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

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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.

 

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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!

 

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Merry Christmas from Motivation for the World

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

 

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Four Mental Laws: Use ‘Em or Lose’Em

The laws we are all aware of are the laws created by man. However, there is another set of laws, given by God, that exist for our benefit. We should be aware of these mental laws. The mental laws exist, and they are timeless. They are keys to becoming successful and achieving goals for millions of people. In fact, as we study the highest achievers, we learn that they believe in these four mental laws and put them into practice. The four mental laws are a major part of their success. Once again, if we all learn and apply these concepts, they will lead to success.

 

The best ways to learn the laws that follow is the old-fashioned way: read the definition followed by an example. The reader should put some thought into each law and understand the power and impact of each concept. Then, the laws should be tested, either by putting in your own examples or looking out for the laws at work in the future.

 

Law of Attraction

 

The law of attraction means we can bring into existence the things we want in life. The law of attraction works like magnets. Two magnets will align and attach to each other on given sides based on their magnetism. The law works in various ways in life, but the concept remains the same: each person can get whatever they want in life. This should be read again. We all are “magnets” who can attract things.

 

LEARN TO ATTRACT POSITIVE THINGS TO SEE POSITIVE RESULTS!

 

Law of Practice

 

The law of practice means that true success requires constant practice. Practice means work. We must put in our fair share of work to become successful. This is a timeless principle that is etched in stone. Everyone, regardless of race, who has achieved any goal, has used this concept. The law of practice can be best described by using an old saying: “practice makes perfect.”

 

 PRACTICE AND YOU WILL SEE POSITIVE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY!

 

Law of Reciprocity

 

The law of reciprocity means what you give will come back to you abundantly. Giving is a concept that many African Americans do not understand. It is a powerful concept that we must tap into to become successful. Simply put, you get what you give.  Another way to look at this law is karma: what comes around goes around. We must remember two important points:

  • you should not give ONLY because you will get something in return; instead give for the sake of helping others.
  • you should not take from others and expect to get something in return; this never works.

 GIVE ABUNDANTLY TO BE REWARDED FOR PROVIDING SERVICE!

 

Law of Expectancy

 

The law of expectancy means whatever you expect will come to pass in your life. It is perhaps the most powerful of the four laws. If you have high expectations, you will seek ways to fulfill those expectations. On the other hand, if you have low expectations, you will seek ways to fulfill those expectations. The goal is to continually raise your expectations, then your mind will work toward making those expectations your reality.

 

EXPECT SUCCESS AND YOU WILL BECOME SUCCESSFUL!

 

 

Understand how to follow the mental laws! Use ’em or lose ’em!

 

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You Gotta Have GRIT

You Gotta Have GRIT

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Grit can be defined as determination. It is so important that it needs more explanation than a simple definition can offer. GRIT is not only determination, but also determination in the face of insurmountable obstacles. In this life, we all face problems that will appear to be impossible to overcome. We all face daunting challenges. We all face difficulties that look like the end of the road is near. GRIT is what keeps us going despite these burdens.

GRIT is tied to faith. Faith is the belief that things are, or will be, better than they look now. Faith sees what is possible, not what is current. Obstacles and challenges look like victories and successes when we apply faith to our situation. GRIT helps our faith while we work toward the outcomes we believe will happen.

GRIT is tied to perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to press on in the face of difficulty. Perseverance allows us to take the next step forward, even though it may lead to another challenge. Perseverance helps us to meet the next challenge, and work toward a successful outcome. GRIT is the substance of perseverance, the ability to survive and advance.

GRIT is tied to patience. Patience is required when the results we seek are delayed. Sometimes in life there is no immediate gratification. Instead, we can wait for extended periods of time before we achieve the success we seek. GRIT allows us to be patient, while the work we put in starts to show tangible results.

GRIT is tied to passion. Passion is the desire to chase or pursue. Passion requires strong desire, even when it is difficult or challenging to continue. Passion allows us find that spark, and then use that spark to move forward. GRIT fills the void when passion declines and needs an injection of enthusiasm.

GRIT is tied to motivation. Motivation toward a positive result requires positive thoughts and actions. We are always motivated. Motivation to achieve great things in the face of hardships requires constant reinvention and reflection. We may not always be motivated to keep going. GRIT is the fuel behind our motivation when it pushes us beyond what we think we are capable of achieving.

 

If you want to push yourself to the limit…

If you want to overcome challenges and hardships…

If you want to recover from setbacks and heartbreaks…

If you want to improve your life…

If you want to achieve greater success…

 

You gotta have GRIT.

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Motivation for the World: One Person at a Time

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