The Lioness and her Reflection

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Once there was a young lioness cub who became lost in the desert. So long did she wander through the desolate dryness that she even forgot she was a lion cub.

Truth to tell, she didn’t know what she truly was, although she still had some vague idea that there might be some proud majestic but perhaps mythical creatures out there known as ‘lions’. But soon she had other worries.

Wandering under the unrelenting merciless heat, our lioness cub became increasingly, then desperately, thirsty. But a small helping of luck mingled with a sprinkle of fate brought her to a large cave in the rocks where she could at last shade herself from the sun’s blistering rays.
As it happened, deep within this cave lay a cool pool of life saving, thirst quenching, lip-smackingly delicious water. Our young lioness couldn’t believe her luck, and was about to dive headlong into the sparkling pool when she noticed something scary… Read More →

5 Funny Inspiring Quotes To Brighten Up Your Day

funny inspiring quotesWe’re in the middle of the week and we all need some inspiration to get to the weekend. Here’s a list of 5 Funny Inspiring Quotes related to personal development, that can brighten up your day.

1) “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” 

– Luis Bunuel

Sometimes we limit ourselves with the thought that is too late to do something. Well, it isn’t.

Top designer Vera Wang didn’t begin her career as a designer until she was 40.

Stan Lee created his first hit comic title, “The Fantastic Four,” after his 39th birthday and then created the legendary Marvel Universe, whose characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men became American cultural icons.

Ray Kroc spent his career as a milkshake device salesman before buying McDonald’s at age 52 in 1954.

Colonel Sanders, was 62 when he franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1952, which he would sell for $2 million 12 years later.

It’s never too late to follow your dreams. Just start doing something today! Read More →

You Have Greatness Within You

When we’re young we have dreams of becoming whatever our mind suggests us to. When we grow up we tend to lose faith in those dreams, in our abilities and in the hope that maybe life is something more than just regular jobs we have no passion for.

But look at the people who are truly successful in their life, whether is a singer, an actress, a novelist. Those people really love what they do, they have a deep passion for their life and work.

Ask yourself: what is that you really want? If you don’t take action you won’t get any outcome! You might get discouraged when you attempt to do something and then fail, it’s normal.But do you think that failure is bad?

Failure is good, failure makes you realize what kind of different strategy you have to take, failure is a step forward, failure is learning, failure is growing.

Every time you fail you gain something, you learn something: it’s progress in every sense of the word.
Think about something that’s really important to you, that gives your life a sense of value and fulfillment. What are you passionate about?
You can become the best in your field, we can always become more if we work to develop ourselves.

What would you like to do 7 days a week that will give you a smile on your face? What gives you joy, happiness, a sense of fulfillment?
Look at your life: what are your strengths, what are your talents, what are you good at, what is easy for you to do that other people find difficult?

You have greatness within you.
You have the ability to do things that you can’t even begin to imagine.

Doesn’t matter what happens to you: what matters is what you’re going to do about it.
Become the person you really want to become. It’s never too late to do what you love.

Take a look at the video! It only takes 6 minutes 🙂

 

 

The Incredible Healthy, Spiritual and Physical Benefits of Volunteering

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A lot of people want to or consider volunteering but with limited hours in a day it’s hard to find the time. While you know it’s important and beneficial, it’s easy to push volunteering to the bottom of your busy schedule, not because you don’t want to, but you simply don’t have the time. But it might be time to reconsider putting it on the back burner because volunteering is more than just helping others it also helps you.

Over the past few decades there is been an increase in interest and research on the affects of volunteering on the persons health. The research has found a strong correlation between volunteering and healthier individuals with lower mortality rates, lower depression and greater function abilities. It might be surprising to learn of a strong relationship between health and volunteering but the benefits of volunteering don’t end there. Here are some of the surprising benefits of volunteering: Read More →

Ed Roberts: There are no limits

Ed Roberts

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
Helen Keller

He contracted polio at age 14, spent eighteen months in the hospital and then returned home paralyzed from the neck down, except for two fingers of one hand and several fingers of the feet. He slept in an iron lung at night and his only prospective was to live his life as a vegetable. But he didn’t give up.

Despite the difficulties, he decided to go to school and to think of himself as a fighter.
And he did fight for his rights.

The battle began when a high school administrator threatened to deny a diploma because he had not completed the driving instruction and physical education. Then was admitted to the University of California, Berkeley. He had to fight for the support from the California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to attend college because they thought he would never get a job because of his condition.

He was the first quadriplegic to graduate from the University of California. He spent half of his life in an iron lung and the other half in a wheelchair. This has not prevented him to become an activist, fight for the rights of the disabled, and overturn his life.

He led the rapid growth of CIL at a decisive moment for the nascent movement for disability rights.

In 1976, he was appointed Director of the California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

In 2011 a multi -agency center for independent living, known as the Ed Roberts Campus, had its grand opening.

In 2011 he was inserted into the California Hall of Fame.

He became the voice of the disabled people and it’s because of him that there are laws now that secure them the right to have a job.

Ed Roberts died March 14, 1995, at the age of 56. Despite physical disabilities and many challenges, he made his life a masterpiece.

The truth is that there is always an alternative. You can choose to live in the dark, turn on the light or stay in the shadows. You have your life in your hands, chances are in your hands.

If Ed Roberts has been able to do all of this, what can you do?

In one of his speeches he describes his experience at school:
“I remember that day very clearly. I arrived during lunchtime. My brother lowered me out of the back of the station wagon, and it was like a tennis match–everyone turned to look at me. I looked at someone, right in the eyes, and they turned and looked away. That was when I realized that maybe it wasn’t my problem; maybe it was their problem. I checked myself out, and I realized two things. First, their looking at me didn’t hurt, physically, and secondly I realized, hey, this is kind of like being a star…and I’ve been a star ever since.”

Decide now. You choose. There are no excuses.

What decision can you take now to change your life for the better?

Live your life now. There are no limits.

To read his speech click here.

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