Friday, April 18, 2014

The richness of now

Right now is an exceptional moment. Be here with all you are, and experience its richness.

Feel the energy that is already available to you. See the value that is already in front of you, right now.

Let go of any thoughts of limitation or conflict. Let yourself see the unique beauty that is here and now.

Instead of obsessing over how things should be, tap into the great value of how things are. Instead of longing for the past or wishing for the future, live with joy, satisfaction and gratitude in the present.

Right now, let yourself be genuinely happy, and you will be. Right now, let yourself be more fully alive than ever.

Reach out and touch the exquisite world that is yours to experience right here, at this very moment. Feel the joy, feel the substance, and feel the love as you fully live the richness of now.

-- Ralph Marston

Copyright (c) 2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. From The Daily Motivator at http://greatday.com where you will find an archive of more than 4,500 positive messages plus books, CDs, motivational videos and more. Permission is given to post online only if this entire notice is included.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Transform weakness into strength

Weakness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is something to be worked on.

It's good to improve on your strengths. It's even better, though, to make improvements in the areas that are your weaknesses.

When you improve on your strengths, you get good incremental gains. Yet when you can transform a weakness into a strength, you get major, life-changing gains.

Be willing to admit what you don't know, what you are not experienced at doing, and what you don't understand. Then get busy learning, developing your skills, and increasing your understanding.

Instead of using your weaknesses as excuses, use them as pathways for improvement. Instead of resigning yourself to whatever's holding you back, challenge yourself to find a way around it.

Be honest and realistic with yourself about where you are coming up short. Then do the work, transform that weakness into strength, and move forward faster than ever before.

-- Ralph Marston

Copyright (c) 2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. From The Daily Motivator at http://greatday.com where you will find an archive of more than 4,500 positive messages plus books, CDs, motivational videos and more. Permission is given to post online only if this entire notice is included.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What you do next

Don't define yourself by your past. Define yourself by your possibilities.

The version of you that now matters is the version of you going forward. See your life in those terms, from that perspective.

The only thing that can really hold you back is your reluctance to fulfill your best possibilities. Though progress is rarely easy, it is always possible.

You cannot just walk away from the obligations you've incurred in the past. However, you absolutely can choose to honor those obligations by going above and beyond them.

No matter what the past has been, today is an opportunity. You are alive, capable, motivated and in a position to make a positive difference in some way.

Look forward, see that opportunity, and dive into the fulfillment of it. What really matters now is what you do next, so make it something great.

-- Ralph Marston

Copyright (c) 2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. From The Daily Motivator at http://greatday.com where you will find an archive of more than 4,500 positive messages plus books, CDs, motivational videos and more. Permission is given to post online only if this entire notice is included.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Make the changes work

In order for things to be better, they must be different. If you wish to make improvements, you must make changes.

You cannot get improved results by continuing to do exactly what you've been doing. To upgrade your life, upgrade your attitude, your expectations and your actions.

Moving positively forward means moving into unfamiliar territory. Remind yourself that although it can be uncomfortable, the potential rewards are truly great.

It's easy to get stuck where you are because all you have to do is do nothing. But that's not what you really want for your life.

Don't waste your days hiding from or fighting against the necessity of change. Put your energy into finding and manifesting the valuable opportunities in an ever-changing world.

By very definition, life is always changing. Make the changes work for you, and change your world into an even better place.

-- Ralph Marston

Copyright (c) 2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. From The Daily Motivator at http://greatday.com where you will find an archive of more than 4,500 positive messages plus books, CDs, motivational videos and more. Permission is given to post online only if this entire notice is included.

Monday, April 14, 2014

This is going to be

This is going to be a beautiful day. The way you can know that is because you will make it so.

This is going to be a productive day. You can live its moments with your awareness focused on bringing new value to life.

This is going to be a unique, memorable day. You have the opportunity right now to make the memories great ones.

This is going to be a joyful day. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, whomever you're with, you can add your own joy to the mix.

This is going to be a meaningful day. For you can use its many moments and possibilities in the service of what truly matters.

The way this day turns out depends on what you choose to do with it. And what you can choose, right now, is to make it the best one yet.

-- Ralph Marston

Copyright (c) 2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. From The Daily Motivator at http://greatday.com where you will find an archive of more than 4,500 positive messages plus books, CDs, motivational videos and more. Permission is given to post online only if this entire notice is included.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The power to choose

The pains, disappointments and frustrations tug at you. And yet, you are infinitely more powerful than all of them put together.

With your very next thought, you can rise above any kind of negativity. With your next action, you can begin to put real distance between yourself and whatever was bringing you down.

You have the power to choose the way you see life, and the way you experience life. You can take whatever comes, and make something positive out of it.

The more you make a conscious, intentional choice about how to live, the stronger you become at doing so. Over time, as you continue to exercise your power to choose, you add real richness and fulfillment to your life.

Look at this day, with all its problems and challenges, and see the positive possibilities. Look inside yourself, and find the dreams, goals and desires that have the strength to push you forward.

Choose to live a life of unique greatness, and to give that greatness to your world. In every moment you have the power to choose, so choose the very best.

-- Ralph Marston

Copyright (c) 2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. From The Daily Motivator at http://greatday.com where you will find an archive of more than 4,500 positive messages plus books, CDs, motivational videos and more. Permission is given to post online only if this entire notice is included.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Make the effort to make it happen

Don't just hope to get it done. Take the time and make the effort to make it happen.

The things you get done are the things you make a specific time for in your schedule. If it's important enough to be an intention, then it's important enough to get it scheduled.

Don't relegate your valuable intentions to an open-ended to-do list. Put them on your calendar.

There's only so much time in each day, so scheduling your intentions will force you to prioritize them. That will help you make sure the most important things actually get done.

Thoughts and intentions are important because they can define your direction. For your direction to actually matter, though, you must get yourself in motion.

Go beyond wishing, hoping, planning and talking. Take the time, take the action, and get it done.

-- Ralph Marston

Copyright (c) 2014 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. From The Daily Motivator at http://greatday.com where you will find an archive of more than 4,500 positive messages plus books, CDs, motivational videos and more. Permission is given to post online only if this entire notice is included.