Motivation: harten Zeiten trotzen ¤ How to get through hard times

DEUTSCH

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ENGLISH

While it’s important to hang on to what you have, make the most of it and don’t take any unnecessary risks, during hard times, it is also important to look forward and to be aware of the opportunities such times can offer.

But most of all it’s important not to lose hope and be able to get a glimpse of the light at the the end of the tunnel.

Below you find three motivational speeches, 3 uplifting songs to soothe your soul and a book which helps you to make your dreams come true, because even though times are hard right now, they are also perfect for a new beginning and a great opportunity to formulate one’s own goals.

Because there is some truth in the old saying “When times get tough, the tough get going”.

However, we’re all in this together, some more, some less, therefore it’s important to show solidarity and compassion and to help others, but most of all make sure to keep your spirits bright and to maintain an optimistic attitude.

It really is true: as long as we’re still breathing, there is hope and we have the opportunity to turn it all around.

The next song is about what we want to be – how we want to look at ourselves and how we want others to perceive us and how we want to relate to them and to life in general:

lyrics:

You’ll never be the sun turning in the sky
And you won’t be the moon above us on the moonlit night
And you won’t be the stars in heaven although they burn so bright
But even on the deepest ocean you will be the light

You may not always shine as you go barefoot over stones
You might be so long together or you might walk alone
And you’ll find that love comes easy
Or that love is always right
So even when the storm clouds gather you will be the light

And if you lose a parting side when love turns round on you
Leaving the past behind is knowing you’ll do like you always
Holding you blind
Keeping you true

You’ll never be the sun turning in the sky
And you won’t be the moon above us on the moonlit night
And you won’t be the stars in heaven although they burn so bright
But even on the deepest ocean you will be the light
You will be the light

source: https://genius.com/Dolores-keane-never-be-the-sun-lyrics

I found that watching these three speeches after each other made me realize what these three people (and for that matter most other successful people) have in common and what I myself could improve in my own life in order to revitalize the goals I once had.

According to Admiral McRaven there are 10 things to remember for a successful attitude in life:

  1. Start the day with a task completed (like making your bed)
  2. Find someone to help you through life, since you won’t be able to change the world all by yourself
  3. Respect everyone
  4. Life is not fair, accept it and move forward
  5. Don’t be afraid to fail often, failure can make you stronger
  6. Take risks, that are worth while taking
  7. Step up when times are toughest
  8. Face down the bullies
  9. Lift up the downtrodden
  10. Never give up

According to Denzel Washington one needs the following attributes to achieve what one wants in life:

  1. discipline and a consistent effort towards a goal
  2. hard work works, when want to achieve something
  3. take risks, think big
  4. every failure will bring you one step closer to success
  5. keep on trying: hang around the barber-shop long enough and you’ll get a haircut
  6. never get discouraged, never give up

Good old Arnie’s speech wasn’t that different either, but what do you know, the terminator focussed surprisingly a lot on how important it is

  • that you don’t only work very hard and make use of every single hour of the day,
  • and you have a goal worth while,
  • but most of all, that you LOVE what you do, that you feel excited and cheerful about it
  • because you should realize, and make sure, that every single step you take, is one step closer to achieving your goal.
  • Organize your day,
  • plan well,
  • but don’t waste time and effort on plan B, since working hard for something to fall back on is taking a lot of your energy away from what you really want to achieve in life.
  • There is nothing wrong with failing.
  • Don’t get afraid to fail, because fear makes people get frozen.
  • You need to be relaxed to win; therefore just get up again and try as often as it takes to achieve what you want to achieve.
  • Losers give up, winners just get up after they failed ,and try again and again, until they reach their goals.
Follow Your Dreams!

However… there was a lot of talk about goals. But it doesn’t start with the goal; it starts with the dream.

Because before you can have a goal, you first of all have to know what you like and what is good, nice and positive.

Therefore: Dare to dream, dream big, imagine what it would be like,

and then chose a goal that’s worth while.

Once you have decided on a goal, you need to know:

How to make your dreams come to life has nothing to do with luck.

It is merely the application of different techniques.

You can read more in this book:

https://newvisionspublications.wordpress.com/portfolio/follow-your-dreams/

DEUTSCH

In schweren Zeiten ist es wichtig, nichts unnötig und unüberlegt zu riskieren und anderen nicht zu schaden.

Wer darüber hinaus Gutes tut und hilft, der sorgt dafür, dass die Gesellschaft sich ein wenig mehr in die richtige Richtung entwickelt.

Wichtig ist aber auch, dass man das Licht am Ende des Tunnels sieht und für das emotionale Wohlbehagen sorgt.

Die obigen 3 Lieder sind Songs, die uns angenehme Gefühle vermitteln und den Kampfgeist wieder erwecken, der uns manchmal während harter Zeiten zu verlassen scheint.

Die nachfolgenden 3 Videos helfen hingegen, die eigene Motivation zu optimieren, indem man erkennt:

  • Es ist sinnvoll und notwendig, andere zu respektieren und mit ihnen zusammenzuarbeiten.
  • Das Leben ist nicht fair, egal was kommt, man muss sich damit auseinandersetzen, Niederlagen überwinden und immer wieder versuchen, sinnvolle Ziele zu erreichen.
  • Harte Arbeit ist notwendig; man sollte jede Stunde des Tages als wertvoll ansehen und sie nutzen.
  • Man darf sich nicht von negativen und destuktiven Leuten entmutigen lassen.
  • Man darf niemals aufgeben, das Spiel ist erst vorbei, wenn man nicht mehr lebt.
  • Man sollte sich Ziele suchen, die nützlich sind, und die einem Freude bereiten, damit man im täglichen Leben glücklich ist, wenn man darauf hinarbeitet.

11 thoughts on “Motivation: harten Zeiten trotzen ¤ How to get through hard times

    • Danke für deine unterstützenden Worte, die wirken auch auch ermutigend! Für mich war es wichtig, zu sehen, wo meine Fehler liegen, damit ich das verbessern kann, um dann doch noch meine ursprünglichen Ziele zu erreichen. Dabei haben mir diese Reden geholfen. viele Grüsse zurück ins wunderschöne Frankreich

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  1. Genau so ist es, Liv. Ich stimme deinen aufgelisteten Punkten voll und ganz zu.
    Es wird immer negative und destuktive Menschen um einen herum geben, aber ich versuche stets, möglichst den Kontakt mit ihnen auf ein absolutes Minimum zu beschränken.
    Denn Mut und Zuversicht helfen uns weiter…

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