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來源(1): pydict data [pydict]positive (a.)確實的,明確的;積極的,肯定的;正的,陽性的;完全的十足的正片 來源(2): Taiwan MOE computer dictionary [moecomp]positive 負-正; 負極-正極 NP 來源(3): Taiwan MOE computer dictionary [moecomp]positive 正片(影) 來源(4): Network Terminology [netterm]positive 正 來源(5): The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]Positive Pos”i*tive, a. [OE. positif, F. positif, L. positivus. See {Position}.] 1. Having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; — opposed to negative. “Positive good.” —Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute; — opposed to relative; as, the idea of beauty is not positive, but depends on the different tastes individuals. [1913 Webster] 3. Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; — opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise. [1913 Webster] Positive words, that he would not bear arms against King Edwards son. —Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence: Not admitting of any doubt, condition, qualification, or discretion; not dependent on circumstances or probabilities; not speculative; compelling assent or obedience; peremptory; indisputable; decisive; as, positive instructions; positive truth; positive proof. “‘T is positivegainst all exceptions.” —Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws. [1913 Webster] In laws, that which is natural bindeth universally; that which is positive, not so. —Hooker. [1913 Webster] 6. Fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; — said of persons. [1913 Webster] Some positive, persisting fops we know, That, if once wrong, will needs be always. —Pope. [1913 Webster] 7. Having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation. —Swift. [1913 Webster] 8. (Photog.) Corresponding with the original in respect to the position of lights and shades, instead of having the lights and shades reversed; as, a positive picture. [1913 Webster] 9. (Chem.) (a) Electropositive. (b) Hence, basic; metallic; not acid; — opposed to {negative}, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals. [1913 Webster] 10. (Mach. & Mech.) (a) Designating, or pertaining to, a motion or device in which the movement derived from a driver, or the grip or hold of a restraining piece, is communicated through an unyielding intermediate piece or pieces; as, a claw clutch is a positive clutch, while a friction clutch is not. (b) Designating, or pertaining to, a device giving a toandfro motion; as, a positive dobby. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 11. (Vehicles) Designating a method of steering or turning in which the steering wheels move so that they describe concentric arcs in making a turn, to insure freedom from side slip or harmful resistance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {Positive crystals} (Opt.), a doubly refracting crystal in which the index of refraction for the extraordinary ray is greater than for the ordinary ray, and the former is refracted nearer to the axis than the latter, as quartz and ice; — opposed to negative crystal, or one in which this characteristic is reversed, as Iceland spar, tourmaline, etc. {Positive degree} (Gram.), that state of an adjective or adverb which denotes simple quality, without comparison or relation to increase or diminution; as, wise, noble. {Positive electricity} (Elec), the kind of electricity which is developed when glass is rubbed with silk, or which appears at that pole of a voltaic battery attached to the plate that is not attacked by the exciting liquid; — formerly called {vitreous electricity}; — opposed to {negative electricity}. {Positive eyepiece}. See under {Eyepiece}. {Positive law}. See {Municipal law}, under {Law}. {Positive motion} (Mach.), motion which is derived from a driver through unyielding intermediate pieces, or by direct contact, and not through elastic connections, nor by means of friction, gravity, etc.; definite motion. {Positive philosophy}. See {Positivism}. {Positive pole}. (a) (Elec.) The pole of a battery or pile which yields positive or vitreous electricity; — opposed to {negative pole}. (b) (Magnetism) The north pole. [R.] {Positive quantity} (Alg.), an affirmative quantity, or one affected by the sign plus [+]. {Positive rotation} (Mech.), lefthanded rotation. {Positive sign} (Math.), the sign [+] denoting plus, or more, or addition. [1913 Webster] 來源(6): The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]Positive Pos”i*tive, n. 1. That which is capable of being affirmed; reality. —South. [1913 Webster] 2. That which settles by absolute appointment. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gram.) The positive degree or form. [1913 Webster] 4. (Photog.) A picture in which the lights and shades correspond in position with those of the original, instead of being reversed, as in a negative. —R. Hunt. [1913 Webster] 5. (Elec.) The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell. [1913 Webster] 來源(7): WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]positive adj 1: characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; “a positive attitude“; “the reviews were all positive“; “a positive benefit“; “a positive demand” [ant: {negative}, {neutral}] 2: persuaded of; very sure; “were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join“; “I am positive he is lying“; “was confident he would win” [syn: {convinced(p)}, {positive(p)}, {confident(p)}] 3: involving advantage or good; “a plus (or positive) factor” [syn: {plus}, {positive}] 4: indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; “a positive pregnancy test” [syn: {positive}, {confirming}] [ant: {disconfirming}, {negative}] 5: formally laid down or imposed; “positive laws” [syn: {positive}, {prescribed}] 6: impossible to deny or disprove; “incontrovertible proof of the defendants innocence“; “proof positive“; “an irrefutable argument” [syn: {incontrovertible}, {irrefutable}, {positive}] 7: of or relating to positivism; “positivist thinkers“; “positivist doctrine“; “positive philosophy” [syn: {positivist}, {positivistic}, {positive}] 8: reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion; “positive increase in graduating students” [ant: {negative}] 9: greater than zero; “positive numbers10: having a positive charge; “protons are positive” [syn: {positive}, {electropositive}, {positively charged}] 11: marked by excessive confidence; “an arrogant and cocksure materialist“; “so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen“; “the less he knows the more positive he gets” [syn: {cocksure}, {overconfident}, {positive}] n 1: the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution [syn: {positive}, {positive degree}] 2: a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject 來源(8): THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) [devils]POSITIVE, adj. Mistaken at the top of ones voice. 來源(9): Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) [bouvier]POSITIVE. Express; absolute; not doubtful. This word is frequently used in composition. 2. A positive condition is where the thing which is the subject of it must happen; as, if I marry. It is opposed to a negative condition, which is where the thing which is the subject of it must not happen; as, if I do not marry. 3. A positive fraud is the intentional and successful employment of any cunning, deception or artifice, to circumvent, cheat, or deceive another. 1 Story, Eq. Sec. 186; Dig. 4, 3, 1, 2; Dig. 2, 14, 7, 9. It is cited in opposition to constructive fraud. (q.v.) 4. Positive evidence is that which, if believed, establishes the truth or falsehood of a fact in issue, and does not arise from any presumption. It is distinguished from circumstantial evidence. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3057. 來源(10): Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]371 Moby Thesaurus words forpositive“: Ditto copy, Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, absolute, accented, accentuated, accordant, actual, admitting no exception, affirmative, affirmatory, agreeable, agreeing, aidful, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, allout, answerable, apodictic, arbitrary, arrant, arrogant, assertative, assertional, assertive, assured, at one, auspicious, authentic, believing, beneficial, bigoted, blind, blowup, blueprint, bound, cardinal, categorical, certain, cheerful, classical, clear, clear and distinct, clear as day, clearcut, cocksure, coexistent, coexisting, coherent, coincident, coinciding, commensurate, compatible, complete, complimentary, conceited, conclusive, concordant, concurring, conducive, confident, confirming, conformable, congenial, congruent, congruous, consentaneous, consentient, consistent, consonant, constructive, consummate, contact print, contact printing, contributory, convinced, convincing, cooperating, cooperative, correspondent, corresponding, crass, cyanotype, de facto, deaf, decided, decimal, decisive, declarative, declaratory, definite, definitive, despotic, determinate, determined, devout, dictatorial, differential, digital, doctrinaire, doctrinarian, dogmatic, dogmatizing, doubtless, downright, egregious, emphasized, emphatic, en rapport, encouraging, energetic, enlargement, enthusiastic, entire, equivalent, even, explicit, exponential, express, factual, faithful, favorable, fideistic, figural, figurate, figurative, final, finite, firm, fixed, flagrant, flat, flatout, for real, forceful, forcible, fractional, functional, furthersome, genuine, glaring, global, glossy, good for, gross, hard, hardnosed, harmonious, hectograph copy, helpful, historical, hologram, honesttoGod, hubristic, imaginary, impair, imperious, implicit, impossible, impress, impressed with, impression, in accord, in agreement, in rapport, in red letters, in sync, in synchronization, inaccordance, inappealable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, ineluctable, inevitable, infinite, inharmony, integral, intolerable, irrational, irrefutable, italicized, lantern slide, likeminded, logarithmic, logometric, matte, matteroffact, microcopy, microprint, mimeograph copy, minus, necessary, negative, numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric, obdurate, obstinate, odd, of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, offprint, on all fours, opinionated, opinionative, opinioned, optimistic, oracular, ordinal, outandout, outright, overconfident, oversure, overweening, pair, peremptory, perfect, perfectly sure, persuaded, persuasive, photocopy, photograph, photogravure, photostatic copy, pietistic, pigheaded, pious, pistic, plus, pointed, poised, pompous, pontifical, positivistic, possible, practical, pragmatical, precious, predestined, predetermined, predicational, predicative, prime, print, productive, profitable, profound, projection printing, promising, pronounced, pronunciative, proof, proper, propitious, proportionate, proud, punctuated, radical, rank, rational, real, realistic, reasonable, reassured, reassuring, reciprocal, reconcilable, regular, reliable, remedial, reprint, round, salutary, satisfied, secure, selfassured, selfconfident, selfconsistent, selfimportant, selfopinionated, selfopinioned, selfreliant, semimatte, serviceable, shattering, sheer, shocking, slide, sold on, sound, specific, stark, starkstaring, starred, stat, straight, straightout, stressed, stubborn, submultiple, substantial, superlative, supportive, surd, sure, sureenough, surpassing, symbiotic, synchronized, synchronous, the veriest, therapeutic, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, transcendental, transparency, true, unafraid, unambiguous, unanimous, unbearable, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, unconscionable, uncontestable, uncontested, undeniable, under the impression, underlined, underscored, undoubtful, undoubting, unequivocal, unfaltering, unhampered, unhesitating, uniform, unisonant, unisonous, univocal, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unpersuadable, unqualified, unquestionable, unquestioned, unquestioning, unrelieved, unreserved, unrestricted, unspoiled, unwaivable, unwavering, upbeat, useful, utilitarian, utter, veritable, whole, without exception, without reserve, yes



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Inspirational & Motivational Quotes For Success In Life

Here are a list of the best motivational & inspirational quotes about life and success that will help boost your confidence & uplift your spirit so you believe in yourself, stay positive, keep going, and never give up.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, student, athlete, parent, business person, fitness enthusiast, or just want to improve your life in some way, these super deep quotes and words of encouragement will motivate and inspire you to stay positive so you can become successful and achieve great things in your life.

On this page your will find 100 motivational quotes, lines, phrases, thoughts, and sayings (with images and pictures) that will touch upon success, strength, courage, confidence, happiness, money, goals, hard times, following your dreams, achievement, overcoming adversity, self esteem, positive thinking, fear of failure, hard work, meaning of life, purpose, passion, determination, discipline, focus, self empowerment, greatness, and more!

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller

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Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.

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You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest.

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Never give up. Great things take time. Be patient.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest.

Courage is one step ahead of fear. – Coleman Young

If you feel like giving up, just look back on how far you are already.

Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.

Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Addair

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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. – Unknown

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. – Bob Riley

Remember it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.

Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive and know that things will get better. – Unknown

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. – Jillian Michaels

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful.

You are so much more than what you are going through. – John Tew

Passion first and everything will fall into place. – Holly Holm

You don’t gain anything from stressing. Remember that.

You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest.

Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations. – Zig Ziglar

Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out. – Unknown

Success is what happens after you have survived all of your disappointments.

Goals may give focus, but dreams give power. – John Maxwell

Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. ― Jim Rohn

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

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Success is what happens after you have survived all of your disappointments.

You don’t always get what you wish for. But you always get what you work for.

You don’t find will power, you create it.

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve

Push yourself because no one else is going to do it.

You cannot fail at being yourself. – Wayne Dyer

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Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.

You are the only one who can limit your greatness. – Unknown

The first and greatest victory is to conquer self. – Plato

Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.

With confidence you have won before you have started. – Marcus Garvey

Success is what comes after you stop making excuses. – Luis Galarza

You don’t want to look back and know you could have done better.

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. – J.M. Barrie

Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin

You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it. – Jim Rohn

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. – Swati Sharma

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn

Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come. – Unknown

Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient. – Unknown

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Confucius

Success is what happens after you have survived all of your disappointments. – Unknown

Don’t try to be perfect. Just try to be better than you were yesterday. – Unknown

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. – Art Williams

If you want it, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. — Aristotle Onassis

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. — Vince Lombardi

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Barbara De Angelis

When you fear your struggles, your struggles consume you. When you face your struggles, you overcome them.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

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Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.

Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can. – Unknown

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. – Tony Robbins

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. – William James

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. – Unknown

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. ― Roy T. Bennett

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Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don’t to achieve what others wont. – Henry Rollins

Don’t think about what might go wrong. Think about what might go right. – Unknown

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. – Roy T. Bennett

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. – Unknown

Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E.E. Cummings

Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you. – Unknown

Don’t let your fear decide your future. – Shalane Flanagan

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

You were put on this Earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously. – Steve Maraboli

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny. – John Assaraf

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. ― Roy T. Bennett

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. – Joel Osteen

If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles. – Wayne Dyer

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. – Anne Wilson Schaef

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin


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Tips On Staying Motivated & Inspired

1. Embrace The Journey

Life is a long journey and all too often people get caught up in trying to attain something or get somewhere that they forget that the goal is the journey.

You see…

No matter where you are at in life right now, no matter where you are going, the whole point of the “end result” is the journey itself.

It’s along this journey that you discover more of who you are.

It’s during the process that you learn and grow as a person.

Life is going to be filled with many ups and downs so the best thing to do is buckle up and enjoy the ride.

2 Know What You Want

If you don’t know what you want, then you don’t know where you are going.

For you to be able to enjoy the journey, you do need a destination in mind so that your desire can pull you in that direction.

And sometimes the best way to know what you want, is by knowing what you don’t want.

Never discount learning experiences where you discover that you don’t like something. There is great value in this experience because now you know what you don’t want.

If you have not done so already, write down five goals or things you would like to accomplish in the next five years.

3 Follow Your Excitement

The best way to figure out what you do want in life is by following your passion and excitement.

All too often this type of message gets lost in New Age rhetoric but it is actually a powerful tool if you strip away all of the “woowoo” from it and keep it this simple:

Every day, you will have many things to choose from. Choose the one that is the most exciting that you can take action on without expectation of what is to come from it and see where it leads you.

When you can no longer take it any further, move on to the next exciting thing.

Your excitement is like a compass needle pointing you in a specific direction that says, “Go this way.”

So follow your passion and excitement and see where it leads you.

4. Keep A Positive Mind & Healthy Body

Life is filled with lots of negativity.

It will be your job to surround yourself with positive energy and people.

And, it will be your job to fill your body with the right foods that keep you feeling healthy and clean.

Your mind and a body is a vessel: what you put in is what you get out.

If you want to live a life filled with joy and passion, fill your mind and body with good things.

5. Practice Gratitude

If you don’t take the time to stop and smell the roses, life can seem mundane (even though its not).

All too often, people get lost in their day-to-day activities and then life becomes boring or a drag.

Their are no boring situations, just bored minds.

If you stay in a state of gratitude and are thankful for each moment, then you will be in a state where you can attract better things in your life.

You are an antennae that is broadcasting and receiving energy.

Remain in a state of gratitude and you will attract that in your life.

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8 Motivational Podcasts To Fire Up Your Fitness

The beauty of the podcast world is that you can find high-quality, free information on practically any subject from fitness and nutrition to sports, politics, and personal success. All it takes is a simple click to either download a single issue or subscribe to the whole enchilada.

The next time you’re in the gym, try switching from pop tunes and heavy metal to podcasts that help your body and mind get swole.

1. Barbell Shrugged

Barbell Shrugged

Barbell Shrugged offers some of the highest-quality content you can find on lifting and performance, paired with an exceptional quantity of content. The show has almost 300 episodes under its weight belt, featuring interviews with some of the top researchers, trainers, coaches, and athletes in the field.

As you recommit to improving your conditioning in the new year, immerse yourself in back episodes of Barbell Shrugged. It’ll take you awhile to get through them all and, even if you do, don’t sweat it; new episodes come out every week.

2. Shredded by Science

Shredded By Science

Shredded by Science. The name alone is enough to make you want to download it, right? Here’s another reason to give it a listen: It’s not geared for the average lifter, but for personal trainers. The show’s hosts are committed to increasing the knowledge of fitness-industry professionals by taking a close look at fitness dogma, trends, and research.

Of course, if you’re not a trainer, you may not want to listen to every single episode, but most episodes are general enough to grab the attention of anyone looking to expand their fitness know-how. Try finding another podcast that asks the soul-searching question, “have you got Bigorexia?”

3. The Mike Dolce Show

The Mike Dolce Show

Mike Dolce is a tough, smart guy. He’s so tough and smart he was voted the World MMA Trainer of the Year from 2013-2016, during which time he was responsible for the pre-fight weight cuts of UFC athletes like Johny Hendricks and Ronda Rousey.

Dolce’s podcast features interviews with athletes, doctors, researchers, dietitians, and bodybuilders. He never holds back from expressing his opinions on training and nutrition, which always makes for a riveting program.

The Mike Dolce Show is part information, part entertainment, and part motivation. If you’re a fan of strength training or fighting sports, you’ll love this podcast.

4. The School of Greatness

The School of Greatness

The School of Greatness is hosted by Lewis Howes, a former Arena Football League player and New York Times bestselling author. His podcast isn’t strictly about performance as it relates to making gains in the gym—it’s about making gains in life.

Howes interviews people from all walks of life, from dog-whisperer Cesar Millan to Dr. Oz to tennis player Maria Sharapova. What his guests have in common is that they’ve all achieved some tangible measure of “greatness,” even with the odds stacked against them. If you’re striving toward big goals, this podcast will help you tune in to your own indomitable spirit and forge ahead to realize your own personal greatness.

5. TEDTalks Health

TEDTalks Health

There’s nothing more motivating than a killer TEDTalk. And if you’re into modern medicine and well-being, you’ll be totally amped listening to the TEDTalks Health podcast.

The best part about the show is the sheer breadth of topics addressed. Tune in to talks about the brain benefits of deep sleep, how to stay calm under stress, or why some people struggle to stick to an exercise program. All these talks are presented by doctors and researchers well-respected in their given field, so you can rest assured that this is all top-quality information.

6. The Model Health Show

The Model Health Show

Shawn Stevenson, the host of the Model Health Show, is one dialed-in dude. Sure, he likes fitness as much as the next guy, but he’s more concerned with total health. That’s why his show provides high-quality, trustworthy information on a broad range of health-related subjects.

Tune in to the Model Health Show to learn about intermittent fasting on one show, the science of setting goals on another, and using progressive overload to get stronger on still another. Stevenson’s been hosting his show for years, so he brings with him a library of about 250 shows, meaning you’ll be set for audio accompaniment for nearly a year’s worth of workouts.

7. The GMB Fitness Show

The GMB Fitness Show

If your goal is to be the best in the gym and in life, then it’s time to start listening to the GMB Fitness Show. GMB is an organization that promotes the concepts of physical autonomy and unhindered movement. Its goal is to teach people how to move without aches and pains, and it provides a balanced, but focused, approach to training.

Listen in on shows about overcoming strength deficits, changing habits to maximize performance, injury recovery, and how to combine different training plans. The podcasts touch on pretty much every subject, so you’re bound to run across insights and information you haven’t heard before.

8. The Podcast

The Podcast

Last, but not least, you’d be remiss if you overlooked The Podcast. Hosted by editors Nick Collias and Heather Eastman, this relative newcomer to the world of podcasting makes up in quality what it has yet to gain in quantity.

Each of‘s 80+ episodes feature in-depth and often humorous interviews with experts on the subjects you’re most interested in—physique building, physique enhancement, and workout programming. For added motivation, check out the stories from athletes who share the secrets to their own success.


7 Podcasts For When You Need A Boost Of Motivation

Podcasts are more popular now than ever before, and it seems that most of our favorite creative content creators has one these days. In fact, there’s likely a podcast covering pretty much any topic you can think of. This year, we’re all about getting motivated to tackle all aspects of our lives, so our contributor, Joana Ferreira, compiled a list of seven of her favorite podcasts that are sure to provide a boost of motivation.

About two years ago, I was spending two or more hours commuting to work every day. If you’re in a similar situation, you know that’s not an enjoyable experience. Thankfully, that was when I discovered the world of podcasts and was able to make those hours fly by while being given a boost of motivation by inspirational speakers. And even if you’re not commuting to work, you can always have them in the background while cooking or cleaning the house. That being said, here are a few favorites that definitely deserve a listen!

1. Let’s Discuss

This is probably one of my favorites at the moment! In a very refreshing and honest way, Monica and Ella discuss all things life, love, work and wellbeing. It makes you feel like you’re in a coffee shop with them chatting about the struggles of every twenty-something. 

Where to start? Kristina Karlsson On Positive Intentions, Goals & Dreams & Quarter Life Crisis & How To Handle It

2. Goal Digger

Geared toward creative girl bosses, this podcast is all about redefining success and chasing your dreams. Its host, Jenna Kutcher, is very honest and authentic, and each episode will certainly make you feel super motivated to tackle your goals and live intentionally.

Where to start? Goal Setting For People Who Hate Goal Setting & Starting A Movement And Fostering Community

3. The Lively Show

Focused on living an intentional life, this podcast is hosted by Jess, an inspiring online entrepreneur who sold all her belongings to travel across the world by herself—a very Eat, Pray, Love moment! She talks all about following our intuition and finding “flow” in order to live an intentional life.

Where to start? How To Compassionately Set Boundaries In Relationships With Brené Brown & Law Of Attraction With Megan Bowers

4. The Life Coach School

Don’t let its name fool you as it isn’t a podcast just for those wanting to be a life coach. Actually, it teaches you how to be your own coach. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from Brooke was that “your thoughts create your feelings, your feelings create your actions and your actions create your results.” Definitely something to keep in mind.

Where to start? Why You Aren’t Taking Action & The Self Coaching Model

5. The Marie Forleo Podcast

Marie is an entrepreneur whose goal is to help you become the person you want to be. Sounds promising, right? She’s super positive and witty, empowering you to create a life and business you love.

Where to start? How To Stop Judging Yourself & Others with Gabrielle Bernstein & The Most Powerful Gratitude Practice You’re Not Doing

6. Lavendaire

Hosted by Aileen, an entrepreneur and YouTuber, this is a podcast on personal growth and lifestyle design. It not only features her own experiences in life, but also inspiring interviews sure to give you a boost of motivation.

Where to start? Design Your Everyday Life w/Katie Lee & Stop Being a People-Pleaser w/Confidence Coach Amy E. Smith

7. Happier

As the name suggests, this podcast is all about making your life a little happier. Hosted by Gretchen (the author of the book The Happiness Project!) and her sister Elizabeth, it is super relatable and a refreshing way to add a more positivity to your life.

Where to start? The One Minute Rule & Start Your Own Happiness Project

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56 Motivational Inspirational Quotes About Life & Success (2020)

Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life. This is why I find them so interesting and crucial on our paths to success.

So what’s their secret?

You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens to you.

When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile or a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.

You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking – and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

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You can decide what you are going to think in any given situation. Your thoughts and feelings determine your actions and determine the results you get. It all starts with your thoughts – and I have found that inspirational words are a quick way to retune your thinking.

Try keeping a few uplifting excerpts or positive proclamations on hand. If you ever notice your energy or your spirit begin to drop, simply recite an inspirational and uplifting quote to quickly boost your mood.

Inspirational Quotes About Life and Success

I’ve compiled a list of some of the best motivational quotes so you can start the year by taking control of your thoughts, thinking positively and setting new goals. I’ve also compiled a free e-book of quotes that you can get by clicking the link.

If you are looking for another way to stay motivated in life, be sure to download my free guide to staying motivated during tough times.

Here are my favorite inspirational quotes about life:

1) “The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

This straight-to-business quote comes from the man who created the happiest place on earth – and a multibillion-dollar empire. Click here to tweet this inspirational quote.

inspirational quote by Walt Disney over image of feet on stair case

2) “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

When it comes to success quotes by famous people, Winston Churchill’s inspirational words of wisdom always make the list. Click here to tweet this quote.

inspirational sunset with quote by Winston Churchill about optimism in life

3) “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Will Rogers was an American actor, cowboy, columnist and social commentator who believed in keeping forward momentum. Click here to tweet this quote.

night skyline with inspirational quote by Will Rogers

4) “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

When you replace ‘lose’ with ‘learn’ in your vocabulary, the thought of failure becomes less daunting and lets you focus on growth. Click here to tweet this.

sunrise with motivational success quote about learning from failure

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5) “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Inspirational Quote by Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi was an American football hero who’s uplifting words frequently make it onto Top 10 Inspirational Quotes lists. Click here to tweet this quote.

inspirational quote by vince lombardi on image of man on mountainside

6) “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs truly captured some of the wisdom of life in this statement. Do that which you are passionate about and your work will feel effortless.

motivational ocean view with Steve Jobs quote about working with your passion

7) “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

I believe this is one of the best quotes to live by because it reminds me to think without limits and never doubt my wildest thoughts.

inspirational quote by Rob Siltanen on image of man jumping over a mountain peak

8) “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

There’s a special place in my heart for these inspirational words. They remind me of my unwavering determination to become a motivational speaker.


9) “Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur.” – Mohnish Pabrai

This line always puts a smile on my face because it alludes to the excitement of not knowing what to expect but seeing a possible life-changing outcome.


10) “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was one of the top civil rights activists and embraced a spirit of positive thinking and sheer determination.

11) “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

This piece of wisdom is one of my favorite quotes for students. It reminds us to apply what we learn and take action toward success, rather than waiting and hoping.

motivational life quote about success by Von Goethe

12) “Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; what would it look like?” – Brian Tracy

The exercise mentioned in this excerpt of my personal development philosophy is one of the keys to gaining clarity for what you really want in life. Start with a clear vision of your ideal life and happiness, then work backward to achieve it.

inspirational quote by Brian Tracy on nature image

13) “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

I love this pairing of quotation and image (below). Before we act, our imaginations often run wild, but when we move forward we often find the path ahead far less daunting than the horrifying version we had created in our minds.

uplifting quote by Dr. Henry Link on image of man biking into a dark forest

14) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Quote by Henry Ford

Truly a quote to live by, the American captain of industry, Henry Ford, made this proclamation while reflecting on his life. He is still one of the wealthiest figures of the modern period. Ford also said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

inspirational words about success in life by Henry Ford on image of man's silhouette

15) “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Life Quote by Helen Keller

Helen Keller is the author of this thought-provoking quote about life. I love her adventurous spirit and all or nothing attitude!


16) “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

In this powerful Hasidic proverb, we learn an ancient truth that still holds up in modern times. The power of self-confidence is just as strong today as it was a long time ago. You can still change the thoughts of others by changing your thoughts about yourself.


17) “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Motivational Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

F.D.R. famously alluded to the impact positive thinking can have on the world, stating that our doubts, or our self-limiting beliefs, were the only restraints on the possibilities of the future.

quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt about self doubt and positive thinking

18) “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein authored this encouraging and uplifting quote. In just five words, he captured the essence of his intellectual philosophy and inspired others to embrace the creative process.


19) “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

Professional baseball player and coach, Don Zimmer dedicated 65 years to the sport. The wisdom he left behind implies that will power and dedication are just as important as ability. Again, alluding to the concept that success is formed in the mind before it is manifested in reality.


20) “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

At number twenty, we have one of the most famous quotes about life by Teddy Roosevelt, who served as President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. A true optimist, he believed in the value of always giving it your all, no matter what you have or where you are.


21) “Develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” – Encouraging Quote by Brian Tracy


22) “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis


23) “To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.” – Confucius


24) “Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” – Brian Tracy


25) “Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” – Brian Tracy


26) “The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” – Success Quote by Brian Tracy


27) “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield


28) “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – Positive Quote by John Wooden


Related: Sales Quotes to Motivate Your Team to Sell More Effectively in 2019

29) “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


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30) “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps


31) “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” – Michelle Obama


32) “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller


33) “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

a popular quote by Steve Jobs written over skyscraper building and clouds

34) “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

a popular inspirational quote by Zig Ziglar in text over a large rock

35)  “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” – Brian Tracy


36) “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

motivational quote by Brian Tracy about limits on success in life

Motivational Quotes for Leaders

My best quotes about business success have been inspired by the world’s best leaders. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or manager, here are 20 leadership quotes to help motivate yourself to peak performance.

Remember that true leadership is about striving to become better in all areas of life and empowering everyone around you to become the best versions of themselves. Always focus on improving your leadership qualities as well as others around you.

20 Success Quotes for Inspirational Leaders

Here are 20 of my favorite inspirational quotes for business leaders. If you find them to be particularly motivating, please share this post with your friends.

37) “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”

Leadership Quotes Integrity is The

38) “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people”

Leadership Quotes Leadership is The

39) “Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance”

Leadership Quotes Leaders Set High

40) “Clarity is the key to effective leadership. What are your goals?”

Leadership Quotes Clarity is The

41) “The best leaders have a high Consideration Factor. They really care about their people”

Leadership Quotes The Best Leaders

42) “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”

Leadership Quotes Leaders Think And

43) “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.”

Leadership Quotes The Key Responsibility

44) “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.”

Leadership Quotes The Effective Leader

45) “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.”

Inspirational Quotes Leaders Never Use

46) “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.”

Leadership Quotes Practice Golden Rule

47) “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.”

Leadership Quotes Superior Leaders Are

48) “Leaders are anticipatory thinkers. They consider all consequences of their behaviors before they act.”

Leadership Quotes Leaders Are Anticipatory

49) “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.”

Leadership Quotes The True Test

50) “Leaders concentrate single-mindedly on one thing– the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.”

Leadership Quotes Leaders Concentrate Single

51) “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone.”

Leadership Quotes The Three-Cs

52) “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.”

inspirational quote for leaders about respect

53) “Leadership is more who you are than what you do.”

Leadership Quotes Leadership is More

54) “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.”

Leadership Quotes Entrepreneurial Leadership Requires

55) “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.”

Leadership Quotes Leaders Are Innovative

56) “Leaders are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better.”

Leadership Quotes Leaders Are Never

Thanks for reading my favorite motivational quotes of this year. I wish you a wonderful year and hope you can look to these inspirational words whenever you need a boost so you may confidently crush any challenges or goals that you set for yourself.

Use them to stay motivated as you learn how to write a book,  become a better speaker, or set and achieve every SMART Goal on your path to success. They hold within them one of the greatest keys to success: positive energy!

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Just as the nature of risk has been a whirling dervish of late, the counter-forces of business continuity measures have had to turn on a dime as well. What used to mean better batteries for servers and mirrored, distributed datacenters has recently evolved into anywhere, any-circumstance solutions that keep workers working — no matter what.

Out-of-the-blue workplace disruptions — whether natural disasters, political unrest, or the current coronavirus pandemic — have shown how true business continuity means enabling all employees to continue to work in a safe and secure manner.

The next BriefingsDirect business agility panel discussion explores how companies and communities alike are adjusting to a variety of workplace threats using new ways of enabling enterprise-class access and distribution of vital data resources and applications.

And in doing so, these public and private sector innovators are setting themselves up to be more agile, intelligent, and responsive to their workers, customers, and citizens once the disaster inevitably passes.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy.

Here to share stories on making IT systems and people evolve together to overcome workplace disruptions is Chris McMasters, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the City of Corona, California; Jordan Catling, Associate Director of Client Technology at The University of Sydney in Australia, and Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at Citrix. The panel is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The Startup’s Guide to Podcast Advertising — SitePoint

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Despite being about as hip as the average mother (that is, not very), my mom is definitely in the know when it comes to cool new startup products.

Harry’s Razors? She bought them for my dad. A Casper mattress? She’s never slept better. An Audible subscription? Listening to Gone Girl spiced up her commute to work.

If you listen to podcasts, you’ll know how my mom is learning about all these companies. Podcast advertising is taking off; so much so that in April of 2015, the Interactive Advertising Bureau published a 27-page “Digital Audio Buyer’s Guide”. In a single year, advertisers will spend $34 million on podcasts (and that’s a low estimate).

Of course, the rise in advertising is stemming from a rise in the podcasting industry itself. According to Edison Research, one-third of the U.S. population has listened to a podcast–a 300% increase since 2006.

So, if you’re looking for a great way to get the word out about your startup, you should definitely consider podcast sponsorships. 

Why Podcasting Is Such a Great Ad Medium

As you no doubt know, most people pay little attention to traditional ads–if they don’t ignore them completely. From banner ads on websites, which 99.8% of people don’t engage with, to TV ads, which 37% ignore, most mediums have low interaction rates.

The recent rise in ad-blocking makes advertisers even more nervous.

Podcasts are different. Not only do people listen to the ads, they actually enjoy them.

First, most people simply can’t ignore the ads. More than 25% of podcast consumers listen during their morning commute. Other popular podcasting activities include walking the dog, doing household chores, and working out. These activities don’t allow you to fast-forward through an ad, nor do they let you focus on something else until the ad finishes.

But the vast majority of people don’t want to. Podcast ads are considered fun and engaging. Many of them match the overall tone of the podcast; for example, PC’s ads for Reply All (a popular Internet-themed podcast), feature a charming exchange between the Reply All host and a young couple, who agree they’d rather save their laptops than their wedding pictures.

Most ads are read by the hosts themselves, which makes you feel as though you’re hearing about, say, from a friend rather than a self-interested stranger.

As Adam Sachs, CEO of ad network Midroll, told Fast Company, “That passive endorsement is really powerful.”

The Set-Up

Before you can make any decisions, it’s helpful to know the jargon.

Pre-roll: This 15-second spot opens the podcast. Usually, it has more of the traditional audio ad feel than the mid-roll, which can be more casual.

Mid-roll: These 30 to 60-second segments occur periodically throughout the episode. 

Offer code: Most podcast ads offer listeners a unique promo code, which allows sponsors to track how many conversions they’re getting.

Native ad: The standard podcast ad consists of the host(s) reading a script into the microphone. However, you’ll also hear the occasional agency-produced ad, with music, sound effects, interviewees, etc.

Outro: The final part of a podcast, during which the host can urge listeners once again to try out the company (“Don’t forget to use offer code Take30 to receive 20% off your first Wayne purchase”) or simply remind them of the sponsorship (“Thanks to Wayne for sponsoring this episode.”)

Direct response: Since most podcatchers offer linkable show notes or captions, you can now provide direct links to your site or product page.

Podcatcher: A podcast player. iTunes still reigns supreme, but apps like Stitcher, Overcast, and Castro are gaining ground.

Finding Podcasts

The beginning step in any marketing strategy is to find the appropriate outlets.

You can tackle this project in two ways.

The first way is to identify shows your target demographic is listening to, contact those shows, and ask to sponsor them. 

Let’s say your company provides millennials with simple, easy-to-use banking software. After some research, you decide to approach Night Vale and Rooster Teeth, two shows popular among millennials.

Pros: This approach is pretty low-budget. Also, it allows you to scout out niche podcasts that directly appeal to your core market–as opposed to hyper-popular shows like Serial that everyone listens to.

Cons: It’s a pretty unscientific and time-consuming approach.

The second option is to work with a podcast network, like Midroll or Archer Avenue. They act as the middleman, matching you with multiple shows within their roster.

Pros: Almost all of the heavy lifting is outsourced. Plus, you can gain access to top podcasters (who may ignore you if you reach out to them independently).

Cons: It’s more expensive.

While your decision will depend on how much you can afford to spend and the audience size you’re going after, in general, I’d recommend starting with the first approach, seeing how it goes, and iterating on your approach, then moving to the second.

Best Practices


On average, users listen to 22 minutes per podcast–if you choose to advertise at the end of a 90-minute podcast, you’re probably not going to reach all of the episode’s listeners. Instead, buy a pre-roll spot or a mid-roll spot that’s played somewhere in the first 20 minutes. These spots will be more expensive, but they’ll also be more effective.


You should also keep things short and snappy. Fifteen seconds or less is a good benchmark. According to social audio platform Clammr, 82% of people use Apple’s Podcast app to listen to their shows, which is notable because this app allows you to fast-forward 15 seconds at a time. So, if you produce a 30-second ad, it’ll be much easier for listeners to skip than a 10-second one.


When it comes to the ad itself, I’m highly in favor of the live read. Having the host (a known, trusted entity) talk about your product is an implicit recommendation. Yes, you can pre-record an ad in your own studio, but you’ll lose the intimacy of a host-read. And while you’ll obviously need to prepare a script for them, give them the freedom to riff and say things in their own words. When hosts have the freedom to play with an ad a little, the spot sounds far more natural and fun.

Mack Weldon, an underwear company, definitely took this principle to heart when hiring Matt Gourley, host of Wolfpop’s I Was There Too show. Weldon lets its podcasters “talk about the product the way they want.” And so Gourley delivered a profanity-ridden, absolutely hilarious ad


Some advertisers (like Blue Apron and Squarespace) offer hosts freebies so the hosts can talk about their personal experiences with the products. 

“When the host is personally reading the ad and telling a story about the product in her own words, it lands with the audience in a different and more authentic way than a traditional ad spot,”  marketing director at MailChimp, Mark DiCristina, told the New York Times.

Potential Issues

On a recent episode of StartUp, PJ and Alex, the hosts of Reply All, told their boss they felt uncomfortable explicitly endorsing products.

It all started when they’d ended an ad for the Microsoft Outlook app by saying, “If you want to be an early adopter like Matt Lieber and a very prominent unnamed tech journalist and me and PJ, now is the time to make the leap; download the app for free for iOS or Android.”

After the ad ran, PJ and Alex started having qualms. After all, they reasoned, what if they say Microsoft Outlook is a fantastic tool, and then next week they discovered something they “really hated” about the Outlook app?

So, from then on, they decided to discuss their general experiences with products, rather than saying, “We use this and love it.”

To complicate the issue, the FCC doesn’t regulate podcast ad messaging. The Federal Trade Commission simply says native ads must be labeled.

I suggest taking your cue from NPR. It’s decided to ban explicit endorsements as well, but the organization allows “qualititative terms” like “designed to be easy to use.”

Incorporating Podcasts Into Your Marketing Budget

Most podcast spots cost between $18 and $25 per every 1,000 listens, depending on the length of your ad, when it’s played, and of course, the popularity of the podcast.

For reference, buying an ad on a podcast from Slate’s network (which boasts 15 podcasts and more than 6.5 million downloads per month) would run you $20 per 1,000 listens.

Unfortunately, it’s notoriously difficult to get metrics for podcast ad consumption. Apple only provides data on total downloads and subscribers. And without further information, those numbers can be misleading. Maybe 10,000 download a podcast, but only 3,000 of them ever get around to actually listening to it. And of those 3,000, let’s say merely 1,000 finish the episode.

There is some good news: a bunch of public radio organizations just came together to decide what a “download” meant. Hopefully, this agreement is the beginning of objective and regulated standards.

In the meantime, there are a couple different options for tracking your ad results.

Quantifying Your ROI

First up: the coupon code. Hosts provide a unique, memorable promo code for podcast listeners so that every time someone makes a purchase on your site using that code, you can assume they came from the podcast. Around 80% of podcast advertisers use this method to measure ROI.

Of course, this method is highly imperfect. What if someone hears about your product on a podcast and decides to try it, but forgets the code? (After all, the on-the-go nature of podcast consumption means listeners probably aren’t buying anything till later.) 

Also, thanks to sites like RetailMeNot and, promo codes have a way of spreading across the web.

The second option: a unique link in the show notes. This approach will give you better data–if you want really specific stats, I suggest using a different link for each episode, so you can run different ads and figure out which draw more leads.

However, many hosts might not feel comfortable giving you so much real estate in their show notes. Also, you’ll need to ask listeners to go hunting for the link.

The Good News

Podcast advertising definitely has its complications. But there’s some good news: right now, you don’t have a lot of competition. In fact, one-third of podcasts don’t have any sponsors, and the other two-thirds sell just 30% of their slots. If you start advertising now, you’ll be ahead of the game.


11 Inspirational Podcasts To Lift You Up

The key advantage that audio brings us is convenience. We can listen while we’re commuting, exercising, or working, and the growth of podcasts are just starting.

As the popular saying goes, “You are who you surround yourself with.”

The same applies to what you read, what you watch, and in this case: what you listen to.

I’m an avid listener of podcasts, and I’ll get my hands on any show that will give me an edge in life.

To make your life simpler, here are 11 inspirational podcasts to lift you up:

1. Lewis Howes

Show: The School of Greatness
One-word description: Inspirational

Lewis Howes has been exploding in the podcasting scene over the past year and is consistently ranked as one of the top podcasts on the Health category of iTunes.

Notable guests on The School of Greatness includes Arianna Huffington, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, and more, where they share how their journey started from the beginning to greatness.

With Lewis’ School of Greatness Book coming out in a few months, he has been putting out episodes 3 times a week, which includes guest interviews and solo rounds. My personal favorite is his 5-minute Fridays.


2. Tim Ferriss

Show: The Tim Ferriss Show
One-word description: Analytical

After hitting the NYTimes list with all 3 of his books, Tim Ferriss has been “experimenting” with his podcast show, which was awarded “Best of iTunes” in 2014.


The theme of The Tim Ferriss Show is “de-constructing excellence,” and with Tim’s vast network, he brings on the top performers in different industries to ask them questions like “what is your daily habit” and “who’s the first person you think of when you hear the word ‘success’?”

With Tim’s quirky personality, you’ll also get to enjoy some random questions like “who’s the first person you think of when you hear ‘punchable’?”


3. James Altucher

Show: The James Altucher Show
One-word description: Transparent

When most people think of James Altucher, they think honest, transparent, and vulnerable.

James is not afraid to reveal it all, and help his listeners and readers learn from his mistakes, successes, and lessons.
The great thing about James as a host is his curiosity.

He’s willing to go above and beyond to ask his guests questions that the audience is already thinking in their heads.


4. Gary Vaynerchuk

Show: The #AskGaryVee Show
One-word description: Spontaneous

Gary Vaynerchuk made it to the scene in the “Vlogging” world through his first show, Wine Library TV.

Although The #AskGaryVee Show is intended to be “Video first,” he’s always keeping podcast listeners in mind by explaining the visuals of what’s happening on his show – and an added dose of spontaneity.

Known as a social media guru, each episode is based around his fans asking him 3-5 questions on average on social media, where Gary gives his honest answer in return.


If you want your questions answered and a chance to be on the show, tweet @garyvee with your question and #askgaryvee in the tweet.


5.Gretchen Rubin

Show: Happier with Gretchen Rubin
One-word description: Happy

Gretchen is a well-known NYTimes Best Selling author, mostly known for her book, Happiness Project.

She’s now extending this brand and fanbase into audio with her new show, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, that she hosts with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

The podcast is already getting millions of downloads within only a few months of launching.

If you’re looking to increase your happiness in life, Happier with Gretchen Rubin is worth checking out.


6. Jack & Suzy Welch

Show: WelchCast
One-word description: Sharp

Jack and Suzy Welch may be defined as one of the most “Powerful Couples” of this decade.

While Suzy is a former editor-in-chief at Harvard Business Review and a NYTimes Best Selling Author, Jack is recognized as one of the greatest CEO’s of all time from his success at General Electric.

If you want to get career advice and tips from some of the most successful people of our time, tune into the WelchCast.


7. Tai Lopez

Show: Tai Lopez Show

One-word description: Insightful

Tai is famous for reading “a book a day” and provides insightful summaries from the best books he reads.

What’s great about Tai’s reviews is not the simple summaries of his books, but his own personal anecdotes and lessons in life that he shares alongside the book reviews.


8. Chalene Johnson

Show: The Chalene Show
One-word description: Energetic

As a fitness trainer, social media expert, life coach, author, and speaker, there seems that there’s very few things that Chalene can’t do.

What stands Chalene out from others is her level of energy that she brings to each episode, in addition to the insights and advice she provides on social media and business growth.

If you want to get pumped and become a better business owner along the way, check out The Chalene Show.


9. Brian Rose

Show: London Real
One-word description: Deep


Have you ever met someone that can sit down with you in one moment, and a few hours fly by without you even noticing?

The host of London Real, Brian Rose, teaches us how to be a great listener, while bringing on amazing guests to share their journey from successful entrepreneurs, creatives, authors, and more.

Notable guests include: Robert Greene, Aubrey De Grey, and Guy Kawasaki.

10. Kevin Rose

Show: The Foundation
One-word description: Savvy

The Foundation is a classic for any tech entrepreneurs wanting to learn from the best. Host of the show, Kevin Rose, is the founder of Digg and currently acts as a Partner of Google Ventures.

What’s amazing about The Foundation is the quality of production and the guests that Kevin brings on, such as Elon Musk.


11. Jordan Harbinger

Show: Art of Charm
One-word description: Idiosyncratic

The title of this show describes it all. Jordan Harbinger brings his charm with every episode, and teaches his listeners on how to become extraordinary men, along with his guests.

Receiving over a million downloads per month, The Art of Charm is the go-to place for any men looking to become more successful in their personal and professional lives.


There you go, 11 best motivational podcasts to inspire your life. Do give yourself an extra advantage in life by listening to these meaningful podcasts. You are what you listen to!

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20 Motivational Podcasts to Start Following in 2020

We could all use a little motivation here and there. Sometimes those pick-me-ups are useful for providing us with the inspiration and direction we need to take that next step towards our goals!

This is why I’ve rounded up some of the best motivational podcasts that you should consider listening to and subscribing to for 2020.

1. No More Excuses: Monday Motivation

It’s no mystery that the trend is to dread Mondays. Nobody looks forward to a full work week ahead of them before they get another chance to lay back, relax, and actually do some of the things they do enjoy.

But imagine how much better our weeks would be if we were actually motivated for them instead of dreading them.

This is exactly what the “No More Excuses” podcast is all about. Sandi Ballard helps motivate people for their upcoming weeks, encourages people to be more accountable for their lives, and provides helpful self-improvement tips that we can all take action on.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

2. Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life

The search for meaning and life significant in our careers and personal lives is probably one of the most challenging pursuits we’ll ever encounter.

Luckily for us, there are a few motivational podcasts out there surrounding this topic which can provide us with useful advice on our journeys.

Few provide listeners with better advice than Francine’s “Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life” podcast. Through a variety of tips, interviews, and guides, Francine helps us to re-ignite our inner sparks to discover the answers to these truly challenging life questions.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

3. The Tim Ferriss Show

The “Tim Ferriss Show” is one of those motivational podcasts that you won’t be able to stop listening to after you start.

Author of the best-seller The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss, interviews individuals from the top of their respective fields to give his listeners an insider examination of exactly what it is that these people do to perform at their best, continually improve, and how to overcome challenges along the way.

It’s no wonder that so many people have this podcast at the top of their personal lists. The wealth of information one gains about a wide variety of topics is truly astounding!

Listen to the Podcast Here.

4. TED Radio Hour

If you already enjoy TED Talks, then you’ll love TED Radio Hour. For those of you who are not familiar with TED Talks, they’re basically small speech presentations that provide the audience with thought-provoking ideas, inventions, research, and discoveries.

Hosted by Guy Raz, the TED Radio Hour takes a bunch of these topics around a particular theme and provides us with an hour’s worth of insights to get our minds moving!

These presentations are then supplemented with side-interviews with the original presenters which only adds to the engaging nature of the content.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

5. How I Built This


This is another motivational podcast hosted by Guy Raz. Basically, the “How I Built This” podcast immerses listeners into the story of a company for a full hour.

Though the companies range in the field of expertise and size, these companies are typically highly-reputable.

The insights presented are invaluable to anyone interested in entrepreneurship. If you’re interested in potentially launching your own idea or company one day, then this is one of the motivational podcasts that you have to try listening to.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

6. Art of Charm

The “Art of Charm podcast” with hosts AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak, walks us through how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self.

This podcast is not only motivational but provides a truly unique perspective from the majority of entrepreneurial-based shows. Whereas most focus on self-improvement, high-performance habits, and steps for business success, the “Art of Charm” focuses much more on the relationship dimension.

This podcast helps us to understand how to simply become better with people because our success is so highly dependent on our social and emotional IQ. These episodes, if you implement the lessons they contain, will change not only how you perceive relationships, but possibly your whole life focus as well.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

7. Mindvalley Podcast

Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley, hosts this motivational podcast and provides tons of welcomed material encouraging our personal growth.

It’s quite likely that your personal development journey may be sparked or redirected after listening to a few of the expert interviews hosted on this podcast.

Though a wide variety of topics are discussed, there is definitely some favoritism shown towards the mind, relationships, health, and performance.

So if these topics interest you, make sure you add this one to your list of motivational podcasts!

Listen to the Podcast Here.

8. Lead to Win

It’s incredible how many useful pieces of information I’ve been able to take away from listening to Michael Hyatt’s “Lead to Win” podcast. Not only has this podcast outlined how I can best go about achieving my career and personal goals, but it’s also helped me understand the steps I should be taking to lead a more successful life!

Anyone who is in a leadership role, or looking to take on more leadership qualities, should be listening to this podcast.

Hyatt is an expert in the field of leadership and you will not regret listening to some of the invaluable insights that he has to offer.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

9. Rise Together

This is a podcast hosted by the dynamite husband and wife duo Rachel and Dave Hollis. Each of their episodes provides listeners with advice regarding how they can work with others they have relationships with to continually be striving to bring out the best in each other.

It truly helps listeners to be more mindful within their relationships and how each of us can work towards becoming better and more supportive partners as well as in our everyday relationships.


Listen to the Podcast Here.

10. The Dave Ramsey Show

If you’re looking to improve your financial state this year, then add this one to your list of motivational podcasts because this one will serve you endlessly.

Simply put, Dave Ramsey is a master of inspiring people to change through life-altering advice on topics such as building wealth, eliminating debt, and personal finances.

The proof really is in the pudding with this one. “The Dave Ramsey Show” has been named as one of Apple’s most downloaded shows in 2018.

Though people’s opinions may vary about Ramsey’s theories, it’s undeniable that he really knows what he’s talking about and that you will benefit from the financial advice he can provide.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

11. Entrepreneurs on Fire

For the entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs reading this article, take special note of this motivational podcast. From identifying your niche to outlining your business plan, the “Entrepreneurs on Fire” podcast hosted by John Dumas has got you covered.

This is a daily show through which John interviews some of the top entrepreneurs in their fields.

If you want inspiration to shoot for the stars, achieve your dreams, and take your life to that next level as you search for your passion and life purpose, this one is for you.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

12. Eventual Millionaire

The “Eventual Millionaire” podcast hosted by Jaime Masters provides a window into the resources and strategies that these individuals utilize to make huge strides and achieve massive success in their fields.

Possibly the most unique aspect of this podcast is its message and promise to teach listeners these money-making strategies while ensuring that they never sacrifice what’s important to them.

That may seem insignificant at first, but typically to achieve any type of success we must make huge sacrifices. So knowing that there are strategies out there that help us avoid some of those sacrifices makes this podcast worth a listen.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

13. The One You Feed

From mental health, mindfulness, positive leadership, self-awareness and improvement, all the way to human dynamics, and faith and spirituality this podcast has it all.

Eric Zimmer uses his podcast to walk people through some influential ideas regarding what habits and strategies we can each begin utilizing to stay on the positive side of life.

In a world that seems increasingly fixated upon the negative and our individual flaws, this podcast is a welcomed breath of fresh air.

At the very least, you’ll feel a little more positive in your everyday life. At the most, you could identify a few things that work for you to keep you continually finding that silver lining and motivated to move forward!

Listen to the Podcast Here.


14. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Building off the last suggestion is the “Happier” podcast hosted by Gretchen Rubin. She provides some tips and practical advice for becoming happier and strategies that we can use to begin learning new good habits.

With all this positivity surrounding you daily, it’ll be difficult for you to begin not feeling a little better, a little more inspired, and a lot more motivated!

Listen to the Podcast Here.

15. Hidden Brain

This podcast is from the National Public Radio family of podcasts and is definitely one you should consider listening to. This is another podcast that was named as one of Apple’s Most Downloaded shows in 2018.

This podcast offers a more scientific approach to understanding why we do the things that we do and helps us to understand not only the world around us but better understand ourselves as well.

It will help you to understand what’s driving your behaviors and decisions as well as how you can begin to influence those forces.

Not only this podcast very insightful, but it’s also highly entertaining which put it a cut above the vast majority of other motivational podcasts in its niche.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

16. Changeability

I’ve found that the “Changeability” podcast is great for commuting. Hosts Kathryn Bryant and Julian Illman utilize each episode to provide useful strategies and tools that anyone can implement to bring more success and happiness to their life.

Kathryn and Julian combine information and topics from the fields of science, business, spirituality, entertainment, and sports to generate enriched and engaging discussions on how to manage our minds and how we can begin making changes to more frequently be putting our best foot forward.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

17. Sports Motivation Podcast

This one is for the athletes out there as well as for the people looking to get more motivated about a particular sport or physical activity.

This podcast is hosted by former NFL running back Olaniyi Sobomehim (Niyi Sobo) who aims to provide his listeners with information on how they can dominate during game-day and achieve their athletic goals.

From creating a winning mindset to setting goals, mastering our mental and emotional states, and visualizing our success, there is something for everyone to take away from this podcast.

If you’re into athletics, this is one of the motivational podcasts you won’t want to miss.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

18. Good Life Project

The “Good Life Project” podcast is a great motivational podcast to listen to if you’re looking to raise your spirits quickly and feel a little better.

Simply put, this podcast presents listeners with a variety of stories of people living meaningful, purpose-driven, connected, and engaging lives.


Additionally, on this podcast, you’ll listen to some of the most influential authors, speakers, and experts talk about the steps and secrets required for inspired living, how our brains work, and alternative approaches we can take to obtain health and well-being when the regular routes are no longer an option.

It motivates us to achieve these types of lives as well and truly shows that joy can be found anywhere in life. What truly matters, is that we understand ourselves well enough to know what this means to us personally.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

19. Inspire Nation

The “Inspire Nation” podcast will be your guide to living the life you’ve always wanted by helping you to reach your highest potential and realize your dreams.

Self-help expert, Michael Sandler hosts this engaging show for an hour every single day, so you’ll always have episodes to choose from.

Topics such as the Law of Attraction, health, spirituality, and personal growth are covered with guests of the show including influential personal-growth gurus, authors, and speakers.

There is a to-be-learned from these individuals, so sit back and enjoy as the wisdom pours out of the speakers and into your ears providing you with useful tips and tricks that you can implement to become inspired in your own life.

Listen to the Podcast Here.

20. This is Your Life

This is another motivational podcast for the leaders out there. Not only will this one motivate you, but the “This Is Your Life” podcast will help you understand how you can grow into the leader you’ve always wanted to be.

Not surprisingly, this podcast is also hosted by leadership expert Michael Hyatt and emphasizes a simple yet vital message,

“Win at Work. Succeed at Life. Lead with Confidence.”

And Michael has been quoted that the purpose of the podcast is to

“give you the clarity, courage, and tools you need to stop all the frenzy and start living with focus.”

The insights that leaders can gain simply from listening to this podcast are invaluable and make it one of the top motivational podcasts in this niche.

If you’re looking to get motivated or become a better leader than do yourself a huge favor and subscribe to this podcast!

Listen to the Podcast Here.

Final Thoughts

And there you have it! 20 of the most impactful, motivational and inspirational podcasts at your fingertips for you to begin listening to this year.

Some of these may be new to you, some you probably already listen to. Regardless, I hope that this list has piqued your interest and encouraged you to check out a few of these motivational podcasts.

Also, if you have further suggestions for motivational podcasts people should consider please either send them to me directly or leave your comment down below for other readers!

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Motivation Quotes (7853 quotes)

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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Lou Holtz

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
― Lou Holtz


“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
― Thomas Jefferson


“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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Viktor E. Frankl

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
― Viktor E. Frankl,


“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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Paulo Coelho

“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
― Paulo Coelho,


“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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“Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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Zig Ziglar

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
― Zig Ziglar,


“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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Walt Disney Company

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”
― Walt Disney


“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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Jordan Belfort

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
― Jordan Belfort


“Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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“Surround Yourself with People Who Believe in Your Dreams:
Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

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Positive Self-Talk: Benefits and Techniques

Self-talk is your internal dialogue. It’s influenced by your subconscious mind, and it reveals your thoughts, beliefs, questions, and ideas.

Self-talk can be both negative and positive. It can be encouraging, and it can be distressing. Much of your self-talk depends on your personality. If you’re an optimist, your self-talk may be more hopeful and positive. The opposite is generally true if you tend to be a pessimist.

Positive thinking and optimism can be effective stress management tools. Indeed, having a more positive outlook on life can provide you with some health benefits. For example, one 2010 study shows optimists have a better quality of life.

If you believe your self-talk is too negative, or if you want to emphasize positive self-talk, you can learn to shift that inner dialogue. It can help you be a more positive person, and it may improve your health.

Self-talk can enhance your performance and general well-being. For example, research shows self-talk can help athletes with performance. It may help them with endurance or to power through a set of heavy weights.

Furthermore, positive self-talk and a more optimistic outlook can have other health benefits, including:

  • increased vitality
  • greater life satisfaction
  • improved immune function
  • reduced pain
  • better cardiovascular health
  • better physical well-being
  • reduced risk for death
  • less stress and distress

It’s not clear why optimists and individuals with more positive self-talk experience these benefits. However, research suggests people with positive self-talk may have mental skills that allow them to solve problems, think differently, and be more efficient at coping with hardships or challenges. This can reduce the harmful effects of stress and anxiety.

Before you can learn to practice more self-talk, you must first identify negative thinking. This type of thinking and self-talk generally falls into four categories:

  • Personalizing. You blame yourself for everything.
  • Magnifying. You focus on the negative aspects of a situation, ignoring any and all of the positive.
  • Catastrophizing. You expect the worst, and you rarely let logic or reason persuade you otherwise.
  • Polarizing. You see the world in black and white, or good and bad. There’s nothing in between and no middle ground for processing and categorizing life events.

When you begin to recognize your types of negative thinking, you can work to turn them into positive thinking. This task requires practice and time and doesn’t develop overnight. The good news is that is can be done. A 2012 study shows even small children can learn to correct negative self-talk.

These scenarios are examples of when and how you can turn negative self-talk into positive self-talk. Again, it takes practice. Recognizing some of your own negative self-talk in these scenarios may help you develop skills to flip the thought when it occurs.

Negative: I’ll disappoint everyone if I change my mind.

Positive: I have the power to change my mind. Others will understand.

Negative: I failed and embarrassed myself.

Positive: I’m proud of myself for even trying. That took courage.

Negative: I’m overweight and out of shape. I might as well not bother.

Positive: I am capable and strong, and I want to get healthier for me.

Negative: I let everyone on my team down when I didn’t score.

Positive: Sports are a team event. We win and lose together.

Negative: I’ve never done this before and I’ll be bad at it.

Positive: This is a wonderful opportunity for me to learn from others and grow.

Negative: There’s just no way this will work.

Positive: I can and will give it my all to make it work.

Positive self-talk takes practice if it’s not your natural instinct. If you’re generally more pessimistic, you can learn to shift your inner dialogue to be more encouraging and uplifting.

However, forming a new habit takes time and effort. Over time, your thoughts can shift. Positive self-talk can become your norm. These tips can help:

  • Identify negative self-talk traps. Certain scenarios may increase your self-doubt and lead to more negative self-talk. Work events, for example, may be particularly hard. Pinpointing when you experience the most negative self-talk can help you anticipate and prepare.
  • Check in with your feelings. Stop during events or bad days and evaluate your self-talk. Is it becoming negative? How can you turn it around?
  • Find the humor. Laughter can help relieve stress and tension. When you need a boost for positive self-talk, find ways to laugh, such as watching funny animal videos or a comedian.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. Whether or not you notice it, you can absorb the outlook and emotions of people around you. This includes negative and positive, so choose positive people when you can.
  • Give yourself positive affirmations. Sometimes, seeing positive words or inspiring images can be enough to redirect your thoughts. Post small reminders in your office, in your home, and anywhere you spend a significant amount of time.

Positive self-talk can help you improve your outlook on life. It can also have lasting positive health benefits, including improved well-being and a better quality of life. However, self-talk is a habit made over a lifetime.

If you tend to have negative self-talk and err on the side of pessimism, you can learn to change it. It takes time and practice, but you can develop uplifting positive self-talk.

If you find you’re not successful on your own, talk with a therapist. Mental health experts can help you pinpoint sources of negative self-talk and learn to flip the switch. Ask your health care provider for a referral to a therapist, or ask a friend or family member for a suggestion.

If you don’t have personal references, you can search the database of sites like PsychCentral or Smartphone apps like Talkspace and LARKR provide virtual connections to trained and licensed therapists through chat or live video streams.


Intrinsic Motivation Theory: Overview, Factors, and Examples

Intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without any obvious external rewards. You do it because it’s enjoyable and interesting, rather than because of an outside incentive or pressure to do it, such as a reward or deadline.

An example of intrinsic motivation would be reading a book because you enjoy reading and have an interest in the story or subject, rather than reading because you have to write a report on it to pass a class.

There have been a number of different proposed theories to explain intrinsic motivation and how it works. Some experts believe that all behavior is driven by external reward, such as money, status, or food. In intrinsically motivated behaviors, the reward is the activity itself.

The most recognized theory of intrinsic motivation was first based on people’s needs and drives. Hunger, thirst, and sex are biological needs that we’re driven to pursue in order to live and be healthy.

Just like these biological needs, people also have psychological needs that must be satisfied in order to develop and thrive. These include the need for competence, autonomy, and relatedness.

Along with satisfying these underlying psychological needs, intrinsic motivation also involves seeking out and engaging in activities that we find challenging, interesting, and internally rewarding without the prospect of any external reward.

Intrinsic motivation comes from within, while extrinsic motivation arises from outside. When you’re intrinsically motivated, you engage in an activity solely because you enjoy it and get personal satisfaction from it.

When you’re extrinsically motivated, you do something in order to gain an external reward. This can mean getting something in return, such as money, or avoiding getting into trouble, such as losing your job.

Motivation Goals
Intrinsic You do the activity because it’s internally rewarding. You may do it because it’s fun, enjoyable, and satisfying. Goals come from within and the outcomes satisfy your basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness.
Extrinsic You do the activity in order to get an external reward in return. Goals are focused on an outcome and don’t satisfy your basic psychological needs. Goals involve external gains, such as money, fame, power, or avoiding consequences.

You’ve likely experienced examples of intrinsic motivation throughout your entire life without giving it much thought.

Some examples of intrinsic motivation are:

  • participating in a sport because it’s fun and you enjoy it rather than doing it to win an award
  • learning a new language because you like experiencing new things, not because your job requires it
  • spending time with someone because you enjoy their company and not because they can further your social standing
  • cleaning because you enjoy a tidy space rather than doing it to avoid making your spouse angry
  • playing cards because you enjoy the challenge instead of playing to win money
  • exercising because you enjoy physically challenging your body instead of doing it to lose weight or fit into an outfit
  • volunteering because you feel content and fulfilled rather than needing it to meet a school or work requirement
  • going for a run because you find it relaxing or are trying to beat a personal record, not to win a competition
  • taking on more responsibility at work because you enjoy being challenged and feeling accomplished, rather than to get a raise or promotion
  • painting a picture because you feel calm and happy when you paint rather than selling your art to make money

Everyone’s different and that includes what motivates us and our perspectives of rewards. Some people are more intrinsically motivated by a task while another person sees the same activity extrinsically.

Both can be effective, but research suggests that extrinsic rewards should be used sparingly because of the overjustification effect. Extrinsic rewards can undermine intrinsic motivation when used in certain situations or used too often. The rewards may lose their value when you reward behavior that was already intrinsically motivating. Some people also perceive extrinsic reinforcement as coercion or bribery.

The overjustification effect has inspired an entire field of study that focuses on students and how to help them reach their full potential. Though experts are divided on whether extrinsic rewards have a beneficial or negative effect on intrinsic motivation, a recent study showed that rewards may actually encourage intrinsic motivation when given early in a task.

Researchers examined how reward timing influenced intrinsic motivation. They found that giving an immediate bonus for working on a task, rather than waiting until the task was completed, increased interest and enjoyment in it. Getting an earlier bonus increased motivation and persistence in the activity that continued even after the award was removed.

Understanding the factors that promote intrinsic motivation can help you see how it works and why it can be beneficial. These factors include:

  • Curiosity. Curiosity pushes us to explore and learn for the sole pleasure of learning and mastering.
  • Challenge. Being challenged helps us work at a continuously optimal level work toward meaningful goals.
  • Control. This comes from our basic desire to control what happens and make decisions that affect the outcome.
  • Recognition. We have an innate need to be appreciated and satisfaction when our efforts are recognized and appreciated by others.
  • Cooperation. Cooperating with others satisfies our need for belonging. We also feel personal satisfaction when we help others and work together to achieve a shared goal.
  • Competition. Competition poses a challenge and increases the importance we place on doing well.
  • Fantasy. Fantasy involves using mental or virtual images to stimulate your behavior. An example is a virtual game that requires you to answer a question or solve a problem to move to the next level. Some motivation apps use a similar approach.

The following are some things you can do to help you practice better intrinsic motivation:

  • Look for the fun in work and other activities or find ways to make tasks engaging for yourself.
  • Find meaning by focusing on your value, the purpose of a task, and how it helps others.
  • Keep challenging yourself by setting attainable goals that focus on mastering a skill, not on external gains.
  • Help someone in need, whether it’s a friend who could use a hand at home or lending a hand at a soup kitchen.
  • Create a list of things you genuinely love to do or have always wanted to do and choose something on the list to do whenever you have time or are feeling uninspired.
  • Participate in a competition and focus on the camaraderie and how well you perform instead of on winning.
  • Before starting a task, visualize a time that you felt proud and accomplished and focus on those feelings as you work to conquer the task.

There are things that you can do to help foster intrinsic motivation in your children. Parents often use external rewards or pressure to try to get their children to perform certain tasks, such as doing homework or cleaning their room.

The following are ways that may help foster intrinsic motivation in your child.

  • Give them choices instead of making an activity a requirement. Having a say makes them more intrinsically motivated.
  • Encourage independent thinking by giving them space to work on a task alone and reporting back to you when they’re satisfied with the result.
  • Make activities fun by turning tasks like reading or picking up their toys into a game.
  • Present opportunities for your child to feel successful by assigning a developmentally appropriate skill for them to fine-tune.
  • Encourage them to focus on the internal benefits of activities, such as how good it makes them feel instead of what they can get for doing it.

Intrinsic motivation can be applied to all aspects of your life and has been shown to be an effective way to improve performance. By changing the focus to the internal rewards of a task, such as satisfaction and enjoyment, you can better motivate yourself and others.


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