Archives For Motivation

Jesus LightCheck out these words from the famous philosopher, Rene Descartes.

“Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.”Rene Descartes 1596-1650, Philosopher and Scientist

Could you “raise your soul so high” that the offenses thrown at you could not reach you? What would that look like for you?

Begin this week determined not to allow offenders to get the best of you – not y getting even or thinking about revenge, but by doing those things that will set your soul to flight!

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What, Me Sacrifice?

November 5, 2015 — Leave a comment

Future carWe’ve known for some time now, that most things we really value in life take time to bring to fruition. The problem is that we tend to focus on short-term, quick solutions to large scale issues.

Check out this morning’s quote below.

“The future belongs to those who are willing to make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains.”Fred A. Manske, Sr.

 So be honest, are you willing to “make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains”? If so, welcome to your future.

What, Me Sacrifice?

November 1, 2015 — Leave a comment

Future carWe’ve known for some time now, that most things we really value in life take time to bring to fruition. The problem is that we tend to focus on short-term, quick solutions to large scale issues.

Check out this morning’s quote below.

“The future belongs to those who are willing to make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains.”Fred A. Manske, Sr.

So be honest, are you willing to “make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains”? If so, welcome to your future.

We’ve known for some time now, that most things we really value in life take time to bring to fruition. The problem is that we tend to focus on short-term, quick solutions to large scale issues.

Check out this morning’s quote below.

“The future belongs to those who are willing to make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains.”Fred A. Manske, Sr.

 So be honest, are you willing to “make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains”? If so, welcome to your future.

Are You A Friend?

October 26, 2015 — Leave a comment

friendsI’ve always loved this advice from Zig. It’s very simple and concise, but so hard to actually put into practice.

“If you go out in life looking for friends, they’ll be scarce, but if you go to be a friend you’ll find them everywhere.” – Zig Ziglar

So as you start yet another week, go out looking to be a friend rather than looking for friends. You’ll be surprised as to how many you’ll truly find.

Go be a friend to someone today!

 

How’s Your Vision?

October 19, 2015 — Leave a comment

Betty SmithYou’ve hear that some people look at a glass that is half-filled and see it as half-empty; while others look at the same glass and see it as half-full.

Here’s another take on sharpening your vision this week:

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” – Betty Smith 1896-1972, Novelist

Thomas Edison“There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labor of thinking.” – Thomas A. Edison

Someone once said (possibly my parents a long, long time ago): “Why don’t you think for a change?” Most likely because I had just done something they were not all that fond of.

But what if we changed the emphasis? The same phrase could take on a whole different meaning. If we desire real change to occur, why don’t we think for a change? I believe Mr. Edison was so right – I’ve observed many who act first and then think later. Haven’t you?

So as we begin a new week, why don’t we all strive to not fall into that trap and become another statistic.

Feeling Kinda Ordinary?

September 28, 2015 — Leave a comment

 

Sir Edmund Hillary“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things; to compete. You can be just an ordinary person, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you’ve got, is a very pleasant bonus.” – Sir Edmund Hillary, Mountaineer

As you begin another week in your life, which of your goals can you accomplish this week? How about today? Maybe even this morning?

Now go and do it!