Inspirational Messages For LIfe

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 395

 
 

“To be effective as a leader or parent,
you need to maintain a level of consistency.
If you’re not consistent in your actions,
people may be guarded around you
and misunderstand your communication.
Others may assume a defensive position.
Your self-control can help you be consistent and better understood.”

 

Jay Riffenbary (No Excuse! I’m Doing It)

 

Beautiful Intelligent Lady In Black Looking Into Camera

 
 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 394

 
 

“All things are mirrors in which you see yourself reflected,

and the gloom which you perceive in your work

is but a reflection of that mental state which you bring to it.

Bring a right, an unselfish, state of heart to the thing,

and lo! It is at once transformed,

and becomes a means of strength and blessedness,

reflecting back that which you have brought to it.”

 

James Allen (Byways To Blessedness)
 
Madame Jeantaud In The Mirror by Edgar Degas

 
 

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Words Of Motivation: We Can Give Other People

Words of motivation can come from the strangest of sources.  Over lunch today I was watching the end of one of those sentimental American films – or ‘movies’ as I probably should I say.  The gist of the story seemed to be that two children had befriended a boy who had been socially isolated because he had a weight problem.  The end of the film offered up the wisdom of doing things to help others.  The delivery might have been a bit sugar coated but the recommendation was none-the-less quite valid.

We live in a world where the focus is very much on personal success, on feeling good and achieving our goals.  But, how satisfied do we really feel? Self –gratification is all very well.  We want to have fun – to enjoy ourselves and feel fulfilled. And, to that end, we seem prepared to spend quite a lot of money. We go to trendy restaurants.  We like buying the latest fashionable clothes and accessories.  We read motivational books.  We go to the gym – sometimes paying a fitness instructor to make sure we work hard.  Some of us indulge in expensive sports.

Does this make us feel good?  Well sometimes it certainly does. But, I was prompted by today’s film to realise that I find words of inspiration and strength when someone does something thoughtful for me – however big or small.  Maybe we could all think about some inspiration messages or a word of motivation we could offer to someone else today – or tomorrow.

H.G.

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 393

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 391

 
 

“It would be impossible to love another person
without first feeling love for yourself,
because how could you give away something that you don’t have?
It is important to develop the deep-down,
inside-the-skin feeling of deserving the abundance.
Self-esteem is felt even though you may not have done anything yet,
but just feel the capacity for it.”

 

Denis Waitley (The Winner’s Edge)

 

Young Couple Dancing The Tango

 
 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 390

 
 

“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!

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

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 (A Psalm Of Life)

 

Footprints On A Tropical Beach With Two People In The Distance

 
 

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Short Inspiring Stories: Violette Szabo

When it comes to short inspiring stories, can any be more so than those of the British Secret Agents who were part of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War?

I can remember, as a child, watching the film Carve Her Name With Pride.  It told the story of Violette Szabo.  Born in France, Violette had a French mother and English father. She was brought up in Brixton in South London and was working in a local department store at the start of World War Two.

Aged 19, she married Etienne Szabo, following a whirlwind romance. He died, two years later and Violette decided to offer her services to the SOE.

Violette’s first mission was successful.  It involved reorganising a French Resistance network that had been destroyed by the Germans. She led the group in sabotaging road and railway bridges and sent extremely important information by radio that informed Allied bombing raids.

For her second mission, Violette was flown to the Limoges area. It was June 1944 and Germany was trying to stop the effects of the Normandy landings. Her role was to co-ordinate efforts by the local Maquis to sabotage German communications.  During this mission, Violette was captured. She was interrogated and tortured and suffered hard labour and malnutrition.  Violette still managed to help save the life of a Belgian resistance courier.

Reading about women like Violette Szabo provides words of motivation. The poem written for her by Leo Marks as the basis for coded messages to England offers words of inspiration and strength.  It starts with the verse:

The Life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours

 
H.G.
 
 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 389

 
 

“I have no right to say or do anything
that diminishes a man in his own eyes.
What matters is not what I think of him,
but what he thinks of himself.
Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.”

 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

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Daily Motivating Quotes: Number 388

 
 

 

“Having a sense of humour is vital,

not just to amuse yourself at parties

but as an essential psychological resource.

Research has shown that when we smile we release serotonin,

otherwise known as ‘happy chemicals’, in the brain.”

 

 

Paul McKenna (Change Your Life In 7 Days)

 

Three Young Women Playing With Their Hair For Fun 

 


 
 
 

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