Posts tagged inspiration
Inspirational Deficiency

Imagine that you’ve just finished writing the perfect post. It challenges and inspires you. You’re more motivated than ever to be your best. And it’s the best post you’ve written in a long time, if not your best post of all time.

Pictures are just right, and the layout is balanced. Tags and categories are added too. Excited about sharing your message, you hit publish. Then you sit back and wait for the moment of truth.

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Become the Best You

Become the best version of you. Don’t try to be like someone else. Don’t force yourself to develop skills that aren’t natural for you. Don’t try to do something that’s not a real desire of your heart.

If your talent is singing, sing with all of your heart and develop it. If your skill is playing basketball, play with enthusiasm and develop it. If your talent is writing, write with inspiration and develop it. If your interest is painting, paint with passion and develop it. Do what you love and love what you do. Spend time developing skills that come naturally to you.

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Dreams in Bloom

Fill your garden with seeds of faith. Water your flowers regularly, and make room for them to grow. In the same way, make space for positivity in your life. Water your dreams daily. Watch as they begin to bloom.

Consistency is key. Plant seeds. Be patient if results are slow. Give dreams time to grow.

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Chance to Fly

Pursuing dreams is like a plane trip. To start, you have to go to the airport. Your destination is clear, and you have a flight to catch.

Hesitation sets in as you drive into the terminal parking lot. You’ve already canceled this flight several times before. The thought of being out of control in the air makes you feel uneasy. This time you make it to the airport, but temptation to turn back hits you just before you board.

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Road to Success

Imagine that you’re driving down a long road. This trip is different than many others, as you don’t have a navigation system or a map to follow. While your vision is clear, the destination is uncertain. Yet you know exactly where you want to end up.

There are detours, exits, rest stops and obstacles along the way. Some take you down dark, empty side streets. Others lead to lush scenery and roads paved with success.

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Hidden Treasure

Gifts and talents that come naturally to you may seem too simple. This may cause you to assume that others experience the same ease. In turn, you may view them as insignificant.

While they may be effortless for you, this doesn’t make them unimportant. They're called gifts because they've been given to you by grace. It isn’t your role to determine their value. Your responsibility is to take what you’ve been given and make the most of it.

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Step Outside the Box

True change is on the inside. Outside influences lose power to control you. But the impact of that change is only felt when you allow yourself to be stretched. While you may seek comfort, growth is limited by the familiar. If you hope to examine life beyond the four walls of your box, you must first be willing to step outside your comfort zone.

If a desire to change is stronger than fear of change, you’ll find the courage to take a step. Step into what you’re meant to do, and you’ll become all that you’re called to be.

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Turn Over Your New Leaf

What if the leaves were to say I refuse to change? They might not transition from shades of green to red, orange and yellow. Maybe they would fail to fall from the trees. They may not be willing to share branches with neighboring flowers and leaves.

While there’s beauty in transformation, there’s also resistance. Every stage of life involves uncertainty and risk. Even the calmest of periods is made up of rainy and sunny days. If we hope to grow, we have to be willing to embrace change.

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Move Your Mountain

If you pick up one rock a day, it may feel like the mountain will never move. But if you’re careful and consistent, you’ll leave time and space for the dust to settle. Other rocks will be affected by the change. Thoughtful movement will allow everything to fall into place. This will give you the balance to pick up rocks day after day.

Consistency is key. Pick up one rock a day. One day you’ll look back and realize you moved a mountain.

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Wrong Turn, Right Way

At the start of the year, you get the opportunity to look at the past through a rearview mirror. Perhaps last year’s progress was based on where you ended up at the end of the year. And your will to succeed was calculated by how quickly you got there. 

It can be discouraging to think about how things might have turned out had you taken another path. But it’s empowering to know that you can shift direction. If things didn’t go as anticipated, this might not be a long stretch.

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Keep Your Eyes on the Road Ahead

Imagine you’re running late for work. You get to the office in a rush. You’re close to the elevator when you drop a piece of paper. Others behind you are running late as well. Looking back, you catch a glimpse of the crowd.

What happens if you stop abruptly to pick up the piece of paper you dropped? If others are rushing behind you, it’s likely you’ll bump into someone. If there’s a wall, you might just hit the wall.

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Unfinished Masterpiece

While the picture may be cloudy, it’s life's gray moments that mold and shape us. Lovely streaks are added as the story unfolds. Every picture is perfect in its own unique way. Experiences have made us who we are today.

Life is the canvas. Tints of gray may cover bright tones trying to come through. Be patient with the process. The reason will one day be clear. The work is unfinished. The story is incomplete. In the end, the result is a masterpiece.

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More Than Just a Dream

Every dream unrealized is like a masterpiece never painted, a hit song never sung, a great book never written. Every work of art began as a sketch or a dab of paint on a canvas. Every song started out as a single note. Every book originated from a single thought jotted down on a page.

Every dream realized began with a step of faith, a single act of courage. Make today the day you step into greatness. It only takes a single act of courage to take that first step of faith.

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Faithful in Small Things

Experience is a great teacher, but take caution with a pattern of thinking centered around perfect timing. Such a mindset will set you on a path of going in circles. Fear of making a mistake or not being ready may stop you from moving forward altogether.

If you wait to feel 100% ready or until circumstances are perfect, the right moment will never come. Have a big vision, but don't just dream. Focus on what you can do today. The plan will unfold as you move forward. If faithful in the small things, you'll build the courage to step into the big things.

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Cheer Yourself On

Everything starts with a decision. Moving forward is a conscious choice. Choose to take action, no matter how big or small. Create a plan and stick to it, despite how you feel. Simply put, be consistent.

Strength needs to come from within. Don’t depend on motivation from others. You are your own best advocate. Do whatever it takes. Cheer yourself on. Inspire Yourself to Action.

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Balance Your Goals

If you have a vision, you're accustomed to thinking about goals. The challenge is to determine the best course of action. Responsibilities and priorities compete for your time. Finding a healthy balance is essential. Once found, do whatever it takes to Inspire Yourself to Action.

In conclusion, discover what works for you and stick to it. Maintain a healthy balance. Challenge yourself, but create a plan that leads to a sense of accomplishment. Even the smallest step deserves recognition. You'll enjoy the journey as you celebrate small successes along the way.

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Unlock Your Potential

If you allow ordinary life to keep you preoccupied, you won’t have energy left over to step into the extraordinary. A desire to reach your full potential may be there, but you just might lack the courage to act on it. You need to find the keys to unlock your potential. Once found, do whatever it takes to stay encouraged. 

Even the smallest step deserves recognition and should be celebrated. Don’t wait for praise or approval from others. You are your own best advocate. Do it for yourself. Inspire Yourself to Action.

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Inspire Yourself to Action

A right mindset and determination are vital to your success. If there's something you genuinely want to do, do it. Resolve to take action daily. Every step, big or small has value. Little by little, you'll move closer to your goal.

Resolve to make forward progress, regardless of how you feel. If you wait to feel motivated or inspired, you'll give up before you even start. Decide what you're going to do ahead of time, and stick to it.

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Simple Test

Goals and dreams are personal. As much as we want those we care about to support us, this isn’t always going to be the case. Do whatever it takes to stay positive and encouraged independent of others’ reactions.

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to convince others that what you’re doing is right. You can’t change them, nor is it your responsibility to change them. Trying to change others’ opinions or views only drains your energy and does nothing to advance your vision.


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Let Your Light Shine

A mirror is simple yet reflects many images. Doubt sees flaws and weaknesses. Hope sees blessings and strengths. A simple reflection changes everything. Let yours be clear.

Your reflection should match your vision. If you can see yourself doing it, you will. Let what you see in the mirror be a reflection of who God says you are.

Circumstances don't define you. They shape you. You're molded to make a difference. Let your light shine bright, even through the cracks.


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