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Monday, June 25, 2012

Daily Motivation 6/25/12


You can keep going

Even when the going gets rough, you can keep going. After all, you’ve been doing it all your life.
A disappointing result will stop you only if you assume that it is supposed to stop you. However, you can just as easily assume that all your results are prompting you to keep going.
After all, when you’re getting results of any kind, you’re making a difference. If the results are not to your liking, you can fine-tune your efforts and greatly improve those results.
Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward. Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine.
Ralph Marston

Friday, June 22, 2012

Daily Motivation 6/22/12


The Power of Negative Thinking

Let’s be honest about it. Life is scary. I know, you’re supposed to be a grown up and you’re not supposed to be afraid of anything. But at 3 in the morning, when you’re laying awake, unable to sleep because you’re worrying about where you’re going to get the money for the house payment, life can be frightening.

And sometimes, it can be very useful to admit that. Most of the time, we keep a “stiff upper lip.” We try to maintain a positive attitude, to think that things will always get better. And there is much value in that. But there come times when you just need to deal with all the nagging little negative thoughts that build up as a result of your attempt to be positive all the time.

You know you have doubts all the time. You’re often afraid to admit them even to yourself, but they’re there. They eat away at you because you never let them out. Actually, negative feelings are healthy. They temper your enthusiasm with a dose of reality, and remind you that there are risks in everything you do. They help you remember to be careful. But if they build up inside of you, and are never dealt with, then they can immobilize you.

So every now and then, when you’re feeling particularly blue, it’s time to have an out-an-out bitching and moaning session. And if you raise such an event to the status of a ritual, that is, if you intentionally decide to do it, it can be very productive and beneficial to you.
Give it a try. Sit down and think about one of the problems in your life. Really dwell on it. Think of all the reasons why it makes your hopes and dreams and goals impossible to accomplish. In your mind, let your problem put a negative slant on every aspect of your life. Then, start having some fun with it. Start with a little exaggeration. Add some melodrama, and maybe a little obscenity. Say to yourself something like, “The truth is, I can’t stand your little business venture. I hate you for even thinking of it. I thought things were fine just the way they were. I’m really too lazy to bother with all of it. I think I’ll just eat a lot of chocolate and get fat."

You get the idea. Really revel in your misery to the point where it becomes funny. And you’ll notice that your energy level starts to go up. Because negativity is energy, and it can get you moving when you let it come out. Have you ever seen a healthy two year old who lacks energy? Of course not. Because two year olds know something that we have forgotten -- the value of a good tantrum.

If you keep your doubts and negative feelings bottled up inside, they eventually gain control of you. But letting them out in a good tantrum puts you back in the driver’s seat. Acknowledging your problems and your doubts gives you control over them. Getting furious about them will give you the energy you need to overcome them.

So every now and then, think negative. It could have a very positive influence on your life.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Daily Motivation 6/21/12


Take full responsibility for your life.
Stop blaming others.
See yourself as the cause of what happens to you.

Do things you like to do.
Don't stay in a job you don't like.
Participate in life at the highest level you can.

Stop terrorising yourself with your thoughts.
Be gentle and kind and patient with yourself.

Give yourself the simple pleasures of life abundantly.
Wear clothes you feel good in, get a massage etc.

Watch what you say. Avoid self put-downs.
Stop being critical of yourself and others.

Take care of your body.
Give it exercise and good food.

Be willing to create a life-style that generates and nourishes self-esteem.
Associate with others with high esteem.

Acknowledge yourself frequently.
Keep a diary of your successes and accomplishments.

Avoid comparing yourself with others.
Remember that it's who we are, not what we do, that's important

Give yourself permission to do nothing periodically.
Schedule time by yourself.

Frequently take deep breaths.
Discover the benefit and pleasure of breathing fully.

Eat first class frequently.
Don't look at the right side of the menu.

Stop trying to change others.
Focus your attention on being the way you want others to be.

Look into a mirror regularly
and say "I love you, I really love you".

Stop feeling guilty and saying "I'm sorry".
See mistakes as valuable lessons and avoid judging yourself.

Consciously generate positive thoughts and feelings of self-love
in place of old thoughts of inadequacy.

Be willing to laugh at yourself and at life.
Stop taking yourself so seriously.

Accept compliments from others without embarrassment.
Don't invalidate their positive thoughts and feelings about you.

Be kind to your mind.
Don't hate yourself for having negative thoughts.
Gently change your thoughts.

Keep your awareness and your thoughts focussed in present time
instead of living in the past or future.

Acknowledge others frequently.
Tell them what you like and appreciate in them.

Invest money in yourself.
Go to seminars, workshops and courses that develop your talents.

Make a list of 10 things
you love doing and do them frequently.

Treat yourself as you would treat someone you really loved.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Daily Motivation 6/20/12


A little bit different

You are always achieving something, one thing or another. You are always getting results of some kind.
 
Getting the results you most passionately and authentically desire is not a matter of making more effort. It is, rather, a matter of making different efforts and consistently keeping those efforts focused.
 
Focus is a choice you make in every waking moment. You are always focused on one thing or another.
 
The way to maintain your focus long enough to get the results you seek, is by reminding yourself why. Be clear about why you want those results, and find a way to keep those reasons close at hand.
 
The success you seek is not particularly difficult. It’s just a little bit different than what you’re doing now.
 
Be clear about why, keep your thoughts and efforts focused, and your life will proceed in the direction of your dreams.
 
Ralph Marston

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Daily Motivation 6/19/12


Get over it

If you’ve gotten off to a slow start, now is your opportunity to speed up. If you’ve been disappointed by the results so far, now is the chance to make some effective positive changes.

Negative momentum can be powerful. Yet the moment you commit yourself to a positive perspective, that negative momentum is gone.

Stop worrying and complaining about the fact that your day, your week, your month or your life has gotten off to a bad start. Use this moment right now to interrupt the pattern and point yourself in a positive, empowered, fulfilling direction.

Your past has brought you where you are, and yet it does not dictate where you can now go. Make the choice to point all of your life in the direction of your dreams.

Even though you may have experienced great difficulty in getting started, choose now to be thankful for those difficulties you’ve gone through. Be thankful for the strength they’ve enabled you to build, and make positive use of that strength going forward.

This time, this moment is different, because now you’re in complete control, and determined to make it great. So no matter what may have happened, get over it, and get going toward the best you can imagine.

Ralph Marston

Monday, June 18, 2012

Daily Motivation 6/18/12


Renew Your Spirit and Energy

by Jane Powell 
“It’s time for something new.”
Remember your first day of school or the first time you rode a bike? Or how about the excitement of your first kiss?
The older we get, it seems those “firsts” are fewer and further between. When’s the last time you started something new, or tried something for the very first time?
Life gets busy, and we can get so wrapped up in our day-to-day lives that starting something new can seem like an undeserved indulgence. But it shouldn’t be!
Starting a new project, trying something you’ve always wanted to, or revisiting an old activity you used to love doing is a great way to renew your spirit and energy. If there’s something you’ve been thinking of doing, but not getting around to – make at least one step toward it today. You deserve something “new” in your life every once in a while.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Daily Motivation 6/17/12


Get What You Want NOW!
by Jane Powell
“Concentrate on what you want.”
When you think about what you don’t want to happen, it happens! Concentrating on what you fear and obsessing about negative outcomes has a way of manifesting disastrous images in your head. These images are very powerful and often turn into reality.
Instead, create pictures in your mind of what you want. Imagine the best possible outcome. Take a minute or two to do this every day.
When you focus your energy toward things you really want, rather than toward what you don’t want, the universe will respond and deliver. Try it. It’s an amazing phenomenon that nurtures your desires!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Time For A New Chapter To Begin......



As one thing in your life ends another begins...and so begins my new chapter...stay tuned for updates :O)
looking forward to getting back to my life and my passion!! I have lost a few years and gained so much more insight!
I have learned that life is to short to waste time doing things you hate, arguing with people and being miserable. Its time to smile, grasp each day like it was your last and most of all ENJOY

Watch for projects, ideas, updates, recipes, happy stuff and fun :O)
and have a smiley day!!

Renee`