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Daily Motivation

Tue, Aug 11 2020 7:34 AM by Ladychipper. 884 replies.
  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Tue, Jan 29 2019 8:30 AM

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Aim far and focus near

    When the details of the moment confound and frustrate you, draw inspiration from the goal, the purpose, the vision you seek to fulfill. When that vision seems hopelessly far away, find solace in your ability to take small yet meaningful steps toward it from right where you are.

    Set your aim high, and set your focus on the moment. Keep yourself aligned with your most treasured dreams, and keep yourself busy with the practical, useful, effective efforts that will bring those dreams to fruition.

    Keep your aim far ahead and keep your focus upon all you can do right now. Let your work benefit from and be inspired by your purpose, and enable your purpose to be fulfilled by your work.

    The big picture will motivate you to keep going. The small details will create the pathway for you to get there.

    Many people dream but never fulfill those dreams, and too many others stay busy but never really are headed anywhere. By aiming far and focusing near, you can be both a dreamer and a doer, someone who follows a dream and actually reaches it.

    Give purpose to your actions and actions to your purpose. Aim far, focus near, and work your way to exactly where you want to be.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Wed, Jan 30 2019 6:20 AM

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Energy of achievement

    Allow peace to fill you. Allow purpose to return to your awareness.

    Discomfort and frustration have faded away. Now is your time to care, to focus on what matters, to love, to experience real things.

    Feel the desire to make a difference, that burns brightly within. Ride upon the energy of that desire as it expands and sustains your positive, effective actions.

    Now, the distractions cannot distract you. Now, your thoughts and efforts are aimed in a consistent, beneficial direction.

    Now, you are in the zone where great achievement is brought forth. Now, you experience the extraordinary satisfaction of making good and meaningful progress.

    Creativity is unleashed, efforts feel effortless, and the energy of achievement flows freely. Now, get some great and valuable work done.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Thu, Jan 31 2019 7:43 AM

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Much good to do

    You cannot have life without some adversity. What you can have is strength in the face of adversity, and that’s a much better bargain.

    You cannot make progress without encountering challenges. What you can have, though, are the courage, determination, and persistence to push through those challenges.

    Do not wish for life to be easy, because that is a wish for life to be empty. Seek instead the strength and fortitude to live a life filled with meaning and substance.

    Awaken again each day to the wondrous reality of your problems, your possibilities, your limitations, courage, gratitude, disappointment, generosity, and love. Life is a rich bundle of powerful forces and varied directions, with so many great options for living it well.

    Find solid confidence in knowing that whatever you encounter, you can encounter with grace, with integrity, with a commitment to add more goodness to life. Though you cannot choose the strength or direction of the wind, you can decide precisely where it propels you.

    Welcome that wind as it teases, as it shifts, as it howls, and revel in the awesome energy that is life. You have much good to do, and here is your day, your opportunity, to do it.


    — Ralph Marston

  • HenryKawa Canada
    1,204 Posts
    Thu, Jan 31 2019 9:30 AM


    This message is a good one.  I needed it this morning.   My wife and I seem to get overly stressed out about things to do with our son.   The stress turns into depression.  Depression turns into other things.   I have to learn how to deal with adversity better.

    Thank you.


  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Thu, Jan 31 2019 11:17 AM

    Hi Henry,

    Glad I could help you today in some way. 

    Depression is a nasty thing to deal with but you can do it.  I have had to deal with it too but I turn to a higher power to help me get through it.  Perhaps your son could use some counseling?

    Let me know if I can be of more help.


    Marion :-)

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Fri, Feb 1 2019 8:27 AM

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Widen your vision

    Focus can be good, valuable, and like every valuable thing it is also costly. While you focus on one thing you necessarily blind yourself to everything else.

    For this reason, whether you’ve been focused on positive achievement or on negative despair, there are things you’ve missed. Your vision of the options and resources available to you, is incomplete.

    Consider that whatever you’ve been through in the past has hidden some of your best opportunities of the present. It’s time to let go of the conflicts, defeats, and victories that are over, so you can gain access to the possibilities that are now.

    Whatever you’ve been focused on, whether a desire, a frustration, a challenge, allow it to fall cleanly away from your awareness for a while. Open your eyes, open your mind, open your willingness to discover a new and better way forward.

    You don’t have to abandon your goals and ambitions, and your problems will not magically go away. However, you can benefit greatly from widening your vision for a while, to consider options that your focus and commitment may have hidden from you.

    Don’t let your powerful focus lock you into tunnel vision, and don’t let your persistence degrade into stubbornness. Widen your vision every now and then, take a look around, and make sure you’re not ignoring your best possibilities.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Sat, Feb 2 2019 11:44 AM

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

    Grow stronger

    New strength begins with your willingness to be stronger. Once you choose inside to be stronger, you are.

    Decide to be more resilient, and you have what it takes to live up to that decision. Commit to be more courageous, more disciplined, more purposeful, more tolerant and generous, and suddenly you are.

    No person, no situation, no deficiency is stopping you from growing in strength with every experience. It’s a choice you can make again and again.

    It’s easy to hide from your own potential strength, and many people will enable you to do so. But your better choice is to connect with that strength, put it to good use, and make more of it.

    What if some of the things that previously filled you with dismay and fear, were suddenly to inspire courage and determination? What if you decided that yes, you can do some good and useful thing you’ve always told yourself you could never do?

    The strength you have is the strength you choose to allow and develop in your life. Think strong, act strong, and grow stronger with each passing day.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Mon, Feb 4 2019 8:29 AM

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Great opportunity of now

    There are no good excuses, and it wouldn’t matter if there were. Your life is the way it is, and now is your opportunity to do something with it.

    If there are problems, now is when you can stop dwelling on those problems and start taking action to resolve them. If you have dreams, goals, ambitions, here is where the wishing and fantasizing end, and the action begins.

    What counts now is the same for anything you want to be, or plan to accomplish, or need to do. What counts now is actually doing it.

    Put your wishes into action, put your plans into motion. Step right up to the challenges and begin to push yourself through them.

    If something is standing in your way, move it, change it, get around it, or find another way. Work with what you have, expand upon it, commit to persistent action, and make good things happen.

    Whatever the circumstance, whatever the objective, this is your time to act. Give yourself over to the great opportunity of now.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Tue, Feb 5 2019 11:40 AM

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    What you appreciate

    Want to quickly escape your negative attitude? Find something you can appreciate.

    Looking to uncover the hidden value in a difficult situation? Figure out what it is about that situation you can appreciate.

    Step into the room, into the job, into the challenge with the intention of discovering what you can appreciate. What you’ll find are powerful ways and reasons that will pull you forward.

    At the beginning of each day, mentally pick something you can truly appreciate, and carry it out into the world with you. All day long, let it serve as a shield against any negativity you encounter.

    When meeting a new person, don’t fret about making a good impression. Instead, focus on finding what you can appreciate about that person, and get the relationship off to a great start.

    What you appreciate about life becomes more valuable, to you and everyone else. See how much you can appreciate, and see how much real treasure you can uncover.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,469 Posts
    Wed, Feb 6 2019 7:47 AM

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Special occasion

    Give yourself the gift of a meaningful moment, every moment. Let your life absorb and experience the rich substance of life, in everything you do.

    Don’t sit idle, waiting and hoping for a special occasion. The special occasion is here, now, always, and it is your life.

    Adventure is not just found in distant, exotic locales. Adventure is yours to live whenever you choose, wherever you are.

    Life is adventurous, special, fulfilling, to the extent you enable and allow and encourage it to be. Live this occasion as the special occasion it truly is.

    Go ahead and remind yourself how fortunate you are to be you. Celebrate the special occasion that is right now, and magnify the joy by sharing it with all those around you.

    Fill your heart with gratitude for the special occasion of now. And make it even more so.


    — Ralph Marston