Pep Talk: You Can Do It Motivation from TD Jakes Part 6 – Inspiring Quotes

 

 

My original intention for this week’s posts was to share inspirational and motivational videos of a variety of speakers. This one video, though, of TD Jakes has struck a chord with me. I hope it has helped you as well.

Here are a few of his quotes that have stayed with me. Enjoy!

You ask the Universe to help you when you aren’t willing to help yourself. You want the Universe to help you pass the test when you aren’t learning, studying, preparing, and following through.   ~TD Jakes

 

If you’re a weak person, you quit because things didn’t go the way you imagined it. Ask yourself: do you have Something To Say, Something To Do, or not? ~TD Jakes

 

Can you master the breaking point? This, more than anything else, determines your success. And mastering the breaking point is 100% under your control because it’s all about your attitude, your thoughts, and mastering your mind. ~TD Jakes

 

What do you BELIEVE about yourself? Not what you think about yourself or hope about yourself or wish about yourself.   What do you BELIEVE is true about yourself? ~TD Jakes

 

If you run after your destiny you will automatically distance yourself from your history. If you run toward what’s in front of you, you’ll escape your history. Don'[t spend all your time trying to fix what’s behind you because you’ll never be able to fix what’s behind you, You have to RUN after what’s out in front of you! ~TD Jakes

 

Which of these quotes do you find most inspiring? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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Pep Talk: You Can Do It Motivation from TD Jakes Part 5 – The Breaking Point

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Can you master the breaking point? This, more than anything else, determines your success. And mastering the breaking point is 100% under your control because it’s all about your attitude, your thoughts, and mastering your mind. ~TD Jakes

 

Wow. Talk about being floored when I read this quote.   It’s so true!

It’s easy to be positive and to keep going when everything is smooth and clear and all things are going our way.

The tale is told when the going is so tough we think we can’t go on…when we’re sure in the very next moment, we will die.

It’s at this very moment–at the breaking point–that our future is determined.

If we dig in, refuse to quit, then we go in the direction of achieving our soul-prospering life.

If we quit, give up, then we go in the direction of something perhaps sorta kinda maybe like our soul-prospering life…but not really.

What breaking points have you mastered? How did you do it? Please share with us!

Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Talk: You Can Do It, Motivation from TD Jakes, Part 4 The Urge to Quit

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Once again, TD Jakes hits it out of the ballpark with the segment from 9:30 – 11:00 about the urge to quit.

When you look at people who have achieved success in their endeavors, all you see is the glory and the rewards. Even if you hear about their struggles and doubts, somehow they don’t seem so bad or difficult because, after all, your heroes ended up being successful. It couldn’t have been that bad for them, right?

But it was. It was just as hard, stressful, and heartbreaking for them as it is for you. The difference between them and you is that they did not wallow in their insecurities and doubt; they didn’t allow the heartbreak to defeat them.

Sure, your heroes may have had to take a break or grieve their heartbreaks, but then they found a way to get back to it.

Join me in listening to the video, paying particular attention to the segment between 9:30 – 11:00, and let me know what you think.

Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren

Pep Talk: You Can Do It, Motivation from TD Jakes, Part 3: Commitment

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We’re still talking about the TD Jakes motivational video entitled You Can Do It. Today we’re talking about the segment from 7:00 – 7:30, which is about your commitment to crafting your own soul-prospering life

Sometimes we look to others to be committed to our dreams while we hang back. We don’t fully commit to our own dreams. Not only do others pick up on this so they are reluctant to help for fear of taking on the burden of making our dreams come true, but it’s also a back-handed way of us asking for permission, if our idea is good enough, if we have what it takes

First of all, it’s our dream and isn’t the responsibility of someone else to achieve on our behalf.

Secondly, it’s our dream so WE are the one with the Vision and the special talents needed to manifest the dream. Others don’t have the Vision and they don’t have the special talents needed. It’s unfair–and perhaps cruel–to expect them to make our dreams come true for us.

Third, no one else can judge us and tell us if we’re good enough or if we have what it takes. No one else can give us permission–or withhold it. The fact that we have the dream is enough proof that we have what it takes and it’s also all the permission we’ll ever need.
Go for it! Go for your dreams!

Join me in listening to the video, paying particular attention to the segment between 7:00 – 7:30, and let me know what you think.

Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren

 

Pep Talk: You Can Do It, Motivation from TD Jakes, Part 2

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Yesterday, we listened to TD Jakes motivational video entitled You Can Do It.  We paid particular attention to the segment from 5:30 – 6:13 where he talked about commitment.

I’ve found this to be true that the more we commit to something, the more we are likely to achieve something.  Although we may not get what we envisioned at the outset, with commitment and dedication we will achieve something that we can call a success.

I have observed this in my own life.  When I’m not fully invested in a task or a job, I’ll easily become distracted.  However, when I really want something, no matter the obstacles and no matter how much time it takes me, I’ll make sure to get it done.  This means I was fully committed to achieving that thing.

Have you found this to be true in your own life?

Today, let’s talk about another snippet from this same video.  It’s the section from 2:00 – 4:00.  In this part, TD Jakes is talking about the New Year and what he’s bringing to it—or more precisely, what he ISN’T bringing to it.

What startled me about this segment was that when we think about preparing for the New Year, we think in terms of goals and resolutions and how the upcoming year will be better than this past one.   Very often, we think of the disappointments, setbacks, and obstacles we’re leaving behind (we hope!), but we don’t often think about the bad attitudes, bad habits, and bad choices we’ll leave behind.

Our underlying assumption is that we can stay the same yet we hope our life in the New Year will somehow be better.  Our life can’t and won’t be better until we change our thoughts and actions by changing our bad attitudes, our bad habits, and our bad choices.   

Have a listen to the video and pay particular attention to the segment between 2:00 – 4:00 and let me know what you think.

Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Pep Talk: You Can Do It–Motivation from TD Jakes, Part 1

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Counting today, we have two weeks left in 2017.

Regardless of how good or bad we think 2017 was for us, it’s important to go into 2018 with the right attitude. No, we don’t have to be perky or chipper, but we must have an attitude where we dig our heels in and push back against Life, obstacles, setbacks, and heartaches.   We can be grumpy or dour if we like as long as we have an attitude that hunkers down and doesn’t give up.

On YouTube I found this motivational video that’s an amalgamation of some of TD Jakes messages.   I urge you to listen to to the video (don’t worry, it isn’t religious).

TD Jakes makes several excellent points, however, what he says from 5:30 – 6:13 on the counter stunned me. Have a listen to it and let me know what you think.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren

 

 

 

Top Post #1: Pep Rally! Inspiring Quotes

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As we’re crafting our soul-prospering life, we all need pep rallys, pep talks, inspiring quotes, and motivational boosts. This is one of the most popular ones on my blog.

Enjoy!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren

This was originally posted on 6.3.15

 

PEP RALLY! INSPIRING QUOTES

 

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If you cannot fly, drive; if you cannot drive, run; if you cannot run, walk; if you cannot walk, crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I would add to this that if you can’t crawl, lean forward. If you can’t lean, then at least look in the direction you want to go. Keep moving forward!

 

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. ~Thomas Jefferson

Occasionally, you are going to feel uncomfortable as you work toward your dreams. There will be days when you feel anxious and even afraid. But you must not let that stop you. It’s normal to feel nervous and unsure. Accept that you’ll feel this way from time-to-time. And when you do, go slower and break the steps into small pieces and little parts. Keep breaking them down until you get to the little tidbits that are comfortable and easy to do. Then do them!

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. ~Charles F. Kettering

You never know what’s around the corner. You never know what piece of information you’ll pick up, what skill you’ll learn, or what person you meet that’s at the next step. So, keep going! The break you need may be just around the corner!

Your homework today is to read through the quotes. Choose the one—or ones—that resonate with you. Then, first thing in the morning, stand tall in front of your mirror with your shoulders back and a big smile on your face. Look at yourself and say the quotes you like, using as much enthusiasm as you can.

Take the quotes with you and refer to them during the day; repeat them as often as you can. Remember to be enthusiastic! Use the energy they generate to help you take the next step. Break it into small specks—as small as you need. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren