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Old 05-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Daily Motivator- May

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Unmatched joy

It is in the living that life gains more and more meaning. It is from the challenges, obstacles, disappointments and persistent efforts that lifeís achievements gain their value.

If you wish to enjoy success, donít seek to shortcut the process. If you wish to be kind, compassionate and helpful to others, donít enable them to shortcut the process.

Living well is not the same as living easy and carefree. Being truly rich does not come from being irresponsible, nor does it enable you to avoid responsibility.

You can have mountains of money and possessions and still be very poor. Lifeís real richness is not about what you have, but rather about how much authentic goodness and fulfillment you express.

You may indeed find superficial pleasure in many things. Yet what gives true joy and fulfillment to your spirit is what you have earned with integrity and responsibility.

It gains you nothing to have everything if you have not put your effort and commitment into it. Step up, take full responsibility for creating real value in your world, and experience the unmatched joy of making a difference.

ó Ralph Marston


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Expand the beauty

There is magnificent beauty in life. And what’s even better, is that you can make much, much more.

Delight in the beauty that’s here right now. Let it inspire you to create new forms of beauty and value that have never existed before.

Remind yourself how good it is to be living in a world filled with endless possibilities. Express your sincere gratitude by bringing some of the best possibilities to life.

Open yourself to see the wonder and magnificence in even the smallest things. Feel how good it feels to be in awe of each moment you’re in.

The way beyond life’s negativity is not to fight it but to overwhelm it with joy. Let yourself be a constant conduit of life’s immense joy.

Joyfully put life’s ever-present goodness to good and meaningful use. Spread the joy, expand the beauty, and make life richer than it has ever been.

— Ralph Marston


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Old 05-03-2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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More than just getting by

You can do just enough to get by, but then all you get for your trouble is to stay where you already were. With a little more effort, you can make your efforts truly count for something.

As long as you’re doing the work, you might as well use the opportunity to create meaningful value. As long as you’re putting in the time, you might as well get some significant rewards from what you’re doing.

If your attitude is to just get by, you’re setting yourself up for frustration and resentment. When, on the other hand, your goal is to give your very best, even the obstacles become opportunities to move forward.

Instead of calculating how little you can get by with doing, get enthusiastic about how much you have the opportunity to accomplish. Instead of feeling trapped by your obligations, choose to feel empowered by your ability to make a difference.

There is nothing to be gained by making yourself miserable about what you must do. There’s everything to be gained by fully investing yourself in the work you’re doing.

Do yourself a big favor, and go beyond just getting by. Rise above your obligations, and transform them into opportunities for spectacular achievement.

— Ralph Marston


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Through the difficulties

One of life’s greatest gifts is the fact that life is difficult. Because in dealing with life’s difficulties, you build priceless skills.

Those skills enable you to successfully fulfill your deepest, most meaningful purposes. It is precisely because life is difficult that you are able to make it great.

It is because life is difficult that you are able to rise above the difficulties. You are able to make a difference and you are able to truly matter.

The burdens you carry can set the stage for your greatest triumphs. The challenges you work through challenge you to become stronger and more capable.

Life’s difficulties provide the resistance to strengthen your life muscles. Though it is painful to feel the burn, it is also immensely satisfying to feel those muscles growing ever more powerful.

Accept and acknowledge life’s difficulties, and you connect yourself with life’s great opportunities. Work your way through the difficulties, and you arrive at sweet, satisfying fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston


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Far beyond you

Your own success goes far beyond you. In this highly interconnected world, when you create value in your own life you cannot help but also create value in many other lives.

True success is not selfish, even when it is undertaken for self-serving reasons. In the process of achieving your own goals, you enable those around you to achieve their goals.

When value is created, it adds value to all of life. So instead of placing judgments on your intention to create value, just get busy and bring that value to life.

Your dreams are not exactly like anyone else’s dreams. They have a beauty all their own.

Go ahead and share that beauty with all of life. Achieve and succeed in a way that’s meaningful to you, and give your own goodness to the world.

Bring your authentic dreams to life. For when you do, all of life will benefit from the beauty of those dreams.

— Ralph Marston


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What’s now

Before you rush away from this moment, take a look around and see its beauty. Instead of worrying about what’s next, see the immense value that’s already yours in what’s now.

Savor the time you’re in and the place where you are. Appreciate all that you have instead of being obsessed with how to get more.

You are already wealthy beyond all measure. Open your eyes to now, open your heart to purpose, and experience in rich detail the miracle that is your life.

There’s nothing to be gained by racing furiously away from this moment in search of more. Instead, put your energy into accepting all that is and you’ll find it is more than enough.

Put your focus, care, love, attention, interest, curiosity, purpose and passion into where you are right now. This is your time and place to live, to achieve, to feel, to learn and to experience.

Everything you are, you are right now. Be here and live the richness.

— Ralph Marston


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Old 05-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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Risk in everything

When you act, there is no guarantee you’ll succeed. That’s what makes success so valuable and so very much worth achieving.

When you venture forward with the intention of creating value, all sorts of obstacles will befall you. Make the commitment to work diligently and enthusiastically through each one, because that is where the value is made.

There is risk in everything. Instead of avoiding the risks in life, learn to successfully manage them and transform them into achievement.

It is only by accepting the risk of failure that you gain the possibility of success. You, and your whole world, deserve for you to create that success.

Yes, life is risky. Fortunately, you are wonderfully and powerfully able to learn and to adapt and to deal with whatever you must.

With your thoughtfully considered actions, you can minimize the risk and maximize the achievement. So go ahead, accept the risk, and follow it all the way through to great success.

— Ralph Marston

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A life well lived

Pleasure is nice, but it is never enough. Material wealth can be immensely helpful, but brings no fulfillment of its own accord.

Power can give great satisfaction to your ego. Yet a life lived solely in the service of ego ends up being small and pathetic.

What truly makes life good is the commitment you put into making life good. What makes life good is the experience of making a difference.

There is much that’s already been given to you by virtue of your existence, and there is much more that may or may not be given to you. What matters at the core of your spirit, though, is not what you have but what you do with it.

No person, situation, event or possession can give you fulfillment. What brings about real fulfillment is your participation in bringing it about.

Life’s rewards are not what you long for. What you long for is to genuinely earn your own significance.

Every moment is an opportunity to do so. Treasure each of those opportunities, make full use of them, and you will have the priceless experience of a life well lived.

— Ralph Marston

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Old 05-11-2012, 06:21 AM   #9
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Always your choice

When life hands you a negative experience, respond with a positive action. Instead of letting the difficult circumstances pull you down, choose to let them inspire you.

Sure, it’s easy to become dismayed. Yet the truly empowering fact is that it’s just as easy to become determined.

Your attitude is always your choice. So you might as well choose the attitude that will serve you the very best.

When you find yourself feeling angry, cynical, disillusioned, resentful, worried or apathetic, stop. Choose to use those negative feelings as a positive trigger.

Aim your focus in the direction of your best possibilities. Take quick, decisive action in support of those possibilities.

You are in control of your attitude, your thoughts and your actions. So choose to be positive, forward-looking, creative and effective no matter what may come your way.

— Ralph Marston

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A positive reality

If you choose to cause harm, then you will be harmed by it as well. If you choose to create value, then you will benefit from that value.

If you direct your efforts against the interests of others, those efforts will also work to oppose your own true interests. When you work to support others, you also end up supporting and advancing your own life.

Negativity is universally destructive, regardless of the direction in which it is focused. Genuine love is universally creative and beneficial, and goes far beyond its intended object.

Don’t bring your whole world down by obsessing over who or what you are against. Lift your world higher by supporting and advancing the values and visions you are for.

Let go of the fears that hold you back. Grab hold of your most treasured dreams, for they will bring out your highest levels of effectiveness and creativity.

Put your energy and efforts into what you favor. The way to experience a positive reality is to constantly keep your focus on a positive vision.

— Ralph Marston



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The long haul

Instant results are not always the best results. Have a little patience, and you can greatly expand your possibilities.

If your desires were always fulfilled immediately, you would have nothing to look forward to. You would miss out on the joy of anticipation.

There are some good things you can have instantly. There are many, many more good and valuable things that will take time.

You deserve more than mere instant gratification. Be willing to take the time, and to put in the effort, and give yourself access to life’s greatest rewards.

Value that arrives in an instant is probably going to be gone in an instant. Value that takes time and commitment to create will enrich your life far into the future.

Dream, plan, prepare and persist in your efforts for the long haul. The more time and effort you give, the more richness you can achieve.

— Ralph Marston

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:51 AM   #10
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Celebrate the goodness

By all means work to grow and improve. Yet remember to also appreciate and enjoy.

There was a time when your goal was to be where you now are and to have what you now have. Now that you’re here, take the time to fully enjoy how far you’ve come.

Your energy for moving forward comes from your appreciation of where you are. The experience of enjoying the dreams you’ve already reached motivates you to reach for more.

You’ll never be happy with the new things you acquire if you can’t enjoy the things you currently have. The more you enjoy each day, the more positive energy you’ll have to keep moving ever forward.

Be truly thankful for what you have and you’ll find new, creative ways to make use of it. Appreciate where you are, and you’ll find a workable path to where you want to be.

Enjoy this moment, this day, this place, and this situation. Celebrate the goodness of where you are and the positive energy will push you quickly forward.

— Ralph Marston

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Whatever results

To achieve, you must care enough to make the effort but not so much that you’re afraid to fail. The most valuable results are reached by focusing intensely on what you’re doing without attaching your sense of self worth to what you get from it.

Of course you would like to get the results you intended. But it’s not the end of the world if you don’t.

In fact, it is a powerful step in the right direction. No matter what results you get, you are still capable, you are more experienced than ever, and you are eminently worthy.

Imagine what you could do if you could do without worry. In fact, you can.

Think of how effective you could be if you didn’t have to obsess over how effective you were being. Those who accomplish much, do so by being unconcerned that they might accomplish little.

You are uniquely beautiful and worthy no matter what results you get. Keep that in your mind and in your attitude, and you’ll surely get truly great results.

— Ralph Marston

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