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Motivation Mondays: Live Life Fully

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“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

Motivation Mondays: Live Life Fully & Do Your Best

Motivation Mondays: Live Life Fully & Do Your Best

SuperSoul Short: Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. Max Muller
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit. Christopher McCandless


Know Yourself: Are you Living your life to the fullest or waiting for permission to step into it? At different points in our lives, we make decisions that help us to either know who we are fully or that make us relinquish our powers. To know yourself is to know what gives you sadness and joy and find a way to move forward. Until we accept who we are as we are, we will live in the shadows of others expectations for/of us. Self knowledge takes courage because it forces us to stop being a yes girl/people pleasing/sycophant.

There is a difference between being helpful and considerate and being inauthentic to our own needs. Until we make the decision to face our true self without the mask or facade, we will continue to live our life on the periphery of who we are truly destined to be. Know Yourself and believe in your gifts and talents. Don’t be discouraged by the naysayers and their noisy interruptions. They are only interested in creating distractions so, moving away from the noise will help us gain clarity to refocus on our dreams. What are you doing to gain full control of your life?


“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

Motivation Mondays: Live Life Fully & Do Your Best

Motivation Mondays: Live Life Fully & Do Your Best

Oprah Winfrey’s Top 10 Rules For Success: 1.Understand the next right move 2. Seize your opportunity 3. Everyone makes mistakes 4. Work on yourself 5. Run the race as hard as you can 6. #Believe 7. We are all seeking the same thing 8. Find your purpose 9. Stay grounded 10. Relax, it’s going to be okay

Maya Angelou’s Top 10 Rules For Success: 1. Just do right! 2. Be courageous 3. Love 4. Laugh 5. Be a blessing to somebody 6. Turn struggles into triumphs 7. You are talented 8. Learn to say no 9. Always do your best 10. Keep rising

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. Matt Cameron
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Bob Marley
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Love Yourself & What You Do: I woke up this morning with a pinched nerve on my left hip. I was in so much pain but knew that I needed to move my body and find a loving way to help me relieve the tension. Since I now have a regular workout routine, I decided to do a modified power-walk in class and do some much needed soothing stretches. The workout, with the help of my trainer, eased some of the pain and shifted my mood as well. As I headed back home, I started to think about how we make excuses for why we don’t pursue our dreams/goals. We sit on our pity pot and bemoan all the things we coulda woulda shoulda but, the truth is that life is full of challenges, failures, missed opportunities and a modicum of pain; we need to learn to turn these events into growth lessons and trust that things will work out. Have you ever made a mistake? Do you feel like a hostage to circumstances? Tweaking our daily routine to re-prioritize can make a big difference.

If we can learn to remind ourselves that our disappointments are doorways to blessings, we will see our lives becoming less of a mess and more of a miracle. Sometimes, we become dependent on the approval of people who don’t wish us well.  We listen to their lies and put up with their hypocrisy even as we feel in our bones that their heart is not in the mix. At some point, we must let go of those expectations and move on. Let them be…  As a dear one always said: In a world of billions of people, why are you languishing over such things. Expand your horizon and embrace those who are where the love flows. One of my goals for 2017 is to get fit and love doing it. I know that there are days when I don’t feel 100% plugged in and, on those days, I push myself to find the good in all around me. Sometimes, I fall behind and other times I see a jump in my progress. All are landmarks in the effort we make to reach our goals. Imagine a world where everything is linear and flat-lined… how boring!  Even a glimpse of that goodness in a smile, a bloom, a good read, a nice chat and great food can turn our misery around… But there is a secret. What is it?  We must make some effort and move our feet; a little courage goes a long way!


The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for March/April 2017 are:


03/ – March is Women’s History Month, National Nutrition Month, American Red Cross Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, 03/01 – Ash Wednesday and Zero Discrimination Day, 03/03, World Wildlife Day
03/06 – 08, International Women’s Day 09, World Kidney Day
03/13 –  12, Purim starts and Daylight Savings Day, 13, Holi, 14, Pi Day, 17, Saint Patrick’s Day
03/20 – 20, International Day of Happiness/ First day of Spring, 21, World Poetry Day, 22, World Water Day 23 Puppy Day, 24, TB Day
03/27 – 27, Doctors Day


04/03 –    6, International Day of Sport, 7 World Health Day
04/10 –    9, Palm Sunday, 11, Start of Passover, 14, Good Friday
04/17 –    16, Easter,  22, Earth Day,
04/24 –    24, Remembrance Day

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“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” J. K. Rowling

Motivation Mondays: Live Life Fully & Do Your Best

Motivation Mondays: Live Life Fully & Do Your Best

Michelle Obama’s Top 10 Rules For Success: 1. Keep moving forward 2. Be authentic 3. Work hard 4. Don’t be afraid to fail 5. Choose your own path 6. Earn success 7. Take your role seriously 8. Enjoy the balance 9. Do what is hard 10. Have fun

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Run Your Race & Shut Out The Noise: We hear this all the time yet, so many of us allow our dreams and focus to get diverted by nonsense, gossip, jealousy, and trying to be like X. Life is both a marathon and a stage and we are key players in both arenas. If we waste our precious time engaging in every silly thing, we will have little time to shape up for our own dreams. Some people are chronic complainers. They whine and moan about every little thing. They are so invested in their complaining that they forget to stop and see how blessed their lives are…. Distance yourself from such noise. It is negative and infectious and, sooner or later, they will complain about YOU!  Run your race and stay focused. The videos above and throughout this post are worth watching. Start with the  very first one I posted  because it holds a powerful message worth hearing…  Now go live YOUR life fully!


Have a Happy, Healthy 2017!

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Positive Motivation Tip: Life is to be lived fully. Go live it!

Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
Basic Instructions: Each week, I will have a motivation word to help us create a response. (See listed words for the months above/below)
Email address: You may email or share your post as a comment and I will add it to the round-up of related posts. email it to: contact(@)mirthandmotivation(.)com
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Dedicated Page: There is a dedicated page for Motivation Mondays. It has the same instructions and will include other helpful tools and a link to the round-up
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos via Wikipedia  Live, Love, Courage and Success via Pixabay

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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52 Comments leave one →
  1. toastycritic permalink
    25/04/2017 9:17 pm

    This post reminded me of the moment in Shawshank Redemption where Morgan Freeman’s character, Ellis Redding asks the comment Get busy living? Or Get busy dying? And he punctuates it saying that it is exactly the right way to view life. We only have two paths. Which one will we take. I choose to live.

  2. Alfonzowords permalink
    26/04/2017 2:42 am

    WOW! you have no idea how much i needed these videos today. My anxiety levels have spiked and i’ve been feeling suffocated so thank you sincerely

  3. GD Blog permalink
    26/04/2017 9:53 pm

    Prince Ea is such a great poet. First time I saw him on was on Facebook, and he started to get viral, touching everyone’s heart (including mine), that life is so tough and short and we must enjoy every single second.

  4. Saminu Abass permalink
    26/04/2017 10:59 pm

    Wow. Another epic words of motivation from Elizabeth. This article sums up everything you need to achieve your goal.

  5. Jason Panuelos permalink
    26/04/2017 11:04 pm

    It really is a hearty reminder that we should always live our lives to the fullest. There’s just no telling what’s going to happen tomorrow! :O

  6. Wildish Jess permalink
    26/04/2017 11:44 pm

    That’s the only way to live life! Everything else is just a waste!

  7. cristinaleau permalink
    27/04/2017 1:12 am

    SuperSoul Short: Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives is amazing. I’m so happy you shared this. I have to share it myself.

  8. Nati permalink
    27/04/2017 1:33 am

    This article is so inspiring! I do believe I am living my life to the fullest… but I still have the impression to have to continuously justify who I am and what I do to others! It is incredible how oppressing the expectations of other people on your own life can be. I feel I have to struggle and battle a lot, every day, to get that space I need to develop myself. It is so exhausting and endless. It is like trying to battle the rising tide, the smallest distraction and it takes every little space you have gained. That makes me think sometimes that I should stop struggling and give in.

  9. Osazee Williams permalink
    27/04/2017 1:45 am

    I was impacted and blessed by a number of post on this site! I was struggling and discouraged trying to live the life that those who doesn’t even like me, want to live rather than live my life and fulfil my purpose. I know better today and couldn’t have been more blessed!
    – Osaz

    • 27/04/2017 2:51 am

      Amen! I am so happy for you. My wish is always that this blog be of help to my readers; I am grateful that it helped you. Thank you! <3

  10. Nicole - Miss Sparkle permalink
    30/04/2017 12:06 pm

    This is one of the best Monday motivation posts I have read in a long time 🙂 LIVE LIFE FULLY!

  11. 03/06/2017 10:27 am

    Its so important to live life to the fullest and always self reflect on that. It’s imperative.

  12. thehouseturnedhome permalink
    05/06/2017 3:31 am

    This is a great reminder to get outside of your comfort zone and try something new, because you only get to live once! I love the quotes in this post.

  13. sierraschomburg permalink
    03/07/2017 8:09 pm

    I’ve been working more towards living everyday to the fullest, being who I am and enjoying the life I live. Every night I reflect on what made me happy that day. Knowing that during the days I make choices I know will make me happy.

  14. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl) permalink
    16/08/2018 7:00 am

    we do all try and aim out lives to be fullest, happiest and overall best possible. I think it’s the only proper idea to live your life.


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