My second WordPress daily prompt. The May 6th, titled ‘Pick Me Up’, about ‘what’s my one word or phrase that immediately cheers me up when I hear it.
There isn’t just one you could come up with. The world is full with resources.
To stay closely related to content purposes of this blog, I pick ‘You can get it if you really want’
I mentioned this sentence briefly before, on my achieve a goal challenge page. It’s from Jimmy Cliff’s, in my opinion, encouraging song.
It’s an ‘old’ song from the ’80’s, but I learned about it in the ’90s. In those days I merely found it a happy song with a nice melody. I didn’t think much more of it then.
Nowadays the song has gotten more meaning. I’m not just daydreaming anymore in the things I want. For me daydreaming now is just one of the signs to get me to work. I make big efforts to let those dreams, turned into goals and splintered into small tasks, become reality in some shape or form. How to improve your achieving is hard work, without getting immediate long-term results. Sow now, reap later. When I feel discouraged moments, I put in my ear phones and sing along with Jimmy Cliff:
You can get it if you really want
But you must try. Try and try.
You’ll succeed at last
If such a text isn’t encouraging, I don’t know what is.
Well, I do know what else is encouraging. People who tell you, you’re doing certain things well.
That also helps to keep walking along the taken path. Want to know how to compliment a loved one or even a complete stranger, read Shel Harrington’s five ways to share a compliment. Because you like to receive them, but others do too. Start handing them out to others.
Merely is that you can find enough sources to cheer you up in an instant. If you’re looking for them or recognize them when they’re around. And that’s very personal, because what might inspire me, and cheers me up, might not do the same for somebody else. But in general you find it in music, poetry, the subjects you’re interested in, images with a striking short text and other people. You name it and you can find your encouragement.
It might come in handy to have all those personal encouragement sources you know work for you, in one place. When you desperately need a quick fix you have an archive ready.
Create an encouragement folder on your pc.
- Videos of encouraging and cheerful songs
- Images that awake something positive in you
- Created documents with:
- complimentary texts that people wrote down on-line to and about you
It’s your folder. Make sure you only put in the most favorite files, that really make you feel cheerful encouraged. Stuff it full and you will have to do a digital cleaning soon.