Do your own research. Don't just accept what you are given, go find more...whatever it is, go find more. If you are given a book, read it and go find another one to learn from. If you are given an opinion, listen and then go find facts. If you are given a job, work hard but go find your passion. Nothing can truly be your own until you make it and earn it. Until then, it's just a hand out.
With the multiple and seemingly endless murders going on around the world, the reality that we only have so much time on this Earth has been brought to the top of everyone's mind. Time is something we can only use once, and we don't know how much each of us have. It seems the few who spend their time planning destruction are getting exactly what they want: attention and lots of it. If only we had a media who focused as much on those who spend their time helping others. Who you spend your time with helps establish your values, morals, and even your thoughts. Be very picky about who you spend your precious gift of time with. Don't let your time be wasted.
Not being able to tell the difference between what we know and what we think we know causes problems for everyone at one time or another. Everyone knows someone who thinks they are important, but only thinks about themselves. These are usually the ones always telling you how great they are. On the flip side of that are the people we admire as leaders. The leaders are the ones giving us a hand up when we fall, or selflessly assisting in our success.
Whether you like change or not, it will happen. Whether you are ready for change or not, it will happen. Nothing stays the same forever. The best to way move forward is to accept change. By accepting change and being prepared for change, you are able to guide the change to help you on your path.
Most people want to blame others for what their lives look like. We have seen adults blaming their parents...races blaming other races...poor families blaming rich families. Isn't time we take responsibility for our actions, decisions and lives? If you decide not to work, you shouldn't blame your situation on the people who chose to work. If you choose to surround yourself with negativity, you only have yourself to blame when negative is all you see. Choose to take responsibility for you and make the changes you want. Choose to focus on your blessings and be grateful. Choose to focus on positive thoughts and put those into action.
In order to go anywhere, you must make the choice. A business doesn't build itself. Someone had to decide they wanted to build a business. Just like you can't be happy without deciding to be happy, and you can't show gratitude without making the conscious decision to show gratitude. Take the first step towards your next journey. Make a choice.
This quote reminds me of the cup question...is it half full or half empty? Your attitude directs your point of view. When you change your attitude your point of view changes. Do you see life as dull or as an adventure? Do you approach challenges as road blocks or stepping stones?
We all need a little motivation in our lives. I'm sure there are others who also need a cup of motivation from time to time.