Thursday, November 20, 2014

Start again

If the day starts off with disappointment or frustration, start again. Take a few seconds to re-boot your attitude to a more positive and effective one.

What happened before does not have to drag down what is happening now. Look in the direction you wish to proceed and let go of everything else.

Plenty of people can be annoying but you don't have to be annoyed. All sorts of situations can be frustrating but you don't have to be frustrated.

Rise above all that. There is great, unique value in your life and that value deserves to be expressed and experience by you, here, today.

You have love to give, joy to live, achievements to bring to the world, and a whole lot of other important things to do. Put your energy into what lifts you up and pushes you forward.

The world is as it is, and you can decide to be better for it, more motivated, more determined and more effective. As often as necessary, take the opportunity to start again, and bring your special goodness to all of life.

-- 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, November 19, 2014

Give it meaning

When there's no point to your actions, there's no energy within you to take those actions. Give meaning to what you're doing, and enable the energy to flow.

If you can't see the purpose, you can't get enthusiastic. Connect with a sincere purpose, and you're suddenly bursting with the desire to follow that purpose.

What you're weary of is not what you're doing. What makes you so weary is that you don't feel fully invested in what you're doing.

Avoiding, procrastinating and quitting altogether will just make things worse. So instead of giving up, give it meaning.

There is a very important point to your life and to what you do in each moment. Even the most tedious and difficult tasks become engaging and gratifying when you see them in the context of a meaningful purpose.

Whatever you're doing is making a difference. Make sure it's a positive difference, connect it to your purpose, and you'll find yourself doing it with great joy, energy, effectiveness and fulfillment.

-- 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, November 18, 2014

Excuses or achievement

Do you live each day focused on excuses? Or are you instead focused on achievement?

If you're focused on excuses, you won't even make an attempt unless you're sure you'll get it perfect. When you're focused on achievement, though you may not get it completely perfect, you will get it done.

If you're focused on excuses, the slightest obstacle will stop you cold. When you're focused on achievement, you'll work your way through any challenge.

If you're focused on excuses, you'll avoid unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations. When you're focused on achievement, you'll seek out new, invigorating circumstances and will find great value in them.

Excuses sound reasonable, and enable you to be temporarily satisfied with yourself for doing nothing more than thinking them up. In the long run, though, excuses can bury you under a mountain of missed opportunities.

Let go of the easy excuses, and grab on to a burning desire for meaningful achievement. Focus not on excuses, but on real achievement, and you'll bring a profusion of that great, satisfying achievement into your world.

-- 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, November 17, 2014

Put more life

Today is your opportunity to put more life into your life. Instead of just watching, waiting, wondering and wishing, choose to live as joyfully as you can imagine, right now.

Let go of the comfortable yet limiting assumptions about what you can and cannot do. Decide what will fulfill your unique purpose today, and get busy making it happen.

You've put a lot of effort into getting to this point, to this day, to this moment and place. So take this opportunity to make the most of it.

You have dreams and visions about how life can be even better than it has already been. Give life and action to those dreams, and fulfill those visions starting right here where you are.

When was the last time you enjoyed some genuine fun? Make the choice right now to have a whole lot of fun by finding new ways to put some fresh, authentic living into your world.

This is your chance to put more life into your life. Take the chance, jump into the possibilities, and feel the richness as the living of your life creates it.

-- 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, November 15, 2014

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choice. And it is a choice you can make regardless of circumstance or condition.

It may seem like there are certain things, or people, or circumstances that make you happy. Yet what really makes you happy is nothing more than your choice to be happy in the presence of those certain conditions.

Happiness is a choice, and you can choose it much more often. When you do, you empower yourself with a positive perspective that remarkably improves your world.

If you assume that you must first have this thing or that situation to be happy, you have it precisely backwards. Happiness is a cause of the good things in life, not a result.

The more often you choose happiness, the better you become at doing so. The more you choose happiness, the more you understand and appreciate the value it adds to your life.

Instead of getting dejected, frustrated, angry, envious or spiteful, choose happiness. You'll quickly discover it's always appropriate, and enables you to bring great new positive value wherever you go.

-- 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, November 14, 2014

Energy level

Again and again, you've seen that some things raise your energy level and other things deplete your energy. So here's a reminder to get yourself as often as possible into those energy boosting situations and stay away from whatever drains you.

Sure, that is easier said than done. Even so, it bears repeating and is important to always keep in mind.

When you have a choice, as you very often do, put yourself in places, with people, doing activities that increase your positive energy. Even a small and temporary jump in your energy level can have far reaching effects.

If there's something that gets you down, stop complaining about it. Stop complaining, and get yourself cleanly away from it.

If there's something that makes you enthusiastic, creative and energetic, stop merely wishing for it. Go beyond the wishing and figure out how to make it a part of your life more often.

You can live an energetic and fulfilled life every day. Just make the choices, based on what you already know and feel, to put much more good, positive energy into your experience.

-- 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, November 13, 2014

Creative and resourceful

Don't get mad; get creative. Don't get frustrated; get resourceful.

There is a workable way past whatever is threatening to make you angry. There is opportunity in those situations that pull you toward frustration.

Life is a creative experience, and the universe is an abundant place. Combine those realities together and what you get is value.

Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, feel the energy of your own capability. When the breaks don't go your way, remind yourself that there's much you can do to set things straight.

Whatever challenges you, can also motivate you. Whatever pushes against you, can make you stronger and more determined.

Be the creative, resourceful, positive and effective person you know you can be. And know the confidence of seeing yourself move forward no matter what.

-- 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.