If You’re Looking For Motivation, Michael Jordan and Yoda Can Help.

Photo by By Douglas R Witt

It’s Wednesday.  Hump Day.  And it’s cold, wet, and windy.  It is a day that is typical of October in Illinois 50 percent of the time.  The rest of the time it is warm and the sun is creating beautiful see-through colors with the changing leaves.

Not today though.  Today is what I call a low-mojo day.  I’m seeking help.  No time (or money) for a therapist so I’m going to rely on the words of wisdom from some famous, and some not-so-famous people.  I thought I would share.  You might need to get your mojo back too.

Here Are a Few of My Favorite Quotes
that help me realize my state of mind is only temporary, and I will reach my goals despite the dreary outdoors. (My comments are in parentheses.)


“We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.” — Stephen Covey

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Max De Pree

“Any change, even a change for the better, is accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. – Arnold Bennett  (you can say that again!)

“We must become the change we want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi (one of my favorites.)

“Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.” — Greame Clegg

“Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” –Willis R. Whitney

“Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.” — Terri Guillemets

We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.– Anais Nin (Wow.)

Here’s a Few on the Lighter Side:

Photo By Moosecastle

“In two decades I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” — Erma Bombeck

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.” – Lou Holtz

“The need for change has bulldozed a road down the center of my mind” – Maya Angelou

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” —  Winnie The Pooh (Pooh is one smart bear!)

“Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut?” — Jack LaLanne (May he rest in peace.)

“One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you’ve changed your life by saying, ‘Farewell to Fat’.” – Richard Simmons (I love Richard Simmons!)

“I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.” — Michael Jordan (My all-time favorite athlete.)

You can’t wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club. — Jack London

If you don’t like where you are, then change it! You’re not a tree. — Jim Rohn

“Put that cookie down. Now!” Arnold  Schwarzenegger playing Herman in Jingle All The Way (I hope I don’t have to explain why I like this one.)

My All Time Favorite Quote from the Empire Strikes Back . . .


“Do Or Do Not.  There is no try.” – Master Jedi Yoda




I hope you feel better.  I sure do.

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