Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 1-20-2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Today's Gift

You've got to create a dream.
You've got to uphold the dream.
If you can't, go back to the factory
or go back to the desk. --Eric Burdon

We develop goals, priorities, and action steps. We feel energized and ready to move full speed ahead. But midway, as our momentum picks up, new thoughts enter our mind. Do I really want this? What if it creates new problems for me? If I reach this goal, I'll have nothing to look forward to.

Being wishy-washy gets us nowhere. These thoughts are the ego's way of looking for obstacles. We acknowledge the doubts and then quickly cast them aside and move forward with complete conviction, like a warrior. If the goal still feels right, we keep moving ahead. We know in our hearts that doing what we believe in keeps us on the right path.

Today I will believe in my goals.

From the book Letting Go of Debt ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

The power of a one's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing. --Blaise Pascal

The airplane kit is on the table in front of us. We have the glue, the little wooden pieces, and the instructions. We work for hours putting together each piece, step by step. A dab of glue here, a clamp there, maybe some rubber bands to hold the bigger pieces together. We work slowly, allowing the glue to set overnight, even though we want to see it fly right now.
We follow each step in order, even though we think we know how to do it on our own. Patience is the most important asset we bring to this activity--the willingness to allow each step its own time and proper place.

After we've done all the careful work and waited till the glue is firm, we take it out for a trial flight. It soars! So do we, when we allow ourselves time to learn each step of the way.

Action for the Day: I will take time to look at what part of my future am I assembling today.

From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums

One Day At A Time

Step Three
"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our Higher Power as we understood Them."

In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 41

Thought to Ponder . . .
The stillness of our Higher Power speaks louder than a choir of voices.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W = Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Know that all is well
by Ralph Marston

Let all the noisy chatter in your mind peacefully fade away, and remind yourself of this. All is well.

You have arrived at this moment, and everything that has happened, has happened. Accept it, be at peace with it, and know that all is well.

Know that all is well, and you’re able to access your own power and effectiveness. Put your best, most positive, peaceful and reassured self into moving forward.

You don’t have to deny reality to see that all is well. All you have to do is look at reality from a more elevated, enlightened level.

Your energy and your efforts will flow in accordance with your attitude and your expectations. Understand that all is well in this moment, and aim that flow in the most positive direction.

Stop fighting against your own best possibilities. All is well, and you can do great things.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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