Do you need some magnetic inspiration to catapult you into 2021?
Days away from the end of an extraordinary year, the first step to motivating yourself is considering why you are doing what you are doing in the first place. Being motivated is all about desiring to chase goals – in every area of your life from spiritual to physical, work to family. Motivational words teach us to think more creatively. With these 101 well-formed words, you can trigger your brain into diligent motion. Brainstorm excellent ideas and create intuitive sparks, possibly even from rehashed words you have used previously. Like anything we long to succeed at, there is a large amount of hard work and persistence needed behind every action we accomplish to resourcefully reach our goals.
To make a real difference, brace yourself for opportunities, crush circumstances and set out a success plan in a new chapter with powerful motivational words as tools to positively impact your life in 2021.
Start by seeing the lighter side of life, laughing more and not getting so frazzled by the trivial matters in life.
People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.Brian Tracy
The need to play the blame game is counterproductive to succeeding. Without accountability, we are missing a key ingredient to success.
Accountability breeds response-ability.Stephen R. Covey
Ask yourself this question, ‘What do I plan to do to reach my dreams?’
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.Albert Einstein
Taking action is because you believe something is important. So, you do the right thing, even if you see no instant results. Eventually there will be a result, unlike doing nothing.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.Aristotle
Success starts with having the ability to adapt.
As the world we live in is so unpredictable, the ability to learn and to adapt to change is imperative, alongside creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.Alain Dehaze
Your success chapter starts now. That undeniable pursuit for passionate action.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.Les Brown
Acknowledge what you have now, don’t look back with regret for what you once had. Or fast forward into tomorrow.
By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciate are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.Jack Canfield
We have the ability to be exceptional and extraordinary, but how well we do it all pivots on our attitude.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.Brian Tracy
Genuineness begins by making conscious choices every day. To be real and not make excuses. Be honest, love what you do and who you are, not who everyone else says you should be.
We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.Barbara de Angelis
You are the only person that can deal and maintain what’s going on around you from affecting you. Our choices should be like balancing the equations of life between positive and negative circumstances and our attitude.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.Zig Ziglar
To believe in yourself requires personal development and increasing your confidence. Then know the purpose for which God created your individuality.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.Norman Vincent Peale
We all long to belong. Life has an unfair and unjust way of causing some people to make you feel inferior, incapable or that you don’t belong. But it’s all about knowing where your identity lies – in God’s value of you.
Within each of us there is an intense need to feel that we belong. This feeling of unity and togetherness comes through the warmth of a smile, a handshake, or a hug, through laughter and unspoken demonstrations of love. It comes in the quiet, reverent moments of soft conversation and in listening.William R. Bradford
Stretching yourself will differentiate you to be unconventional and innovative. Where everything you do is beyond what is expected of you, creating that ‘wow’ factor.
Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.A. Lou Vickery
If you try hard enough there is enough blessings surrounding you today to amaze you.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.Joel Osteen
Most of our lives will be spent building. Our skills, strengths, story and reputation. From our foundation, we find opportunities, create successes and stand up from failures.
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.John Wooden
Living free from agitation or irritation requires a conscious choice to find the calm in any chaotic situation.
Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.Joyce Meyer
Take time to celebrate the small wins in your life, these include lessons, moments and memories.
Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that’s positive and celebrate that!Tyra Banks
Do you have that drawing power, star quality or magnetism? But may not be leveraging it for the right reasons. Charisma can only benefit us, if, it is used with positive intentions.
But charisma only wins people’s attention. Once you have their attention, you have to have something to tell them.Daniel Quinn
You might have heard this – that the only way you can remain consistent is if you have the right tools. However, when you are consistent, your performance in your team, as a solopreneur or for your organisation will stand out.
By being consistent with your efforts, you will find that things will start to change in what will appear to be subtle ways because we are less likely to take notice of things when they no longer challenge us.Jenny Stanley-Matthews
How willing are you to devote your time and energy to something you believe in and are passionate about?
Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.Jim Rohn
It is uncertain how far you will progress if you do not have empathy for yourself and others, originating from a heart that beams with kindness.
Compassion is at the heart of every little thing we do. It is the dearest quality we possess. Yet all too often it can be cast aside with consequences too tragic to speak of. To lose our compassion, we lose what it is to be human.Anonymous
There is no excuse to become more capable, because you have the capacity to be the best version of yourself.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.Helen Keller
What is your reaction to decisions you need to make? Embrace courage or stay in your comfort zone? Learning how to become brave takes growing up.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Steve JobsSteve Jobs
We all have gifts and talents, tapping into them is the ingenious part. Once you do, your creativity will expand your soul.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.Mary Lou Cook
The only way you can dare is to boost your determination when doubt sets in, by banishing those negative thoughts.
Dreams are renewable. Whether you’re five or one hundred and five, you have a lifetime ahead of you.Rev. Dale Turner
Wouldn’t you love to be known as a genius? Well I have news for you it takes 99% hard work to get there. Because there definitely are no shortcuts to any place worth going. And you will need time and energy to devote to your aims and goals until they are reached.
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.Gail Devers
Rise every morning and tell your will, this is your wake-up call for a great day. Anything is possible if we refuse to stop.
Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So, what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.Mark Victor Hansen
Everyone one of us has a dream, the turning point is when you make your dreams real and don’t see quitting as an alternative. Every new day takes you closer to where you want to be.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a difference between your drive and motivation. You long to see your dream of being successful come true. And your drive to want to see that happen is your starting point.
It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you have or don’t have, what you lack, or what you have too much of. But all you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you do and what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to.Stephen Curry
Did you start only to get discouraged, the temptation to give up was greater than your determination to succeed. Consider the beaver, why are they one of the most beneficial animals to our environment? Because of their consistent hard work. So next time you are tempted to think of giving up, think again.
The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.Norman Vincent Peale
Do you love what you do? The compelling emotion of love is what makes us do anything we are passionate about.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.Maya Angelou
Are you working on your self-confidence? When you receive an encouraging comment, this is an instant boost for your self-esteem.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.Leo Buscaglia
Do you have the ability to resist drawbacks, withstand pressure, recover from adverse circumstances and build an immunity to the fatigue mentality?
Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith. Patient endurance attends to all things.Teresa of Avila
When you choose to be energetic, you make room for your life to be dynamic, productive and happy.
Surround yourself with positive, energetic, successful people and learn from them.Robert Cheeke
Do you feel like your life has turned into a daily grind? That means you need to learn more, so that you evolve rather than start dying.
Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.Seth Godin
This is one of those must have habits, starting with the small matters, without exception, prevailing until your attitude is developed. From the repeated ordinary tasks combined with positive actions, we cultivate excellent habits.
In every kind of endeavour, there are ample opportunities for extra effort. Grab those opportunities, embrace that extra effort and transform ordinary mediocrity into bright and shining excellence.Ralph Marston
Would your family and friends describe you as loyal, steadfast or resolute? We all can learn to be faithful with chores and responsibilities; in relationships and associations with others if we pursue everything conscientiously.
Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results.David A. Bednar
Have the ideas of other people’s success drowned your actions? Or maybe it is your own negative self-talk that has constrained and daunted you from doing anything. Don’t allow any of this to dictate the limits of what you can be.
People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.Norman Cousins
Pliability is learning how to stretch your thinking. Failure provides an important function in our mental stretching. By enlarging our personal flexibility, we make change our best friend, to ride the waves of uncertainty and set sail with consistency.
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.Tony Robbins
What are you wanting to achieve? What is stopping you? If you wait for the day when you have more time or money, you will wait forever. Find your purpose, then chase it and don’t look back.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.Robert Louis Stevenson
We are all unique and standing out of the crowd means being the best version of you. Particularly when you walk into a room and you feel like you are the only one who is unknown or mediocre. The truth is we are all game-changers and it begins with being innovative, not intimidated by the greatness of others.
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.Steve Jobs
There will be much about setting goals, but how do you stay driven and oriented? It happens when you set objectives that you can progress through to realistic targets.
Although goal setting can clearly be overdone, only a few people are overly involved with goals and goal setting; most people do far too little goal setting, including the reflecting that precedes the setting of such goals. Too many marriages have financial goals but not other explicit goals. Yet the gospel is certainly goal-oriented.Neal A. Maxwell
Being graceful is an attitude and state of mind of someone who can walk through difficulties but remain unruffled with every step.
Do everything with gentleness, with kindness, with reverence. That is how Grace moves; that is how Love dances.Heather K. O’Hara
That feeling you cling to because you are thankful. Creating positive emotions, improves our health, helps us deal with trials and builds strong connections with others.
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.Zig Ziglar
Personal growth is about achieving your potential through understanding and development of your emotions, physical being, intellect and spiritual walk with God. It is vital to succeeding, being happy and attaining maturity.
Love yourself enough to create an environment in your life that is conducive to the nourishment of your personal growth. Allow yourself to let go of the people, thoughts, and situations that poison your well-being. Cultivate a vibrant surrounding and commit yourself to making choices that will help you release the greatest expression of your unique beauty and purpose.Steve Maraboli
Only you can make those tedious or difficult tasks doable, stay focused and remember your ‘why’.
When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.Zig Ziglar
If your actions match your words and you are sincere with your reactions to others, that is the initiation of wanting to be honest.
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.James E. Faust
Keeping your hope tank topped up means you have to limit the intake of negative news. Surround yourself with people brimmed with hope. And always be grateful.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.Emily Dickinson
Being humble does not mean you are passive or insecure, rather that you exhibit a strong self-esteem that you do not brag about.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.C. S. Lewis
Become an expert in your field by thinking in new ways, seeking out unique solutions and always having an idea.
You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.Denis Waitley
Improving yourself is like building constantly and the first step is positive self-talk. When you know who you are and where you are at. Then you can start working on areas you would like to excel in.
Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the ‘Want to Lane’ and put yourself into the ‘Got to Lane’.Gloria Mayfield Banks
Initiating conversations, asking questions, observing feedback and foreseeing obstacles means you are open to being proactive and curious to take the initiative.
Successful people move on their own initiative but they know where they are going before they start.Napoleon Hill
In being influential, you have to have what it takes to influence others. By being genuine, polite, helpful, respectful, effective, persuasive and significant.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.Napoleon Hill
The most convincing part of persuading others to be inspiring, is being personal, and be that change you are wanting to inspire.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.Maya Angelou
This defines your character, reflects your core morals. Who you are and what you stand up for, how brave you are and how committed you will be. Are you that person who makes an extra effort to keep their promises, never betraying another’s trust and not talking about someone else if you cannot say it directly to their face?
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.C. S. Lewis
Want to be that person who adds happiness to any room they walk into? Like a ray of sunshine, you can by adopting a cheerful state of mind. Instead of worrying – appreciate the simple things, stop waiting to be happy and just choose to be.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.Joseph Campbell
Every intention, consideration should be with kindness. When we speak, how we treat others. And in the process, we not only boost someone else’s morale, but our own too.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.Barbara De Angelis
Is research your most trusted friend? Visible in your goals, habits and productivity? Once you start you won’t stop, that I can guarantee. Because there is no end to gaining knowledge. In something, anything and everything.
Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self-confidence you will have.Brian Tracy
Believe it or not, this is a habit you have to incorporate into your life. Learn how to laugh. Science has already proven you will be happier and healthier if you do. Make it part of your routine and practice. And don’t forget to laugh at yourself too, it is the best medicine for being overly sensitive or uptight from the unfavourable opinions and criticism we will receive.
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.Dr Seuss
Life is one long journey that involves many facets and learning is one of them. The opportunities and transformational challenges. As you transition from one place to another, illustrating the meaningful change that will be different from where you left.
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.Vernon Howard
Being limitless is something we all can do to gain unparalleled abilities and impressive skills, just like the ones we see in films. But, you have to want to be better, multiply your techniques and productivity.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work… THERE ARE NO LIMITS.Michael Phelps
Will you be exceptionally courageous in 2021?
Within each of us there is the heart of a lion, the courage to simply be who & what we are regardless of others opinions or our own fears. Sometimes this courage has been buried beneath years of shaming that may have been so implicit or insidious that we breathed it in, unaware of how it separated us from knowing our own beauty of being. May we each know our own beauty & right to be today. May we drop down into the heart of the lion within & say to shame, when it rears its head, “Not today!”Oriah Dreamer
It is true that mindset matters. Are you training your brain to be more positive, focussing on your long-term vision and imagining the impossible?
Successful people don’t have any fewer problems than unsuccessful people; they just have a different mindset in dealing with them.John C. Maxwell
We want everything in our lives to be meaningful. But where do you start? You need a purpose, then you have to reframe the way you see things. Through choices and finding balance, plus all those ways you want to make a difference.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Your ability to overcome unfavourable situations will provide you with time to demonstrate your true strength and determination for success. Always set your standards high, your greatest achievements lie within the infinite feats you achieve in your life.Martin Luther King, Jr
Why am I doing this? Sound familiar? Take a break go for a short walk, refocus. Then come back to that task with a positive attitude. When you have a passion for something, the job will feel effortless.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.Steve Jobs
A nurturing person never underpromises, their communication is honest. They are appreciative and positive and most often than not, do not jump to conclusions.
Find out what it is that touches you most deeply. Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it. Live with it and nurture it.Leonard Nimoy
We might hear the saying that opportunity knocks once, but to find it you have to be looking, and be willing to research. Perhaps you felt you weren’t in the right place at the right time so you missed out. When you become observant and make everything you do interesting, well guess what, knock knock…
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.Wayne Dyer
It’s all about what you can do and not what you can’t. Are you keeping company with positive people? Are you allowing the news to demotivate you? Acknowledge what you can control and change your lens.
Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.Noam Chomsky
In life we have to learn how to overcome many hurdles and dodge numerous curveballs. That said we cannot become immune to obstacles, so becoming resilient is definitely a skill you need to bag.
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.Calvin Coolidge
Your passions sprout from your strengths, those highs in your life and what you love spending your time doing. Hunt for possibilities and practice until you go from better to best.
If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.Wanda Sykes
Believe me when I say you have to keep learning this, because I know. And most times it necessiates having to wait. And learn to be mindful when we have to wait, instead of becoming impatient. There is a process and in the meantime, work on yourself, on gaining a way forward until the results come.
Maybe that’s why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward… just patience and faith.Cristina Marrero
Grit, guts and grace is needed when you start that task, to reach upward to your goals. It requires optimism, envisioning your goals today and doing better every single day. How you take risks, grapple with resistance and surpass benchmarks along the journey. Lead you right back to your ‘why’ and help you persevere.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.Thomas Edison
What you will need is your efforts, the ability to change and maintain momentum. Then repeat, strategise, capitalise, rest and start again.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.Bill Bradley
Any skill you need to succeed can be learned. It’s down to you to make things happen. Write your vision, be specific then make an action plan and set yourself a deadline. Put this up so you can see it every day. Next, monitor progress, adapt processes and reward yourself.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.Margaret Thatcher
Looking past that stuck or bored feeling. Away from frustration, you will find prospects, probability and possibility. But it requires that crucial step out of your comfort zone. With actions that bring change.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.Les Brown
If you play a musical instrument or dance, then you will know that the only way to see progress is to practice. And that applies to your passions too. Whether you are setting off on your own or work for an organisation. Learning a new skill or studying for a higher level of education. Practice makes perfect.
Through practice, gently and gradually we can collect ourselves and learn how to be more fully with what we do.Jack Komfield
Arguably we all could use busyness as an excuse. But it’s learning how to prioritise, be flexible and adjustable. Like many skills, stack them to build better habits. When we identify, highlight, avoid and consider responsibilities, we have moved towards processing urgent and non-important, then placed our efforts in a row.
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.Sheri L. Dew
Do you have the reaching power? Once those goals are decided, it’s time to set out to achieve them. Keep the bar high, but start low. And never forget to keep celebrating the small wins as you go. You must set goals for you, and be clear about what success looks like. Keeping a track makes you understand why your goal is so important.
Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.Tim Ferriss
Let’s rise above whatever life throws us in 2021. By building good habits, making your no’s become a YES. Making yourself accountable to track your goals and never allowing anyone else to dictate what you should or shouldn’t do.
Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.Unknown
To be a risk taker you have to become intelligent with what risks you take and know that if you fail, there is a lesson to be learned. There is no shortcut to get ahead in today’s world and part of that means you have to leap into the unknown.
Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.Anonymous
When you continually assess your life goals and values, you can build on your skills and qualities to reach your potential. We will never stop growing, maximising our potential or becoming more capable and confident. Unless we do nothing. And that is not an option here.
Skills make you rich, not theories.Robert Kiyosaki
Let’s keep going. I am here to spur you on to finding your own potential, then reach for it. Especially when you don’t feel like it. Make everything enjoyable as you sustain progress.
What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.Maya Angelou
The only way you can become stable is through commitment. To be consistent, with your routine, actions, finances, reactions, decisions… the list is endless. And that starts with emotional stability.
If you’re controlled by your circumstances, life is going to be a roller coaster with ups and downs. God wants you to be stable, consistent, not moved by any of these things. When you face an adversity, when you hit a tough time, one of the best things you can do is simply stay calm. Keep your peace.Joel Osteen
2021 is a brand new chapter, the chance to begin with positivity. Part of starting means we let go of something else, to leave the good in search of the great. more than anything it is a choice you have to reinforce every day.
Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.Carl Bard
What are your strengths? Identify them, then find abilities to enhance them. In the end, most people will remember us for our actions not intentions. So, work on those strengths to help you elevate up the ladder of life.
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.Walt Disney
What do you want? Where do you want to go? Making that decision is the beginning of success. Never forget your why. Then give yourself that goal post and start your action plan with the resolution that you will keep going. Especially when it gets tough, when there is no sign of success and when negativity descends in every shape and form.
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.Ray Goforth
Do you have sustainability? Learning how to sustain your performance, motivation, commitment, goals is all about performance productivity and becoming smarter in how you think and act.
Often, sustainability is discussed only in the context of energy. Energy sustainability is essential – but the word has a much broader meaning. It means long-term thinking about how we manage our businesses, invest in social spending, and plan for the future. This requires vision and leadership, and it requires citizen engagement.Joe Kaeser
To be teachable obliges an attitude to listen, understand why you are learning, so that the process is significant to self-improvement. Keep an open mind as you absorb what you are learning and implement it into your workflow.
People cannot be expected to learn one expertise and just apply it routinely in a job. Your expertise is in steadily renewing your knowledge base and extending it to new areas. That lifelong cycle of learning really is the foundation of the new information organization and economy.George Gilder
You don’t have to survive; the better choice is to thrive by setting intentions daily and letting go of expectations. You will thrive more if you view every single opportunity as a chance for self-transformation and that includes preparing for the future to declutter negatives and include exclusive positives.
To fully thrive, we must not only eliminate the stressors but also actively seek joyful, loving, fulfilling lives that stimulate growth processes.Bruce Lipton
Time can be killed, robbed, stolen, lost, but it cannot be stopped. so, learning how to use it effectively is a lifelong struggle. By getting organised, scheduling time and avoiding time wasters means you view this precious commodity as a major lifeline in carefully considering every moment.
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.Stephen R. Covey
If you want to transform yourself take smalls steps, realise it will be uncomfortable as you ‘fake it till you make it’ knowing that no one else will be your cheerleader except you.
Change can be hard. It requires no extra effort to settle for the same old thing. Auto-pilot keeps us locked into past patterns. But transforming your life? That requires courage, commitment, and effort. It’s tempting to stay camped in the zone of That’s-Just-How-It-Is. But to get to the really good stuff in life, you have to be willing to become an explorer and adventurer.John Mark Green
Do you words and actions pledge your assurance to be honest, transparent and predictable. Aiming to keep your promises, maintain deadlines and provide reliable information.
Trust is rebuilt by focusing not on what the other person did or did not do but on critiquing one’s own behaviour, improving one’s trustworthiness, and focusing attention not on words and promises but on actions, attitudes, and ways of being.Kenneth Cloke
Become understanding by broadening your mind to the world around you. Show more empathy than judgement and reserve your own emotions by listening attentively.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.Dale Canegie
With positive actions you can add value to your life and the lives of others. Spend time working on tasks, skills and people that create value not diminish it, rather than sticking with people who cannot see your worth.
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals or self-worth.Anonymous
Being versatile shows you how much you can do on your own. You work with limited resources and challenges, investing in your strengths. Learn, learn and never stop learning. And never be afraid to choose the road less travelled.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.Denis Waitley
Not a common trait, we have discovered the definition of becoming virtuous from Aristole, Greek philosopher. In a nutshell, such a person has high principles of conduct from their mannerisms to communication and the way they treat people. It can be learned, if you choose values and characteristics that are outstanding and exemplary.
A virtuous character is likened to an unblemished flower. Piety is a fadeless bud that half opens on earth and expands through eternity. Sweetness of temper is the odour of fresh blooms, and the amaranth flowers of pure affection open but to bloom forever.Dorothea Dix
When you give every action and task your whole hearted devotion, living in an outstanding way, regardless of the circumstances around you. To nurture wholeheartedness, you have to work on those traits such as authenticity, gratitude, being resilient, creative and learning how to be joyful and patient.
Wholeheartedness. There are many tenets of Wholeheartedness, but at its very core is vulnerability and worthiness; facing uncertainty, exposure, and emotional risks, and knowing that I am enough.Brene Brown
When we set off in the direction of our dreams, willpower is necessary. We have to train our will. And this can include relying on God’s truth and power through prayer Because it spurs us to stick to our goals, take care of our well-being and health, increase our capacity for pressure and manage the stresses of life.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.Winston Churchill
Everyone wants to win the race. But in order to increase your chances of doing this it means you have to take responsibility for everything in your life. From how you plan to commit to endure. It includes being focused and goal orientated. Never taking your eye off the process because time is key and only you can manage it, if you are to embrace fear and not procrastinate.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.Larry Bird
This is something we attain as we walk through life, in our encounters with other people. The more savvy we become in learning how to handle criticism, respond to adversity, nurture our skills and prune what isn’t working, putting God first, knowing when to speak or not. All establishes the foundation to gaining wise principles.
Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned.Frank Sonnenberg
The longing in your heart for more. To develop better skills. To put God central in your dreams and objectives. This feeling prods us towards our passion and purpose. To be happy, wise, love and breath fire into our dreams.
Yearning for the seemingly impossible is the path to human progress.Bryant H. McGill
The power of words is phenomenal. Use it to uplift and inspire others. And to be amazing and productive in all aspects of your life. To self-motivate, become sincere and sympathetic as a whole. Unassumingly you will gain wit and zeal to pursue your goals and make every dream real. Why? Because you are remarkable and have the potential to fly high, sparkle, dazzle everyone, becoming a winner and unequalled at being you! In a splendid, staggering and top-notch way.
I am sure you want to make your year better, and that begins with taking daily action to break old habits, learn to think in new ways and help transform yourself and your life in every way. On a positive you could take one of these words as your word for 2021 and use this to live out God’s calling in your life no matter what setting you are placed in and who God wants you to be.
Share your thoughts…
Do you long to make a positive impact in the world? If so what words will you use to match your behaviours in 2021?