Are you wondering why a dangerous plant can be a source of motivational quotes or even motivation? We all know that sweet roses and violets have provided inspiration for writers and lovers for hundreds of years, from William Shakespeare and earlier. But has anyone been motivated by dangerous plants? Well yes, if you have ever been stung, sprayed with light sensitive chemicals or encountered a patch of poison ivy, you will most likely have been motivated to find some way of treating the problem and alleviating the pain. If you have planned on going camping, you may even have been motivated to look up any dangerous plants in the area you are going to, to check whether you need plant identification books, creams, lotions or warnings for children and pets.
For Those Who Want Love Quotes
I know some people have been looking for love quotes. Well here is one especially for Corey! I may add a few more to provide some motivation! Some of the best places to find love quotes is in poetry. The poets really know how to express their love and to praise their object of desire. That of course includes lyricists, writing lyrics to songs. One lyric that has been going through my head recently are some of the words from “Pretty Flamingo”, “Cos her hair glows like the sun and her eyes could light the sky”. So you don’t always have to go back to Shakespeare and his “Til the sun grows cold and the stars grow old”.
Keep Going, one step at a time
The Longest Journey
It begins with the first step but to complete it, you need to keep taking those steps, just one at a time
Living in the now is a powerful tool for living your best life. It has been said that we are human beings, not human ‘doings’, and yet we constantly strive after ‘success’. This drive can distract and stress us, and keep us so focused on our daily grind to achieve “success” that we have little time to relax, or improve ourselves in ways we would like. It can also make us feel like we have no time for ourselves, maybe worrying our world will fall apart.
Let Go of the Past
Old habits die hard: we may be acting as our parents wanted us to act, or in total opposition to that. Yet, as an adult, we need to find our own way of living, not live as someone else thinks we should. We may be bearing a grudge from long ago or feel hurt by something that happened to us many years ago. These things keep us stuck in the past and unable to find the power of now. Forgiveness is a powerful tool for giving up the past, so we can enjoy the now.
Avoid Living In The Future
What we do now will determine our future. Dreaming of what it will be like when we get “there” or chasing our dreams means we miss out on the here and now.
Live In The Present
The grass is NOT always greener on the other side, even if it looks that way from your present position, as Petunia the Goose found when she left the safety of “now” in the farm meadow for the future of sweet grass on the wild hill in the distance.
The hill grass turned out to be dry and tasteless and there were wild animals who wanted to eat her. Sometimes, leaving for greener pastures is the best option but very often, it is a pipe dream that keeps us dreaming and avoiding living in the “now”. One of the best ways to avoid this is to cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” for what you have and focus on the positive side to your life.
It means being content and self-assured about who you are and what you want from life. And if you are this, you will also have a strong self-image. Being positive defines how you approach life and your expectations of what you will be and what you will achieve. Very often this can be reflected in your job, your sporting efforts and your business and personal relationships. Others are drawn to positive people, because they have the ability to lift our spirits and make us feel good about ourselves and our lives.
Someone with a positive attitude will have a buoyant outlook on life, they believe in themselves, their capabilities and talents and this opens them to seeing opportunities that come their way. They float over troubles, or like a rubber ball, bounce back again if they fall, as difficulties will not seem as significant and they have the ability to cope with them effortlessly. They are happier, healthier and more energetic.
Attitude, whether positive or negative, is infectious so choose to spend your time with positive uplifting people. When you choose to live your life with a positive attitude you will reach those lucky crossroads more often, the ones where opportunity and preparation meet.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca