There are times in our life when we need to be motivated, here are some reminders from Marc Chernoff, author of the great book, Getting Back to Happy with his partner, Angel: Here’s the link.
1. You can press forward long after you can’t. It’s just a matter of wanting it bad enough.
2. Crying doesn’t indicate that you’re weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you’re alive and full of potential.
3. Give up worrying what others think of you. What they think isn’t important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
4. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today and you pay close attention, you’ll often find you’re right.
5. You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
6. A problem is a chance for you to learn.
7. You must see things how they are instead of how you hoped, wished or expected them to be.
8. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Let it Go.
9. Tough times never last, but tough people do.
10. Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
11. Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go.
12. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
13. If it’s out of your control why fret about it? Concentrating on things you can control is how you make good things happen.
14. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
15. Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
What has the world said over time to motivate itself, here are a few of my favourites:
1. The old imagine they are naked public speaking trick reversed because this time you are.
2. You come to that twin fork in the road, take the road less travelled: Hit the road, Jack.
3. If you are going to the gym to find it, turn around, it’s inside you, not in the weight room.
4. The comfort zone is the home of the lounge lizard, not Nobel prize winners: Out of Tower Song.
5. What did you discover after your worst fall?
6. Treat people how you wish them to treat you: Treat me like Somebody.
7. Live out your dreams, they are worth it.
8. One foot in front of each other still means you are on the path of fulfilling your dreams: One Foot.
9. Plan it, then allow for the time it will take.
10. John Michael Green is an American author, vlogger, producer, and educator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his fourth solo novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. The 2014 film adaptation opened at number one at the box office. In 2014, Green was included in Time magazine’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. Another film based on a Green novel, Paper Towns, was released on July 24, 2015: It Hurts.
11. Jim Rohn points out sometimes we may have simply chosen the wrong path.
12. Just, because: Black Coffee.
13. Motivation 101.
14. Makes me think of William Wallace and his wee band of men: Freedom Speech.
15. You can make an excuse and not do what it will take or you can travel forward towards what your dreams in life are.
So a few questions: What stands between you and happiness, Are you holding on to something you need to let go, What is the biggest challenge you face right now and finally, If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently.
The playlist today begins with Ray Charles as we hit the road, then we continue to the musical Tangled. Three newbies to me follow: Tink, Walk the Moon and Emeli Sande. Then the sultry Peggy Lee and we end with Mel Gibson aka William Wallace: You don’t always need a Plan.
To live my life from Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included does not always need a plan, just a way of being. Until we meet again my dear friends, let’s live a motivated life.