Inspirations for life

A mix collection of inspirational stories gathered from the internet and personal experiences.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quote of the day....

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

~Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quote of the day....

The problem is not the problem. The Problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you Understand?

~Jack Sparrow

Monday, July 21, 2014

Quote for today....

The greatest step toward accomplishment is self-confidence.

~Jim Rohn

Friday, July 11, 2014


By Miles Patrick Yohnke

Seduced by the pleasure. Oh, my body is a pistol and my mind a lethal weapon within these sheets. I'm starving for more. Lock the door and give me what I crave. For I need a good night's sleep.

Through the course of time, we have never looked at sleeping as ever being considered cool, hip or exciting. You don't hear things like: "Hey, what you doing tonight? Ah, I'm going to get some deep, coma-like sleep. Right on man, that's cool."

Sleep can be a real balancing act, like Philippe Petit on the high-wire. The people that know me well know that I love cycling and train most days for many hours in God's gym (all civilization has free membership). It benefits all facets of my life throughout the day, enriches it, like the lotto.

People sometimes ask, "What are you training for?" My reply is, "Life."

Too, I'm often asked about my nutrition and physical training, but rarely on my amount of sleep. It may seem obvious that sleep is beneficial. Even without fully grasping what sleep does for us, we know that going without sleep for too long makes us cranky and irritable, feel terrible, and that getting a good night's sleep can make us feel ready to take on the world.

The benefits of sleep impact nearly every area of our dailylives. However, most people don't realize how much sleep they need and why it is so important. Scientists have gone to great lengths to fully understand sleep's benefits. In studies of humans and other animals, they have discovered that sleep plays a critical role in the immune system, metabolism, memory, learning and other vital bodily functions. Our body manages and requires sleep in much the same way that it regulates the need for eating, drinking, and breathing.

Extensive research has been done on the effects of sleep. These studies have consistently shown that sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, including keeping your heart healthy and lowering your chances of developingdiabetes. It helps maintain our body's ideal weight, reduces stress as well as reduces the occurrence of mood disorders.

This increases our longevity and emotional well-being. It also explains why after a good night's sleep, you feel better, your thoughts are clearer, and your emotions are less fragile. Without adequate sleep, your judgment, mood, and ability to learn and retain information are weakened.

We also know that exercise has a profound impact upon sleep. Up to a reasonable point, the more you ask your body to do in the day, the more sleep is required to recover. This is why endurance athletes in particular, generally need more sleep. However, excessive exercise can actually disrupt sleep so it is important to create a balance. Successful training, particularly for endurance sport, is a balance between physical work and subsequent recovery. It has been said that winning athletes are not those that train the hardest, but those who recover the most effectively.

Training is all about recovery. Each training session causes damage to the body, which must be repaired. Over time, if the recovery is inadequate, the body will eventually break down. Studies support that people who get the appropriate amount of sleep on a regular basis tend to live longer and have healthier lives

This underscores the importance of making sleep a top priority.

As a matter fact, studies have shown that people who drive while sleep deprived is akin to drunk driving. If we just got proper rest maybe there would be less conflict in the world and happier people. For some reason, in society, sleep is not high on the priority list. Not valued.

Looked at as a luxury and not a necessity. Why? It is looked at as a form of laziness or weakness. In fact, many judge harshly and make people feel guilty for their sleep requirements. People who say, "You can sleep when you are dead," need to get on the clue bus.

Your body tells you exactly what it needs, and nobody can gauge that for you. Some people even take stimulant medication to keep them going through the day, unable to function naturally due to lack of proper rest. Each person is different, unique, and requires varying amounts of sleep. Listen to your body, not other people's opinion of what your body needs. If your body tells you that you need to take a nap, then by all means take a nap. Don't feel one bit guilty about it.

You can accomplish more from a rested mind and body, than you can from a system that is all out of whack due to lack of sleep. Don't fight that urge to take a nap or sleep in. You will be much more productive and efficient when your body has had a chance to rest, restore, and repair itself during your slumber.

Listen to the wisdom of your body. It knows best. Behold these secrets from the adventures of a rewarding day recalled, with pinpoint clarity that transcends before the night--in the bedroom--under the covers.

Globally recognized and award-nominated engineer, producer, writer, poet and founder and C.E.O. of 5 Star Productions, Miles Patrick Yohnke brings many years of experience to the music industry; including many awards in sales and marketing. You can contact him via email

Monday, July 7, 2014

95 reasons why your success will not happen...

Afraid to interact with people and network
Afraid to let myself get involved with someone
Afraid to socialise with people
All talk no action
Always a loser
Andy's crap will not work
Being pedantic
Can't control my mind
Can't take criticism
Can't take the risk
Change of culture cause problems
Cramped in studio - simplicity excuse for not doing enough
Design doesn't work as I'm too busy
Die broke and alone will fail at what you do
Don't deserve happiness or success
Don't have eno ugh money
Don't look good
Don't love or feel complete in what I do
Don't trust anyone
English not good enough
Fail exams and Thesis
Failed relationships will continue
Family not accepting things support or understand me
Feel I will lose all I have got and built up
Focus on too many things
How can you coach someone when not talented enough?
How make a living making...
I am a bad person
I will upset others
Insecurity with age
Just a woman
Keep learning but not apply knowledge
Lack of confidence in self
Lack of focus never finishes
Life will wear me down
Need a real job
Need to work at something I don't like in order to survive
Never be as successful as …………………
New surrounding might not suit me
No conversational or interpersonal skills on social level
No focus I will not complete it
No ideas
No mo ney or connections to get set up
No money to set up business
No one follow my blog will and will not subscribe
No one listen work crap
No one to fall back on if I fail
No patience
No plan to follow
No self esteem
No sense of colour when painting
No time
No time to study properly
Not an expert in any field or what I want to do
Not as good as my peers
Not better than anyone else don't have ability
Not expert in what I want to do
Not getting accepted
Not getting qualifications
Not good enough
Not my purpose
Not qualified
Not right time
Not smart enough
Not talented enough
Ok as you are - don't worry if fail as usual
Ok now but in a few days will forget everything
Other work gets in the way of my plan
Others will judge me
Over my head
Overwhelm too much on plate
Paid lot of money for bridge to nowhere
People are scared of me
P eople bored with me
People won't accept someone from another country
Phoney and loser
Plan will fail
Scared to move to next level
Self doubt
They're all twats
Too busy
Too comfortable where you are
Too easy too hard need new skills
Too lazy procrastinate not take action
Too many emergencies to deal with
Too old to be …….
Too stupid
Too risky to do something new
Too young and inexperienced to succeed
Turn a good agenda into ought's and should's
Unable to improve myself
Want results quickly no patience
Who am I to do this?
Will give up
Will not take action

Quote for the day....

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Quote of the day...

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

~ Sophia Loren