Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Life gives you options

The questions and mysteries give you a chance to learn. The challenges give you an opportunity to make a positive difference.

The people with whom you disagree give you a way to see life from a different perspective. The disappointments you endure can put you on a path toward becoming more determined and effective.

Instead of complaining about what's negative, you can look for what's positive. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you can feel fortunate to be where you are.

When there's nothing interesting or exciting going on, you have the chance to exercise and strengthen your imagination. When the world feels gray and dreary, you can find unique, original beauty in the unlikeliest of places.

Every day, life gives you options. What you choose from those options and what you do with them, determines where you are at the end of the day.

Right now, you have many options. Choose the most positive, life-affirming, interesting, loving and fulfilling ones, and the reality of your life will follow along.

-- 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, August 26, 2014

Here today

You are here today, alive and aware. You have power and influence, skills and abilities right here and now, so put them to good use right here and now.

You can get yourself all wrapped up in a tangled mess of inaction by wondering and worrying about what might happen. Choose instead to get yourself passionate and enthusiastic about what will happen when you make the effort to make a positive difference.

You are here today, so do something great with it. You are here today, in a world of beauty and possibility and opportunity, so seize the moment, this one right here, and make it count.

What do you really, truly want to do and how to you really, truly want to feel? What is so massively important to you that nothing else really matters in comparison?

Challenge yourself to honestly answer those questions. Then, pick yourself up and go do all you can to make those desirable and meaningful things a reality in your world.

You are here today, living in an authentic one-of-a-kind opportunity that will never come again. Grab it and joyfully run with it as fast as you can.

-- 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, August 25, 2014

Value in your life

Don't discount what you already have. There is great value in your life if you will simply open yourself up to see it, to appreciate it, and to make meaningful use of it.

Sometimes the challenges can seem so overwhelming that they block out everything else. Yet when the challenges are at their greatest is precisely when you can benefit most from connecting to the abundance in your life.

That abundance is absolutely there. So how do you see it, and make use of it?

Start by being thankful for the life you have, and for the people, places, things and events in it. Then, focus on a vision of exactly how you would like your life to be, if it could be any way you choose.

Make that vision an intention, and commit yourself to that intention without compromise. Allow yourself to become positively passionate and joyful about working your way toward where you truly wish to go.

When you have something positive and specific upon which to focus, you'll begin to see more and more of the value that's already yours. And you'll be able to make good and loving use of that value to move positively and enthusiastically forward.

-- 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, August 23, 2014

A giving heart

When you live with a giving heart you don't have to participate in the world's negativity. You can give your own goodness to any situation.

You can wake up each morning absolutely certain that it's going to be a great day. You can know without a doubt that there will always be new opportunities to experience the joy of your generosity.

When you live with a giving heart you never have to be disappointed. There is always something you can do to experience true fulfillment.

When your concerns cease to be all about you, the possibilities for joy become infinite. Seek to truly give of yourself, and previous limitations fall quickly away.

With a giving heart your words and actions take on the power of truth and authenticity. With each new situation comes a new way to make a positive difference.

Let yourself live with a giving heart. See the world in a whole new light, and experience life and joy at the highest levels.

-- 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, August 22, 2014

Let it push you forward

You don't have to be annoyed. You can be inspired.

You don't have to be frustrated. You can be motivated and determined.

The way you respond is not dictated solely by the situation. The way you respond is decided by you.

No matter what has happened, your attitude is a choice that's made by you. Instead of letting the interruptions, distractions and frustrations get you down, you can just as realistically choose to let them push you forward.

It's natural to assume that negativity must make you negative, and that you must have some kind of positive reinforcement in order to be positive. But that's not the case at all, because you can choose to move positively forward no matter what.

Decide that you'll let both the good things and the bad things push you ahead. And be amazed at how far you can 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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A way to keep going

There is so much that must be done. And although you may not get it all finished today, you can get something done, so go ahead and do it.

Some tasks will likely take longer than you anticipated, and that can be frustrating. Yet even when the progress is slow, you are indeed making progress, so choose to be more thankful and less frustrated.

Instead of complaining about what you can't do, put all your focus and energy into what you can do, and into what you are doing. Little by little, bit by bit, work your way forward.

One of the biggest enemies of persistence is discouragement. So refuse to be discouraged, and congratulate yourself on making one step at a time.

Plenty of things can slow you down, yet you don't have to let anything stop you completely. Even if it's just in a small way, you can find a way to keep going.

It feels great to know you're making a difference, so do a little bit, and feel a little better. Keep going, and you'll soon be amazed at how far you've come.

-- 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, August 20, 2014

Positive path forward

Acting with arrogance toward others does not add any positive value to your life. Being spiteful does not bring you any lasting sense of fulfillment.

It is completely understandable to be frustrated and angered by the words and actions of others. Yet the answer is not to add to the existing negativity with more negativity of your own.

Imagine taking the high road. Imagine putting your energy into positive pursuits instead of into negative reactions.

Your life is too precious to spend even a few moments of it consumed with hatred or arrogance or other kinds of negativity. For the sake of your own well being, turn your attention toward the good and beneficial things you can think and do.

Take the time to consider what adds value to your life and your world, and what takes that value away. Then commit yourself to living in such a way that adds more value.

Each moment is filled with countless possibilities, so choose the very best ones. Instead of getting mired in negativity, lift yourself higher by taking the most positive path forward.

-- 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.