Positive Thought of the Week

As heard between Jan 11 and Jan 12 on the Rich Whincup Show on North Cotswolds Radio with his ‘Positive Thought of the Week’.

30th November 2012 – Blow any negative percepton’s out of the water by remembering ‘whatever you laugh at in others, laugh at in yourself’

20th November 2012 – ‘The most successful people manage to find inner peace to shrug off external pressures’. Yes, this is in connection with competitive sport and speaking pressures but it can be in connection with anything life has to throw at us.

12th November 2012 - ‘Sometimes when we speak we are afraid that our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak’.

6th November 2012 – “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”

30th October 2012 – Interesting coaching session around how different and comfortable people can feel in their own skin when trusting themselves and others. This brought my attention to this quote: ‘Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something’

27th October 2012 – I wonder how many people believe in this quote. If you don’t, I hope you soon do! ‘Faith makes all things possible, love makes all things worthwhile’

13th October 2012 – “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined.”

9th October 2012 – Thought provoking: “I like you not just because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”

4th October 2012 – ‘Wake up with determination, and go to sleep with satisfaction’

2nd October 2012 – I love this attitude… ‘It takes too much energy to be against something unless it’s really important’.

17th September 2012 - This tends to happen more to people when they are out of their comfort zones.. “Stop trying to impress people by being someone you’re not because in the end, you’ll lose yourself”.

7th September 2012 – Trying to be perfect can lead to shame, anxiety, guilt and worry. Deliberately make mistakes and ‘Have the Courage to be Imperfect”

1st August 2012 - “Perhaps the penny will drop with some of you too… ‘One can only discover new oceans when one is willing to lose sight of the shore’”

20th July 2012 – “You gain strength, courage, and confidence everytime you stop to really look fear in the face. You must do that which you think you cannot do”

13th July 2012 – ‘Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.’

4th July 2012 - Reducing the negative thoughts / worrying will make such a difference. Why? 85% of what we worry about will never happen while the other 15% we have no control over.

22nd June 2012 – ‘Never settle for someone you think you can probably live with! Stand strong and wait for the one you can’t live without.’

6th June 2012 – ‘Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.’

28th May 2012 – ‘It takes too much energy to be against something unless it’s really important’

14th May 2012 - Trying to make someone fall in love with you is about as pointless as trying to control who you fall in love with’

10th May 2012 - Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality”

6th May 2012 - ‘It’s not where you come from, its where you are going that counts’.

28th April 2012 – ‘When your time is over you will always wish you had one more chance… but now you have the chance to take it’

19th April 2012 - ‘Discipline is the bridge between goals and success’

1st April 2012 - ‘Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others leave an irreplaceable gift behind’

20th March 2012 - ‘Success is a journey not a destination’ and ‘The doing is usually more important than the outcome.’

15th March 2012 - ‘The real glory, is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory’

3rd March 2012 - ‘It’s much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh so remember, a day without laughter is a day wasted’

28th February 2012 - ‘Progress is only made when the pain of the effort is overcome by the desire to succeed.’

24th February 2012 – ‘life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage’

13th February 2012 - Here is a birthday message someone sent me last week. I have heard it before but find it really self empowering! ‘I wish you the serenity to accept the things You cannot change, courage to change the things You can, and wisdom to always tell the difference’.

10th February 2012 - ‘What we have to do and the way we have to do it can be so easy. Finding the willpower is the important part’

31st January 2012 - Another interesting thought which if taken under the surface can really help: ‘When dealing with your own problems, treat them as if you were helping someone else’

24th January 2012 - ‘we see the world, not as it is, but as we are’ choose your perception…

20th January 2012 - A thought from one of my coaching sessions this week: ‘It takes too much energy to be against something unless it’s really important’.

11th January 2012 – “An opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door”.

4th January 2012 - My positive thoughts of the week and for 2012 on the last Richard Whincup show tonight is: ‘Don’t let a negative vibe survive and tick by when you can grab a positive thought to overpower it’ and ‘Do one thing at time, with energy and excellence’.

21st December 2011 - ‘A hug is the perfect gift; one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it’.  ’If I could wish a wish for you all, it would be for peace, health and happiness not only during Christmas, but for the whole year through’.

14th December 2011 – Tonight there is no radio show for us all however I was going to talk about ‘winning’ and someone who was a huge inspiration to me when I was ill a few years back. Lance Armstrong is the guy and here is one quote from the  man himself  ’Winning is about heart, not just legs. It’s got to be in the right place.”

7th December 2011 – is about looking at life from a different perspective.  ‘Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something’.

30th November 2011 – Positive Thought of the Week on tonight’s show comes from a quote I heard a few weeks ago by an inspiring young woman and I have used this to motivate many people since. ‘Success is never final, failure is never fatal, its courage that counts’.

16th November 2011 – No positive thought of the week from me on the radio tonight but here is one anyway “Happiness is not in doing what we enjoy, but in enjoying what we do”.

9th November 2011 – Positive Thought Of The Week is connected to making our dreams come true. ‘If you can dream it, you can do it!’ And ‘there is nothing like a dream to create a future’.

2nd November 2011 - Positive Thought of the Week tonight is in connection with NHS National Stress Awareness Day today. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” and ”Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”

19th October 2011 - Positive thought of the week live from the McGuire Course in Birmingham tonight on The Rich Whincup show. Good to call in with Gareth Gates. ‘Effort and courage is not enough without purpose and direction’.

12th October 2011 – Monday 10th October 2011 was World Mental Health Day and my positive thoughts of the week on tonight show focus around this: ‘Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does’ and ‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf’

5th October 2011 - Here is a quote to help people deal with perceptions… ‘what other people think of you is none of your business’

28th September 2011 - Positive thought of the week is a thought about how lucky we are. ‘If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s,we’d grab ours back quickly’

15th September 2011 – My Positive Thought of the Week is two quotes connected to dealing with situations under intense pressure:  ’When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you’ and ’A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure’

7th September 2011 – This weeks Positive Thought of the Week is connected to tonight’s radio topic about being given good advice. ‘I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice, had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes’

31st August 2011 – Positive thought of the week is taken from the film Pursuit of Happyness where Will Smith came up with these inspirational words for a young boy. Read this a few times and let it motivate you in a positive way.  ‘Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something.  You have got to dream, you have got to protect it.  If people can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go and get it!’

24th August 2011 - Tonight’s positive thoughts of the week are two quotes connected to success and giving 100% to achieve anything worthwhile ‘You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind’ and ‘Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more’.

17th August 2011 - Positive thought of this week is connected to stressful situations. ‘Sometimes the most important thing in the day is the rest we take between two deep breaths’  Sometimes its so important to stop, take a deep breath and listen and think about the situation, and go with your instinct/soul tells you.

3rd August 2011 – A somber thought of the week connected to the sad famine in Somalia at the moment.  This should make us realise just how lucky we are. ‘Too much sunshine can be devastating and only with rain can we survive. We must accept both as part of the growing process in our outside life.’

27th July 2011 - This quote is in connection with spending a few days last week motivating and supporting the former stunt bike champion Eddie Kidd with his speech.  ’Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand’.

13th July 2011 - “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”

29th June 2011 – Glastonbury Festival Style: “Music brings people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”

8th June 2011 – ‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right’

1st June 2011 – Positive thought of the week is connected to me learning golf and watching a 6 year old boy hit a golf ball with no fear! This inspired me and I have come up with a few quotes, the first one being: ‘Every unsuccessful experience brings with it the seed of an equivalent success’.

25th May 2011 – Two quotes which I used on tonight’s Rich Whincup Show ’Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain’  The second one to help motivate people in particular who suffer from ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia as it is International Awareness Month. ‘We were all born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, & expect to win’

4th May 2011 – This was an inspirational quote I heard during a recent speech by McGuire graduate Victoria Brinner “True courage is not the absence of fear – but the willingness to proceed in spite of it”

6th April 2011 – World Health Day 7th April: ‘Medicines are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is’

30th March 2011 – Mothers Day “A mother is a person, who seeing there are only 4 pieces of pie for 5 people, promptly announces she never did care for pie” and Second positive thoughts of the week mentioned tonight: (as we cannot leave the fathers out;-) “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother”.

24th March 2011 – “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”

16th March 2011 – We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

9th March 2011 – “To reach our destination, we must be sailing, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor”

2nd March 2011 – “Success is not measured by awards, medals, or trophies. Success is measured by the difference between what you’re capable of and what you actually achieve.”

10th February 2011 – Valentines quote, “Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart…”

3rd February 2011 – ‘The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty’. Its simply all about choice.

27th January 2011 – ‘how we spend our days, is how we spend our lives’

19th January 2011 – ‘Nothing in life is to be feared, its only to be understood’.

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