Sunday, January 3, 2010

Motivation Monday - Something to Think About

Today is Motivation Monday. I’ve been waiting for this day—the first Monday of 2010. I hope every Monday I can post a few quotes, a cartoon, something (anything) that will sort of energize us toward Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’ve given thought to this blog and its purpose. It started out as a secret blog—just for me—almost four years ago. I think it’s time for it to ‘become’ something else, though I’m not quite sure what. Anyway, Motivation Monday might be a regular because I really like quotes. They make me think. Sometimes I post a favorite on my computer where I can see it while I write. So here we go with 10 quotes that speak to me. I hope they speak to you too.

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice . ~Bethany Hamilton

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. ~Jim Rohn

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can. ~John Wesley

Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them. ~Alfred North Whitehead

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. ~William Arthur Ward

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. ~Lou Holtz

An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. ~Brian Tracy

“If anything is worth trying at all, it’s worth trying at least 10 times.” ~Art Linkletter

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Nelson Mandela

What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows. ~Alexandra Stoddard

Which one speaks to you and why?

3 comments:

The Voice said...

I love this idea. I especially love the speech "Our Deepest Fear". It pulls a certain string. I used the quote in my history book. Did you know it was originally written by Marianne Williamson?

It was in her book A Return to Love: Reflections on the
Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

Erica Vetsch said...

What a great idea! I'll be coming here every Monday to get some encouragement! I've always loved the quotes you find.

christa said...

Love the one about ideas not keeping...like what you've got going on here!