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“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” Charles Darwin

Motivation Mondays: Game Changer

Motivation Mondays: Game Changer

Game Changer: a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way; a person or thing that significantly affects the outcome of something. Merriam Webster Dictionary
She remembered who she was and the game changed. Lalah Delia
Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Edison
A team wins not because of senior or star players, but due to the game changers, because they do not wait for the chance to score, they create a chance to score. Shahenshah Hafeez Khan
People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours. Ken Hakuta

Are You a Game Changer? I don’t remember the first time I came across the term “Game Changer” but, I remember how it felt. It felt farfetched and overwhelming. What would I have to do to change the game? It was a formidable term firmly planted in the land of giants. I must have heard it at one of those chest pounding events where blown-up egos prance around an imaginary stage, reminding the rest of us that we are merely surviving. It struck me as a huge responsibility that only a chosen few could accomplish but, that mindset is not true. I don’t know where that notion came from but, to be alive, present, aware and caring, opens the door for each and everyone of us to be game changers. We can apply those big vision, innovative company principles to our own lives in a meaningful SMART goals way.

How often do you chide yourself for not doing certain key things that call your attention? You are not alone, we all get distracted but it is imperative that we find our way back to the center. With persistence and practice, we can make the decision to change our game and improve our results. We don’t need a parade or flashy accolades; we just need to Be Present in our own lives, and Be Persistent at whatever we do while remaining flexible and open to change. Being present and persistent might sound like an easy, cliched response, however, not much can be achieved unless we give our goals the time and commitment they require. Add being best Practice driven, and even the laziest among us will see results… There is a catch though, the road to self awareness and personal success doesn’t look the same for everyone so, it would be an act of great folly to compare ourselves to others or expect a one size fits all outcome. We need to be clear about what drives us, what gets us out of bed and what we can’t live without then, go do it. What motivates you to get out of bed every day?

READ: 6 Steps for Creating a Game Changer by Mike Myatt: Relentless Pursuit, Be Original, Develop A Clear Purpose, SMARTS(Simple-Meaningful-Actionable-Relational-Transformational-Scalable).


“A game changer is that ah-ha moment where you see something others don’t.” Mike Myatt

Motivation Mondays: Game Changer

Motivation Mondays: Game Changer

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
What you don’t deal with will eventually deal with you. Simon T. Bailey
The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings. Kakuzo Okakaura
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. Will Rogers
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others. Marianne Williamson

What is YOUR idea of a Game Changing situation?
Ten years ago, when I started this blog, I had a vision in mind. I wanted to use the blog to help my team stay focused on their daily goals. Two key goals were to encourage them to Be Patient, while reminding them to Be Purposeful. In today’s internet driven, instant gratification world, patience loses her battle to stay relevant on a regular basis. She is shoved aside as we battle each other for top this and top that. In our race to outpace each other with our SEO tricks, fancy footwork, and self-aggrandizement, we forget what got us up and running in the first place. When we act purposefully, when what we do is tied to wanting the greater good for ourselves and others, our work will nudge us to remember the WHY even if we veer off the path for a hot minute in pursuit of the WHATEVER.
About 5 years ago, I met a lady who had the gift of healing and prophesy. I was recovering from a long illness at the time, and I was unsure about what to do with my no longer viable, nonexistent career that had been shredded by health matters and left in shambles at my doorstep. I wanted to propel myself into the stratosphere with this blogging thing but something in my spirit was reluctant. When I spoke with her at a meeting in a friend’s home, in Greenpoint, she said something that has stayed with me. “Do the work as a gift and prayer to uplift others. Don’t spend time counting the gains. Just do the work with purpose and love and surrender the results.” At the time, I wasn’t sure how to react but, as the years have flown by, I’ve come to see the blessing in the message. Instead of wasting time trying to be XX to some ZZ, I’ve learned to focus my attention on doing the work to the best of my ability and letting go of the results. In so many ways, writing this blog has taught me a lot about patience and purpose. It changes my game daily. It challenges me to look at my stuff and learn from my mistakes. It helps me to understand gratitude and grace; especially what people’s grace means. What is your game changer?

READ: 10 Ways to Inspire Yourself When Life Sucks by Donna Maria Coles Johnson: Don’t stop, Good stuff in, good stuff out, Tell yourself you are doing it, Lean on previous empowering experiences, Be realistic, Don’t take it personally, Love on yourself, Use technology to reach out to trusted friends, Know that is it temporary, Plan to make tomorrow a better day.


The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for SEPT 2018/OCT 2018 are:


09/01   –  03 Labor Day, 5 International Charity Day,  8 International Literacy Day
09/09   –  9 Rosh Hashana, 10 Suicide Prevention Day, 11 Patriot Day,
09/16  –  17 Emmy Awards, 19 Yom Kippur, 21 International Day of Peace,  22 Fall, 22 Oktoberfest
09/23   –  23 Padre Pio Day, 24 – 30 Sukkot,  27 World Tourism Day
09/30 –    30 Sukkot Ends



10/01   –  01 Nigeria Independence Day, International Coffee Day
10/07   –  08 Columbus Day
10/14  –  16 World Food Day
10/21   –  21 World Mission Day, 24 UNO Day
10/28 –    28 National Chocolate Day, 31 Halloween


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“In a world full of game players, the only way to set yourself apart is to be a game changer.” Matshona Dhliwayo

Motivation Mondays: Game Changer

Motivation Mondays: Game Changer

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. Bill Clinton
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs
Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating. M.F. Ryan
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. Chinese Proverb
“If you’re reading this, I hope God opens incredible doors for your life this year. Greatness is upon you. You must believe it though.

What sustains YOU? Become your own version of a Game Changer. Instead of waiting on others to make you feel useful/useless, move your feet and make room for change in your life. It is easy to get stuck on a belief that no longer sustains us. Yet, if we took a chance to Be Prayerful and Shift our Perspective, our outcome would be 100 fold better. Being prayerful demands reflection and honesty about ourselves. We can lie to others and brush off that inner voice telling us to come clean but, we can’t do it for so long to ourselves. Shifting our perspective to help us change and grow must Be SMART goals oriented too. SMART goals can lead us down the road to success because they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. When you have a minute to spare, get a notebook, and write down your goals for the day, month and year. Apply the SMART rule check to each goal and then surrender the results and focus on doing the best work. What about you?

READ: Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals by Gene Donohue : Be SMART and goals oriented that are Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. Timely.


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Positive Motivation Tip:  Be a Game Changer by living your best life your way.

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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Facebook Community: We have a Facebook community forum to compliment the page. It serves as another way to share uplifting posts and thoughts. Please join in and add your voice.

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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

191 Comments leave one →
  1. 22/10/2018 10:16 pm

    I cannot believe the good timing of this post Elizabeth – it is uncanny! My son, 24-year-old Ming, has just fallen in love with a girl who has also fallen in love with him and this mutual thing has never happened before for either of them. It looks as if she may soon be moving in! Now Ming has his own bachelor pad in a renovated shed at the back of this farm block but there is no toilet or sink which means that she may be moving into this smallish farmhouse – argh! I have been panicking a bit! Anyway, I was just settling my mind into a willingness to embrace this change when your post popped up in my emails (sorry to have been so remiss in reading yours and all blogs btw). I think I now can manage this unexpected change more wisely thanks to you!!!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      23/10/2018 2:05 am

      Jules, so good to see you here again! I’ve been equally remiss and I apologize for my absence. I miss all the WP blogs and friends I made over the years, and feel gutted about not being able to visit, read, and comment on all the brilliant blogs from those innocent days. I keep praying to find a way and, hopefully, some new-fangled technology that allows us to be in multiple mind-spaces at the same time will manifest. I’m happy for Ming and his beloved, and all should go well with the move in. I think the coziness will be beneficial all around. Plus, winter is around the corner/upon us and hibernation includes cuddling up with loved ones. <3 Hugs, love and Congrats all around! 🙂 <3

  2. Zoe permalink
    23/10/2018 12:40 am

    Maybe being a game changer doesn’t have to be epic, it could just be something about your own personal game that makes a difference to your life x

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 10:26 am

      My sentiments exactly… 🙂

  3. kumamonjeng permalink
    23/10/2018 1:21 am

    I am going to remember this “Be Present in our own lives, and Be Persistent at whatever we do while remaining flexible and open to change.” You have made me think of what motivate me to wake up every morning…

  4. Ruth permalink
    23/10/2018 1:30 am

    I love this !! Writing in my blog to help inspire and uplift others is my main goal too 🙂 Thank you for sharing your inspirational story with us 🙂

  5. incalexandra permalink
    23/10/2018 2:59 am

    What a great post! It certainly puts perspective on things, and inspires me to better myself. I too, want to be a game changer!

  6. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    23/10/2018 6:16 am

    We can all be game changers – we just need to have the confidence to know that we have qualities that make us game changers! The problem is is that a lot of people don’t have that confidence thus they just feel part of the norm.

  7. Deserted_Queen permalink
    23/10/2018 8:25 am

    I used to be a game changer. I am no more. I wish I can get out of this phase of mine soon.

  8. Dagmara permalink
    23/10/2018 8:36 am

    my game changer was yoga, the philosophy definitely changed my attitude and outlook on life.

  9. Peter permalink
    23/10/2018 8:57 am

    Great stuff! I personally write about motivation all the time, so this was a real ….Game changer!

    Haha, see what I did there?

    But seriously, great post!

  10. Kansas Bonanno permalink
    23/10/2018 9:08 am

    My game changer was almost 2 years ago. I was hit by a drunk driver head-on, I broke 3 limbs and was in a wheelchair for 6 months and had to learn to walk again. It really makes you question everything.

  11. Joanna permalink
    23/10/2018 10:21 am

    I have actually never thought about the game changer concept before in our private lives. Same as you, I have always considered it as a “big word” for innovative companies. But what if applying the same principle they do makes our life better? That’s a really good question!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:10 pm


  12. Coombe Mill permalink
    23/10/2018 11:01 am

    Oh that is so true. It is not always easy to accept change but those who do will succeed.

  13. Amanda Yorton permalink
    23/10/2018 11:34 am

    My goal in life is to be a game changer, but I need to start with myself! This is great motivation for me! Thank you!

  14. Daphne' Adams permalink
    23/10/2018 11:42 am

    I am definitely a game changer. I have an additional level of discernent that keeps me on my toes moving and shaking.

  15. maartjevansandwijk permalink
    23/10/2018 12:03 pm

    Even if I really need to do something, I sometimes procrastinate. And then I mentally shout at myself a bit for not doing it…

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:10 pm

      you are not alone…

  16. Vanessa Delia permalink
    23/10/2018 1:30 pm

    It really pays to be able to adapt. That is what I get from it anyway.

  17. Chad permalink
    23/10/2018 1:46 pm

    This is really so good, very very well needed! Wish you also post a Motivation Tuesday, Wednesday etc…articles. Thank you so much!

  18. Explore The 6 permalink
    23/10/2018 2:22 pm

    Love the quote, this is such a great reminder for everyone. I’m not one who waits on others, I like to keep moving and growing 🙂

  19. Fatima D Torres permalink
    23/10/2018 3:37 pm

    It’s not always easy to try and dodge the attention-grabbers. For me, it’s email. I do my best to check it less frequently throughout the day. Otherwise, I’d be a mess.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:09 pm

      Haha… im not reading it as much either

  20. Dana Brillante-Peller permalink
    23/10/2018 3:38 pm

    Finding the time to do things I love is always interesting to me. I do my best to pencil in time for myself. I remember thinking “I don’t have the time,” but in reality, all I had to do was MAKE the time for it. 🙂

  21. Melissa permalink
    23/10/2018 4:45 pm

    Change is so hard sometimes. I always look forward to your motivational posts, they are always full of many good things to contemplate.

  22. Yanna permalink
    23/10/2018 4:53 pm

    I love seeing and being with gamechangers. There’s always a new idea that spurs further creativity and innovation. I don’t think I’m one but I really want to be a gamechanger too.

  23. Catherine permalink
    23/10/2018 4:54 pm

    I love all the sayings here…great daily reminders and certainly inspirational!

  24. Kisha permalink
    23/10/2018 6:07 pm

    I would definitely say that I am a game changer because I am comfortable in my own skin, not afraid to live and speak my truth, and not intimidated by negative opinions of me. Those characteristics alone make me a light that shines in the world!

  25. Christa Anne permalink
    23/10/2018 7:11 pm

    I’ve had a few game changers in my life which completely changed its trajectory. Luckily, I was present in the moment and was able to,rcognizebutbwas happening.

  26. Janise permalink
    23/10/2018 7:30 pm

    This is such an awesome post and really makes us think about what motivates us. We need to stay positive and do everything with a purpose.

  27. Joy permalink
    23/10/2018 7:52 pm

    Oh wow this is such an insightful and informative post. Thanks so much for sharing. I enjoyed reading it and I am looking forward to more.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:08 pm

      come back soon

  28. Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood permalink
    23/10/2018 7:52 pm

    i feel like ive always tried to be a game changer, and i def like surrounding myself with game changers

  29. Cindy permalink
    23/10/2018 8:05 pm

    What an inspiring post! I, too believe I am to offer my job as a gift and prayer to others. I have to admit it is challenging for me to let go of the results, but I’m working on it.

  30. Surekha Busa permalink
    23/10/2018 9:32 pm

    Wow! This is such a great post and very encouraging too. I’ve totally agree with you, we must manage change because change is inevitable in our life in this world.

  31. Preet permalink
    23/10/2018 10:17 pm

    This is really my first time to hear a game changer. Like what i read I feel like I already experience this.

  32. stacey permalink
    23/10/2018 10:37 pm

    Its nice when you make a decision that become a game changer in your life.

  33. Sam permalink
    23/10/2018 10:38 pm

    This puts game changer in a different light. Game changer comes off as overwhelming. We can all be game changers in our own way. I really like what the healer said you. Focus on the message/the why & everything else will come. That’s a reminder I need for my own blog. Thank you for sharing that.

  34. rhianwestbury permalink
    23/10/2018 11:29 pm

    For me being born in 1990 a game changer for me was certainly the internet as it changed my life and I grew up with it x

  35. Geraline Batarra permalink
    24/10/2018 4:32 am

    Each individual can be a game changer as long he or she knows how to accept and embrace those changes that comes into our lives.

  36. Hola Cheska permalink
    24/10/2018 4:42 am

    Right now this si my life. Focusing on the good and working with what /i have in my hands. Recently I wrote a blog post telling my experience and how I decided to rise. The key is: focusing in the thing that you can do to get to the place you want to be.

  37. Rachael Eberhardt permalink
    24/10/2018 4:47 am

    I love this kind of post. It serve’s us inspirational and encouragement to never give up.

  38. Tory permalink
    24/10/2018 5:32 am

    Such a motivational post! Yes, change matters.

  39. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    24/10/2018 6:17 am

    Honestly, changes came into my life when I became a mother. It is so hard and really don’t know what to do but what I’ve learned was you can’t really control it you just need to learn to accept it and how to go and grow with it.

  40. Sue-Tanya Mchorgh permalink
    24/10/2018 8:15 am

    I like that part when you said become your own version of a game changer. That really spoke to me. I needed to hear this message or see rather 🙂

  41. 24/10/2018 8:43 am

    I’m happy to be able to say that there’ve been times when I can identify with the Marianne Williamson quote.

    With love G.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:07 pm

      Yes,same here…she’s amazing. <3

  42. presiii permalink
    24/10/2018 8:53 am

    The art of life is constant readjustment. You could not not say it any better. This is such a great post. This relates to me on so may levels.

  43. Liza Perry permalink
    24/10/2018 10:25 am

    I’m in a change time actually and I like the idea of a change but I can also tell it is going to be difficult, but I know I need it. Thanks for these words of wisdom.

  44. Khushboo Motihar permalink
    24/10/2018 10:31 am

    As you rightly said, the word game changer can be so overwhelming. It is important to look past it and work towards our goals. Success will follow and make us the game changer 🙂

  45. Hello BoundforSomewhere permalink
    24/10/2018 10:48 am

    So much to think about.

    I love the quotes and proverbs you have included (I do love myself a quote or 2!) I have saved some of these in my notebook for the next time I need some inspiring words.

  46. Shannon Gurnee permalink
    24/10/2018 11:46 am

    Change can definitely be scary, but exciting at the same time. I love the quote you shared about survival and being a game changer.

  47. Lauren | Scrapbook Blog permalink
    24/10/2018 1:26 pm

    I think my Game Changing moment was when I realised I had to leave the job I was doing to give my kids the best I could!

  48. scrapbookadventures365 permalink
    24/10/2018 1:32 pm

    I’m not sure if I am a game changer but I have had game changer moments if that makes sense! Interesting post as always 🙂

  49. Emily permalink
    24/10/2018 1:55 pm

    I think I’m more of an early adopter than a game changer. But I have a lot of respect for those with the strength and foresight to change the game.

  50. laveremis permalink
    24/10/2018 3:01 pm

    Such a good perspective! I like how you relate being a game changer back to understanding why you are running the race in the first place. It’s easy to get caught up in getting ahead, when that’s not what it should be about.

  51. Chastity permalink
    24/10/2018 3:08 pm

    I think we all do game changing things in our life at some point. But the real question is do we stick with it. When we challenge ourselves do we keep being the leader at the game. Or do we get stale and allow ourselves to get comfortable with that little bit of success.

  52. Courtney permalink
    24/10/2018 4:28 pm

    I like to think I’m a game changer! Only way to live life is to change the game often

  53. Taryn permalink
    24/10/2018 4:44 pm

    This post is so on point and the motivation I need today. We all need to learn to manage change, because nothing stays the same. I am actually going to save the Darwin quote. Not surprising that Darwin said this, given his theories on adaptation.

  54. Helen Neale permalink
    24/10/2018 6:41 pm

    Such a great post t ponder. it is really important that you change and make your life worth it and not just wait others to see how useful your are.

    • Rosey permalink
      30/10/2018 3:40 pm

      Agreed, Helen. I discovered a long time ago that the one to make a difference or change has to be yourself. I also learned nothing changes unless you make changes. 😉

  55. anna permalink
    24/10/2018 8:01 pm

    your posts are always so deep and makes me ponder on it after reading it. Love the process and articles that makes me think. I agree being able to manage the change is the most important.

  56. Kristina @ Spirit of the Soul permalink
    24/10/2018 8:19 pm

    I strive to be a game changer. I chose to stand in my power and not be a wallflower anymore.

  57. Karla permalink
    24/10/2018 8:28 pm

    “Start where you are” is something that is so nice to hear. I love that we can be a game changer by doing small things.

  58. Ankana Silva permalink
    24/10/2018 10:37 pm

    Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

  59. kumamonjeng permalink
    25/10/2018 12:17 am

    I love your stories which happen 5 years ago and glad you shared with us what the lady has told you. I will very much like to follow your footstep and do the thing I enjoy; to my best ability and letting go of the results. I should enjoy the process and keep learning from others. Thanks once again. You have motivated me and enlighted me.

  60. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl) permalink
    25/10/2018 1:24 am

    Game Changer. turning point. I experienced this four years back. I quit my well paid job, moved to different (bigger!) place and started everything from the scratch. it wasn’t easy but I never look back. My game changed, I realized I am here for me not for anyone else.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:06 pm

      I hear you…

  61. Marcie permalink
    25/10/2018 3:01 am

    That Edison quote is great! Yes, too many of us give up right on the brink of success! It’s important to keep trying!

  62. Megan permalink
    25/10/2018 4:04 am

    I love this post–– what really is a gamechanger? Starting my blog was a gamechanger for me 🙂 I think it’s something that drastically shifts your life course. Whether good or bad, it’s important to recognize the significance of changes like these.

  63. Blair permalink
    25/10/2018 4:34 am

    I was in a car accident 12 years ago, two years of rehab and I returned to my career. I focused and pushed through PTSD and made a my career work again. Until about two years years ago when I had a second accident this time an electrical shock that left me with a traumatic brain injury. This is my Game Changer. My TBI has changed my career, I can no longer do most of the physical activities required and the challenges with mental concentration has pretty much ended any possibility of returning to a career I enjoyed for 13 years. What has changed is I’m challenged with finding new interests that fit my capabilities, this is redirecting my career. Old interests like writing and photography has given me the opportunity to deal with my TBI on a level of acceptance I didn’t I would reach. This in turn opened my interest in blogging, I now have four blogs since this past spring, two for my photography, a new one for music/ photography and my first for my writing.
    The path we take through our journey in life will lead us to where we need to be. This is where I need to be at this time.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:14 pm

      Brilliant. I applaud your effort and inspired story… we can make waves, even tiny ones help propel us forward.

  64. Nancie permalink
    25/10/2018 5:08 am

    I am definitely a game changer. My game changing moments have included changing careers and moving to a new country to pursue my new career; going back to school after 20 years of being in the workforce, and giving up a good career to return to my home to be close to my aging Dad. All have been game changers, and I don’t regret any of these decisions. Life is good.

  65. hazl🌼 permalink
    25/10/2018 5:35 am

    I feel satiated with these words! I can’t grasp them all at once but I’m glad I read this today. I needed a game changer! Thank you! 💖

  66. terristeffes permalink
    25/10/2018 5:59 am

    I’m loving the Charles Darwin quote. I work in education and we have to change a lot to keep up with the research. I’m going to be sharing this with my teachers, and especially my pre-service teachers.

  67. Kimberly Love permalink
    25/10/2018 6:28 am

    I always find your posts to be so inspiring so thanks for posting! My whole year has been game changing for me. I’ve had to learn some hard lessons but I’m so grateful for the things that I have also accomplished in my life. My goal is to keep moving upwards and succeeding in ways I never thought we possible.

  68. Jeana - The Voyaging Teacher permalink
    25/10/2018 7:05 am

    Before I would have never considered myself a game changer, rather someone who followed the status quo. I really needed this motivation.

  69. Christie Moeller permalink
    25/10/2018 7:39 am

    Oh my gosh so many things can be a game changer or changers. every little decision can have ripples! whew. alot to think think about!

  70. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    25/10/2018 7:42 am

    I’m not too sure if I am a game changer although I would like to think I am. I do aspire to be one where it is at all possible.

  71. Rylla permalink
    25/10/2018 7:54 am

    I just love this blog so much, I can not believe that you haven’t been shared so many times. I mean that! Your motivation is just out of here. Thank you for another wonderful post.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:05 pm

      Thank you. It is shared but the counter for some of the social media sites don’t work well. i need to fix it. 🙂

  72. permalink
    25/10/2018 11:32 am

    This indeed so true! Those that are adaptable to change are always the one’s that best survive. As the world is always changing.

  73. Nina permalink
    25/10/2018 11:49 am

    I love this, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” We can see the horizon as far as we can if we will have the courage to go on!

  74. rema permalink
    25/10/2018 12:18 pm

    Change is definitely not something that I am getting better with as I get older but it is true.

  75. 25/10/2018 12:37 pm

    Very interesting post and something to reflect on. I am usually a game changer as I tend to think outside the box, but lately I’ve been staying in my zone of comfort, and this text made me want to get out of it for a bit. Thank you!

  76. Helen Costello permalink
    25/10/2018 12:53 pm

    Excellent post – I love the quotes. So good to see the advice that if you want to change the game then you don’t wait for someone else to do ti, you do it yourself!

  77. Nati permalink
    25/10/2018 1:07 pm

    I read your post and I see myself in the past. I used to be a game changer in so many aspects. Now I’m just too tired.

  78. Stacie permalink
    25/10/2018 1:59 pm

    Over the years, I’ve had to train myself to stay on point. The more hectic things get, the easier it is to lose focus and lose track in all the hubbub around you.

  79. Monica permalink
    25/10/2018 3:57 pm

    What a package of great thoughts and inspirations:) It’s so good there are places like this one in the internet world ! thank you <3

  80. Brandy (@brandyellen) permalink
    25/10/2018 4:29 pm

    I need to be better about so much in my life. Right now I feel like I am living the motions and quite honestly ignoring a lot that’s calling me in. I need to read this again and try to find my focus, listen to my intuition so that my motivation comes back.

  81. Christopher Mitchell permalink
    25/10/2018 4:49 pm

    I definitely needed this, so thanks so much for putting this together. I’m keeping my eye out for that game changer!

  82. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    25/10/2018 6:44 pm

    Change is inevitable and it depends on us if we take it in a positive manner or not. I believe in being a game changer. Giving my little world a little spark will be good to set an example to the people around me. That no matter how “:bad” you think your life is, you can still make some changes to improve it.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/10/2018 8:03 pm

      very true… little steps, big waves.

  83. Geraline Batarra permalink
    25/10/2018 7:25 pm

    Nice post and as I understand this, if you want to become a game change you need to start doing it with yourself and don’t wait others to do it for you.

  84. Ana Ojha permalink
    25/10/2018 7:54 pm

    What an interesting read! Change is the universal law of nature and couldn’t agree more with Charles Darwin’s quote. I think I’ve been a game changer in my life as most of the time, things didn’t happen as I planned but then I accept those circumstances and try to live fullest!

  85. permalink
    25/10/2018 8:46 pm

    I have had so many game changers in my life! I love this post and your Monday motivations.. I read them frequently!

  86. Sarah Stockley (@kipperscurtains) permalink
    26/10/2018 12:31 am

    I believe we can all be gamegame changers. Even if it is just something small it can make a difference. Sabina

  87. Non Stop Family permalink
    26/10/2018 1:23 am

    I reaaly idintify with your post. For so many years i just “let the days” pass. Allwyas dong the same, the same whay, just complaning. If we want to change, we have to do it, we have to became a “changer”. It can start with something small but, we can do it. People don’t think it’s hard to start that change but, it is. The good part is, that i really believe we can do it, it in us.

  88. RED RIDING HOOD permalink
    26/10/2018 2:58 am

    Isn’t the a-ha moment when you come to the new conclusions? Lovely post btw. It seems like you are putting lots of effort into this. 🙂

  89. theshugrheds permalink
    26/10/2018 8:35 am

    I think the best part of the free world is being in control of your destiny and life direction. It’s up to you whether you sit and stagnate or grab life by the earlobes and make some progress. Great inspirational post 🙂

  90. Tasha at Lady Boss Studio permalink
    26/10/2018 8:44 am

    My game changer was becoming a mother. My whole perspective on my career and life changed. Your posts are always so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  91. Rachel permalink
    26/10/2018 9:06 am

    This is very timely for me, as I have been struggling with trying to motivate myself with my blogging goals. I love to work hard, but also struggle with procrastination so reads like this always give me a bit of a boost! I think my game changer is starting to see positive things come from hard work. Its difficult to keep slogging away with nothing in return but to suddenly have something positive come out of it is such a wonderful push in the right direction.

  92. toastycritic permalink
    26/10/2018 9:39 am

    I always think about things being a game changer. I never think about being the game changer myself. I think this is such a cool thing to think about. Be the change in your life and other people’s lives. And you really have done a great job with this blog.

  93. Liza Perry permalink
    26/10/2018 10:21 am

    Another interesting read! I dont know if Im a game changer but Im definitely not afraid of change. I even look for it !

  94. Ellie Plummer permalink
    26/10/2018 12:27 pm

    This is a beautiful post and has given me motivation to go and become a game changer in my own life.

  95. Eloise permalink
    26/10/2018 1:11 pm

    Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe I love that quote because it’s very true… I believe being a game changer is important to self growth and we all ought to practice it as much as we can ; )
    great read!

  96. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    26/10/2018 2:57 pm

    This quote – Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can, is so true. We need to start where we are.

  97. angel permalink
    26/10/2018 5:28 pm

    my game changer would definitely be my little one. i never knew i had the strength, the courage, and the patience that i had until i had him.

  98. Crissy permalink
    26/10/2018 5:46 pm

    I 100% experienced this this year. Is amazing the motivation, drive and push you give yourself when you want something bad enough.

  99. sincerelymissj permalink
    26/10/2018 8:56 pm

    Lots of interesting stuff in this post.The quote about how your world shrinks and expands with courage rings true to me. I think being a game changer does take courage even if it’s just with something seemingly small!

  100. Sania Ahmed permalink
    26/10/2018 10:27 pm

    TO be a game changer needs a lot of courage to fight against ones own demon. THis is a great read and motivating

  101. Eli, The Partying Traveler permalink
    27/10/2018 12:09 am

    I always loved and used the term game changer but realized I never really thought about it for myself. Time to start thinking of myself as a game changer! Thanks for the motivational post

  102. Kate permalink
    27/10/2018 1:51 am

    My game changer was learning to embrace and appreciate challenges. Great post!

  103. sabrina barbante permalink
    27/10/2018 4:55 am

    I’ve always believed in the power of resilience and ability to adapt to situations and resist to any king of trauma. Scientists also say that if women tend, by nature, to live longer, is because they are more ready to live and accept changes in life.

  104. elenasts permalink
    27/10/2018 6:25 am

    At this point in my life I feel like I am in a rut, but I am really happy that you have found your inner peace. That is very important to be satisfied with your life.

  105. Azlin Bloor (@AzlinBloor) permalink
    27/10/2018 6:47 am

    I think everyone has a little bit of the game changer in him or herself; they just don’t know it. And I reckon being a parent puts us in that position more often than not.

  106. Maureen Hitipeuw permalink
    27/10/2018 8:28 pm

    I absolutely love what that lady said to you “Do the work as a gift and prayer to uplift others. Don’t spend time counting the gains. Just do the work with purpose and love and surrender the results.” That is so powerful. I feel so blessed to have met 114 game changers during my trip to Facebook office. These are the people who sees something wrong and genuinely wanted to make a change for the better and they go at it with their heart and passions.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/10/2018 9:52 pm

      Yes, that matters…

  107. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    28/10/2018 12:47 am

    To be honest, I’ve always waiting this kind of post everyday. Loved this motivation blog where we get great idea on how to always be positive and never give up.

  108. Jennifer Gladwin permalink
    28/10/2018 2:14 am

    I think we can all be game changers. Sometimes it’s the smaller decisions that can make the big impact. I particularly love the Will Rogers quote – The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.

  109. Dayna Hoskin permalink
    28/10/2018 2:30 am

    What a great post! We must accept change, not fight it!

  110. bushrazblogs permalink
    28/10/2018 3:44 am

    Loved the Charles Darwin quote… Very interesting post… Thanks for sharing… hoping to read more posts like this in future. <3

  111. Danielle permalink
    28/10/2018 6:15 am

    These are always so interesting and motivational to read! Things never often happen as planned in my life so I have undergoing a lot of change recently and that’s ok.

  112. toastycritic permalink
    28/10/2018 9:26 am

    I think far too frequently we look for the one size fits all narrative which will lead to success. Unfortunately or fortunately, I believe we all have our own path to success in life. I think we can be our own game changers and change our path to find success.

  113. colossalumbrella permalink
    28/10/2018 10:34 am

    I have had my game changing moments and fortunately it happened last month. I loved reading your post and will save it. This is quite inspirational

  114. Gill Trotman permalink
    28/10/2018 11:02 am

    I love how reflective this post is, and I really like your concept of Motivational Mondays. Everyone can use an outside source of motivation. My most significant source of motivation is my grandchildren.

  115. Times With Kai Mommy Blog permalink
    28/10/2018 2:25 pm

    Very inspiring post. I am already working towards stepping up my game (blogging) so I canbe more consistent with content. It’s a work in progress…

  116. Nandyz Soulshine permalink
    28/10/2018 11:37 pm

    For me, a game changing situation is one that brings out strengths in you that even you didn’t know you possessed. I’m not sure whether I’m a game changer or not, but I like to live my life on my own terms and not really bother about what everyone else thinks my life should look like by a certain age or whether a certain thing is accepted by society…given it doesn’t physically hurt anyone or embarass those whom I care about deeply.
    – Nandita

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:34 am

      You are a game changer for your life. Keep blooming!

  117. Lex permalink
    29/10/2018 12:21 am

    We all need that moment of final push to be what we want. Good to know that this can come in form of a post. I can and will be my gane changer thanks Liz for this

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:33 am

      Go get em Lex. I know you can do this.

  118. RonRon permalink
    29/10/2018 12:33 am

    I am a game changer. At least I know I am. Thanks for putting this topic as your Motivation Mondays post.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:32 am

      Yes… you are

  119. Becca Wilson permalink
    29/10/2018 12:58 am

    Being able to be a game changer in your own life is so important. Such a great message to everyone that they are ultimately in control of their own lives when it comes down to it.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:31 am

      True. My sentiments exactly.

  120. Sigrid Says permalink
    29/10/2018 2:23 am

    In some cases, I am a game changer. Sometimes I am a wall flower. Online, I use my voice to influence people’s thinking.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:31 am

      Indeed. You do a great job too

  121. Candy permalink
    29/10/2018 3:13 am

    Just getting started can be the hard part. Most people don’t follow through and give up tinsoon. This is a great read first thing Monday morning

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:32 am

      Glad you approve Candy!

  122. cleverlychanging permalink
    29/10/2018 3:45 am

    This quote reminds me that life is like a game of chess. “In a world full of game players, the only way to set yourself apart is to be a game changer.” Matshona Dhliwayo

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:30 am

      Quite true

  123. Pooja Kumari permalink
    29/10/2018 4:04 am

    For me a game changer is someone who realizes their life’s purpose and works persistently towards it every single day. We all need to find one thing that we are excited about when waking up in the morning. For me, it’s on how many lives I can have a positive impact today. This is a driving force for me being a Life Coach. Beautifully written post!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:30 am

      Thanks Pooja! We are all game changer, it is just that we call it by different names.

  124. Marysa permalink
    29/10/2018 4:31 am

    These are great thoughts and a great way to kick off a Monday morning. All about making our lives the way we want it to be and having the power to change things.

  125. sarah kasulke permalink
    29/10/2018 5:13 am

    I really like this entire post!! Very inspiring! My game changer was just luck of the draw, but I am so happy it happened the way that it did

  126. Dwight Alleyne permalink
    29/10/2018 5:16 am

    I love this concept of being a game changer! This definitely can apply to most things we have to face in our life. Thanks for sharing this inspirational post.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:28 am

      Thank you for checking in. Some of us think of the billboard size game changers yet, we are all game changers in our lives… even with our smaller more private effort.

  127. Andrea Warren permalink
    29/10/2018 5:31 am

    always enjoy your Monday posts. I use game changer a lot I hope not to much that it takes away from the power of the words:)

  128. Melissa Sanchez permalink
    29/10/2018 6:03 am

    I love that you wrote that sometimes we wait on others and we just got to get ourselves moving into the right direction. So inspiring and so true

  129. Clarice/ Camping for Women permalink
    29/10/2018 6:19 am

    Change is inevitable and we just have to really learn how to adapt fast. This 2018, I have promised myself to step up my game and be a game changer. I have done initial steps and spending the last 2 months for 2018 to do more.

  130. Autumn - Simply Amazing Living permalink
    29/10/2018 6:57 am

    I am definitely trying to be a game changer. Thank you for the recommendatio of “10 Ways to Inspire Yourself When Life Sucks by Donna Maria Coles Johnson.” I just ordered it!

  131. waitingforrain28 permalink
    29/10/2018 7:51 am

    The term “game changer” is definitely intimidating, as you say. I really am not sure that I can manage that, but you lay out some great ways to move in the right direction. I think it’s a valuable thing for us to see ourselves in that light as well! We always add value where-ever we are.

  132. ashleynicolerice permalink
    29/10/2018 8:20 am

    So true! I actually just made some game changing steps with my career choices because I was sick of waiting around. And I feel great about it!

  133. Momsfy permalink
    29/10/2018 10:12 am

    I think the most important thing is to trust yourself. Not just Monday, everyday can be the great day of your life, if you believe yourself and start acting upon that trust. That was a super inspiring post!

  134. Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy) permalink
    29/10/2018 11:45 am

    This post made me think and I needed it! I lately have been too obsessed about the gain and not enjoying my work. I need to get back to the enjoying part, because that’s why I started doing it x


  135. Elizabeth permalink
    30/10/2018 12:19 am

    Such a perfect quote from Darwin – sums up his theory of evolution perfectly too! Another thought-provoking post, this!

  136. pujarinimitra permalink
    30/10/2018 2:40 am

    I really liked reading all these sayings. This post is very insightful and would help the reader better themselves.

  137. Michele- Kid Congeniality permalink
    30/10/2018 9:10 am

    Being a game changer requires resilience. You have to be resilient or you will be stuck like a deer in headlights.

  138. Waren Jean permalink
    30/10/2018 2:18 pm

    I believe I am a Game Changer. All my life, I thought I am not good enough. I wasn’t the best, not even second best but as I grew older I become stronger. My resilience just about anything is what I am proud of.

  139. StuartBrazell permalink
    30/10/2018 10:34 pm

    Your post always seem to speak to me and what is going on in my life at that exact moment.

  140. Bindu Thomas permalink
    31/10/2018 2:06 am

    I love the quote, this is such a great reminder for everyone. I am definitely trying to be a game changer.

  141. Lili Mila permalink
    31/10/2018 10:42 am

    I am always trying to be present and persistent at whatever I do while remaining flexible and open to change. This can be difficult sometimes. Great post.

  142. twinspirational permalink
    31/10/2018 12:16 pm

    Being a game changer is so important! We hope to work in some game changing tech.

  143. rahmakhan155 permalink
    31/10/2018 1:06 pm

    Such a thoughtful post! Thank you for sharing

  144. Alexis permalink
    31/10/2018 1:15 pm

    I haven’t heard of this book. I’ll have to check it out. And you are right, attitude is an important game changer.

  145. 31/10/2018 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. I found it so useful!

  146. nicol permalink
    01/11/2018 5:50 am

    I think whenever someone hears game changer, they instantly think it must be a big thing but it isn’t. every little thing counts too

  147. Karen Monica permalink
    04/11/2018 7:17 am

    Your posts are always so inspiring. I try to be a game changer at times. Especially when I feel ao stressed up and I know that it got to change.

  148. Crystal (@BusyMomDiary1) permalink
    05/11/2018 6:46 am

    I think its important to remember that change is not always a bad thing.. it’s what makes us a grow as individuals.

  149. Anne permalink
    08/11/2018 7:34 am

    I love how your posts are always so inspirational! I especially resonated with the part about during things with a purpose (that is so important and often overlooked in life).

  150. Ruth permalink
    12/11/2018 8:24 am

    I never imagined myself as a game changer or being able to become one. But after reading this and realising it doesn’t have to be something big you do to be a game changer. Even if it’s just doing something you haven’t done yet that you should x

  151. Words of a Texas Nerd permalink
    18/11/2018 8:19 pm

    The only time I ever felt as though I was a game changer was in the workplace. After losing my job about a year and a half ago, I started feeling as though I had no purpose. That I was more of dead weight to those I love. In the past 6 months or so, I’m seeking ways to be the game changer. I want to be full of purpose and drive again. Thank you for helping reinforce the inspiration to keep pushing towards my goal!

  152. The Color Coded Mom permalink
    29/11/2018 7:06 pm

    This was a great post and an even better concept! I’ll definitely be pondering the idea of a game changer from now on


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