Archive for the ‘motivation’ Category

Staying Focused

Posted: 7th September 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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   How do you stay focused on an activity so that it’s completed with excellence and done on time?  I have a whole file of techniques I’ve created to stay focused–with a few ideas I’ve borrowed from other people’s suggestions.  A whole file of ideas, you ask?  No, I don’t have Attention Deficit Disorder or anything like that. […]

Why Can’t I?

Posted: 31st August 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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  Sometimes all you want to do is bang that snooze alarm so that it never goes off again. But, you can’t. Sometimes you want to shop and shop and shop and not worry about how much things cost. But, you don’t. Sometimes you wish you could go out and party and pretend you’re not married, have […]

If I Just Had Hope

Posted: 25th August 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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   Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.   Well wishers and do-gooders often try to bring others down to reality, to face the truth, to quit living in a fairy-tale land. If every inventor or high achiever listened to the naysayers, their accomplishments would never have happened. Sometimes things don’t go […]

Looking Backward

Posted: 18th August 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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  No, this doesn’t mean using hindsight. It means are you always looking backward?   How can you make a difference if your thoughts are constantly taken up with things that have already happened? If the past is all you dwell on, you’ll never get anywhere. Ever tried walking a mile backwards? Or jogging a mile backwards? You’ll […]

You Only Have Two Choices

Posted: 12th August 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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  You have two, core choices in life. These two choices apply to everything: business, goals, activities, relationships, work, school, friends, family. . . . You can do what God wants you to do. You can do what Satan wants you to do. There is no gray area. You can’t say, “Well, God knew I meant well” or “God knows […]

Excellence in All Tasks

Posted: 3rd August 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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  “Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.” – Robert Byrne How can anyone say this? What about the adage that we all grew up with, “if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” How can you say it’s a waste of time to do something right? That’s not what the […]

Doing Nothing

Posted: 21st July 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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  “To do nothing is tiresome because you can not stop to take a rest.”        taken from Sept. 29 devotion in the Daily Walk Bible   Haven’t you seen people who are tired all the time yet haven’t done anything but work to try to get out of work?  ~ Glenda     www.glendaschoonmaker.com  www.365DaysOfFunInMarriage.com    

Not My Fault

Posted: 18th July 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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   How many times do you say you weren’t able to do something because of situations or someone else’s actions? Learn to listen to your own answers and explanations you give for why you didn’t do what you wanted to do. Listen to your words to know whether circumstances really did impede you doing what you wanted–or were those […]

Following Your Passions

Posted: 16th July 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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  When you are passionate about something, what do you do about it? Do you wait until it’s totally convenient, or do you carve out niches of time no matter what it takes? When thoughts of your desired activity swirl in your mind and keep your brain engaged 24/7 (and it will not harm or be destructive to anything […]

Believe in the Impossible

Posted: 13th July 2010 by Glenda (and Jack) in motivation
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  Like many other girls, Kiera Brinkley wanted to be a dancer–but Kiera has no arms or legs. At the age of two years old a rampant bacterial infection (meningococcal disease) caused doctors to have to amputate most of both legs, her left arm at the elbow and the right arm above the wrist. When the little girl left […]