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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 413

 
 

“Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline.
I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy
with some modern educational theorists,
because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays.
But the discipline you have in your life
should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs,
not put upon you by society or authority.”

 

Bertrand Russell

 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 412

Inspiration Messages: Find Inspiration Closer To Home

The ideal motivation in our lives is internal – in other words, how we find words of motivation within ourselves. However the reality for most people is they find their inspiration around them.

The obvious example of finding inspirational messages in this way is propaganda. History shows so many examples of individuals acting on false messages often from governments. This is still the case today, although it has often been given the modern description of ‘spin.’

There was a fascinating article on this subject in the Daily Telegraph recently.

Another source of inspiration messages comes from the celebrity culture. Many people do or wear crazy things in the name of fashion or because they want to follow a particular craze or celebrity. I believe this is called ‘being cool.’

So where can we get good, reliable inspiration?

Obviously there are excellent authors, speakers and positive personalities we can follow and it is great if we do so. But I would argue there are people nearer to us who can provide a good, positive influence.

Friends and family may not always understand why we do what we do but, unless you are really unlucky, they show their love for you nonetheless. We need to look for the signs of love and draw inspiration from them.

Often a partner or parent will say ‘Be careful’ or ‘Take care,’ which used to annoy me, as I would read it as ‘Take care as you are not able to look after yourself.’ As time has gone by however I have come to realize this actually means ‘Take care, as I don’t know what I would do if you hurt yourself:” a much more positive inspirational message.

Friends will often call up and invite you out or just call for a chat and you have to understand they are doing this because they want to do so. Value those days when you just sit and chat with those close to you, their just being there is an affirmation of their love for you. It is just a case of seeing the inspirational messages in what they do for you.

For this reason I suggest we take more care of the relationships we have. I often say we need to watch what we say to people, as you don’t know whose life you could influence positively, indeed, whose life you could change with a kind word. But these words of motivation can come from other people to boost your confidence and will do so if you nurture the relationships with those around you. Spend time with family and friends and listen to them to show how much you care for them and you will find that they will do all they can to build you up.

It is just a case of understanding when people are showing their affection for you and seizing the words of inspiration and strength that will be there.

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 411

 
 

“Problems are the cutting edge
that distinguishes between success and failure.
Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom;
indeed, they create our courage and wisdom.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.”

 

M. Scott Peck (The Road Less Travelled)

 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 410

 
 

“It is fair to say that only an individual
who has a strong sense of self-respect or self-esteem
can afford to project a modest image to the community.
In other words, winners can project success without flaunting it.
Winners may not always be able to afford to buy the most expensive things,
but they always do the very best with what they can afford.”

 

Denis Waitley (The Winner’s Edge)

 

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Inspiration Messages: The Value Of Honesty

In writing down what we want out of life – our dreams – and finding the inspiration messages to improve our lives, it is important to ensure what we want is in line with what we value in life. Success on any terms but those dictated by our consciences is likely to be a hollow triumph.

Perhaps one of the most significant standards we can set ourselves is that of honesty.

In his important book, The Magic Of Thinking Big, David Schwartz tells the story of a bright student who flunked an examination paper. The student told Dr. Schwartz he knew he had been spotted cheating and imagined what would happen to him. As a result, the student’s work had gone to pieces and Dr. Schwartz had to give him some strong words of motivation to get him to carry on, certain he had learned a lesson on the value of honesty.

Many people believe they can short-circuit success in a dishonest manner and get away with it. The truth is, even if you think no one noticed your dishonest act, there is always a witness – you. Somewhere deep inside us is the urge to be honest.

As David Schwartz wrote: “There is within each of us a desire to be right, to think right, and act right. When we go against that desire we put a cancer in our conscience. Avoid doing anything that will cause you to ask yourself: ‘will I get caught? Will they find out? Will I get away with it?'”

All too often men have extramarital affairs without thinking of the consequences to their own lives. Frequently they are overcome with guilt and fear that they might be found out. Sometimes they compensate by feigning a hard exterior, a devil-may-care image, but sadly this can become a habit that can reduce the chances of finding a healthy, loving and fulfilling relationship at all.

Many criminals are caught simply because they act in a guilty manner.  David Schwartz put it this way: “There is within each of us a desire to be right, top think right, and act right. When we go against that desire we put a cancer in our conscience.’

In any case, most people appreciate others to be honest and individuals prefer to deal with those who they consider to be honest.

I have worked for a car importing company that moved thousands of cars every week. Collisions were inevitable but the overriding rule was the company did not mind if a driver had the occasional bump as long as he or she was honest about it.

Not only do others like to trust people they know are honest but you too will feel better about it. Dishonesty eats away at your own self-image. Honesty gives you a solid foundation upon which to build your dreams – and the confidence other people have in you will also encourage them to help you achieve what you want in life. Inspiration messages will be easier to follow and people will be happier listening to any of your words of motivation.

A lack of honesty can complicate your life in other ways too; you may tell a lie on one occasion and then you have to remember what you said for future meetings. I have known people get tangled up in the mesh of their own lies when the story gets too complicated. Inconsistencies in a story will create suspicion, inevitably they get found out and their reputation is destroyed for sometime to come.

I recall there was a divorce reported after the New York disaster on 9 September 2001 when a cheating husband, unaware of the events and visiting his girlfriends home, answered his wife’s telephone call and said he was at work in the Twin Towers – as she was watching them collapse on television.  Dishonesty rarely pays.

It is true that you can achieve some measure of success in life without being truly honest but I believe that your happiness will be incomplete. Each person’s definition of success is different but to me a situation where people have no trust in you, distrust your words of motivation and your relationships are shallow is not success at all.

There is however a warning to be heeded. In some situations diplomacy is more relevant than honesty; this is particularly true in cases involving vanity. The classic example occurs when your wife asks ‘Does this dress make me look fat?’ If you answer honestly you are risking serious injury so a little lie is appropriate to keep the peace and restore her self-image. Some words of motivation need not to be strictly true.

Overall however my inspirational message is that honesty and an open heart is the fastest way to true success and peace of mind. You will never find motivating quotes suggesting you do otherwise.

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 409

Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 408

Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 407

 
 

“The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary
is so often just simply that little word – extra.
And for me, I had always grown up with the belief that if someone succeeds
it is because they are brilliant or talented or just better than me…
and the more of these words I heard the smaller I always felt!
But the truth is often very different…
and for me to learn that ordinary me can achieve something extra-ordinary
by giving that little bit extra, when everyone else gives up,
meant the world to me and I really clung to it…”

 

Bear Grylls

 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 406