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I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.

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No new photos this week; I will be including a few from my past travels; enjoy.

From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential.”

A sense of confidence enhances your life in numerous ways. From relationships to business dealings and any other area of life, your confidence will bring you closer to success. You will live a fuller, more contented, and abundant supplementary life.

A firm confidence will make you stand out as the leader you are.

As your confidence grows, your good influence over others will grow too. Others will look up to you and expect more from you, and you will be able to supply more to them. Over time, you will recognize intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to have such confidence and the responsibility that comes with this drive forward.

There are two types of drive: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is the internal motivation that tells you to meet your personal needs. Things like juggling, running, or pleasure-seeking activities are based on innate drive. We do these skills because we like them, not because we are required to do them.

Extrinsic motivation is when you are encouraged by external influences given or controlled by someone else. Many people are extrinsically motivated to go to work every day solely because they get paid to do so.

If we can find ways to build our intrinsic motivation to go to work every day, we can go further in our careers and lives than we ever thought we could. We can do this by, perhaps, building our confidence and earning more respect from our peers and, therefore, feeling accomplished and like we want to accomplish even more; this concept applies to all aspects of life.

Confidence is not something you have naturally; it comes through practice. Even if we enjoy our work and have mastered the art of intrinsic motivation, we may still encounter things we don’t like doing, such as disciplining other employees for job performance issues or having to fire someone or lay someone off.

We sometimes have to do undesirable tasks as part of our jobs, so we have to find the confidence and the motivation within ourselves to get through the more depressing things in life. That’s where intrinsic motivation is vital.

Confidence will factor in when you have work you don’t like to do. If you apply yourself and confidently do the best job, no matter how mundane or upsetting the job may be, you will eventually learn to like what you are doing regardless.

To learn to like your job or any other aspect of your life that currently isn’t your ideal thing to be doing, train yourself to do something with a different heart, with confidence, and with intrinsic motivations.

When I used to perform professionally as a juggler, I would have to look deep inside myself to find confidence in my juggling ability as well as the confidence within my ability as a performer.

Most everyone, at one time or another, has seen a street performer or a speaker deliver their performance with little confidence – it’s not very entertaining to watch – and even can be quite disturbing.

The following are fifteen traits of you as the confident person you are:
If you don’t already have these traits, they can be developed.

1 – You try new things. As you know, familiarity is the best teacher. Try new things all the time to allow you to evolve as a person.

2 – You accept change. You cannot get from it; change is the only invariable. As a highly confident person, you may not always like the changes occurring. Do your best to accept the changes and do your best to ride the wave of change.

3 – You have a strong sense of self. You know what you like and what you don’t. You have most likely built a strong sense of self by living a broad life and having various experiences. Stretch yourself for more and new experiences all the time.

4 – You learn from your past without dwelling on the memories. History will play a role in helping us move ahead in life, but not if we get fixed in our past.

5 – You go after your goals and dreams. Drive forward as you can toward your good future, always reaching for more toward your results.

6 – You have a strong sense of individual limits. Don’t attempt to satisfy others to make them happy. You must see your results and keep yourself happy.

7 – You distinguish “mistakes” as learning opportunities. Don’t beat yourself up for your mistakes; realize that every slip-up is a chance to learn ways to be victorious the next time. As a juggler, when you drop the ball, pick it up, learn, and continue.

8 – You take risks. You make informed choices even if there is some risk involved. Know how to differentiate between a gamble and a risk. Get ready as much as possible and then go forward for those risks you feel are worth the effort.

9 – You refuse to be under self-pity. As a highly confident person, you refuse to let the difficulties make you feel victimized. Of course, you sometimes feel sorry for yourself, but it is important not to linger in self-pity.

10 – You can be alone with your thoughts. Being on Earth can be quite a lonely place at times. Live your life without needing to fill every minute with a conversation with others or using technologies (cell phones, e-mail, texting, yelling loud, etc.) After all, each of us is finding our direction.

11 – You trust your instincts. Our mind will help guide us to make the best decisions. Trusting your instincts helps you to make better choices; therefore, we have a better life.

12 – You take care of yourself. You must treat your body with esteem by giving it a high quality diet in the form of healthy food, relaxation, fresh air, and activity.

13 – You enhance others, not degrade them. As a confident person, you don’t need to build yourself up b putting others down.

14 – You don’t beat yourself up. Of course, you are not perfect. Even the most confident of us have weak moments. Dust yourself off and keep going.

15 – You celebrate your successes and the accomplishments of others. Indeed confident people are not envious and back away from other people’s successes. They celebrate others’ achievements. Now, it’s time to get out there and do something incredible that you can rejoice in!

What new stories are you ready to write?

Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.

I find them so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.

Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.

Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.

How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real time. You have this control!

You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve and get closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so essentialTHINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

Don’t forget; you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.


“Pain is unavoidable.
Pleasure, fleeting.
Suffering is optional.
Happiness – a choice.
Confidence is always available.
Know this as you drive forward.”
Kit Summers


Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
And time seems to be going faster all the time.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Do this for a few weeks,
and you will see your time differently.

1/1—Happy New Year!
Hope you made it a particular time for yourself.
Myself—I did what I usually do—slept through it.

1/2—So hard to remember what I did earlier in the week. Please tell me your memories of the last week for you.

1/3—Went through a bout of covid this week. Had it before; it drains you so much, yikes. But, at this point, it is like getting the flu, again. Beth also developed the sickness; we helped each other get through it.

Is it time to “make” things happen and live a fuller life?
Make” a great week for yourself.

Take yourself to dinner one night this week.
All by yourself, know that you are essential.
Stay super confident!
Make it memorable, dress the part, and spend the money.
You are worth it.

Do something new, daily, then keep doing it for the rest of your life.

We must find a way to get out to the wilderness; I will let you know.
How about you, will you also visit nature?



1 Comment

  1. Jessica January 6, 2023 Reply

    You are sheer magic Kit.

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