Just For Today

by Gary Loper on October 10, 2011


“It’s the repetition of affirmations, that leads to belief & once that belief becomes a deep conviction,things begin to happen” ~ Claude Bristol

My constant pursuit for improvement has spanned my entire life, with much more fervor in the past 25+ years.  What success I have achieved and the common theme in many of the courses, seminars & books has been the ability to change the way we think about ourselves and see that we can accomplish anything we set our minds on.

Overcoming limiting belief and tribal programming are two of the biggest hurdles people face in recreating their lives or building a business.  Just looking at the numbers of business and relationship failures, we see that most have not been able to shift the way they think in order to create new possibilities.

When I started on Twitter, over 3 years ago, I did not have a plan of what I was going to achieve or eventually promote.  I started sharing motivational messages, primarily because I had received so much help from reading them countless times. Each time I came across them, there was always a new slant on the quote, because I had changed from the previous time.

Over the years I have attracted thousands of people who have read, applied and shared –RTed, those motivational messages hundreds of times per day.  I have learned that the world is still in need of motivational messages.  Zig Ziglar, once said – “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”. That is why my focus has been sharing messages that will enlighten and inspire people to become the best they can be.

In my Business & Life Coaching journey I have learned about and practiced affirmations, mantras, meditations and the Law of Attraction, and firmly believe that we create what we think about.  Our words and thoughts are manifested in our physical world.  Many do not realize that they alone control what they think and what those thoughts bring into their existence.  What you are experiencing is the result of your most powerful thoughts.  If you don’t like the results, you need to shift your thoughts to what you truly desire.

Affirming thoughts can actually bury a negative thought.  In Lauren McLaughlin’s delightful book, Go To ELF’ there is an incredible lesson I would like to share.   You will need a piece of paper and something to write with.  Write the word ‘Bad’ in the middle of the page.  Next directly over the word ‘Bad’ write the word ‘Good’, repeat writing the word ‘Good’ on top of the word ‘Bad’ twelve times.  You will see that the Good has covered the Bad. Simple lesson, Yes?

In my continuing effort to help the Twitterverse and all the lives I touch I have written almost 400 affirming thoughts and will share them using the hashtag #JustForToday – simple messages to help shift your thoughts in a positive direction.  Find the thoughts that resonate with you or create your own and share it with us, repeat those thoughts throughout the day. The more positive messages you fill your head & heart with, the easier it will become to accomplish your tasks and goals.

There is no denying that becoming more positive in our thoughts, words & actions will dramatically change our corner of the world.  The more we can create this shift and introduce the simple process to others, I believe we can create a better world.

Join me in sharing the #JustForToday messages with your connections.  Find the #JustForToday thought that you really need, and repeat it at least twelve times a day until you notice that you have overcome the challenge.  Create your own #JustForToday message and share it with the Twitterverse, and in doing so you will connect with others who may be or have experienced the same challenge.

Please follow me on Twitter, and let me know about your experiences in living and sharing the #JustForToday messages.

Happy Tweeting



Suchitra Mishra October 13, 2011 at 12:04 am

Hello Gary – thanks for this great initiative – I AM IN. There is no doubt that positivism helps and going by the popularity of inspirational quotes on Twitter, people are searching for affirmations everyday to keep going.

I have just posted my #JustForToday message :
“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt #JustForToday – throw caution to the winds !

Thanks again,
twitter : @suchimishra

Gary Loper October 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

Thank you Suchitra, great message to add to #JustForToday. Appreciate you sharing the messages and spreading positivism – we will create better tomorrows

Ray Wells November 3, 2011 at 8:46 am

Gary, Your thoughts are very helpful to me as someone who is leading the surge of Baby Boomer retirees they are a great source for fighting off the urge to go negative and become cynical. Thank You.

Gary Loper December 1, 2011 at 1:48 am

Ray, when we realize how powerful our thoughts are and how much we are already creating things we really don’t want, it only seems to make sense to change our thoughts and our lives will change.

Graycian Chitekwe November 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Dear Gary,
Thank you for your God given wisdom that you share on twitter. The #JustForToday messages brings one out of their shells. It makes me face my days with faith, hope, and a great confidence.

You’ve taught me to come up with my own positive thoughts and sayings that helps me to acheive and succeed daily.
#JustForToday I choose to be a motivator just like my mentor GaryLoper

Imagine a boy from Africa exchanging power tweets with great minds like that of Gary. Keep up the great work of developing peoples lives #JustForToda my mind is built up!

Gary Loper December 1, 2011 at 1:44 am

Graycian, I am honored by your words and proud of your improved outlook. Twitter is an incredible bridge to bring the world together, share messages and bring better relationships to us all. Thank you from my heart.

Pilar February 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Hi Gary! I’m Counscy, your friend and loyal follower. I have many years promoting the positive mind and attitude trouhg recognize the Great Been into the Human Soul. You’ve help me to complete some way to clear my own and strenghten some weaknesses. THANK’S FOR BE HERE!!! We`re what we choise, let’s choise LOVE!!!

Barbara Reed June 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Feelings, emotions, and behaviors are all driven by our thoughts. We behave according to what we believe. Change your thoughts and the feelings will eventually catch up! I’ve walked an incredible journey of learning this truth.

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