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Daily Motivation

Sat, May 23 2020 8:42 AM by Ladychipper. 810 replies.
  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Fri, Jul 26 2019 9:12 AM

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Take time

    Take time to appreciate the beauty and wonder that constantly surround you. Take time to create new, original value out of the resources at your disposal.

    Take time to read the instructions, and to carefully follow all the steps. Take time to plan for tomorrow and beyond.

    Take time to listen. Take time to offer the encouragement and support of your presence.

    Take time to consider how thankful you are for the life you have. Take time to let the other people in your life know how important they are to you.

    Take time to offer kindness. Take time to understand.

    Make use of your time for something other than being hurried, worried, and anxious. Take time, and spend it living well.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Sat, Jul 27 2019 8:26 AM

    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Keep the progress going

    You’re doing good work. Keep it going.

    You’re learning what works and what doesn’t work. Continue improving your efforts based on what all that experience teaches.

    You’re building a better understanding of life and of your unique place in it. Feel your purpose as it becomes more and more perceptible, and put the power of that purpose into all you do.

    Although you still make mistakes, now you’re recovering more quickly from them. Although you continue to have setbacks, now you know you can get beyond them, and you do.

    You know what you love, what you care about, what your values are. And you’re becoming more effective at advancing and supporting all those things.

    Each day you’re getting better at meeting life’s challenges and making the most of life’s possibilities. Keep up the good work, and keep the progress going.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Mon, Jul 29 2019 7:01 AM

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    Fresh new occasion

    This day is a fresh new occasion, so bring a refreshed, enthusiastic version of you to it. The past is behind you, new possibilities beckon, and this is your time to thrive.

    Leave the harmful habits of your past, in your past. Bring your highest vision, your complete focus, your steadfast commitment, to the time at hand.

    There is much you can achieve today if you’ll simply let yourself do it. Make the choice to unleash the positive power that lives within you, and enjoy getting good things done.

    Allow the energy of your purpose to keep pushing you forward. Inoculate yourself from all the possible distractions by reminding yourself of your highest potential.

    If doubt or hesitation begin to creep in, take a deep breath of fresh air. Then see yourself casting out all doubt, hesitation, and other negativity as you exhale.

    This is your day to fulfill your highest potential. Give your best to the undertaking, and elevate your world with all you can achieve.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Tue, Jul 30 2019 6:52 AM

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    A day for achievement

    Rise above the clamor, extract yourself from the pettiness. Enter the realm of brilliant, dazzling achievement.

    You can do this, and now is when. Fill yourself to the core with solid, purposeful focus, and do what you do best.

    As the moments quickly vanish, you can be creating value that endures. When the day draws to a close, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you made great use of it.

    Every minute delivers countless options to you. And every minute you can choose the option that’s most beneficial for you, for those around you, for all of life.

    Today you have the chance to demonstrate and exemplify how good, how creative, how fulfilling life can be. Take that opportunity seriously while having plenty of fun with it.

    This is a day for great, meaningful achievement. And you are just the person to make it happen, starting right now.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Wed, Jul 31 2019 7:16 AM

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    Important work to do

    Build a shield of protection around your efforts and effectiveness. Keep reminding yourself of what you’ve decided to do, and why.

    Know what, know why, and you’ll keep the excuses at bay. Know what, know why, and you’ll prevent the distractions from distracting you.

    Keep your awareness focused on the goal, and you’ll continue devising good ways to reach it. Maintain a steady stream of actions, and the usefulness of those actions will grow.

    Recognize when you’ve strayed from the course. And rather than beating yourself up about it, simply get back on track.

    Allow your confidence to grow with every effort. Feel your commitment, determination, and persistence increase as you move forward.

    You have important work to do, valuable contributions to make. Give yourself every reason, every opportunity to get it done.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Thu, Aug 1 2019 11:22 AM

    Thursday, August 1, 2019

    You must choose

    Not only are you able to choose. You must choose.

    Though the possibilities may be unlimited, you cannot follow and fulfill them all. You have to have a clear concept of what’s most important to you, and choose your priorities accordingly.

    You cannot make progress by saying no to everything. But neither can you make progress by saying yes to everything, because you would simply be overwhelmed.

    Choose, based on what’s most meaningful, most enriching, most affirming. To do that, be honest with yourself about what matters, and then engage your courage to support it with the way you live.

    How do you know if a particular choice is right for you? It must be a choice for which you have authentic enthusiasm.

    Don’t miss the best opportunities by failing to choose, or by failing to narrow your choices. Choose, based on authentic purpose, and give your best to all you choose.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Fri, Aug 2 2019 6:57 PM

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    Problems are not the problem

    No situation is going to solve all your problems. But that’s okay, because the existence of problems is not really such a problem.

    Much of what makes life good is the satisfaction of dealing with its problems. If there were no problems, such satisfaction would be impossible.

    Go ahead and be thankful for the problems. Then get to work dealing with them in creative and enriching ways.

    Let go of the fantasy that you can somehow make your way to a perfect utopia that’s free of all problems. Instead, use your creative energy to envision and implement ways to thrive and to spread joy even when problems keep cropping up.

    Rather than letting the problems nag you and disappoint you, allow them to energize and inspire you. Appreciate the power they have to direct your focus toward what truly matters.

    Look confidently out at life, and see every problem as an opportunity to enrich your experience. Then go out among those problems and reap the rich rewards of a life well lived.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Sat, Aug 3 2019 12:29 PM

    Saturday, August 3, 2019

    Authentic rewards

    It’s easy to cheat, but what you gain by cheating is merely an empty token of success. Real success comes only by doing what’s honest and right, for yourself and others.

    If you wish to live well, really well, you must be committed to honesty and integrity. Sure, you can accumulate money, fame, and power by being dishonest, but those things won’t bring any true fulfillment.

    For any part of your life to be truly good, you must live with goodness in every part of your life. You cannot successfully integrate dishonest work practices, for example, with a good and fulfilling personal life.

    Integrity literally means being whole. Without it, your life gets ripped apart.

    You have to honestly earn the rewards of life in order for them to have meaning. Anything short of that just leads eventually to disappointment and regret.

    Don’t cheat yourself out of even the smallest opportunity to give goodness and meaning to life. Do the demanding, honest work, because you deserve life’s true, authentic rewards.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Mon, Aug 5 2019 12:04 PM

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    Richness of now

    Set an intention and follow it. Choose a goal and achieve it.

    Pick an adventure and experience it. Identify a problem and solve it.

    Get up, get going, and get yourself participating in life. Discover how much the possibilities expand once you start actively moving through them.

    Watch the sun come up and know that by the time daylight fades you will have made great progress. Use this day for more than just waiting, wondering, and wishing.

    Do that thing you’ve always wanted to do, meant to do, needed to do. Now is when your life is lived, so fill it with the best you can envision, now.

    Look far, aim high, give generously to the most positive possibilities. Demonstrate with your actions how thankful you are to be living the richness of now.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper United States
    18,060 Posts
    Tue, Aug 6 2019 8:07 AM

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    Life at its best

    You can make a difference, and you can make it now. You can make a difference, in your own life, in your family, your community, your world.

    You can observe, you can think, you can learn, you can plan, you can act. You can choose what is beneficial over what is harmful, what is helpful over what is hurtful.

    You can stand up straight, eager to move forward, instead of slumping in defeat and despair. You can look people in the eyes, and listen intently to what they say, and understand, and care.

    When the world feels cold and cruel, you can be warm, compassionate, encouraging. Although life is not fair, and circumstances often go terribly wrong, there are plenty of ways you can improve the world around you.

    You’ve done many good things and you can do many more. You know what is good, what is right, what is helpful, and you can act to make it happen.

    Today you have the power to lift life a little higher. Make a difference, and feel yourself living life at its best.


    — Ralph Marston