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Inspiration 101

Inspiration is an arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity. Summon into action or bring into existence. A sudden intuition as part of solving a problem. Cause to become awake or conscious. An impulse, an instinctive motive, an impelling force or strength, a sudden desire. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). A product of your creative thinking and work. (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings. To encourage. Contribute to the progress or growth of. Inspire with confidence. Give hope or courage to. Inspiration Quotes

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Light Bulb Idea "Inspiration is an idea that you fell in love with. An idea that was influenced by someone or something. An idea that creates an over whelming urge to do something, or at the least, dream something."

Ikigai is a reason for being or living. Your personal purpose in life. A source of value in one's life.

Empowerment is to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence, and to recognize and eventually to use their resources and chances.

Epiphany is a sudden revelation. A moment of sudden understanding or revelation.

Muse is the person who inspires you to be an artist, writer, or musician, and so on.

is a central cohesive source of support and stability.
Man Looking up to an Idea
Artistic Inspiration is an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavor.

Apparitional Experience is an anomalous, quasi-perceptual experience. It is characterized by the apparent perception of either a living being or an inanimate object without there being any material stimulus for such a perception. The person experiencing the apparition is awake, excluding dream visions from consideration.

Passion is a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something.

is to want to have or achieve something (such as a particular career or level of success).

is being marked by active interest and enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm is intense enjoyment, interest, or approval. possessed by a God.

Zeitgeist is the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time.

Delegate is someone who attends or communicates the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations, which may be at the same level or involved in a common field of work or interest. Proposition convey definite meaning which is either true or false.

Morale is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition or hardship.

Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society and to correct social injustice.

Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. Reason for Everything?

Karma refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).

Mantra is a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words that have syntactic structure or literal meaning.

What is Motivation?

Motivational Speakers are more about entertaining you then they are about explaining to you. People need a lot more then just motivation. People need Problem Solving Skills, Time Management Skills, Focus and Discipline, they need Guidance and Support, they need Good Information, people need Intelligence, people need Good Reasons, Good Ideas, and people need to know where they're going. Without these skills motivation is inadequate. And on top of that, just motivating people without good reasons or purpose, is illogical and possibly dangerous. You want to avoid having people being overly consumed by their desires and their ambitions, because they may fail to clearly see or understand the effects that are being caused by their actions. You can't be a motivator unless you are an educator. Motivation needs education and information, other wise it serves no purpose other then just wasting time, energy and money. Acquiring necessary skills and knowledge needs no motivation, it is simply a need. A Need to Learn. Motivation does not guarantee success or that you will get more out of life, or that you will have more control of your life. To follow your dreams and to reach your Goals takes more then motivation or a pep talk. Don't give up, keep learning. There is no self help book that will save you, there's only learning.

The Secret is out, you're an idiot, because there is no secret to life, there is only useful knowledge. And to acquire all the valuable knowledge that you need, takes time, skill and commitment. To fully understand yourself and the world around you, takes a lot of deliberate learning. There's no easy breakthroughs, there's no tearing down the walls, there's no quick fix, there's no short answers, there's no simple sayings, there's no spontaneous enlightenment, there's only deliberate learning, which takes time and lots of valuable knowledge and information. So one of your most valuable commitments that you should have in life, is a commitment to learning. No one does it alone.

Arbitrariness is the quality of being determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle.

Positive Thinking, Hard Work and Balance.

What is Success?

"You can offer advice. You can show what has worked for others. You can inspire through the demonstration of what people can overcome. But then you must let go of the expectation of change and leave it in the hands of the individual."

"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around."  (Jim Rohn

Be aware of your options, choices and logical directions.

Persuasive Speech

There is a calculated life and there is a uncalculated life. To follow your heart, or to live your life, or to live a life of purpose, does not say that you calculated the the effects of your life. If the calculations prove that your actions provided a positive outcome, then your heart was right, and your purpose in life is now scientifically proven to be good. I'm not living a selfish life, I'm giving more then I receive, and my reward is having the freedom to enjoy my life and doing the things that I like doing. "Math is awesome, you can calculate everything. And when we have a machine to do our calculations for us, we can save a lot of time, which means that we will have more time to love, learn, live and prosper."

Everyone says find something that you're passionate about doing, but that is not as simple as it sounds. You should definitely have something to be excited about, like a kid who's excited about going to Disney world. If you don't have that reason to be excited when you wake up every day, then you'll most likely be living a life that's random and meaningless. You need to be actively involved in creation, or providing a service that helps support creation, if not, than you're most likely killing creation, killing life, and that's not what humans are for. Humans are protectors of life. But when people are misinformed, they can easily become killers without even knowing it. And the keyword here is misinformed, and the opposite of misinformed is informed, meaning, having much knowledge or education, fully understanding the world and fully understanding yourself.

Motivation is made up of many things. It is a series of steps. You want to do something, so you want the most effective and efficient way possible for accomplishing your goal, a way that would provide the best results. Being motived is not always enough. Even though being excited and passionate about your goal is important, you also have to be organized and focused. And being organized and focused is a task in itself. If you makes mistakes, just learn from those mistakes and keep progressing towards your goal. Remember this is also a learning journey, and obstacles are part of the journey. They will be challenging, but they will not stop you, because every problem can be solved. 

Compliance identification and internalization (PDF)

Motivation is the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired Goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior. The condition of being motivated. The act of motivating; providing incentive. Provided with a motive or given incentive for action. Causing or able to cause motion.  

Self-Directed Learning
Motivation (wiki)  PDF   

Hedonic Motivation refers to the influence of a person’s pleasure and pain receptors on their willingness to move towards a goal or away from a threat.

Drive Theory is a theory that attempts to define, analyze, or classify the psychological drives. A drive is an "excitatory state produced by a homeostatic disturbance", an instinctual need that has the power of driving the behaviour of an individual. Drive theory is based on the principle that organisms are born with certain psychological needs and that a negative state of tension is created when these needs are not satisfied. When a need is satisfied, drive is reduced and the organism returns to a state of homeostasis and relaxation. According to the theory, drive tends to increase over time and operates on a feedback control system, much like a thermostat.

Sports Wisdom

Goal Theory is the label used in educational psychology to discuss research into motivation to learn. Goals of learning are thought to be a key factor influencing the level of a student's intrinsic motivation.

Aspiration Management gives the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs.

Hierarchy of Needs

Socio-Emotional Selectivity Theory is a life-span theory of motivation. The theory maintains that as time horizons shrink, as they typically do with age, people become increasingly selective, investing greater resources in emotionally meaningful goals and activities. According to the theory, motivational shifts also influence cognitive processing. Aging is associated with a relative preference for positive over negative information in attention and memory (called the "positivity effect").

Category-Based Intrinsic Motivation (PDF)
Reward System
Reinforcement (PDF)

Intrinsic Motivation is being motivated by internal rewards, such as happiness, fun, and experience.
Extrinsic Motivation is being motivated by external rewards, such as money, fame, grades, and praise.

Raison d'être
is the thing that is most important to someone or something. The reason for which a person or Organization exists. Reason or justification for existence. The claimed reason for the existence of something or someone; the sole or ultimate purpose of something or someone. (literally "reason to be").
Activism Quotes   

Be all and End all Something considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.

Influence is a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc. The effect of one thing (or person) on another. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort. Have and exert influence or effect. Shape or influence; give direction to. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do. One having power to influence another.

Social Influence

is to cause to arise. Cause to do; Cause to act in a specified manner. Cause to occur rapidly.

Positive Education is an approach to education that draws on positive psychology's emphasis of individual strengths and personal motivation to promote learning.

Initiative is the readiness to embark on bold new ventures. The first of a series of actions. Serving to set in motion.

Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action. It is defined as purposive striving and is one of the primary human psychological functions. Others include affection (affect or feeling), motivation (goals and expectations), and cognition (thinking). Volitional processes can be applied consciously or they can be automatized as habits over time.

is to win approval or support for. Cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action.
Media Manipulation

Incentive is a positive motivational influence. 
Make a Positive Difference or Make Things Worse

Encourage is to contribute to the progress or growth of Inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to.

Promote is to contribute to the progress or growth of.

Advance is to move forward, also in the metaphorical sense. Bring forward for consideration or acceptance. Develop in a positive way. A change for the better; progress in development. The act of moving forward (as toward a goal). Being ahead of time or need.

is the encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something.

Purpose is an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions. What something is used for. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.

Train is to create by training and teaching. Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding. Undergo Training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control. Educate for a future role or function. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment. 

Child Development
Self-Directed Learning

Practice is the systematic training by multiple repetitions. Translating an idea into action. Learn by repetition.
Kinesthetic's (body smart)
Practice Learning Method (wiki)
Learning Methods
Best Practice
10,000 Hour Rule

Teach are the activities of Educating or instructing; activities that impart Knowledge or Skills.
Teaching - Teacher

Instructions are the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart Knowledge or skill. A message describing how something is to be done. A manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it.
Science Instructions

is something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.
Relative Direction

is something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action. The act of guiding or showing the way.

is someone that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. An actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action, like lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement, change, or speech. Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned. Evidence that helps to solve a problem. A stimulus that provides information about what to do. 

Directing is showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Coaching is to teach and supervise (someone); Act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports. Help someone learn the correct positions, movements or patterns. Help someone correct errors.

is the education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge. Tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance. Make understand.

Peak Experience is a moment accompanied by a euphoric mental state often achieved by self-actualizing individuals, a rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect upon the experimenter.

Learn to gain Knowledge or Skills. Get to know or become aware of. Commit to Memory. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. 
Curious - Interested
Learning - Methods

Study is to consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning. Give careful consideration to. Think intently and at length. Learn by reading books.
Study Tips - How to Study

is the systematic investigation to establish facts. A search for knowledge. Inquire into. Attempt to find out in a systematically and Scientific Manner.
Independent Self Directed Learning

is an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole. The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations. 

Qualify is to prove capable or fit; meet requirements. Make fit or prepared. Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement.
Quality Control

Qualification is an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something.
Qualification Problem

Aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to achievement, which represents knowledge or ability that is gained. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.

Skill is the learned ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.

is validating the authenticity of something or someone. Make valid or confirm the validity of.
Certification - Accreditation

Certificate is a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts.

Documentation is program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs. 

Ambitious is having a strong desire for success or achievement. Requiring full use of your abilities or resources.

is the gradual improvement or growth or development. The act of moving forward. Develop in a positive way.

Idea of Progress is the idea that advances in technology, science, and social organization can produce an improvement in the human condition.

Progress Trap is to inadvertently introduce problems that people do not have the resources or political will to solve, for fear of short-term losses in status, stability or quality of life. Over Development

Progress History is the study of how specific societies improved over time in terms of science, technology, modernization, liberty, democracy, longevity, quality of life, freedom from pollution and so on. Specific indicators can range from economic data, technical innovations, change in the political or legal system, and questions bearing on individual life chances, such as life expectancy and risk of disease and disability.

Social Progress is the idea that societies can or do improve in terms of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through social activism, or as a natural part of sociocultural evolution.

Performance is doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it.
Performance Indicator
Physical Health
Mental Health - Assessments

Success is an event that accomplishes its intended purpose, a purpose that has a positive influence on people’s lives.

Help - Assistance is the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.

Facilitator is someone who makes progress easier.

is an activity involved in maintaining something in good working order. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something.

is the action of accomplishing something.
Learned Industriousness 

Need is something required as useful, just, or proper. Anything that is necessary but lacking. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior. 

Curious is beyond or deviating from the usual or expected. Eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns) Having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more.

Interested is having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern. Excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of. Be of importance or consequence.
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.

Rational Motive is a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument.

Eager is having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy.
Intrinsically Motivated Learning (PDF)

Important is something of great significance or value. Important in effect or meaning. Having authority or ascendancy or influence. Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position. The extent to which something matters.

is something that is most essential. Absolutely necessary; Vitally necessary. Indispensable. Needed. Crucial

Action is to put in effect. Activism. The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism. The series of events. Change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically. The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field.
Work Physics
Action Physics

is the act of making up your mind about something. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration.

Effort is earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something. Use of physical or mental energy; hard work. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
Effort Justification is people's tendency to attribute a greater value (greater than the objective value) to an outcome they had to put effort into acquiring or achieving.
Principle of Least Effort - Path of Least Resistance 

Procedure is a particular course of action intended to achieve a result. A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work. A set sequence of steps.
Standard Operating Procedure
Problem Solving

Order is the planning of time and organizing of resources, as well as of society.

Process is a particular course of action intended to achieve a result. The performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents. A mental process that you are not directly aware of. A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant. A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition. Deal with in a routine way. Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information. Process is a set of interrelated activities that interact to achieve a result.

Operation is a planned activity involving many people performing various actions. A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents.
Operation (wiki)

Carrying Out is the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order. The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue. 

Implementing is to Apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue.
Implementation is the realization of an application, or execution of a plan, idea, model, design, specification, standard, algorithm, or policy.

Following Through is to pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue. 


"To be Neutral and Passive is to Collaborate." (Howard Zinn)

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."   (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”   (Edward Everett Hale

“The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker (via b.marie)

What would Life be like without Inspiration or Motivation?

Never Confuse Resting with Laziness.
Not taking care of responsibilities despite having the ability to do so. Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably Prudent Person would exercise in like circumstances. involves harm caused by Carelessness, not intentional harm.

Sedentary Lifestyle, Couch Potato, Sloth, Slacker is a person who habitually avoids work or lacks work ethic.  Procrastination 

Goofing Off Goofing off is a slang term in the United States for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected. Refusal of Work is behavior which refuses to adapt to regular employment.

Work Ethic is a value based on hard work and diligence. Diligence is steadfast application, assiduousness and industry; the virtue of hard work. It is one of the seven heavenly virtues.

Oaths of Service

The Devil makes work for idle hands. If you are not occupied with doing something important, then you may be more vulnerable to doing something that's unimportant, something that could do more harm then good

Apathetic is showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Placid is a person not easily upset or excited.

Acedia describes a state of listlessness or Torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life.

I Don't Feel Like It
It doesn't matter what you feel like doing. What matters is, what is the most logical thing to do based on the current information that you have? I don't feel like doing it is not an answer, or a reason, You could say that I'm physically Tired and I need some Rest, because that's OK. You need Balance and rest, but just saying "I don't feel like it" is just plain bullshit. These are the hours of the day, and these are my responsibilities, and these are my priorities. So what's next? You don't have to feel like doing something in order to do something. I'm not saying to ignore premonition or to ignore your gut, but you should at least know the difference between a gut feeling and a feeling of sadness, laziness or fatigue.  So what's next?  You can't do nothing, there must be something to do. So what's next?  Time Management, Planning, Decision Making, Collaboration....there is always something new to learn. But you must engage learning in order to make learning effective, engage, make it so, get it done.

Engage is to carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in. Consume all of one's attention or time.  
Star Trek - TNG "Engage" (youtube)

More Words that Help Define Motivation....
Inspiration Quotes
Life Quotes


Teaching Students how to be Great Leaders

Leadership is having practical skills encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations. A process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.

Videos of Inspirational  Speeches

Guiding is showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on. Plan and oversee the development and details of. Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.  Bring order and organization to. Bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation. 

Goal Oriented

Directing is to give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public. Plan and direct (a complex undertaking).

Authentic Leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. Generally, authentic leaders are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness. By building trust and generating enthusiastic support from their subordinates, authentic leaders are able to improve individual and team performance.

Task-Oriented and Relationship-Oriented Leadership is defined by Forsyth as "a descriptive model of leadership which maintains that most leadership behaviors can be classified as performance maintenance or relationship maintenance." Task-oriented (or task-focused) leadership is a behavioral approach in which the leader focuses on the tasks that need to be performed in order to meet certain goals, or to achieve a certain performance standard. Relationship-oriented (or relationship-focused) leadership is a behavioral approach in which the leader focuses on the satisfaction, motivation and the general well-being of the team members.

Leadership Styles is a leader's style of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people.
Leadership Learning

Transformational Leadership is a style of leadership where a leader works with subordinates to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group. Transformational leadership serves to enhance the motivation, morale, and job performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms; these include connecting the follower's sense of identity and self to a project and to the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers in order to inspire them and to raise their interest in the project; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, allowing the leader to align followers with tasks that enhance their performance.

Why does Power Corrupt?

Why do people Blindly Submit?

Books about Leadership
Inspirational Books
Spiritual Leaders

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase. With the expedition, between 1804 and 1806, she traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, established cultural contacts with Native American populations, and researched natural history.

Global Leader
Global Leadership
Global Leadership Programs
Global Leadership
African Leadership Academy

What is Global Leadership?: 10 Key Behaviors that Define Great Global Leaders

Life Skills

Thought Leader refers to an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.

Chief Operating Officer is in charge of operations.

Command Hierarchy (structure)
Leadership Resources

Instructional Coaches
Instructional Materials Development
Morals and Ethics of Leadership

Coaching Workplace Learning, Employee Productivity, Leadership and Team Effectiveness

Inspiration Quotes

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."  (Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru)

"Leadership is a failure because you can't be a leader of ignorance. You have to be an educator. Educate yourself and then educate others, then you will be a leader."

"When seeking improvements you're a lot more effective as an educator then you are a dictator."

"Making people believe that you have no power can be powerful, no one ever expects the powerless."

"True leaders don't create followers...they create more leaders." j.sakiya sandifer

"Follow me is a lie, I can lead you, but only when that responsibility of leadership is share with everyone who follows."

A leader is not a position, it's only a point of reference.

Leading people through the gates of hell is not leading, you are only misleading. Good leadership is measured by how well you inform your followers so that they are totally aware that they are also responsible for the success of the desired goals, and that the followers must fully understand the implications of these goals. So one of these responsibilities is making sure that you have a good plan and not just a good leader. You can't be dependent on leadership, it's just illogical for a human to be dependent on anything. So what's more important, Leadership or Education? This is not to say that leadership is not important or that leadership is not effective, because It got us this far. But being dependent on leaders is not sustainable. Leadership is a sign of weakness and ignorance, which are two things you can't have if you plan to survive and thrive as a species. So as a leader, if you are not taking the necessary steps to rid your organization of ignorance and dependency, you are just ignoring the fact that failure and decay are imminent. Then most likely you are not a leader, you are most likely to be a very ignorant criminal and a liar.

"In order to be a Leader you have to be a Teacher, in order to be a Teacher you have to be a Student, in order to be a Student you have to Continually Educate Yourself, in order to Continually Educate Yourself you have to know How to Learn, What to Learn, Where to Learn, When to Learn and know Why you need to Learn?"

If you're a Leader, then you are also a Citizen. If you're a Teacher, then you are also a Student. If you are a Doctor, then you are also a Patient. You can't be who you are if you separate yourself from what you are, so who are you really serving?

Leadership Qualities
Good Communication skills, Empathy, Passion, Humbleness, The ability to quickly assess damage, Transparency, Trustworthiness, Being direct, Asking for feedback, Have a strategic plan for change, Following through.

You are a leader when...

1. You have an open mind and seek out other people's opinions. If people are drawn to you because you are open to others people's opinions.
2. You offer advice and counsel. If you find yourself advising your colleagues, and your friends are asking you to counsel them--if people seem to seek out and value what you say--then your empathy is strong and your perspective has real-world usefulness to those around you. If you often help those around you navigate their rough patches.
3. People count on you. If people rely on you, it follows that they trust you to follow through and deliver on your promises. If you hold yourself accountable and demonstrate the kind of day-in, day-out responsibility that leads others to trust you.
4. You're a good listener and people confide in you. Being able to listen to others, having people speak to you frankly without worrying about who you'll tell or how you might use that knowledge against them, are signs of strong leadership--not to mention of being a nice person. If you understand that listening is more important than speaking, and if people know they can confide in you.
5. Others follow your example. The most powerful form of leadership isn't persuasion or argument or force, but example. Whether times are good or bad, people notice who's present, who's effective, who's working hard without distraction. When that person is you, others naturally follow you--and you are a leader.
6. You insist on excellence. As Aristotle said, we are what we repeatedly do, and therefore excellence is not an act but a habit. When you are in the habit of standing up for excellence and you hold yourself and those around you responsible for quality, you are telling others that you act rather than talk, show rather than say, deliver rather than promise. If you are not making excuses or blaming others but holding up the standard of excellence and quality.
7. You have a positive attitude. Positive, optimistic people make people around them happy. A positive outlook doesn't blind you to problems or issues but allows you to seek out something good in almost every situation and to know that eventually things will be all right. It's the kind of spirit that keeps people motivated and spreads optimism, and it means you are a leader.
8. You treat people with respect. Knowledge may give you power, being smart may give you an advantage, but when you give respect you will always receive respect in return. If you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect them for who they are, it's likely that they hold you in high esteem and that you are a leader.
9. You genuinely care about others. If you spend time supporting, guiding and sharing your knowledge with those around you, giving them the opportunity to achieve success, and if you care about their well-being and do all you can to help them attain their own success.
10. You are confident and passionate. Most people are always watching each other, looking for cues about how to behave. Being confident means moving with assurance, being passionate about what you believe and refusing to let anything get in your way. If you work consistently toward a cause with vision and confidence, you are a leader.

Why do so many ignorant and corrupt people become leaders and politicians? Because they are the easiest to control and to manipulate, especially when you are a rich and powerful person. It's like raising a pet dog. Don't blame it on power. Blame it on ignorance that comes from a low quality education, which all the world has at the moment.

How do you convince someone to have more faith in you? People have faith in only certain people. People have faith in certain leaders, but not other people who could benefit them more. They don't look to you for advice, but they would listen to advice from strangers. The ways that people choose where they get their information from is not even good reasoning. People listen more to the TV then they listen to people with extensive knowledge. People believe that a person with a degree, or a license, or a diploma are more trust worthy and more knowledgeable, this is a false assumption, and a very dangerous one. But the opposite is also true, not listening to a professional can also be dangerous. People need to focus on the information and learn how to decipher information without any biased influences, favoritism or prejudice. Don't Judge the messenger, judge only the message.

Monarch is the sovereign head of state in a monarchy.
Matriarch is a  female head of a family or tribe.
President is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country, typically a republic, a democracy, or a dictatorship. The title "president" is sometimes used by extension for leaders of other groups, including corporate entities and social groups.
Dictator is a ruler who wields absolute power. A state ruled by a dictator is called a dictatorship.
Proctor is a persons who takes charge of, or acts for, another. The word "proctor" is frequently used to describe someone who oversees an examination or dormitory.
Patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a pater familias over an extended family. The system of such rule of families by senior males is termed patriarchy.
General officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.
Bishop is an ordained minister who holds the fullness of the sacrament of holy orders and is responsible for teaching doctrine,[1] governing Catholics in his jurisdiction, sanctifying the world and representing the Church.
Chancellor is a title of various official positions in the governments of many nations. The head of the government, A person with duties related to justice, A person in charge of financial and economic issues, The head of a university.
Prime Minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system.

Autocrat is a cruel and oppressive dictator marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior. Expecting unquestioning obedience.

I wouldn't want to be labeled as a Leader, mostly because that word has been tainted and abused. I would rather have the label of Co-Citizen Manager, a person who is a member of a highly skilled team that keeps all the citizens informed about the state of the country and the state of the world. Co-Citizen Managers would present all the facts of the world based on evidence and research, using videos, text, graphs and charts. so that people can easily understand the information presented. Then the citizens will act accordingly and make the necessary changes that would keep the quality of life at the highest level possible, without waste and abuse, so that it can sustain it-self in a way that it would not steal from future generations ability to survive. We are better off making decisions and choices together. Because we know what happens when a small group of people make decisions and choices behind the backs of their citizens, death and suffering. So if we work together we will rise together, and if we fail, then it will not be from us not trying, it would be fate, and not caused by a small group of individuals pretending that they know better then the collective wisdom of every person an the planet.

You have to be a Teacher, a Leader and a Student all at the same time, if not, then you will never be effective in using any of those skills, or will you be able to understand your full potential.

Teaching Students how to be a Great Teacher and how to be a Great Leader is extremely important since these are the two things this world is extremely short of. Having these two skills can be applied to almost Every Line of Work in our Society.      
Even if a student chooses another field of study or career, knowing how to be a great teacher, a great leader and a great student will definitely benefit anyone no matter what they choose to be in their life.  

Follow the Leader can sometimes be Deadly

Beached Whales

Why do some animals run off a cliff together?

Animal Suicide refers to any kind of self-destructive behavior displayed by various species of non-human animals. There are anecdotal reports of grieving pets displaying such behaviour after the death of their owner, or monogamous animals refusing to feed after the death of their mate.

Thin Place?
Conformity Dangers


Teaching Students to be Great Teachers

Teacher Training
Teaching and Learning Methods
Teaching Resources and Tools

Videos of Great Speeches and Leadership

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (youtube)
Darling! The Pieter Dirk Uys Story (youtube)
Alberto Cairo: There are no Scraps of Men (youtube) 
A Senior Monitor Jake Bailey Just Found Out He Has Cancer, Gave An Incredible Speech To His Class
at the 2015 Christchurch Boys' High School Prize Giving (youtube)
Martin Luther King Jr."I Have A Dream" - August 28, 1963 (Full Speech (youtube))
MLK Speeches (NPR)
JFK Inaugural Address (youtube)  Secrecy
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Jimmy Carter's Full "Crisis of Confidence" Speech (July 15, 1979, youtube))
"I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy... I do not refer to the outward strength of America, a nation that is at peace tonight everywhere in the world, with unmatched economic power and military might. The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation...In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning...." Jimmy Carter (wiki)

The Girl who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes (youtube)

12-Year Old Child Reveals One of the Best Kept Secrets in the World exposes the immorality of the global banking system and why sound money is essential to freedom and stopping the spread of misery on this planet.

The Glossary
Conan O'Brien (youtube)
David Foster Wallace
Some of the Best Commencement Speech's (NPR)
Famous Rants (activism)

Public Speaking

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (youtube)
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Valedictorian is a student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory). Valedictorian is often the student with the highest ranking among his/her graduating class.

Keynote Speaker is a talk that establishes a main underlying theme. The keynote establishes the framework for the following programme of events or convention agenda; frequently the role of keynote speaker will include that of convention moderator. It will also flag up a larger idea – a literary story, an individual musical piece or event.

5 Great Inspirational Speeches

Higher Education Problems

All the good things you see in this world were made by average people like you. So don't ever think that your life doesn't matter, or think that you can never change the world. You can change the world, you can make the world a better place.

You and I have memories longer then the road that stretches out ahead.  The future is long, but so is our past.....

"Even though I never owned an Apple or Macintosh product, I still benefited from that company, because they inspired other companies to make similar products and make better products, so you don't have to do everything yourself, because you can still inspire others to do great things."

The Power of Words

Semantic Change is the evolution of word usage—usually to the point that the modern meaning is radically different from the original usage. Semantic shift, semantic progression or semantic drift.

Cellular Resonance
Positive Thinking
List of English words of Sanskrit origin (wiki)
The Hidden Souls of Words: Keys to Transformation Through the Power of Words (amazon)
Frequencies (2014 Film)
Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (amazon)
Vocabulary Books (amazon)
My Intent
Language Shapes our Thinking (you are what you think)
Word Matrix
Motivational Words
The Power of Words: 50 words that lift, motivate, and inspire from a LDS Mormon view (youtube)

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"The more Words that you can correctly define will not only increase your power and control, but it will also lessen the power and control that other people will have over you."

"In order for a ' Word ' to execute a particular action you must know the Code, or the Definitions of that word that help define its purpose, otherwise it is just a word. Computers work this way and so does the human brain."

You can give words power, and you can also render words powerless.
Words have the power to inspire and motivate, but words can also be meant to cause harm and to be hurtful. So we must learn to control the power of words, if not, then words will control us. You must learn to know when someone is trying to inspire you or motivate you. And you must also know when someone is trying to hurt you, Manipulate you, or if someone is just being over emotional. Don't let your Emotions keep you from correctly understanding the message. Listening is a skill. You have to accurately process the information in order to give a correct response. "You control the positive and the Negative, that's where the true power is."

What the World Needs Now Is Love - Youtube  

What the world needs now is Love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord, if you want to know.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.
No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.

Queen - Under Pressure (Official Video) (youtube)

Under Pressure Lyrics
Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you, no man ask for
Under pressure that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, "Let me out!"
Tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets

Chippin' around, kick my brains 'round the floor
These are the days - it never rains but it pours
People on streets - people on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, "Let me out!"
Tomorrow gets me higher, higher, higher...
Pressure on people - people on streets

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why, why, why?


Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?..

'Cause love's such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure

Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong (youtube)


When inspiration turns into action of the most monumental kind.=
Learning about Activism, Social Movements, Protesting and Revolutions

Action Physics
This information has moved, of course it has, it's action physics, everything moves, nothing stands still.

The Thinker Man