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August 20 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 

Seize the challenges


 
You have survived every single challenge that has come your way. And when you look back on the things you’ve done, it is clear that not only have you survived those challenges, they have caused you to learn, to grow, to become stronger.

Challenge is difficult, and it is valuable as well. Challenge can energize. Challenge can focus. Challenge can turn mere passing interest into rock solid commitment. It can turn mediocre into exceptional. In the long run, challenge pays off with big rewards.

One of the surest ways to move your life forward is through challenge. Sometimes the challenges are forced upon you. But you don’t have to wait for challenges to come your way.

Seek out challenges for the value they offer. Improve the quality of your life by increasing the level of your challenges. You’ve already made it through a lifetime of challenges. Continue to find more that will move you ahead and compel you to become even stronger. Seize the challenges and you’ll grasp your dreams.

— Ralph Marston
 
 
 
 

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Source:
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August 11 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 

Effort makes the difference


 
Daily Motivation, Quates About Life, Inspirational Quotes, Motivational QuotesIn order to create the product, you must go through the process. Yes, the result is very important, yet without sustained effort there is not going to be a result.

By all means, focus on what you desire to create. And then with your focus firmly fixed, get busy and make the effort.

The value of any achievement cannot be separated from the process of achievement. Working through that process is what makes the achievement worth having.

The dreams and goals set the direction. And then it is the effort that makes it all happen.

Effort is what makes the difference. And that is what makes effort such a substantive and authentic joy.

Welcome the process, welcome the effort, and welcome the price that is paid with your action. By paying that price you receive value that can never be taken away.

— Ralph Marston
 
 
 
 
Source:
Effort makes the difference (greatday.com)
 
 
 

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June 24 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 

Appreciate the challenges

 
Accomplishment requires effort, and effort requires resistance. Without challenges and obstacles standing in your way, it would be impossible to achieve anything. If there was nothing to impede you, everything worth doing would have already been done. And where would be the joy in a world such as that?
 
Success is a process, not a static state. If you’re making headway against the obstacles, you are successful. The greater the challenges, the greater the potential for fulfillment.
 
The persistence and effort which go into any accomplishment, serve to distinguish and substantiate it. The longer and more assiduously you work on something, the more securely it is yours. Appreciate the challenges. They make success meaningful, and possible.
 
— Ralph Marston
 
 
 
 
Source:
Appreciate the Challenges (greatday.com)
 
 
 

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June 17 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
 

In honor of all fathers everywhere,

especially mine.

 

 

A Father’s Love
 
 
A father is respected because
he gives his children leadership…
appreciated because
he gives his children care…
valued because
he gives his children time…
loved because
he gives his children the one thing
they treasure most – himself.

 
 
 

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June 14 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 

Approaching Each Day


 
 
I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.
 
Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.
 
Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.
 
Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.
 
Today I can lament over all that my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.
 
Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.
 
Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new job relationships.
 
Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to go to!
 
Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with knowledge and adventure.
 
Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.
 
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to me. And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!”
 
How will you live THIS DAY?
 
-Unknown
 
 
 
 
Source:
Approaching Each Day (www.trueinsights.com)
 
 
 

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June 13 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
 
Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.

All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.

But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out, “Wow!”

I didn’t realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.

Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with “Oh no, what should we do?” But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, “Wow, that’s interesting! How can I help you?”

One thing’s for sure – life’s always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That’s a given. What’s not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.

No matter what the situation, a fascinated “Wow!” will always beat a frustrated “Oh, no.”

So the next time you experience one of life’s unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a “Wow!” experience. The “Wow!” response always works.
 
 
-Rob Gilbert
 
 
 
Source:
Wow! (www.trueinsights.com)
 
 
 

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June 12 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 

The thoughts you choose

 
 
Where your mind lives is where your life is headed. What you think about most willingly, when you have nothing else you must think about, will define the direction of your life.
 
No matter what may be happening in the world outside of you, you have the power to choose your own thoughts. And the thoughts you choose can have an enormous impact.
 
When all is quiet, when the necessities of the day have been tended to, when your mind is free of any constraints, what kinds of things do you think about? The thoughts you have at such times, the thoughts you choose to think, are the thoughts that will show you who you truly are.
 
Steer those thoughts away from anger, limitation, worry and envy. Direct your mind toward thoughts of love, possibility, confidence, abundance and generosity.
 
Whatever may be going on in the outside world, your mind can live precisely where you choose for it to live. Choose to let it live in an empowering, life-affirming, rich and creative place.
 
Choosing the life you want begins with choosing the thoughts that will direct you to it. Those thoughts are yours to choose this very moment.
 
— Ralph Marston
 
 
 
 
Source:
The thoughts you choose (www.greatday.com)
 
 
 

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June 10 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 

Find your way

 
 
Don’t complain that something is blocking your path. Find a way over it, under it, around it or through.
 
Just because the work is difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Find a way, and you’ll absolutely make it happen.
 
You can’t expect to be told exactly what steps will get you where you want to go. Find joy and sweet fulfillment in the fact that it’s up to you to find your own way.
 
Don’t waste your time crafting elaborate excuses or seeking the pity of others. Invest your precious time in finding a way forward.
 
You might think it would be nice if someone else were to cater to your every need and whim. Yet what your spirit truly desires is to find its own way, and deep inside you know that.
 
You were born to find your own unique way through life’s richness of possibilities. Your treasures await, so get going right now.
 
— Ralph Marston
 
 
 
Source:
Find your way (www.greatday.com)
 
 
 

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June 9 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

The choice is yours


 
If you wish to live a day filled with anger, you can choose to be angry. Or if you wish to live a day filled with joy, you can choose to be joyful.

This day does not make the choice for you, and no other person makes that choice either. The choice is entirely up to you.

Why can some people be happy even when times are hard while others are filled with despair even when all is well? It is the individual, internal choice, not the external circumstance, that ultimately determines how life is experienced.

In fact, it is more than that. Because whatever is going on in your own mind and feelings will soon be happening in your outer world.

This day is yours to choose. This life is yours to choose.

As long as you have the choice, you might as well choose the very best. Decide how you truly wish to live, for right now the choice is yours.

— Ralph Marston
 
 
 

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June 8 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
 

That’s What Friends Do


 

 
Jack* tossed the papers on my desk — his eyebrows knit into a straight line as he glared at me.
 
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
 
He jabbed a finger at the proposal. “Next time you want to change anything, ask me first,” he said, turning on his heels and leaving me stewing in anger.
 
How dare he treat me like that, I thought. I had changed one long sentence, and corrected grammar — something I thought I was paid to do.
 
It’s not that I hadn’t been warned. The other women, who had served in my place before me, called him names I couldn’t repeat. One co-worker took me aside the first day. “He’s personally responsible for two different secretaries leaving the firm,” she whispered.
 
As the weeks went by, I grew to despise Jack. It was against everything I believed in — turn the other cheek and love your enemies. But Jack quickly slapped a verbal insult on any cheek turned his way. I prayed about it, but to be honest, I wanted to put him in his place, not love him.
 
One day, another of his episodes left me in tears. I stormed into his office, prepared to lose my job if needed, but not before I let the man know how I felt. I opened the door and Jack glanced up.
 
“What?” he said abruptly.
 
Suddenly I knew what I had to do. After all, he deserved it.
 
I sat across from him. “Jack, the way you’ve been treating me is wrong. I’ve never had anyone speak to me that way. As a professional, it’s wrong, and it’s wrong for me to allow it to continue,” I said. Jack snickered nervously and leaned back in his chair. I closed my eyes briefly. God help me, I prayed.
 
“I want to make you a promise. I will be a friend,” I said. “I will treat you as you deserve to be treated, with respect and kindness. You deserve that,” I said. “Everybody does.” I slipped out of the chair and closed the door behind me.
 
Jack avoided me the rest of the week. Proposals, specs, and letters appeared on my desk while I was at lunch, and the corrected versions were not seen again. I brought cookies to the office one day and left a batch on Jack’s desk. Another day I left a note. “Hope your day is going great,” it read.
 
Over the next few weeks, Jack reappeared. He was reserved, but there were no other episodes. Co-workers cornered me in the break room.
 
“Guess you got to Jack,” they said. “You must have told him off good.” I shook my head.
 
“Jack and I are becoming friends,” I said in faith. I refused to talk about him. Every time I saw Jack in the hall, I smiled at him. After all, that’s what friends do.
 
One year after our “talk”, I discovered I had breast cancer. I was 32, the mother of three beautiful young children, and scared. The cancer had metastasized to my lymph nodes and the statistics were not great for long-term survival. After surgery, I visited with friends and loved ones who tried to find the right words to say. No one knew what to say. Many said the wrong things. Others wept, and I tried to encourage them. I clung to hope.
 
One day, the door darkened in my small hospital room and Jack stood awkwardly on the threshold. I waved him in with a smile and he walked over to my bed and, without a word, placed a bundle beside me. Inside lay several bulbs.
 
“Tulips,” he said.
 
I smiled, not understanding.
 
He cleared his throat. “If you plant them when you get home, they’ll come up next spring.” He shuffled his feet. “I just wanted you to know that I think you’ll be there to see them when they come up.”
 
Tears clouded my eyes and I reached out my hand. “Thank you,” I whispered.
 
Jack grasped my hand and gruffly replied, “You’re welcome. You can’t see it now, but next spring you’ll see the colors I picked out for you.” He turned and left without a word.
 
I have seen those red and white striped tulips push through the soil every spring for over ten years now. In fact, this past September the doctor declared me cured. I’ve seen my children graduate from high school and enter college. I’ve celebrated twenty-two years of marriage with my husband.
 
In a moment when I prayed for just the right word, a man with very few words said all the right things.
 
After all, that’s what friends do.
 
*Jack is not his real name.
 
 
– T. Suzanne Eller
 
 
 
Source:
That’s What Friends Do (www.trueinsights.com)
 
 
 

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