What do you desire?

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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand

Who’s gonna stop me?

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

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Love yourself

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

Ayn Rand

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Visions

Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

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A positive perspective

She can live through it, Miss Taggart, because we do not hold the belief that this earth is a realm of misery where man is doomed to destruction. We do not think that tragedy is our natural fate and we do not live in chronic dread of disaster. We do not expect disaster until we have a specific reason to expect it – and when we encounter it, we are free to fight it. It is not happiness, but suffering that we consider unnatural. It is not success, but calamity that we regard as the abnormal exception in human life.

John Galt, Atlas Shrugged

Build new paths

Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

/phil

It is up to you, wether you like it or not

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

Ayn Rand

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The essence of choice

You have no choice about your capacity to feel that something is good for you or evil, but what you will consider good or evil, what will give you joy or pain, what you will love or hate, desire or fear, depends on you standard of value. Emotions are inherent in you nature, but their content is dictated by your mind. Your emotional capacity is an empty motor, and you values are the fuel with which your mind fills it. If you choose a mix of contradictions, it will clog you motor, corrode your transmission and wreck you on your first attempt to move with a machine, which you, the driver, have corrupted.

John Galt, in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

This is a perfect post for today. Why? Because it is an awesome post and it contains a lot of basic and profound ideas that lie behind this blog.

You decide on who you are, what you can achieve, how you are percieved, if you are happy. You decide about your life. Do not seek fault in others, do not look for scapegoats. Instead look for solutions, look for work-arounds, make this world a better place.

Stop complaining, start improving. And better start with yourself, that’s where we all can improve the most!

And today I celebrate. I celebrate the 1000st post on motivatingdaily.com!

Thanks for your support, please feel free to share my work if you enjoy it!

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Face your problems

When you chose not to face a problem, you accept the worst possible outcome as reality.

John Galt in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

Sometimes it seems so easy and comfortable to avoid problems. Doing nothing, just waiting for something to happen can be very tempting.

But by doing nothing you do not avoid a choice, you make one. Doing nothing about a problem is an active choice!

And by choosing to do nothing about a problem you accept the worst possible outcome as reality. You put up with a bad outcome just because you are too lazy to fight it.

So instead of letting people or circumstances create your reality, start to work on your own world, create your own ideals, your own moral code, make your own decisions, become responsible and educated in the most pure way possible.

Start to think and start to act on your own, trust yourself.

/phil

The manifestation of awesomeness

We do not hold the belief that this earth is a realm of misery where man is doomed to destruction. We do not think that tragedy is our natural fate and we do not live in chronic dread of disaster. We do not expect disaster until we have specific reason to expect it – and when we encounter it, we are free to fight it. It is not happiness, but suffering that we consider unnatural. It is not success, but calamity that we regard as the abnormal exception in human life.

Ragnar Danneskjöld from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

This mindet is the absolute manifestation of awesomeness.

Life is primarily good! Bad conditions are nothing normal, they are abnormal and have to be fought.

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