Today’s Motivation, August 4th – Timing is Everything

I love Gary Sinise. His quote is perfect. It takes hard work and persistence (among other things) to be successful in life, regardless of what your version may be. The timing of how it pays off is not in our control. But keeping our nose to the grindstone and working on that goal isĀ completely up to us.

So own it. Do the time. Work hard. The timing of your success will follow.

And it will be when you least expect it.

Make it a great day!

Eliza

 

Today’s Motivation, July 25th – Where You Start, Where You Finish

It’s called growth. No matter what you’re goals are in life, strive to grow. Presently, I’m a newbie to the writing world. But I don’t plan to stay that way, no matter how hard it is to get where I want to be. Where I am now is simply where I started. I relish where I am now though because it will make a great story when achieve my success! šŸ™‚

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Today’s Motivation, July 14th – How Does Fear Motivate You?

“Terrible thing, to live in fear.”- Shawshank Redemption

Fear is one of the greatest motivators around. It can be productive or it can stop you in your tracks. It’s all in how you look at it. I know that over my lifetime I have passed on taking chances simply because I worried that I would look silly, say something wrong, make people angry or sad, fail at the task at hand. Who knows how many opportunities I passed up? I don’t dwell on it these days because I’ve learned to let go. Have faith.

These days I’m more likely to live and let live and be silly, be wrong, fail, and realize people will react the way they will regardless of what I do. I’m still a WIP on this, but compared to ten years ago, I’ve made tremendous strides. And if I slip into that mind set and worry about making a mistake, I just try to remember: what’s the worse that can happen? If the ones I hold dear to my heart are safe, healthy, and whole, then I’m good. And when I do screw up, I try again and learn from it. That’s really all we can do.

So, how does fear motivate you? Is it paralyzing to the point of missed opportunities? Or does it grab you by the neck and push you into taking that shot because you have nothing to lose?

Make it a great day!

Eliza

 

Daily Motivation, June 28th – Be Weird

Some people call them dreams. I call them goals. I have many and they are lofty. They are things that in order to achieve them it will take sacrifice, hard work, determination, and a healthy dose of crazy. I know there are some that think I’m weird or a big dreamer. But I can SEEĀ my goals in my head, I can visualize the hard work it will take to get there. I can also see the results.

I thrive on being weird and crazy. If I’m not being called either one of those, I know I need to double my efforts to stand out.

Think about it this way: There are over 7 billion people in this world. Why would I want to get lost in that herd of people?

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Daily Motivation, June 21st – Never Give Up

Simple yet effective quote from one of baseball’s historic giants. Babe Ruth was known for his hitting on the field and womanizing and drinking off the field, which it’s said to have caused some issues for him with the public and baseball officials.

In spite of those that wanted to hold him back due to his larger than life persona, he never gave up giving his best to baseball.

There will always be those that want to see you fail and perhaps there will be times that they succeed in their venture. However, success is fleeting and requires hard work and persistence to keep it. You won’t stay on top by giving up or rest on your laurels. It’s often said it’s harder to maintain than to get there.

Never give up and you’ll never be beaten. And you’ll never let yourself down.

Make it a great day!

Eliza

 

Daily Motivation in Pictures, June 30th – Live Life on Your Terms

Morning friends!

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I took a much needed vacation. We had a fantastic time visiting the beach and the world’s most famous Mouse. The sunrise on the beach was just breathtaking. The edges of the day are my favorite time of day at the edge of land. There just aren’t any adjectives that can adequately describe it’s beauty. It’s a scene that I could wake up to and end my day with every day if I were able. Which made me think of what I could do to make it possible for that to be what I see everyday.

So, my question to end the month of June: what would you do to live life on your terms?

Enjoy the pics!

Make it a great day!

Eliza

 

 

 

 


 

Daily Motivation, June 11th – Take a Chance

This quote is honest but requires thinking outside the box. Many people use that term, but few truly use it. Instead of the outcome, think about what it takes to get to the outcome. When you focus on results, you trick your brain into thinking the work is already done and your mojo can wane.

What does it look like to get to your goal? Can you see yourself working on it? Are you willing to make that leap?

Keep this in mind: If you never try anything, you are guaranteed to fail 100% of the time. The best way to improve those odds is to take a chance.

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Daily Motivation, June 10th – Friday Fun!

Happy Friday my friends! It’s the Friday before a week long vacation for me, so to be honest, I’m a bit useless today.

My only profound words of wisdom today? LIFE IS SHORT, HAVE FUN, BE WEIRD.

I’m just going to leave these here today. I hope you enjoy your Friday!

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Daily Motivation, June 8th – As Bad As Breathing

This morning, I came across a video a friend had shared about a man wanting to be successful. We see things like this all the time, but what struck me was the overall message. It brought the need to succeed to the most basic level:

When you want it as bad as you want to breathe, you will be successful.

Makes sense, right? But how many of us are really at that point? How many of us are willing to step out of the comfort of merely surviving and live out the dream untilĀ it becomes the air we need to breathe?

Your mileage may vary, but regardless of what your vision of success is, dedication, hard work, and the inability to live without it are the building blocks to being what you want to be.

There are no hacks to true success, so don’t waste your breath looking for one.

 

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Daily Motivation, June 7th – Rainbows and Hurricanes

Taking the good with the bad. It’s something that everyone really knows, but few truly accept. It’s easy to look at successful people in any line of work and think how easy they have it. “It must be nice!” is a line often used. But what we see is just a small portion of who they are and how they got where they are.

I have a goal to be a full time writer by a date I’ve set for myself. It won’t be easy and it will be a tremendous amount of work. But I want it bad enough to make some sacrifices and put the work in like a second job. In reality, I know it’s a gamble that may not pay off, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. I plan to work my ass off for it.

I want that rainbow, but I know that there will be some possible hurricanes before I get to it.

That’s a challenge I’m willing to accept.

What challenges are you willing to accept to achieve your goals?

Make it a great day!

Eliza