We here don’t really believe in hard and fast rules. Seems like, really, there’s not much that we unequivocally push as a “rule” except for trying to come from a place of love and trying to make the world a better place.
But we certainly understand there can be moments when we don’t do those things. When we aren’t putting our best foot forward or perhaps just want to eat Cheetos and watch reality TV, and let our kids run wild. In which another rule might emerge: Forgive yourself and let it go.
In the spirit of rule-less rules, this is NOT a list of rules! Rather, it is more of a series of ideas and motivations. It’s a list that I have modified from one I found ages ago and kept pinned to my bulletin board above my desk for years. It’s one of the “tattered pages I keep near to remind myself,” the first line of my song “Burn the Boats.” I think it was originally something like “Things Happy People Do” or something of that ilk, and I wish I could give credit to the original, but I have no idea anymore of where it came from. So I say thank you to the original and present my revised version. I’ve also made an image that you can save and refer to, too. As we work through this focus on motivation during the month of May, I’ll explore these further, so join us for that or subscribe to our newsletter below to stay in the loop.
22 Life-Rocking Motivational Secrets
- Don’t hold grudges.
- Treat everyone with kindness.
- See problems as challenges.
- Express gratitude for what you already have.
- Dream big.
- Ask if this will matter in a year.
- Speak well of others.
- Don’t make excuses.
- Get absorbed in the present.
- Wake up at the same time each day.
- Avoid social comparison.
- Choose friends wisely.
- Don’t seek approval from others.
- Take the time to listen.
- Nurture social relationships.
- Eat well.
- Live minimally.
- Tell the truth.
- Establish personal control.
- Accept what cannot be changed, and work to change what you cannot accept.
As I said, I’ll be expanding upon each of these in a series of posts all month long, so stay with us. Save and share the image below if you like, too, or comment and let me know what you would add or take away from our list! And to read more this month, click Amy’s #RockYourLife in the menu or search the tags Motivational Secrets or #MotivateMay!
Stay in the know…. and keep rocking life! It can always be more amazing than it was yesterday. So let’s rock!