Sunday, October 20, 2013

Motivation Week - Joel Osteen "Be Positive or Be Quiet"

It's Sunday and the end of Motivation Week. I've tried to include a little something for everyone, so, today, as they say, "Let's take 'em to church."

I chose Joel Osteen because he's known for his motivational speaking. His sermons are about uplifting people, not condemning them, as some other preachers tend to do. He's also pretty brief in his delivery, so I encourage you to take about 30 minutes to watch the whole video.

The summary of the message is this - rain falls into everyone's life and you give your thoughts power when they become words, so, it's your responsibility to speak positively or not at all. It's easy to complain and moan about what's going on, or going wrong, in your life, but when you dwell on that, you're missing something good that's going on.

As Al Pacino told us yesterday, it's all about living one inch at a time. It's ok if you don't get it right, but don't dwell on it. Give your positive thoughts life by speaking those things.

I challenge you to try it for 21 days and see how you feel at the end of that time.

I hope you've enjoyed Motivation Week. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section.