Rise to the occasion

Everyone has problems. For some people fighting over the remote is a problem because if they lose they don’t get to watch their favourite TV show. Others have more basic problems around food, water and shelter. Sometimes our problems can be overwhelming – to the point that they consume a large part of our lives.…

Sow a habit, reap a destiny

You are the architect of your own fate. You are the master of your own destiny. You can do and undo things. You sow an action and reap a tendency. You sow a tendency and reap a habit. You sow a habit and reap your character. You sow your character and reap your destiny. Therefore,…

Everything is a present

You’d think being imprisoned in a concentration camp would break your spirit wouldn’t you? It certainly would do for most people. But not for the incredible Alice Herz Sommer. Her eternal, unflinching optimism enabled her to see the experience as a gift. Imagine that – a gift! You know what? It turns out – adversity…

Are you inspired enough?

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You’re dreaming!

That’s not how you do it. You’ll never make it. No chance mate. Not likely. It’ll never happen. I won’t hold my breath. Fat chance. Don’t give up your day job. Don’t let the nay-sayers define what you can do! Do it anyway. Do it anyway. Do it anyway.

Are you moving or standing still?

Even if you think you’re standing still, you’re not really. The wonderful Planet you are standing on is spinning, The incredible Solar System in which the beautiful Mother Earth resides is rotating, The vast Galaxy in which our Solar System and countless other Solar Systems reside is also rotating, Our magnificent Galaxy, one of many…

We are insignificant

You are but one person on a planet of 7 billion people. In this sense we are all insignificant. The Planet you live on is but one planet is a Solar System. The Solar System is but one Solar System in a Galaxy of countless Solar Systems. And the Galaxy is but one of countless…

Dean Karnazes is a bit of a freak

…or is he? He has run over 300 miles in one hit. Take a moment to fully appreciate that – 300 miles in one go. It took several days without sleep. Think about the last time you went for a run, it was probably less than an hour. He ran for 24 hours a day!…

Change happens

If there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that things will change. Sometimes your life is going really well. You’ve got a great set of friends and a great job. The place you’re living at is great. Then things start to change. You fall out with someone at work. Suddenly it’s not quite so enjoyable.…

The good times will return

You know when you’re going through a bad patch things can just seem so damn difficult… Even the simplest of tasks is a struggle. It’s like you’re walking through thick mud. Sometimes it seems as if everything is against you. As if even ordinary things are out to get you. Bad things seem to happen…

Are you a leader?

You should be. Anyone and everyone can, and should, be a leader. There are so many people out there waiting to be inspired. Desperate to be motivated. Eager to be encouraged to rise up and do something meaningful. They’re waiting for a leader to rally them, to bring them together, to unite them. To focus…

Where is the love y’all?

People killing, people dying, children hurting, you hear them crying… – The Black Eyed Peas Where is the love y’all? This song always leaves me thinking. Have a listen below and focus on the lyrics. For a pop song it actually raises a very good point. Where is the love these days? Let’s stop fighting. Let’s…

A very bizarre situation

If you were from another Planet, another Solar System, or another Galaxy and you happened to visit earth to observe the goings on here, it’s fair to say that you’d be pretty taken aback. To put it mildly. Here is a species of people that seem pretty much intent on self destruction. They kill each…

Is someone getting the best of you?

Is anyone getting the best of you? Anyone at all? Are you getting the best out of you? If not, why not? Why live a half arsed life when you could live life with absolutely everything you’ve got? You could lay it all on the line. Go all out. You could live your life as…

For a healthy mind, start with a healthy body

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. – John F. Kennedy If you want a healthy mind then it helps to keep a healthy body. Common sense? Not that common unfortunately. But how can your mind work…

You are a powerful force

You are a force to be reckoned with. You have awesome potential. Unlimited – literally. The things you could do are incredible, unbelievable, stunning. You could be an unlimited source of inspiration to others. You could be a light to lead the way. Your influence could be profound. Your legacy could be legendary. You could…

In hindsight – but NOW!

Remember back when you were in high school… knowing what you know now, what would you do differently if you were back there again? Probably lots – in my case, probably almost everything! The same goes throughout our lives. Looking back on things we can see where fear held us back, and we can see…

Your Facebook status won’t change the world

When the world is going through troubled times we sit at home watching the news and we feel powerless to help. The problems seem so massive that we feel that they are outside of our hands – that there is nothing we can do to help. If we give $100 to the Red Cross, what…

It’s strange what actually motivates people

This morning I overheard someone complaining about how the lady at the coffee shop was rude to them. They were really irate; irate enough to say “I’m going to write a letter!” Wow that lady at the coffee shop must have been really rude. What did she do, was she foul mouthed? Did she rip…

A Round Tuit

When I was a kid my Dad had a round tuit. Heard of one before? It was an circular plaque that was on the wall of his business. If you’ve always said that you would get a round tuit one day then that day has come because here’s one for you to print out for…