I love coining a new motivational or thought-provoking quote. Here are a few more from my library. May they inspire you or just make you ponder.
Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s been studying and practicing personal development for 30 years. He’s also studied many of the world’s spiritual traditions and mythologies.
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You often hear sportscasters talk about a team getting “Big Mo” on their side. In that context, they’re referring to momentum. I’m talking about the other “Big Mo” – motivation. If you have the latter, I can practically guarantee you’ll have the the former.
What is Motivation?
It’s an internalized drive that pulls your powers of heart, mind, and body in a purposeful direction. It pushes you toward action and achievement and away from stagnation and procrastination. It’s something within that lights your fire, drives ambition, gives you a zest for life, and provides a reason for getting up in the morning.
Where Does It Come From?
Inspiration. Many use motivation and inspiration interchangeably. They’re similar concepts, but their source is different. While motivation is the internal fire, inspiration is the external spark that lights it. Ate you looking for motivation? The good news is its inspiration can come from a million places – a movie, a book, an experience, a sudden insight, a conversation with a friend. There’s no end to the constant sparks around you ready, as soon as you’re willing, to light that fire inside.
How to Make Motivation Work for You
Great! Now you know what motivation is and where you can dip your candle to get the flame going. How do you use it and keep it burning?
If you do these five things, rinse, and repeat, you’ll never be unmotivated in your life again.
Have a beautiful and MOTIVATED day!
They’re at it again. The media and politicians are starting to use the “R” word – recession. I’ve noticed over time that recessions are as much mass psychological events as they are mass economic events. In fact, I’d argue the former create the behaviors that create the latter once the seed is planted in enough heads.
Today’s affirmation is meant to affirm that you will come out on top regardless of the economy.
Choose your thoughts wisely!
Have you ever noticed how often your first instinct was right? Have had an impulse to take a certain course only to overthink it and choose something that didn’t work out as well? We’ve all done it and we’ve done it repeatedly.
Look nothing’s 100 percent, but our instinct – that first impulse when we’re faced with a choice – has it’s advantages over what comes next. It’s not limited or filtered or justified. In many ways, it’s more completely connected to who you really are and to your connection to the vast wisdom of the universe.
Beyond that impulse, shoulds and fears and various forms of conditioning start to mold and shape your decision until it’s barely recognizable as yours.
I’m not suggesting that you be anti-intellectual and refuse to think or consider all possibilities. Only that you recognize the value, the wisdom, and authenticity that first impulse emits and that you give it a fair chance to inform your choices.
Examples could go from the very simple to the very significant decisions in your life.
Ultimately, we choose a path. Hindsight is often the only gauge to see which was the better choice. Yet, I’ll bet you’ve regretted not following your instinct many more times than you have rejecting something you overthought.
Today’s video affirmation encourages you to follow your instincts.
Trust, young Skywalker, trust!