#243 - Monday Motivation: "Be Happy with What You Have..."

Welcome to another short but empowering episode of Monday Motivation, giving you a dose of inspiration as you head into your week...

Today, we explore the wisdom of Helen Keller and the importance of finding happiness in your current circumstances while actively pursuing your dreams::

"Be happy with what you have... while working for what you want."  

Here are three key takeaways you can expect from this episode:

  1. The transformative power of gratitude in shifting our focus from lack to abundance.
  2. The significance of clarity in defining and pursuing our dreams without losing sight of the present joy.
  3. Practical strategies for finding contentment and inspiration in our everyday lives through mindfulness and balanced living.


This 5 min episode is a quick guide to living fully in the present while not losing sight of your future dreams.

Listen in and discover how these insights can help you make significant progress towards living your dream life, whatever that means to you. 

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Have a wonderful week …and remember, it all starts with a dream 💛




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Hi there and happy Monday! Warmest welcome to today's Monday Morning Motivation episode. We're delving into a quote by the incredible Helen Keller: "Be happy with what you have while working for what you want." This quote is a gentle reminder that our journey towards our dreams is about more than the destination. It's about appreciating our current situation.

Living by this quote is something I strive for. It's particularly valuable when we're in the midst of pursuing big dreams and goals. While focused on achieving our dreams, it's crucial not to overlook the present—our only true possession.

So, how do we embody this profound statement? Let's discuss actionable steps for implementation.

First, practice gratitude. Start each day by identifying three things you're grateful for. Gratitude changes our perspective from scarcity to abundance.

Second, clarify your desires. Knowing your goals is essential. Write them down, making them as vivid as possible. Celebrate every victory and learn from setbacks.

Third, find joy in the process. Happiness comes from the journey, not just the outcome. Cherish the aspects of your journey you love.

Fourth, live mindfully. Be present in all activities, whether working towards a goal or enjoying a walk. Dreams take shape in the present.

Fifth, maintain balance and set boundaries. Avoid burnout by balancing work with relaxation and personal time.

As Helen Keller said, life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Let's opt for adventure, finding joy in both our dreams and the simplicity of everyday life. Establish a morning ritual that includes time for reflection and gratitude. 

That concludes our episode. I hope you're inspired to balance your dreams with the beauty of your current reality. Happiness isn't just a goal; it's a lifestyle. Remember to find joy in what you have while striving for what you want. Have a magical week ahead!

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