January 18, 2013
Look up at the stars on a clear night. You are not looking at some illusion. They are really there. The vast magnificence of the universe is not "out there," it is real and it is here. You are right in the middle of it.
Though your problems of the moment may seem overwhelming, stop and ask yourself, "Compared to what?" Consider that the sun will rise tomorrow. The seasons will continue to change. The light from distant stars will continue to stream across the vast reaches of space, to sparkle before your eyes.
Are your challenges really insurmountable? If they seem to be, then enlarge your perspective. You have plenty of room to do that. You have an entire universe against which to consider those challenges. Back off far enough, and they will appear very tiny. Look at a big enough picture, and you'll find the courage, energy and inspiration to move on through those seemingly overwhelming problems.
Thread: Daily Motivator's
01-18-2013, 04:41 AM #2191M O O N spells LBM
01-21-2013, 04:37 AM #2192
January 21, 2013
A real winner is someone who can accept defeat graciously. A real winner does not plan to lose or aim to lose, and yet when the loss comes a real winner does not waste time on anger, complaints or blame.
A real winner finds value and learning even in defeat, then goes on to win a victory which outshines all the setbacks along the way. You can recognize a real winner by the way he acts when things don't go his way. You can spot a real winner by her positive, winning attitude even in the midst of defeat.
Even cowards can look strong when things are going in their favor. True winners show their strength regardless of the circumstances. Those who are willing to accept defeat when it comes in spite of their best efforts, are the ones who ultimately can claim true victory.M O O N spells LBM
01-21-2013, 10:21 AM #2193
01-22-2013, 04:34 AM #2194
January 22, 2013
Hear what you can learn
When you hear only what you want to hear, you're not really listening. Listen to what you don't want to hear as well. That's how you'll learn. That's how you'll grow. That's how you'll get stronger.
Though you may be confident in your knowledge, no one knows it all. No one has everything figured out. Others have much to teach you. Let their words add value to your life. There are opinions not your own which are very much worth considering.
Listen to learn. Really listen and consider what others have to say. If someone were to provide a sumptuous meal to you, would you leave it half eaten? When someone is gracious enough to share their knowledge and experience with you, make the most of a great opportunity. Listen and hear not only what you thought you wanted to hear. Listen and hear what you have to learn.M O O N spells LBM
01-23-2013, 12:10 AM #2195
whoa just stumbled to this thread!! amazing stuff!! real motivating me right now ( i needed it)*SoClose*
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-incline bench press
-back is not secure
-back collapses into flat position
-dont know wtf to do so i just resume benching flat
-think no one notices
-finish benching, sit up, everyone bertstaring me
-act like i meant to do that
01-24-2013, 04:38 AM #2196
January 24, 2013
Calm and effective
When you are at your busiest, when you are overwhelmed with things to do, when the pace is getting more frenzied by the moment, that is when an attitude of calm relaxation can do you the most good. Stepping back and calming down will actually move you ahead more effectively than nervous, anxious energy.
Though the deadlines loom large in your mind, they will come and go no matter what you do. Do your very best, do it quickly and efficiently, but don't get in such a rush that you waste most of your energy fighting against yourself. Produce results rather than just activity. Instead of just being busy, be effective. Spend your energy on achievement rather than on nervousness.
Right now, take a long, deep breath and know that you're making a difference. Let go of the anxiety. Experience the joy of being focused on positive pursuits. Stay calm, stay focused, and be your most effective.M O O N spells LBM
01-25-2013, 04:38 AM #2197
January 25, 2013
Be free, and savor every little grain of existence that dances before your eyes. Beauty and joy are not what someone says they are. You know them because of the way they fulfill you. Your own doubt is your opponent's greatest strength. Carry yourself beyond it and see the sparkling universe which whirls with possibility around you.
Free yourself from the burden of your own anxiety. Whatever is, is already. Whatever you will be, is yours to create right now. Live each moment with all you have, not just with whatever has survived the worry.
This is the best day that has ever been, though some may attempt to convince you otherwise. Free yourself from their addictions of limitation. Life is yours to live. Though it is gritty, it is real. Though sadness comes, it is possible only because you care so much. Let go and live the joyful experience that is yours.M O O N spells LBM
01-25-2013, 03:05 PM #2198
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01-28-2013, 04:45 AM #2200
January 28, 2013
A bright day
No matter how far back you've been pushed, you can always move forward. No matter how far down you've fallen, you always have the option of getting back up.
Even the greatest disappointments and most profound tragedies can be overcome. No matter how dark it becomes, the day can and will dawn brightly once again.
Whatever the situation may be, there is always the very real possibility for positive change. Even in the best of times, things can get better. Certainly in the worst of times positive change is just waiting to be realized.
Great, magnificent things are possible for you today. By this time tomorrow you can be heading decidedly toward your most treasured dreams and desires. In your heart you know that is true. Let your actions be guided by your positive possibilities and move yourself into a bright new day.M O O N spells LBM
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01-29-2013, 04:41 AM #2202
January 29, 2013
The side of the truth
Truth is one of the most effective tools available to you. When you respect, honor and abide in the truth, you put yourself on the side of strength and power.
You can try to cover it up, explain it away, run from it or rationalize against it, but in the end if you go against the truth you will lose. Lies, deceit, half truths, rationalizations and justifications must constantly be defended and maintained, and will eventually crumble. The truth remains the truth whether it is defended or not.
It often can seem convenient or expedient to deny the truth. But when you deny the truth you put yourself in a position of weakness. Making a habit of that can drain your energy, not to mention your credibility.
Put yourself on the side of the truth, though it may be inconvenient or even painful. There will surely come a time when you'll be glad you did.M O O N spells LBM
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01-30-2013, 04:42 AM #2207
January 30, 2013
Make it fun
The more you enjoy the work you do, the more successful you'll become at doing it. When you enjoy your work, you put your own special value into it. That causes it to yield even more value in return.
There's no need to wait for your fantasy job to come along in order to enjoy the work you do. Whatever you're doing, the main ingredient in making it enjoyable is your attitude.
There's a widely held assumption that work is not fun, that it is some kind of punishment. That assumption is not shared by the most successful people in this world. Those who can find a way to make any kind of work enjoyable are the ones who accomplish great and astounding things.
What's the difference between working and enjoying yourself? There doesn't have to be a difference. Look at your work, whatever it is, as an opportunity for enjoyment. See how much more effective and satisfied you become.M O O N spells LBM
01-31-2013, 04:37 AM #2208
January 31, 2013
Keep your integrity intact
When you abandon your integrity in order to get what you want, whatever you get will not be worth having. When you go against your own best judgment in pursuit of a token treasure or position, even if you get it the victory will be empty.
Fulfillment and joy come from the accomplishments into which you put the best you have to offer. Rewards and victories are yours to treasure to the extent that they are expressions of your most firmly held values.
The value of the achievement depends on the values that went into it. There is no shortcut to a life of meaning. It cannot be bought or stolen. It can only be created. Be who you truly are while you work for what you truly desire. Keep your integrity intact, and the rewards will be sweet indeed.M O O N spells LBM
02-03-2013, 04:04 PM #2209
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02-04-2013, 04:47 AM #2210
February 4, 2013
Nothing can compare
Breathe in the beauty of life today. There is nothing which can compare. Are you sad, are you worried, are you angry, or lonely? Though pain is a part of it all, you could not even understand the concept of pain if you did not have the capacity for joy.
How absolutely marvelous is the experience of being alive this very day! No matter how many days have come before, each new one is filled with its own golden possibilities. Today is certainly no exception.
Though the circumstances of this day are far from perfect, they're a minor concern when compared to the overwhelming experience of being alive and able to explore your countless possibilities. Meet the challenges, live the joys, and keep in mind that every moment of it is a treasure with no equal.M O O N spells LBM
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02-05-2013, 04:42 AM #2212
February 5, 2013
You have the potential to do many great things. Yet regardless of your potential, no matter how much you have going for you, nothing will come of it unless you take the actions necessary to make the most of your possibilities.
No matter how well prepared you are, no matter how intelligent, well-connected, or skillful you may be, the results you get depend on the actions you take. Positive thinking and positive focus will point you in the right direction. And positive, sustained effort is what will take you where you want to go.
You can see the summit, you can visualize yourself reaching it in glorious detail. Yet if you're to actually make it happen, you must get up out of your chair and start climbing the mountain. You absolutely must take that first step, and then continue until the goal is reached.
You're perfectly capable of it. You've got the potential and you have the desire. Now get up, get going, and make it happen.M O O N spells LBM
02-06-2013, 04:37 AM #2213
February 6, 2013
The thoughts you think help to form a big part of your reality. Though nothing will happen solely by thinking about it, thinking is the first crucial step to getting results. The thoughts you think give your life its flavor. Your thoughts are the breeding ground for your reality. Every action you ever take will be preceded by a thought.
So what are you thinking? Are you thinking about how unfair life is? If so, then it will be cruelly unfair to you. Or are you thinking about how great life can be? If so, you'll see exciting possibilities that others cannot even imagine. What do you think of others? What do you think of the work you do? The thoughts you think won't achieve anything by themselves, but they will make an enormous difference in all the other things you do.
Your mind is constantly turning out thoughts which do indeed have the power to change your life. As much as you can possibly do so, put those thoughts to work for you. Think about it!M O O N spells LBM
02-07-2013, 04:35 AM #2214
February 7, 2013
Push the world forward
Go out today and see if you can push the whole world forward just a little bit. It's your turn to make a difference in your own special way. It may well be that no one will ever know of the positive influence you have in your world today. But you will know. And the world will be richer because of you.
You have a need to be needed. Everyone does. Think about it. Isn't that incredibly wonderful? Do your part to fulfill and express that need today. You'll lift not only your own heart but those around you as well.
Make yourself necessary. Make a contribution. The world around you is yours to the extent that you put a genuine and substantial part of yourself into it. When your every desire has been fulfilled you'll still feel the need to make a difference. Be true to the unique person you are. Give the world your own special push as often as you can, and you'll soon be delighted with the direction in which it is headed.M O O N spells LBM
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02-11-2013, 04:39 AM #2216
February 11, 2013
The Way I Am
How many times do you catch yourself saying or thinking "that's just the way I am"? What wonderful opportunities and experiences do you avoid because you tell yourself they're not for you?
The way you are is precisely the way you choose to be. Though you are special and unique, you are not set in stone. You're meant to be flexible and adaptable, curious, adventurous and resourceful. "Just the way I am" is too often just a convenient excuse. Sure, you are free to choose how you wish to live, but make no mistake -- it is a choice. The way you are is based largely on the way you choose to be.
Take a look at those things you've chosen, and at the things you've avoided. Take a look at the limitations you've placed on yourself. Haven't you lived with that burden long enough? Start today to expand your own self concept.
You can do it, you can be it, you can have it, you can create it -- when you make the choice to do so. Don't sink into the comfortable excuse of "just the way I am." Go out and grow. Go out and build. Go out and create greatness. Go out and make a fascinating, fulfilling life for yourself. There's no one better suited for the job than you. Rather than settling for just the way you are, get in touch with all that you can be.M O O N spells LBM
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02-12-2013, 04:35 AM #2219
February 12, 2013
Joy of living
Think of the most joyful moments in your life and then consider this. Though the circumstances may have changed since then, you still have that very same joyous life within you, right here and now. You still have the ability to experience real, satisfying happiness and fulfillment.
Though the years pass and the changes come with each moment, you are still you. Your dreams, your hopes, your positive possibilities are ever with you. The world around you changes at a sometimes frightening pace, yet it takes nothing away from the abundant joy which you are capable of knowing.
As life whizzes by, keep in mind what is truly important to you. Stay in touch with the people and the purposes which really matter to you and which can bring you genuine fulfillment. Nurture and delight in the joy of living.M O O N spells LBM
02-13-2013, 04:31 AM #2220
February 13, 2013
Ask by offering
How do you ask for what you desire? Receiving what you ask for is primarily a matter of asking in an effective way.
Begging is not an effective way of asking. Begging puts you at the mercy of the other person. Demanding is not a particularly effective way of asking, either. Demanding things quickly uses up whatever power you may have.
An ideal way to ask is to offer. When you offer, you put yourself in a powerful position. You make yourself much more difficult to deny. Think about it. If someone were constantly begging you for something, or constantly demanding things of you, how willing would you be to comply? Yet if someone were offering you something of value in return, think about what a difference that would make.
You have plenty of valuable things to offer -- your time, your experience, your knowledge, your attention, your understanding. There's never any reason to beg. There's rarely any reason to demand. Effectively get whatever you desire by making a compelling offer.M O O N spells LBM