Monday, May 7, 2012

Dreams, Hopes, and Realities

Let's stop telling our young people, ourselves, and each other what we can't do and start focusing on what we CAN do. If we can dream something, we can hope it; if we can hope it, and we can work hard, and we can believe in the inherent genius in each of us, then we can turn our dreams and hopes into realities. 

It really is as simple and as complicated as that. 

Have a marvelous, motivated Monday all!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Motivation Monday: DO Something

Today's motivation comes from Benjamin Franklin. So often in life, we speak without accompanying actions. In order to speak things into existence, we need FOLLOW THROUGH. Don't just talk about what you are going to do one day, get out there and do it. 

In our work with young people, we love to hear about the dreams youth have for their futures. But whether that dream is to be a doctor, lawyer, artist, musician, NBA player, professional speaker, or writer, we always challenge young people with one simple question - What are you doing TODAY to work towards that dream?

It's this call for action that we need to instill in our young people, and ourselves. So think about something that YOU speak about doing. And now get out there and DO it. Every great journey begins with a single step. Or in the words of Les Brown, you don't have to be great to get started, but you better get started if you want to be great.