The Top 20 Motivational Memos Read In 2012

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Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair.

With people from 207 nations visiting my blog this past year I thought we would celebrate that fact by featuring 20 of the most read motivational memos for 2012.

So here they are. Enjoy!

1. 80 Motivational Quotes That Can Change Your Life Too

It just doesn’t seem to want to stop growing and going. Since I posted this request – Give Me One Motivational Quote That Changed Your Life – in the Motivation Nation Group found in the social network of LinkedIn, the response has been overwhelming and continues to grow with every passing week…

So here are 80 more contributions that have been made in response to that request…

2. More Motivational Quotes That Have Changed People’s Lives

I posted this request – Give Me One Motivational Quote That Changed Your Life – in the Motivation Nation Group found in the social network of LinkedIn. The response has been overwhelming and continues to grow with every passing week…

So here are even more contributions that have been made in response to that request.

Maybe you have a quote that you would also like to share with us.

In addition to the quotes some of the contributors – whose names appear at the front of each of the quotes – have added some of their own personal insights into the quotes.

I trust that the wisdom shared by these ones, whose lives were changed by a motivational quote, will add great value to your life…

You will be challenged and inspired by what is found in this blog.

3. What Love Is & What Love Is Not

The response to this article has amazed me. I randomly chose to share insight on this subject for in the English language love is a word whose meaning, at times, is distorted.

So please allow me to enlighten you about what love is and what love is not…

4. 11 Must Read Life Lessons From John Lennon

I remember hearing ‘Hey Jude’ blaring from the speakers at school when I was a young boy. I was as much caught up in Beatle-mania as the next person. The ‘Fab Four’ totally turned the music world upside down with their vast array of melodies, clever lyrics and singable tunes.

They were dynamic, controversial, trendsetters, radicals, confrontational plus a whole lot more.

But even though I love the cheekiness of John Lennon, there is so much more that he shared with the world apart from his music. Therein lies a depth of wisdom that I would like to expand upon…

Here are 11 wise sayings to enjoy from John.

5. The 8 Most Inspirational Quotes About Life

Inspirational quotes are the oxygen that has breathed fresh invigoration into my life throughout the years. When facing personal challenges, a quote has often popped into my head and inspired me to press on. When I’ve needed to encourage someone else, often a quote will raise its head up and I find myself sharing it with them.

Quotes appear on Twitter with a vengeance, and are often the most liked and shared expressions found on a range of social media.

People love quotes. Why? They inspire. They motivate. They ignite. They put the gas in our empty tank.

Because they are bite-sized, they are easily digestible, and of course the greatest value is that they are memorable…

So allow me to share with you, in my opinion, the 8 most inspirational quotes ever uttered.

6. Snakes & Ladders – The Game Of Life

The game of Snakes & Ladders is a bit like life. Snakes take you down or backwards, and ladders take you up or forwards.

In life, after you have experienced the exhilaration of a ladder, it is quite possible that you could bump into a snake. But on the flip-side, after experiencing the humbling emitted by an encounter with a snake, your next move could land you at the foot of a ladder…

The response to this short rendition has been amazing.

7. 12 Of The Most Motivational Movies Of All Time

Movies are one of the tools that I personally use to inspire and motivate me.

I’m very selective as to what movies I watch, and in most cases I don’t just watch to be entertained. I want to take away from a movie something that I can readily apply to my life. Sometimes it’s a word. Sometimes it’s a phrase. And sometimes it’s the example of an underdog overcoming odds stacked against them. That way I truly get my money’s worth.

The movies I have selected are more than pure entertainment. They are in fact an investment into my heart, mind and soul…

Be inspired and motivated by these 12 movie trailers.

8. Fathoming Life’s Full Stops

When we are born we are issued with a life sentence.

Now there are two ways that we can approach this. We can either treat our  life as if we have been imprisoned into a set path of drudgery, restricted living and repetitive doldrums, or else we can treat it like writing a book.

Yours and my book of life is made up of a whole collected group of sentences. And each of these sentences are denoted by punctuation such as commas, colons, semi-colons, the occasional exclamation mark, lots of question marks, hyphens, and the inevitable appearance of the full stop.

And it is in this treatise that I particularly want to take a look at – the full stop.

9. 87 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes To Impact Your Life

Motivational and inspirational quotes have the power of impacting a life more than anything else. There is a power unleashed in these short  collections of words that can even change the very direction of your life if you let them…

So here are a whole lot more.

10. 27 Stunning Motivational Posters Made Just For You!

If you’re looking for a fabulous photo for your next wallpaper, you should be able to find something worthwhile in the following collection.

These collection of wallpapers will hopefully inspire and motivate you every day towards your goals…

11. How To Change Your Life

Situations come. Situations go. But no matter what situation we find ourselves in, we are given the wonderful opportunity to not always change the situation or even how others respond to that situation, but rather to change the way we think, the way we respond, and the very way we live.

Learn about how you can change your life.

12. 3 Ways To Judge Your Own Life

The good book warns us to ‘judge not lest we be judged’.

But that is in reference to judging other people. But may I suggest that we need, from time to time, to stand in front of our own personal mirror and judge our own lives.

By scrutinizing our own lives, we do not need to be concerned with what others think – for the facts are that most don’t – think that is.

So let’s take a closer look at these three judgments.

13. 4 Powerful Guidelines For An Extraordinary Life

I had the awesome privilege of being accompanied on a 14 day, 14 city and 18 speaking engagements tour by my tour manager Mr Bernie Gray. At 77 years young, to be in his company for such a length of time was a real privilege. I travelled in the same vehicle, shared meals with him, was introduced to my audiences by him and learned how to effectively deal with people from all levels of society – from children, teenagers through to business leaders, church leaders, mayors, along with local, state and federal politicians.

Yet amidst that, I knew that this man, who in his business prime commanded five companies, brought Subaru into my nation, co-ordinated multi million dollar projects and oversaw hundreds of employees, was going to teach me something of significance.

It was one day, as we were being driven along, that Bernie shared the following four statements with me. He didn’t elaborate on them greatly – and so with these statements forged into my being I want to add my personal interpretation.

Here is my personal interpretation.

14. 130 Inspiration Quotes For Those Who Need Inspiration

Oliver Huls says that this is the ‘Greatest discussion on Linkedin!’ and I have to say since starting this discussion some months ago that I have been amazed at the hundreds of individuals who have taken part in the process of answering my question in the Motivation Nation Group –  ’Give Me One Motivational Quote That Changed Your Life’.

So here are a whole lot more…

15. What A Difference It Makes To Be Different

Don’t lose yourself by trying to decide what the important people in your life want from you.

With pressure coming from every direction to conform, it’s easy to get lost along the way.

Maybe it’s time to stop trying to be like everybody else around you and once and for all ask yourself some pertinent questions…

Here they are…

16. Those That Move

‘All mankind is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.’ Benjamin Franklin

Discover the truth behind these three classes.

Which one are you?

17. How To Be Unashamedly You

So many of us have lived our lives concerned about what ‘they’ say or think.

But please allow me to join with Dr Seuss – the creator of such classics as ‘The Cat In The Hat’ amongst many other unique offerings for children and whose humor was often only understood by adults.

It really doesn’t matter what ‘they’ think or say. And in most cases ‘they’ aren’t thinking or saying anything about you.

Be enlightened here.

18. The How To’s Of Time Management & Life Efficiency

In the early 1900s when Ivy Lee advised the managers of Bethlehem Steel to list their top priorities and to then work on tasks in that prioritized order, not proceeding until a task was completed, he was rewarded handsomely.

Charles M. Schwab, who was the head of the company at the time, paid Lee $25,000 because of the power of his advice that positively effected the performance of his managers and of his entire company.

19. Be Your Own Action Man

Be your own super-hero today by taking action.

Don’t be a spectator in the game of life. Be a participator.

Short & sweet blog – but life changing.

20. 60 Motivational Quotes That Have Changed People’s Lives

These quotes just keep coming.

Here are 60 more.

photo source: forbes.com

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