Monday Motivation – Dedicated to Mike Chalmers

Happy Monday Morning !!!

I have been back and forth with quotes and things lately, such as the insight new experiences offer to us if we’re willing to really recognize these moments (that is, allowing ourselves time to take them in), the integrity of a person, which is a direct reflection of their hard work and dedication to achieving the goals they say they want to (there is nothing worse than hearing someone TALK constantly about their goals, without ever seeing the ACTION to achieve them), and I have continually touched on the importance of NEVER GIVING UP.

So today, as I take a break from morning training, I am encouraging you to never give up, never stop three feet from gold, and view hardships as an opportunity for far greater success and opportunity because you have NOT given up.

“Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want”

Have a very beautiful day, marked by this very beautiful moment in which you are alive and not giving up on the goals and dreams that you most deeply desire and are working hard to achieve.

Make it a GREAT day.


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Motivation Thunder Monday

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”
-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

I love this one. I’ve sent a lot of emails about achieving goals, success, perseverance, but this is the first about the root/foundation needed to start your climb to the top: Self confidence.

BE the person who is honest, intelligent, organized, responsible, committed.

BE optimistic, enthusiastic, dependable, focused, persistent.

BE a positive thinker, energetic, hard worker, appreciative, generous, considerate.

BE gentle, patient, caring, sensitive.

BElieve in yourself, your strengths, your abilities, your dreams and desires.

I BELIEVE each of you represent these qualities and I have been blessed that each of you have shared them with me, on different occasions, different days, in different ways (yes, I rhymed that on purpose).

TODAY is a NEW day, Impossible is NOTHING !!


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Motivation for Monday :)

Today’s inspiration via words comes at a very coincidental time in my life, where friendships are strengthened or weakened, lost but never forgotten; which is inevitable as we grow and mark our lives with our individual experiences, opportunities, successes, and obstacles. It also reminded me of a refreshing conversation (which are always this way with this fine young chap) about how truly influencing our friendships are on our own POSITIVITY–positive flow of ideas, thoughts, emotions, energy- and how easily, on the other hand, we are taken off course by someone who does not support what we’re truly searching to accomplish.

EVERYONE have a phenomenal start to your week. Get the engine revving at full speed starting now.
EVERYONE spread love today–a kind word, a kind act, a kind smile.
EVERYONE pick up at least 1 piece of garbage !
EVERYONE keep on rockin’ in this FREE WORLD.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.”
-Thomas Dreier, Author

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Motivation for Monday Morning

“The future belongs to those who fuse intelligence with faith, and who with courage and determination grope their way forward from chance to CHOICE, from blind adaptation to creative evolution.”
–Charles E. Merriam (1876-1953)

Our present was at one time our future. We got here because of the choices we made. As we continue to learn and grow, we are better equipped to make the kinds of choices that bring us to the future we envision for ourselves.

“Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.”

Make today happen. Make life happen. Make it great.
Have a phenomenal start to your week.

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Motivation for Monday :)

“The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.” — Bo Bennett, Author

This quote blew my mind this morning. Two reasons/thoughts on why and how:

1. I reflected (in writing) on the positive flow of emotions, energy and awesome events that occur when we are committed and focused on achieving the goals we set for ourselves. It is important to reflect on this positivity regularly, but especially during times when it is easy to become distracted (holidays, birthdays, special events etc), unmotivated, and/or unfocused. This (amongst more obvious reasons) is WHY it is important to have clearly defined goals, ones which you have hand printed and which are easily accessible in order for you to review them on a daily basis. This is so that you are constantly reinforcing, re-motivating, and re-focusing on what you are working towards. As I mentioned earlier, by reflecting in writing, I am able to use this outlet as a way to reinforce/re-motivate when I feel I’m becoming unfocused or distracted.

2. Regardless of the outcome during the pursuit of your goal(s), it is true that by honestly committing to setting and achieving goals, you will become infinitely more disciplined and strong of character. Character: Your ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the initial moment is past. Character enables us to reach long term goals, even when faced with times when we’d like to quit. A person with character finds a special attractiveness to difficulties because in coming to grip with difficulties we realize our potentialities.

Amazing words of the week, I think.
You’re all amazing, make your day Great.

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Motivational Monday!

What’s Holding You Back?

“We must not weep for what we might have been. There is still time.” ~Edward Matchett

Too often we look at the reasons our dreams are impossible. Too often our daily activities and our thoughts are clouded with negativity, of disadvantages, and excuses. WE SEE OURSELVES AS VICTIMS OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHEN IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT WE COULD BE VICTORS, INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE THE CHOICE TO SUCCEED, EVEN WHEN PRESENTED WITH CHALLENGES/BUMPS ALONG THE WAY.

Until we learn to recognize our habitual excuses, we will likely continue to avoid the challenges that might take us nearer to our goals. We must recognize our reluctance as an understandable avoidance of pain or fear. Then, decide TODAY things WILL change. Decide TODAY that we will no longer avoid the challenges.

I came across this quote last night and was so taken by it for two reasons: first, rosa parks has been my hero since I wrote an essay on her in high school because of her amazing strength, determination, and self-respect (all of which goes without saying) and second, it is just a PERFECT way to bring it all together.

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear”
~Rosa Parks

Don’t let your dreams be dreams.
Make it a very beautiful, productive, risk-taking day.

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Today is a fun message BECAUSE I’m giving you motivation for each day of this week.

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken”

“No great performance ever came from holding back”

“It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference”

“I have never known a really successful man who deep in his heart did not understand the grind, the discipline it takes to win”
–Vince Lombardi

“The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose”

“Life without risk is not worth living”

“You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere”

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