Inspiration 101


Inspiration is an arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity. Summon into action or bring into existence. A sudden intuition as part of solving a problem. Cause to become awake or conscious. An impulse, an instinctive motive, an impelling force or strength, a sudden desire. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). A product of your creative thinking and work. (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings. To encourage. To lead. Contribute to the progress or growth of. Inspire with confidence. Give hope or courage to. Inspiration Quotes - Incentives.

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Light Bulb Idea "Inspiration is an idea that you fell in love with. An idea that was influenced by someone or something. An idea that creates an over whelming urge to do something, or at the least, dream something."

Ikigai is a reason for being or living. Your personal purpose in life. A source of value in one's life.

Raison d'être is the thing that is most important to someone or something. The reason for which a person or organization exists. Reason or justification for existence. The claimed reason for the existence of something or someone; the sole or ultimate purpose of something or someone. (literally "reason to be").

Empowerment is to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence, and to recognize and eventually to use their resources and chances.

Man Looking up to an Idea Epiphany is a sudden Revelation. A moment of sudden understanding or revelation.

Muse is the person who inspires you to be an artist, writer, or musician, and so on.

Lynchpin
is a central cohesive source of support and stability. Leader - Teacher.

Artistic Inspiration is an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavor.

Apparitional Experience is an anomalous, quasi-perceptual experience. It is characterized by the apparent perception of either a living being or an inanimate object without there being any material stimulus for such a perception. The person experiencing the apparition is awake, excluding dream visions from consideration.

Passion is having eager interest in an activity, in an idea, in a proposal, or in a cause. To experience enthusiastic enjoyment in a particular activity. Passion can also mean to have a desire for someone or something. To have a strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person.

Aspire
is to want to have or achieve something, such as a particular career or level of success.

Zealous
is being marked by active interest and enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm is intense enjoyment, interest, or approval. possessed by a God.

Zeitgeist is the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time.

Delegate is someone who attends or communicates the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations, which may be at the same level or involved in a common field of work or interest. Proposition convey definite meaning which is either true or false.

Morale is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition or hardship.

Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society and to correct social injustice. Activism Quotes.

Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. Reason for Everything.

Karma refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).

Mantra is a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words that have syntactic structure or literal meaning.


Motivation - Incentive - Purpose


Motivate is to have an incentive for action. To have a purpose that inspires you to do something interesting.

Motivation is the psychological feature that arouses an organism to take steps toward a desired goal. Motivation is a reason for action that gives purpose and direction to your behavior. Motivation is something that provides incentive and a motive for action. Motivation is something that causes motion or is able to cause motion. Leadership.

Motivational Salience is a cognitive process and a form of attention that motivates, or propels, an individual's behavior towards or away from a particular object, perceived event, or outcome. Motivational salience regulates the intensity of behaviors that facilitate the attainment of a particular goal, the amount of time and energy that an individual is willing to expend to attain a particular goal, and the amount of risk that an individual is willing to accept while working to attain a particular goal.

Motivation (wiki) - PDF - Incentives - Praise - Speeches

Intrinsic Motivation is being motivated by internal rewards, such as happiness, fun, and experience.

Extrinsic Motivation is being motivated by external rewards, such as money, fame, grades, and praise.

Category-Based Intrinsic Motivation (PDF)

Aspirations or Ambitions is a will to succeed or having a strong drive for success. A cherished desire. I Don't Feel Like it.

Motivational Speakers are more about entertaining you then they are about explaining to you. People need a lot more then just motivation. People need Problem Solving Skills, Time Management Skills, Focus and Discipline, they need Guidance and Support, they need Good Information, people need Intelligence, people need Good Reasons, Good Ideas, and people need to know where they're going. Without these skills motivation is inadequate. And on top of that, just motivating people without good reasons or purpose, is illogical and possibly dangerous. You want to avoid having people being overly consumed by their desires and their ambitions, because they may fail to clearly see or understand the effects that are being caused by their actions. You can't be a motivator unless you are an educator. Motivation needs education and information, other wise it serves no purpose other then just wasting time, energy and money. Acquiring necessary skills and knowledge needs no motivation, it is simply a need. A Need to Learn. Motivation does not guarantee success or that you will get more out of life, or that you will have more control of your life. To follow your dreams and to reach your Goals takes more then motivation or a pep talk. Don't give up, keep learning. There is no self help book that will save you, there's only learning. Public Speaking.

Motivation can also be Bad when you're motivated to do wrong things or encouraged to do bad things. Like with an addiction, or eating junk food just because it tastes good, or doing something just because it feels good. Some of things that we are interested in may do more harm than good. Motivated Reasoning is an emotion-biased decision-making phenomenon.

Motive in law is the cause that moves people to induce a certain action. Means, Motive, and Opportunity.

Unscrupulous is motivation deriving from illogical reasoning and unethical and immoral beliefs that govern your thoughts and actions. Like doing illegal or horrible things just for money, especially when you have better choices and other options.

Knowledge is the key to success, just having the will or the desire to succeed is not enough. Learning how to succeed and Knowing how to succeed will always be more productive and be more successful then just wanting to succeed.

The Secret is out, you're an idiot, because there is no secret to life, except for learning. But you say that learning isn't a secret, but I would say that learning may as well be a secret because no one really understands learning enough in order to benefit from learning as much as they should. Learning is to continually progress every year of your life. And if your life or your world is not progressing, then there's a learning deficiency, and you're not getting enough useful knowledge in your diet. To acquire all the valuable knowledge that you need, takes time, skill and commitment. To fully understand yourself and the world around you, takes a lot of deliberate learning. There's no easy breakthroughs, there's no metaphorically tearing down the walls, there's no quick fix, there's no short answers, there's no simple sayings, there's no spontaneous enlightenment. There's only deliberate learning, which takes time, and lots of valuable knowledge and information. So one of your most valuable commitments that you should have in life, is a commitment to learning. And this website saves you over 50,000 hours of human labor or over 13 years of work. And the knowledge and information that has been collected and organized on this website is the equivalent to another million hours of human labor. But that time saved and potential will never be utilized if the knowledge is never used. We shouldn't take learning for granted. And we shouldn't allow millions of children to spend their childhood without access to a quality education. And she shouldn't allow ourselves to believe that learning is only for children, because it's not. Learning is for life, and that is no secret, it's a responsibility.

Arbitrariness is the quality of being determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle.

Positive Thinking, Hard Work and Balance.

What is Success - No one does it alone

"You can offer advice. You can show what has worked for others. You can inspire through the demonstration of what people can overcome. But then you must let go of the expectation of change and leave it in the hands of the individual."

"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around." (Jim Rohn

Be aware of your options, choices and logical directions.

Persuasive Speech - Reasoning

There is a calculated life and there is a uncalculated life. To follow your heart, or to live your life, or to live a life of purpose, does not say that you calculated the the effects of your life. If the calculations prove that your actions provided a positive outcome, then your heart was right, and your purpose in life is now scientifically proven to be good. I'm not living a selfish life, I'm giving more then I receive, and my reward is having the freedom to enjoy my life and doing the things that I like doing. "Math is awesome, you can calculate everything. And when we have a machine to do our calculations for us, we can save a lot of time, which means that we will have more time to love, learn, live and prosper."

Everyone says find something that you're passionate about doing, but that is not as simple as it sounds. You should definitely have something to be excited about, like a kid who's excited about going to Disney world. If you don't have that reason to be excited when you wake up every day, then you'll most likely be living a life that's random and meaningless. You need to be actively involved in creation, or providing a service that helps support creation, if not, than you're most likely killing creation, killing life, and that's not what humans are for. Humans are protectors of life. But when people are misinformed, they can easily become killers without even knowing it. And the keyword here is misinformed, and the opposite of misinformed is informed, meaning, having much knowledge or education, fully understanding the world and fully understanding yourself.

Motivation is made up of many things. It is a series of steps. You want to do something, so you want the most effective and efficient way possible for accomplishing your goal, a way that would provide the best results. Being motived is not always enough. Even though being excited and passionate about your goal is important, you also have to be organized and focused. And being organized and focused is a task in itself. If you makes mistakes, just learn from those mistakes and keep progressing towards your goal. Remember this is also a learning journey, and obstacles are part of the journey. They will be challenging, but they will not stop you, because every problem can be solved. 

Compliance identification and internalization (PDF)

Self-Determination Theory is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that concerns people's inherent growth tendencies and innate psychological needs. It is concerned with the motivation behind choices people make without external influence and interference. SDT focuses on the degree to which an individual's behavior is self-motivated and self-determined.

Self-Directed Learning - Focus (will power)

Hedonic Motivation refers to the influence of a person’s pleasure and pain receptors on their willingness to move towards a goal or away from a threat. Curiosity.

Categorical Imperative is the central philosophical concept in the deontological moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Introduced in Kant's 1785 Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, it may be defined as a way of evaluating motivations for action.

Drive Theory is a theory that attempts to define, analyze, or classify the psychological drives. A drive is an "excitatory state produced by a homeostatic disturbance", an instinctual need that has the power of driving the behaviour of an individual. Drive theory is based on the principle that organisms are born with certain psychological needs and that a negative state of tension is created when these needs are not satisfied. When a need is satisfied, drive is reduced and the organism returns to a state of homeostasis and relaxation. According to the theory, drive tends to increase over time and operates on a feedback control system, much like a thermostat.

Confidence - Sports Wisdom

Goal Theory is the label used in educational psychology to discuss research into motivation to learn. Goals of learning are thought to be a key factor influencing the level of a student's intrinsic motivation.

Aspiration Management gives the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs.

Hierarchy of Needs - Self-Efficacy

Socio-Emotional Selectivity Theory is a life-span theory of motivation. The theory maintains that as time horizons shrink, as they typically do with age, people become increasingly selective, investing greater resources in emotionally meaningful goals and activities. According to the theory, motivational shifts also influence cognitive processing. Aging is associated with a relative preference for positive over negative information in attention and memory (called the "positivity effect").

Reward System - Reinforcement (PDF) - Praise

Be all and End all is something considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.

Influence is a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc. The effect of one thing (or person) on another. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort. Have and exert influence or effect. Shape or influence; give direction to. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do. One having power to influence another.

Social Influence

Induce
is to cause to arise. Cause to do; Cause to act in a specified manner. Cause to occur rapidly.

Positive Education is an approach to education that draws on positive psychology's emphasis of individual strengths and personal motivation to promote learning.

Initiative is the readiness to embark on bold new ventures. The first of a series of actions. Serving to set in motion.

Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action. It is defined as purposive striving and is one of the primary human psychological functions. Others include affection (affect or feeling), motivation (goals and expectations), and cognition (thinking). Volitional processes can be applied consciously or they can be automatized as habits over time.

Persuade
is to win approval or support for. Cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action.

Persuasion - Media Manipulation

Incentive is a positive motivational influence. Incentive - Incentivize.

Make a Positive Difference and Don't Make Things Worse

Encourage is to contribute to the progress or growth of Inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to.

Promote is to contribute to the progress or growth of. Develop - Productivity.

Purpose is an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions. What something is used for. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.

Success - Goal - Flow

Train is to create by training and teaching. Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding. Undergo Training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control. Educate for a future role or function. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment. 

Child Development - Memory - Self-Directed Learning

Practice is the systematic training by multiple repetitions. Translating an idea into action. Learn by repetition.

Practice Learning Method - 10,000 Hour Rule

Learning Methods - Best Practice - Competence

Kinesthetic's (body smart) - Develop

Teach are the activities of Educating or instructing; activities that impart Knowledge or Skills.

Teaching - Teacher - Facilitate - Bodhisattva - Explain

Instructions are the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart Knowledge or skill. A message describing how something is to be done. A manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it.

Science Instructions - Tutoring

Directions
is something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action. Relative Direction

Student Orientation is a period before the start of an academic year at a university or tertiary institutions. A variety of events are held to orient and welcome new students during this period. The name of the period varies by country.

Guidance
is something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action. The act of guiding or showing the way. Guide is a person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations. The term can also be applied to a person who leads others to more abstract goals such as knowledge or wisdom. Guidance - Leadership

Counseling
is someone that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

Counselor - Counseling - Routines

A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. An actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action, like lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement, change, or speech. Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned. Evidence that helps to solve a problem. A stimulus that provides information about what to do. Mindset.

Directing is showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Coaching is to teach and supervise someone. To act as a trainer or coach to someone, as in sports. Help someone learn the correct positions, movements or patterns. Help someone correct errors. Coaching - Checklist.

Enlightenment
is to have greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation as a result of learning or through the spread of knowledge. Information that increases knowledge and dissipates ignorance. To know and understand something to a higher degree.

Smart (intelligent words) - Knowledge - Idea (Innovation Inventions) - Epiphany

Peak Experience is a moment accompanied by a euphoric mental state often achieved by self-actualizing individuals, a rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect upon the experimenter.

Culminating is to reach the highest or most decisive point. To reach a final or climactic stage. Rise to a summit or form a summit.

Climax is the highest point of anything conceived of as growing, developing or unfolding. The decisive moment.

Pinnacle is the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development. Capstone.

Zenith is the time at which something is most powerful or successful.

Crowning represents a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment. A culminating event. The highest or extreme point of something. Crowning Achievement is the most important, significant, or greatest accomplishment or moment of one's career or life. Crown.

Learn to gain Knowledge or Skills. Get to know or become aware of. Commit to Memory. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. 

Curious - Interested - Develop - Learning - Methods

Study is to consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning. Give careful consideration to. Think intently and at length. Learn by reading books.

Study Tips - How to Study - Focus 

Research
is the systematic investigation to establish facts. A search for knowledge. Inquire into. Attempt to find out in a systematically and Scientific Manner. Independent Self Directed Learning.

Analyze
is an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole. The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations. Reasoning.

Qualify is to prove that something or someone is capable or fit for a purpose. To make sure that something or someone meets requirements and is prepared for service. To specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement or make an express a demand or a provision in an agreement. Quality Control.

Qualification is an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something.

Qualification Problem is concerned with the impossibility of listing all the preconditions required for a real-world action to have its intended effect. It might be posed as how to deal with the things that prevent me from achieving my intended result. It is strongly connected to, and opposite the ramification side of, the frame problem.

Aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to achievement, which represents knowledge or ability that is gained. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done. Aptitude.

Ability is the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. The quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. Power.

Skill is the learned ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.

Certification
is validating the authenticity of something or someone. Make Valid or confirm the validity of.

Accreditation - Quality Control

Certificate is a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts.

Documentation is program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs. Research.

Ambitious is having a strong desire for success or achievement. Requiring full use of your abilities or resources. Manage.


Progress - Improvements


Progress is the gradual improvement or growth or development. The act of moving forward. To Develop in a positive way and to make things better. Progress is the movement towards an improved way of living that is more pleasant, more fair, more equal, as well as being more efficient, more safer, more sustainable and less wasteful and less polluting.

Idea of Progress is the idea that advances in technology, science, and social organization can produce an improvement in the human condition. Progressive.

"Something is either a stepping stone that will lift you up and keep you progressing, or something is just a stone that will hold you back and weigh you down." Goals - Adapting - Caring - Live, Learn, Love and Progress.

Thrive is to make steady progress.

Promote is to contribute to the progress or growth of someone or something. Productive.

Foster is to promote the development of someone and help them grow. Cultivate - Update.

Nurture is to help someone to develop and grow by providing nourishment and care during childhood. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child. Encourage - Not Spoil

Upgrade is to improve what was old or outdated. The act of improving something like machinery by raising it to a higher grade or by adding or replacing components. Rate higher; raise in value or esteem. Maintenance - Reinvesting - Restore.

Improve is to make something better. Cure - Repair - Self-Improvement.

Amelioration is the act of making something better. To make an improvement. The act of relieving ills and changing for the better.

Progressive is favoring or promoting progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties. Liberal.

Take up the Slack is to improve a situation by doing something that someone else has not done or has not completed.

Reform is a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses, malpractices and injustices. Improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition. Proactive.

Amend is to make better and set straight or right by correcting. A statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution amendments etc.) - Repeal.

Advance is a change for the better. A development that contributes to the progress or to the growth of something. Bring forward for consideration or acceptance. Develop in a positive way. Progress in development. The act of moving forward as toward a goal. Being ahead of time or need.

Advancement
is the encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something.

Advantage is the quality of having a superior or more favorable position. A benefit resulting from some event or action. To give preferential help or benefit to someone. Opportunity.

Mitigate is to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of something bad. Make something less severe or less harsh.

Constructive is to construct or improve or promote development and common good.

Cooperation - Technology - Environment

A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy. (Jonathan Israel).

Progress Trap is to inadvertently introduce problems that people do not have the resources or political will to solve, for fear of short-term losses in status, stability or quality of life. Over Development.

Progress History is the study of how specific societies improved over time in terms of science, technology, modernization, liberty, democracy, longevity, quality of life, freedom from pollution and so on. Specific indicators can range from economic data, technical innovations, change in the political or legal system, and questions bearing on individual life chances, such as life expectancy and risk of disease and disability.

Social Progress is the idea that societies can or do improve in terms of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through social activism, or as a natural part of sociocultural evolution.

Performance is doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it. Performance comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience. Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud.

Performance Indicator - Productivity

Physical Health - Mental Health - Assessments

Success is an event that accomplishes its intended purpose, a purpose that has a positive influence on people’s lives.

Help - Assistance is the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.

Facilitator is someone who makes progress easier. Helping.

Care
is an activity involved in maintaining something in good working order. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something.

Caregiving - Morals

Achievement
is the action of accomplishing something.

Learned Industriousness is the differences in general work effort among people of equivalent ability who are reinforced for exerting high effort on a task are also secondarily reinforced by the sensation of high effort. Individuals with a history of reinforcement for effort are predicted to generalize this effort to new behaviors

Need is something required as useful, just, or proper. Anything that is necessary but lacking. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior. Need (utility).

Curious is being eager to investigate something in order to learn more about it. Being eagerly interested in learning more about something beyond the usual or expected, sometimes learning about others' concerns.

Interested is having or showing interest, especially curiosity or fascination or concern with something of importance or consequence. Excited and engaged with something of interest.

Learning (methods)
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.
Adventure (sports and recreation)

Rational Motive is a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument.

Rationality - Self-Directed

Eager is having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy.

Confidence - Intrinsically Motivated Learning (PDF)

Important is something of great significance or value. Important in effect or meaning. Having authority or ascendancy or influence. Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position. The extent to which something matters.

Quintessential
is something that is most essential and absolutely necessary or vitally necessary and indispensable. Something Needed or Crucial.

Action is to put in effect the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field. The series of events such as Activism. Action also means the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism. To change location, move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.

Work Physics - Action Physics

Awareness - Goals

Decision
is the act of making up your mind about something. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration.

Decisions (problem solving)

Effort is earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something. Use of physical or mental energy; hard work. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.

Effort Justification is people's tendency to attribute a greater value (greater than the objective value) to an outcome they had to put effort into acquiring or achieving.

Principle of Least Effort - Path of Least Resistance 
Stress

Procedure is a particular course of action intended to achieve a result. A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work. A set sequence of steps.

Standard Operating Procedure - Procedures - Problem Solving - Managing

Order is the planning of time and organizing of resources, as well as of society.

Process is a particular course of action intended to achieve a result. The performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents. A mental process that you are not directly aware of. A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant. A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition. Deal with in a routine way. Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information. Process is a set of interrelated activities that interact to achieve a result.

Science (process) - Processing (knowledge)

Operation (procedures) - Management

Carrying Out is the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order. The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue. 

Focusing - Planning - Activism

Implementing is to Apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue.

Implementation is the realization of an application, or execution of a plan, idea, model, design, specification, standard, algorithm, or policy.

Following Through is to pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue.

Engage is to carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in. Consume all of one's attention or time.

Star Trek - TNG "Engage" (youtube) - More Words that Help Define Motivation.

Inspiration Quotes - Life Quotes

What would Life be like without Inspiration or Motivation?

"To be neutral and passive is to collaborate." (Howard Zinn)

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” - (Edward Everett Hale)

“The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker (via b.marie)



I Don't Feel Like It - Being Lazy


It doesn't matter what you feel like doing. What matters is knowing the most logical thing that you should do based on the current situation and the information that you have? I don't feel like doing it is not an answer or a reason. You could say that I'm physically tired and I need some sleep, because that's OK. You need balance and rest. But just saying "I don't feel like it" is just plain bullsh*t. These are the hours of the day, and these are my responsibilities, and these are my priorities. So what's next? You don't have to feel like doing something in order to do something. I'm not saying to ignore premonition or to ignore your gut, but you should at least know the difference between a gut feeling and a feeling of sadness, laziness, boredom, fatigue, illness or pain. So what's next?  You can't do nothing, there must be something to do. So what's next? Time Management, Planning, Decision Making, Collaboration....there is always something new to learn. But you must engage learning in order to make learning effective. Engage, make it so, get it done.

Do not confuse resting with laziness or confuse passivity with being a coward.

Lazy is unwilling to work or to exert oneself. Moving slowly and gently. Understand how the body affects the mind.

Laziness is the unwillingness to be active or to exert oneself despite having the ability to act or to exert oneself. A Couch Potato or a Sloth.

Slacker is a person who habitually avoids work or lacks work ethic. Sedentary Lifestyle.

Slouch is a lazy incompetent person. Slouch can also mean drooping posture or movement.

Cop Out is to avoid doing something that one ought to do. An evasion or an escape from facing up to something, Avoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty. Passive.

Forcing yourself to learn or trick yourself to learn is a matter of priority, importance and time. If you need to learn something, then you have to find a way to learn without feeling forced. Learning Readiness.

Not taking care of responsibilities despite having the ability to do so. Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably Prudent Person would exercise in like circumstances. involves harm caused by Carelessness, not intentional harm.

Lollygagging is to spend time aimlessly without a purpose or a goal. Being idle for no reason. Just hanging around or fooling around.

Dawdle is to waste time by moving slowly or sitting idly.

Procrastination (time management) - Corporate Welfare

Goofing Off is a slang term in the United States for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected. Refusal of Work is behavior which refuses to adapt to regular employment.

Work Ethic is a value based on hard work and diligence. Diligence is steadfast application, assiduousness and industry; the virtue of hard work. It is one of the seven heavenly virtues.

Oaths of Service - Refusing to Work - Understanding Responsibilities.

The Devil makes work for idle hands. If you are not occupied with doing something important, then you may be more vulnerable to doing something that's unimportant, something that could do more harm then good

Apathetic is showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

Placid is a person not easily upset or excited.

A sleeping baby is not lazy. So what's your excuse? Do you need some sleep? Do you need nutrition? Do you need motivation?

Acedia describes a state of listlessness or Torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life. Lili Von Shtupp (youtube).



Leadership - How to be Great Leader


Leadership Arrow Leadership is having good people skills and communication skills and the ability to guide others in order to accomplish common goals. Leadership being able to motivate people and gain peoples trust and support in order to bring people together and work together on common goals. To Govern - To Teach.

Lead is to travel in front and to be first and to be ahead of others. To be in charge in a position of leadership and take people somewhere new or better.

Leading the Way is to show people what path to take and which way to go.

Videos of Inspirational Speeches - Types of Leaders (titles)

Guiding is showing the way by conducting or leading or giving directions. To plan and oversee the development and details a course of action. To bring order and coordination and organization to a goal.

Directing is to give directions or point somebody in the right direction. To specifically design a product, event, or activity and plan and direct a complex undertaking.

Commissioner is a government administrator. A member of a commission. An official in charge of a government department, especially a police force.

Commission is a special group delegated to consider some matter. The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions. A group of representatives or delegates. Charge with a task.

Administration is a method of tending to or managing the affairs of some group of people (especially the group's business affairs). The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something. The act of governing; exercising authority. The act of meting out justice according to the law. City Government.

Administrator is someone one who is responsible for maintenance of a computer or network. Someone who manages a government agency or department. Someone who administers a business. Work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of or relating to or responsible for administration.

Leadership Development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organizations. Leadership roles are those that facilitate execution of a company’s strategy through building alignment, winning mindshare and growing the capabilities of others. Leadership roles may be formal, with the corresponding authority to make decisions and take responsibility, or they may be informal roles with little official authority (e.g., a member of a team who influences team engagement, purpose and direction; a lateral peer who must listen and negotiate through influence). Leadership Studies (wiki).

Authentic Leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. Generally, authentic leaders are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness. By building trust and generating enthusiastic support from their subordinates, authentic leaders are able to improve individual and team performance.

Servant Leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. A Servant Leader shares power, puts the needs of the employees first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. Servant leadership inverts the norm, which puts the customer service associates as a main priority. Instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people. Constitution.

Situational Leadership Theory states that there is no single "best" style of leadership. Effective leadership is task-relevant, and the most successful leaders are those who adapt their leadership style to the performance readiness (ability and willingness) of the individual or group they are attempting to lead or influence. Effective leadership varies, not only with the person or group that is being influenced, but it also depends on the task, job, or function that needs to be accomplished.

Trait Leadership is defined as integrated patterns of personal characteristics that reflect a range of individual differences and foster consistent leader effectiveness across a variety of group and organizational situations.

Transactional Leadership is a part of a style of leadership that focuses on supervision, organization, and performance; it is an integral part of the Full Range Leadership Model. Transactional leadership is a style of leadership in which leaders promote compliance by followers through both rewards and punishments. Through a rewards and punishments system, transactional leaders are able to keep followers motivated for the short-term. Unlike transformational leaders, those using the transactional approach are not looking to change the future, they look to keep things the same. Leaders using transactional leadership as a model pay attention to followers' work in order to find faults and deviations.

Task-Oriented and Relationship-Oriented Leadership is defined by Forsyth as "a descriptive model of leadership which maintains that most leadership behaviors can be classified as performance maintenance or relationship maintenance." Task-oriented (or task-focused) leadership is a behavioral approach in which the leader focuses on the tasks that need to be performed in order to meet certain goals, or to achieve a certain performance standard. Relationship-oriented (or relationship-focused) leadership is a behavioral approach in which the leader focuses on the satisfaction, motivation and the general well-being of the team members.

Collaborative Leadership is a management practice which is focused on leadership skills across functional and organizational boundaries.

Transformational Leadership is a theory of leadership where a leader works with teams to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group. Transformational leadership serves to enhance the motivation, morale, and job performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms; these include connecting the follower's sense of identity and self to a project and to the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers in order to inspire them and to raise their interest in the project; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, allowing the leader to align followers with tasks that enhance their performance.

Leader Arrow Team Leader is someone who provides guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to a group of other individuals (the team) for the purpose of achieving a key result or group of aligned results. The team leader reports to a manager (overseeing several teams). The team leader monitors the quantitative and qualitative result that is to be achieved. The leader often works within the team, as a member, carrying out the same roles but with the additional 'leader' responsibilities - as opposed to higher level management who often have a separate job role altogether. In order for a team to function successfully, the team leader must also motivate the team to "use their knowledge and skills to achieve the shared goals." When a team leader motivates a team, group members can function in a goal oriented manner. A "team leader" is also someone who has the capability to drive performance within a group of people. Team leaders utilize their expertise, their peers, influence, and/or creativeness to formulate an effective team. Scouller (2011) defined the purpose of a leader (including a team leader) as follows: "The purpose of a leader is to make sure there is leadership … to ensure that all four dimensions of leadership are [being addressed].” The four dimensions being: (1) a shared, motivating team purpose or vision or goal (2) action, progress and results (3) collective unity or team spirit (4) attention to individuals. Leaders also contribute by leading through example. Aligned with listening skills, team leaders are responsible for developing intervention techniques to improve overall team production. Shuffler (2011) claims that specific teams have interventions distinctly particular to their own team. Also, team building is most effective for solving specific team breakdowns, whereas team training is most effective for providing the knowledge and skills needed for teamwork.

Purposeful Leaders. People are happier and more productive when their leaders show strong morals, a clear vision and commitment to stakeholders.

Opinion Leadership is leadership by an active media user who interprets the meaning of media messages or content for lower-end media users. Typically the opinion leader is held in high esteem by those who accept their opinions. The two-step flow of communication model says that most people form their opinions under the influence of opinion leaders, who in turn are influenced by the mass media. Shills.

Leadership Styles is a leader's style of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people.

Responsible - Accountable - Incorruptible

Collaborator - Planning - Managing

Books about Leadership - Inspirational Books

Spiritual Leaders - Life Skills - Goal Oriented

To be a Good Leader you don't need to be Abusive, disrespectful or insensitive, and there is no need to be an asshole or a scumbag in order to get your point across. But you do need to be tuff, strong, energetic and be able to motivate people, coach people and guide people. And some methods work better than others. Everyone is a little different, every perspective can be a little different, every situation can be different, and things are relative. Some jobs are very demanding and stressful, and having a position of authority can also be stressful and demanding, which could cause a person to snap and lose control at certain times, especially when they are over worked. But if you are not effected by emotions, then you can focus more on the message. You want to stick to the plan but you also need to make compromises when things change. Some people can be difficult, so you need to adapt because not everyone can be treated the same way.

Why does Power Corrupt? - Blind Followers - Toxic Leadership

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase. With the expedition, between 1804 and 1806, she traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, established cultural contacts with Native American populations, and researched natural history.

Global Leader - Global Leadership - Global Leadership - Leadership Learning

Global Leadership Programs - African Leadership Academy

What is Global Leadership?: 10 Key Behaviors that Define Great Global Leaders (amazon)

Thought Leader refers to an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.

Chief is the most important element. A person who is in charge. A person who exercises control over workers. The head of a tribe or clan.

Chief Operating Officers are people who are in charge of operations.

Command Hierarchy (structure)

Leadership Resources (PDF)

Instructional Coaches - Coaching (sports)

Instructional Materials Development

Morals and Ethics of Leadership

Coaching Workplace Learning, Employee Productivity, Leadership and Team Effectiveness

Leadersheep

Meme (activism) - Inspiration Quotes

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."  (Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru)

"Lead, don't mislead."

"Leadership is a failure because you can't be a leader of ignorance. You have to be an educator. Educate yourself and then educate others, then you will be a leader."

"When seeking improvements you're a lot more effective as an educator then you are a dictator."

"Making people believe that you have no power can be powerful, no one ever expects the powerless."

"True leaders don't create followers...they create more leaders." j.sakiya sandifer

"Follow me is a lie, I can lead you, but only when that responsibility of leadership is share with everyone who follows."

A leader is not a position, it's only a point of reference.

Leading people through the gates of hell is not leading, you are only misleading. Good leadership is measured by how well you inform your followers so that they are totally aware that they are also responsible for the success of the desired goals, and that the followers must fully understand the implications of these goals. So one of these responsibilities is making sure that you have a good plan and not just a good leader. You can't be dependent on leadership, it's just illogical for a human to be dependent on anything. So what's more important, Leadership or Education? This is not to say that leadership is not important or that leadership is not effective, because It got us this far. But being dependent on leaders is not sustainable. Leadership is a sign of weakness and ignorance, which are two things you can't have if you plan to survive and thrive as a species. So as a leader, if you are not taking the necessary steps to rid your organization of ignorance and dependency, you are just ignoring the fact that failure and decay are imminent. Then most likely you are not a leader, you are most likely to be a very ignorant criminal and a liar.

"In order to be a Leader you have to be a Teacher, in order to be a Teacher you have to be a Student, in order to be a Student you have to Continually Educate Yourself, in order to Continually Educate Yourself you have to know How to Learn, What to Learn, Where to Learn, When to Learn and know Why you need to Learn?"

If you're a Leader, then you are also a Citizen. If you're a Teacher, then you are also a Student. If you are a Doctor, then you are also a Patient. You can't be who you are if you separate yourself from what you are, so who are you really serving?

Managers who demonstrate ethical leadership through two-way communication, positive reinforcement and emotional support empowers employees to allow them to respond positively to negative situations.

Leadership Qualities: Good Communication skills, Empathy, Passion, Humbleness, The ability to quickly assess damage, Transparency, Trustworthiness, Being direct, Asking for feedback, Have a strategic plan for change, Following through.

You Are a Leader When...
1. You have an open mind and seek out other people's opinions. If people are drawn to you because you are open to others people's opinions.
2. You offer advice and counsel. If you find yourself advising your colleagues, and your friends are asking you to counsel them--if people seem to seek out and value what you say--then your empathy is strong and your perspective has real-world usefulness to those around you. If you often help those around you navigate their rough patches.
3. People count on you. If people rely on you, it follows that they trust you to follow through and deliver on your promises. If you hold yourself accountable and demonstrate the kind of day-in, day-out responsibility that leads others to trust you.
4. You're a good listener and people confide in you. Being able to listen to others, having people speak to you frankly without worrying about who you'll tell or how you might use that knowledge against them, are signs of strong leadership--not to mention of being a nice person. If you understand that listening is more important than speaking, and if people know they can confide in you.
5. Others follow your example. The most powerful form of leadership isn't persuasion or argument or force, but example. Whether times are good or bad, people notice who's present, who's effective, who's working hard without distraction. When that person is you, others naturally follow you--and you are a leader.
6. You insist on excellence. As Aristotle said, we are what we repeatedly do, and therefore excellence is not an act but a habit. When you are in the habit of standing up for excellence and you hold yourself and those around you responsible for quality, you are telling others that you act rather than talk, show rather than say, deliver rather than promise. If you are not making excuses or blaming others but holding up the standard of excellence and quality.
7. You have a positive attitude. Positive, optimistic people make people around them happy. A positive outlook doesn't blind you to problems or issues but allows you to seek out something good in almost every situation and to know that eventually things will be all right. It's the kind of spirit that keeps people motivated and spreads optimism, and it means you are a leader.
8. You treat people with respect. Knowledge may give you power, being smart may give you an advantage, but when you give respect you will always receive respect in return. If you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect them for who they are, it's likely that they hold you in high esteem and that you are a leader.
9. You genuinely care about others. If you spend time supporting, guiding and sharing your knowledge with those around you, giving them the opportunity to achieve success, and if you care about their well-being and do all you can to help them attain their own success.
10. You are confident and passionate. Most people are always watching each other, looking for cues about how to behave. Being confident means moving with assurance, being passionate about what you believe and refusing to let anything get in your way. If you work consistently toward a cause with vision and confidence, you are a leader.

Why do so many ignorant and corrupt people become leaders and politicians? Because they are the easiest to control and to manipulate, especially when you are a rich and powerful person. It's like raising a pet dog. Don't blame it on power. Blame it on ignorance that comes from a low quality education, which all the world has at the moment.

How do you convince someone to have more faith in you? People have faith in only certain people. People have faith in certain leaders, but not other people who could benefit them more. They don't look to you for advice, but they would listen to advice from strangers. The ways that people choose where they get their information from is not even good reasoning. People listen more to the TV then they listen to people with extensive knowledge. People believe that a person with a degree, or a license, or a diploma are more trust worthy and more knowledgeable, this is a false assumption, and a very dangerous one. But the opposite is also true, not listening to a professional can also be dangerous. People need to focus on the information and learn how to decipher information without any biased influences, favoritism or prejudice. Don't Judge the messenger, judge only the message.


Leader Types - Ruler Titles


Title is an official position or a professional or academic qualification. Labels.

Ruler is a person who rules, leads or commands. Hierarchy.

Queen is a female sovereign ruler, sometimes the wife or widow of a king.

King is a male sovereign ruler of a kingdom that holds a preeminent position and is very wealthy or powerful.

Supreme Leader typically refers to the person among a number of leaders of a state, organization or other such group who has been given or is able to exercise the most – or complete – authority over it. In a religion, this role is usually satisfied by a person deemed to be the representative or manifestation of a god or gods on Earth. In politics, a supreme leader usually has a cult of personality associated with them.

Royal is relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch. Established or chartered or authorized by royalty. Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler. Invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown.

Nobility is a privileged class holding hereditary titles. The state of being of noble birth. The quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct. Diplomats

Viceroy a ruler exercising authority in a colony on behalf of a sovereign. An official who runs a polity in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory.

Patrician is characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy and befitting a person of noble origin. A person of refined upbringing and manners. A member of the aristocracy.

Aristocracy is a privileged class holding hereditary titles. The most powerful members of a society. Aristocrat is a member of the aristocracy.

Hereditary Title are positions of nobility given to family members. Titles that are bound to remain in particular families.

Majestic is having or displaying great dignity or nobility.

Regal is belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler. Supreme is greatest in status or authority or power.

Imperial is relating to or associated with an empire. Befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress. Belonging to or befitting a
supreme ruler.

Kingdom is a country with a king as head of state or a domain ruled by a king or a queen. A domain in which something is dominant.

Empire is the domain ruled by an emperor or empress. The region over which imperial dominion is exercised. A group of countries under a single authority. A monarchy with an emperor as head of state. A group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization. Conglomerate is a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization.

Emperor is the male ruler of an empire.

Dictator is a ruler who wields absolute power. A state ruled by a dictator is called a dictatorship.

Czar is a person having great power. An official given powers to regulate or oversee a specific policy area. A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917).

Autocrat is a cruel and oppressive dictator marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior. Expecting unquestioning obedience.

Monarch is the sovereign head of state in a monarchy, usually by hereditary right. Coronation is the ceremony of installing a new monarch.

Pharaoh is the common title now used for the monarchs of ancient Egypt from the First Dynasty (c. 3150 BCE).

Matriarch is a female head of a family or tribe.

President is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country, typically a republic, a democracy, or a dictatorship. The title "president" is sometimes used by extension for leaders of other groups, including corporate entities and social groups.

Politician - Types of Political Systems - Government Departments

Governor is a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state. The power of the individual governor can vary dramatically between political systems, with some governors having only nominal or largely ceremonial power, with others having complete control over the entire government. governor may be either appointed or elected.

Esquire is a non-royally awarded title. Historically it was a title of respect accorded to men of higher social rank, particularly members of the landed gentry above the rank of gentleman and below the rank of knight.

Proctor is a persons who takes charge of, or acts for, another. The word "proctor" is frequently used to describe someone who oversees an examination or dormitory.

Patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a pater familias over an extended family. The system of such rule of families by senior males is termed patriarchy. Gender Discrimination.

General is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines. General Officers in the United States (wiki).

Commander is someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others. An officer in command of a military unit.

Chief is a person who is in charge. The head of a tribe or clan. The most important element.

Bishop is an ordained minister who holds the fullness of the sacrament of holy orders and is responsible for teaching doctrine, governing Catholics in his jurisdiction, sanctifying the world and representing the Church.

Chancellor is a title of various official positions in the governments of many nations. The head of the government, A person with duties related to justice, A person in charge of financial and economic issues, The head of a university.

Prime Minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system.

Corporate Titles (Executive) - Why does Power Corrupt?

Why do People Blindly Submit? (extremism, cults) - Conformity - Blind Leading the Blind

Nerva-Antonine Dynasty was a dynasty of seven Roman Emperors who ruled over the Roman Empire from AD 96 to 192. These Emperors are Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Lucius Verus, Marcus Aurelius, and Commodus. The first five of them (excluding Lucius Verus) are commonly known as the "Five Good Emperors". The first five of the six successions within this dynasty were notable in that the reigning Emperor adopted the candidate of his choice to be his successor. Under Roman law, an adoption established a bond legally as strong as that of kinship. Because of this, all but the first and last of the Nerva–Antonine emperors are called Adoptive Emperors. The importance of official adoption in Roman society has often been considered as a conscious repudiation of the principle of dynastic inheritance and has been deemed one of the factors of the period's prosperity. However, this was not a new practice. It was common for patrician families to adopt, and Roman emperors had adopted heirs in the past: the Emperor Augustus had adopted Tiberius and the Emperor Claudius had adopted Nero. Julius Caesar, dictator perpetuo and considered to be instrumental in the transition from Republic to Empire, adopted Gaius Octavius, who would become Augustus, Rome's first emperor. Moreover, there was a family connection as Trajan adopted his first cousin once removed and great-nephew by marriage Hadrian, and Hadrian made his half-nephew by marriage and heir Antoninus Pius adopt both Hadrian's second cousin three times removed and half-great-nephew by marriage Marcus Aurelius, also Antoninus' nephew by marriage, and the son of his original planned successor, Lucius Verus. The naming by Marcus Aurelius of his son Commodus was considered to be an unfortunate choice and the beginning of the Empire's decline. With Commodus' murder in 192, the Nerva–Antonine dynasty came to an end; it was followed by a period of turbulence known as the Year of the Five Emperors.

I wouldn't want to be labeled as a Leader, mostly because that word has been tainted and abused. I would rather have the label of Co-Citizen Manager, a person who is a member of a highly skilled team that keeps all the citizens informed about the state of the country and the state of the world. Co-Citizen Managers would present all the facts of the world based on evidence and research, using videos, text, graphs and charts. so that people can easily understand the information presented. Then the citizens will act accordingly and make the necessary changes that would keep the quality of life at the highest level possible, without waste and abuse, so that it can sustain it-self in a way that it would not steal from future generations ability to survive. We are better off making decisions and choices together. Because we know what happens when a small group of people make decisions and choices behind the backs of their citizens, death and suffering. So if we work together we will rise together, and if we fail, then it will not be from us not trying, it would be fate, and not caused by a small group of individuals pretending that they know better then the collective wisdom of every person an the planet.

You have to be a Teacher, a Leader and a Student all at the same time, if not, then you will never be effective in using any of those skills, or will you be able to understand your full potential.

Teaching Students how to be a Great Teacher and how to be a Great Leader is extremely important since these are the two things this world is extremely short of. Having these two skills can be applied to almost Every Line of Work in our Society. Even if a student chooses another field of study or career, knowing how to be a great teacher, a great leader and a great student will definitely benefit anyone no matter what they choose to be in their life.

You can't be a Follower, you must be a Leader. Lead by Example.

When inspiration turns into action of the most monumental kind. Learning about Activism, Social Movements, Protesting and Revolutions. Action Physics.


Great Speeches - Videos of Leadership


Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (youtube)
Darling! The Pieter Dirk Uys Story (youtube)
Alberto Cairo: There are no Scraps of Men (youtube) 

Famous Rants - Famous Speeches - Commencement Speeches - Public Speaking

A Senior Monitor Jake Bailey Just Found Out He Has Cancer, Gave An Incredible Speech To His Class
at the 2015 Christchurch Boys' High School Prize Giving (youtube)

The Girl who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes (youtube)

12-Year Old Child Reveals One of the Best Kept Secrets in the World exposes the immorality of the global banking system and why sound money is essential to freedom and stopping the spread of misery on this planet.

Martin Luther King Jr."I Have A Dream" - August 28, 1963 (Full Speech, youtube) - MLK Speeches (NPR).

JFK Inaugural Address (youtube) - Secrecy - Camelot is an arthurian legend. The capital (castle and court) of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there. Arthurian legend is the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot. King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech on Jan. 17, 1961)


Charlie Chaplin speech in the 1940 movie The Great Dictator. - I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah. The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world - a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and their brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, Hannah... look up!"

The Great Dictator was a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, funded and scored by, and starring British comedian Charlie Chaplin, Chaplin's half-brother Sydney directed and starred in a 1921 film called King, Queen, Joker in which, like Chaplin, he played the dual role of a barber and ruler of a country which is about to be overthrown. More than twenty years later. Release date October 15, 1940 (New York) March 7, 1941 (London).124 minutes. Budget was 2 million (US$36,023,923 in 2018 dollars). Took in at the box office $5 million (US$89,418,052 in 2018 dollar). The Great Dictator was Chaplin’s first speaking film after doing over 80 silent films. Chaplin and Hitler were born within a week of one another. Chaplin was Born on April 16, 1889, in Walworth, London, United Kingdom. He Died December 25, 1977, in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.


His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone (video and interactive text - Filmed Apr 2017, 17:52) - Good evening – or, good morning, I am not sure what time it is there. Regardless of the hour, I am thrilled to be participating in your conference. I very much like its title – "The Future You" – because, while looking at tomorrow, it invites us to open a dialogue today, to look at the future through a "you." "The Future You:" the future is made of yous, it is made of encounters, because life flows through our relations with others. Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone's existence is deeply tied to that of others: life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions. As I meet, or lend an ear to those who are sick, to the migrants who face terrible hardships in search of a brighter future, to prison inmates who carry a hell of pain inside their hearts, and to those, many of them young, who cannot find a job, I often find myself wondering: "Why them and not me?" I, myself, was born in a family of migrants; my father, my grandparents, like many other Italians, left for Argentina and met the fate of those who are left with nothing. I could have very well ended up among today's "discarded" people. And that's why I always ask myself, deep in my heart: "Why them and not me?" First and foremost, I would love it if this meeting could help to remind us that we all need each other, none of us is an island, an autonomous and independent "I," separated from the other, and we can only build the future by standing together, including everyone. We don’t think about it often, but everything is connected, and we need to restore our connections to a healthy state. Even the harsh judgment I hold in my heart against my brother or my sister, the open wound that was never cured, the offense that was never forgiven, the rancor that is only going to hurt me, are all instances of a fight that I carry within me, a flare deep in my heart that needs to be extinguished before it goes up in flames, leaving only ashes behind. Many of us, nowadays, seem to believe that a happy future is something impossible to achieve. While such concerns must be taken very seriously, they are not invincible. They can be overcome when we don't lock our door to the outside world. Happiness can only be discovered as a gift of harmony between the whole and each single component. Even science – and you know it better than I do – points to an understanding of reality as a place where every element connects and interacts with everything else. And this brings me to my second message. How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion. How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters orbiting around us. How wonderful would it be if solidarity, this beautiful and, at times, inconvenient word, were not simply reduced to social work, and became, instead, the default attitude in political, economic and scientific choices, as well as in the relationships among individuals, peoples and countries. Only by educating people to a true solidarity will we be able to overcome the "culture of waste," which doesn't concern only food and goods but, first and foremost, the people who are cast aside by our techno-economic systems which, without even realizing it, are now putting products at their core, instead of people. Solidarity is a term that many wish to erase from the dictionary. Solidarity, however, is not an automatic mechanism. It cannot be programmed or controlled. It is a free response born from the heart of each and everyone. Yes, a free response! When one realizes that life, even in the middle of so many contradictions, is a gift, that love is the source and the meaning of life, how can they withhold their urge to do good to another fellow being? In order to do good, we need memory, we need courage and we need creativity. And I know that TED gathers many creative minds. Yes, love does require a creative, concrete and ingenious attitude. Good intentions and conventional formulas, so often used to appease our conscience, are not enough. Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the other is not a statistic or a number. The other has a face. The "you" is always a real presence, a person to take care of. There is a parable Jesus told to help us understand the difference between those who'd rather not be bothered and those who take care of the other. I am sure you have heard it before. It is the Parable of the Good Samaritan. When Jesus was asked: "Who is my neighbor?" - namely, "Who should I take care of?" - he told this story, the story of a man who had been assaulted, robbed, beaten and abandoned along a dirt road. Upon seeing him, a priest and a Levite, two very influential people of the time, walked past him without stopping to help. After a while, a Samaritan, a very much despised ethnicity at the time, walked by. Seeing the injured man lying on the ground, he did not ignore him as if he weren't even there. Instead, he felt compassion for this man, which compelled him to act in a very concrete manner. He poured oil and wine on the wounds of the helpless man, brought him to a hostel and paid out of his pocket for him to be assisted. The story of the Good Samaritan is the story of today’s humanity. People's paths are riddled with suffering, as everything is centered around money, and things, instead of people. And often there is this habit, by people who call themselves "respectable," of not taking care of the others, thus leaving behind thousands of human beings, or entire populations, on the side of the road. Fortunately, there are also those who are creating a new world by taking care of the other, even out of their own pockets. Mother Teresa actually said: "One cannot love, unless it is at their own expense." We have so much to do, and we must do it together. But how can we do that with all the evil we breathe every day? Thank God, no system can nullify our desire to open up to the good, to compassion and to our capacity to react against evil, all of which stem from deep within our hearts. Now you might tell me, "Sure, these are beautiful words, but I am not the Good Samaritan, nor Mother Teresa of Calcutta." On the contrary: we are precious, each and every one of us. Each and every one of us is irreplaceable in the eyes of God. Through the darkness of today's conflicts, each and every one of us can become a bright candle, a reminder that light will overcome darkness, and never the other way around. To Christians, the future does have a name, and its name is Hope. Feeling hopeful does not mean to be optimistically naïve and ignore the tragedy humanity is facing. Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn't lock itself into darkness, that doesn't dwell on the past, does not simply get by in the present, but is able to see a tomorrow. Hope is the door that opens onto the future. Hope is a humble, hidden seed of life that, with time, will develop into a large tree. It is like some invisible yeast that allows the whole dough to grow, that brings flavor to all aspects of life. And it can do so much, because a tiny flicker of light that feeds on hope is enough to shatter the shield of darkness. A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you. And then there will be another "you," and another "you," and it turns into an "us." And so, does hope begin when we have an "us?" No. Hope began with one "you." When there is an "us," there begins a revolution. The third message I would like to share today is, indeed, about revolution: the revolution of tenderness. And what is tenderness? It is the love that comes close and becomes real. It is a movement that starts from our heart and reaches the eyes, the ears and the hands. Tenderness means to use our eyes to see the other, our ears to hear the other, to listen to the children, the poor, those who are afraid of the future. To listen also to the silent cry of our common home, of our sick and polluted earth. Tenderness means to use our hands and our heart to comfort the other, to take care of those in need. Tenderness is the language of the young children, of those who need the other. A child’s love for mom and dad grows through their touch, their gaze, their voice, their tenderness. I like when I hear parents talk to their babies, adapting to the little child, sharing the same level of communication. This is tenderness: being on the same level as the other. God himself descended into Jesus to be on our level. This is the same path the Good Samaritan took. This is the path that Jesus himself took. He lowered himself, he lived his entire human existence practicing the real, concrete language of love. Yes, tenderness is the path of choice for the strongest, most courageous men and women. Tenderness is not weakness; it is fortitude. It is the path of solidarity, the path of humility. Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other. There is a saying in Argentina: "Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach." You feel dizzy, you get drunk, you lose your balance, and you will end up hurting yourself and those around you, if you don’t connect your power with humility and tenderness. Through humility and concrete love, on the other hand, power – the highest, the strongest one – becomes a service, a force for good. The future of humankind isn't exclusively in the hands of politicians, of great leaders, of big companies. Yes, they do hold an enormous responsibility. But the future is, most of all, in the hands of those people who recognize the other as a "you" and themselves as part of an "us." We all need each other. And so, please, think of me as well with tenderness, so that I can fulfill the task I have been given for the good of the other, of each and every one, of all of you, of all of us. Thank you. - Pope Francis (elected on 13 March 2013).

His Holiness Pope Francis Filmed in Vatican City First shown at TED Countdown Global Launch, October 2020.
Hello! We are living during a historic moment, marked by difficult challenges, as we all know. The world is shaken by the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlights another global challenge: the socio-environmental crisis. And this requires us, all of us, to face a choice. The choice between what matters, and what doesn’t. The choice between continuing to ignore the suffering of the poorest and to abuse our common home, our planet, or engaging at every level to transform the way we act. Science tells us, every day, with more precision, that urgent action is needed -- and I am not dramatizing, this is what science says -- if we are to keep the hope of avoiding radical and catastrophic climate change. And for this we must act now. This is a scientific fact. Our conscience tells us that we cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of those in need, to the growing economic inequalities and social injustices. And that the economy itself cannot be limited to production and distribution. It must also consider its impacts on both the environment and on the dignity of people. We could say that the economy should be creative in itself and in its methods, in the way it acts. Creativity. I would like to invite you to go on a journey together. A journey of transformation and of action. Made not so much of words, but rather of concrete and pressing actions. I am calling it a journey because it requires a shift, a change. From this crisis none of us must come out the same -- we cannot come out the same: from a crisis, we never come out the same -- and it will take time, and hard work, to overcome it. We will have to take it one step at a time; help the weak; persuade those in doubt; imagine new solutions; and commit to carry them out. Our goal is clear: to build, within the next decade, a world where we can meet the needs of the present generations, including everyone, without compromising the possibilities of future generations. I would like to invite all people of faith, Christian or not, and all people of good will, to embark on this journey, starting from your own faith, or if you do not have a faith, from your own intention, from your own goodwill. Each one of us, as individuals, or members of a group -- families, communities of faith, businesses, associations, institutions -- can make a substantial contribution. Five years ago I wrote the encyclical letter "Laudato Si’," dedicated to the care of our common home. It proposes the concept of "integral ecology," to respond together to the cry of the Earth, as well as to the cry of the poor. Integral ecology is an invitation to an integral vision on life, starting from the conviction that everything in the world is connected and that, as the pandemic made sure to remind us, we are interdependent on each other, as well as on our Mother Earth. From such a vision stems the need to find new ways of defining progress and measuring it, without limiting ourselves to the economic, technological, financial and gross-product aspects, but rather, giving central relevance to its ethical, social and educational dimensions. I would like to propose today three courses of action. As I wrote in "Laudato Si’," the change and the right orientation for our journey of integral ecology require first that we all take an educational step. So, my first suggestion is to promote, at every level, an education geared towards the care of our common home, developing the understanding that environmental problems are linked to human needs. We must understand this from the beginning: environmental problems are tied to human needs. An education based on scientific data and on an ethical approach. This is important: both of them. I am encouraged by the fact that many young people already show a new ecological and social awareness, and many of them fight generously for the defense of the environment and for justice. As a second proposal, we must focus on water and nutrition. Access to safe and drinkable water is an essential and universal human right. It is essential because it determines the survival of people and therefore is a condition for the exercise of all other rights and responsibilities. Providing adequate nutrition for all, through non-destructive farming methods, should become the main purpose of the entire cycle of food production and distribution. The third suggestion is about energy transition: a gradual replacement, but without delay, of fossil fuels with clean energy sources. We only have a few years. Scientists estimate approximately less than 30 -- we have a few years, less than 30 -- to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Not only must this transition be quick and capable of meeting present and future energy needs, it also must be attentive to the impact on the poor, on local populations, as well as on those who work in the energy production sectors. One way to encourage this change is to lead businesses towards the urgent need to commit themselves to the integral care of our common home, excluding from investments those companies that do not meet the parameters of integral ecology, while rewarding those that work concretely, during this transitional phase, to put, at the center of their activities, sustainability, social justice and the promotion of the common good. Many organizations, Catholic and of other faiths, have already taken on the responsibility to act in this direction. In fact, the Earth must be worked and nursed, cultivated and protected. We cannot continue to squeeze it like an orange. And we can say that this -- taking care of the Earth -- is a human right. These three proposals must be considered as part of a larger group of actions that we must carry out in an integrated way in order to find a lasting solution to these problems. The current economic system is unsustainable. We are faced with the moral imperative, and the practical urgency, to rethink many things: the way we produce; the way we consume; our culture of waste; our short-term vision; the exploitation of the poor and our indifference towards them; the growing inequalities and our dependence on harmful energy sources. We need to think about all these challenges. Integral ecology suggests a new conception of the relationship between us humans and Nature. This leads to a new economy, where the production of wealth is directed to the integral well-being of the human being and to the improvement -- not the destruction -- of our common home. It also implies a renewed politics, conceived as one of the highest forms of charity. Yes, love is interpersonal, but love is also political. It involves all peoples and it involves Nature. I invite therefore all of you to embark on this journey, that I proposed in "Laudato Si’" and also in my new encyclical "Fratelli Tutti." As the term Countdown suggests, we must act with urgency. Each one of us can play a valuable role, if we all begin our journey today -- not tomorrow -- today. Because the future is built today, and it is not built in isolation, but rather in community and in harmony.
Thank you.


Jimmy Carter's Full "Crisis of Confidence" Speech (July 15, 1979, youtube)

"I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy... I do not refer to the outward strength of America, a nation that is at peace tonight everywhere in the world, with unmatched economic power and military might. The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation...In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning...." - Jimmy Carter (wiki)


Warren G. Harding, Campaign Speech at Boston (1920).
There isn't anything the matter with world civilization, except that humanity is viewing it through a vision impaired in a cataclysmal war. Poise has been disturbed and nerves have been racked, and fever has rendered men irrational; sometimes there have been draughts upon the dangerous cup of barbarity and men have wandered far from safe paths, but the human procession still marches in the right direction. Here in the United States, we feel the reflex, rather than the hurting wound, but we still think straight, and we mean to act straight, and mean to hold firmly to all that was ours when war involved us, and seek the higher attainments which are the only compensations that so supreme a tragedy may give mankind. America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality. It is one thing to battle successfully against world domination by a military autocracy, because the infinite God never intended such a program, but it is quite another thing to revise human nature and suspend the fundamental laws of life and all of life's acquirements. The world called for peace, and has its precarious variety. America demands peace, formal as well as actual, and means to have it, regardless of political exigencies and campaign issues. If it must be a campaign issue, we shall have peace and discuss it after wards, because the actuality is imperative, and the theory is only illusive. Then we may set our own house in order. We challenged the proposal that an armed autocrat should dominate the world, it ill becomes us to assume that a rhetorical autocrat shall direct all humanity. This republic has its ample tasks. If we put an end to false economics which lure humanity to utter chaos, ours will be the commanding example of world leadership today. If we can prove a representative popular government under which a citizenship seeks what it may do for the government rather than what the government may do for individuals, we shall do more to make democracy safe for the world than all armed conflict ever recorded. The world needs to be reminded that all human ills are not curable by legislation, and that quantity of statutory enactment and excess of government offer no substitute for quality of citizenship. . . .My best judgment of America's needs is to steady down, to get squarely on our feet, to make sure of the right path. Let's get out of the fevered delirium of war, with the hallucination that all the money in the world is to be made in the madness of war and the wildness of its aftermath. Let us stop to consider that tranquility at home is more precious than peace abroad, and that both our good fortune and our eminence are dependent on the normal forward stride of all the American people.


The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman - When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice. And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one. And, yes, we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man. And so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all. Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true. That even as we grieved, we grew. That even as we hurt, we hoped. That even as we tired, we tried. That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious. Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division. Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid. If we’re to live up to our own time, then victory won’t lie in the blade, but in all the bridges we’ve made. That is the promise to glade, the hill we climb, if only we dare. It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit. It’s the past we step into and how we repair it. We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation, rather than share it. Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated. In this truth, in this faith we trust, for while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us. This is the era of just redemption. We feared at its inception. We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour. But within it we found the power to author a new chapter, to offer hope and laughter to ourselves. So, while once we asked, how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe, now we assert, how could catastrophe possibly prevail over us? We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be: a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free. We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation, become the future. Our blunders become their burdens. But one thing is certain. If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright. So let us leave behind a country better than the one we were left. Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest, we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one. We will rise from the golden hills of the West. We will rise from the windswept Northeast where our forefathers first realized revolution. We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the Midwestern states. We will rise from the sun-baked South. We will rebuild, reconcile, and recover. And every known nook of our nation and every corner called our country, our people diverse and beautiful, will emerge battered and beautiful. When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid. The new dawn balloons as we free it. For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.


Speech - Commencement Speeches


Speech is the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience. Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally. Words making up the dialogue of a play. The mental faculty or power of vocal communication by word of mouth.

Commencement Speech is a speech given to graduating students, generally at a university, generally in the United States, although the term is also used for secondary education institutions. A commencement speech is less bound by the structure found in other forms of public address, like eulogies or wedding speeches. The speaker accordingly enjoys a unique freedom to express him or herself. To commence” means “to begin”. We call graduation ceremonies commencement because in the past they marked the beginning of a person’s career. Videos of Great Speeches.

Commencement is the time when something begins or the act of starting something like a journey. An academic exercise in which diplomas are granted with a qualification, title, right, or possession.

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (youtube) - 'Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish". Stay Hungry means to never lose your desire to live and to strive, always be seeking and exploring. Stay Foolish means don't be afraid to make mistakes or to take some risks, you don't have to be perfect.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs (wiki)

"Here's to the underdogs and the disadvantaged, the ones that you least expect to succeed or make a difference."

Conan O'Brien (youtube) - David Foster Wallace (youtube)

Some of the Best Commencement Speech's (NPR)

Public Speaking (public meetings) - Talking Effectively

Valedictorian is a student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory). Valedictorian is often the student with the highest ranking among his/her graduating class.

Keynote Speaker is a talk that establishes a main underlying theme. The keynote establishes the framework for the following programme of events or convention agenda; frequently the role of keynote speaker will include that of convention moderator. It will also flag up a larger idea – a literary story, an individual musical piece or event.

5 Great Inspirational Speeches - Famous Speeches

Higher Education Problems

All the good things you see in this world were made by average people like you. So don't ever think that your life doesn't matter, or think that you can never change the world. You can change the world, you can make the world a better place.

You and I have memories longer then the road that stretches out ahead. The future is long, but so is our past.....

"Even though I never owned an Apple or Macintosh product, I still benefited from that company, because they inspired other companies to make similar products and make better products, so you don't have to do everything yourself, because you can still inspire others to do great things."

Class of 2020: Sorry the pandemic ruined a normal graduation. It's not fair. But even good things can come from bad things. So stay focused on your learning goals and don't get distracted or discourage by this problematic world that you inherited. We have a lot of problems to solve, and the world is in desperate need for intelligent people like yourself. The best advice that I can give you is to keep educating yourself on a regular basis. There is a lot of things that schools don't teach you that you will have to teach yourself. There are a lot of things that you will not learn from the media, so you will have to do your own research and do your own investigations. You will have to find your own reliable sources and create your own social networks. And when you accomplish those tasks, then you will be able to team up with other social networks who are doing the same things and also have similar goals. You are responsible for the future of this world that billions of people have already given their lives for. You are responsible for this worlds transition from it's current state of corruption and waste into a new and better world. You will be building a cultural bridge between the old world and the new world so that you will never forget the past and you will never take your eyes off the future, or forget to live in the present moment. You should be proud of your accomplishments, and also be grateful for this opportunity and this privilege that awaits you, for you may never have this opportunity again. Be positive, be happy and seek balance. Live a life full of memorable experiences. And don't ever take your eyes off the prize or forget why you are here. Live, Learn, Love and Progress.


The Power of Words


Words have the power to inspire and motivate. But words can also be meant to cause harm and to be hurtful. So we must learn to control the power of words, if not, then words will control us. You must learn to know when someone is trying to inspire you or motivate you. And you must also know when someone is trying to hurt you, Manipulate you, or if someone is just being over emotional. Don't let your Emotions keep you from correctly understanding the message. Listening is a skill. You have to accurately process the information in order to give a correct response. "You control the Positive and the Negative, that's where the true power is."

The more Words that you can correctly define will not only increase your power and control, but it will also lessen the power and control that other people will have over you. Vocabulary

In order for a ' Word ' to execute a particular action you must know the Code, or the Definitions of that word that help define its purpose, otherwise it is just a word. Computers work this way and so does the human brain.

You can give words power, and you can also render words powerless. and sometimes it takes more then words.

You can't have thoughts without words. But just because you have words, this doesn't mean that you will have good thoughts. You have to learn how to use words effectively and efficiently. If you do not learn to master language, then the lack of language will master you. Words can give you control, but if you don't have a lot of words or the skill to use words, then you will struggle with yourself and most other people. Words are more then just words, words have power, the power of creation and the power of understanding. The words are here, please don't underestimate their value.

Human Language is the key to Human Intelligence. And every person alive has the ability to be intelligent, to possess unlimited potential and have amazing skills. But they need the key. And that key is a high quality language along with the skills to use language effectively and efficiently.

Language Shapes our Thinking (you are what you think)

Cellular Resonance - Mantra - Positive Thinking - Motivational Words

Frequencies (2014 Film) - Word Matrix

A Spell or Charm is a set of words, spoken or unspoken, which are considered by its user to invoke some magical effect. Historical attestations exist for the use of some variety of incantations in many cultures around the world.
10 Deadliest Spells In The Harry Potter Universe (youtube)

5 Popular Words used in Speeches (Instantly - New - You - Because - Free)

The Hidden Souls of Words: Keys to Transformation Through the Power of Words (amazon)
Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (amazon)
Vocabulary Books (amazon)
My Intent
The Power of Words: 50 words that lift, motivate, and inspire from a LDS Mormon view (youtube)


What the World Needs Now Is Love - Youtube
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.
Lord, we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.
Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord, if you want to know.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.
No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.


Put A Little Love In Your Heart (1969) - Jackie DeShannon (youtube)
Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart
You see it's getting late
Oh, please don't hesitate
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Another day goes by
Still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart
If you want the world to know
We won't let hatred grow
Put a little  love in your heart
And the world (And the world) will be a better place
All the world (And the world) will be a better place
For you (For you) and me (And me)
You just wait (Just wait) and see, wait and see
Take a good look around
And if you're looking down
Put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
Kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart
And the world (And the world) will be a better place
And the world (And the world) will be a better place
For you (For you) and me (And me)
You just wait (Just wait) and see
People now, put a little love in your heart
Each and every day
Put a little love in your heart
There's no other way
Put a little love in your heart
It's up to you
Put a little love in your heart
Come on and
Put a little love in your heart
You've got to
Put a little love in your heart.


Under Pressure - Queen (youtube)
Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you, no man ask for
Under pressure that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, "Let me out!"
Tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets
Chippin' around, kick my brains 'round the floor
These are the days - it never rains but it pours
People on streets - people on streets
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, "Let me out!"
Tomorrow gets me higher, higher, higher...
Pressure on people - people on streets
Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why, why, why?
Love
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?..
'Cause love's such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance, This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure, Under pressure, Pressure.


Am I Wrong - Nico &Vinz (youtube)


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