Monday, November 2, 2015

Success And Influence + #MotivatingMonday Link-Up

I found this quote with no attached author. At first glance, it felt really warm and fuzzy. But now I am wondering if this statement has 100% truth in it, or if there is some gray area. First of all, is it wrong to want to make an honest living? I'm not talking about doing it subversively or illegally--but doing an honest day's work for a sum of money. No, it's not wrong, obviously. AND doing an honest labor and doing the best you can, does influence people around you. It is showing that you don't take things for granted, that you value work, that you are honest. That, in and of itself, can and does influence those around you and influences others to do the same. 

So right there, is a difference you are already making, by choosing to work for pay in an honest occupation. And that is where the truth of this statement does come in. Whether you work as the CEO of a company or as something more obscure, it doesn't matter, as long as you do it to the best of your ability and are happy and well-meaning. Providing for yourself is a necessity, but your attitude and how well you do it is your gift to the world, it becomes an honorable thing! 

Work is honorable, no matter what kind it is. Developing the capacity to work helps us contribute to the world in which we live. It will bring us an increased sense of self-worth. It will bless you and your family, both now and in the future. 
Yes, I think that true success comes from hard and honest work and through that hard work, you will see that not only are you making a living, but you are making a difference in other people's lives by your good example. 

Today is Motivating Monday!  We all need a little motivation!  I, for one, love to explore other sites for motivating, non-sponsored posts, tips, pictures and videos! Sponsored posts are great and I appreciate the information from well-written and authentic sponsored posts, but I also love non-sponsored posts because they are all about the person and less about a specific brand! If I happen to find a great non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MotivatingMonday hashtag!  It's like being featured!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase! (Affiliate links OK)

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