​Internal Motivation

Internal motivation comes from within, such as pride, a sense of achievement, responsibility and belief.

There was a young boy who used to come for regular practice but always played in the reserves and never made it to the soccer eleven. While he was practicing, his father used to sit at the far end, waiting for him. The matches had started and for four days, he didn’t show up for practice or the quarter or semifinals. All of a sudden he showed up for the finals, went to the coach and said, “Coach, you have always kept me in the reserves and never let me play in the finals. But today, please let me play.” The coach said, “Son, I’m sorry, I can’t let you. There are

better players than you and besides, it is the finals, the reputation of the school is at stake and I cannot take a chance.” The boy pleaded, “Coach, I promise I will not let you down. I beg of you, please let me play.” The coach had never seen the boy plead like this before. He said, “OK, son, go, play. But remember, I am going against my better judgment and the reputation of the school is at stake. Don’t let me down.”

The game started and the boy played like a house on fire. Every time he got the ball, he shot a goal. Needless to say, he was the best player and the star of the game. His team had a spectacular win.

When the game finished, the coach went up to him and said, “Son, how could I have been so wrong in my life. I have never seen you play like this before. What happened? How did you play so well?” The boy replied, “Coach, my father is watching me today.” The coach turned around and looked at the place where the boy’s father used to sit. There was no one there. He said, “Son, your father used to sit there when you came for practice, but I don’t see anyone there today.” The boy replied, “Coach, there is something I never told you. My father was blind. Just four days ago, he died. Today is the first day he is watching me from above.”

Life is an Echo !

Life is an Echo
A little boy got angry with his mother and shouted at her, “I hate you, I hate you.” Because of fear of reprimand, he ran out of the house. He went up to the valley and shouted, “I hate you, I hate you,” and back came the echo, “I hate you, I hate you.” This was the first time in his life he had heard an echo. He got scared, went to his mother for

protection and said there was a bad boy in the valley who shouted “I hate you, I hate you.” The mother understood and she asked her son to go back and shout, “I love you, I love you.” The little boy went and shouted, “I love you, I love you,” and back came the echo. That taught the little boy a lesson that our life is like an echo: We get back what we give​.

This Is Empathy​ !

A Puppy

A boy went to the pet store to buy a puppy. Four of them were sitting together, priced at $50 each. Then there was one sitting alone in a corner. The boy asked if that was from the same litter, if it was for sale, and why it was sitting alone. The store owner replied that it was from the same litter, it was a deformed one, and not for sale.
The boy asked what the deformity was. The store owner replied that the puppy was born without a hip socket and had a leg missing. The boy asked, “What will you do with this one?” The reply was it would be put to sleep. The boy asked if he could play with that puppy. The store owner said, “Sure.” The boy picked the puppy up and the puppy licked him on the ear. Instantly the boy decided that was the puppy he wanted to buy. The store owner said “That is not for sale!” The boy insisted.

The store owner agreed. The boy pulled out $2 from his pocket and ran to get $48 from his mother. As he reached the door the store owner shouted after him, “I don’t understand why you would pay full money for this one when you could buy a good one for the same price.” The boy didn’t say a word. He just lifted his left trouser leg and he was wearing a brace. The pet store owner said, “I understand. Go ahead, take this one.” This is empathy.

Seek Out The Wise and Learn From Them !


On the subject of conversation, a Chinese proverb states as follows : “a single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.”

Seek out the wise and learn from them.

They are just waiting for that small spark of interest to tell you all that you need to know.

Clean Up Your Mind and Body !

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Give Your Health A Makeover With These Expert Strategies

Overhaul your gut health

The friendly gut bacteria which aid digestion can be depleted by stodgy processed food,
too much alcohol and a course of antibiotics.
Replenishing these bugs with a daily probiotic will see you step into spring with more energy and stronger immunity.
Registered nutritionist Rob Hobson advises taking a supplement containing both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria starins.
” Add a few servings of foods, such as onions, agrlic, leeks and bananas.”

Go Off the Sugar

If you want to beat fatigue, you should cut back on the sweet stuff.
Rob suggests swapping sugar for more protein in the form of lean meat, fish, nuts and dairy, and filling up on the fibre found in fruit, veg and wholegrain carbs.
” This helps balance out blood sugar levels and avoid energy slumps and the urge to snak,” he explains.
” Vitamins and minerals found in these foods will also top up your iron, magnesium and B vitamin levels.”

Boost Your Vitamin D Intake

The nutrient which supports healthy teeth and bones, and boosts immunity: ” As it’s made by the action of sun on our skin, our vitamin D levels b are lowest after the winter months, so it’s important to give them a boost.
” Keep your levels topped up with a supplement and, once the sun is strong enough, enjoy 15 minutes sun exposure without sunscreen to boost your levels.”

Care for your ears

Dr.Hilary Jones warns: “While many of us see the optician and dentist regularly, few think about getting out hearing checked, yet hearing loss affects one in six people – particularly as we enter our fifties and sixties.”

Sort out your sleep pattern

Going to bed half-an-hour earlier can help redress the shortfall.
Dr.Hudson advises: “To get you in the mood for sleep, have a snack an hour before bed containing tryptophan,
which the body turns into the sleep hormone melatonin that makes you drowsy.”
Good sources include a handful of nuts, blended pumpkin seed, oats and chocolate balls.

Spring-start your fitness

“The warm whether makes it perfect to head outdoors for your workout,”
Indeed, a recent US study found that people who exercise outside felt more energise and were more likely to repeat the experience.
So whether it’s cycling or just walking with the family, get out and get moving.

Tackle troublesome teeth

“Pastel lip colors may be a trend right now, but they are particularly unforgiving if teeth look yellow.
So give your smile a boost by ditching brush heads or old toothbrushes, which should be changed every three months.
” And remember to use a straw for drinks other than water – as even ‘healthy’ smoothies and juices can destroy the enamel on our teeth and stain them.”

Sniff yourself happier

” Whether you want to lose weight or just adopt a healthier lifestyle, try this simple mindfulness trick to help motivate yourself.”
“Stand outside and focus on how warm the air feels, the smell of fresh grass and flowers, the sound of birdsong and how much more
energise you feel.
” Actively engaging all the senses in this way will make you feel more present and positive about whatever you’re trying to achieve.”

Declutter your mind

” It’s the season to spring clean and declutter our homes, and the same principle can be applied to our minds.”
“Even small things like streamlining your email and unsubscribing from irrelevant subscription can make your life
feels a lot easier.”
” Similarly, keeping a calendar of reminders and an effective to-do list at hand will stop you feeling overwhelmed.
” The more information you keep outside of the mind (in apps or calendars), the more decluttered and calm your mind will be.”