Motivational Quote/Word/Song/Videos of the Day- 11 Sep 2008


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

“No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically.  Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision.  Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record.  It is ones own fault if his enthusiasm is gone; he has failed to feed it.”  -Papyrus

ENTHUSIASM  *******Enthusiasm is one of the biggest keys to happiness and success.  Just watch a bunch of children for a while.  EVERYTHING excites them!  As adults, we lose it because we become jaded by the harsh reality of life.  As soon as that happens, it is our job to find a way to become enthusiastic again.  It’s easy to give into living a mundane life, but resting your head on your pillow at night while saying, “Ho hum another day has passed” just adds another “wrinkle to your soul” like Sam talks about in the video.*******   

WORD OF THE DAY

ARCANUM

• \ar-KAY-num\ noun

*1 : mysterious or specialized knowledge, language, or information accessible or possessed only by the initiate — usually used in plural
2 : elixir

Example Sentence:

The author, a physicist, adeptly demystifies arcana of her field with lucid, accessible prose.

Did you know?

The word “arcanum” (pluralized as “arcana”) came from Latin “arcanus,” meaning “secret,” and entered English as the Dark Ages gave way to the Renaissance. It was often used in reference to the mysteries of the physical and spiritual worlds, subjects of heavy scrutiny and rethinking at the time. Alchemists were commonly said to be pursuing the arcana of nature, and they sought elixirs for changing base metals into gold, prolonging life, and curing disease. The frequent association of the word with the alchemists’ elixirs influenced the use of “arcanum” for “elixir.”

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

ARCANUM- MY COLD SEA  *******This is sooo relaxing.*******

SONG OF THE DAY

RYAN LESLIE- THE MAKING OF ADDICTION  *******This is a hot song.  I couldn’t find a real video to embed in my blog, so I decided to put this one up so you can see the mastermind at work.  He gets cocky like Kanye at the end, but the ego does tend to inflate when you know you’ve got it like that and everyone else knows it too.*******  

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