When you are scared to tackle an obstacle, close your eyes and pretend that you are a weak old man who regrets not tackling the obstacles he came across in life. When you feel like you might be that old man one day, say to yourself ” I will never be that old man” who will die with regret. Imagine him saying ” I wish I was young again ” and open your eyes. Look at yourself, young and energetic and go tackle that Obstacle.
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
- Albert Camus
No one can motivate anyone to do anything.
All a person can do for another is provide them with incentives to motivate themselves. Here are ten very effective strategies to help you get up and get moving toward actualizing your enormous, untapped potential.
- Be willing to leave your comfort zone. The greatest barrier to achieving your potential is your comfort zone. Great things happen when you make friends with your discomfort zone
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Wisdom helps us avoid making mistakes and comes from making a million of them.
- Don’t indulge in self-limiting thinking. Think empowering, expansive thoughts.
- Choose to be happy. Happy people are easily motivated. Happiness is your birthright so don’t settle for anything else.
- Spend at least one hour a day in self-development. Read good books or listen to inspiring tapes. Driving to and from work provides an excellent opportunity to listen to self-improvement tapes.
- Train yourself to finish what you start. So many of us become scattered as we try to accomplish a task. Finish one task before you begin another.
- Live fully in the present moment. When you live in the past or the future you aren’t able to make things happen in the present.
- Commit yourself to joy. C.S. Lewis once said, “ Joy is the serious business of heaven.”
- Never quit when you experience a setback or frustration. Success could be just around the corner.
- Dare to dream big dreams. If there is anything to the law of expectation then we are moving in the direction of our dreams, goals and expectations.
- The real tragedy in life is not in how much we suffer, but rather in how much we miss, so don’t miss a thing.
- Charles Dubois once said, “We must be prepared, at any moment, to sacrifice who we are for who we are capable of becoming.”
Our attitude impacts everything. It sits at the heart of everything we do and will most likely become our reality. However, it’s not always easy to hold a positive attitude. And that’s why we need to pay attention to cultivate our attitude each day, at each moment, and in each thought. This is easier when there’s a deep awareness that a positive attitude is really good for me, it’s good for my wellbeing, my relationship with myself, others and the world around me.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
I was reading the Little House series by Laura Wilder for the, well I can’t really remember. I have been reading these books since the 4th grade after one of my mother’s friends gave me those, back to the story, I was reading the first book and then just read about the wolves which her father was showing her and then remembered this story that will suit to the situation perfectly. Imagine Laura’s father showing her the wolves and saying..
There is a battle between two wolves inside each one of us goes on all the times.
First wolf is the Evil character wolf; it produces germs of anger, envy, sorrow, greed, arrogance, stress, lies and tension in our minds. Whereas, the second one is Good character wolf; it generates the energy for hope, peace, happiness, truth, generosity and ethics in our mind, heart and soul.
Laura asked, so who wins the battle? Father replied, the one which you feed more!
The story has a superb driving force motivating us to do our self audit. The question is that which wolf we feed daily and how much? If we surround ourselves in negative character people, do back biting, leg pulling, learning tricks to deceive people and talk pessimist events or ideas then definitely we are strengthening the Evil Wolf. On the contrary, if we spend our times with nice and positive people, read good books, focus on solutions, and assist people in resolving their problems then we are encouraging the Good Wolf to overcome the Evil one. In the long run, the Wolf represents our character because eventually our character gets molded either in to a Good Wolf or Evil Wolf.
Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap.