Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Daily Motivations 5-4-11

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Today's Gift

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. —John Powell

Should you become a doctor or perhaps an astronaut? Maybe being a writer or an athlete appeals to you. Dreaming of what to be can be useful. It helps us set our goals and learn our values. Also, using our imagination lets us "try on" a future role. We learn about our life's direction through our dreams of where to go and what to do.

Not all dreams are helpful, however. Sometimes we daydream about other things when we really do need to listen. Learning how to use our imagination to guide our plans for growing up takes practice.

Imagining ourselves happy and brave will help us feel both. Imagining ourselves as failures can be just as powerful. Let's respect the power of the imagination and use it to form good images of our future.

How can I build goodness and success into my future today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©

Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Keep It Simple

I am the greatest.---Muhammad Ali
We need to believe in ourselves. we're sober. We're honest. We're trustworthy. We're not making so many problems for other people anymore We do our share. We can even help others sometimes.
We're glad that others help us. We thank our Higher Power every day. But we also give ourselves credit. We're working our program. We can handle life as best we can. And as long as we ask our Higher Power to work through us, we are the greatest.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me feel proud of the changes in my life.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll talk with my sponsor about pride. What is good pride? What should I watch out for?
One Day At A Time
Turning Point
Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point.
We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 59

Thought to Ponder . . .
I asked from the heart, and I received.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H =
For An Instant Trust Him.
Daily Motivation

Do the hard work

Don’t avoid the hard work. That’s where the greatest value is created.

Don’t be afraid of the difficult, complicated, challenging tasks. Once you get past the fear, you’re already past the most difficult aspect.

Relish the opportunity to do the hard work. For it is an opportunity to experience yourself being fully alive and effective.

Find real enjoyment and satisfaction in doing the difficult work. Get yourself hooked on how good it feels to make a meaningful positive difference.

It’s often assumed that hard work is best avoided. Yet when you avoid hard work, you cheat yourself out of the joy of accomplishment.

Seek out the hard work and you’ll find it’s not bad at all. Do the hard work, and transform each day, each moment and each effort into great value.

— Ralph Marston

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