Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Strength within you

There is greatness within you. Allow it to come out, and let all the world benefit from what you have to offer.

There are strengths and abilities within you, ready to be put to good use. Focus on a meaningful purpose, and allow those strengths and abilities to flower.

You have courage, determination, focus, discipline, creativity and passion within you. As you face life's many challenges, remind yourself to call upon all those valuable qualities.

There is the power of love within you. Let that love always make a difference in the lives of those around you.

There is unique, original beauty within you. As you live each day, express that beauty in whatever you do, making it ever more abundant.

There is real, true, rich and wonderful life within you. In every moment, every day, live it as fully as you can imagine.

-- 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, July 28, 2014

Value in each challenge

Challenge is a fact of life. Though it might seem nice to trade your own particular challenges for somebody else's, you'd likely find those other challenges to be just as burdensome.

Instead of seeking to be free of your challenges, seek to be motivated to move successfully through them. A life with no challenge is a life with no opportunity for growth, fulfillment or satisfaction.

Your challenges are yours for a very good reason. They are precisely the challenges that will enable you to grow stronger, more capable, and more fulfilled.

So don't resent the challenges, and don't avoid those challenges. Don't complain about the challenges or pretend they're not there.

Deal with each challenge and become stronger. Work through every challenge and feel the confidence that comes from knowing you can do it.

Life's challenges give you the opportunity to experience yourself growing stronger. See each challenge for the potential value it represents, and make that value your own.

-- 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, July 26, 2014

Forgive yourself

Punishing yourself for your mistakes won't erase them or move you forward. Being angry and disappointed at yourself for a missed opportunity or a wasted day won't achieve anything positive.

Instead, forgive yourself, and free yourself from your past mistakes. Forgive yourself, learn from those mistakes, and turn your attention to what you can do now.

Choose to be more determined, more committed, and more focused rather than being angry. Transform the energy of disappointment and regret into useful action and achievement.

Whatever may have happened or failed to happen in the past, you have this moment right now. And you can make productive, meaningful use of it, beginning right now.

You don't have to let a disappointing experience turn into negative momentum. You have the power to instantly put yourself on a positive path, so make the choice to exercise that power.

Look ahead, imagine the best, and get yourself busy moving forward. Leave the regrets about the past in the past, and find renewed energy right now in building a great future.

-- 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, July 25, 2014

You have today

You have today. You can make it rich and you can fill it with meaning.

No matter what else you may have or not have, you have today. You have the priceless opportunity to live with purpose, passion, joy and love.

You can learn, explore, discover, build, connect, observe, understand, participate and lead. The possibilities available to you are determined by your creativity and your willingness to move life forward.

You have today, so while you do, grab some of those possibilities and run with them. You have today, and when it's over you'll be thankful you made such good use of it.

There is no need to wish for more when you understand and appreciate the value of what you have. You have today, and with it, the opportunity to create and experience as much richness as you can imagine.

Feel fully alive, feel capable, feel excited and enthusiastic about the great possibilities. You have today, right here and now, so live its magnificent promise in your own unique and satisfying way.

-- 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, July 24, 2014

Flowing through you

Let the best of life flow through you. Let yourself be a conduit through which life's amazing substance comes into the world.

Listen, watch, be aware, pay attention, be open, and allow the goodness to come to you. Then let that goodness come from you.

Take in and appreciate what is meaningful, and give it new meaning. Listen to the songs of life and then sing them with your own voice.

Experience the beauty and wonder of life's abundance that is all around you. Then add to that abundance in your own special way.

Feel how good it feels to be where you are, to be what you're doing. Then share that feeling in positive, creative and valuable ways.

Find joy as the best of life flows into your life. And delight in adding your own luster to that joy as it flows on far beyond you.

-- 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, July 23, 2014

You can make it better

Maybe you haven't been knocked off track. Maybe you've found a better way.

Perhaps the challenge is not there to punish you. Perhaps it is there to strengthen you.

When something disappointing happens, you don't have to automatically assume that it's a negative. In fact, you can find a way to make it a positive.

No, life won't magically be transformed into a wonderful experience just because you say so. However, there are always plenty of things you can do to make it better and better.

Remind yourself that there's a positive response to whatever happens, and you'll find that positive path forward. Commit yourself to making a difference, and you'll discover countless ways to do so.

No matter what happens, choose to see the positive possibilities. You never have to settle for the way life is, because you can always make it 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, July 22, 2014

Be more

You can be more than you've been. You can be more than you've even hoped or dreamed or imagined.

You can learn more, do more, achieve more, give more, experience more, laugh more, love more and live more. You're fully capable of all that, and more.

No matter where you've been or what you've already done, you can ask more of yourself. Then, you can truly enjoy the experience of making it happen.

By raising your own expectations, you put yourself on track to lift up the whole world. And the world will always welcome some more positive goodness and substance.

Ask more of yourself, of your life, of your skills, resources and time, and then deliver it. Seek to live in a permanent state of growth and improvement, and you will live well indeed.

You can always be more, and do more, and add more to the miracle that is life. Be more, and feel your growing positive energy as it fills 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.