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Daily Motivation

Tue, Jan 21 2020 8:30 AM by Ladychipper. 691 replies.
  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Fri, Jan 11 2019 8:19 AM

    You are most welcome guys!  Happy to be of some help to you.

    Wait until you see today's motivation, it's awesome!!  :-)

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Fri, Jan 11 2019 8:20 AM

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Positive territory

    Some days it seems the whole world is infected with negativity. But that’s no reason for you to be similarly infected.

    Where you see carelessness and incompetence, let it lead you to be more caring and effective. When you encounter anger and disparagement, let it inspire you to be more tolerant, optimistic and encouraging.

    In a negative environment, be the person to claim the positive territory. Then set out to expand that territory.

    You’re not likely to stop the discord and fighting by fighting against it. What you can do, is to think, speak, and act so positively that you render the negativity useless and irrelevant.

    It could be that those negative people you encounter have forgotten they have any other option. Be the person to show them, with the way you live, a better choice.

    Live with love, with excellence, with an optimistic, affirmative outlook. And make the world around you a more positive place.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
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    Sat, Jan 12 2019 9:17 AM

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Best of what is possible

    What can you do, that you’ve forgotten you can do? What can you do, that you’ve never known you could do?

    What would cease to be impossible if you could stop assuming it to be impossible? What would you achieve if you were convinced you could achieve it?

    Reality is more than what has already been, or what is now, or what you’re sure of. The most exciting and valuable part of reality is what is possible.

    Your possibilities are just as real as your memories, your doubts, and your assumptions. Which will you choose to believe, to express, to follow into the future?

    Instead of focusing on the obstacles, you can decide to see the opportunities inside the obstacles. Instead of being dismayed at what has happened, be encouraged and excited about what is now possible.

    Open yourself beyond your fears, beyond your doubts, beyond the excuses and assumptions. Open yourself to the best of what is possible, and make that your central reality.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
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    Mon, Jan 14 2019 7:59 AM

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Live fully as it comes

    This day will soon be over. Enjoy its special wonder, its unique place in your life, while it is here.

    Your problems will eventually be solved. While you have them, learn from them, grow, innovate, draw inspiration and determination from them.

    You will not always be where you now find yourself. While you’re in this place, fully appreciate it, explore its details, and add its distinctive substance to your experience.

    Some of the people you share this moment with, you may not see again for a long time, if ever. Treasure the time you spend with them, give your best to the encounter, get the most out of it.

    To live your life fully you must live it fully as it comes. Avoid putting off until later, for later can never again offer the missed opportunities of now.

    Use the good china, embrace those you love, speak your mind, soak in the beauty, share your feelings. Life is yours to live, and now is when it happens best.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Tue, Jan 15 2019 8:59 AM

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Calm determination

    There’s no need to get all stressed about the task. Just get it done.

    There’s no reason to be overcome with worry about the problems. Just work on getting them solved.

    You can achieve without making it an epic drama that burns you out. There’s no limit to what you can do with calm determination.

    With calm determination, you even have some room for joy. Because you’re working at a sustainable pace, you’re able to keep at it for a long, productive time.

    Neither tyranny nor victimhood will serve your life well. Refuse to picture yourself as being anywhere on that continuum.

    Trade the stress, angst, and drama for something much more conducive to a satisfying, fulfilling life. Pursue your purpose with calm determination, and enjoy the journey every bit as much as the destination.


    — Ralph Marston

  • DoctorLarry United States
    3,039 Posts
    Tue, Jan 15 2019 12:56 PM

    Thank goodness there is at least one thread worth viewing evey day!

    Thanks, LadyChipper (Marion)


  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Tue, Jan 15 2019 1:21 PM

    Hi Larry,

    So sweet of you to say and thank you! 

    I try to bring some good cheer in here.




  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 12:04 PM

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Necessary steps

    Even the tallest mountain can be climbed, one step at a time. Even the widest, deepest ocean can be crossed, one rolling wave at a time.

    The moment never has to be wasted, for there is always something meaningful and productive you can do. Even when conditions are awful, there is some kind of progress you can make.

    That’s how most achievement happens. Those who achieve are those who keep taking the necessary steps, no matter what.

    Every moment is an opportunity to take a small step. In the immediate future you can complete a small task, and get just a little bit closer to the goal.

    Those moments add up. Today is full of them, and one such moment is here right now.

    What can you do with it that will move you forward? Now is your chance to act.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Thu, Jan 17 2019 7:58 AM

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Behind the mask

    Reach through the awkwardness. Reach through the rudeness, the anger, the fear, and find the person behind those things.

    Behind the mask is a genuine, beautiful person. Behind the mask is a lifetime filled with feelings, with hope, with dreams.

    When someone is unpleasant to you, remind yourself that the unpleasantness is mostly a mask. There’s a real person hiding in there, someone who would treasure the opportunity to treat you better.

    See if you can draw that genuine person out. Instead of putting on your own mask of being insulted, seek to make a positive human connection.

    Even if the other person’s attitude or behavior doesn’t improve, you’ll change the situation for the better. Because your own outlook will improve, you’ll be more patient, more understanding, less stressed.

    Reach behind the mask, even if the person behind the mask doesn’t reach back. Offer authenticity, empathy, understanding, and no matter the response, the world will be a better place.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    17,368 Posts
    Fri, Jan 18 2019 9:05 AM

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    If you’re stuck

    If you’re stuck, stop bemoaning the fact that you’re stuck. Start working on a different approach.

    Being stuck has nothing to do with the goal, with your purpose. Being stuck is all about the route you’re taking, and that’s something you can quickly change.

    Stop agonizing, wondering, planning, debating what you’re going to do. Don’t give yourself the opportunity to talk yourself out of action.

    Instead, choose another path and start making your way along that path. You’ll find out quickly enough whether it’s going to work.

    If you get stuck again, you’ll gain nothing by being upset or frustrated about it. Simply step onto yet another path, and go.

    Being stuck is a challenge, one you can overcome with action. Be persistent and flexible in your action, and you won’t be stuck for long.


    — Ralph Marston