Inspirational Messages For LIfe

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 456

 
 

“The men who try to do something and fail
are infinitely better than those who
try to do nothing and succeed.”

 

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 455

Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 454

Inspiration Message: Being Strong And Compassionate

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”

Buddha

If we are seeking inspiration messages to help us become the people we would want to be, then there are two words of motivation we should not overlook: strength and compassion.

To truly know that you are both strong and yet compassionate is one way that a person understands just how successful he or she has become. It could be just mastering these two elements is finding the purpose of your life.

Read the short inspiring stories of fictitious super-heroes and you will find mangy of them will show both these characteristics as they are complimentary in my opinion.

But my inspiration message to you is you do not need to be a super-hero to display both, er, strengths.

Strength

This is not related to physical strength, although fiction writers usually link the two, but moral strength. This is doing what is truly right and knowing deep in your heart that your actions are those that lead to no regret at all.

If you are weak and act for the wrong reasons you will know and it will weigh heavily on you. This will then put unnecessary obstacles on your route to success. Be strong and do what is right and the path will be easier and words of motivation more plentiful.

One of my own personal aims in life is to be available and dependable for anyone close to me – family or friends. Knowing I have done what is right has always given me a more powerful kick than anything else – drugs and alcohol can never get close.

If what I do helps other people live a better life then I am a happy bunny.

If you want to help other people less able than yourself – and I know many of us do – then I believe it is your responsibility to be as strong as possible. A weak person will find it harder to help other people.

This means we need to make the best of ourselves first and then show other people compassion.

Compassion

Compassion is not sympathy. Sympathy involves someone falling into a hole and you jumping into the same hole beside them and saying ‘Oh, no, this is terrible. You are so unfortunate.’  Compassion is someone falling into a hole and you looking into the hole, saying ‘I understand your position, here let me help you,’ and reaching down to help them out.

Empathy and compassion are related.

Compassion is appreciating the problems of other people and helping them overcome. This can involve giving them the right words of motivation or even acting on their behalf. It depends on the situation. Often a person just wants to hear that you care.

It is worth noting that you can only help people who want to be helped! If they refuse your assistance and words of motivation then there is usually nothing you can do – it could even annoy them. But then again you will know you had done all could do.

Author Steven Mansfield, in his book on Winston Churchill (‘Never Give In’) wrote this inspiring message, “There is a difference between pity and compassion. Pity is an entirely emotional response of sorrow for another’s ill fortune. Compassion is the potent combination of genuine empathy with fiery determination to create change.”

Knowing you display strength and compassion to others will increase your own feeling of self-worth and give you no end of inspiration messages. It will also have the added benefit that other people will see you as someone they can relate to and relax with. It involves being not only the best you can be but also the best you can be to others.

Why would we want to be anything else?

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 453

 
 

“It’s our duty to look after ourselves
and then, also to look after our neighbour.
People have got the entitlements too much in mind,
without the obligations.
There’s no such thing as entitlement,
unless someone has first met an obligation.”

 

Margaret Thatcher

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 452

 
 

A Psalm of Life

Tell me not in mournful numbers,
“Life is but an empty dream!”
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
“Dust thou art, to dust returnest,”
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us further than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act — act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o’erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

 

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Words Of Motivation: The Inspiring Simon Weston

 
 
We all need words of motivation in our lives at some time or other. Things go wrong and we feel frustrated or even desperate.

Somehow we need to find the inspiration messages that help us to carry on and even drive forward to achieve what we dream about, what we desire, whether that involves money or simply quality of life.

One man found his life turned upside down during the Falklands War 30 years ago. Simon Weston was in the hold of the ship the Sir Galahad when a bomb pierced the side and exploded close to him. He watched his friends die before he managed to struggle out with horrific injuries. It took surgeons 70 major operations over a period of years to help Simon back to a position something approaching normality.

Many of us would crumble under such circumstances but Simon Weston has made his experiences his inspiration to do a lot of good for his fellow human beings. He has become a successful author and television presenter but most significantly he has become a tireless worker for charities and a compelling inspirational speaker. I was lucky enough to see him talk once and can tell you his words of motivation had a great effect on me.
 
Find out more about Simon on his website SimonWeston.com.
 


 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 451

 
 

“I learned about the strength you can get
from a close family life.
I learned to keep going, even in bad times.
I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart.
I learned that there are no free lunches.
And I learned the value of hard work.”

 

Lee Iacocca

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 450

 
 

“One must practice what he preaches.
Otherwise it is empty talk or a bounced cheque.”

 

Master T.T Liang (T’ai Chi Ch’uan Philosophy and Practice)

 

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Daily Motivational Phrases: Number 449

 
 

“No matter what you think you see,
hear, think or feel,
keep your feet moving.
If you keep your feet moving,
you will eventually get to where it is you want to go!”

 

Paul McKenna (Change Your Life In 7 Days)

 

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