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One Minute Motivator # 393

One Minute Motivator # 393

The glory or defeat of yesterday is over and does not determine what will happen today.

Once you learn what went right or wrong yesterday, today is the only thing you should think about.

So many of us live in the past and are afraid to live in the present. Today is an unknown. You can make today less of an unknown by taking steps to give yourself more control. Think of your goals and how they fit in with what may happen today. Right away you have more of a sense of control and you are better able to steer events in your favor. As you apply the things you have learned to events as they unfold, you can see things begin to break in your favor. And that fear of today will fade away.

You can’t see opportunities coming your way if you are looking in the rear view mirror.

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One Minute Motivator # 306

One Minute Motivator # 306

Pay attention to every moment.

Every moment, every experience gives you further insight into your purpose on earth.

Many of us spend a lot of time trying to figure out what we are doing here. And yet we ignore information coming from all around us. We create so much “noise”, we can’t hear the world whispering what we need to know. If you tone it down and live in the moment you will receive this information and can get on with the lives we were meant to live.

Live in the moment and listen to what comes in.

© 2015, Edward W. Smith, oneminutemotivators.com

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One Minute Motivator # 272

One Minute Motivator # 272

It will be better than you imagined.

Most people overestimate how bad things will be and underestimate how good things will be.

When you think about things move your estimated outcome up a notch. Odds are you are being too pessimistic about outcomes. You miss opportunities because you do not pursue things that appear too hard. Or you don’t realize how good something can be. Either way your natural pessimism holds you back.

Ready to find out how good something really is?

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One Minute Motivator # 252

One Minute Motivator # 252

You are not supposed to happy all the time, so relax.

Being happy all the time is not good for you, let in some other emotions.

It is easy to believe that you should be happy every moment and something is wrong with you if you aren’t. Sure it is nice to be happy, but there is something wrong with you if happiness is the only emotion you fee. When we try to force ourselves to feel just one-way, we actually cut ourselves off from our entire scope of emotion, all of which serves a purpose: namely, the negative is there to tell us that something’s wrong. If you were happy all the time you wouldn’t grow.

Let a little sadness in, it is good for you.

© 2015, Edward W. Smith, oneminutemotivators.com

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One Minute Motivator # 242

One Minute Motivator # 242

Stop Living in the past.

As it is with the future, do not time travel back into the past.

The past may have happy memories and sad memories. Living both of them in your head is just as bad as delving into things that haven’t happened. Because here too, it is just something you have no control over anymore. If the past was bleak, looking back will always make you sad, and if it was too happy, you will compare it with the present. Do not time travel.

Experience life as it is right now.

© 2015, Edward W. Smith, oneminutemotivators.com

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One Minute Motivator # 237

One Minute Motivator # 237

Sometimes there just isn’t any closure.

We all seek closure for unhappy events in our life, but life does not always give us closure.

I would like to tell you that all bad events in our life will end and that you will obtain closure and move on. But that is not the case. Life is unfair in that way. Some questions are never answered. Some wrongs are not righted. Some arguments are never settled. Accept it to the extent you can and move on as best you can.

What situations are you willing to acknowledge you are not going to get closure?

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One Minute Motivator # 225

One Minute Motivator # 225

Empty your trash before you try to move ahead.

Carrying the trash from your past stops you from achieving success.

Past failures, disappointments, etc can be a good lesson on what to do in the future, but more often they are things that we hang onto and drag us down. All this trash from the past takes up space in our minds than we need to focus on what lies ahead. And it pulls down your morale as well.

Dump your trash today and focus on the future.

© 2015, Edward W. Smith, oneminutemotivators.com

If you really want to move your life ahead now, download a copy of my book “Sixty Seconds To Success”.

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One Minute Motivator # 212

One Minute Motivator # 212

Begin to appreciate the word “Behold”.

Behold means to appreciate something in the present, as opposed to something that happened in the past or may occur in the future.

Ideally you should be spending most of your time beholding things. Focusing heavily on the past or what may occur in the future, robs you of the pleasure of being in the moment. What you missed appreciating in the moment, becomes something in the past and your life moves on.

What do you have to clear up so you can you behold something?

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One Minute Motivator # 210

One Minute Motivator # 210

Nothing is more important that how you feel right now.

Make up your mind that nothing is more important than how I feel now, because now is everything.

I don’t have to tell you the past is gone and the future is not here yet. But I do have to tell you to live in the here and now. Anything else is living in fantasyland. Reliving pain or pleasure from the past is OK in moderation. The same is true for things you anticipate in the future, but after that it is a waste of your present time.

What are you feeling right now?

© 2015, Edward W. Smith, oneminutemotivators.com

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One Minute Motivator # 207

One Minute Motivator # 207

Getting closure will not end the pain of loss.

Getting closure doesn’t end pain, it just changes it.

Closure is a good start on the road to easing the pain of loss, but the pain will never fully go away. Yes, working through the stages of grief is also helpful, but contrary to what you have been told, the pain will never totally go away. So don’t think you are wrong to continue to feel the pain of loss long after these steps have occurred. Pain is your way of honoring or valuing what you lost. Let it be, feel it, don’t push it away, watch it change.

What pain of loss can you acknowledge is still with you?

© 2015, Edward W. Smith, oneminutemotivators.com

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