Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Stay Inspired

Once upon a time a crow was flying around on an unusually hot summer day looking for water. He comes across a pitcher of water on the back porch of a house, but when he tries to stick his beak in he can't reach the water. He tries and tries, slowly getting more dehydrated. He is about to give up and accept his fate when he has an idea: he begins dropping small pebbles in the pitcher until the water level rises to the point where he can now reach it.

The Lesson: Where there's a will, there's a way. Persistence is the key to solving any problem you have because eventually, even if the situation seems horrible, you will find a solution. Your new idea might not be as bad as you think it is.  Just keep plugging away.

Now let’s move on out to the other side of the farm for another one of my favorite stories about persistence. It is an ole one but well worth repeating.

Once upon another time….J

there was a donkey….a simple, stupid, stubborn old donkey and even the farmer who owned it didn’t really like him.

The farmer owned a large farm and one day he heard in the distance the loud, distinctive braying of the donkey.  He wondered what the stupid donkey had done now, so he looked all over his farm until at last he found the animal at the bottom of an old abandoned well.
The angry farmer called his neighbors and asked them each to bring a shovel.  He’d had enough of the stupid donkey, so he had decided to bury it in the well.

All of his friends came over and together they started to shovel dirt into the hole.  At first, the donkey protested loudly, braying with all of his might, but after about 10 minutes, he stopped.

The farmers kept shoveling……
After a while, someone decided to have a look into the well to see what had happened to the donkey.  What he saw astonished him.
Instead of being buried, the donkey would shake the incoming dirt off his back and then step up on the new mound.
Now the mission changed and the farmers went from trying to bury the donkey to trying to save him, shoveling more and more dirt into the abandoned well until the donkey reached the top and stepped out.
Upon his release, the farmers all dropped their shovels and applauded the old stubborn donkey with a newfound admiration.

The Lesson: There are times in life/business when it seems as though we are that donkey.  Trapped and feeling as though life is trying to bury us.  Don’t go under, shake it off and continue to find a way to overcome your challenges one at a time until you too emerge successful.

Take care, stay inspired, and keep at it.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Top 10 Inspirational Sayings

We all have those moments when we need inspiration to gain confidence and build momentum.  That's why inspirational sayings are so popular!

When you live a life without inspiration, it can be a life without any real joy or passion.  In those moments where you need a little pick me up or a reminder of the many great things you have in your life, you can turn to the power of inspirational words. You need to have a collection of inspirational sayings in your toolkit that resonate with you so you can get more done and still feel great!

The Top 10 Ten Inspirational Sayings You Can Use Everywhere!

There are a lot of great motivational sayings out there that we can turn to when we are feeling down, but we should be using them all the time, rain or shine!  Strive to incorporate inspirational sayings into your every day life, using them to inspire you to reach higher and push harder so you can achieve all of the things you have set out to do and more.

Some wonderful inspirational sayings include:

1.       There is a beautiful light at the end of my tunnel.
2.       I take small steps in life and value my time.
3.       In order to share happiness with others, I must also be happy.
4.       As I let go of dissatisfaction, I feel happiness in my life.
5.       My life is full of purpose, exciting change, and many recognized deeds.
6.       No matter the challenge, I will see it through.
7.       I am becoming more focused and confident every day.
8.       I welcome positive energy and I use that feeling to accomplish more.
9.       My life is already full of success.
10.   I keep only two mental snapshots of myself: where I am and where I want to be in life.

These are all very simple inspirational sayings that work to affirm positive thoughts and attitudes in your mind.  Affirmations are simply positive statements that remind you of your goals and positive uniqueness so you can boost your self-confidence. 

Accomplish More with the Power of Inspirational Thinking

Inspirational sayings and affirmations can help us move forward in life and accomplish greater things than we could have ever imagined.  After all, we can't deny the power of a can-do attitude.  If more of us incorporate inspiration into our lives, we would all be happier and more successful people.  When you incorporate positive sayings into your life, you'll find that you'll respond on a subconscious level and you'll no longer need to look very far for inspiration!

If you're down or lacking confidence, you can use inspirational sayings to find the courage to move forward and force out any negative thoughts that may be cycling through your mind.  When you say these statements with gusto, you are re-affirming positive thoughts in your mind, making them a part of who you are.  Remember to use these sayings at any and every occasion to give you the inspiration you need to get through any challenge, both big and small.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jot This Down-Week Two

Here are a few more thoughts worth remembering. Hopefully each will kick start you thinking in the right direction.

Karma Is Real

Change It Or Get Over It

No Deposit No Return

Good Medicine Tastes Bitter

Action Gets Results

You Can’t Buy Back The Past

Worrying Is Praying To The Wrong God

Now This:

Many years ago two salesmen were sent to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential.The first salesman reported back, "There is no potential here, nobody wears shoes."

The second salesman reported back, "There is massive potential here, nobody has shoes."The  above short story is a good example of how a single situation may be viewed in two different ways, negatively or positively.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wisdom From The Wise

I have always enjoyed reading the quotes of famous people. Not just because they are a lot of fun to read, but because there is so much truth in them. I also feel they are the shortcuts to learning, and they can be great motivators. I can remember a time when I had them stuck up all around the house and office. The post it notes work great.

Look what others have said about the quotes:

Winston Churchill said, “Every man who didn’t go to college can largely make up for that lack by reading the wise sayings of the great men of the past.”

Thomas Jefferson said, "Mankind would lose half its wisdom built up over the centuries if it lost its great sayings. They contain the best parts of the best books."

WM. James said, “To neglect the wise saying of great thinkers is to deny ourselves of our truest education.”

Samuel Johnson said, “He is the most useful teacher who condenses the most knowledge into short sentences.”

Many of the famous people of the world have left us with their thoughts, experience, and wisdom, all condensed down into short sentences. Call them proverbs, quotes, wise saying, or whatever you like, but do understand, they all come from people worth listening to.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Reading a simple wise saying changed my life."

It's unbelievable how reading one little wise saying or proverb has changed so many people's lives.

"Learning from the wise sayings of great men is like riding to success on the shoulders of giants." --Elbert Hubbard

Reading wise sayings is like consulting with the worlds' highest priced experts.  Don’t be afraid of using the quotes as your shortcuts to success. The quotes are fun to read, and they really are the shortcuts to success. Study them often.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Jot This Down

Jotting (Writing) it Down helps you to remember and just a few words is all it takes to jog your memory and kick start your thinking.

Here are a few things worth remembering that you could jot down:

Straighter Is Greater


Loyalty Is Royalty

Commit Or Quit

Little Things Matter
Enemies Are Made, Not Born 

Prayer Works Period 

Now This:

A little boy was having difficulty lifting a heavy stone. His father came along and as he noticed the boy struggling, he asked, "Are you using all your strength?" "Yes, I am," the little boy said. As he continued to watch, the father asks again, "Are you sure you using all your strength?" "Yes, I am," the little boy said. "No, you are not," the father answered. "I am right here just waiting, and you haven't asked me to help you."

Asking is the key to getting. Some never ask yet they wonder why they didn't get. If you want something you should ask for it. Never Be Afraid To Ask

Stay Inspired

Once upon a time a crow was flying around on an unusually hot summer day looking for water. He comes across a pitcher of water on the back...