January 23, 2023

Monday Motivation: 23 January

Got the Monday blues? Reclaim the day and set the tone for the entire week with these helpful, motivational tidbits:

A posse ad esse (From possibility to actuality)

The ancient Romans may not have gotten it right all the time, but they certainly got it right with these enlightening Latin proverbs – that’s why today’s edition of “Monday Motivations” is taking a cue from them, starting with this poignant proverbium.

Dreams, thoughts, ideas … these will remain so if you do not act on them. Don’t wait for someone else to make them come true, and stop trying to put them off. By putting in hard work and perseverance, you can make these become a reality and, in turn, create the life of greatness, comfort and success that you desire.

Sol lucet omnibus (The sun shines on everyone)

As history teaches us, there have been countless instances whereby certain groups of people went out of their way to subjugate, segregate and discriminate against others, depriving them of their most basic human rights and making them feel inferior.

Even though today’s generation enjoys more equality than ever before, there will always be some people out there who will try to bring you down … and that may also just include yourself, especially in times of darkness and self-doubt.

Regardless of your upbringing, your circumstances, and/or your identity, no one – not even YOU – should fault you or box yourself according to their own criteria. The only person who knows you better is yourself, and you need to step out of your own way so that you can fulfil your goals unhindered. Be cognisant of your limitations, but know that you have the strength, the power and the passion to overcome them.

Remember, the sun shines on everyone, and you are capable of bringing results to the table as much as the next person.

Carpe diem (Seize the day)

While it’s important to think about the future, it’s equally important to make the most of the present.

Live in the moment! Appreciate all the steps that you took and are still able to take. Enjoy the music you’re listening to, laugh with your friends about the latest memes, indulge in a solo, self-care session at the spa, and attempt the weight-lifting routine at least twice this week.

Keeping active and having fun, whether it’s on your own or in the company of your loved ones, is the key to living your best life. And when those pleasurable moments come your way, be sure to seize them!