Motivational Monday #100 The Truth Is Out There
“I want to believe.”
When I started thinking about the fact that the 100th article was coming up I tried to think of what my biggest and best suggestion or idea might be. Unfortunately that didn’t work and I couldn’t settle on what to write! So in fact I think that’s the first point that I’d like to share in this centenary article.
There isn’t one big idea that is bigger than everything else. There isn’t a single answer to the challenges that confront us in life.
Life rolls on, days come and day go and some are good, some are average and some are downright rubbish – oh and of course because life is a real rollercoaster some days are all three!
What will help one day isn’t going to necessarily help the next day. Also, and I think this is something I was guilty of searching for when I was younger, but there isn’t a single magic bullet of advice that will permanently slay all evil.
That might work in the fairy tales but in real life the reality is a little more complicated. Sage advice, a positive motivational quote and words of wisdoms can help and can make a difference but I am reminded of what the late, great Zig Ziglar said when he wrote
“Motivation is like bathing. You have to keep doing it for it to make a difference.”
It isn’t realistic to expect to find one piece of advice that will fix everything but you can expect to find pieces of advice that will help a little and often.
So try to find time in your day to stop and think some positive thoughts, to play your favourite music or talk with a friend.
Life if you let it can sweep you away with a flood of obligations, must do’s and have-to-do’s. That becomes a heavy burden and without something to lighten the load it can ultimate wear down even the strongest person.
Personally I have found the most profound ideas, the best motivational thoughts and frankly the cleverest solutions to the challenges of life have come from other people. Over the last 100 articles I have tried to capture and relay some of the ideas that have come my way. Many of the best of those were inspired by conversations with some of the wonderful people that I know or have met in passing over these last few years.
And that is something I have really learnt for myself from writing these articles – that the best way to gain new ideas, to grow as a person or to find motivation is through other people. Talk to them, ask them questions and listen with an open mind and an open heart.
Not every view is correct, not every opinion will match with yours but those other views and opinions will give you something to think about and every so often the most unexpected person will say something that will change your life just a little bit.
Wisdom and motivation respect no title, no rank and no privileges. They are the domain of us all so if you want to have more of them in your life then look, both at the people all around you, and also the people who pass through your life fleetingly.
And have faith that the life that you have had up to this point has also given you knowledge and wisdom that you can share with others. As the famous quote from Marianne Williamson goes
“Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.”
So not in a sense of egotism but in a sense of wonder at the power of mankind’s inherent goodness I suggest that maybe we should all shine a little brighter, share a little more of what we know and share more of what makes us positive.
After all if everyone one of us strove to make the world a little more understanding, positive and bright wouldn’t that truly change the world?
Like Fox Mulder I want to believe that and in fact after these 100 articles I do believe it.
Until next time; be successful!
Stephen HartDevelopment Specialist, Edenchanges.com