We often think of the idea of getting in touch with God as a process that will someday be complete, at which time we will reach spiritual bliss. We might imagine a long journey from our stress filled lives where we finally get away from it all and arrive someplace new and peaceful. The spiritual …
Category Archive: Motivation
People see God every day, they just don't recognize him.
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2008/03/17/we-are-already-here/
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."
This is the sixth post in a series expanding on 20 Things I Learned from My Toddler. You can fit a lot more commitments in your life than you think. As a full-time college student several years ago, I remember how busy my life was and couldn’t imagine fitting more responsibilities into my life. However, …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/12/18/struggling-with-expectations/
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
Procrastination is often a response to feeling overwhelmed. We think about finishing what we need to accomplish and all the work it will take to get from start to finish. If I’m facing a huge task, I want to take a breath and prepare myself before I dive in. In the meantime, while I’m preparing …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/12/07/the-next-step/
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Our deepest desires are a part of who we are: who God made us to be. They are not something to be suppressed in favor of mundane expectations placed on us by society. We procrastinate most when our plans are not in line with our desires. When we fill our heads up with shoulds, we …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/12/06/what-do-you-want/
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our window today.
This post is the fifth in a series on making peace with our bodies. And, the introduction of a new series on procrastination. Overcoming Procrastination In 1990, I bought a book on procrastination: The Now Habit. I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but I read the first chapter in which I learned something …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/12/04/overcoming-procrastination/
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Overcoming Discouragement Most of us are familiar with what it feels like to lose confidence of enthusiasm about our exercise or diet plans. Past experiences and present challenges can affect our hope for the future. “It is taking too long to see the results I am looking for.” “I worked hard and achieved great success …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/12/03/overcoming-discouragement/
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
Making Peace with our bodies: Part 1 This post is the first in a series on making peace with our bodies. We are all aware of 101 reasons to take care of our bodies, yet motivation to maintain a healthy body often slips away. Over the next few days, I’ll be discussing obstacles to this …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/11/27/motivation-for-physical-self-care/