There are a whole bunch of motivational poems that have been passed down through the years. Some of them are extremely well written and will almost surely inspire you every time you read them. There are many that I run across which I feel the need to read over and over, soaking up the wisdom and inspiration that they offer.
You’ve probably heard me say many times before, that when you read a great poem, it’s really important to take the time to reflect on what you have read. Think about the meaning behind the words and challenge yourself to take something applicable from the composition. Even if it’s just one small thing.
You see, I’m just crazy enough to believe that you can draw upon your inner strength and motivate yourself to do even greater things in life simply by taking the time to assimilate the written word.
Here’s a really good one that was written by Nancye Sims. Read it and see if it stirs something inside you. I like to tell people that if you feel anything when you read…a spark of inspiration, a bit of nervousness, an inkling that you can do or be something better…go with it! It means that you have the potential for growth and you are being called to move on to greater things in your life. Yes! I take this poem stuff that seriously!
This one should get you movin’ and shakin’ for sure. If it doesn’t, I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe you can come back and read it again after you’ve had a nap. Or to put it another way, as I once heard an old southern preacher say, “If this doesn’t light your fire…your wood’s wet!”
Check it out…you’ll see what I mean!
A Creed To Live By
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others,
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important,
Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart,
Cling to that as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or future,
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give,
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect,
It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks,
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying that it’s impossible to find,
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,
And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope,
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget where you’ve been,
But also know where you’re going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored,
Every step of the way.