Learn from everything but focus on the good.
The world is full of good and bad. Learn from everything but focus on the good. The world is full of darkness and light, learn from everything but spread light. The world is full of choices, good news and bad news. Choose to spread good news.
It is simple really, change your focus. It will not change the world over night, but it will change what you are learning. What you are learning can change what you are doing. What you are doing can change your circumstances. What you are doing and what you are teaching others can lead to success or failure. If you are successful you may not change the whole world, but it can change your world.
It starts with leaning and where your focus lies. What you focus on affects what you will learn, what you will say, what you hear, what you do. Learn from everything but focus on the good. Spread good news, spread truth, spread light and teach others from what you have learned. Focus on success and not failure. Be the person you want others to be like. Be like the person you want to be. You are not your circumstance, you are what you learn and what you do and what you teach others. Learn from everything but focus on the good.
Spread good news. Spread truth. Spread light. Focus on the good and teach others from what you have learned.
Hello, today is Monday. Though you may read this on a Tuesday or a Wednesday.
Today is Monday, but it is not just another Monday. This Monday is today and today I make up my mind to do something special, no matter what the world throws at me. Now you can do the same thing today, if you are reading this on a Monday, but if you are reading this on a Tuesady or Wednesday, you can still make up your mind to do something speical today!
The only thing you have to do to do something speical today is be the best you that only you can be. Even if it is Thursday or Friday. Seems like everyone want to save the best version of themself for Friday or Saturday or Sunday, but why not be the best you can be on a Monday also.
Today is Monday. Make it a Super Happy Fun Day. Make every Monday – Super Happy Funday and the rest of the week is easy. Don’t make this just another Monday. Do something great today!
Today is not just another Monday. Make it something special! Be the best you that you can be today!
Do you have a dream?
Are you chasing it?
Why not start today?
Can you find a way to google your idea, or your idols or find some inspiration?
Why not go to the Library and read a few books?
Why not go to a community center and volunteer?
Why not today?
Ranking the Seven Star Wars Movies:
Ok today I just want to have some fun. I have seen the 7th Star Wars movie thanks to my Step Son buying us tickets. So as a fan I had my own little ranking of the Seven Stars Wars Movie. Now because I tell people to do their homework, I did a little digging also.
Rotten Tomatoes Ranks them in this order.
1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2: Star War: New Hope
3: The Empire Strikes Back
4: Return of the Jedi
5: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
6: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
7: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Metacritic Ranks them this way:
1: Star Wars: New Hope
2: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3: The Empire Strikes Back
4: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
5: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
6: Return of the Jedi:
7: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Here at 60 Seconds Of Motivational Mojo, I offer this ranking from worst to first and my reasons why.
7: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
After So much build up for the return of Star Wars, The Phantom Menace felt like a letdown.
6: Attack of the Clones.
Did you spot the Millennium Falcon? You had to love the scene of the Star Destroyers Lifting Off
5: Revenge of the Sith.
Luke vs Obi-Wan, Yoda vs Darth Sidious; but you have to wonder how the Sith planned all that right under the nose of the Jedi.
4: Return of the Jedi.
The 1st Appearance of the Emperor’s Force Lighting and Luke with his eyes turning Red, I rank Return of the Jedi as the Litmus Test
3: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
If you had never seen or lived Star Wars then I can see why you would rank this Number One; This movie is a great mashup of all things Star Wars and a hint at things to come.
2: Star Wars New Hope
Listen Movie Fans. It goes like this. There was life before Star Wars and Life after Star Wars. This one started it all.
1: The Empire Strikes Back
You can’t deny: “I am your father!” is one of the most quoted lines of all time!
May the force be with you!
A few years ago I thought it would be a good ideal to start a Motivational Blog.
So I started blogging and I am still at it. I still think it is a good idea. I also thought it was a good idea to start a “Quote of the Day” Motivational Group. So I did. There have been some ups and some downs, but I still think it is a good idea. So I am still at it.
A few years ago I thought it would be a good idea to become a Motivational Speaker. So I started by blogging and inviting my friends and professional contacts to be a part of my Spread Good News “Quote of the Day” Motivational Group and I took every chance I could get to present on the topics that I have been studying and learning along the way. Am I rich and famous? No, not yet; but I still think it is a good idea. Do I have a book deal? No, not yet; but I still think it is a good idea. Have I helped a few people along the way? I have helped as many people as I could with no strings attached; and that is why I think it is a good idea.
No, I have not authored a book yet. No, I have not been on television or the radio yet. I have been invited / allowed to speak a few times on a podcast and at a couple of local events. Even though I have spoken before many crowds as a Master of Ceremonies and Event Host and even though I have performed onstage as a Musician and as a DJ; learning how to present as a Motivational Speaker or a Topic Expert still makes me a little nervous on the inside. But, I have learned by doing and I have learned by studying and I have learned by asking questions and listening for an answer.
Doors were opened for me because I knocked on them. Every time I walked through a door that was opened, I learned something new. Then I shared what I have learned and started the process all over again. Can I help someone learn what I have learned? Can someone help me learn what they have learned? I am convinced I will write a book one day, just not today. Today I rededicate myself to what I am doing and have done so far: Blogging, Speaking, Volunteering, Learning, Listening, Being Mentored, Being Coached, Mentoring and Coaching Others.
One day, when the time is right, I hope to write a book. Until then I will update my blog. One day, when the time is right, I will be interviewed on Television for what I have accomplished, until then I will continue to work to motivate others and give presentations about what I have learned. One day you may hear me speak on the radio, until then maybe you will catch me on You-Tube or another podcast. If I continue to learn and grow and help others, then the seeds I so today will grow into a harvest, until then I will continue to tend to the soil.
A few years ago I thought it would be a good ideal to start a Motivational Blog. I still think it is a good idea. A few years ago I thought it would be a good ideal to start a “Quote of the Day” group. I still think it is a good idea. A few years ago I thought it would be a good idea to become a Motivational Speaker. I still think it is a good idea. That is why I am still here. I am still at it. I am learning and growing by doing and asking others how I can help. If you have the same dreams I tell you today to get started. Take it one day, one post and one presentation at time. A few years from now you will be glad you did.
I choose to live:
Sometime it feels like staying positive is like fighting zombies. People will just get in your way. So don’t let zombies steal your joy or your will to live.
So I write this post in honor of Halloween rapidly approaching and with it comes the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC and the Release of last season’s episodes on Netflix. And no, I am not getting paid for any product plugs or indirect endorsements.
So a few days ago, I was Rehab Walking with my Five Pound ankle weights on to strengthen my knees and I had a couple of five pound soft dumb bells so I could do my Super Power Walk Routine of lifting weights and rehab walking. After a few laps around our apartment building, I felt like I was just out there battling with my own mind to keep going, keep walking and keep lifting. I was listening to one of my favorite Electronic Music Groups on my headphones, but scenes from the Walking Dead kept leaping into my mind. If you have ever watched the show, there are zombies everywhere and sometimes the main characters just have to fight their way through the crowd of zombies. More than once a fan favorite has had to make up their mind that they want to live, the want to keep going; no matter how many zombies are after them.
Sometimes that is how I feel when I am out there exercising, that I have to keep going just in case the zombie apocalypse was to happen anytime soon. Now Zombie Movies have been around for a while. Well before Night of the Living Dead. Now depending on which story you follow, Zombies can be slow lumbering creatures or can be so fast there is no chance to out run them, like in World War Z. It seems I am getting sidetracked; I keep working out because I choose to live. I choose to believe that we can make the world a better place. Being positive can be its own enemy because not everyone will change and become positive just because I made up my mind to be positive. So off I go walking and lifting and fooling myself into thinking I could fight my way through a swarm of zombies.
On the Walking Dead, there are six characters that have survived since Season 1 till the end of Season 5, at least that I know of… and they all went through the phase between giving up and choose to keep fighting. So for me I choose to keep fighting the good fight and try to find a reason to stay positive no matter what I am going through at the time. So when my mind plays tricks on me when I am working out, I just stay at it. I choose to live, and keep fighting zombies.
In Zombieland, Cardio is a key to survival. Michael Jackson was able to teach Zombies how to dance in the Thriller Video, let’s face it; that may have been the single coolest zombie moment of all time. Now for the rest of us, we will more than likely have to choose to fight our way through the Zombie Outbreak, but maybe we can just dance our way through it. So why I am taking the time to type this up and post it to my blog. Well I guess anything short of the Zombie Outbreak should be considered a good day.
Just stay at it. Choose to live. Choose to keep fighting. Choose to spread good news. Choose to work out and get strong. Don’t give up, fight every last zombie that stands in your way. Or be like MJ and Moonwalk your way through them, either way choose to live!
Keep a simple song in your heart.
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. It doesn’t get simpler than that; “The little engine that could” kept a simple song in his mind and in his heart when faced with a big challenge. What do you do when you are faced with a big challenge?
Do you sing the blues? Do you cry out for help? Do you wallow in sorry? I choose to keep a simple song in my heart and try to keep a smile on my face. Yes, sometimes I get down and frustrated; but still I look for the silver lining inside the cloud. I keep a simple song in my heart.
I think I can, I think I can. Row, row, row your boat. Just keep swimming. Simple songs from simple stories we tell our children and then we grow up and stop believing. So I had to challenge myself to keep believing. To keep swimming, to keep rowing and like the little engine that could I will take my mountain.
I will take my mountain. Say it every day! I will take my mountain. Do you feel like you are growing older, wiser, or stronger? Do you feel all of these things? Do you feel none of these things? Keep a simple song in your heart and keep your eyes on the prize. So much of this life is your state of mind and your state of mind is a choice.
Nobody said it would be easy. The way I heard it is that if it was easy, everyone would do it. So make up your mind that you can do the impossible, and then find a simple song a simple phrase you can say everyday and keep it in your heart. Make it something that makes you feel stronger and wiser. Make it something that reminds you that you are healed and strong and talented and uniquely made for greatness. I will take my mountain. I think I can, I think I can. Row, Row, Row your boat. Just keep swimming.
We say these things but do we really believe them? I do, but I rarely see it in others. People are stressed out and frustrated and living their lives day to day thinking that things will never change. I believe that things will change; I believe that things will get better; if we can learn to work together. So I say keep a simple song in your heart and have faith and put that faith into action. Faith without works is dead. So put action behind your faith and do the work. Sing a simple song while you work.
I will take my mountain. Say it every day!
Faith made simple.
Faith is where you place your hope and faith is where you place your trust. Faith is simple, people make it complicated. All of us have faith whether we confess it or not. What you believe in is where you place your faith.
Faith is simple.
People make it complicated. Faith is not a trivia game or a quiz show or a battle of wits. Faith is what brings you peace of mind. Where you put your hope and trust is where you put your faith. Some people blow on dice, some people hoard money and gold. Others believe they can out smart destiny. This is where they place their faith. Some believe that God is in control, others believe they are in control and still others feel they have no control; this is where they place their faith. Faith is simple. Faith is the simplest explanation of what we believe to be true.
Now read these words carefully. I am not telling you what to believe. I am telling you that faith will bring you peace. I will never try to argue and operate from a position of fear. I will always try to find a place that brings me peace and operate from a position of faith. My faith is based on two simple things, a search for truth and a search for love.
Truth and Love go hand in hand. That is why I challenge myself to never operate from a place of fear, or hate or lies. No matter how much power and wealth selling lies and operating from a position of fear may bring others, my duty is to the truth. No matter how much power others can gain through hate my belief is that if you love someone you will tell them the truth. This is where I place my faith.
I believe any advice you give should be advice that you follow and your story should not change from audience to audience. Truth and Love made simple is where I place my Faith. Love and Truth create Peace. This is where I place my Faith.
Faith is simple; people make it complicated. People can be hypocrites, people can be power hungry, and people can be arrogant and greedy. In this quest to appear to be more than what they are, people make things complicated. Complicating faith leads to confusion and confusion is not peace. Faith is simple, people make it complicated.
Faith is simple. Find the simple truths. Find the purest most innocent form of love, like a mother has for a child or when little kids are at play. Aspire to approach love, truth and faith with a child like heart. Find happiness and peace and place your faith there. Faith is simple, people make it complicated.
Six Extra Pounds:
Two Soft Three Pound Weights; Six Extra Pounds to carry while power walking. It does not sound like much does it. Trust me; try it before you pass judgment. Today I say get out there and power walk while lifting light weights; I am going to call it Ultra Power Walking. Six Extra Pounds make all the difference in the world.
Crawl, walk then run. That is how we progress. Well lately I am happy to power walk to lose a few pounds and lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. So what exactly is Power Walking? Somewhere between Walking and Jogging is Power Walking. Walking with a purpose and a brisk pace, while I would power walk I would find myself stretching, raising my hands over my head or squeezing my hands together. So I decided the point of power walking is to burn as many calories as possible and have fun along the way. So why not get some hand grips and squeeze them while I Power Walk to increase my grip strength. I will call that Super Power Walking. I tried Super Power Walking a few times and found myself wanting more.
Six Extra Pounds; why not get some weights and work my arms and shoulders while I power walk? Because this is not my first rodeo, I knew not to underestimate how fast light weights can get heavy when you are doing lots of repetitions or carrying them for a long time. Six Extra Pounds, I found some Soft Three Pound Hand Weights and have taken them for a spin while Power Walking. Ultra Power Walking, walking while lifting weights. Now you may say that Three Pounds per hand, Six Extra Pounds does not seem like much; again I say, give it a try. Five or Six Simple exercises can be done while walking, I tried Bicep Curls, Over Head Lifts, Tricep-Extensions, Should Shrugs, Shoulder Flys and Light Shadow Boxing. 10, 20 or 30 Repetitions per exercise while walking. You really do not get a chance to rest, and you never let go of the weights. I found myself sweating in record time, making me believe I was burning more calories. I was not breaking any speed records with my Power Walking, but I could tell my heart was working harder than if I did not have those Six Extra Pounds. I could feel my shoulders could never quite relax. I had to continue to move through the different exercises biceps, triceps, shoulders and chest all in progression.
Six Extra Pounds, Ultra Power Walking; trust me, try it before you pass judgment.