Monthly Archives: July 2014

You Decide How You See It – Motivational Monday!

Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

The video embedded in this post is an excerpt from a  commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College by the late David Foster Wallace. It is an secular talk with Christian implications and  a lot of positive psychology thrown in. It is about how to get out of the ‘rat race’ and consciously decide how you see even the most mundane and annoying situation. Enjoy, and happy Monday!

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Make Yourself Strong- Motivational Monday!

9edff1af80f12b8ce8923dc0011f0bb5 Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Our thoughts are powerful. The attitude that we have can make a difference. If you are making yourself miserable over something you can’t change- or even over something you can- a change of attitude makes all the difference. Every day we are given a new chance to make the right choices and to make ourselves and the world better. What do you choose, to be miserable- or to be strong?

Moving Forward – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Today is a new day. If there is anything holding us back from moving forward we have to figure out how to let it go. As C.S. Lewis said, ‘Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” That painful experience doesn’t have to be so drastic either, it can be even the smallest annoyance. If we don’t let go we’ll just be hanging in place getting blisters. Move forward, and have a happy Monday!

 

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In keeping with the spirit of this blog- to live life to the fullest through as many new experiences as possible- I have been slowly compiling the start to my ‘bucket list.’ I dislike that term, but I don’t have a … Continue reading

Be Intentional – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Living intentionally creates a foundation upon which we can build a thought-out life. Life is made up of choices, you get to pick your decisions and your attitude -and keeping a positive outlook creates new opportunities every day. Living intentionally will require you to take a step back and evaluate the culture and environment around you, how it is affecting you – and if it is taking you in a direction that want. You must also examine yourself and know who you are- what are your abilities and weaknesses, passions, talents, interests.

Now stop comparing yourself to others. You have your one life- and it’s up to you to be good at it. What do you want your life to communicate and contribute? What goals do you want to work toward? Stay focused, never stop reevaluating, and learn from others. Take responsibility for you!