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January 31, 2016 · 5:10 pm

BELIEVE

Man on top of mountain. Conceptual design.

You feel down because you’re stuck.

You feel weak, almost like giving up.

Life gets in the way every time you try.

The climb is hard, full of stumbles and falls.

You run away; you’d rather abort.

You think it’s not fair that you hurt.

They should stop the world

You think you are not good enough.

It’s all too much.

 

Yet you open the window of your mind and see a light inside.

You fear it’s just a mirage

And that the truth is you’re selfish, not humble enough.

Don’t mind those who look down on you.

They’re afraid you’ll prove them wrong.

Failures are just practice to reach your goals.

Wear them as badges of honor

Not signs of your worth.

 

You will reach your place in life.

Now you’re ripe for growth.

You thought your time would never come.

Spread the word: now it’s your turn.

Unleash the power in you.

Reset your mind; download your hope.

You’ve reached the point of no return.

Ask not how to do it. You have the key.

All it takes is to believe!

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October 31, 2015 · 4:57 pm

If Not Now, Then When?

MOTIVATION 45

 

It’s January. You’re packed with lots of plans for the year.
You won’t lose time anymore. Victories are near.

February.  You have the whole year ahead.
You got it all figured out. This time you won’t dread.

March. You promised yourself you’ll stand the heat.
It’ll be an amazing feat.

April. Time flies. You’re outlining your goals.
It’s important not to leave holes.

May. You’re not late. You’ll get it straight.
It’ll be worth the wait.

June. There are still many months to come.
You’ll play it right, it’ll be awesome.

July already. How long do you still get?
You won’t cower down anymore. Don’t fret.

August. You just have to get a move on.
It’s not like the year is gone.

September. You haven’t begun. What happened now?
Did you forget your vow?

October. Are your plans for this year dead?
No. It’s just time that sped.

November. Never mind. A new year will begin. You’ll cheer up again.
All you have to do is decide when.

December. Time for new ideas and much more. But didn’t you say that before?
You had 12 months to rock the boat. What about that time you said you’d devote?

Truth be told, this is the same old story; you’ve already wasted years.
All the more reason for you to change gears.

When do you want your dream on your doorstep? Do you know that?
Days turn into months and then years; do you wanna keep shedding tears?

What are you waiting for? Are you going to play the same music all year round?
What will it be? Rewind, replay, repeat at the background?

You lived the New Year allowing your thoughts to stray. Who’s to blame?
It takes more than just pipe dreams; you need a burning flame.

Think ten years ago, what did you know?
Think ten years from now, what will you sow?

You might be missing the mark by aiming too low.
You can grow leaps and bounds if you run the show.

If you take one step each day, it’ll more than make the grade.
In the end, you’ll smile and swell with pride; your plans will finally be laid.

“It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it’s because we do not dare that things are difficult.”
Bear this in mind, if you want something like air, you’ll make the time.
Nothing scares when we decide to make the climb.

New opportunities arise every day.
If you pay attention, one might already be on your way.

Ask yourself, what do you want?
Don’t let regrets come back to haunt.

Take the time you have at hand, wasn’t it what you planned?
Stop building castles in the air; just dare.
If not now, then when?

“It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it’s because we do not dare that things are difficult.” -Seneca

 

 

 

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August 30, 2014 · 8:36 pm

Rise No Matter What

MOTIVATION 29

You dread to leave your bed in the morning. You’re afraid of how the day will unfold. Life hasn’t come out as planned. You got caught up in the past and banned your hopes.
The future seems hazy and daunting. Your tunnel vision hinders a 180 degrees change with aplomb. By your own decree you fossilized your dreams; that’s how it seems.

Only you can slay all the dragons in your mind. You may not beat the demons, but you can rise in spite of them and soar. Your strengths outweigh your weaknesses; otherwise you wouldn’t be alive.

Forgive yourself for your mistakes and be humble to accept the fate. Without the pain you endure, you won’t savor the good times. The pitfalls you face are the breeding ground for the new times.

In time there will be the quitters who didn’t withstand the heat. There will be the naysayers who tried to weaken your resolve and cheat. And there will be you: The one who resurrected the faith and annihilated the doubts. Take care of your thoughts and always Rise against or despite all odds.          –Eliane Rabello

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August 29, 2014 · 6:32 pm