Inspirational Messages For LIfe

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 190

 

“There is never any point in crying over spilt milk

because in order to win at some of your big goals

you are bound to lose at others along the way.”

 

Sir Ranulph Fiennes (Beyond The Limits)

 

Man At Laptop Showing Frustration

 

 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 183

 

“There is a tendency for certain countries – and indeed races or religions – to consider themselves superior to others. The truth is every country has great and varied traditions; every man and every woman has the potential to be great. True, all mankind has the responsibility to help their fellows receive the basics to survive but beyond that every person on this planet has the ability to make decisions and change his or her own world.”

Marina de Marques

 

Young Indian Woman Against A Backgound Of Poor Shops

 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 163

 

“Personal success is not easy but once realised it is immensely liberating, fulfilling, and joyful. To achieve we must persist through the failures, the challenges of life and the setbacks we encounter along the way. It is not enough for us to wish, to want or to desire. The world is full of people who wish, want and desire things. Until they take action nothing can happen. Some actions will lead to failure. Your desire to succeed must be driven by an unquenchable passion for the goal you have set yourself.”

Robin Sieger (You Can Change Your Life Any Time You Want)

Professional Tennis Player Celebrating Winning

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 161

Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 157

 

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had someone who believed in us so much that every day we could count on being told those incredible, motivating truths about ourselves? If we had that, we would have the truest and best friend we could ever find.
“The truth is, of course, we do have that friend. Each of us does. Right up here inside ourselves. All we have to do is ask and our friend will be there, without fail, any time, in any circumstance.”

Shad Helmstetter (What To Say When You Talk To Yourself)


Fun Picture Of Filippino Children Trying To Look Scary

 

 

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Turn Your Words Of Motivation Into Action

Pretty Girl Made Up As A Haughty Queen Of Hearts

 

Have you ever come across someone who says one thing and does another? I think we all have at some time.

This is the curse of people who supposedly follow inspiration messages and yet never improve their lives.

I have known of many people who read books on self-improvement and go to seminars and perhaps listen to talks from top speakers in the field; in fact, they spend a fortune (and it is easy to do) to find success and yet it never quite happens.

Frankly, this has also applied to me.

This problem seems to be particularly apparent in America. I suspect that might be the case because the self-improvement industry is particularly big there. I know of one person who day after day publishes positive messages on Facebook such as “Give somebody a smile today” and “Remember what a great person you are” but then posts messages like “Pray for me today as I am in pain.” I won’t embarrass her by naming her, but I do know her life is not at all what could be termed positive or successful, no matter your definitions of those words.

So why do the principles taught fail so often?

One reason could be that the way the information is communicated is not effective. I personally find that high energy; hugely enthusiastic presentations leave me cold.

But I think there is something else.

Too many people hear the lessons taught and treat the words as a mantra. They recite the ideas ad nauseum but forget the most important principle: actions speak louder than words.

Inspiration messages only work if you put them into action.

Andrew Carnegie said: “As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

The seventeenth century philosopher John Locke said it perfectly: “I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”

And that is the point. Of course saying the right things is important but it is your thoughts that are key and your thoughts influence your actions. It is not just a dogma you want but to really feel the principles and to put them into action.

James Allen: “Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.”

Attractive Girl Wearing Clown Makeup

So how does this translate into daily life?

An easy example is how you treat other people during the day.

Do you really sincerely smile or do you force a smile because you think you need to do it? Do you say an insincere ‘How are you?’ or ‘Have a nice day?’

Take the attention away from you and take a real interest in other people. They are interesting, they really are. Think about the impact you are having on their lives. Don’t ask them how they are, find something to talk about such as the weather or anything you can see about them that can start a short conversation: again, be interested in them. Say something silly.

Today, for example, I had a delivery of one hundred rolls of toilet paper (I buy in bulk!). I smiled at the delivery driver and said hello and remarked how good the weather is today. He smiled back and remarked on the toilet paper and we had a great conversation about how I really should give up eating curries.

How do you leave people? I have developed a phrase I find works. I simply say ‘See you soon.’ That short phrase indicates I have enjoyed the conversation and cannot wait to see them again. It works especially well in shops.

One of the most neglected truths in life is we influence everyone we meet: to me, that gives us a great responsibility.

I had a discussion with another lady a while ago in which she related a long bout of depression she had suffered. She proudly told me she had recovered all on her own with no help from anybody. While I was loathed to put her right, I did ask her if she was certain she had had no influence from anyone. To have had no influence at all she would have not met any other human being at all, including family, friends and work colleagues.

The truth is we influence everyone we meet, even if it by saying hello. Your cheerful greeting really could change the life of another person. What you say and how you say it could be words of motivation to somebody. This is particularly true in your interactions with those close to you.

So there you have it: words do have a place in our lives but it is our actions that determine whether we make a success of our time on this earth. Our thoughts and actions are interlinked. Have good thoughts and your actions will be good. Good actions will increase the flow of good thoughts.

Make your actions speak so loud that your words are irrelevant.

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 152

 

“It’s time to say F**k It to what people think of you.
Approval is like anything else in this life: it can cause pain if it has a lot of meaning for you, if you’re attached to it. This is not to say that if people are prostrating themselves at your feet and telling you how wonderful you are, you shouldn’t enjoy it. But if you believe you won’t be happy until every last damn citizen of this planet is worshipping you, then you’re in for a hard time.
So start saying F**k It to what people think of you.”

John C. Parkin (F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way)

 

Lovely Tattoed and Pierced Girl Lying on Her Front

 

 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 150

Lacey Henderson: Inspirational Model

Lacey Henderson As Planet Terrors Cherry Darling At Comic Con 2007

In 2007 the movie ‘Grindhouse’ was released to cinemas. This was a tribute to movie houses (called grindhouses), which used to show mainly ‘B’ movies. The 2007 film was in fact a double bill of horror movies and put in a mediocre box office performance.

It was hardly a film full of inspiration messages, nonetheless, as these things happen, it has become a cult movie.

In the first of the two movies,  ‘Planet Terror,’ the heroine is one Cherry Darling, played by Rose McGowan.  Darling and her sidekick have to protect the world from an invasion of zombies: her outstanding feature is an assault rifle attached as a prosthetic limb.

The action moves to the 2007 Comic Con exhibition. This exhibition is held annually at the San Diego Convention Centre and attracts large crowds of enthusiasts to its film, TV, science fiction, fantasy and comic book themed stands.

One stand was devoted to the Grindhouse movies and it was decided to have Cherry Darling there to meet the fans. Rose McGowan was not available so a substitute had to be found. In stepped Lacey Henderson who was an instant hit with the crowds.

Miss Henderson, now 21 years old, is a talented cheerleader and gymnast. She has played a number of sports including volleyball, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer and pole vaulting: an exhausting array for anyone.  A couple of years ago she also worked as a dance instructor and counsellor of a youth camp.

So what is the big deal? Remember the outstanding feature of Cherry Darling.

At the age of nine, Lacey began to suffer from lumps on the back of her knee. Examinations showed synovial sarcoma and a cancerous spot on her lungs. Eventually, after sessions of chemotherapy  (which, as she had kidney and liver damage too, nearly killed her), it was decided there was no option but to amputate her right leg.

Lacey’s parents were a saving grace in those early years.  They refused to treat her different in any way and this helped Lacey get the determination to make the most of her life.

She is presently studying Spanish, French and International Health at Denver university and has been asked to train for the American Paralympic ski team. She has a job as a waitress and has undertaken some fashion modelling.

Lacey has one clear ambition: to pass on words of motivation to people with similar disabilities and help them believe in themselves: “I like the idea of letting people know you don’t have to let a disability limit what you can do.” But, as she has told her local newspaper, “I’m not disabled. I’ve just got one leg.” She refers to herself as ‘differently abled.’

Expect to see more great things and hear words of motivation from Lacey Henderson.

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Daily Quotation 140