Without a reason, without motivation, nothing happens. If we don't know 'why' to do something, if we don't have a reason to do it, then we often don't do it. Most people I know, know what the 'right' thing to do is, they just don't have a reason to do the 'right' thing. Why brush our teeth? Why save money instead of spending it all? Why study for the test? Why tell daddy the truth? Why vote? I am convinced that most people know 'what', they just don't know 'why'. Our inspiration can be emotional, it can be an internal standard of behavior or it can be a future goal we want to achieve, or, in a less mature way, it may be pleasure seeking. Once we find a valuable 'why', an inner hole is filled. When we don't have it, nothing will move us, and that's what we do. Nothing. What will motivate you into the action that brings about your desires? What will get you going? I don't know. I hope this helps.
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Promises to Keep, by William Arthur Werd(it's a poem, actually) This addresses possible internal standards for behaviors.
An Answer To Prayer Not answered the way I wanted, but I still need to remember the message!
God's Red Sunglasses It's not what I have done or said, it's how He sees it!
I Didn't Die, either time! They thought I had died, but they were wrong. Then, the first deaths helped save me the second time around!
The Star & The Coach: If you don't listen to the coach, nor obey, you won't stay on the team very long!
Knighted for Service: This ceremony was not an achievement, it was a preparation!
A Couple Survives I was having an awful Christmas, but theirs was worse, until we got together!
Retirement Speech I gave this speech in celebration of my retiring from the United States Navy in August, 1994.
The Ballgame of Life My son and I were reminded about life during a great ballgame!
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Jesus Freaks Learn about the price that some pay for their convictions, and see how easy you have it in your life!
Greatest Salesman In The World, by Og Mandino Going through the scrolls in this story helped me during a tough time. Try them, you may find it very uplifting as I did!
Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz Powerfully written, it made a lasting change in my life. How about you?
The Return of the Prodigal Son, by Henri Nouwen Wow. This is not 'get-fired-up' inspirational, but inspirational in that it took me deeper, and gave me more hope as a result, than ANYTHING I have ever read. I had to read it slow, but boy was my heart going fast!
The Road Less Traveled, by Scott Peck This also took me deeper, and helped me want to get off the 'wider' and more popular road that many travel. My individuality grew stronger after reading this book, even though I left the "anchovies" on the shelf.
The Gift of Acabar, by Og Mandino and Buddy Kaye. A great story, about what many of us desire to learn and accept!
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www.lifewithoutlimbs.org Life without Limbs, Life without Limits. Wow!
Inspiration and Humor: Visit Mark's site for a wonderful time!
Tranquility at this site: A small taste of what someone else has done at their site, with a link to it.