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Strength18
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9 years ago 0 Strength18 217 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Thanks CM for this list, it is definitely motivational to me. Thanks for sharing.
 
Strength
 
 
Pete
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9 years ago 0 Pete 223 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
greg_c,

That's cool. I can be a prickly, spiky, sort of fellow at times. No offence either way I hope.

I could launch into a rant on why I find these kinds of slogans just plain offensive and extremely patronising, but I shall restrain myself. I know that some folks of a different temperament do get value from them.

Takes all sorts.
greg_c
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9 years ago 0 greg_c 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
ShyGuy,
 
I can see how you would think it's aimed at you, and I'm not a big one for slogans either. But this one I do follow as much as I can. I work in a college, and I see a lot of people talk themselves out of great learning opportunities simply by starting out being sure something is 'going to suck'.
 
And even if I think slogans tend to be overdone, many of them do contain some wisdom at their core. I'm not terribly Christian, either, but I do believe in "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Actually, that sentiment is found in many religions, with slightly different wording.
 
So please don't take unnecessary offense, none was intended.

Pete
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9 years ago 0 Pete 223 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" 
Because negativity feeds on itself. 
Aimed at me, greg_c??
Just expressing my opinion and reaction to lists of motivational slogans. I made it quite clear it was my reaction only, and that I am sure many people will find a list of this kind useful, and good luck to them. So I don't believe it was unreasonably negative.
And, all-in-all, in the final reckoning, I am suffering from depression, so occasionally, just once in a while, I have negative feelings and thoughts. Sorry about that, but I didn't think this forum was just here for the expression of cosy and 'positive' sentiment.

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9 years ago 0 Diva1 910 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Thank you CM! And yes, of course, the brain lol
goofy
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9 years ago 0 goofy 1044 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I like the list, though, like ShyGuy, I don't think I can buy into all of them.  I am a Christian so those aren't the ones I can't buy into, but some seem to over simplify - I mean if life were that easy......

However, on the positive side of things.  There are so many of them that I can find motivational and inspirational and I'll pick those out and use those in my recovery.

Thanks for sharing that!  Definitely some things to pull from that!
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9 years ago 0 greg_c 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"
 
Because negativity feeds on itself.

Pete
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9 years ago 0 Pete 223 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Thank you for this list, I am sure it will prove helpful to many members.

I envy people for whom such things are useful, so I won't criticise or revisit ground that was covered in a recent thread elsewhere on the forum. Personally I find slogans like this tend to deepen my depression and misanthropy and make me angry rather than motivate me. Perhaps because I'm English - I don't know. Plus, as I am not a Christian and have no belief in God, I can't relate to several of the sayings. And I have too analytical a mind and I read a lot of these and think to myself - '...that just is not true....'. 

But all that is me and my shortcomings and closed-mindedness. I do sincerely hope that this list will encourage people who are more receptive than me.
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9 years ago 0 Sally 121 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I love this one!
 
"If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back."

I am sure this is very accurate. 

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9 years ago 0 cadenmccallum 31 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Well I just don't give up do I, hope this works this time.
 
encouraging list
This is the kind of list everyone should print and put up Some place visible so you can read it every day.
 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
 4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
 17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
 18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important organ is the brain.
 25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
 27. Always choose life.
 28. Forgive everyone everything.
 29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
 37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day Miracles are waiting everywhere.
 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
 42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
 43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
 44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
 45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
 47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
 50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.



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