If you've never gone to the site that has "demotivator" posters, I highly recommend it for a laugh. They take all the inspirational poster pictures and take a pointed jab at the inspiration and give you a down and dirty take on it instead. It's pretty funny.
One that got me, straight to the heart, is a picture of a beautiful pebble beach near sunset. The quote below it says, "If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon." Ouch.
I chuckled because, OK, sure, motivational quotes and pictures can only take you so far, but I will offer a counter perspective. It is sometimes a quote, a line, or a little speech that reminds you of something buried deep in your heart that is called upon in that moment of recognition that can spur you to confidence or to action. If that seemingly insignificant nudge can encourage you to keep going in a moment you've stalled, or to start in a moment when you can't seem to move - it is worth it.
Forget the haters, forget the snark. If ever there is a thought, a comment, a picture, a sign - accept it, welcome it, and let it move you. In the reality of 80,000 thoughts a day that swim through your head and pull you in all directions, if you can center on one thought and it can pull or push you in a positive direction - take it and run.
Tonight - I offer you the thought that continues to pull me forward: Whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should.
And with that, I take a breath, I am still, I stop efforting so hard against what IS, and I start moving WITH the flow, instead of against it. Thank you for that small, simple reminder.