I recently found this video and was totally amazed. The wisdom and charisma is one I would say that is quite enlightening.
From this video I have learned a few points I would like to share that can be used as daily motivation. These wise words from many and used by a motivational speaker to enlighten so many can be reflected upon daily.
1 – In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take. This is so powerful and yet very true. If we live in our comfort zone all the time we may never know what this world has to offer.
2 – Take Risks – If you win, you will be happy. If you lose, you will be wise.
3 – Don’t die wondering. – This follows in line with number two. If we do not take calculated risks we may go through our whole lives wondering what if.
4 – It is not important how long you live, it is important how you live.
5 – A pessimistic sees the difficulty in every situation. While the optimistic sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – This is a beautiful way of thinking, as the way we see things affects us.
6 – Wheather you think you can or think you can’t you are right. – Henry Ford – Whatever is the outcome of your thoughts you are right as your thought controls your reality in life.
7 – As you think, so you become. – This is the truth as your thought controls your reality and your mind holds the power that brings forth your truth after some time. You manifest what you think in your subconscious and conscious mind. You are what you think quoted by Buddha.
8 – If you don’t control your mind someone else will – John Allston. I have been told a few times, which I have seen come true, to control your emotions and mind before it controls you. This is a true yet strong statement. Everything starts with one thought.
9 – Poor thinking habits, keeps most people poor. If we think poorly of ourselves we would stay stuck in financial strain. If we judge ourselves harshly we will never grow. If we allow other people opinions hold a spot in our mind we would stay with social expectations. Poor mindsets leave us with a poor life.
We are always told to give and always give a lot of ourselves, but at times this can leave us drained with nothing left to share. Many of us end up giving a lot of ourselves and not receiving anything in return and ask ourselves why we are so drained from life.
Little do we know we have been extorting ourselves with all our love that we have non left in return for ourselves. Many of us find ourselves battling with finding balance in giving and receiving love in return because we have so much love to give. We grew up learning that we have to give to receive but we always find ourselves suffocating our own well being giving more than we could even bear. Each day we spend countless hours shedding ourselves thin and not giving ourselves the nutrients we need to full our own cup back.
It is a wonderful gift to be a healer and know you are needed by others but at times healers need to recharge. That is why the moon changes, so we can take time to heal ourselves. Healers are not put on this earth to heal everyone at times we need healing as well especially when we are always tending to everyone. Our world is in need of more healers as so many are crying out for help but I have seen healers not take any time for themselves to the point they end up needing a lot more healing than they can imagine in their life.
There is a saying before you wipe the cold out someone else eyes you should clean your own first. This can go as well for those who are involved in healing or spiritual lives, we have to take time to ensure we are align and ready to face what we have ahead and not take up other baggage without being able to hold our own. Make sure you can manage what you have to bear before jumping into another war that you know nothing about.
Giving is a selfless act that is to be taken dearly and many who give with their whole heart would not admit they feel empty at times. This is because they was thought to never expect anything in return, now while this is a good gesture, when we always give and never receive anything in return. You can lose some self respect for self as you are always having a open hand and those around you take and know it will be ok to never return a favor because of your good nature. To me this is where a line has to be drawn and self love and respect has to be taken back as you have become a stomping bag.
So when giving learn to take a step back and know you are a giving a part of yourself and not just give because it says so in the books. Know you are giving and you are also human and there is no need to feel guilty if you give once and do not want to give again. It can be because you can’t or you really have expectations. In life we have to learn to be honest with ourselves and really stop and learn to be selfish every now and then because you can actually be saving yourself from a lot of heartbreak in this life. So give but also learn to give back to yourself.
“Without hustle, your talent will only get you so far” – Gary Vaynerchuk
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. — Warren Buffett
Three impactful leaders who have worked hard in many ways to reach where they are today. There are many others as well but Jack Ma, Gary Vaynerchuk and Warren Buffett have become giants in their field by following mindful steps to reach success.
This success didn’t come over night they all have different ways of reaching success and each one went threw failure of some kind. They have grown from failure and know hard work is always the key to victory.
I will be going threw a few of their quotes from their speeches which have helped many over a period of time. First I will start with Jack Ma, he is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. Jack Ma was a former English Teacher from China and now has one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses.
Some of his quotes has caught my attention and I will share these with you.
1 – Look at Challenges as opportunities.
This is a hard one but over time I have taken this advise and look at every single circumstance I find myself in as a beautiful opportunity.
2 – Have Fun
Have fun as life is short and we came into this world to enjoy life.
3 – Focus on Quality not Quantity
This statement could not be any truer. When we focus on producing more, quality may decrease. I have seen this with my own eyes.
3 – Be the first
This statement is special to me. We must aim to be original and the first in everything. Following the crowd does not cut it anymore in our times. We need people to stand up and not be scared to be the first.
4 – Prepare for the future
Everyone is caught up with the now. We must take small steps to prepare for the future.
5 – Respect competitors and learn from them.
This statement explains itself, respect and learn from one another. You never know what can happen.
6 – Surround yourself with greatness
If you want to be successful, surround yourself with those that have the same aim with you. Be around the goal keepers, the leaders, motivators and innovators, these energies are what you want to surround yourself with daily.
7 – It is not what company you get into, it is what boss you want to follow.
Leaders inspire people. They want to mold those around them to be the best,that way they can get the best. Not every company has a leader with this trait.
8 – Believe in yourself
If you don’t believe, how you expect anyone else to believe in you.
9 – Be optimistic about the future
Always have a positive mindset towards the future ahead.
10 – Never complain
Do not even think about it. Once you complain your mood changes.
11 – Tomorrow is new. Always show up.
Never give up and be consistent.
12 – If you have a dream. Push for it.
Never give up and dreams don’t manifest overnight.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a blogger, author, speaker and Entrepreneur. Born in the former Soviet Union in what is now Belarus. Vaynerchuk was one of the first adopters of social media to build a following that’s now a huge success. His speeches is very straight forward and paints the ugly side of Entrepreneurship, he always stresses on hard work and being prepared for failure.
Here are seven of his quotes that stood out for me.
1 – Work hard, work smart and be patient
Always work smart and have patience. Success does not come overnight.
2 – Put in the work and play the hard way.
Do not try any short cuts. Always give your all to your work and passion.
3 – If you want it work for it.
Gary Vaynerchuk stresses a lot on working hard because you cannot reach that goal without the work.
4 – Nothing in life is free, nothing happens overnight.
Everything you have you have to work for it. Success comes from consistent hard work and sacrifice.
5 – Execute your ideas
Do not just talk , do the work.
6. – Do the things that matter.
Do everything that you believe in and would have a impact in the long run.
7. – Don’t make excuses
Never make any excuse for anything. We live in a era that has so many opportunities, you just need to find a way to use it. We live in a time where our parents and grand parents would love it. We are in the time and correct place to make a difference each one of us. Wherever we are.
Warren Buffett is a business magnate,investor, speaker and and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is actually one of my favorites with motivational tips and has a ton of knowledge in what he does best.
Here are 10 of his quotes that stood out to me over the years.
1 – Find your passion
When you find your passion, you find your cause in life and fire will light up in your stomach to push for your goals.
2 – Hire well
Companies always need to hire passionate persons who want to help build a organisation. Not just one who wants that pay cheque.
3 – Don’t care what others think
This is a powerful one. We live in a generation where everyone cares a little to much what people think. The sad part about this is ,the person may not even be thinking of you.
4 – Read,read, read
Warren Buffet read a lot, he stated in many shows about his hours spend reading. Reading helps develop minds and brings new ideas. Plus as a aspiring writer I always try to read as much as I can, this helps with my articles.
5 – Have a margin of safety
Always have a safety net or amount to invest to draw a line. Whatever you look at this as, always have a margin of safety.
6 – Have a competitive advantage
Always try to have a upper hand in situations.
7 -You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.
Watch who you are getting your eggs in a basket with in business.
8 – Always be competing
Never get comfortable because that is the moment your completion will sneak up on you.
9 – Some things take time
Nothing happens overnight.
10 – Act with integrity
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. This statement is so powerful that it happens almost every day.
Each one of these leaders have a mark in the business world and they all started from scratch. They understand hard work, consistency, reading and having a passion. They used mindfulness when approaching situations and will leave legacies after them. This did not happen overnight , and each one of us can do the same. Once we practice these principles and the many others who have similar ones.
New, New, New energy in the sign of Pisces. We are expecting a new moon on March 6th that would be helping us support what no longer serves us on a deeper level.
What are your priorities right now? This will be the big question facing us with this new moon creeping around. Healing would be continuing and a lot of Spiritual growth would be coming to a completion.
This is the time to surrender to everything that no longer serves you anymore. Be gentle with yourself as this would be a long journey to self-love once again. Rise above situations that arrive and take some time to cleanse your mind. This new moon is asking all of us to surrender and release what we know and embrace the unknown.
A lot would be unfolding and new knowledge is going to be brought forth in our lives. Stay open to learning and ensure your belief system is surrounded by unconditional love. Keep an open-mind and connect to your higher self.
Look deep within and sense who you are and recognize where you are in life right now. This is a new journey for many that would be unfolding so take the time to look deep within and sense where you are now. Love yourself and gain extra confidence in you.
Uranus would move to Taurus as the outer planet signs would be changing. I know a lot of persons in this sign will feel a shakeup in their lives as this planet is planning to stay there for quite a while. There will be a lot of new tasks ahead for many and many would feel the sudden shift. Do not hold back at this time as new answers would be brought to your attention that could be a surprise.
Let go of what is holding you back and use the energy surrounding now, to transform your life. Take it slow and steady as a retrograde will take place. Trust what is happening and do not over think any of it.
March would be a new phase of self-transformation and a beautiful new moon is here to help you connect with everything. Remember each new moon is here to help us connect and it always has a beginning with it. So let us always take this moment to embrace what is, and reflect on the newness it brings.
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou
One of the hardest lessons anyone has to learn is to trust that everything around us will work out for the best. We love to be in control no matter the situation, we love to know what is next, many of us hate the unknown.
Trusting that everything will work out for the best. Trusting that the Universe is on our side. Trusting a love one after betrayal. Trusting yourself sometimes can even be hard because we are all afraid of the unknown at times.
In the end we have to trust that things will work out, that the universe is on our side and those that hurt us will run their course in our lives. We will learn to trust ourselves, our mental awareness will get tougher and we will have to face the unknown. Some of us will thrive and some will fall but eventually they will pick themselves up. Life is about trusting the universe, ourselves and others that things do work out for the best , although we may not see it now.
Trust can be hard and sometimes painful but it can lead us to that breakthrough moment we all have been waiting for in life. There are many sayings that can heal wounds and aid with trusting our life journey but there is one that always stands out to me the most.
Proverbs: 5- 6 – 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
This passage always helps whenever I feel unsure about anything next and whenever I feel in the wilderness and lost. At times we have to learn to trust and let go of trying to control everything around us. I will admit this is hard but it is possible, only when we let go and trust the process , the journey of life.
Life leads us in many roads and at times we just have to trust and let go and not lean on our own understanding.
We all have to start somewhere. Make that decision today to start. Once you have the will you would find a way to start. If you are in a position in your life you do not like, do something about it. Don’t just sit and expect it to change without the push and challenge.
A lot of successful people didn’t get success overnight. They work their ass off to get where they are now. Don’t settle, don’t just take what is handed to you and be comfortable. The biggest mistake we make is being comfortable and just letting life pass by. Take that trip, start that business, move or tell that special someone you love them. Don’t be scared and hold yourself back. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest embrace it and smile.
Wonders would happen around you. When that decision is made to come out your comfort zone, to take up that challenge and have a leap of faith without fear.
What is stopping you other than you? When you have breath and life, tomorrow is never promised so make that change today. Do yourself that favor for yourself and just start.
Each day is a blessing to truly appreciate the beauty of this life.
This year I learned to appreciate each moment.
This happened when I almost had no moments left.
One accident changed my life when I was at rock bottom. My
world was surrounded by trying to get back to my routine not knowing this
routine was killing me slowly.
Change is never easy and starting over was my biggest fear. But when your
biggest fear watches you straight in the face sometimes it can be a blessing in
disguise for the best.
We are given choices in life and I always believe what we choose determines
our life path and future. Growth takes trust that the universe will work
everything out for the best no matter how difficult it may seem at the present moment.
Each moment is a blessing to grow, love and build a deep awareness of
self and truly learn to appreciate each moment in this life.
This year was a tough one,it built me and broke me. In the end I learned
some hard lessons, had some tough changes and faced some of my fears.
Now I will be able to say to anyone who may feel they lost a part themselves
or cannot deal with changes to embrace the moments and know there is
always an end and sometimes we have to face these difficult moments to truly appreciate life in the present moment.