Friday, November 28, 2014

Enjoy the moment

There's no need to add anxiety to your experience. Decide instead to enjoy the experience, to enjoy the moment, and let any hint of anxiety melt away.

The positive way through whatever you're going through is to treasure the opportunity to experience it. Enjoy your amazing ability to live life in an endless variety of situations.

Don't place unnecessary judgments on what you're doing now. Just move ahead with it and put the best of yourself into it.

Let go of any impulse to be resentful about what you might think you're missing out on. You are not missing out on anything, for you're immersed in the miraculous experience of life.

Live life where you are because, after all, that is where you are. Enjoy the moment you're in because, after all, it is the moment that's always available for you to enjoy.

Put the love, joy and passion of your life into your life at this very moment. You deserve to experience the best, and you deserve it right here and 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, November 27, 2014

Live thanks

The real power of gratitude comes not from merely saying you're thankful, but from living your thankfulness. Now, and always, is when you do that.

Being thankful for your life means doing something beautiful and meaningful with it. It's never too early or too late to start.

A life that taps into the awesome power of gratitude is a life that's fully lived. Today is your opportunity to express your thanks by adding new substance, joy and meaning to life.

The way to truly give thanks is to live thanks. Remind yourself constantly how precious your life is, and live each day to give it the fulfillment it deserves.

Living your thankfulness opens your awareness to new possibilities. And in those new possibilities you'll find even more ways to bring your thankfulness to life.

In ways large and small, with all kinds of people, in every conceivable situation, live your thanks. Make the positive, affirming magic of gratitude an everyday part of 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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fresh set of eyes

How would you advise yourself if you were someone else? If you could stand back and look objectively at your own life for a few hours or a few days, would that change the way you live it?

It's easy to get so caught up in the challenges, dramas and emotions of your own immediate situation that you lose your sense of the bigger picture. So in your mind, step out of the box you're in and look at your life from a new perspective.

You're likely to see valuable resources and opportunities that have been there all along, but that you had never noticed before. You may also notice habits, priorities, worries or compulsions that are just plain foolish.

Put some distance between your demanding ego and your thinking mind. Give some truly objective consideration to all the assumptions you make and to all those things you do without even thinking twice.

You are the world's leading expert on you. Yet most of that expertise goes to waste because of all the knowledge of yourself that you've taken for granted for so long.

Step back a little way, and you'll actually be able to take a closer and more meaningful look. Look at yourself with a fresh, objective set of eyes, and you'll see plenty of great ways to make your life even better.

-- 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 25, 2014

Do a little something

If you don't feel like doing anything, that's okay. Make the choice to do something anyway, and you'll be feeling much better real soon.

Do a little something, then do a little something more. Give your efforts the benefit of momentum.

The more you do, the more you feel like doing. Just a little effort will begin to get momentum on your side.

Instead of wondering if your efforts will make a difference, or worrying that they won't, go ahead and find out. Replace the emptiness of speculation with the substance of action.

Just get started, and suddenly you're able to convert fleeting time into lasting value. Just get started, and you'll actually find yourself enjoying the effort.

It feels good to make a difference, so give yourself that good feeling. Seize the opportunity to act, and enjoy the many rewards that flow from your actions.

-- 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 24, 2014

Live the possibilities

Life is full of possibilities, so full that it's insanely ridiculous. Yet those possibilities are meaningless unless you do something with them.

Don't be content to merely gather, collect and store possibilities. Take the best ones and bring them to life.

If you attempt to consider all the possibilities, you'll be completely overwhelmed. Instead, focus in each moment on just one good possibility, and make it happen.

Every person, every place, every situation, every good idea has potential. The important thing, though, is not potential, but getting results.

Take a few of those great possibilities and turn them into great results. It's fun, it's rewarding, and it can be habit forming, in a good way.

As great and numerous as the possibilities may be, ultimately they're not what really matter. Live those possibilities, and you'll turn them into pure gold.

-- 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 22, 2014

Don't sell life short

Don't sell life short. Don't sell yourself short.

Everywhere you go there are opportunities for new richness. In everything you do there's a way to make a difference.

Nothing in life is really plain or ordinary because life itself is so extraordinary. You have life, and the chance to do beautiful, amazing things with it, right here, right now.

The particular path you've traveled has never been duplicated in the history of the universe. Feel the value of that special perspective, and make use of it to give the world new meaning.

Whatever may have happened in your past, you have a uniquely promising future. Today is your opportunity to start living that future, to experience the fulfillment of that promise.

Dream big, expect the best, and then put forth your highest efforts in the service of those dreams and expectations. Act as if life's greatest magnificence is yours to live, for it is, the moment you choose 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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Think that you can

What you think of life plays an essential role in what you do with your life. Your thoughts can lock you in a prison of mediocrity or they can push you in each moment to be your spectacular best.

If you think the task will be difficult, tedious, frustrating or painful, it will be. If you think there's something valuable and enriching to be found in each day, in each situation, in each action, there will be.

Your thoughts decide the course of this day. Even with a whole world of other influences, your thoughts take precedent over how you live.

If you think every bad thing that happens to you is somebody else's fault, you strip yourself of the ability to do anything positive. If you think of yourself as ultimately responsible no matter who does what, you will consistently take yourself to beautiful, fulfilling places.

Objective reality is the way it is. What you think about that reality determines what you accomplish with it and how you live.

There is a way to live true to your highest vision of life. Think that you can, do what you think, and you will.

-- 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.