Thursday, October 2, 2014

Use your expectations

Expect to make a difference today. Then do it.

Expect to use what you have, from where you are, to create new and meaningful value. Expect to use your time and skills to add real goodness to life.

Expect to be kind, considerate, interested and helpful. Expect to be patient, understanding, generous and truthful.

Expect bright new opportunities to come your way, and you'll see them when they do. Expect to find wonder and beauty, and they'll delight you everywhere you go.

Expect to make this the most fulfilling day yet, then act to make it so. Expect more of yourself than ever before, and see how much you grow.

Use your expectations to create a shining path in front of you. Then walk that path with persistence and passion, and make your dreams come true.

-- 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, October 1, 2014

Don't blame

Don't blame your situation. Accept it, deal with it, transcend it and create something more positive.

Don't blame anyone else. Embrace responsibility, and put yourself in position to make a difference.

When you look for someone or something to blame, you have to look backwards. You're much better off looking at the way forward.

Raise everyone's expectations by moving beyond the question of blame. Look for ways to make progress instead of ways to make excuses.

You now have an opportunity to do something positive. Rather than blaming someone, you can benefit everyone.

Put your energy where it will do the most good. Make the smart choice to leave the blame behind as you lead your whole world 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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Good enough

If you don't have time to get it all done, get some of it done. If you're not able to do it perfectly, do it the best you can.

It's great to visualize an ideal world. Always keep in mind, though, that you must live in the real world as it is.

Conditions are never going to be perfect, so stop waiting endlessly for them to be. The fact is, you can arrange for conditions to be good enough, and then go forward with what you have.

Aim for perfection, but don't let that stop you from working with reality. Live according to your highest vision, and also with practical, common sense.

Climb to the top of the mountain and get a clear view of the big picture. Then commit yourself to taking care of all the little details, filling that big picture with living richness.

See life as the best it can be, and live life as it comes to you. That will keep you always moving in a positive, fulfilling direction.

-- 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, September 29, 2014

Get up and get going

Taking action is not as difficult as you imagine it to be. Get up now and get it done.

The comfort and ease of doing nothing are highly overrated, especially in the long run. Life is here, life is miraculously yours, so live it.

Live life fully by taking an active role in it. Feel your purpose, feel your desire, feel your dreams and follow them with all you have.

Make a commitment, voice your opinion, use your skills and put real, active substance into this day. Step forward, put forth the effort, follow through and contribute your own brand of richness to this beautiful world.

The possibilities are all around you. Great new value is begging to be created, and you're in the fortunate position of being able to answer the call.

Remind yourself how effective you can be and then put that effectiveness to good use. Get up, get going and give your best to this great day.

-- 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, September 27, 2014

Make it your choice

Let go of the thoughts that you need to do, that you need to have, and that you need to be this or that. Embrace the opportunities to choose to do, choose to have, and choose to be.

If you're constantly catching up with your needs, you're operating from a perspective of weakness. Instead, see the tasks, commitments and responsibilities as things you have chosen, and give your life the positive power it deserves.

From all the available possibilities, your choices have brought you to where you are today. Going forward, your choices can take you where you wish to go.

Don't discourage or frustrate yourself by seeing yourself as burdened with needs. Make it your intentional choice to do what you do, and discover your true power and effectiveness.

Put energy, joy and satisfaction into your work by choosing to get it done. Add great value to your relationships, your commitments and responsibilities by choosing to honor them with the way you live.

Don't let the perception of need enslave you. Allow the reality of your positive choices to give the power of purpose to all you do.

-- 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, September 26, 2014

Prison of your own making

Are you holding yourself in a prison of your own making? If so, today you can choose to set yourself free.

Worries, insecurities, outdated assumptions, and a negative self image can all prevent you from experiencing life at its best. You can let those limiting influences fall cleanly away from your life.

The obstacles that life sends your way will continually challenge you, and yet with intention and commitment you can move beyond them. Before you can do that, however, you must set yourself free of the self-imposed obstacles.

Raise your vision of yourself above any troubles and shortcomings that may have occurred in your past. This is now, and you owe it to yourself to maintain an empowering view of yourself.

If you've known a lot of disappointment, there's no need to fear more disappointment or failure. Just accept that they will occasionally come, and look forward to the great satisfaction you'll find in working your way beyond them.

Choose to set yourself free from defeating thoughts that have held you back. Knock down the walls you've built around you, and let the full richness of life come in.

-- 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, September 25, 2014

A new you

If you're stuck, you don't have to be. If you're weary, disappointed or unmotivated, you don't have to be.

You can change, and you can make that change for the better. You can transform your thoughts, your perspective, your direction, your possibilities and your life.

Every moment, a new you is being born. You can simply let the new you be just like the old you, or you can choose to make improvements.

If your past has not lived up to your highest expectations and best possibilities, now is your opportunity to break with that past. A new you is being born, and you can fill that new you with new, positive energy, assumptions, expectations and actions.

Everything you're disappointed about has already happened. This is the new you, with the opportunity to make much better things happen.

Right now there's a new you, more knowledgeable, experienced, capable and inspired than ever before. Let the new you step forward and make life the best 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.