Mr. Les Brown, an incredible motivational speaker, is a master. His theme: achieving dreams. I like to listen to him when my feet get stuck in school or projects (but it’s also cool to listen when I’m already motivated, then I feel vaguely superhuman.)
Here’s part of one of my favorite talks:
“When you want something out of life, you’ve got to be willing to go into action. Don’t wait around for things to be just right. Don’t wait for things to be perfect. Don’t wait for the ideal situation, it will never be ideal. There will always be a reason, ‘Well, as soon as the children grown up,’ ‘As soon as I pay my bills,’ ‘As soon as I get my divorce.’ All kinds of — ‘As soon as I get enough money together.’ Do what you can where you are with what you have, and never be satisfied.
“A lot of people never take a chance in life, they don’t want to take any chances; they want the situation to be ideal. See, that’s not walking by faith. That’s walking by sight. ‘If I can see it, I’ll do it.’ No. No, no, no. That’s why a lot of people say, ‘If I can see it, I’ll believe it.’ No, no, no. If you believe it, you can see it.
“And don’t be disturbed because no one else can see it. That’s not unusual; that is ordinary. But because you want some different kinds of results in your life, you’ve got to be willing to be unreasonable. If you want unreasonable results in your life, you’ve got to be willing to be unreasonable.
“Part of being unreasonable – you don’t judge according to appearances. Part of being unreasonable – you can see it because you believe it. That’s part of being unreasonable. Part of being unreasonable – you’re like Paul who said, ‘You must have the faith to call forth those things that be not as though they were.’ That’s part of being unreasonable.”
– Les Brown (http://www.lesbrown.com/)