Monday Motivation: Positive Thoughts

“The Greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” 
— Bob Marley
  • When a study conducted by Boston College set out to find the greatest aspiration of individuals that had a net-worth of $25 million or more, they were surprised that a majority of individuals answered, " Their greatest aspiration in life was to be a good parent"         (Novotney, 2012). 
“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.”
— Bob Marley
  • Herzog found that individuals who practiced volunteer work had higher physical and mental health because of the sense of accomplishment they gain from their work.                      (Herzog et al., 1998). 
  • Individuals that volunteer feel more socially connected and significantly lessen their risk of developing depression (Watson, 2015). 

Sources:

Francesco. (2009, July 11). Bob-marley. Retrieved March 2, 2017, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/kronicit/3710070156 (Originally photographed 2009, July 11)

Herzog, A.R., Franks, M.M., Markus, H.R. and Holmberg, D. (1998) “Activities and Well-Being in Older Age: Effects of Self-Concept and Educational Attainment.” Psychology and Aging, 13(2): 179-185.

Novotney, A. (2012, August). Money can't buy happiness. Retrieved March 02, 2017, from http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/money.aspx

S. (2016, September 09). 10 Positive Thoughts From Bob Marley. Retrieved March 02, 2017, from http://www.shareable.world/10-positive-thoughts-from-bob-marley-1994291973.html

Thejbird. (2007, January 7). Best friends. Retrieved March 2, 2017, from https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/161/372959953_49fa0b1b67_b.jpg (Originally photographed 2007, January 7)

Watson, S. (2015, October 29). Volunteering may be good for body and mind. Retrieved March 02, 2017, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/volunteering-may-be-good-for-body-and-mind-201306266428