It might be a funny saying on a coffee mug, a clip on YouTube that makes you laugh, or an inspirational quote you read – but all these elements can change your attitude and lift performance, whether at the office, studying or working at home.
While humour can sometimes be just what you need to get you through the day, other times a few wise words or inspirational quotes can give the boost you need.
The internet is a great place to start when scouting for inspirational quotes, and when you come across something that you like, it’s worthwhile printing a few and placing them around your work or home environment, to help you keep motivated and inspired.
From the words of world leaders, to philosophers, writers and sports stars, there’s a wealth of inspiration out there. The trick is to not just read then forget, but have these positive messages on view in places you look regularly as a prompt to keep you focused and on track.
It might be on colourful sticky notes around your desk, displayed on a pin board or on your desktop wallpaper. At home, key messages stuck on your mirror can help start the day in a positive way.
Here’s a couple to get you started:
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
“Never live in the past but always learn from it.”
I like to write them on random pages through my diary. It’s a nice suprise when I get to that page.
Be Happy…Be Vibrant