get to feel goodI love motivational inspiration – ideas to keep us passionate about expanding. There’s so much in the world that can take the wind out of our sails. So, today I wanted to share 10 of my favorite motivational quotes. But, I also wanted to share the secret I have for having an up day and making great progress.

The thing that I credit with helping me stay motivated and moving toward my vision more than anything is my zero tolerance policy toward feeling bad, especially in the mornings. What I mean by this is I don’t start my day until I feel great. So, whatever it takes to get my frequency up before getting down to business is what I do. Usually that means going over to the soccer field and running and walking around it with my favorite upbeat music or a great motivational talk plugged into my earbuds. Depression runs in my family. So, although I don’t engage with thoughts that lead me down a drama trail and an emotional hangover, sometimes when I wake, I feel flat. It’s like my serotonin is hiding. I’ve found that dragging myself into the office with that wet blanket draped over my spirit just doesn’t work. It has to be shrugged off, cast into the bushes beside the soccer field, lol.

I’d like for the no-tolerance-to-feel-bad policy to be in force the whole day, but frankly sometimes I get sucked into the world and the challenges of the day and just forget. When I remember though, I take a break, get up and work on being sweet to myself – dance around, watch funny videos, call a friend – whatever feels good. This gets my frequency back up.

I’d love for you to adopt the no-tolerance-to-feel-bad policy and later let me know how it changes your life for the better. Stop dragging yourself into the office with the heavy weight of melancholy trailing behind. You’re starting the day with a handicap that will cast a shadow on everything you try to do. Your time is precious Be sweet to yourself. Spend some time every morning getting happy and pumped for your life and your purpose in it. When we feel good we have so much more to give and want to do so. And, here’s 10 more motivational thoughts:

1.) “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” — Carol Burnett

2.) “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — Les Brown

3.) “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” — Epictetus

4.) “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll

5.) “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady

6.) “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. –” Robert H. Schuller

7.) “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah Winfrey

8.) I try not to do anything I don’t like, so I stay motivated pretty easily. Tavi Gevinson

9.) The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain
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10.) Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. Alfred A. Montapert

Love and blessings to you my friend!

Sandra M Bell