May flowers, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day…May is a pretty eventful month. May also kicks off the traditional graduation season–and that means even more speeches!
So for today’s Monday Motivation, listen to this minute-long clip from actor Jim Carrey. The clip is a portion of his 2014 commencement address at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
You spend your whole life–imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future–but all there will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear. –Jim Carrey
Embrace the day–and the week–with love!
Today’s Monday Motivation is a quote from Jackie Robinson, a man who fought to desegregate American life–most notably, on the baseball diamond.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. –Jackie Robinson
Robinson, of course, had quite an impact on many lives in our country, and beyond our shores. And we will be able to learn more about his impact in the new Ken Burns documentary, “Jackie Robinson.” It airs in two parts–tonight and tomorrow–on PBS. The President and First Lady also appear in the documentary.
Happy New Year! It’s time to get it started! And for many of us, getting started means a return to the gym!
Across the country, gyms, studios and health clubs are bustling with new classes, equipment and members. We’re excited about keeping those New Year’s resolutions and starting new fitness regimens.
Whether you’re a rookie or a regular, however, keep in mind the following tips and “house rules” to have a safe, effective and fun experience.
Welcome to the week!
I found today’s Monday Motivation in the Ravens’ locker room.
My poor Ravens. We’re not having such a great season. But yesterday, Ray Lewis spoke to the team before the start of the game with the San Diego Chargers. And he showed, once again, why he masters motivational speaking.
“Baltimore Locker Room Nov 1” Courtesy The Official & Only Facebook Page of Ray Lewis reminded the team:
Yesterday’s win only takes us to 2 and 6 for the season so far. Not great. But as Lewis reminds us:
One and 6 doesn’t define who you are. What defines who you are is what you do when you’re 1 and 6. –Ray Lewis
His words seemed to work for the team! But this talk can hold serious lessons for us all: Our challenges don’t define us; how we respond to them do.
We probably have some “1 and 6 moments” in our lives. No matter. As Lewis said, we can either “make the play or watch the play being made.”
So for today, and this week, let’s decide to “make the play” and keep plugging away at our goals.
“Fight your fight.” And win!