23 Dec 2011

Beyonce motivates and inspires

Beyonce motivates and inspires me. Not only is she a moving and talented artist, she's got loads of insights she shares on a constant basis. I recently came across an excerpt of an interview she did for  Complex that inspired me yet again, especially the following quote:

Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. People who complain really get on my nerves. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me. " [Photo]

Genius! Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. Aside from her art, I really feel this is the kind of stuff people should really be paying attention to. In any case, this is the kind of info, I'm like to pay attention to.  No more complaining from me! (Not that I complain a lot) It's a waste of time energy really.

"Inspiration is all around us every second of the day" [Photo]
The second quote that also grabbed my attention was : "Inspiration is all around us every second of the day". Basically telling me "Pay attention to your surroundings, you're missing things!"Love it!  Thank Beyonce for all your great the insights and inspirations.

7 Dec 2011

Motivated by Earl Nightigale

I came across this recording (see video below) of Earl Nightingale recently and I've had a paradigm shift. I discovered are so many great insights and advices in this 30 minute audio that I'm starting to see life in a new light and I feel even more inspired. Everyone should hear this. I had to share. Enjoy.

4 Dec 2011

Ludacris' wise words


I recently saw the movie Bling Ring, based on a true story, of some teens in LA who essentially stole various fashion items and cash directly from the homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton in order to basically live in their shoes. I hadn't heard that story before, but according to Wikipedia, this happened back in 2008-2009.  I was pretty shocked to see this how far people go to live the "American Dream". Or more the "American Illusion". I was trying to wrap my head around how someone could do something like this and think it's okay to do this. Then I saw this quote from Ludacris's twitter earlier today that basically answered my question:
"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like."
Sad but true. These teens are an extreme case, but they also emulate what a lot of people are doing nowadays (e.g. buying houses, clothing and weddings they can't afford). It's probably one of the reasons many people end up with serious financial problems. A lot of people want all the glitz and glamour but are unwilling to do the work it takes to get there. It's important to remember that none of the celebrities with staying power got to where they are without patience, sacrifices and/or a lot of hard work.