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Mark's Motivation - Daily Thought - 01-09-2020 through 30-9-2020



[01/09/2020, 6:29:58 AM]

Do you ever get information overload? Feel overwhelmed?


Type virtually any question in a browser and you will see millions of answers. We are privileged to have access to more information than anyone ever before.


What does this mean?


Not everything you see is real!


Enjoy the variety and diversity, yet decide what you really want to see as an outcome in your own life and concentrate on establishing one thing that you can claim you have mastered, then add to that.


Over time you will attain self-mastery.


[02/09/2020, 4:21:57 AM]

Be at peace.

Listen a lot.

Speak your mind when someone is listening.

Remain silent when everyone talks.

Keep your balance and do not compromise your values, the moment will pass.

Your value is in staying true to yourself and what you believe and are convinced of in all circumstances, yet always willing to consider other possibilities.


[03/09/2020, 6:52:39 AM]

Gratitude is the ultimate expression of a person's soul.

When you recognize all your blessings, gratitude is an overflow of your inner joy and thankfulness.


Inadequacy and insecurity are born from the messaging around you. Concentrate on what you do not have and you will experience emptiness and feel unfulfilled.

Take the time to recognize all that is good in you, all that you already have, and you will bubble with excitement.

Share what you are grateful for with someone else and your gratitude multiplies.


TODAY talk to one person about what you are thankful for.

You will change two lives at the same time!

Yours and theirs!


[04/09/2020, 6:28:14 AM]

A day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon.

One month ago the blast tore through Beirut.

Please join in praying and fasting for healing in this nation.

Thank you


[05/09/2020, 6:39:42 AM]

GIGO

Goodness in,

Goodness out.

You can only bring out what is inside... make sure you fill up yourself with goodness!


[06/09/2020, 4:34:16 AM]

Concentrated effort over time produces outstanding results.

Your mastery lies within your decision to continue to persevere no matter the challenges.

Stay focused

Increase effort

Learn more

Refine

Master!


[07/09/2020, 5:38:07 AM]

Make it special.

Today will come only once.

Give it all you've got. Smile to people, listen when others speak, use please and thank you a lot.

Be the light!

Make the difference.

Have a wonderful day! ❤️


[08/09/2020, 6:40:44 AM]

The law of growth:

What you plant is what will grow.

What are you planting?


[09/09/2020, 7:43:52 AM]

The law of distraction:

Small, unimportant things will creep in and dilute your passions, weaken your resolve and chain you to your comfort zone.


Do not try. DO!


[10/09/2020, 6:31:00 AM]

The Dream Code:

Take time to write your dreams down... do it in detail.

Meditate on your dreams and add outrageous ideas.

Take every opportunity as soon as they arise, jump in to life, and you will make your dreams come to life...

Every reality starts as a thought!


[11/09/2020, 6:53:00 AM]

Inner peace comes with patient perseverance

Adding gratitude each day eventually purifies the soul and brings enduring calm and the confidence of knowing that everything will always work out

Add gratitude each day, never skip... reap the rewards

Have an amazing day ❤️


[12/09/2020, 6:42:07 AM]

365 days of messages.

250,000 views.

A million thanks!

Today is a day of celebration. One year ago I was encouraged by my friend Elie Beiaini to share my morning thoughts with you, and so began Mark's Motivation.

My daily thought has now reached over 250,000 views, and I never missed a single day. I try to share my life journey as it unfolds in the hopes that it will help you as you go along your journey.

Thank you to all of you for reading and sharing.


Do we continue?

Let me know what you think...

There is a complete history of all 365 posts on my blog at: www.markdickinson.com


Remember:

It all begins with a thought and materialises through consistent action!

Start your idea today.


Love to you all.

Here's to the next 365!

Thank you!


[13/09/2020, 6:38:30 AM]

What have you always wanted to do, but never done?

Play the piano?

Sing well?

Speak a new language?

Swim with confidence?


Take a decision today that you will start, and then take an action today consistent with your desired outcome.


Do that every day and one year from now you will have a full year of experience!


[14/09/2020, 6:58:08 AM]

Concentrate on what you want for a few minutes every day. Make a compelling reason for yourself, let the reason be powerful and exciting, desire the outcome more than your current status, and surely enough, it will come to pass


[15/09/2020, 8:56:12 AM]

What are you focused on?

Look at what you are currently doing, your daily activities and the people you spend time with and that will show you what and where you are focused. What you are is the sum of all you have done.

If you don't like where you are right now then change your focus and soon enough everything will change


[16/09/2020, 6:22:41 AM]

Never quit.

No matter what.

Stick with it, fight for it, give it all you've got.

It will work out if you keep on going.


[17/09/2020, 7:51:16 AM]

When you decide that your personal growth is the most important factor in your life, and then treat yourself as the most important person in the world, you are on the path to transformation.

When you are in the best shape of your life you can do amazing things


[18/09/2020, 7:26:30 AM]

Overworked?

Overweight?

Overstressed?

You are responsible.

As you think, so you become.

When you truly take responsibility for your current situation, delete all the bĺame, and own your present state, no excuses, then you are able to take responsibility and do what you should do...

Take a bold simple step...

Today I am thankful

Then start to write all the things you are thankful for.

If you can take this step then you will take control...

Let me know how it goes


[19/09/2020, 5:56:33 AM]

Knowing what you value gives you quiet confidence.

Take time to write down seven things that you consider as your values.

Redo this exercise every day for a week and observe how you feel about each value.

You may change them and revise them until you have seven that resonate with who you believe you are.

Memorize them.

Live them.


[20/09/2020, 5:42:19 AM]

What are your 7 values?

Write them

Review them

Memorize them

Live them

Living life consciously aware of your values and mindfully striving to grow in them is an exercise in self mastery


[21/09/2020, 6:51:52 AM]

Write down the 7 values that are most important to you.

Now concentrate on each of these values for about a minute and explain to yourself what the value means to you.

Keep the list with you and reread it in the afternoon.

Mastery takes courage, time and effort.


[22/09/2020, 5:41:02 AM]

What we value colours everything that we say, think and do.

Being mindful of our values helps us make sense of why we act and react the way we do.

To elevate our lives we first become aware of our current values and then purposefully select values consistent with who we want to be, and then bring these values to mind each day.

Over time and with constant awareness, we will experience a shift towards these new values.


[23/09/2020, 6:27:22 AM]

Clear thinking is essential to understanding the differences between:

1.My value

2.My values

3.What I value

Very similar sounding yet importantly not the same. Let me share...

1.My value is all about what I am worth. This begins with my own perception which I then transmit to the world by what I accept.

2.My values are my internal guiding principles by which I operate my life.

3.What I value is external and relates to where I will concentrate my efforts and focus my life.


Take time to gain clarity in all three areas by writing down your beliefs in these fundamentals of your life.

It will bring greater peace and harmony to your life resulting in happiness


[24/09/2020, 6:27:21 AM]

What is my value?

Whatever you believe it to be.


As you think, so you are.


Whatever you are today is the outcome of all the decisions you have made.

If you don't like what you see, begin by capturing a vision for who you want to be. Write it down. Share it.

Now take decisions consistent with your vision and over time your value will gradually align with your vision.

When you have a clear understanding of who you want to be, your actions will transform you into your vision.


[25/09/2020, 5:35:55 AM]

The path to a mediocre life is filled with compromise.

Convictions must be constantly sharpened. What was previously outside your comfort zone has now become your new normal.

Today set yourself a challenge that will cause you to sharpen yourself.

Have an amazing day!


[26/09/2020, 5:36:36 AM]

You can only get out what you put in.

It really is that simple.

When challenges come, and come they will, then you will know what is inside of you.

If you fall at a small challenge, it means you have not yet acquired the power to overcome.

Gratitude is the foundation.

Values create the guides.

Determination and perseverance generate the will.

Our WHY decides the outcome


Take time to fill up on goodness!


[27/09/2020, 5:58:42 AM]

You get what you focus on so stay focused on what you want.


[28/09/2020, 5:56:11 AM]

Perseverance means doing it, no matter what.

You feel like quitting ?

You don't!

Perseverance brings sweet rewards...

But you will only know when you persevere !


[29/09/2020, 5:58:35 AM]

3 words that are guaranteed to change the outcome...


NO MATTER WHAT!


Whatever is happening

Whatever others do

Whatever you are feeling


Keep on going...

NO MATTER WHAT!


Then you will see it through, and enjoy the victory.


[30/09/2020, 5:42:26 AM]

When your life expectations are met you experience happiness!

When they are not met, take the fastest track to getting them met...

A. Revise expectations

B. Change reality

Close the gap as fast as you can to enjoy a happier life.

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