LAST CUP OF MOTIVATION: "As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go." -- Jim Rohn
You are the LEAD. So then, start right wherever you are and let's BUILD on it. Keep stretching.
I have found that we need to surround ourselves with people with the positive attitudes and desire to succeed. One of the best quotes I can think of came from Jim Rohn. He said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."
Think about your selection of your friends and make them count! My mom used to say, "Birds of a feather flock together." ; )
MORNING CUP OF MOTIVATION: Turn your Adversities into your Advantage. LOVE your way through it! Love flows from the Inside to Outside. Not from OUTSIDE to inside.
Do you LOVE yourself, truly from within?
TOP 10 Check List:
#1. I Don't Pretend for the sake and opinions of others
#2. I Keep things Real with myself. NO Secrets.
#3. I No longer "people please" at my own demise
#4. I take a STAND for my beliefs and feelings
#5. I Refuse to have a Victim Mindset
#6. It's not easy, but I always choose to forgive myself
#7. I have a desire to keep learning + growing
#8. I love my body. It's the only place I have to live
#9. I am a work in Progress!
#10. If it's NOT adding then it's Subtracting. I keep that in focused.
When we are ATTRACTIVE on the inside we attract more LOVE on the outside!
MID DAY CUP OF MOTIVATION: "What you believe about yourself, What you think about yourself, determines everything about yourself. Your self-image is the lid on your potential.
Everyday is another opportunity to RE-DEFINE our IMAGE. When our environment changes and our inputs change. If we can shift our perspectives we can refine the right focus. Let's keep working on it.
Today is not the end of your life. It's the BEGINNING. Ready?
MORNING CUP OF MOTIVATION:
Don't make it complicated. When in doubt, Just DO the RIGHT thing. Focus on what adds to you and less of what will subtract from you. Keep it simple.
What are you going to get accomplished today, what are you willing to sacrifice to set and reach your goals. I really want to know, there is no better time than the present to make a change in your life. This is about you, regardless if you are married, single, with partner, kids. etc...If YOU are not in the place of peace and good mind how can YOU be ready to move forward.
This is between me and you ;-) firstname.lastname@example.org
The power of enthusiasm
Your life is a great and wonderful experience, so don’t be afraid to show some genuine, infectious enthusiasm for it. The world is filled with outstanding opportunities, and you can make the most of those opportunities by being enthusiastic about them.
Yes, sometimes you might look a little bit silly. However, it’s much better to be laughed at for being enthusiastic than to be pitied and avoided for being dull.
Enthusiasm keeps you young, energizes your days, and attracts positive people to your efforts. Enthusiasm keeps you focused on moving forward, even when there are obstacles and distractions working against you.
To be enthusiastic, you must do what you truly care about, and genuinely care about what you’re doing. To be enthusiastic, be honest with yourself about what your passions are, and follow those passions without holding back.
Feel how good it feels to let enthusiasm freely flow. Feel how powerful it is when your actions are continually energized by your enthusiasm.
Find those things about which you can be authentically enthusiastic. And then, let the power of your enthusiasm flow.
MORNING CUP OF MOTIVATION: It may be a good idea to acknowledge what are weaknesses are, otherwise we will keep "lending" excusing to them rather than ever truly working on them.
Lending too many excuses, overtime, may bankrupt the whole enterprise. Keep growing and Get it done. No EXCUSES.
Progress has the ability to remove those (inner)
human shackles. Let's Be growth minded.
ASK: Now what can I work on?
Mid-Day CUP OF MOTIVATION: "Where there is a mission, there is always an opposition." -Michael Cowley
TAKE AWAY: Where there is WILL and effort. There is always a way. Let's steer the WILL in the direction that Keeps Going: upward + forward + onward.
Get beyond those emotions and do it anyway. You've got what it takes.
STAMINA - What cloth are you cut from ?
Stāmen – is the Latin word meaning Thread – as in the Threads that spin life.
The moment I discovered this word and it’s meaning – I received with it a mental picture of THREADS that when spun together weaves the cloth that is life. STAMINA – has its root in that word and means to have ENDURING ENERGY.
I have always been of the opinion that STAMINA is not about being big and physically powerful alone. It’s a state of mind that says – “I am not prepared to even consider quitting as an option.
ENDURING ENERGY – This is mental fuel for driving determination. One more set of MENTAL PUSH-UPS will get us into shape, Being in shape will take us to the next level, because we are not built to settle for mediocre. The best is the desired option because it is the maker of a kind of difference that is significant.
That quality is EXPENSIVE THREAD from a rare source deep within a person with true passion to succeed. If we clothe our focused mindset with the fabric made of such a thread- it will be heat resistant, weatherproof, watertight, and will not shrink when stressed.
STAMINA of that kind will never wear out.
(c) Valerie M. Bailey - 5 February 2013