Category Archives: Self-Assessment

Motivational Quote – Full Potential?

“Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake”
– Professor William James, Harvard University

Motivational Video – Hard Work

Fast Tube by Casper

Maximize Potential…

“No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in your lifetime”. -James McCay

OH, and I forgot…….”Where will you be 5 years from today?”

YOU ARE VALUABLE – Self-Worth & The $20 Story

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”
Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this
$20 to one of you but first, let me do this.”

He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.
He then asked, “Who still wants it?”
Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, “What if I do this?”
And he dropped it on the ground and started
to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.

“Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it
because it did not decrease in value.
It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground
into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,
you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you.

Count your blessings, not your problems.

And remember: amateurs built the ark .. professionals built the Titanic.

If God brings you to it – He will bring you through it.

Self-Discipline Motivation – It’s all on you….

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves? Self-Discipline with all of them came first.” -Harry S. Truman

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” Buddha

“It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men.
– Brutus Hamilton

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can have what others can’t.”

Turning Point Motivation – What Will Your Grandchildren Say…

“This may be the turning point your grandchildren will tell stories about years from now: the time you leap over the abyss to the other side of the Great Divide and begin your life in earnest.  On the other hand, this moment of truth may end up being nothing more than brief awakening when you glimpse what’s possible on the other side of the Great Divide, but then tell yourself, “Nah, that’s waayyy too far to jump.”  In that case, your grandchildren will have to be content talking about what delicious cookies you used to bake or what your favorite sports team was.  It will all depend on how brave you’ll be.” 
-Rob Brezsny

Motivational Music Lyrics – Lupe Fiasco – No Fear, Be You

“I think that all the silence, is worse than all violence
Fear is such a weak emotion, that’s why I despise it
We’re scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you
Sometimes I’m like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I’m locked inside a cell in me, I know that there’s a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath inhale a few
My screams is finally gettin free, my thoughts is finally yellin through”
-Lupe Fiasco – (Words I never Said)

Motivational Quote & Videos – Marcus Buckingham on “Playing on our Strengths”

Great words and videos below from Marcus Buckingham, trailblazer in the space of playing on our strengths…it’s true, only 20% of people are doing what they’re best at right now….make a CHANGE, be YOU, do YOU.

“The difference between a pebble and a mountain lies in whom you ask to move it” – Marcus Buckingham

Fast Tube by Casper

Fast Tube by Casper

Know Yourself Motivation – Life Starts Within…

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself”. ~Anna Quindlen

“Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen carefully.”
~Littlefoot’s mother, Land Before Time

All men should strive
to learn before they die
what they are running from, and to, and why.
~James Thurber

“God hides things by putting them all around us.” ~Author Unknown