Tag Archives: Inspiration

Thought for today Friday, December 16, 2016

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The power to live an extraordinary life is not defined by anything other than your willingness and desire to step out of the ordinary. Be daring and develop a vision of what is on the other side. Step into the unknown and live an extraordinary life.

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Thought for today Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Work like there’s no plan B. Adapt, Adjust and continue your journey. Plan B could be a distraction and become your excuse.

Thought for today Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Gratitude is the most powerful connection you have with your higher self. Start each day giving thanks for everything you have. The moment you open your eyes in the morning it’s an opportunity to start anew; it’s an opportunity, right then and there to seize the day.

Thought for Today Monday, December 5, 2016

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Everyone has goals, aspirations, plans and wants. Everyone is looking for something different, perhaps something better. Everyone believes that somewhere out there there’s something to be claimed. Everyone is looking for their own pot of gold.

Everyone sets a goal because they believe that reaching this goal is the key to something. Everyone believes that opportunity awaits if only they reach this goal. Everyone thinks this. Well, at least they should.

“Thought For Today Monday, November 28, 2016

 

img_1222It has been stated that upwards of 75% of all changed in our lives has been thrust upon us; we’ve had very little if any choice in the matter. Unfortunately most, if not all of this change is unwanted. We must work daily understanding that change is inevitable. We must work daily on being a catalyst for positive change in our lives.

Happy Monday

 

The Highest Ambition

“To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being”
~  John Lubbock

Ever stand in line at the grocery store and watch as other people interact with the cashier?  How about while you’re sitting at the restaurant, do you ever watch as to how others treat the server?

Not to long ago, I went to a nearby grocery store to pick up a couple of things we needed at the house.  I observed as the people in front of me treated with cashier with contempt and rudeness.  Nothing specific, just the way they spoke.

When it was my turn, the nice lady asked how I was doing.  With a great big grin and a happy undertone, I replied “Fantastic!  You?”  She did a double take and with a beautiful smile, she told me she was doing just fine.  “From here on out, I will call you Mr. Fantastic” she said.  And that she does.

When I left the store, I looked back and she was still smiling.  And oh yeah, the people who were standing behind me, they were smiling as well!

This is my goal.

Impossible Dreams

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza by Honoré Daumier
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“And one man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage, to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this…” ~ Don Quixote from Man of La Mancha

This is one of my all time favorites.  I have a poster in my home office with this same picture with this same quote.  Additionally, I have the song that carries the same title as this post on my mp3 player and when the going is getting rough, this is one of the songs I choose to play.

Miguel de Cervantes wrote the classic Don Quixote de la Mancha in two volumes in 1602 and 1612, pretty much as an autobiography.   It is still considered one of the best novels ever written.  I was in my early twenties when I first read the book.  Then the movie Man of La Mancha came out and it became one of my all time favorites, and to this day, I watch it over and over and over again.

For anyone who has ever issues  with courage, passion, dreams and fights and struggles I recommend you take the time to read the book or watch the movie.  It is one of the most inspirational stories ever told.

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