Sunday, June 19, 2011

Make Yourself Come True

Steve Chandler wrote a little book with a lot of great ideas. Actually, there are 100 great ideas in his book titled, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Change Your Life Forever.

If you've ever had difficulty getting motivated to do anything I suggest you go out to your local library or favorite bookstore and pick up a copy of this little gem.

For instance, from pages 60-61 Steve recommends you Find Your Inner Einstein. I've never even imagined that I could have an inner Einstein. E=MC2. Do I have an inner Einstein? I don't think so.

But then I read Steve's pages. He says that Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Wait a minute! Wait just a minute. Maybe I do have an inner Einstien. I have imagination!

Steve goes on to tell us about a song for teenagers that Fred Knipe wrote so that teens could visualize themselves succeeding at what they wanted to do:
"That's you/in your wildest dreams/doing the wildest things/no one else can do. If you/just love and keep those dreams/the wildest dreams/you'll make yourself come true."

I LOVE THIS! It's motivating to me. Steve goes on to say,"But the greatest thing about active dreaming is not in the eventual reaching of the goal-- the greatest thing is what it does to the dreamer."

Are you making yourself come true? How? What are you doing? How do you stay motivated?


Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Good post, Jillian. Really gives us a lot of food for thought.

Jillian Kent said...

Hi Lena,
I really do love this book. I try to get both my college students and my family members to utilize its words of wisdom.

On page 12 Steve asks: "When we leave this world, we will ask ourselves one question: What's different? What's different because I was here? And the answer to that question will be the difference that we made."

This also reminds me of James Scott Bell's post last week after author Stephen Bly died. I encourage everyone to read it.

Have an awesome day!

Beth Shriver said...

Don't you love it when you find a book that insppires you? I just read one that blew me away. We really need that kind of creative process to keep the juices flowing!

Jillian Kent said...

Hi Beth,
You bet! I love it when I find something that motivates and inspires. Especially today when I got my substantial edit. :) Bring on the inspiration!