May 28, 2011


Ever since I was an undergrad, I have been getting an e-mail every morning from Daily OM with a wonderful inspirational message. They're fairly general, so I usually find that I can apply them to whatever situation I find myself struggling with at the moment.

This one was sent out earlier this week, and I thought it was too good not to share.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Nothing is Insurmountable
(From Daily OM)

When our next best course of action seems unclear, any dilemmas we face can appear insurmountable. Yet there is nothing we cannot overcome with time, persistence, focused thought, help, and faith. Whatever the situation or problem, there is always a solution. And if you remember to look within, even as you search around you for the "right" course of action, you will be able to center yourself, clear your mind, and see that nothing has to be impossible.

The first step in overcoming any obstacle is to believe that it can be overcome. Doing so will give you the strength and courage to move through any crisis. The second step is to make a resolution that you can prevail over any chaos. Enlist your support network of family and friends if necessary. The more minds there are to consider a problem, the more solutions can be found. Don't discount ideas just because they seem impractical or "unrealistic," and don't keep searching for the "best" alternative. Often there is no "best" choice, there is only a choice to make so we can begin moving beyond whatever is obstructing our path. At the very least, making a choice, even if isn't the ideal one, can give you a sense of peace before you have to figure out what your next course of action will be.

If you feel overwhelmed by the scope of your troubles, you may want to think of other people who have turned adversity into triumph. We often gain a fresh perspective when we remember others who have overcome larger obstacles. It can be inspiring to hear of their victories, helping us remember that there is always light at the end of every tunnel. It is during our darkest hours that we sometimes need to remind ourselves that we don't have to feel helpless. You have within and around you the resources to find a solution to any problem. And remember that if a solution or choice you make doesn't work, you are always free to try another. Believe that you can get through anything, and you will always prevail.
What about you? Besides writing/reading blogs, do you have any daily habits related to seeking/fortifying your motivation/inspiration?


wannabe former fatgirl said...

I have daily mantras they make me feel happy today is "My clothes fit better because I exercise". Also my breakfast acts as a motivation. I wake up, take my vitamins and make a healthy breakfast, drink a glass of water and it feels good to have done something healthy for me.

Ann said...

That's a great quote! I love it! :)

Jenni said...

It is really a great text :)
Ever since I life together with my boyfriend, I have to stand up earlier because of my college classes and everyday before I go I shall wake him up, so he can give me a kiss and say how much he loves me. That is my motivation blast :).

timothy said...

i have a bell i ring and chant to relax, i also do a yoga dvd from aaron star

Tim said...

One of my best friends has autism and asperger syndrome so seeing him achieve everything he has in his life is a definite daily motiviator.