Daily Motivator for Jan. 15th – Purpose and fulfillment

Purpose and fulfillment

You cannot do it all, and you wouldn’t really want to. Yet you can do what’s  truly important.

There’s nothing to be gained from merely being busy. There are all sorts of  wonderful things to be achieved by being purposeful.

So very many demands are placed on you by the world and all its systems and  all its technology. That makes it more important than ever to make your own  choice as to what really matters.

Just because something is urgent doesn’t mean it makes a difference. Just  because something is colorful, exciting, trendy and enticing doesn’t mean it  will add value to your life.

Step back from the glittery commotion and remind yourself of who you are.  Remind yourself of what you truly love, of what really matters to you.

Plenty of things that seem important at first glance will quickly turn out  not to be, so let them go. All the while, hold steady to what truly matters and  build a life of purpose and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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Daily Motivator for Nov. 20th – Creating fulfillment

Creating fulfillment

Your fulfillment does not depend on getting others to think or act in certain  ways. Your fulfillment does not depend on being impressive or successful in the  eyes of the world.

Your fulfillment depends on you. It depends on how much of yourself you  genuinely give and authentically express.

Governments, corporations, interest groups and institutions cannot give you  fulfillment or keep you from it. Regardless of your situation, you are  responsible for the fulfillment you experience.

People have all sorts of different abilities, resources, challenges,  opportunities and circumstances. Yet every person, in his or her own way, has  the possibility for true fulfillment at any time.

Don’t waste your time begging for help, assigning blame, or wishing that  things could be different. Wisely use every bit of your time joyfully and  gratefully creating the special fulfillment that is yours to create.

Stop imagining excuses and start experiencing the satisfaction of bringing  real fulfillment to every day. Now is your moment, so fill it with delightful  meaning.

— Ralph Marston

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The Daily Motivator for Oct. 31 – Richness flowing out

Richness flowing out

If you cannot fully value and appreciate what you have, you might as well not  have it. Life’s richness is valuable precisely to the extent that you make it  valuable.

The way to make it valuable is to be thankful. The way to be truly thankful  for what you have is to make good and meaningful use of it.

This moment is an opportunity to do just that. This situation, whatever else  it may be, is your chance to create new value and richness.

Look at what you have right now, but not as a static scorecard. Look at what  you have and see the possibilities for moving forward.

Your highest fulfillment will come not from accumulating possessions. It will  come from creating and expressing new value in your own unique way.

Be truly and immensely thankful for this moment and for what’s in it. Then  live it in such a way that new richness comes flowing out.

— Ralph Marston

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Daily Motivator for November 19th – Feel good at the core

Feel good at the core

Life is increasingly filled with distractions, and they can be very  compelling. Yet the distractions are not what bring fulfillment.

Fulfillment, by its very definition, requires that you focus your energy and  attention on what’s truly important to you. In order to fulfill your purpose,  you must live with that purpose at the center of your awareness.

Distractions can be exciting, fun, interesting, informative and enabling.  However, there is more to life than just bouncing from one distraction to  another.

The pleasures that only take a moment to achieve will be completely gone in  the next moment. Yet the joys in which you invest great time, effort and  substance will last a lifetime and beyond.

To truly enjoy life’s many pleasures and diversions, you must have a solid  perspective from which to experience them. That perspective, that foundation, is  built with focus, discipline and authentic purpose.

The distractions can make you feel good, for a moment or two, on the outside.  Choose also to continually build the substance of your life, and to feel good  about yourself at the very core of your being.

— Ralph Marston

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The Daily Motivator for Aug. 11th – The effort of fulfillment

The effort of fulfillment

The rich abundance of life surrounds you. It is a magnificent blessing and a profound responsibility.

You have access to a continuing stream of value that is life and its countless possibilities. It is up to you to make meaningful use of that value.

No person, no possession, no position can give you fulfillment. That will come only from the way you choose to live.

Life owes you nothing because life already gives you everything. You, through your focus, your priorities and your efforts, are the only one who can transform that abundance into fulfillment.

To hope that someone will do it all for you is to deny yourself the true magnificence of being you. You are absolutely worth the effort of fulfillment, so find joy in making that effort.

The challenges are many, and yet the positive possibilities are endless. Make the commitment, make the effort, and live life at its highest, most fulfilling level.

— Ralph Marston

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Daily Motivator for June 2 – Your very essence

Your very essence

What you truly desire, you cannot ever take from anybody else. Because what you truly desire, is to fulfill your own unique purpose.

If you cheat or steal, you gain nothing of real value. If you destroy or injure, you are just making life more difficult for everyone, especially including you.

There are no shortcuts to the real fulfillment you seek. When you grab the mere tokens of that fulfillment, you push the real substance of it farther away.

There is no such thing as something for nothing. Even if there were, you would not want it, for it would bring no fulfillment.

Go ahead, make the commitment, make the effort, and persist in that effort until you can feel the fulfillment start to take hold. Go ahead and do the hard work to make a positive difference in your own special way, because that is what you long to do.

You are immensely valuable, and that value can be fully expressed only through sustained and focused effort. Make the commitment to live that value, for it is your very essence, and well worth whatever you must endure.

— Ralph Marston