This was when I realized that limiting beliefs are what holds us back from achieving riches and wealth. People in this day and age spend a lot of their time in misery. They have debt piling up and work in jobs that bring them no joy. Their prevailing thought processes dictate to them that they have to live life this way and that is absolutely false. Once you realize what these limiting beliefs are, you are able to deal with them in a healthy way and remove the blocks, that keep you from bringing wealth and happiness into your life. Wealthy people have replaced limiting thoughts such as "I don't have enough", and "I can't afford that", with empowering thoughts about money such as "I have plenty", and "It is easy for me to make money".
1/2/2019Daily Motivation - Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting
Who Do Our Favorite Quotations Talk More About? Is It Us or their Authors? In most cases, when you read or hear a quotation, and it has a lot of meaning for you, chances are you are relating it because of certain experiences in your life, or they may reflect your beliefs. We can therefore say that, quotations are more about you, and less about the author. This means that, when someone looks at a collection of your favorite quotations, he is able to tell who you are, what you like, which things appeal to you, and what you stand for in life. You should be careful to choose quotations, when you put them up on your social media page, that represent who you are, and what you believe in. Even though, in most cases, the name of the author is attached to the quote, the reflection of the quote is pointing back to you.
1/2/2019Daily Motivation - Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting
Who Do Our Favorite Quotations Talk More About? Is It Us or their Authors? In most cases, when you read or hear a quotation, and it has a lot of meaning for you, chances are you are relating it because of certain experiences in your life, or they may reflect your beliefs. We can therefore say that, quotations are more about you, and less about the author. This means that, when someone looks at a collection of your favorite quotations, he is able to tell who you are, what you like, which things appeal to you, and what you stand for in life. You should be careful to choose quotations, when you put them up on your social media page, that represent who you are, and what you believe in. Even though, in most cases, the name of the author is attached to the quote, the reflection of the quote is pointing back to you.
1/1/2019Daily Motivation - My Life is a wondrous journey
My Life is a wondrous journey - Enjoy It To The Fullest - Life is not just about discovering beautiful experiences, it isn't always sunshine and daisies. Life can be disappointing at times, and during those difficult times, it can take an extra effort to remain optimistic and hopeful. However, amidst all those positive and negative experiences, life is a wondrous journey, for those who know how to get the best out of everything. Just enjoy each and every moment of your life to the fullest. Memories are built with these happy moments, which will follow you wherever you go. Material things give momentary joy and happiness, that will fade away after a while. Therefore, on this wondrous path of life, enjoy every moment with your loved ones, your surroundings, and with yourself.
12/31/2018Daily Motivation - Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up
Old Winston Churchill was credited with the quote, "Never, never, never give up." A quote that should be engraved on our foreheads, especially when we are pursuing our goals and dreams. Dreaming is what gets us started on our way to success. If you're not dreaming, it means you are not living, you are existing. One of the biggest gifts we have, is the ability to dream and pursue our dreams. Giving up on your dream should never be part of your vocabulary, since everyone of us is destined for great things. The famous writer, "unknown" said, "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place." Time and again, challenges, dilemmas, disputes, and outside daily pressures, make people lose focus, and they stop to think about what they really want. When the dream seems to slip away, they play with the idea of giving up.
12/30/2018Daily Motivation - My achievements make me proud
Are you proud of your achievements? What is the role of the accomplishments in your life? Being proud of your victories (irrespective of how big or small they may be) and having a positive mindset gives you strength to face difficult situations without fear. This will allow you to strive for excellence, and use the past successes to remind you that you’re improving and learning. If you reflect on your past achievements, you will realize that you're moving up the ladder of success, gaining confidence with every step. Perhaps you have bigger (nay sayers might say "impossible") dreams. Being proud of your achievements will be the driving power in chasing your dreams. Why? You will have the confidence, and be self-motivated. Remember, being self-motivated, and with an unshakable confidence, you will be able to conquer the world, no dream will be unreachable.
12/29/2018Daily Motivation - I embrace my identity
Embrace your inner power - A lot of people in world today no longer believe in themselves, they have lost faith in their own abilities. They lack the drive to achieve great things in their lives. The constant disappointments they faced throughout their lives takes its toll. Most of them have lost touch with the power, that resides within, the power to drive them in the direction of their dreams. Instead, they now settled for mediocre achievements, and successes that fall short of their potential. They no longer think of the great things they are capable of achieving. Their limiting mentality becomes a barrier for them, falling short of the dreams they once held. They have fully convinced themselves that this is all there is for them. This could not be further from the truth.
12/28/2018Daily Motivation - A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it
This quote seems like a puzzle. It was hard to figure out what it really means. At first I was not going to use it, but that would be the easy way out. I don't throw in the towel that quickly. I asked some questions and received various opinions. Our destiny are the goals we set, and the dream we envisioned. A dictionary definition of destiny is, "what happens in the future : the things that someone will experience in the future". In order to reach our destiny we have to conquer our fears. For most of us it might be the fear of failure. But in a lot of cases it could also be the fear of success. We all have some fears in life. In our day-to-day living we try to avoid the things we fear. These are things that hold us back as we are reaching for our goals and dreams. When we start to deal with the fears in our life, we are attracting the lessons we need to learn to overcome what we are afraid of. Ironically, it is possible that the lessons we need to learn might actually be part of the fear that we have to face.
12/27/2018Daily Motivation - It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better
Jonathan Ive once said "It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better." If you have ever thought what this quote is about, you may have been confused, just like me. The truth is many people get confused on its true meaning, and because of this they don't live their lives to the fullest. Being different is pretty easy. All you need is make a decision without giving it much thought. It doesn’t matter whether it affects anyone or not. For instance, today you may decide to wear red hair, just to look different, you will choose to speak in British English to standout from the crowd, or become a vegan in a family where everyone loves meat. As you might have noticed, your being unique doesn’t really affect the people around you. In fact, it doesn’t add any real value to your, or their life. I mean, anyone else can also choose to dye the hair different, fake a foreign accent, or avoid meat. Unfortunately, this is what we seem to care most about ... being different regardless of the zero-value.
12/26/2018Daily Motivation - Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
When we think about love, we immediately think about romantic love. But there is love between parents and children, between siblings, relatives and friends. Then of course there is the love that binds all of mankind. The love that we receive from others is what helps us get through tough times. When someone loves you no matter what, you gain strength, and you feel comforted. The love we receive makes us feel supported and uplifted, it instills a sense of security, that allows us to stand up to fear of failure, or any rejection. To put it in plain English, "I love you, I got your back!" You feel the love and support, which gives you strength. On the other hand there is the love that we are prepared to give to others. While the love from others provides us with inner strength, the love we pass on to others, helps us derive courage in our actions and thoughts.
12/25/2018Daily Motivation - It is enough to do my best
We are all aware that we have to deal with challenges, obstacles, and hardships throughout our lives. Indeed, it is this awareness that fuels some of our negativity. Negative thinking is what holds us back in our lives. If we allow it to penetrate our thinking, it’s like condemning ourselves to quicksand. The key to knowing, unlocking, and exercising your true potential, lies in addressing the negative thoughts that plague you. Let's stop for a moment, is it really right to label challenges or hardships negatively? What most people fail to see is that these difficulties are necessary. They are the catalyst that drive us to learn, strive, do our best, and, in the process, grow. When you start seeing hardship in a completely different light, then you would practically be erasing a large chunk of negativity from your life. And, once you start leaning more towards optimism, you’d also find that it won’t be as difficult anymore to start taking action and solving your challenges. As you learn to be more positive, you also begin to understand the value of doing your best in everything that you do.
12/24/2018Daily Motivation - Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving
You Must Keep Moving - Many of you rode on a bike at one point, or even ride it regularly. When you are on it, you must keep pedaling, covering some ground, moving forward, or you fall over to the side. In life, too, you must keep moving, if you stall, you may not fall over, but you will become stagnant. Looking at a stream of water, what happens when it stops flowing? When water stops flowing, it stagnates. Once it stagnates, it becomes a habitat for various organisms. Mosquitoes find a breeding ground. Frogs, insects, and other hideous life-matter settle in the area, finding a home. We can also consider the act of driving up a hill. What happens when you do not accelerate up the slope? The moment your vehicle loses the forward thrust, when you are driving it up a hill, it starts to slow, and in time will start moving backward.
12/23/2018Daily Motivation - It always seems impossible until it's done
The human spirit, since the beginning of time, was on a quest to conquer new frontiers, and overcome challenges that tried to hold it down. In this quest, we had many instances where somebody tried to convince us, that what we are pursuing is beyond us, and cannot be done. A little passing of time, and someone else does exactly what we thought was beyond our capabilities, and we had to realize that it wasn’t impossible after all. History has, time and again, shown us that women and men of high repute in the past, with conviction and optimism, have conquered barriers that had remained impossible in the eyes of their peers. As man thinks so he is. Our self-image has a lot to do with how we look at our challenges. From the onset it should be clear to us, that we are the stewards of this universe, that being so, we have immense inherent power to influence everything and anything, in any way to produce the results we want.
12/22/2018Daily Motivation - Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see
Reasons why You should be kind to other people - Kindness is a virtue that not everybody is practicing. If you know a kind person, appreciate him or her, and never take them for granted. Most of those people express their kindness in good faith, never expecting anything in return. We should be kind to everybody, regardless of their religion, or race. Everybody deserves kindness. Some people may have the attitude, "what's in it for me?" There are huge benefits, in addition to being a decent human being. - It makes you feel good - It is really gratifying to be kind to other people. It makes you feel good. You will notice, whenever you show kindness to others, you will have a happy feeling, and their gratefulness gives you a warm feeling in your heart.
12/21/2018Daily Motivation - My cheerfulness is contagious
Happiness is the key to a fulfilling and satisfying life. Being cheerful is an awesome feeling, and very fulfilling, but to experience ultimate satisfaction, you need to make your cheerfulness contagious. Life does not always serve us roses. Sometimes the best we get from life are bitter lemons. However, a cheerful person should go along with the saying, "When life offers you lemons, make lemonade." This lemonade is best when shared with others. Just like the majestic sun, that brightens every object it shines upon, so can your happiness brighten any dark heart around you. Cheerfulness is universal and non-partial. No matter how hard life has hit someone, a smile cannot fail to put life into a broken and emotionally dead heart. A lot of people around you believe that there is no time to be happy in this "problem-filled serious world".
12/20/2018Daily Motivation - It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are
Stay True to Yourself - It is hard to stay true to yourself if you have not figured out who you are, what you want from life, and how to get everything that, according to you, would make you whole. While in this situation, people tend to live in the past, and dwell on bad memories, because they feel they can identify more with the person they used to be, than who they can be. Others tend to live their lives based on how they think others want them to live. Living life like this is not very satisfying. You are not what people say you are, what you own, or what you were in the past. What defines you each and every day are the choices you make, and what you think about each day. Thinking positive thoughts on an everyday basis, and making choices that will make you happy, will go a long way in making you feel fulfilled. You will be able to shine bright instead of walking in other people’s shadows. It is always better to fail in an attempt to do things you like, than stay unhappy doing what you think everyone else want you to do.
12/19/2018Daily Motivation - My achievements make me proud
Are you proud of your achievements? What is the role of the accomplishments in your life? Being proud of your victories (irrespective of how big or small they may be) and having a positive mindset gives you strength to face difficult situations without fear. This will allow you to strive for excellence, and use the past successes to remind you that you’re improving and learning. If you reflect on your past achievements, you will realize that you're moving up the ladder of success, gaining confidence with every step. Perhaps you have bigger (nay sayers might say "impossible") dreams. Being proud of your achievements will be the driving power in chasing your dreams. Why? You will have the confidence, and be self-motivated. Remember, being self-motivated, and with an unshakable confidence, you will be able to conquer the world, no dream will be unreachable.
12/18/2018Daily Motivation - It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change
Why Change is Important in Your Life - You have heard it said many times, the only thing constant in life is change. Change applies to every area in our lives. Moving into a new apartment or home, happy or sad occasions within the family, economic changes in career or business, and so on. We cannot avoid change in life. We can dig in our heels, or we can cope with change, or better yet, adopt a more optimistic outlook. Let's see how we can make change work for us in positive ways, and why change is important in our life! Change leads to opportunities - You will realize that each change in your life is actually an invitation for new experiences. You should take advantage of each new opportunity. Remember, every new experience has its own benefits. You can be tempted to dismiss these chances, whenever they come, but it is always advisable to consider the benefits that those new opportunities will bring. If you accept change in your life, you will profit from each new opportunity.
12/17/2018Daily Motivation - My independence brings me pride
Is there something in your life that you really feel proud of? Normally you would be proud once you have achieved something great. Essentially, showing pride is painting a picture of the passion for yourself, and for life itself. Personal independence allows you to experience such pride in great measure. Personal independence is when you decide to take control of your life, and fully devote yourself to creating something that gives you meaning and purpose. If you have been working hard, for far too long, with little to show for, like running around in circles, then the best you could ever do is make a commitment to yourself, by declaring your own personal independence. Remember, pride is like being completely aware of yourself, and accepting the power of your mind and body. And personal independence unchains you from intolerable and vain pursuits enabling you to experience this terrific feeling that is personal pride.
12/16/2018Daily Motivation - It is never too late to be what you might have been
Regardless of whether you are 16, 25, 40, or 70, you can always get it right one more time. If you are to create the life of your dreams, then know, that it is never too late to start, just by changing your priorities. Often, deciding on a path to follow, starts by thinking, and looking for what is meaningful to you in life. You get to know, and understand yourself better, giving special focus to what matters to you. For most people, pondering about their past, is a reality check. "What did I do, spending the last 5 or 10 years with the wrong person, or hanging on to a failing business, or a wrong job?" Or perhaps you are even thinking that you may have spent all this time with the wrong you! This can give you the feeling that you may have wasted your life, and you might even feel useless. Realistically speaking, the time you lost cannot be recovered, but you can make up for it. It is never too late to start over, and to work toward the things, or the life you desire.
12/15/2018Daily Motivation - I am happy with who I am
Reasons Why You Should Be Happy With Who You Are - People in this world are all different. We have different talents, abilities, skills, and competencies. We are stronger in some areas, and more talented in others. When we look at the people around us, we should never feel inferior, because somebody might run faster, or has the looks of a movie star. This does not diminish our own being. The good news is that you are unique in your own way. You have a set of talents like nobody else. You are a unique being. Say it twelve times a day, "I am happy with who I am", and really mean it. That does not mean that you cannot improve some areas in your life, everybody should make some sort of self-improvement part of their life, just like exercising. My friend Todd has a picture on his timeline, saying, "Self-Improvement is the New Sexy!" Wouldn't you want to be sexy?
12/14/2018Daily Motivation - In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life, It Goes On
Letting Go, for the Life You Want - Living a happy life becomes very difficult, when you can’t let go of the past. The effects are far reaching, since it gets us caught up in a false state of mind, making it appear as if only the past mistakes seem to matter. Some of the effects include squashed dreams, stressful relationships, and a distorted view of yourself, which can make you feel sad and frustrated every day. The good thing is that you can easily heal the pain of the past, and let us deal with that right now, so you can live life in happier ways. - Let your emotions flow - One common mistake that we make, is ignoring our emotions. Learn to cry if necessary, forgive, and move on. Make your tears the seeds of a happier life. Feeling emotions will make it easier to understand why you were upset, and subsequently will let you move on with life.
12/13/2018Daily Motivation - I dedicate myself to causes that interest me
Important things that you need to consider for a well-rounded and joyful life - You may have heard it said before, "there is more to life than just work"! In society today, it really rings true, that we should stop and think about what we are doing with our life (I almost said, what we are doing to ourselves - and that would not be too far off the mark). Yes, we have to make a living. Yes, we want the life that we dream of. We want all the fancy things that the advertising merchants show us in living color every day. The online "gurus" take advantage of the fact that most of us crave for a better life, painting a rosy picture of instant riches. There is nothing wrong with wanting a better life. The question we have to ask ourselves is, at what cost? We need a balance in our lives. We have to dedicate part of our lives to interest that are dear to us.
12/12/2018Daily Motivation - It all starts with a goal
Setting Goals to Keep Yourself Motivated - Some of us look at the achievements of successful people in awe, and think that you have to be some kind of a god to elevate yourself to such high standards, but the truth behind their success is that they take all of the emotions that come their way, whether good or bad, and direct them towards achieving their goals. We are all human, and as humans we are prone to ups and downs. You will undoubtedly find setbacks along the way. This is just the way life is. What keeps successful people going, is that they react to these setbacks by picking themselves up, and keeping their minds focused. - Making Your Mind Work for You - Successful people always have "success" on their minds. This is why, wherever they are, or whatever they do, the one thing on their minds is how best to achieve the goals that they have set out for themselves.
12/11/2018Daily Motivation - I successfully manage challenges in life
As some of you may have found out already, life can be tough and at times it is hard to go on. It might just last for a short period of time, or seemingly forever. Do we quit? Do we give up? Definitely not! If you have a strong purpose in life, a big WHY you do what you do, you will never be defeated! Don't forget, and keep in mind, you are not the first person to face a challenge, and it also won't be the last time you will be challenged. Hope will carry you through, and hope will never let you give up. With hope in your heart you will see better days ahead, and look at the hardships you are facing, as a means to elevate yourself to a higher plateau. Look at a person enjoying a great mountaintop view, they did not fall up the mountain. They went through the challenges of climbing up the mountain, finally reaching the summit.
12/10/2018Daily Motivation - An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind
Revenge is very often promoted as a reprisal for a wrong that might have been carried out against you. However, the unfortunate thing in all this, is even if you have the last laugh, the pain, which you experience will still haunt you. Ideally, obtaining revenge, is definitely not the final answer to your predicament. You need a much better way of dealing with hardships that come your way, especially if it is through the vicious actions of other people. By considering to punish those who spitefully use, and abuse you, you will be carrying a heavy load that will eventually wear you down. The sad thing in all this, is the undeniable fact that those individuals, whose actions or words may have harmed you, never waste a second thinking about what you may be going through. Consequently, it is best if you also cease to think of them, and try to find another means of handling your problem.
12/9/2018Daily Motivation - I deserve to experience success
Factors that shows you deserve to experience success in your life - Despite all the attempts to achieve life and work balance, do you still feel out of balance? Or is your work overtaking your life? You need to understand that persistence is an essential part of success in your life. In fact, without it, you risk being defeated by challenges that seem too small to worry about. You may already know that an optimistic outlook in life is a vital part of persistence. Let's look at some of the indicators showing that you are on the way to experience success in your life. - Having adopted an optimistic, positive mental attitude - Adopting an optimistic, positive mental attitude will give you the capacity to absorb many of the bumps on the road of life. When you’re pursuing bigger, as well as more demanding goals, which can take you out of the comfort zone, the bumps usually get bigger, and sometimes a little frightening.
12/8/2018Daily Motivation - It is important to remind young people that peace is the only victory
Peace is a small word, it has however, a deeper meaning attached to it. Some people think of peace as simply the lack of disputes, wars, or disagreements. Well, this is one of the viewpoints on its meaning, and understandably, different people would have different interpretations of the word. However, the understanding of peace brings a meaning to the word that every individual knows, and applies that specific attitude to their life. It has been said that you should first find peace, and build your life around it. True to this statement, our accomplishments in life would be useless without peace, more specifically, the peace of mind. Peace is truly a magical word that points to a soul that is happy and satisfied, and not just the presence of quietness or calmness. When quiet or silence prevails, it could be for a night’s sleep, remembering someone, or even worse, mourning the death of someone.
12/7/2018Daily Motivation - It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better
Jonathan Ive once said "It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better." If you have ever thought what this quote is about, you may have been confused, just like me. The truth is many people get confused on its true meaning, and because of this they don't live their lives to the fullest. Being different is pretty easy. All you need is make a decision without giving it much thought. It doesn’t matter whether it affects anyone or not. For instance, today you may decide to wear red hair, just to look different, you will choose to speak in British English to standout from the crowd, or become a vegan in a family where everyone loves meat. As you might have noticed, your being unique doesn’t really affect the people around you. In fact, it doesn’t add any real value to your, or their life. I mean, anyone else can also choose to dye the hair different, fake a foreign accent, or avoid meat. Unfortunately, this is what we seem to care most about ... being different regardless of the zero-value.
12/6/2018Daily Motivation - I embrace my identity
Embrace your inner power - A lot of people in world today no longer believe in themselves, they have lost faith in their own abilities. They lack the drive to achieve great things in their lives. The constant disappointments they faced throughout their lives takes its toll. Most of them have lost touch with the power, that resides within, the power to drive them in the direction of their dreams. Instead, they now settled for mediocre achievements, and successes that fall short of their potential. They no longer think of the great things they are capable of achieving. Their limiting mentality becomes a barrier for them, falling short of the dreams they once held. They have fully convinced themselves that this is all there is for them. This could not be further from the truth.
12/5/2018Daily Motivation - If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child, they will learn without any further assistance
Can Curiosity Make Your Child A Better Learner - When it comes to venturing into the uncharted waters, children fare far better than adults. As a parent, teacher, guardian, or any other care giver, the question that we should all strive to settle is not whether or not our children will be adventurous, but rather whether their curiosity will get the better of them? As we may all be aware, there is no better way to help your child learn other than make him or her explore her own little kingdom to the fullest. The truest educator of every child is not the information we try to drive into their heads, even when they are least disposed to take it. The truest educator is experience, and there is no better way to help our kids leverage experience, than letting them wander to whatever places their wild dreams take them.
12/4/2018Daily Motivation - I seek exciting adventures
If you were to sit back and evaluate your life, would it be a predictable and a monotonous one, or one full of excitement and adventurers? Well, to live life to the fullest we need to explore the daring adventures, that we once dreamed of while growing up as kids. Pushing the limits of your comfort zone, and exploring the most exciting experiences available, is both exhilarating and mind blowing. Any accomplished corporate executive will tell you that it is not by default that they got to where they are, but it involved a journey of risk taking as they push themselves to the limits, both in life and in business. To make any dream, or a goal a reality, we have to overcome our perceived limits. Ever wondered what it took for the first human to conquer the highest peak on earth, Mount Everest, in 1953? Climbing to about 29,000 feet is an impressive and dangerous undertaking, it was thought of as an impossible task. The stakes were high considering the harsh environment that one had to endure.
12/3/2018Daily Motivation - To acquire knowledge one must study. To acquire wisdom one must observe
It is very surprising that in this day and age, despite the milestones we've made in the literature world, very few people read nowadays. And by reading, I mean 'real' studying, and not just scrolling web pages and social media feeds. In fact, a recent research study shows that only 12% of the present, modern-day population read for leisure, compared to the 45% that could be seen reading regularly ten or fifteen years ago. Bookshops and libraries have been neglected in favor of movies, Pay TV subscriptions, and hilarious social media posts. The result is a society that reads only for the purposes of exams. And even then it is not 'reading' but merely memorizing facts. If the current generation wants to scale greater heights than those reached by previous generations, then it's high time we dropped those smart phones, switched off those TVs, and picked up books to improve our lives instead.
12/2/2018Daily Motivation - I have courage in new situations
Finding Strength in New Challenges - Sometimes in life we find ourselves in unfamiliar territories, way out of our comfort zone. Some people totally panic when faced with new situations, afraid of how they will face the future, in circumstances they are unfamiliar with. We have to realize, that the only thing constant in life is change, and it will always be that way. It does not help to fear the future, or panic because suddenly the ground under our feet has shifted, as we are faced with the unknown. It is important to face every new situation with courage, because that is the only way you will find your path in a world, that is ever changing. Draw inspiration from the fact that you are entrusted with unique gifts, which will help you get through any situation you face in life.
12/1/2018Daily Motivation - The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope
Hope is undoubtedly one of the most important, but commonly overlooked components of success. There are many reasons behind this, the most notable being the fact that life at time can seem very difficult. I am sure you’ve heard the phrase, "life is hard" many times. Most importantly, this phrase manifests itself in many people's lives numerous times. There’s no question about it! Life can seem hard at times. There are many obstacles that manifest themselves in our lives, and just having goals may not be quite enough. You have to keep getting closer to your goals amidst all the uncertainties that life throws your way. Life is very unpredictable, and hope lets you to deal with life’s challenges with the right mindset. Hope also allows you to keep the eyes focused on the goal, and increases your chances to eventually accomplish your goals and dreams.
11/30/2018Daily Motivation - A friend is a gift you give to yourself
Investing in Your Friends is Good for Your Health and Happiness - If we were to list the most important things in our lives, our friends would likely be near the top, so we know that it is important to maintain our relationships with them. Having a good group of friends is not just fun, but it can significantly improve our quality of life. So let's treasure our friends for their benefit and yours! Many people who express regrets at the end of their life say that they wish they had kept in closer contact with old friends. While sometimes we drift apart from our friends, it has never been easier to keep in touch than it is now. We can call, text or email our friends, we can message them on Facebook or follow their Twitter feed. It only takes a minute to send a message to someone you care about, so try to do it every day!
11/29/2018Daily Motivation - Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, it's better to be absolutely ridiculous, than absolutely boring
Life Lessons from Achilles Tomb - There is No Voodoo Arithmetic to Success - History remembers Achilles as an exceptional hero, who led the Greeks to triumph against unsurpassed odds during the Trojan War. A story is told of how the gods consulted with his soul shortly before his birth to map his life in advance. The gods gave him the choice of a long boring life on earth, or a short but highly adventurous existence. Achilles settled for the second option and subsequently charted the short course of his life with his brand of heroic exploits of legendary proportions. Without the spirit of adventure, humanity would hardly make any progress. Every human being is born with enormous abilities to achieve remarkable feats of success in the business of life. Unfortunately, many people tend to squander wonderful opportunities in life, because of yearning and striving for the mirage of perfection. Success is planned. There is no voodoo short cut to victory.
11/28/2018Daily Motivation - I am where I need to be
Did you ever feel that your life should be different in order to do accomplish something? Like you should have more finances in order to invest, or that you need to acquire more knowledge before you can influence the world around you? If you ever feel this way, you need to rethink again. The truth is that regardless of where you are, who you are, or what you have, you already have what it takes to achieve your life goals. Start from where you are - There is a reason why you are in that situation now. If you keep waiting for something to happen before you can start working on your dreams, you are wasting much more time. In fact, the things you are waiting for might never come, unless you bring them on yourself.
11/27/2018Daily Motivation - If Opportunity Doesn't Knock, Build A Door
Throughout your life, you may have heard people talk about waiting for opportunity to knock. How many times has opportunity knocked on your door? Are you still waiting? Let's start thinking outside the box. Instead of being a passive observer, waiting for someone to come along and give you something, why not take action, and create something new. A new idea. A new business. How do you build a door? How do you create your opportunity? You may be building your door, creating your opportunity, by seeing a need that is not being filled by anyone at this time, and you go out and fill it. You may see existing ideas, and improve on them.
11/26/2018Daily Motivation - Everything is clearer when you are in love
When it comes to human emotions, nothing beats the feeling of falling in love. If you are in love, you look at the world around you in a very positive and optimistic way. Your love for someone, or something, encourages you to be the best that you can be. In other words, love is what's behind passion and inspiration. Just the mere sight of the person you adore makes your heart beat faster, and your brain work more efficiently. Even if you are going through something, love will be there to lighten the burden, and carry you through. In other words, you need love to fully enjoy life. Love makes everything better.
11/25/2018Daily Motivation - I see my goals with clarity
Tips on How To View Your Goals With Clarity - Everybody wants to be successful in life. However, success does not come on a silver platter. It is also difficult to inherit success. To be successful in life, we have to have a dream. A dream strong enough to give us wings, the desire to achieve our dream. It starts with setting goals. The following are some tips you can use in order to see your goals with more clarity - 1. Define your goals - 2. Set realistic goals - 3. Set a time line - 4. Ensure that your goals are measurable.
11/24/2018Daily Motivation - You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Living right every day is experiencing life more fully - Life is a collection of single days, one after the other. Each day, the sun rises and gives us an opportunity to live our life as we desire. The sun then sets in the evening, marking the end of that life-shaping opportunity. Living right is making sure we get the best out of each day. We need to live each day, and not survive through it. Each day is an extraordinary gift to embrace. It does not matter how yesterday or any other day was. Today is the best day ever. Many a times we worry so much about our tomorrow. Little do we know that our tomorrow will be the best day of our lives, IF we live today to the fullest. Below are a few things to do to ensure you live right each day.
11/23/2018Daily Motivation - I Choose To Live Life Heroically
We were never promised to live our life on a bed of roses. As you know, even roses have thorns. At many points in our life, we will encounter numerous challenges and hardships, many of which may even threaten to overwhelm us. As an example, a loss of a loved one, a heartbreaking divorce, or perhaps a loss of a promising job. All these circumstances can put us into a state, where there is nothing more to hope for in life, other than more disappointments. However, it does not have to be that way. We can draw on our inner power and put our life back on a positive track. By choosing to live heroically, you will essentially place yourself on the highroad of life, looking at setbacks and challenges you encounter as opportunities. There is always light at the end of a long, dark tunnel, that shines the light on the opportunities that lay before you.
11/22/2018Daily Motivation - Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all
Daring to Live a Bold Life - Most of us already know that there is no security in life. So why not be adventurous and dare to go after your goals and dreams. Step out into life and dare to live the life that you always dreamed of. Since there is no security in life, the fearful people, trying to avoid any unpleasant situations, are just as susceptible to danger, as the adventurous person. You should therefore be bold and take any step you think necessary to make your life better. Fear does not protect you from anything. Having faith that things will work out the way you want them to be, will help you take that first step toward your dream. Faith in your own ability, and the belief in your dream, give you the desire to overcome any fear that you might have.
11/21/2018Daily Motivation - I follow my instincts
Did you ever get that tingle, the tiny voice in your head telling you to do, or not do something? Well, that weird urge, or the gut feeling that you have, is your instinct. A lot of people say, "I saw it coming", even though the event didn’t seem predictable. You guessed it, this is the instinct again, giving us a hint of what is about to happen. The thing is, most people just can’t explain how this works, and ignore it! Tap into your instinct - Becoming aware of our thoughts is a good start. I had an experience last year, I was cutting tomatoes for lunch with a sharp knife. A thought flashed across my mind, blood shooting out of my fingers. Did I stop cutting? Unfortunately not, because a few seconds later I had a deep cut in my finger.
11/20/2018Daily Motivation - If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything
When you believe in something, stand up for it, even if everyone else is sitting, otherwise, and you may not even realize it, you will be falling for anything. Every time you see something inappropriate, or morally wrong happening around you, and you think it is none of your business, it makes you a part of the "crime". Rather than being a silent spectator, stand up for what is right, for what you believe in. Taking a stand will only make you stronger, more confident and independent of other people's opinions. Act, and do the right thing, because it is your responsibility. Speak out, before it "kills" you - It is said, "We only regret the chances that we didn't take". If you believe in something, but are afraid to speak out, it won't let you sleep. Your mind will replay the event continuously, and it will affect your confidence, and it may start eating you inside.
11/19/2018Daily Motivation - Each Day I Strive To BE ME
I am where I need to be - It is unfortunate that we live in the world that has set expectations of who, and what we should be. We see it all around us. The pressure comes from friends, family, and our peers. The media dictates what we should wear, which fashion trend to follow, what to eat, what to study, and what beliefs we should have, among other things. The political correctness has run amok, it is almost impossible to express ourselves the way we want. Most of the time, we are left with no room to be ourselves, which will be a big hindrance in reaching our potential, and reaching our destiny. It is not easy to be YOU in a world that is constantly pushing us to be different. We are forced to forgo so much about ourself, that in the end, we realize that we have been living a lie, and the person we present to the world, is far from the person we are on the inside.
11/18/2018Daily Motivation - Indulging my curiosity brings new dimension to my life
Curiosity - The Key to an Extraordinary Life - Curiosity is a quality in us that is a virtual key to unlock an extraordinary life. Do you often ponder and question? Are you curious about things? Life is constantly changing, and every single moment is different from the next. So there is plenty to be curious about. Curiosity, or the joy of exploration, is not just for children. Curiosity is that hidden force that can add a new dimension in your life. There are always things that are new to us, even if they have been know by others for quite some time. Staying wide-eyed about the world around us, makes life more fun, exciting, and interesting.
11/17/2018Daily Motivation - Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings
How lack of ambition can prevent you from moving forward even if you're intelligent - Being gifted with an exceptional mind can give you many advantages in life. It positions you in such a way to have influence in your community, to be recognized for your intelligence. It allows you to navigate through difficult situations. But what many people fail to realize is that while being a highly intelligent person is clearly a blessing, it can also be a curse in disguise. The trap that a lot intelligent people tend to fall into is having a lack of ambition. As much as the gift of intelligence has given them, the lack of ambition takes away. Fortunately, just by realizing this, things can be changed for the better!
11/16/2018Daily Motivation - I let go of pain and anger
Life will bring us many situations that affect our emotions. We sometimes are exposed to people who anger us, or even cause us pain. Sometimes they may even get us to a point where we just want to give up. But what do we gain by being so angry and in pain? The truth is that these things add absolutely no value to our life. In fact, they affect our happiness, and may also distract us from realizing our goals and dreams. If we want to really enjoy our life, we have to let go of pain and anger. Shake off the negative energies - Anger and pain are negative energies that can lead to many unpleasant situations. When we are angry, we are blocking our positive thoughts and emotions, and we can get to a point where things like revenge, or even something worse, can pop into our minds. Unless we control situations like this our thoughts may spiral to a point when we start experiencing excessive stress.
11/15/2018Daily Motivation - If you're going through hell keep going
The Biggest Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful People - Did you ever wonder how some people just never seem to get anywhere in life, whereas others seem to succeed no matter what? I am sure you answered 'yes' to that question, as nearly all of us have seen both scenarios, at some point in our lives. This may come as a big surprise, but unsuccessful people are born with just as much potential as successful people. But this brings up the question, why do some succeed and others don't? People that are extremely successful in life are born with no more innate capabilities than the most unsuccessful people. One of the things that make people a success is the fact that they do not float through life, they make decisions, and they make wise decisions, based on their goals in life.
11/14/2018Daily Motivation - I am a positive leader
The Power of a Positive Mental Attitude - It is a fact that a positive mental attitude will improve our outlook in life. Instead of seeing dark clouds when we face a challenge, we tend to see opportunities in those challenges. Life is not always a bed of roses, but as we work through our challenges, a positive mental attitude allows us to smell the scent of the roses, even though we may not see them. Here are some tips on how we can develop a Positive Mental Attitude that helps us through the ups and down of life.
11/13/2018Daily Motivation - You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take
Taking Risks, and How to Win, even if you Lose - Sometimes in life we want something so bad that we feel like we couldn't cope with trying to get it, and failing. Fear of failure is a common way of self-sabotage that everybody had to deal with at one time or another. Can anybody influence, or even predict, how something is going to turn out if they have no control over it? You can drop a pencil and know that it will fall to the floor, but how will you know, for instance, if your new home business is going to work out for you, if you don't give it your best to succeed? Legendary ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky summed it up well, when he said that, "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take". The illusion, or the false sense of hope you get, from not acting and taking a risk, will only transform into guilt once you see that opportunity slip away from you.
11/12/2018Daily Motivation - I take time for relaxation
Taking Time for Relaxation is Important - Are you pressed for time? Having problems managing stress? Feeling like you need to work harder? Relax, take it easy. Life isn't suppose to be stressful. Calm down. Take a deep breath, and exhale slowly. Feel the relief? Taking time for a proper rest and relaxation is a key factor to maintaining mental health. Managing fatigue is important. Our body is not a robot, we need to take care of ourselves, and resting from time to time ensures that we stay in optimal condition. Resting and relaxation is an important part of it. So what will happen if we don't relax from time to time? Your stress will accumulate and affect your daily life. The more stressed you are the more you will keep stressing. Before long you will keep stressing about minor things. Your moods will change and people will start to avoid you. Your social life will suffer.
11/11/2018Daily Motivation - If you can't outplay them, outwork them
Get up and fight! The Will and the power to defeat the odds - Legendary golf star Ben Hogan once said, in reply to the question of how he managed to accomplish so much, "If you can't outplay them, outwork them". It is easy to be confident about your skills, but then loose heart, and start to doubt yourself, once you face the competition. The reality is that no matter how good anybody is, there will always be someone better, faster, stronger, or more skillful. Talent is never a sure ticket to victory, unless we put in the effort, the work to achieve your goals and dreams. If there is something true in this world, it is that we must fight for what we love. In todays society, with all its comforts and distractions, it always seems to offer us plenty of excuses for our personal failures. Politics, social situations, family issues, and all kinds of other factors that seem to play against us.
11/10/2018Daily Motivation - Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
When we think about love, we immediately think about romantic love. But there is love between parents and children, between siblings, relatives and friends. Then of course there is the love that binds all of mankind. The love that we receive from others is what helps us get through tough times. When someone loves you no matter what, you gain strength, and you feel comforted. The love we receive makes us feel supported and uplifted, it instills a sense of security, that allows us to stand up to fear of failure, or any rejection. To put it in plain English, "I love you, I got your back!" You feel the love and support, which gives you strength. On the other hand there is the love that we are prepared to give to others. While the love from others provides us with inner strength, the love we pass on to others, helps us derive courage in our actions and thoughts.
11/9/2018Daily Motivation - Improvement begins with I
Have you ever thought of how you can improve your life? What is the best way to improve? What areas of your life need improvements? What exactly do you have to do? These are some of the questions you have to ask yourself, before you think of making changes in your life. Typically, improvement is a change that is believed to have a certain outcomes and directions. It is only achieved by providing significant efforts. You must be actively involved if you want to improve. That is the "I" in Improvement. There is no magic here, examining, planning and action! Improvement is a continuous process, starting with taking stock of where your life is at. Then ask yourself the question, where and what do you want to improve? Remember, if you do not put in an effort, there will not be any advancement, and your life will stagnate.
11/8/2018Daily Motivation - I deserve to be happy and successful
Happiness is our birthright - As a living, breathing, loving, feeling, thinking, aging human being, our most basic purpose is to thrive. Happiness is simple. All we have to do is look inside and find that, beneath any feelings of sadness or anger or low self-worth, there is a growing sensation of happiness, love, forgiveness, joy, elation, contentedness, and gratitude for life. Sometimes it takes courage to be happy. In those moments, it might be hard to remember what happiness feels like. It is very important during those times to remember that we deserve to be happy. We don't ever need to prove your worthiness to be happy. You don't need to be anyone other than who you are, in order to be happy. You don't need to earn happiness. You deserve to feel happiness simply by virtue of being an alive human being.
11/7/2018Daily Motivation - If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself
"If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself" is a true indicator of a person seeking to live a life of purpose and meaning. It simply drives home the time-tested truth, that no one can ever live your life for you. It does not matter how accomplished your parents, mentors, or friends are, you have to do your own growing and living. You have to find the meaning and purpose of life by yourself. No one else has the capacity to do that for you. Most people live their lives without understanding the purpose of being alive. As Socrates said, their lives are unexamined. They hardly stop to think where they have come from, where they are and where they are headed. A meaningful life involves following your passion and keeping your eye on the finish line. It means setting specific goals and aligning them with your life's purpose.
11/6/2018Daily Motivation - I anticipate challenges and opportunities
If one door closes ... Open the next one! - They say that there are two kinds of people in the world, those who see a glass of water as half full, and those who see a glass of water as half empty. A large number of people tend to believe that our lives are, in part, determined by fate, and that we can't escape some of our circumstances. If we float through life, like most people do, I could even agree. But the truth is that even the worst setbacks will bring us new opportunities that we can benefit from. You may have noticed already that life is a succession of challenges that we must overcome. However, they never become a chore until you loose focus on our dreams and goals. Getting a promotion may bring more responsibilities, but it will also bring a better salary, and an increase in your reputation, as an example.
11/5/2018Daily Motivation - I have no special talent. I'm only passionately curious
Talent vs curiosity - Albert Einstein never considered himself special, or a genius, as some people call him. Yet he made a number of brilliant discoveries. This should be inspiring to all of us, considering everyone is curious to some extent. And the only thing that makes some people special, is within all of us. You don’t need any special talent to be curious. All you need to do is develop a passion around that one thing you are super-curious about. Contrary to what most people believe, talent only has a small role to play in determining whether or not we are going to be successful. Some great talents live up to the lofty expectations, while others give up along the way, because they weren’t passionate enough to follow their dream.
11/4/2018Daily Motivation - I Enjoy Being Unique
If you are like most people, then you probably care about what people say or think about you. But why would you think that way? Consider the fact that nobody acts like you do, thinks like you, or even has the skills and talents you have? Let's be clear about this, you are special, gifted and unique in your own right. Think of it this way, your looks, body appearance and even thumb prints are different from anyone else’s. Do you want to live a fulfilling life? Then dare to be different in everything you set out to do, and also celebrate the uniqueness that defines your character. Just like a portrait painted by an artist, the experiences that have shaped you throughout your life regardless of how long or short, will never be identical to any other. However, there may be some similarities here and there, but the portrait of you life has different paint combinations and brush strokes.
11/3/2018Daily Motivation - Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open
Happiness is a choice! I wonder how many people would realize that? We were born into this world being happy. Just watch babies and younger children, they are happy and eager to explore the world. Everybody would agree that we all would love to be happy with our families, finances, health, relationships and everything that surrounds us. Why aren't we? The door to happiness is always open. When our lives run smoothly, we are happy. But watch what happens when our life takes an abrupt turn. What happens to our happiness? Does this mean despair? No. We become negative over what happened, we feel distracted, depressed and frustrated, but we should never give up.
11/2/2018Daily Motivation - If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other
LOVE IS PEACE - There is one big problem with humanity. And yes, I am talking about you, me, and everybody who considers themselves part of the human race. The majority of us human creatures lack empathy. We have stopped caring for each other, in order to get ahead of the next guy, to boast, hey I am better than you guys. But most of the time we forget that being more skillful, or more successful does not mean being superior to anybody. Never forget, we are all the same, and we should love everyone around us as an equal. Love and Empathy are the real measures of greatness, not power. We want no harm to be done to us, but do not care about others? Where is the golden rule, when we need it. For what purpose do we want to gain power and create an illusive environment around us, at the expense of others that are in the way?
11/1/2018Daily Motivation - I trust in the process of life
Everything Comes At It's Own Time - Life is a process, or a journey if you like. A baby will be born, crawl, talk, take the first steps up until he or she turns into a grown adult. Most people find themselves struggling in life and unhappy because they tried to rush it. It is necessary that we appreciate every stage of life and enjoy every little thing that comes with it until we outgrow it. Enjoy your life when young, travel the world, meet new people and pursue different interests as you try to find your footing. Do not be uptight, treating life like a rehearsal because then you will miss out on the fun part of it.
10/31/2018Daily Motivation - If it is still in your mind, it's worth taking a risk
Take the Risk and Pursue Your Dreams - Like a lot of people we choose to follow a certain path in life, but along the way we give up. Maybe because of new interests, or changed priorities, or unforeseeable circumstances. But there are some desires and dreams that just don't go away, however much we try to ignore or run away from them. Some of these dreams could be something like pursuing a different career path, trying a new venture, or going after the person we are attracted to. If you find that such thoughts are still in your mind several months, or even years down the road, then it might be worth taking the risk, and pursuing those desires.
10/30/2018Daily Motivation - I calmly release my stress into the wind
Techniques Of Reducing Stress - What is stress? "Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances." Stress can basically be defined as the response we have when facing circumstances that force us to act, change, or adjust in some way to keep things balanced. Stress can be caused by both good and bad experiences. Some of them make us happy while others leave us frustrated. Stress can be beneficial when it is in the right dose. However, it can be very detrimental when it becomes excessive, and lasting for a period of time. It can harm our health, happiness, performance, and our relationships.
10/29/2018Daily Motivation - If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything
The Art of Real Honesty - Truth! A five letter word that we wish would make the world run! A clear word that wins you respect, trust, and favor. A tiny word that brings to you friends that are worthy of your character and your direction in life. Truth is a virtue that will help you live a stress free life, with no fear of repercussions. Many people have had to live a life of mastering lies upon lies, in order to escape the disgrace of being found out. Yes, some may have succeeded at it, and still survived up till now, but they live in constant fear of what might happen to them the next day, or hour or minute. People who tell lies put a huge burden on their backs, and have to twist words and use tricks in order to get through the day.
10/28/2018Daily Motivation - I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots
The Greatness of Human Interaction - It is impossible to deny how the new technology has literally transformed the way the human race lives and communicates. Right now, as long as we have an online connection or a smart phone, anyone can instantly reach another person around the globe, thanks to the various social media platforms. All these electronic approaches of interaction have different ways to facilitate effective communication. However, along with the ease of communicating comes the immense threat to our personal human interaction.
10/27/2018Daily Motivation - I feel that luck is preparation meets opportunity
Preparation and Opportunity - With all the twists and turns on life’s highway, being prepared can become a daunting task when we don’t know what’s waiting for us just around the next bend in the road. Oftentimes, preparation is a benefit we gain through living, loosing, and learning what it takes, not only to survive, but to succeed. We learn what unique attributes we as individuals posses, that will keep us moving forward, when our feet get weary and the road gets long. These trials in life are an essential opportunity to get to know ourselves, our talents, and our strengths a little bit better with every win or loss. They give us the personal preparation and know-how to succeed when faced with new trials in the future. After all, it’s only after we have tasted defeat that we know what it takes to win.
10/26/2018Daily Motivation - I strive to be self-disciplined
Self-Discipline is Crucial to Success in life - When we were younger, our parents were always on hand to keep us in line, when we did something wrong. In a way, because of our very nature as children, we got used to acting properly around them, but being total brats when they were not around. Some will say that it is a stage that everyone goes through. That is true, however, when we grow older, will we still wait for someone to watch over us, in order to act properly? Growing up means taking responsibility for our behavior, and our life. Self discipline is very important in leading a successful life.
10/25/2018Daily Motivation - I am excited about my life
4 Tips To Spark Excitement In Your Life and Live It To The Fullest - "You live only once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West - Most of us believe that we only have one life. And that life is short. We can either live it, or waste it on things that do not matter. At the end of our life, we never regret not making enough money or achieving more success. But we will always regret not having lived the life the way we always wanted. And the truth is, we never know when the end will come. So it is better to live our life today. Don't postpone it for tomorrow. Following are tips to start living, and put new excitement into your life right now.
10/24/2018Daily Motivation - I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was
Like many people, you might be confused when you read, "I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was". I mean, how can you possibly be great, before you even achieved anything? To a lot of people, it may appear like wishful thinking, or too bold of an attitude, or even arrogant. But the truth is that the quote is actually true. Unfortunately, many are yet to understand it. You see, it is all about positive thinking. Every human being will go through ups and downs in life, twists and turns, and bumps on the road. There will be times when nothing seems to work. And yes, you will have to deal with imbalances in your body, mind, and soul. But by thinking positively, you draw your inner energy that inspires you to move on, no matter what the challenges are.
10/23/2018Daily Motivation - Your philosophy of life is evident in your actions
Our daily actions always show a direct link to our life's philosophy, and our commitment to a better and more meaningful life. Our philosophy is a vision of our life, and our life purpose. Everything we do should be based on our purpose, if we want to be true to ourselves. Most people follow the flavor of the day. They take their lead from what is happening around them, the movies they watch, the soap operas on television, with a sprinkle of the evening news. What is your life purpose? How many people do you know, who actually sat down to think about their life, and the purpose they want their life to reflect?
10/22/2018Daily Motivation - I am beautiful inside and out
As much as we would like to appear beautiful and attractive to the people that we encounter on a daily basis, we should always work at improving our inner beauty. How beautiful we are on the inside depends on the strength of our character, and the principles we build our lives on. People might devalue us, or be attracted to us, based on our outer beauty and our appearance. They will always value us for our characters and the principles that we stand for. Every individual is unique, and wonderfully made. We possess unique attributes and personalities that no one else among the seven billion people across our planet has. This fact alone should make us stand tall and be proud, because we are one-of-a-kind.
10/21/2018Daily Motivation - Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune
The Master Key To All Round Success - Self Education - Let me ask you, would you rather be a person with seven diplomas, or more, and a relatively low wage job, with a jerk for a boss, or would you fancy to be a self-made millionaire, who carves the road to his own destiny, unhinged from the mediocrity of formal education? Don't get me wrong, highly educated people might be able to afford a decent meal at a posh restaurant, but wouldn’t you rather own the entire restaurant? The fine line between these two scenarios is only separated by countless years in a mundane education system, and getting a head start in life early on.
10/20/2018Daily Motivation - I accept myself wholly and completely
Accepting yourself wholly and completely entails valuing every part of yourself unconditionally. You have to be able to value both the good parts, and those parts that you think need to be strengthened. Unfortunately for many people, self-acceptance is a hard thing to do, especially when they look at the mistakes they make. But the good news is that self-acceptance is something that can be nurtured. It is a process that starts with acknowledging the judgments you usually make about yourself, and then being able to soften those judgments. We have to recognize that this process is a skill that you can practice, as opposed to being an inborn trait, that you either have or do not have.
10/19/2018Daily Motivation - Everything you can imagine is real
The power of imagination - The power to imagine is an inherent gift within every person. Each one of us can imagine. All great paintings, buildings, cars, songs, or movies begun with an image in somebody's mind. The ability to create something in our minds is one of the most powerful tools man has been given. Think about a world where there is no imagination! What a dull world that would be. People sometimes call dreams imaginations. And rightly so. Dream, imagine, the kind of life you want to live, and the world you want to belong to. Then make all your dreams come true.
10/18/2018Daily Motivation - Each and every day I feel fulfilled and joyful
How to Feel Fulfilled and Joyful Every Day - Feeling fulfilled and joyful each day is something that everyone throughout the world regardless of their background yearns to achieve. Call it bliss, joy, happiness, delight, ecstasy, elation, euphoria, the name does not matter, it is THE feeling we want to experience. In achieving the highest fulfillment, we first need to ask ourselves these questions: - What makes me joyful now? - How fulfilled am I on a daily basis? - What can I do to increase the feeling? - How do I react to negative happenings?
10/17/2018Daily Motivation - I check my pulse and if I can find it, I know I've got a chance
Finding Hope Even When The Odds Are Against Us - Sometimes in life we get knocked down by tragedies or adverse circumstances. The normal reaction for most people is usually to give up, viewing their setbacks as the final straw. Some people choose to focus on the bad things rather than finding hope in the unlikeliest of situations to overcome setbacks. Challenges will always be with us, because I doubt that there is anyone in the entire universe who has a perfect life. Even if we are rich in material wealth, there is always the possibility that we can still suffer physical and emotional pain, and in some cases money will not even be the solution to those challenges.
10/16/2018Daily Motivation - Each day I strive to learn something new
Life is constantly changing, and different aspects of our daily routine change with it. Things related to our professional lives and even our hobbies are affected by those changes. Unfortunately, we may not even be aware of the changes that are taking place. There is a thin line between success and failure and learning something new on a daily basis can essentially offer new possibilities through simply altering how we view things. It need not be anything overwhelming, but just a new bit of small, but interesting information that could change our life forever.
10/15/2018Daily Motivation - Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads & empty hearts can do that
Tips To Practice Positive Thinking - Early in life children have great aspirations. They want to emulate mom or dad, and become like them. Some want to be fire fighters, astronauts, or movie stars. Growing older, reality sets in. Or perhaps I should say conditioning sets in, from parents, schooling, church, and, not to forget, the media. They learn how to be victims of their circumstances. Little do they know that circumstances should never be a hindrance toward achieving our goals in life. Challenges are part of life. It is stuff that we can deal with as it comes up. It is no refection on who we are.
10/14/2018Daily Motivation - Happiness depends upon ourselves
Aristotle, the great thinker of the past, believed that the purpose of our being is to find happiness. He believed that the goal of life is to be happy, and this happiness depends entirely on the individual. It is never about what happens to us, or the events around us. We are responsible for our happiness. It is always a choice that we make. The challenges in our lives should never be a hindrance to our happiness. When we make the decision to be happy, the universe will conspire and help us to experience that joy. It should always be our goal in life to find the happiness within ourselves, and never in the events of our lives. We wish our lives away when we get involved in linking our happiness to different stages in our lives.
10/13/2018Daily Motivation - Being successful is my natural state
Does Success Come Naturally? - Ever taken the time thinking about how your subconscious mind manifests itself in your daily life? All goals you want to achieve, start as an idea. Having positive thoughts and visualization prepares your mind to turn the goals to a successful conclusion. Sometimes you may wonder why other people have success in life, while you fail in some of your undertakings. Does this mean that you are cursed? No one is cursed, unless you call "stinking thinking" a curse. I am talking about a negative mindset, because everything starts in your mind.
10/12/2018Daily Motivation - Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
What is one of the most common themes in the lives of all of the great individuals in the human history? No matter when these extraordinary people lived, almost all of them had a hard time presenting their innovative ideas to the people around them. This includes artists, forward-thinking leaders, scientist and pretty well everyone else, who ever dreamt of a better world, and had the desire to make these dreams come true. Almost all of these people experienced resentment and rejections from many others who wanted to hold onto the status quo. This has been true since before the dawn of civilization, and it is still true today.
10/11/2018Daily Motivation - For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness
Tips On How To Manage Your Anger - There are many encounters in our daily lives. Some of them make us happy and others leave us with frustrations, or even outright anger. Living a life full of anger is a waste of our own time and energy, that would be better spent on something more productive. Prolonged anger can be very detrimental to our health. How can we avoid anger, or deal with it?. The following tips will help us tame our anger, so we remain happy most of the time.
10/10/2018Daily Motivation - Having Less Than I Need Drives Me To Work Harder
I consider myself lucky because I know the life I want to live, and the kind of life I want to wake up to on a daily basis. I look at different neighborhoods as a way of reminding myself what is possible if I work a little harder. I have a list of everything I want to achieve in life, and this has become my daily motivation. Every minute when I feel less motivated, all I need to do is look at that list, and visualize the fulfillment my dreams.
10/9/2018Daily Motivation - Everything is Possible - Think Possibilities
We are the sculptors of our destiny. We have the ability to drive our future into any direction we desire, but often we give up on our dreams for fear of failure, and fear of the unknown. But you can achieve anything you desire by having the right mindset and a strong will to pursue it. Some of the greatest individuals, past or present, neither had an exemplary childhood, nor did they attend the best colleges or universities in the world. They have one thing in common though, a commitment to their dreams.
10/8/2018Daily Motivation - Even If You Fall On Your Face, You're Still Moving Forward
One of the most common attributes that successful people share in common, is the virtue of perseverance. If you are going to look into the lives of high-achieving people, you will realize that they had to go through a lot of failures before they gained their current status. What does this teach us? Well, first of all, falling flat on your face doesn't mean it's the end of everything. The road towards success is filled with potholes and roadblocks. What you need to do is keep on moving forward, no matter what. Always keep in mind that if you fall, you can still get up and continue your journey.
10/7/2018Daily Motivation - Good things happen to me every day
In life, there are times when negativity seems to surround us, smothering our dreams and destroying our hope. But if we become more observant, we will see that the present moment is filled with a lot of beauty. We can either allow this negativity to saturate us, and hold us back, or we can let our positive attitude propel us forward. When we allow negativity to suffocate our dreams, we start to accept it as a way of life. It is very true that we cannot control what happens to us, but we certainly can control how you react to it.
10/6/2018Daily Motivation - He who has a why to live can bear almost any how
Tips On How To Find Your Life's Purpose - We face many challenges in our lives every day. Most of them are minor, but major challenges can make us feel like giving up. At a time like this, we are really tested, and can show what we are made of. People with a strong purpose in life have a much better chance to get through rough spots in their lives. When we have developed a purpose in our life, we are less likely to feel discouraged. We will remain optimistic, and stay focused on life. What is your purpose in life? If you are still working on finding your purpose, here are a few points that may help you...
10/5/2018Daily Motivation - Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need
Go out of your way give to those in need - The world we are living in today is full of self-centered people. Everything that people are doing is aimed at benefiting themselves alone. Sometimes it seems that we live in a dog-eat-dog world. Is this the way we were meant to live? The world can be a better place if we all became a little more generous. By going out of our way to help our friends or neighbors in whatever they need, we will do more for them than we can ever imagine. Good deeds never go unrewarded, whatever good we do to others, comes back to us tenfold or more.
10/4/2018Daily Motivation - Enthusiasm permeates whatever I do
To be enthusiastic means we are inspired by a cause, which could be our dreams, or our purpose in life. Enthusiasm is an intense enjoyment of what we do. When we have enthusiasm for our goals and dreams, we will do anything to make it happen. If we lack some skills that are required, we show a willingness to learn, and want to become the best at what we do. Work will not feel like work at all. It becomes a pleasure to pursue our objectives, because we love what we do. With enthusiasm we tackle every aspect of our endeavor, and we do it with excellence. Our enthusiasm will be visible to everybody around us. They will wonder what we are up to.
10/3/2018Daily Motivation - Common Sense Is not So Common
What is common sense? Somebody once told me that common sense is what the general population on this planet lacks. Food for thought! Talking about food. Would you blame obesity, which is rampant today, on the fast food industry? Or would the answer be that people should know that fatty foods make them fat? The essence of common sense is in those questions. The best definition I found was on Wikipedia, "Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by ("common to") nearly all people and can reasonably be expected of nearly all people without any need for debate."
10/2/2018Daily Motivation - Remember fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind
7 Ways to Overcome Fear and Improve Your Life - When fear takes over our lives, it expresses in all kind of different forms, gloom, depression, despair, and discouragement, among others. Where do we find the fear? Fear is a mental habit, that only resides in our minds. It simply does not exist anywhere else. Fear enters our mind when we start having negative thoughts, and negative feelings. And these thoughts translate into negative expectations.
10/1/2018Daily Motivation - Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school
The Real Meaning of Education - Education is very important in our development as a person. But do all of us know what education really means? When we were kids, we probably heard countless warnings for us to study hard. But when parents are asked why education is important, most of them will say it is for us to be able to get a good job. But is the reason for us to get a good job the real purpose of education? Do we really go to school just to be able to survive?
9/30/2018Daily Motivation - Don't re-open old wounds in order to examine their origins. Leave them healed
Healing on physical terms refers to the body's recovery, whether towards regaining health or that of a wound. On the other hand, it can also refer to something more of a deep emotional wound, which almost everyone knows, that the pain due to an injury or cut is nothing compared this miserable feeling of an emotional wound! Despite this truth, why do people tend to hang on to the past, rummaging through bad experiences, and even attempt to re-open old wounds? What's past is past. It is gone. We cannot change it.
9/29/2018Daily Motivation - Every obnoxious act is a cry for help
Ever noticed how kids throw tantrums when things don't go their way? Did you know that adults behave the same way, except they use a different technique. If you live with an obnoxious person, you know what I am talking about? Or perhaps your boss exhibit obnoxious behavior occasionally? It can be a nasty affair, so I am suggesting to add a little humor to the situation. Of course, I do not mean that literally, but create a little humor in your mind to make it easier to deal with. Imagine the person with a silly cartoon face, or even in diapers. It might also help to dilute the nasty things that might be said. After all they are the ones with the problem, not you.
9/28/2018Daily Motivation - Demonstrating self reliance increases my confidence
Self-reliance and self-confidence are two words very closely related, whereby one can’t do without the other. In other words self-reliance and self-confidence are dependent qualities. Let's define each one: SELF-RELIANCE - Self-reliance means depending on our own inner strength, abilities, power and resources to overcome the daily challenges. SELF-CONFIDENCE - Self-confidence on the other hand is trusting in our own abilities and judgement. These two qualities are very important in our self-improvement.
9/26/2018Daily Motivation - Do what you want with what you have where you are
Work With What You Have To achieve Great Results - Many times people harbor dreams of success and a good life but never really take realistic steps towards achieving them. The main excuse is that they lack the resources, and are waiting for the right time to pursue their dreams. There is never a right time to chase your dreams, because time waits for no man. Many people around the world today have enormous wealth, and successful businesses, not because they inherited some big chunk of money, but because they had the drive to start with whatever little resources they had at the time.
9/25/2018Daily Motivation - Consistency The Key To Success
When a person lacks the natural talent or ability for something, the best way to attain success is through consistent effort and practice. A less gifted footballer, for instance, can do well on the field in a competitive match, even better than the more talented individuals, because of consistent practice. The same player will be selected again and again because of the consistent performances, while others may have one great game, but are relegated to the bench, because of inconsistent efforts, in-spite of their natural talent.
9/25/2018Daily Motivation - Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality
Learn about the true power of commitment - Do you know the real power of commitment? If there is no commitment, there are only hopes and promises, and we will not transform our hopes and promises into reality. When we are committed, our words not only become the driving force of your actions, but also create a high degree of personal discipline. The real power of commitment is huge. It focuses our mind on the one thing that becomes our purpose in life.
9/24/2018Daily Motivation - Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance. But simply because they no longer lead somewhere
Adopting to Change in Life - Life is like a moving wind, ever changing. The life we live today differs from the life we lived yesterday, and of that we will live tomorrow. But what happens when we keep looking back, and keep our eyes and minds on yesterday’s successes and failures? Most likely our tomorrows will lose some meaning, and the happiness we could enjoy today is diminished by looking back. Do yesterday’s worries and disappointments have any role to play today or in our tomorrow? Nothing more than a lesson learned.
9/23/2018Daily Motivation - By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail
The key to success is in planning - When we see successful people in life, either in terms of financial status or in a business career, we admire them for the success they have achieved. We envision of having the same type of success for ourselves, with a sense of fulfillment, and a life lived on purpose. Seeing the appearances of success, we must not forget that success does not come by chance. It is a deliberate, and well planned out journey with a desired end objective. By planning for success, we design a well defined path, complete with goals, toward our desired achievements.
9/22/2018Daily Motivation - By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before
Let us talk about one of the things that holds the key to transforming yourself and the world around you ... being yourself. Many people lack self-esteem, and as a result, they do not lead the satisfying lives that they really want. They also find it difficult to help or influence others. If that describes you, please listen closely. You are a unique, one of a kind human being. Your personality is unlike anybody else's, which makes you as important in this world as anyone else.
9/21/2018Daily Motivation - Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs
Run After Your Dream! - Have you ever felt lost as if what you do is getting you nowhere? At some point in our lives, we all have felt as if we had no purpose or sense of direction. We end up simply living by the moment, relaxing, and procrastinating. We all want positive change in life, but without a goal and an ambition, we are stuck in the starting blocks.
9/20/2018Daily Motivation - Believe you can, and you are halfway there
Believing in ourselves is a major factor in our self-motivation. A self-motivated person has the confidence to step out of their comfort zone. The belief in our abilities gives us the faith to enter uncharted territories. Being our number one fan starts a fire deep inside of us that gives us the strength to withstand the toughest situations, and nothing can stop us, to forge ahead and follow our dream.
9/19/2018Daily Motivation - A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also wrong
As children, we often have a somewhat misleading view of the world. We naively see the adults we interact with, be they parents, teachers, and other grown ups, as perfect beings capable of doing no wrong. The way adults react to what we do makes us think that perfection is an attainable ideal, especially because they are our role models. At this point in our lives, we also lack the capacity to tell what is right or wrong, and this makes us blind to the mistakes adults make.
9/18/2018Daily Motivation - Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional
Tips To Overcome Challenges In Your Life - We can probably agree that even the most enthusiastic, energetic and optimistic people we know need some encouragement from time to time. Our lives are full of challenges. These challenges should not make us weaker or lose interest in life. But they should make us strong to face life head on. Most people find it difficult to accept and deal with these challenges. Running away from them is the worst thing we can do. Choose not to be defeated by following these tips.
9/17/2018Daily Motivation - Being ambitious makes my life better
Ambition is a strong desire to be successful, coupled with determination and hard work. It is the fuel that keeps us driving towards our destiny, making it essential in order to excel in everything that we do, culminating in a rewarding and happy life. Successful people are driven by a positive desire and an optimistic heart, that enhances their lives day after day.
9/16/2018Daily Motivation - A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty
In difficult situations, a pessimist sees only the obstacles to his or her goals. On the other hand, an optimist sees every barrier as a stepping stone, a lesson towards achieving his or her goals. As a matter of fact, optimistic attitudes is what determines the extent of our success, while pessimistic attitudes is what kills our dreams. There are benefits that come from being an optimist, but also from being a pessimist.
9/15/2018Daily Motivation - A good friend will always stabs you in the front
In a world where sincere friends are few and far between, it is always refreshing to come across an ally who doesn't hesitate to criticize and correct whenever we go astray. Thanks to our fast-paced and competitive lifestyle, where we are all striving to get ahead in life, drive better cars, live in bigger homes, or look more affluent than our colleagues, nowadays most of the people that we think of as our friends, would rather see us fail than point out our shortcoming to help us.
9/14/2018Daily Motivation - A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality
The world is a better place today because of the dreamers. Great men and women of the past who had a vision, who had a dream and collaborated with others who believed in their vision. They achieved momentous milestones in life, which changed people's lives around the world. No man is an island. This saying holds a lot of truth in it. You too can dream of big ideas and share it with other like minded people. The results may not only change others’ lives, but they also will reinforce your belief that nothing is impossible to achieve. If you can dream it, you can achieve almost any goal, with the help of a good team.
9/13/2018Daily Motivation - Being resourceful is important to me
Why We Must Be resourceful - What does it mean to be resourceful? What is the importance of it? Can we be resourceful without even knowing what the whole thing is all about? Resourcefulness is simply the ability to cope with unfavorable situations and make the best out of them. To some, this may sound rather oppressing. However, if we understand the importance of being resourceful, all our endeavors will turn into fun and success.
9/12/2018Daily Motivation - I am confident about what I have to offer the world
All The World's A Stage, And You Have An Important Part In It! - Have you ever wondered how famous personalities seem to radiate an aura of self-assuredness, speaking in an indirect language saying to us, "Look at me! I am important and I have something that society and the whole world needs!" Their secret? They have found the one thing that we have been looking for all our lives.
9/11/2018Daily Motivation - An abundant future awaits me
If you ever hope of living the life of your dreams, you have to create an abundant mindset. An abundant frame of mind is the difference between leading an ordinary life and an extraordinary one! You have to be absolutely sure that the future holds nothing but great things for you. Every cell in your body has to believe that you will have everything that you desire! If you ever encounter difficulties in achieving your goals, you should not let them faze you and weaken your faith.
9/10/2018Daily Motivation - A light heart lives long
How to be Light-hearted in a Challenging World - Someone with a light heart is always cheerful and carefree. We may yearn to be the same way, but sometimes it seems impossible. With the everyday challenges, which may include family, financial, or even dealing with illnesses, among other things. It is almost impossible to be always cheerful under these circumstances. Almost! But it is possible.
9/9/2018Daily Motivation - Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try
Life is full of opportunities. We would be silly if we were to shy away from something, simply because we are afraid to fail. Trying different things in our life can not only be exciting, but necessary to gain experiences in various areas of life. Otherwise, we might end up being naive, dull and inexperienced.
9/8/2018Daily Motivation - I have the power to change myself
Becoming the best You, you can be - Whenever we are facing challenging times, the world seems like a lonely place, with little hope. Even at times like these, everything we need to make a change in our life is already at our fingertips. We are created in a way that all the resources that we need to make a positive change in our lives, are already with us, right now.
9/7/2018Daily Motivation - A man's character may be learned from the adjectives he habitually uses in conversation
If we want to live a happy, positive, and abundant life, one of the key factors is our mindset, and our attitude toward life. We want to guard our minds from negative influences. Here is a fun way to get to know our friends and acquaintances, and even family members, to see how supportive and helpful they would be in our effort to improve our lives. What kind of character do they have? Are they positive or negative?
9/6/2018Daily Motivation - My cherfulness is contagious
Deciding to be cheerful is simply amazing for our well-being. But what if I tell you that it is equally awesome for other people who are around us? Yes, that's right! Cheerfulness is like the sun, the one object that brightens up everything it touches. The sun energizes our bodies and makes us feel better. When the sun comes up after a rainy night, we wake up and smile, as if to say "ah, there is hope as long as the sun rises!"
9/5/2018Daily Motivation - Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong
You’ve probably heard people talk of how the rich use other people to enrich themselves. This might be true in rare cases, but this is not really what happens. As a single entrepreneur, we can only do so much by ourselves. If we want to develop our ideas and bring them to market, we need the help of many people with various skills to make it happen. When we employ other people, there is no limit to what we can achieve. We can grow our business beyond borders, all we need to do is find the right people to work with us.
9/4/2018Daily Motivation - A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself
Daily interactions are part of our everyday life, ranging from just gesturing a slight nod to smiling at someone, communicating while maintaining professionalism, making new acquaintances, and developing deeper relationships. Of all the people we meet and friends we have, and those we've come to know better, whom are we likely to listen to? Is it best to go with the new trends, and typically think that the advice of others is more valuable? Who should we trust most? The best answer should really be no other than ourselves!
9/3/2018Daily Motivation - A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool
Let's accept the fact that each day we will make mistakes, and that making mistakes is more than okay. It is our nature as humans to err, and getting things wrong is part of the learning process. The most successful people in the world are regular and major risk takers. They are able to take these risks, because they accept the fact that they don't know everything, and that from time to time they are guaranteed to miss the mark.
9/2/2018Daily Motivation - How to be joyful in life
Every successful person had failures at some point in their life, and every happy person had sad moments in life at one point or another. What makes them different? They did not allow their negative experiences in life to change them, or their goals in life. We can all relate to them. We have challenges in life, some are minor, but others are more serious, and some of these events may rob us of our joy in life. They could even make us feel worthless, thus we are getting down on ourselves. But how can we wrestle with our challenges in a state of misery, and still be joyful, despite of what is happening?
9/1/2018Daily Motivation - Today is the first day of the rest of your life
Now is the best time to turn your attention to your future. Have you set your goals for your life, to achieve your dreams? Goals for the next year, next month, and next week? What strategies do you have laid out to accomplish those desires? Are your goals taking you closer to your dreams? - Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
8/31/2018Daily Motivation - Money Flows To Me
Imagine yourself as a magnet for cash, as a magnet for all the wealth the universe has to offer. This process will open your eyes to the vast range of opportunities that present themselves each and every day. Maintaining a positive mindset, especially when it comes to your financial well-being, is essential for seeing that the universe is both generous and on your side. This generosity leads you to create positive change, grow your wealth, and share your abundance.
8/29/2018Daily Motivation - I Follow Through With My Commitments
Keeping your word is one of the best things that you can do to build strong relationships and a reliable network. Surprisingly, it also intensifies the power of your words. When you say something and follow through, you will start seeing positive results in other areas of your life as well. Making promises to yourself, for instance, will have a higher meaning, as you are working towards improving your life.
8/29/2018Daily Motivation - And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years
Time spent on this earth is of no importance unless we are committed to making each and every day count. This can be as simple as having a positive impact on the lives of others, or it can be as complex as perfecting a talent through decades of persistent practice. Regardless of how long our life is going to be, we have to make an effort to do something that matters.
8/28/2018Daily Motivation - A spirit of positivity infuses my life
Capturing the essence of a positive mindset - The world is a strange place indeed. We spend so much time trying to achieve our goals and dreams, work relentlessly toward them, yet a single element of negativity is capable of sending us crashing to the ground, our dreams seemingly crushed and shattered. Negativity is a poison in our mind. Taking on a feeling that things will not work out, can render all our efforts futile, and we become despondent, as if someone just popped our balloon.
8/27/2018Daily Motivation - My kindness is a powerful weapon
Kindness - An Excellent Secret Weapon - A weapon is something that makes us feel powerful. It is usually thought of as a tool for aggression or violence. With a weapon, we can face a battle with confidence because we stand higher chance of winning. There is another kind of weapon, that has a long history of solving conflicts, without the violence, that is normally associated with a weapon, and that is kindness.
8/26/2018Daily Motivation - Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy
Take The Risk and Live a Happy Life - Every day is a new beginning, a new chance to rediscover ourselves, and make it the best day of our lives. Unfortunately for most people it is the exact opposite. The beginning of a new day is the continuation of yesterday's pain and suffering, and perhaps even more to come, why? Is it because they fail to take the risk of having a great, fulfilling day? Or is it the fact that they opt by default, to have a miserable day?
8/25/2018Daily Motivation - 10 ways to love - listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise
We talk a lot about love. Love for ones soul mate, wife or husband. Children. Family, and Friends. We express our love in different ways, and for some people it does not come that easy to express their love. Here are ten ways we can show our love in subtle, and not so subtle ways.
8/24/2018Daily Motivation - A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new
Mistakes Are The Real Spices Of Life! Show me a person whose motto is to "play safe, and stay safe", and I will tell you that person hasn't had much excitement in their life. In fact, I might even say, their life could be downright boring! Of course we could all use a little safety, but using common sense in our activities will help for that. But imagine how lifeless and dull our existence would be if all we ever did was well within your comfort zone?
8/23/2018Daily Motivation - 80% of life is showing up
Procrastination is undoubtedly one of the biggest hindrances to becoming successful in life. Most people procrastinate, which explains why very few people manage to become successful in life. When we postpone an important task in favor of something else, or even do nothing at all, we lose one of the most precious resources in life, time. When we consider the fact that anything that is worth while achieving, needs some effort. We must push ourselves to do things we don’t like to do. That is precisely why its so easy to procrastinate.
8/22/2018Daily Motivation - I Live My Life With Courage
There was a point in my life when I had fallen from "grace". I thought I had hit bottom. Nothing was going right and there seemed to be no way out for me. I wallowed in the pain for some time, feeling sorry for myself, and looked for ways to get back on track. I found out that even though I had been burnt, I continued to look for things, but only for things that were known to me. The fear of the unknown was immense. I doubted my own abilities and had started to believe what others were saying, that I could not succeed.
8/21/2018Daily Motivation - Creativity flows from me
Tapping into our creative potential - Some of the most enduring stories throughout history, came from people who had the presence of mind to mobilize the power of creativity. There are many examples of people who had to reach deep inside and marshal their force of creativity in order to emerge from dark, defeating moments. The phoenix rising!
8/20/2018Daily Motivation - Consistency is a Key to My Success
Most of us have one habit that we share. We quickly take credit when things work out great, when we can celebrate minor or major accomplishments. What happens when things go sour. When we drop the ball, or have an outright failure? What is our first reaction? Who messed up here? Who's fault is this? Let's be honest, we try to find a whipping boy, who we can pin the blame on.
8/19/2018Daily Motivation - An idiot can face a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out
Life's Crises Are Nothing But Stepping Stones That Lead To Something Better! Why are we so quick to react and blow things out of proportion when faced with a crisis that seems to come out of nowhere? What are we doing moping about, wailing and shaking our fist at the heavens for? The whole world isn't ending just because something unexpected happened to us and temporarily threw you off track!
8/18/2018Daily Motivation - I am creating the life of my dreams
Have you ever felt like you were treading water, not getting ahead? Do you feel like you are not getting closer to reaching your dreams? Do your dreams look a bit hazy? Has the excitement worn off? Perhaps it is time to take stock of where you are, and put some excitement back into your life by dusting off your dreams, and rekindle your desire to reach for the top.
8/17/2018Daily Motivation - Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light
In our early years in this world, our heart brimmed with joy and wonder. The innocence and purity that dwelt within our sincere heart guided us in whatever we did. That is why our childhoods hold the fondest memories for most of us. However, the blissful existence did not last, it just fizzled out as the years went by.
8/16/2018Daily Motivation - The counterfeit and counterpart of nature is reproduced in art
At first glance one might think that we are talking strictly about artistic values. In fact this is all about life, how we see it, and how it expresses through our feelings and actions. People through their artistic expressions see life in different ways, and what ends up on their canvas is the way they perceive life, how they feel, and how their attitude shapes their thinking.
8/15/2018Daily Motivation - Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature
Be the Flower blossoming a Happy Life - Each one of us wants to lead a happy life. We all appreciate that a positive attitude feels much better than a negative one. But, for some strange reason, we tend to be drawn and attracted to the negative side of life a lot of the time. How can we establish a more positive attitude, and make it a daily habit?
8/14/2018Daily Motivation - A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon
During wars, soldiers fought hard and some died for their countries. When they came home, they were recognized and decorated with ribbons of honor, which showed their levels of achievements, and ranks in the military. In the world of business or in community involvement, people are also working hard, and fighting for the recognition as a leader in their field.
8/13/2018Daily Motivation - What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything
Trying something new can be little intimidating. Perhaps you are thinking of starting your own business, or changing to a more lucrative career. Maybe you want to try something less daunting, like learning how to dance, or singing in front of a group, or finally asking a friend to a dinner date. So many maybes, so many possibilities - yet we often are quick to shut them down with a "what if..." followed by a negative thought.
8/12/2018Daily Motivation - As I look at my past I release all regret and disappointment
Lay Hold of What is Rightfully Yours by Releasing Past Disappointments. Let’s face it, the past will always be with us. Have you been letting it determine how you lead your life? Don’t you think it’s time to get rid of the tag of disappointment, and replace it with one that shouts victory and success? It’s time to get the spring back into your step.
8/11/2018Daily Motivation - Once you choose hope, anything's possible
Sometimes we are faced with difficult situations, and it seems like life is turning against us. At times, when we expect the best, things may turn out different. We may not meet our expectations, or perhaps even face a failure, when we were so sure of our success. We become heartbroken and even lose sight of our goals or dreams.
8/10/2018Daily Motivation - The young man know the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions
As young men or women, we want to learn a trade, or a profession, something we are interested in. For example, we go to a business college, and become knowledgeable about matters related to business. After graduation, we may think that we know everything, because we are trained in our field. We may even think that we can be considered experts, and that we do not need advice or help from anyone.
8/9/2018Daily Motivation - Shame is pride's cloak
In the modern world of instant gratification, also fueled by the pressure to impress others, some people have developed an uncanny way of boasting of their achievements or flaunting their wealth. This breed of otherwise modern and sophisticated persons 'mask' their low self-esteem by downplaying their success with the hope of someone noticing it, and praising them for their humility.
8/8/2018Daily Motivation - I am strong enough to make tough decisions
Every day of our lives we are faced with situations that require us to make decisions. Most of those are of a minor nature. But at times, we have to make tough decisions. Those tough decision can be the ones that will affect our life, and perhaps that of our family, and beyond. It is those kind of decisions, that define our beliefs and our character.
8/7/2018Daily Motivation - I stay calm in the midst of every life storm
There are times when you may feel that a storm is taking you down. Some grave circumstances that make you feel like you cannot survive. Worse, difficulties can happen overwhelmingly on top of one another, like a hurricane of events in your life!
8/6/2018Daily Motivation - I prepare myself for anything that life brings my way
There are many challenges that we will face in our lifetime. Some challenges we will be able to deal with quickly, because they are small enough, while others will be more daunting. We have to be prepared to deal with anything that we may face on our life journey. I am not trying to scare anybody, but let's face it, life is not smooth sailing. Some of you may have noticed that already.
8/5/2018Daily Motivation - Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step
Not knowing what lies ahead in our future, should not keep us from looking ahead at what is possible for us. What is your dream? What is it that you really desire? Are you afraid to take the first step out of your comfort zone, to go after your dream? Are you afraid that you might fall? Although sometimes it may be hard to get back on your feet once you fall, never forget that you - and only you - have the power to get back on your feet, dust yourself off, and confront whatever comes your way, stronger than before.
8/4/2018Daily Motivation - Be the change you want to see in the world
When looking at the world today, we see things that we don't like. Things that, if we had the power, we would change for the better. We see people today going through life unhappy. Unhappy with themselves, unhappy with their financial situation, and they really see no way of changing things. Insecurity, injustice, and intolerance are just some of the factors causing people pain and suffering.
8/3/2018Daily Motivation - Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively, for its hidden assets
Most of us have a constant cloud that hovers around us as we go through our daily routines. In fact, failure is probably our greatest fear, and we often find ourselves avoiding risks, some of which could be opportunities in disguise. We hold on to a failing business because we can’t seem to live with the thought of being regarded a failure. Most of the fears stem from the fact that we are so concerned what others might think of us.
8/2/2018Daily Motivation - If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it
Throughout our daily living, at home or at work, in social gatherings, or our relationships, we encounter situations that cause issues. Have you found yourself, at any point, thinking about what might have gone wrong? How things happened, and what happened next, or how things could have been prevented?
8/1/2018Daily Motivation - The Secret of Happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it
One of the definitions of happiness is, "Happiness, gladness or joy is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy." That sounds like the ultimate experience we can have in our life.
7/31/2018Daily Motivation - My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened
With the state of the economy, and the negative events happening around the world, worry seems to be present in most people's lives. Worry is not limited to world events, though, but we also worry about little things. We hope it does not rain, our hair will get wet. Or worry about the car breaking down. Worry is a negative emotion. Negative thinking and negative emotions will create negative effects in our lives.
7/30/2018Daily Motivation - Whenever I hear It can't be done, I know I am close to success
How do you react to obstacles in the path to your success? Do you get angry, fearful, or do you get more determined? What is your instinct when everyone around you says, this is not going to work, or, this is as far as you will go? Do you just fold your tent and give up? Or does this bring out the best in you?
7/29/2018Daily Motivation - Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships
We live in a day and age where talent is important. But teamwork is exponentially more important. A prime example of that happened in the 2015 NBA finals. LeBron James was outstanding throughout the series, but by himself he could not beat the opposing team. One of the media headlines was, "LeBron James had the worst AWESOME performance in NBA Finals history". It is teamwork that wins championships.
7/28/2018Daily Motivation - Ability is what you are capable of doing - Motivation determines what you do - Attitude determines how well you do it
We can achieve anything, absolutely anything, with the right attitude. Do you believe that? A positive attitude is the only thing in life that guarantees our success. Our ability, our skills will only take us so far. We can upgrade our skill set, in order to achieve more. What drives us to do that? Our success attitude!
7/27/2018Daily Motivation - One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us
The past has very little to do with what will happen in the future. If we had failures in the past, we learn from them and shut the door. If we had successes in the past, we use them as stepping stones, but we don't keep looking back. That part of our life is gone. To achieve our future dreams, we must concentrate on our goals, and on the plans we laid out to achieve those goals.
7/26/2018Daily Motivation - A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd
We live in a day and age where it is treacherous to listen to the crowd if you want to be successful. In order to lead the orchestra or to become that successful entrepreneur, the top executive, or the great artist you always wanted to be, you need to turn your back to the crowd. You will never be a success when following the crowd. The most effective leaders in business, or in any field of endeavor on our planet are those who have learned to do the things that the crowd is unwilling to do.
7/25/2018Daily Motivation - To Fly, We have To Have Resistance
Nothing of value in life comes easy. As human beings we frequently face uncertainty, difficulties, and unpleasant situations, many of which potentially may threaten to undo us. But it is only the wise among us, facing that resistance to move forward, can profit from difficulties or losses, and in essence, use them as stepping stones to achieve bigger and better things in life.
7/24/2018Daily Motivation - Low self esteem is like driving through life with your hand brakes on
Have you ever been so eager to drive to some place and as soon as you hit the freeway, your car simply refuses to pick up the speed? You get frustrated and wonder what is gong on with your car, only to look down and see the hand brake is still engaged. That can be the same feeling of frustration you have, when you are not making any meaningful progress in your life. Even though you believe you have what it takes to become great, you just can't seem to get it together.
7/23/2018Daily Motivation - To repeat what others have said, requires education, to challenge it, requires brains
It takes someone with a good memory to remember what others said yesterday, or even a few minutes ago. A typical student would remember what their teacher said during yesterday’s lesson. To remember something, we need to have proper explanation of a subject. Do we have to reason, or think much about it to remember what other people told us? Most likely, not. This is the act of imparting knowledge to someone, or simply, education, and this happens when others explain something to us.
7/22/2018Daily Motivation - When you come to a roadblock, take a detour
The journey of a thousand steps always begins with the first step. Along the way you will encounter numerous challenges. Challenges that will put your resolve and willpower to the test. Regardless of what kind of challenges you are facing, your positive reactions to those challenges, coupled with your iron will and determination will see you through your entire journey. In the end it is that strong will and determination that makes the difference between winning and loosing.
7/21/2018Daily Motivation - Success doesn't come to you, you go to it
The Secret to Guaranteed Success in Life! Can you name a single thing you have done today to get you closer to your success? If you are like most people, you have a big dream and many goals you would like to achieve in your lifetime. It might be becoming a Millionaire, being the president of a major corporation, or making a scientific discovery.
7/20/2018Daily Motivation - A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song
Within each one of us exists a unique individuality, that is waiting to be expressed. When a bird sings, she is not doing it simply because she can sing, but she sings because she has a song that she wants to shout out to the world. It is the song that comes straight from the heart. That song expresses the birds individuality and it shows her whole authentic, meaningful existence.
7/19/2018Daily Motivation - Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest
When we do the right thing, from simple things like helping an elderly lady across the street, or returning a lost wallet, to bailing someone out of a life-threatening situation, we make people sit up and take notice. Whether people like us or not, they will be pleased with our noble actions. Our good friends will look at us with gratitude, seeing what we have done. While our detractors will be absolutely astonished that we were capable of such a humane act.
7/18/2018Daily Motivation - The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes
A good portion of our lives is spent trying to find answers to important questions that affect our lives. Answers that may help us with the challenges we face on a daily basis. In this relentless quest, many of us are naturally inclined to look for what we have yet to see in our search for solutions to life's challenges, in other words, we are out "seeking new lands".
7/17/2018Daily Motivation - Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are
Malcolm Forbes is one of the more influential people in the world. He is also a very successful entrepreneur, and is well known for publishing the Forbes Magazine. One of his better known quotes is "Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are". His quote is very well portrayed at a poker table. Great poker players know how to act strong, even though they may hold weak cards. Their opponents may think that their own hand is not good enough to win, so they fold.
7/16/2018Daily Motivation - You can't shake hands with a clenched fist
As in times past, wars, riots and crimes seem to continue to mar our generation. It becomes more and more important that we find the path of peace and friendship, that can be followed by people within or surroundings and beyond. To achieve peace and gain trust in each other, an open mind and open hands are essential. We cannot shake hands with a clenched fist, because it is a clear sign of anger that show our preparedness to fight. We must overcome our anger. If we want others to come to us in peace, we have to be peaceful.
7/15/2018 Daily Motivation - The secret to success is making your vocation your vacation
Success and Happiness has little to do with the Promise of a Big Paycheck. People tend to pursue a certain profession because of the promise of a good paycheck. It seemed that we have linked happiness and self-satisfaction to money or the chance of earning more.
7/14/2018Daily Motivation - You can tell a man is clever by his answers. You can tell a man is wise by his questions
Daily Motivation - You can tell a man is clever by his answers. You can tell a man is wise by his questions
7/13/2018Daily Reflections - I use many resources to find the answers to challenges
I know that once I am willing to find a solution, it is possible to identify it, so I use every resource at my disposal to find it. The first place I look for solutions is myself. I like to rely on my aptitude to figure things out, regardless of how difficult they are. I can also count on my creativity to help me in my search.
7/12/2018Daily Motivation - You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be
Daily Motivation - You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be
7/12/2018Daily Reflections - When I start a new venture, I focus on progress
When I operate with my attention on moving forward, I am more likely to achieve success. I avoid getting bogged down by the chaos of planning and preparing for future projects. I keep my mind free of frustration, by focusing on the end result. Tunnel vision has its place in these scenarios. Instead of getting involved in many ventures at once, I work towards one at a time. This approach allows me to commit my undivided attention and energy.
7/11/2018Daily Motivation - Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives
Daily Motivation - Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives
7/11/2018Daily Reflections - Successful colleagues inspire me to be confident in my abilities
There are examples of greatness all around me, and I seek them out each day. Successful colleagues fuel me to fearlessly go after my dreams. Their lives are examples of endless effort leading to victory. I place great value in the mentorship of my employer. Self-made people prove to me that anything I place on my heart is achievable.
7/10/2018Within your heart, keep one secret spot where dreams may go
Within your heart, keep one secret spot where dreams may go
7/10/2018Daily Reflections - I push myself to go further
The sky is the limit for me. I discover new things about my strengths and abilities, whenever I push myself beyond my comfort zone. I am a new person each time I put aside the urge to think with limits. When I open myself up to my truest potential, that is where discovery happens. I get a lot of enjoyment from doing things for the first time.
7/9/2018Daily Motivation - Life is 10 Percent What Happens to You and 90 Percent How You React to It
Daily Motivation - Life is 10 Percent What Happens to You and 90 Percent How You React to It
7/9/2018Daily Reflections - I am unique and that is my gift to the world
I embrace my unique qualities. There is a tendency for people to want to conform, but I believe this is a mistake. It is the unique qualities of each individual that are the most valuable to the world. The characteristics we all share are very common, and might be viewed as less valuable. The things that make me different from others, are the most important.
7/8/2018Daily Motivation - The only rock I know that stays steady, and the only institution I know that works, is the family
Daily Motivation - The only rock I know that stays steady, and the only institution I know that works, is the family
7/8/2018Daily Reflections - Spending time outdoors encourages me to appreciate my blessings
Regardless of the season, I commit time each day to being outside. When I look up at the clear, blue sky, I smile in awe of its magnificence. Its ability to appear the same and create the same impact each day is admirable. I appreciate having that example to emulate in my daily life. Feeling the frigid temperature of winter air reminds me how blessed I am. It shows me that the roof over my head is more than many others have.
7/7/2018Daily Motivation - Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
Daily Motivation - Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
7/7/2018Daily Reflections - I am calm and mindful
My mind is still and quiet, even in turbulent times. The more stressful my environment, the more relaxed I become. I am able to stay level-headed and peaceful during turmoil and anxious moments. I breathe in deeply when I want to bring my mind back to the present. By having my mind in the present, I am able to enjoy everything that is available in that moment.
7/6/2018Daily Motivation - Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar
Daily Motivation - Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar
7/6/2018Daily Reflections - My strength multiplies when I choose to stand on my own
There is power in numbers because support from others provides courage. But there is greater strength when I choose to be independent, and realize my own power. Although I value the support of my friends and family, I recognize that leaning too much on them results in dependency. I like being able to fend for myself. I know that I am strong and valuable.
7/5/2018Daily Motivation - Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality
Daily Motivation - Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality
7/5/2018Daily Reflections - Current obstacles have little impact on my biggest dreams
When I look into my future, I look beyond what is in store for later today or tomorrow. I look far ahead at greater possibilities. It is easy to feel discouraged when looking at my current circumstances, so I avoid doing it. I know that the long road often leads to the greatest successes.
7/4/2018Daily Motivation - Don't give up trying to find your way. But do remember that sometimes it takes bending to avoid breaking
Daily Motivation - Don't give up trying to find your way. But do remember that sometimes it takes bending to avoid breaking
7/4/2018Daily Reflections - A healthy diet leads to consistent physical performance
It is good to nourish my body from the inside out. When I eat consistently healthy, my physical performance is maintained at a high level. I feed my body so I have enough energy to take on my daily routines. Filling my system with fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin C helps me to cope. When I nourish myself from natural sources, my energy is long-lasting.
7/3/2018Daily Motivation - Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else
Daily Motivation - Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else
7/3/2018Daily Reflections - My character is my favorite attire
I am glad that I am a naturally happy person. Maintaining that outlook makes so many things in life easier to navigate. When I wear my happiness on the outside, it is easily seen by others. I like being able to infect a room of people with positive energy. It brings me a sense of satisfaction to see someone smile in response to my gesture of kindness and respect.
7/2/2018Daily Motivation - You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you
Daily Motivation - You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you
7/2/2018Daily Reflections - Listening to the stillness of the night gives me clarity
In the midst of daily chaos, it is difficult to think clearly. But at night, in the stillness, I gain insights. I see answers to my challenges when I soak up the rejuvenating spirit of the quietness. I make plans for the following day, and my future. When I listen to the silence, I am alone in my thoughts. I am able to make wise decisions because I am locked away from external influences.
7/1/2018Daily Motivation - The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you
Daily Motivation - The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you
7/1/2018Daily Reflections - Every day, I expect magic to happen in my life
Amazing things are happening every day all around the world. I expect some of these magical things to happen in my own life. I am just as deserving as anyone else. I believe that each day can bring wonderful things to me. There are many amazing things in life. These include the birth of a child, a growing tree, a new business opportunity, and anything else that inspires awe within me. These awe-inspiring events are all around me. I just need to open my eyes to see them.
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