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Motivated or Inspired?

“I’m really motivated to write an article!”
“I’m really inspired to write an article!”

Reading these exclamations, we can feel the enthusiasm, the energy and the motivation. And I can put my fingers on my keyboard in a super motivated way to write a great article. But this great motivation falls flat on its face if I’m lacking inspiration.

According to the Larousse encyclopaedia, motivation comes from the reasons and concerns that drive us to act. But inspiration is the breath of creation that brings our efforts to life.

In other words, if I’m motivated when I sit in front of my keyboard but I’m not inspired, I won’t be able to create a Bubble of Happiness!

What about you? Are you inspired to do what you do?



“The one thing”

Gary Keller, the author of the book “The One Thing”, explains that we can’t manage two priorities with the same level of commitment. He suggests choosing just one and giving it your all. Your “one thing”.

Because as soon as we completely focus on a project, we start to make progress! Keller suggests dedicating 4 hours a day to your “one thing” … every day.

If you want to put a website online, regardless of your initial skill, imagine starting every day of the week with four hours totally devoted to this project! With no distractions. It’s highly likely your super-brain would find creative ways to meet every challenge. As you wouldn’t authorise it to do something else, as it would be your “one thing”!

What priority would make you focus on just “one thing” as this new year begins?



Celebrating the body that carries me

My mother often used to say to my grandmother: put on your new blouse, it is just as quick to iron as the old one! I think about that when I’m getting dressed in the morning. Because I have an important choice to make: neglecting my appearance or celebrating the body that carries me around.

When I take real care over my appearance, I leave the house with a spring in my step, because I feel beautiful. The outside rubs off on the inside.

It’s like a smile. Not in a good mood? – Smile! And the inside will follow, it’s scientifically proven.

It was Oscar Wilde who said that you can never be overdressed or overeducated.

With this in mind, I invite you to celebrate the body that carries you around every day by putting on your loveliest clothes, jewellery or make-up.

So, what clothes will you get out tomorrow? How will you celebrate your body?



A sense of humour

In a study conducted by two business school academics from Stanford University, it was revealed that a person’s sense of humour starts to evaporate when they enter the workforce and only bounces back when they retire.

According to their findings, which were published in the book “Humour, Seriously”, we trade laughter for ties and suits. However, they claim that humour is “under-leveraged” in the working world and, when used correctly, can become a corporate “superpower”.

Their findings show that managers who have a sense of humour are considered as being 23% more respected, 25% more pleasant to work with and 17% nicer.

What about you? Want to put humour on your agenda on a daily basis in 2021?
I wish you all a year full of smiles!



In Lakesh

The Mayas said “In Lakesh” to greet each other, which means “You are me”.

If a therapist asked you what bothers you about your spouse, you could only talk about what bothers you about yourself, because you wouldn’t be able to see the rest.

Thich Nhat Hahn said: “If I hit my left hand with my right one when I’m hammering in a nail, I won’t hit my right hand to avenge my left one! I will care for my left hand with my right one as both my hands belong to my body.”

He suggests that we behave as if we all belong to the same body, as if each of us was a drop in the ocean.

Because we are!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with this message of love and look forward to seeing you in 2021!


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Who am I ?

I am a contemporary philosopher.
I capture life’s little events in bubbles of happiness to inspire you in an amusing and optimistic way.

Yours bubbly,
Gundula

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