Motivational Monday #87 Waste No Time
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
If you are online and throw a digital stick you are going to hit a motivational or personal development quote. They are simply everywhere online.
And I don’t think it’s a bad thing. After all there are far worse, less meaningful messages out there as well! However I think one of the ironic dangers of these messages is that we can spend a lot of time looking around and waiting for the right quote to inspire us.
Now sometimes people have a view or a slant on things that I think is just spot on. Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill, Mark Twain and Marcus Aurelius are all authors who have a knack for really summing up things beautifully; but still even their most insightful points are fairly self-evident.
It can be tempting to wait for the perfect quote to come along to inspire us to action – the one that we want to print out, put on the wall and follow on a daily basis but what is important is that we don’t wait for them to come along because by waiting we are giving up our own power and disregarding our internal power.
I believe that each of us has an innate moral compass, that we genuinely and truly know how to act in a proper and morally upright manner. It might be that through upbringing, environment or association with others that we have drifted from our moral course but I do truly believe that we all know the direction we must travel.
Think back to school when you ignored your homework and rushed it at the last minute. It might have got you off the hook as far as handing your work in but it wasn’t the same as doing it properly – and I bet you could feel that difference even at the time. (I’m guilty as charged on that one.)
I don’t believe anything has changed since our school days. I think we are still fully capable of knowing when we have actually done our best work, made a real effort and generally played full out versus slacking off and rushing things at the last minute.
We don’t need some modern guru or long dead sage to tell us that. So let’s keep these motivational thoughts and quotes in perspective. They can add fuel to the fire but we should have our own fire burning with the fuel of our own sense and depth of morality, duty and dedication.
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Until next time, be successful!
Stephen HartDevelopment Specialist, Edenchanges.com