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Daily Motivation

Tue, Jan 21 2020 8:30 AM by Ladychipper. 691 replies.
  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Mon, Nov 12 2018 8:20 AM

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    Be well

    In all your getting and giving, doing, going, learning, creating, remember this essential objective. Be well.

    Your well being is far more important then beating all the other drivers to the next intersection. Take care not to sacrifice any of that well being just to gain a temporary, meaningless win.

    You may have good cause to carry a grudge against someone who has wronged you. Yet you have an even better reason to forgive, to let it go, and to be well.

    Don’t let your good intentions trample the actual goodness you enable yourself to experience. In every moment, be well.

    Give the best of yourself while also taking great care of yourself. Make real progress while also allowing yourself to experience real joy.

    Be kind, be generous, be truthful, loving, purposeful, active, effective. And in all you do, be well.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Tue, Nov 13 2018 8:37 AM

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Path forward

    There is a way through. There is a path forward.

    You may have to turn around and back up for a while. You may have to admit your assumptions were wrong.

    Yet as you keep going, as you persist in doing what must be done, the progress will come. Your effectiveness increases, and your momentum grows.

    The achievement will be more difficult than you thought it would be. And that makes it even more valuable than you first imagined.

    Every twist and turn, every effort, every setback, every small victory, will add to that value. Working your way forward, you’ll discover and develop new capabilities, new strength, new confidence.

    Open yourself fully to the real and present possibility of success. And push yourself positively, constantly, to make it happen.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Wed, Nov 14 2018 11:30 AM

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    What you desire

    Admit to yourself what you really, truly desire. Then go right ahead and do something positive and substantive to make it happen.

    There’s a reason you desire whatever you desire. That desire will remind you, encourage you, push you to give the best of what you can give.

    Specifically, what would you most like to be doing with your life, and why? You owe it not only to yourself, but to all the world, to follow the purpose you care most about.

    From washing machines and jet airplanes to magnificent symphonies and lifesaving medicines, many good and valuable things begin with someone’s desire. What’s possible, or even seemingly impossible, becomes real because of authentic desire.

    Exactly how would you love for life to be? Take the time, have the courage, accept the responsibility to answer that in your own unique way.

    Explore your desire, dare to dream, and do the work to make those dreams real. There’s goodness and value in what you desire, when you let those desires come to life through your positive efforts.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Thu, Nov 15 2018 7:58 AM

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Enough of just getting by

    You’ve had more than enough of just getting by. Begin today to live life at the very highest level.

    Step beyond those cheap pleasures that mainly waste your time and offer no meaning in return. Free yourself from the limiting, shortsighted demands of your ego.

    Decide once and for all that worry and fear can no longer pull you down or hold you back. Choose today to live in the best way you can envision.

    Be at peace with all that is, as it is. Accept the power that is yours to make positive, loving use of it all.

    Be thankful for the mistakes you’ve made and for all the wisdom you’ve gained from them. Be eager to put that great experience to work in making life for everyone better than it has ever been.

    This is a time, a place, a situation in which you can thrive. Step up to the challenge of greatness within you, and share that special greatness with all of life.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Fri, Nov 16 2018 9:16 AM

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Keep up the great work

    Look at how far you’ve come. Imagine how far you can now go.

    The challenges are great, yet you’ve been through many challenges before. And in working through those challenges you’ve employed innovation, persistence, resourcefulness, faith, and great strength to forge much lasting value.

    Appreciate all you have. Think of the great things you can now do with what you have.

    Life has countless possibilities for improvement. Today you have the opportunity to make some of those improvements.

    Go ahead and give yourself an enjoyable moment of satisfaction for that opportunity. Then give yourself even greater satisfaction by going to work on it.

    Life is good and now you are making it better. Keep up the great work.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Sat, Nov 17 2018 12:40 PM

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Value in the living

    The value of life is in the living of it. And the living of life is now.

    Happiness is not found in some imagined perfect someday. Happiness is ready for you to make it happen, to enjoy and experience it now.

    It’s great to have dreams, goals, ambitions, and to work steadily toward them. Yet while you do, remember to enjoy the quiet, beautiful treasures in each ordinary moment.

    Let go of any judgments and conditions you’ve placed on joy, and simply allow joy to flow, right now, right here. Every day, every person, every activity, every conversation has value to add to your life.

    Don’t put off the living of your life just because conditions are not perfect. Go ahead and experience fully this day’s portion of the amazing journey you’re on.

    Fill your heart with gratitude, and open your awareness to the best possibilities. Life is experienced in the living of it, and now is here for you to live.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Mon, Nov 19 2018 7:05 AM

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    Live with quality

    Live this day with quality. Whatever you do, do it well, with focus, care, respect and consideration.

    Your life deserves the highest quality. Give it quality thoughts, quality time, quality relationships, quality actions and adventures.

    It makes no sense to rush from one shallow, empty experience to the next. Rather than being afraid of missing out, seek to stir your spirit with deep passion.

    Whether you’re sweeping the sidewalk, climbing a mountain, or cooking dinner, you can do it with quality. Each moment is unique and precious, as is your life, so act accordingly.

    Commit yourself to living with quality, and you’ll instill a strong sense of purpose into all you do. You’ll empower yourself to transcend the confusion and assemble consequential achievements.

    Seek quality, support quality, create quality, and insist on nothing less than quality in what you do. Live with quality in every undertaking, and fulfill your highest and best possibilities.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Tue, Nov 20 2018 11:16 AM

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Put yourself out there

    Don’t wait for the situation to dictate your actions. Take control of the situation and bend it in a positive direction.

    Formulate your strategy and then execute your plans with discipline and persistence. Know what you intend to do, and do what you know you must do.

    Don’t wait until you hear opportunity knocking. Prepare yourself long before the opportunity has gelled, placing yourself in the optimum position to seize that opportunity.

    Dreams become reality not by waiting or wishing, but through preemptive, focused, ambitious action. Look ahead, think ahead, plan ahead, act with passion and purpose.

    Put yourself out there, eager to give all you have to every moment of every day. The special greatness within you deserves to be expressed and fulfilled.

    Allow confidence, courage, and achievement to grow upon themselves through your attitude and actions. Put yourself out there, and make great things happen.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Wed, Nov 21 2018 11:49 AM

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Hope is present

    Hope is present today. Goodness is possible now.

    Beauty dwells in every corner of existence. Possibility permeates each moment, all circumstances, the whole of life.

    The squabbles, deadlines and dramas of everyday experience can seem so consequential. Yet they pale in comparison to the extent of goodness that can be.

    Take a moment, take a breath, and remember who you are, what you have, all you can do. Feel the fresh, raw hope that streams into life from its endless source.

    Take hold of that hope. Let it fill you with awareness of the possibilities for new value, goodness, richness and meaning.

    No matter where you’ve come from, or what direction you’ve been going, today you can move positively forward. Hope is present, and you are here to put it to work.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Thu, Nov 22 2018 7:10 AM

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Ways to be thankful

    What you reject and despise, wears you down. What you accept and embrace, and can actually be thankful for, serves to empower you.

    You don’t have to completely agree with someone in order to be thankful for that person in your life. Though your current situation is far from perfect, there are many things about it to be thankful for.

    Instead of rushing to assign blame or hand out judgments, look for ways to be thankful. Enable yourself to see the positive aspects, the opportunities for value.

    Rather than plummeting into frustration, despair, or anger, look for ways to be thankful. Give yourself the advantage of a conscious connection to life’s abundance.

    Look for ways to be thankful, and you’ll find ways to pull yourself and your whole world forward. Look for ways to be thankful, and you’ll discover value, beauty, truth, and possibilities that otherwise would be hidden.

    Look for ways to be thankful, and you’re doing a whole lot more than just being nice. You’re making the whole of your life, and everyone else’s, a much richer and more rewarding experience.


    — Ralph Marston