It’s always darkest before the dawn. Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. If you’re in need of some inspiration and motivation today, you can spend a lot of money on a life coach, or you can see what Alexa can do to help. With motivational skills ranging from the religious to the ridiculous, Alexa offers words of wisdom, famous quotes and not-so-gentle prodding to keep you on track toward meeting your goals. Here are the best motivational skills Alexa offers.
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Sometimes you just need some inspirational words to help you get over the hump. Encouragement offers just that, with phrases such as "You can never cross the ocean unless you lose sight of the shore."
When you're short of motivation, a positive challenge can make all the difference. Challenges include "smile at people all day," and "write down things you love about your partner and give them the list in the evening."
On days when going to the gym seems like a Herculean task, the Fitness Motivation skill could be what you need to get yourself moving. Examples include "Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even when you don't want to do it."
In troubling political and personal times, you may want to draw inspiration from the words of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of nonviolent protests in India. An example: “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”
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This skill plays audio clips from famous people offering motivational advice. From Oprah to Michael Jordan to Charles Bukowski, there's a quote for everyone.
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This skill offers inspiration and devotions from the Bible. Using excerpts from the Daily Word magazine, you'll hear a theme word and an affirmation, as well as a meditation on the theme.
Get your zen on with three quotes from the Buddha. Alexa tells you the quote and its source if you want to dig deeper.