Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

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While curling up with a good book in this wet afternoon, I was jolted by the words of the author as it spoke to me. I realize that sometimes my “overthinking” and “overanalyzing” of things get in the way towards the fulfillment of my plans.


The words goes like, “Here’s the bottom line: You already know all that you need to
succeed. You don’t need to learn anything more. If all we needed
was more information, everyone with an Internet connection would
live in a mansion, have abs of steel, and be blissfully happy. New
or more information is not what you need—a new plan of action is.
It’s time to create new behaviors and habits that are oriented away
from sabotage and toward success. It’s that simple.”


As human beings, we are exposed to the herd mentality. Wherever the majority goes, we flock to follow. We do not lack information. Though we reason that we have limited and timely access to it but I am much convinced it is available at our own exploration. It is our procrastination and lack of action that hampers our development and sabotages our growth.


We always get busy, juggling one chore to the next but accomplish nothing. We consciously delay what we can do today. We slacken after winning small victory. And we easily get distracted by short term comfort of slumber rather than focusing our energy to what matters most. Nobody gets out of the rat race by doing nothing. A plan and your decision to execute your plan is what will help pay your bills, give you good grades, bring you promotion and build your dreams. As for me, I’d quit the overthinking and over analyzing and summon my creative juices to act in my favor.


We already learned much my friends, now let’s put that learning to action.


“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.

Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring.

Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.”


One of the humors of life is when life drops you after you have learned to fly. As humorous as how I can describe it, the experience is definitely not amusing because you will only get to laugh about its hilarity right when you see the blinding light at the end of that dark tunnel of adversity.

I learned of this when I first got into what I thought to be the peak of my career. I was then celebrating a successful telemarketing business surrounded by a gregarious environment, enjoying a flourishing real estate career meeting new people everyday thereby widening my network, and inspiring young minds of 9th graders in the academe. It was stressful but utterly fulfilling.

But one day, that colorful and gleeful day I am so accustomed with slowly loses its color and every pigment of joy faded into a grey soulful journey of my soul. For two years under the debilitating grip of the monstrous hands of depression, I have learned to be still, to trust once more, to surrender and even to fly again.

My story is not unique. You too have your own share of defeat. Inside you are stories and pain nobody knew about. Some people will cry with you but still a number will blastoff a party in your demise. You will gain more friends in your success and your hardships will test how true they are.

Nelson Mandela said, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising everytime we fall.

One morning, overwhelmed with so many debts, I went into my room and whimper. My mom caught me sobbing into tears. I cried because I do not know what to do and how I could bravely face every wounding words heaved at me. But I guess, mothers always knew what to say. She said, “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce back.” And guess what, now that I am doing great, SHE IS RIGHT!

Sometimes you need a strong fall to really know where you stand. You need a big fall to shake-off your ego’s deceptive perception of your own invincibility. You need that humbling humiliation so you are not overcome with pride when your dreams come true. Because the harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

It is in your fall that you learn to weed out excess baggage, prioritize what is really important, seek your true and divine purpose, evaluate your self and discover your untapped potential. And as you learn each of these, you become bolder, you become braver and no one can ever stop you to manifest about that one big dream of yours.

Falling is another way to fly. Get the right attitude because nobody can truly help you except God and yourself.

You can choose to see yourself falling and watch from below OR you can rid yourself off that self-pity and push yourself up.

Today is not your end, it is only the beginning. Rise again and FLY! 


I have BIG news for you.

You have POWER.

A lot of people deny their power by playing small. Thinking that by doing it, they can make themselves noble by enshrouding themselves with supposed humility and submission. But I say this is false humility. This is the way to living a mediocre life.

A mediocre life is not a life of contentment. A mediocre life is a life of unfulfilled potential. A mediocre life is a life of endless “what ifs” and qualms. It is a life lived in the darkest cave of regrets. And no amounts of remorse can take you back in time to reclaim the power you have given up long ago.

Your power has never left you. It only lies quiescent because when you refuse to use it, that same power atrophies.

If you’re just going through the motions, you’re stealing life from yourself. Instead, put passion in what you do.

It does not serve you or the world for you to behave as if you are powerless. It is an insult to your Creator, in whose likeness you were created. 

You have the power to speak to the eye of distress and turn it into eustress.

You have the power to turn the rudder of your ambition to your intended divine purpose.

You have the power to command yourself to take responsibility of every circumstance that has transpired.

You have the power to direct your will away from procrastination to your desire to take active action.

You have the power to shut-off the ugly whispers of defeat and tell to yourself that this is not the way you choose things to end.

You have the power to your mind, to silence every negative thought.

You have the power to cut your subscriptions from the bitter words of negative ugly people.

You have the power to transform the face of failures into a beauty of massive successes.

You can do it. You can win it. You can be a champion.

You are talented. You are beautifully and wonderfully made. You are a light of endless potential.

Get your powers back and gather it to yourself. You need it to achieve your goal.

Dream greatly. Live daringly. Speak kind words and inspire the hearts of others.

And in everything that you do, always recognize your POWER.

We all go through a kind of suffering that will bend our knees. And if you haven’t gone through it yet, I want to assure you that it will unquestionably come. No one is exempted. Everyone can be a victim.

Some pains are so deep that the one reeling it will just choose to sleep to paralyze his senses at the thought of it.

But you don’t need to be a victim of your circumstances. I don’t care who hurt you; what misfortune has befallen you; how heartbroken you are. You have the power to break free from the shackles that have limited you.

You can never fly unless you open your wings and spread it wide. And the only way to do it is to release the excess baggage that you painstakingly carry on your back.

How do you think your life will become if you let go of your egoistic need to corroborate your victim mentality? You keep on telling others your story of defeat, selling them like hotcakes when nobody really cares.

How do you think your joy will have grown if you release your need to validate your adversarial condition? You try to beat others down so you can see them share your suffering. That is downright lame.

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day!

If you are not the hero of your own story then you are declaring a self-defeating prophecy.

I am not saying you should lift yourself at the cost of your pride and ego. But I ask you to tell a story about how you plan to win over every challenge that life throws at you. If you cannot entrust that story to anyone, at least begin telling it to yourself. For the power and the courage to do that is all within you – lying dormant unless you summon it into being.

A victim mentality will have you forget to see the blessings of the day. You do not only make yourself a poison to your spirit but a menacing prison cell of fear to your future.

You are not the sole person to have walked the destructive path of the valley of defeat. Many have gone there as well. And the choice to leave there or stay there will be your most important decision. Quit romanticizing with your problems, poverty, shame and loss. Move on to the yellow-brick road of self-actualization and personal empowerment. Learn from those very pain and mistakes. Keep walking. Keep walking. Keep walking. Please keep walking.

Realize the truth that you are not a victim of your own story. You are the author and creator of the best story that which yourself. A story where others can draw inspiration from. A beautiful story of your finest transformation to the best version of you.