Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Five Ways to Feel Motivated Now

1. Put on your favourite, upbeat, song and play it LOUD! (Go on, have a little boogie to it - you'll feel even more motivated)

2. Ring your bestest, most motivated friend who can always make you laugh and bounce a few ideas off her - you know she'll back you up because she believes in you almost more than you do

3. Load an inspiring or motivating audio book into your MP3 and go out for a power walk - you'll feel fit and fantastic. It doesn't have to be about motivation - it could be a biography of someone you admire or a guide to doing something you've always wanted to do.

4. Start a scrapbook of all your achievements in life so far - cut out pictures, draw a few diagrams, paste in certificates of everything from Fun Runs to first houses and then make a collage of all the achievements you want to put into your book over the next 1, 5, 10 and 15 years. Use it to help you feel motivated every day.

5. Do one thing you've been putting off RIGHT NOW! Clean that cupboard that's driving you mad, make that phone call, post that form off or check out that website and fill in the response form. The best way to feel motivated is to TAKE. ACTION. NOW.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10th Aniversary of 911 Videos

Has ten years really passed since the World Trade Center was attacked? For many of us it seems like yeaterday and for some it must feel like an eternity since they were with their loved ones. To quote Prince William at the Christchurch Earthquake memorial service: "Grief is the price we pay for love"

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to fulfil it

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Motivational Poem: Giving by Arthur William Beer


by Arthur William Beer

To get he had tried, yet his store was still meagre
To a wise man he cried, in a voice keen and eager;
"Pray tell me how may I successfully live?"
And the wise man replied: "To get you must give."
As to giving he said, "What have I to give?"
I've scarce enough bread, and of course one must live;
But I would partake of life's bountiful store.
Came the wise man's response: "Then you must give more"
The lesson he learned; to get was forgotten
Toward mankind he turned with a love new begotten
As he gave of himself in useful living.
Then joy crowned his days, for he grew rich in giving.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Inspiration from my Silk Tree

I was looking at the silk tree in the garden today. It's been completely bare since autumn - all the leaves and blossoms long gone. It's sad it has to look dead for half the year but I realised if it didn't lose it's leaves I would't get those little rays of sunshine throughout the winter in my lounge which, in the summer, is shaded by the silk tree. The tree reminded me of my goals; it still looks bare and dead but I know with a cretainty that as the weather warms and the days get longer new life will spring form the branches. Little green leaves will uncurl and fluffy pink pom pom blossoms will open. If we want to achieve our dreams, even when all hope seems gone and things look as bare as a silk tree in winter we have to hold on to the unshakable conviction that when summer comes, as it does every year, new life will burst forth from where there was nothing but bare branches.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Accountability Motivational Quotes

"I must do something" always solves more problems than "Something must be done." Anon

“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.“  Alfred Adler
“Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all.Persian Proverb
“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.“  Sir Josiah Stamp
“God does not want us to do extraordinary things; He wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.“  Bishop Gore
“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.“-  Moliere
“I am not bound to win
but I am bound to be true;
I am not bound to succeed
but am bound to live up
to what light I have.
Abraham Lincoln