2019 Inspiration & Motivation

Staying focused can be difficult sometimes. Actually a lot of the time. There are so many things competing for your attention. Staying on course requires concentrated effort. I like having little visual or auditory tricks to help me stay focused. In the past it has been a focus word for the year, but in 2019 I am employing two different tricks. My thinking is that by employing more than one sense, it will be doubly reinforced.

Quote of the Year

I’ve always loved inspiring quotes; so much that I have two little books on quotes. So for 2019 I’ve chosen my favorite motivational quote as as my mantra. This has been a favorite quote of mine for years and still inspires me to make the most of each day.

Yesterday is a canceled check
Tomorrow is a promissory note
Today is the only cash you have
Spend it wisely

Song of the Year

Choosing a song was difficult. I love anything by Aaron Neville; his music never fails to motivate me and lift my spirits. But I decided to chose something different and choose the theme song from Star Trek Enterprise. Which is funny because that was my least Star Trek series, but I loved the song and it really touched me. I hope it touches you also.

There are many versions of this song, the original was called Faith, but it was reworked by Russel Watson as Where My Heart Will Take Me as the theme song to the 2001 television series Star Trek: Enterprise.  This is the short version that was used for the show, but below are the full lyrics of the song.

And for those of you who prefer the written word here are the lyrics.

It’s been a long road, getting from there to here.
It’s been a long time, but my time is finally near.
And I can feel the change in the wind right now. Nothing’s in my way.
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more, no they’re not gonna hold me down.
Cause I’ve got faith of the heart.
I’m going where my heart will take me.
I’ve got faith to believe. I can do anything.
I’ve got strength of the soul. And no one´s gonna bend or break me.
I can reach any star. I’ve got faith, I’ve got faith, faith of the heart.
It’s been a long night. Trying to find my way.
Been through the darkness. Now I finally have my day.
And I will see my dream come alive at last. I will touch the sky.
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more, no they’re not gonna change my mind.
Cause I’ve got faith of the heart.
I’m going where my heart will take me.
I’ve got faith to believe. I can do anything.
I’ve got strength of the soul. And no one’s gonna bend or break me.
I can reach any star. I’ve got faith, faith of the heart.
I’ve known the wind so cold, and seen the darkest days.
But now the winds I feel, are only winds of change.
I’ve been through the fire and I’ve been through the rain.
But I’ll be fine.
Cause I’ve got faith of the heart.
I’m going where my heart will take me.
I’ve got faith to believe. I can do anything.
I’ve got strength of the soul. And no one’s gonna bend or break me.
I can reach any star. I’ve got faith.
I’ve got faith of the heart.
I´m going where my heart will take me.
I’ve got strength of the soul. And no one’s gonna bend or break me.
I can reach any star. I’ve got faith, I’ve got faith, faith of the heart.
It’s been a long road.

So that is some of what helps to keep me inspired and motivated.  What about you? Do you have any special ways to keep you going when the going gets tough?  Would love the hear about them.

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