Quick Motivations for When You’re Feeling Unmotivated


Motivating yourself is not always easy. There are days when everything just seems to be going against you. These are the days when motivation seems to elude you. You may feel like nothing you do appears to be working. If left unchecked, the feeling could worsen until it becomes harder to get back on track. You may not have any control on the external things that sucks the motivation out of you. But you can choose to find something uplifting to get yourself out of the doldrums.

Deal with one thing at a time

It is hard to stay motivated when you’re feeling overwhelmed. As the pressure mounts, your motivation may begin to wane. You may not be able to change or influence the things that are not yours to control. But you can change how you tackle the things that are dragging you down. One of the things you can do to keep yourself motivated is to deal with one thing at a time. Step back, take a good look at the things you need to do, and pick prioritize. Work on one task or goal at a time. A sense of accomplishment after you’ve completed something on your to-do list can be uplifting. It can help get your motivation back.

Go back to the reasons why you’re doing whatever it is that you do

One of the tricks to staying motivated is to remind yourself of the reasons why you’re doing whatever it is that you do. Think of the things that inspired or prodded you to take action. You can think about these things when you feel your motivation dwindling.

Imagine the results you want

Visualize the end-results. Think of the things that you want to see or achieve. Focusing on your goals or targets will fuel your desire to move forward. It will help you cope with the negativity you may feel at some point. Expect to meet some setbacks along the way and prepare yourself by having a clear mental picture of what you want to accomplish.

Use positive self-talks

Keep some affirmations handy. Use positive self-talks to deflect negative emotions. Make a conscious effort to filter your thoughts. Don’t dwell on the negative things that may continue to drag you down. Repeat affirmations as often as you can. This should help you focus on the good things.

The 3 Best Places to Find the World’s Most Beautiful Tea Plantations

Darjeeling India

Tea is one of the best-loved beverages in the world for a lot of good reasons. But not many people have seen the process of cultivating, harvesting, and preparing the different types of tea enjoyed across the globe. If you want to see where some of the world’s finest brews come from, here are some of the world’s most picturesque tea plantations and where to find them.

1. Darjeeling, India
The scenic town of Darjeeling sits at the foot of the Himalayas and is known for producing one of the best tea types in the world. Beautiful tea plantations add to the enchanting scenery with the looming Mt. Kanchenjunga providing a breathtaking backdrop. The area also serves as the end-terminal of the famous Toy Train (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) that ply between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.

2. Uji, Japan
Located between two Japan’s must-see places – Kyoto and Nara, Uji is an excellent destination not just for its rich history and culture. It is also known for its tea culture which legend says dates back to over a thousand years ago. The city is famous for its tea plantations and produces different varieties of teas like matcha and sencha among others.

3. Quanzhou, China
China is widely known for its tea-drinking and tea-growing culture. The country produces a wide variety of teas with various regions known for growing specific types. The city of Quanzhou in the Fujian Province of China is best known for its oolong tea and flower tea. Two of its famous products are the Fujian jasmine tea and the Iron Goddess oolong tea. It is a great place not just to visit tea plantations but also to see oolong brewers at work.

Changing Your Mindset About Failure


“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

When you fail on a math test, do you just cry over it? When you fail a job interview, do you just mope over it? No, right? You wipe your tears and say, “I’ll study hard next time.” You wipe your tears and say, “I’ll be hired next time.” That’s what failing does – motivating you to do better next time.

Unfortunately, most people think failure happens because they’re really meant to fail. Because they’re really meant to stay that way. Because they’re really meant to live that way.

You need to change your mindset about failure.

Here are some ways:

Know the difference between dreams and goals.

Dreams are thoughts that can be called successful even if they’re not acted upon. Goals, on another hand, are thoughts that can only be called successful when they’re acted upon. That’s why, you should know the difference between dreams and goals.

Always remember, there’s no one way of doing something.

As Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Moreover, what seems to work with others may not work for you. Likewise, what seems to work with you may not work for others.

Accept that failure’s inevitable.

Every one of us fails at some point in life – inevitable, can’t be prevented and can’t be avoided. However, you can always decide on how to react. Accepting that failure’s inevitable will help you do that and more, even stopping yourself from getting too disappointed.

Always remember, life is a wheel.

As Stephen King said, “Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where you started again.” No matter what happens, things will always go back to the way it was. If you were successful yesterday, but you failed today – trust yourself enough. You will be successful tomorrow.

Self-Development Goal – Overcoming Fear of Failure


Failure stirs up a myriad of negative emotions. Anger, regret, embarrassment, and sadness are just some of the feelings that failing seems to inspire. It is not surprising that people in general seem to avoid experiencing it. But if you take a look at the most successful people in the world, they are the ones who have dealt with failure in many ways. One of the things that make stand out is their ability to not let failing scare and stop them from pursuing their goals. If you want to take a leaf off their book and succeed at anything, you have to come face to face with the fear of failure and deal with it.

Know that you will fail at some point

The sooner you accept that failure is an inescapable part of life, the sooner you can live with it the best way you can. Know that you will not be able to avoid it from time to time. You just have to trust that you can bounce back regardless of how many times you fail. Failing will always be an unpleasant, often painful, experience. But it will reveal your true strength as you continue to move forward regardless of the setbacks you encounter.

Think of all the possibilities

Fear of failing can be paralyzing the more you dwell on the worst things that could happen. But why stop at thinking about the worst case scenarios? If you are going to spend time and energy thinking about what if’s you might as well think about the best things that could possibly happen if you do whatever it is that scares you.

Show some faith in who you are

Theodore Roosevelt said it best, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Sometimes all it takes to move forward despite the fear is to have faith in yourself. Believe that you have what it takes to accomplish what you set out to do. And if you fail, your self-belief will help you stand back up and try again.

Avoid overthinking

It is wise to think things thoroughly before you take action. But thinking too much about a thing can be crippling. You may lose opportunities as you get stuck with your thoughts. There should be a limit to the time you spend thinking. Make a conscious effort to act quickly and let things unfold.

Start taking calculated risks

Most things in life take risks. It is your choices that will define how far you reach in pursuit of your goals. Anticipate and evaluate potential risks. And no matter how daunting it may seem, resolve to take the risk and just do it.

Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

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If you are in need of motivation, you do not have to look far than Dr. Seuss’ writings. The famous poet and author produced several books in his lifetime that were well-loved by children and adults alike. Here is his wonderful piece that has inspired many people around the world.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
By Dr. Seuss

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you’ll head straight out of town.

It’s opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll start happening too.


You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don’t
Because, sometimes, you won’t.

I’m sorry to say so
but, sadly, it’s true
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You’ll be left in a Lurch.

You’ll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump,
you’re not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right…
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you’ll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…

…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

That’s not for you!

Somehow you’ll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You’ll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you’ll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don’t.
Because, sometimes, they won’t.

I’m afraid that some times
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
‘cause you’ll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you’ll be quite a lot.

And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you’ll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You’ll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!