Inspirational Messages For LIfe

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 489

 
 

 

“Personal transformation can and does have global effects.

As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us.

The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. “

 

 

Marianne Williamson

 

Group Shot In A Lift With Everyone Smiling Into The Camera Inspiration Message

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 488

 
 

“A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

 

Christopher Reeve

 

Richard Whitehead Running The 2009 Boston Marathon Inspiration Messages

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 487

 
 

“All pressure is self-inflicted.
It’s what you make of it
or how you let it rub off on you.”

 

Lord Sebastian Coe

 

Lord Sebastian Coe Speaking Inspiration Messages At A Press Conference

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 486

 
 

“Long after passing on to the next world,
we will be remembered by family and friends,
not necessarily for out inborn talents,
but for the amount of courage we used,
especially during our times of trial.”

 

Danny Cox (There Are No Limits)

 

Australian Wheelchair Basketball Player Righting Himself At 2012 London Paralympic Games Inspiration Messages

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 485

 
 

“The climb is tough.
But each time you stop to look around,
the view becomes more spectacular.”

 

Susan Jeffers (Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway)

 

Climber Standing On Welsh Mountain Looking Across At Snowdon

 
 

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Daily Motivational Phrases: Number 484

 
 

“I guess we all like to be recognized
not for one piece of fireworks
but for the ledger of our daily work.”

 

Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012)

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 483

 
 

“The average begins when we cease to explore new territory,
learn new facts or do new things.
The excellent are willing to take risks and try new challenges.”

 

Philip Baker (Attitudes Of Amazing Achievers)

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 482

Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 481

 
 

“The four basic ingredients for success are:

you must have the will to want something;

you must have the right kind of attitude;

you must have perseverance,

and then you must have wisdom.

Then you combine these four and then you get to where you want to get to.”

 

Aung San Suu Kyi

 

 Aung San Suu Kyi Receiving A Rose From A Schoolchild In A Burmese School

 
 

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Inspiration Message: The Paradox Of Success

We all want to lead more fulfilling, interesting and meaningful lives. What this really means is different for every one of us and yet there are inspiration messages that apply to all of us.

I believe that success is not success without treating other people correctly. This may not come as surprise as I have said this elsewhere on this site but my next words of motivation might: you need to be selfish too.

‘Hold on,’ you say, ‘how can you say you need to do right by other people AND say you need to be selfish?’ This is the paradox of success.

I regularly come across people who believe the inspiration message ‘You have to look after number one’ or ‘Look after yourself and forget the others’ but those people have rarely achieved anything or, if they have, it is hollow success (which I would hardly consider success at all). I tend to see this as the ‘Losers Creed’ and yet there is a grain of truth in it.

The reality is there is a time to be selfish and a time to look out for others. The key is to know when those times are. A popular example is the use of oxygen masks on an airplane. Listen to the instructions you are given before undertaking a flight. They invariably tell you to, in an emergency, put on your own mask before helping the person next to you to do so. And this is my inspiration message too: you cannot help somebody else if you are in a weak position too.

The time to be selfish is when you are identifying your dreams and understanding what you need to do to put yourself in a strong position. I once researched the idea of making a career in counselling. As part of this, I visited a gentleman who was a guru in this field, having just retired from a senior position at Cambridge University. One of the inspiration messages I remember him telling me was that all counsellors need to take time out to be counselled themselves in order to serve their clients effectively.

Here are some more words of motivation: we need to make the best of ourselves in order to be able to give to other people. The most basic version of this is we need money to give money to the poor but it goes beyond that. We also need to be strong in order to emotionally support others.

Of course we cannot expect to help everyone in the world but we can certainly help those with which we have contact. Obviously these include our own family and friends but I would also argue it involves strangers with whom we come into contact, no matter how briefly. Just a cheery greeting can change someone’s day.

There is a second paradox here too. If you take the time to pass on some positive words of motivation to another person, you will find it produces a warm feeling of contentment inside you too. Try it and you will understand. It is a widespread belief too that helping others will attract even more success to you.

The author James Allen wrote these words of motivation, “Let your soul expand, let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy, and all prosperity will come to you.”

The truth is, as John Donne wrote, no man is an island and we need to ensure our contact with others is positive every time.

So a good inspiration message is we need to make the best of ourselves as often as we need in order to serve those who need us to be strong. Then when we do deal with other people we need to ensure as many as possible benefit from the experience. It can be a difficult balance but getting it right means success will be all the sweeter.

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