Don’t Wait For Other People To Motivate You. Here Is Why

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Do you know that you can motivate yourself? Do you know that no one can motivate you? If you are waiting for someone to motivate you, you are going to wait forever. If you are waiting for someone to give you what you want, you will never get what you want.

The best way to get what you want is to know what you want. If you don’t know what you want, you can’t move yourself to get it. Don’t wait for someone to help you get what you want. You can get it yourself. You are stronger than you think. You are smarter than you think. Don’t bring yourself down. Don’t settle for less than you can get. If you do that, you are reducing your success.

You are the only person who can motivate you to get more done in your life. You have got to believe in yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.” Yes, we need people to help us get what we want. But what if they are not there? What if no one is ready and willing to help us? What would you do? Are you going to be waiting for someone who is not at home? Don’t do that. If no one is there to help you, help yourself. If you push yourself, you can do more for yourself. If you do more than you have always done, you will get more than you have always attracted to yourself. The question is: Are you ready to do a little more than you have done before? If you are ready, you can do more for yourself.

How To Live Well During Hard Times

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Whatever you are going through right now is not who you are. It is what is happening. Don’t try to resist it. Don’t even try to fix it if you cannot. But do not let it take you down. Instead of worrying about it, focus your thoughts and energy on making it better.

When something is already bad, it is your responsibility to make it better, not worse. You can make your situation or your condition better by focusing your thoughts on positive things. Try as much as possible to remove all negative thoughts from your mind. Because the more you focus on negative things, the more negative things you will attract into your life. Don’t do that to yourself. You have the power to change your life. No one can change you but you.

Sometimes we create our own hard times. We focus our thoughts on what is not working for us. When you focus on what is not working for you, you will always find what is not working. You will always focus on problems, not solutions. If you really want to live well during hard times, according to Augustine of Hippo, “Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such as the times.”

“Such as we are, such are the times.”

Augustine of Hippo

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