Most recently published stories in Motivation.
Learning from Failure
Failure. Some might say that it is an opportunity to start over, a chance to redefine yourself. Even so, no one ever told me how heartbreaking it could be. Case in point, my driving test, or rather 'tests.' The first one, I failed, apparently due to hesitation. Which is rather infuriating. We're always taught to think about our decisions, to not jump the shark. Yet there I was, having just been failed and then informed that I should go home and reread the Highway code. My mother, who had been waiting for me at the test centre, was obviously upset on my behalf. So I cried and I cried until my stomach hurt and until I had no more tears left to cry. The act of shedding tears normally leaves me feeling invigorated, as if it were possible to purge the feelings of worthlessness, but not that day. Nevertheless, I rebooked my test and waited four agonising weeks to retake it. During that time, I lived in my own purgatory, hating and cursing myself for committing such an offense.
Lighten Up Morgan!
When I started finding out my personality of an INFJ (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging) I realize now that I was lost. I lost myself in the weight of carrying all of the struggles, and anger of my ancestors and community. I tend to carry them with me when I walk outside in the world. I see from their eyes in a way. It seems fantastical, but as an old soul I see young students on my campus, walking in their pairs of four, so stiff, so serious, so concerned on being seen. I was just like that before at their age. The level of growth from 18 to 21 that I have made seems tremendous to me mentally and in the way I walk through life. I want to take time to give thanks to my family and close friends that have been here supporting me in my journey. When you live in your head, sometimes it is hard to find those happy places when you have given yourself permission to be your harshest critic.
Getting Past the Stress
Stress? Screw. That. Shit. I'm serious, we don't have the time for that, I don't and I'm gonna wing it there and say that you don't exactly enjoy worrying non-stop. Its the extra baggage weighing down on your life. Trust me, it is so flipping unnecessary.
'Mastering Affluence' - My Personal Journey
The Launch Team I recently had the honour of being one of the select two hundred members of the pre-launch team for Carol Tuttle's new book, Mastering Affluence. If you haven't heard of Carol Tuttle, she is a highly influential motivator who has helped millions of people across the world discover their potential to live true to themselves. Her expertise covers many areas including fashion and beauty, parenting, and personal growth.
Overcoming Negative Thoughts
I've always known that I was put on this earth to do some pretty amazing things. I remember being a child and just having the most overwhelming feelings of superwoman-ness that I would literally cry. Because I just couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do with it.
Are You at Threshold?
The key for my hypnotherapy work to have maximum impact, is that my clients have a genuine desire to make the changes they want in their lives. Far too often I’m asked, “Can you help me quit smoking?!” And expect us to wave a magic wand to ‘cure’ them, without taking any responsibility or helping themselves.
You've Got to Be Ready for Your Next Opportunity!
"You Miss 100% Of The Shots You Don't Take...." Wayne Gretzky, hockey legend Oh my! Pickup any book, watch any video, ready any article, attend any seminar from those who make a living in the self-improvement and motivation industry—and it is quite a burgeoning industry today—and there is likely only a slight variation on a single, core message: You've got to be ready for your opportunity! While way, way too much money is being made by often self-appointed gurus selling themselves and their advice in this area, there can be no disputing this simple fact. Whether in your business, your career, your relationships—you have to be paying attention to be able to recognize that your chance to shine is at hand!
The Struggle Is Real
Independence. Motivation. Consistency. Freedom. All of these are some of what I am currently lacking. Four years ago, I completely transformed my life. I moved out for university and was finally able to fulfill my goal of living a healthy lifestyle. Being Indian, almost everyday my mum cooked Indian dinners, which we all know is unhealthy. I was a big girl and very uncomfortable in my own skin. Therefore, once I moved out, I gained independence and the freedom to do as I desire. I started off by filling up my fridge and cupboards with food which is good for you with the occasional treats. I found healthier substitutes and the best thing I ever did was plan my meals. I tracked my calorie intake and the macros. You would be surprised with how easily we can overeat. I noticed results fairly quickly and with the increase in confidence, I joined the gym. With the diet on track, I was able to focus on my workouts. I started of going once a week and gradually ended up going 5-6 times a week after a year or so. It became an addiction. Everyone noticed my results and the best part of all of this is I didn't follow these special diets. I ate anything I wanted in moderation.
I'm an Angel, Not a Saint
Imagine me having the gall to call myself an angel. Well, it's not the first time I've done it. When I shared my story of domestic abuse on my website, I claimed the same title then, as well.
30 Journal Entries to Self Discovery - Day 7
HAPPY ONE WEEK!! Thank you again, to everyone following along. Or even if it's your first day jumping in to read, thank you. This first week has been more than I thought it would. I'm actually surprised at how much I've truly enjoyed this. I also thought I would've given up by now because, honestly, I usually do. This really isn't my type of thing. However, I haven't and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I'm also having a lot of fun reading the few messages I've gotten from people following along. Thank you again and keep writing! Here's my quote for the day: "Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." —E.L. Doctorow
The Wind on Your Side
Finding moments of bliss and beauty is essential to a life filled with joy. No matter how small or short that moment is, enjoy it wholly. Let that feeling compel you to greater things, and let the stress of everyday life fade at least for a little while.
Setbacks & Heart Break
Over the course of a career, there will be ups and downs. Trials and tribulations that will push the body, test the mind and attempt to bend the spirit. Some of these are within our control, others not so much. Over my career, I've had bad games, broken bones, political decisions, and of course terrible statistics at one point or another. Why am I bringing all of this up? The road to the top is long, difficult, and, sometimes, you need a little luck on your side too.