For Everyone Still Chasing a Dream

The Dreamer by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

Temples he built and palaces of air,
And, with the artist’s parent-pride aglow,
His fancy saw his vague ideals grow
Into creations marvellously fair;

He set his foot upon Fame’s nether stair.
But ah, his dream,—it had entranced him so
He could not move. He could no farther go;
But paused in joy that he was even there!

He did not wake until one day there gleamed
Thro’ his dark consciousness a light that racked
His being till he rose, alert to act.
But lo! what he had dreamed, the while he dreamed,
Another, wedding action unto thought,
Into the living, pulsing world had brought.

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Motivation from the Car: Now on YouTube

Author Gary A. McAbee “Mr. Intangible”

What is Motivation from the Car?

Motivation from the Car is a series of self-help videos I create while I sit in my car. If you know me well, you would know that I do my best work in my car. I think clearly. I see clearly. I gain insights and understand things a lot better while I am sitting or driving my car. So I thought, why not put these interesting moments on video to share with the world?

The Motivation from the Car video series can be found on my YouTube channel. It consists of videos that provide a small dose of motivation any time you need it. These short one-minute videos allow me to  discuss topics like having patience, staying away from comparison, and avoiding the Monday morning blues. Take a look at these three videos for a sample of motivation from the car, Gary McAbee style!

Celebrate YOU! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUhKGcmrjAA

You Gotta Believe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cSfjhJLZfQ

Be Kind to Others https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIiGpcNOiGs

Motivation from the Car, brought to you by Author Gary A. McAbee on the Motivation for the World YouTube Channel. Please like my videos, subscribe to my channel, and learn what Motivation for the World is all about!

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Motivation for the World 2021

Motivation for the World 2021: A Daily Dose of Motivation, Gary A. McAbee

Can a daily dose of motivation lead to success in 2021? In Motivation for the World 2021, your daily dose of motivation is based on the success keywords from Gary A. McAbee’s book: Defining Success: One Word at a Time. Words like victory, knowledge, and success set the stage for weekly guidance throughout the year. Daily themes such as Monday Motivation, Wednesday Wisdom, and Friday Feeling provide real-world examples for daily living in 2021. This book allows you to dream big, build faith, and develop a vision that supports your idea of what success looks like in 2021. Spanning one full year, you will be able to turn these ideas into a burning passion by a creating a plan that will allow you to complete goals before the year is through. Motivation for the World 2021 gives you 365 days of motivation, and a multitude of inspiration for years of success to come.

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A Psalm of Life: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Psalm of Life: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
     Life is but an empty dream!—
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
     And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
     And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
     Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
     Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
     Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
     And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
     Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world’s broad field of battle,
     In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
     Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
     Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,—act in the living Present!
     Heart within, and God o’erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
     We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
     Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
     Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
     Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
     With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
     Learn to labor and to wait.

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IF: A Poem About Possibilities

If- Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

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What is Motivation for the World 2020/365?

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Life is filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. To navigate life, we all need a daily dose of motivation to help us through the day, I definitely recommend reading the Bible every day. I also recommend subscribing to Motivation for the World 2020/365.

What is Motivation for the World 2020/365?

Motivation for the World 2020/365: a daily dose of motivation created by Author Gary A. McAbee to provide motivation throughout 2020. Every day you will receive a motivational message to get your day started right. Each day is centered around a weekly theme based on the book: Defining Success: One Word at a Time by Author Gary A. McAbee. You will see weekly themes:

Monday Motivation: Affirmation for the Day

Tuesday Transformation: Idea for the Day

Wednesday Wisdom: Quote for the Day

Thursday Thought: Word for the Day

Friday Feeling: Exclamation for the Day

Saturday Vibe: Question for the Day

Sunday Sharing is Caring: Verse for the Day

Once you subscribe, you can print my daily content and recommend it to others in need of motivation in 2020. Each month you will receive fresh, new content as we march through the new year.

Together, let’s make 2020 the best year EVER! Sign up for Motivation for the World 2020/365 today!

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2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

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I can vividly remember some of the hysteria surrounding January 1, 2000. Do you remember Y2K? It was based off the erroneous theory that computers would not be able to process the date 01-01-2000. As a result, the world’s technological systems were supposed to crash, and wipe out all humanity because of our dependence on data. That was 20 years ago.

2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

I can vividly remember some of the hysteria surrounding December 21, 2012. Do you remember this date on the Mayan calendar? It was based off the erroneous theory that the world would end on this date because of the Mayan calendar. The end of the world  was predicted to happen thousands of years ago on this date. That was 8 years ago.

2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

Even if you cannot remember these two “events”, please understand how time has marched past these two dates swiftly. We have moved forward in time. Before we know it, we will be able to say “remember back in 2019 when… that was 20 years ago!” Our recall of time will happen like this, because there is an old adage that applies here. The older we get, the faster the years seem to pass.

2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

What this means is NOW is the time for you and I to decide what we want to do with the time we have left. NOW is the time to write and execute your plan. NOW is the time to start a business. NOW is the time to take that trip. NOW is the time eat the cake. NOW is the time to start living, or just start living a better life.

2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

Time will not wait for you. It never does. So why should anyone wait for the right time? I can guarantee someone reading this right NOW has talked themselves out of doing something because it was not the right time. It never seems to be the right time. But the truth is no one knows when it’s the right time, so the right time is always NOW.

2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

Remember this fact: nothing in life is guaranteed, including the time you have left to live. Therefore, since the moment we were born, we have been running out of time. This should be enough to get us to think about what we do from here on out. We need to use our time wisely. What will you do today to start making the most of your time?

2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

We love to use dates as reminders, and in some cases, warnings about what is to come. Many people thought January 1, 2000 would trigger a financial collapse. Twelve years later, some thought December 21, 2012 would be the end of the world. Perhaps it’s time to think of the date January 1, 2020 as a new beginning instead of an ominous warning. It should be a date to signal your opportunity to get started. Next year is your chance to do it NOW!

2020 Is Four Months Away: The Time is NOW!

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Mental Health Check: Who am I?

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Sometimes I wonder if life is moving on without me. I am being left behind. I don’t fit in with the crowd. I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin. I am not a happy camper. I fight with things other people do with relative ease. In fact, it feels like life is a constant struggle. Things don’t go as planned. To cope, I have learned to fake it. I smile and laugh as I go through each day. On the surface, it looks like everything is fine. But it’s not. I need a mental health check.

Who am I?

There is a war going on inside my head. I am confused. It feels like bad luck is my best friend. It seems like misfortune follows me and shows up right on time. It hinders my progress. Something always gets in the way. The “good” news is I have learned to deal with it. On the surface, it looks like everything is fine. But it’s not. I need a mental health check.

Who am I?

I take two steps forward, and then circumstances cause me to take three steps back. Do the math: I am not getting very far. I am the quintessential hamster running on a wheel. I go round and round without making any progress. I am tired of running, but I keep moving anyway. I don’t know any other way. On the surface, it looks like everything is fine. But it’s not. I need a mental health check.

Who am I?

I see others who are “happy”. Maybe things come easy for them. They sure as hell don’t come easy for me. I try hard, very hard. I work hard, very hard. When will my effort and hard work pay off? Maybe it’s time to stop working. I deserve to take it easy so that’s what I’ll do. I’ll just take things one day at a time and “enjoy” life. On the surface, it looks like everything is fine. But it’s not. I need a mental health check.

Who am I?

My mind sends me mixed messages. Sometimes it says I will not amount to anything. It says: “Why try? You won’t succeed. You will get the same sorry result you got the last time.” Other times my mind says something different. It says: “Try your luck. Maybe this time will be different.” So I try again because I can still put forth an effort. On the surface, it looks like everything is fine. But it’s not. I need a mental health check.

Who am I?

I am your mother. I am your sister. I am your daughter. I am your wife. I am your grandmother. I am your aunt. I am your niece. I am your cousin.

I am your father. I am your brother. I am your son. I am your husband. I am your grandfather. I am your uncle. I am your nephew.

I am your friend. I am your associate. I am your coworker. I am your employee. I am your boss. I am your customer. I am your neighbor.

Who am I?

I live a double life. My mental health, attitude, and self-esteem is an important issue. This is why you should check on me as often as possible. Do not assume that I am doing well just because it looks like I am doing well. I could be hiding something. Sometimes the only “cure” is to hear from you. Maybe I need to talk to you. Even better, maybe I need to see you. Please take a moment to reach out to me.

Who am I?

I am anybody, somebody, definitely not nobody, and hopefully not everybody.

I need a mental health check.

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I Know What It Feels Like. So, I…

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I know what it feels like to be paralyzed by fear. So, I…

I know what it feels like to be filled with self-doubt. So, I…

I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and not like what I see. So, I…

I know what it feels like to wonder if you mean anything to anyone. So, I…

I know what it feels like to be last without ever being first. So, I…

I know what it feels like to be overlooked. So, I…

I know what it feels like to be unwanted. So, I…

I know what it feels like to be totally lost. So, I…

I know what it feels like to have a negative bank account. So, I…

I know what it feels like to give up. So, I…

I know what it feels like to be overshadowed. So, I…

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I know what it feels like. So, I create blog posts with concepts that inspire people.

I know what it feels like. So, I write self-help books to help people.

I know what it feels like. So, I made an app to provide a daily dose of motivation.

I know what it feels like. So, I speak words of encouragement as often as possible.

I know what it feels like. So, I love all and serve all.

 

I hope you never know what it feels like.

 

I created the Motivation for the World blog to have a powerful voice and positive impact. The articles posted are for all people who are seeking better results, self-improvement, and life-changing success. Along with my other blog, Wake Up/Rise Up, I get people talking about issues that affect us all.
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Happy New Year 2019: This is IT

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In 2018, if you walked by sight, try walking by faith in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you thought about the negative, try accentuating the positive in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you spoke hard times into existence, try declaring life into every situation in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if fear dominated you in any way, try summoning courage to overcome all challenges in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you asked man for advice, try asking God for revelation in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you stood in your own way, try entering onto a new and different path in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you lost your direction, try refocusing to move forward in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you gave up, try persevering and persisting in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you accepted losing a battle or war, try declaring victory over all hardships in 2019. This is IT!

In 2018, if you felt inferior or unworthy, try believing in yourself and your God-given talents in 2019. This is IT!

 

This is IT!

 

I created the Motivation for the World blog to have a powerful voice and positive impact. The articles posted are for all people who are seeking better results, self-improvement, and life-changing success. Along with my other blog, Wake Up/Rise Up, I get people talking about issues that affect us all.
I am the proud author of three self-help books: Wake Up! 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now!, the follow-up Rise Up! 42 Additional Ways to Improve Black America Now! , and Defining Success: One Word at a Time.
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