The Daily Motivator for Jan. 1st – The very best year ever

The very best year ever

To have the best year you’ve ever had, live each of its days as the best  person you’ve ever been. This year will be what you make it, and you can make it  great.

Many challenges will come your way, and unexpected interruptions will push  you off track. Yet you can make the choice to persevere, to innovate, to thrive  and to prosper no matter what.

Life is not easy and life is not fair. Nonetheless, you can live each day  with grace, integrity, purpose, love, compassion and richness.

The decisions you make in each small moment will determine how this year  unfolds for you. Decide right now to make the most of that amazing  opportunity.

All sorts of outside factors will have an impact on your life this year. Yet  the overall quality of your life will be determined by the way you choose to  be.

Choose to be your authentic best, in each moment and in every situation. And  create the very best year ever.

— Ralph Marston

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Daily Motivator for December 18th – Offer encouragement

Offer encouragement

You cannot force other people to do the right thing. What you can do, and  what is extremely effective, is to encourage them.

If you offer threats, intimidation and low expectations, you’ll get  resentment and poor performance.  When you assume and expect the worst of  others, you’re very likely to get it.

A better choice is to expect the best, and to offer opportunities for those  expectations to be met. Though it’s true that people won’t always live up to  your positive expectations, it’s also true that most people would prefer to do  what’s best for everyone concerned.

Just about everyone responds positively to positive, genuine encouragement.  Let others know, clearly, precisely and in positive terms, what you expect, and  let them know you have faith that they’ll meet those expectations.

Instead of looking for ways to control, look for opportunities to support and  encourage. Instead of conducting detached transactions, seek to build ongoing  relationships.

Offer the encouragement to do what is right, what is good, what is valuable  and positive. Expect the best, in a supportive way, and it is much more likely  to happen.

— Ralph Marston

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Daily Motivator for November 28th – Best response

Best response

Don’t resent the obstacle for being in your way. Figure out how to get over  it, under it, around it or through it.

It’s not the end of the world when things fail to go your way. It’s the  beginning of your quest to turn things around by making a positive difference.

If someone disagrees with you or criticizes you, there’s no need to take  offense. Instead, take the opportunity to learn something valuable about that  person’s perspective.

When you make an attempt and it doesn’t work, that’s no reason to quit.  You’ve just gained priceless experience, so put it to good, effective use.

When life is negative, your best response is to be positive. In fact, you’ll  find the best opportunities in the worst situations, so choose to make the most  of those opportunities.

A key ingredient of success is seeing that it can happen. And it can happen  whenever you choose.

— Ralph Marston

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Daily Motivator for Aug. 2nd – Keep expecting the best

Keep expecting the best

Expect the best. Accept what comes. Make the most of it. Repeat.

It’s always best to expect the very best of yourself, of others, and of life.  Yet those expectations can take time to manifest.

Surely and eventually your persistent positive expectations will bear fruit.  So give them the opportunity to do their best work by diligently doing your best  work.

Embrace each moment as it comes. You cannot change what has already been  handed to you but you can absolutely find a positive course of action.

Keep expecting the very best, and working toward it, especially when  circumstances tell you otherwise. Keep expecting the very best, no matter what,  and you’ll make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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