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Quote #12 from Pranahansa Yogananda

“The season of failure is the best times for sowing the seeds of success”

-Paranahansa Yogananda


Top 5 websites for inspiration

It’s officially fall as the days are getting darker, shorter and colder, at least for us living in the northern parts of the world. When these times of the year come around we tend to need to surround ourselves with even more inspiration than usual to keep our motivation up to speed.

So let’s fill up with a whole bunch of new inspiration that will make our motivation  last all winter. Check out the following websites where we at the Upwalk currently take our inspiration from:

  1. StorytellersForGood.com
    This site does not inspire for the day, they inspire for life. Storytellers For Good is a team of passionate journalists and photographers who seek to use their skills to inspire optimism and change. They aim to tell and promote stories of people and organizations making a positive difference.
  2. DesignSponge.com
    Looking for something new? Then this is the place to go inspiration hunting. DesignSponge shares creativity and ideas within several areas, from interior design, traveling guides to work life tips and tricks and much more! Whatever inspiration you are in need for you will most likely find something to boost your creative mind with at DesignSponge.
  3. TheCreatorsProject.com
    Do you love sharing news and keep up to date with creativity, culture and technology? The Creators Project is the network platform where you can share and get inspired by others creativity. This is the new era of creativity.
  4. KarmaTube.com
    Time to take inspiration a bit further? Karmatube is dedicated to bringing inspirational stories to light, using the power of video and the internet to multiply acts of kindness, beauty, and generosity. The world could never get enough of this kind of inspiration.
  5. Kickstarter.com
    Are you curious about new creative projects? Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, everything from films, games music to art.Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

Which websites do you turn to for inspiration? Feel free to share them with us and our readers. Let’s get inspired to inspire!

*Photo in this post is taken/fully owned by the very talented Lukas Derving, check out his photos at LDview. His photos should not be used in any commercial purpose without his consent.

Quote #11 – Be not afraid of growing slowly

In life we tend to stress and hurry. We hurry time, ourselves and even people around us. We think that our surrounding demands us to think quicker, develop faster and deliver promptly.

Here is a quote that I would like to share with you, that made me think, that the pace I’m moving right not might just be okey…

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still”

– Chinese Proverb

New week – new possibilies

It’s a new week. Nevertheless a new month! So why not take this moment to make things a little bit better? It is never too late to start over and there is always place for enhancement!

Here are 3 ways you could make your week better than your last one:

  • Lucky no.3 – we all have thousands of things on our to-do lists which often slips down to our soon-do list, and then suddently the week is over and nothing is done. Pick three things off your list and make them the focus of this week. Whether it’s applying for that vacant job, cleaning out your wardrobe or finalizing your budget for 2013 – three things and it will make it so must easier to tick them off the list one by one.
  • Small happy moments – everything is much easier when there are fun moments among the less fun ones. Make sure that at least once a day you treat yourself with something you really enjoy. It can be something really small, but that small thing will get you through next day’s challenge.
  • New inspiration Sometimes we intend to get stuck. This week, try to find one new thing that can be your new inspiration source. It can be a new book, following someone new on Twitter, a new outfit, or just watching someone from a distance. That way we remind ourselves to be openminded and letting new things into our lives.

Try this and let us know how you do. Have a great week everyone!

Life on a piece of paper

Imaging and sharing quotes (Memes) like above has become a trend. You have probably been liking them on your Facebook or sharing them on your Instagram feed. And if not, you have at least come across them on any social media site, nodding your head in agreement while reading them.

By liking and sharing these quotes, does that mean that we see ourselves and can relate to these statements? Or does it just mean that we recognize them and think it’s fun to share?

I would presume that by liking a quote it would mean that you stand for that quote, just as much as the person who spoke those words originally. But how many of us really live up to these quotes that we claim to like so much that we want to share them with our entire social network?

Can you honestly say that you are actively working to create your life, and not just trying to find it? Do you truly live as if there would be no tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever? Are you really dancing as if no one was watching? If you do, good for you! If you see my point, why not start now?

There is nothing wrong with liking these quotes and statements. The Upwalk, just like you, loves sharing quotes and wise words from great people, but we encourage you to act upon those that you like, and don’t stop at just sharing. Too often we fool ourselves that we live the life that we preach, that we set the path that we walk when we’re actually just sauntering in circles.

It’s not about knowing the obvious, it’s about practicing it. As much as I love writing, words, letters, how they combine into beautiful meaningful sentences, there is one sad truth – words do not mean anything until they are put into action.

Knowing what’s right is one thing, doing what’s right is another. Making sure that you are truly painting the image that you are visualizing is not easy. But you can do it if you break it done. And if you have a hard time keeping track of all the secret ingredients write them down. That’s life on a piece of paper.

Feel inspired – share your inspiration by being the inspiration.

Which step have you reached today?

Short and simple, climb and reach the upwalk!

I Am Bruce Lee

At the Upwalk we talk about how to reach our goals, how we get motivated to move forward, things we do to become successful and the paths we choose to get where we want. In Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Dragon, and so today, in celebration of this year The Upwalk is happy to present a well-known person that put every single part of his body into becoming the greatest he could be and who has set the path for so many others.

Bruce Lee was a master of his art and became that master because he also mastered discipline and determination. When watching the documentary I Am Bruce Lee it is hard not to get inspired and motivated to find the glow within oneself to become that ultimate person one can be.

We’ll leave you with a quote and links to his life documentary for you to interpret your own inspiration from the Dragon Warrior, Bruce Lee.

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

– Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s daughter, Linda Lee Cadwell, talks about the I Am Bruce Lee production here:

Watch the official trailer here:

Quote #3 & #4

Today, 18 July, we’re celebrating a great man’s birthday by sharing two quotes that is in The Upwalk’s spirit! Feel the inspiration folks!

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

– Nelson Mandela

Happy Birthday from The Upwalk!

This is your life. Do what you love.

This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. This is the Holstee manifesto: lifecycle video.

Watch it. Get motivated. Feel inspired and do what you love!

Creds to @jwklndr and @holstee for sharing this with me!



Surround yourself with inspiration

In order to grow we need to surround ourselves with things that inspire us. But in order to get inspired we need to know what we get inspired of. Here are just a few things that inspires me.

  • Creativity
  • Boldness
  • Fearlessness
  • Love
  • Kindness
  • Dreams
  • Tears
  • Laughter
  • Wisdom

So what inspires you?

Get to know those things, get close to them and feel the air float underneath your feet, moving you forward and up! #skyhigh