July 25, 2022

Monday Motivation: 25 July

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

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet” – L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables”

This week, we are delving into the world of literature, where there is no shortage of inspiration, wonder and motivation!

So, we’re starting off with this profound quote from the classic children’s novel, “Anne of Green Gables”, which tells the story of a spirited orphan who gets a new lease of life after she is adopted. Despite her tendency to get into trouble, she’s good-hearted and makes the best of every situation.

This quote serves as a reminder that no matter what mistakes you make today, tomorrow gives you the opportunity to start afresh and improve yourself for the better.

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself” – Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own”

There are many lessons to be learned from feminist author Virginia Woolf, who released this extended essay, “A Room of One’s Own”, in 1929. In it, she examines the lack of creative freedom that women face, combining candid insights and witty views to do so.

There are many interpretations that one could take away from this quote. One such interpretation is that we’re often told that to get where we want to in life, we have to “fake it ‘til we make it” – in reality, it’s important that whatever path you take, you just need to be yourself no matter what.

Find comfort in your strengths and weaknesses, because these are what define you, and only you. Don’t feel pressured to be the loudest person in the room just so you can get your point across. Encourage yourself and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day, you alone control the pace, beat and melody of your own tune.

“There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer” – Rhonda Byrne, “The Secret”

“The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne is one of the most successful self-help books out there. In essence, it teaches readers about how to use the law of attraction to bring success into your life.

Each of us are on our own journey of discovery: most of us hope to seek eternal happiness, good health, and perhaps wealth, fame and success. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that – but what you must remember is that by practising self-care and extending kindness to others, these things will become a reality.

Encourage yourself to wake up with a determined attitude; approach each task with a sense of optimism and resolve; be passionate about what you want to achieve; and remember to give to others who are in need of a generous, compassionate gesture.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go” – Dr Seuss, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” may just be a children’s book, but it deals with the pitfalls and blessings of life in ways that not only resonate with kids, but also with adults.

Through this quote, Dr Seuss teaches us that if we retain our wits and choose a path that doesn’t belong to anyone else, you’ll know exactly in which direction you want your life to go. 

You are responsible for the journey, and although you might not know what happens when you reach your destination – of the possible challenges or joys that may arise from there – you can be assured that you have the means to embrace or tackle these things with a confidence you never knew existed!

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