Thought of the Week is a series of inspirational quotes aimed at rejuvenating your mind, body and soul for a better tomorrow. Each article in the series has been compiled with input from some of the world’s leading authorities on issues of inspiration and thought. The experts include: Martin Seligman, John van Rees, David Norton and Maureen Dowd.
In this week’s article I will look at an interesting quote by Norman Vincent Peale. He said “The only thing you need to succeed in life is to start doing it”. So let’s begin this week by taking a look at this great quote. What’s so inspiring about this? What does it mean to you? Why should you be doing it?
Everyone Of Us Have A Unique Potential
Well, first off the inspiration comes from the fact that each and every one of us have a unique potential. What this means is – we each possess a unique skill or ability that no one else possesses – and what we have to offer the world is uniquely valuable in the same way. This makes us uniquely capable of doing and being things that other people simply can’t do or have.
And it also means that by spending just a little bit of time thinking about these possibilities everyday, we can give ourselves enormous power and leverage in our lives. Think about it – you were born with a particular physical ability. Maybe you are gifted in mathematics or with music or in athletics or even art – there’s only one person in the whole wide world who can do that and they’re called born with that talent. Others, though, are given this ability – maybe in birth, perhaps as a result of a lifetime of training and nurturing – they can practice it, develop their talents, excel at it and be excellent at it.
But How Can We Use Our Gifts To The Best Possible Extent?
How can we bring out the very best that we’ve got? What can we do to maximise our potential and create the most possible impact on the world around us? That’s where motivation comes in. And it’s why this week is so important. It’s why this article was written.
Reflect On The Inspiring Things
It’s always good to reflect on the inspiring things that we have done and the things we want to do. This week is the first week of the year I’ve been able to really sit down and think about those things. And what I’ve discovered is that we all have the capacity to change the world.
You can make a difference in the world while at the same time helping to inspire others. All you need to do is take a moment and really give it some thought. I know you’ll be surprised by the results!