THE MONDAY MORNING LIFT

my fav newsletter to motivate!

Every Monday & Friday morning, I get my fav e-mail: The Monday Morning Lift or MML

I seriously look forward to this week after week.

Basically, it’s a newsletter sent out every Monday & Friday morning with very, very motivating quotes.

MML a quick read & a quick little something-something to push you into your full potential.

It was introduced to me via my instagram friend, Bela {love her account btw! everywhere she goes, I add to my “must eat” list in SF}. Basically, she’d post screenshots on her stories with the quotes that rang home to her… & I found they did for me too. I immediately signed up for the Monday Morning Lift!

In fact, I signed Erik up too & he loves it too.

I always look forward to mornings before he goes to work and has coffee here at home when he reads a quote that rang home to him. This was the one he read to me the other Friday: “A high income combined with no desire to impress anyone is a potent combination for saving a ridiculous amount of money.” ~Steven Mehr

You should also know, in my inbox, I have a folder called MML. Basically I file away each and every one in this folder & revisit it often. It’s the digital fire under my seat each and every time.

It changed my life & productivity so much that I HAD to share it here too.

Also I wanted to share some of my fav MML quotes here too! I keep a running doc of them in my evernote {my #1 most used app btw}! I’ll share Erik’s in a seperate post one of these days 🙂

essellesse fav monday morning lift quotes

You will never know your cup is overflowing when you have your eyes on someone else’s mug

Smart phones will make sure that you are never bored. Never being bored will make it more difficult to find your creative passion. Lack of passion will make you boring

“Your attention is currency; be wary of who you spend it on.”

“Becoming who you aspire to be is a journey that you will be repeatedly tempted to abandon. Don’t do it.” 

“Any relationship that could be ‘ruined’ by having a conversation about feelings, standards, or expectations wasn’t really firm enough anyway, so there isn’t much to ruin.” 

“You must be prepared to work always without applause.” ~Ernest Hemingway’’’

“The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.” ~Simon Van Booy

“The best things in life don’t happen by accident. They require passion, attention and above all, time. We’re crafting a winery of exception. One bottle at a time.” ~Ram’s Gate

I DARE YOU to dedicate the next 6 months exclusively to your goals. No announcements, just fall back and do the work

One day you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you’re going through now, and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide

“Instead of reading chapters 1, 2 and 3, start writing 4, 5, and 6.”

“It’s important to plan, but our plans should never become cages, especially plans we make at moments when we have imperfect information or when we’re not even sure of who we are. Inflexibility can cause us to miss unexpected opportunities that suddenly appear, wave at us, and then fade when we fail to seize them.” ~Wes Moore, The Work

“The road to moral hell is paved with gradual self-permission.” ~Maria Popova

“After all, ideas are a dime a dozen; execution is what sets the winners apart from the pretenders…Don’t be shy to talk about your failures—after all, experience is what you get when you don’t accomplish what you set out to do—and relate what you learned.” ~Scott Kupor, Secrets of Sand Hill Road {this quote is the reason why I bought this book!}

Trust the timing of your life and stop comparing your path to others. You’re not late. You’re not early. You’re right on time…The comparison game will crush your spirit, hinder your creativity and mess with your vibes. No two people have the same path. That’s on everything; a soul, level, a physical level, a mental level, a financial level.  – matt gottesamn

“An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan.” ~Warren Buffet

There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.” ~Miyamoto Musashi

Exchanges. Dialogue is oxygen, conversations are energy, words are food. Your soul is too vast to be feeding on anything that doesn’t fill you. You deserve exchanges that feel like full-course meals.” ~Billy Chapata

“ ‘Living your best life’ has nothing to do with cocktails or holidays. Living your best life is being surrounded by meaningful relationships, feeling fulfilled and living in a peaceful mind. People really living their best life won’t feel the need to tell you that they are.” ~Steven Bartlett

“When a bone breaks and aligns incorrectly in your body, a doctor often times has to re-break the bone in order for you to heal. The same is true for the ego. Trauma or the conditioning of the world can cause our own mind to align incorrectly. Healing may require breaking.” ~Aubrey Marcus

“When you find yourself in a room surrounded by your enemies you should tell yourself, ‘I am not locked in here with you, you are locked in here with me.’ This is the kind of mindset you should have if you want to succeed in life. Get rid of that victim mentality.” ~Bruce Lee

“If you give up today, in five or ten years, reality will find you, and introduce you to someone who became who you could have become, but didn’t, because you lacked the courage to be seen failing over and over until success.” ~OrangeBook

“Nobody wants to tell you why discipline is so important. Discipline is the strongest form of self-love. It is ignoring current pleasures for bigger rewards to come.” ~Anonymous

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  1. 2.6.20
    Jessica said:

    These are really inspiring quotes. Love these, especially Bruce Lee’s. Also, the last one is really powerful.

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