Tim and Demi Tebow’s lives are consistently devoted to helping others. From their efforts with The Tebow Foundation to Demi’s newest social initiative (Purposeful People), they are a glowing example of the Restore creed “Do More.” But they’re also modern day philosophers, utilizing motivation and empowered decision making to further their own mission, and inspire others. Here, we assembled five bits of motivational wisdom from Tim and Demi that can be applied to all aspects of life. Whether you’re battling online criticism or putting important things off, Tim and Demi are here to help and inspire.
Create Meaningful Deep Friendships: Tim Tebow
Emotions are very fickle. They can be great things, but they can also lead us down some very dark paths. But you know what, convictions, even in hard times, we get to choose them. There have been so many times that emotions are great for me, but also times when they lead me to dark places. But I think it’s so important that we know that we have a mission, and that we know we were created for a purpose. I believe when we’re dealing with these things like belief, loneliness, and comparison; what changes is not having more friends but having more purpose. It’s more meaning, more significance, in our life. Sometimes you can have 2, 20 or even 2000 friends on Facebook, but how many of those relationships are deep personal relationships where we’re dealing with the community? I believe that’s what we were created for. We need deep, true friendships; not just a lot of “sort of” friendships.
You Have The Power to Choose: Demi Tebow
You have the power to choose who impacts your life, and it’s important to choose those people very delicately and wisely. Life is too short to allow toxic people to speak negative or worldly advice into your life. If there are people in your life that are speaking thoughts of self doubt into you that aren’t backed up with first and foremost, scripture, constructive criticism and love, then it may be time to reevaluate your relationship with that person. God has an abundant life and purpose for you and you need people in your life who are encouraging you towards God’s perfect plan. In my opinion, that’s where we find true joy and purpose.
If You Praise Somebody’s Criticism of You, It’s Disarming: Tim Tebow
I would get the same trash talk a lot like “It’s Sunday, you better learn some new prayers,” but when it would be original, I would reply, “Wow, that’s really good.” I would praise the trash talk, like “Dude, I’ve never heard that, it sincerely made me laugh.” And I would praise them. But what I also felt was, if you would praise their criticism of you, it would be so disarming. Sometimes, I would even get an, “Oh thanks!” Then they would tell me how they came up with it. “I was thinking about that after practice,” they would say. And well, at least they weren’t thinking about how to stop us, so that’s good.
You Can’t Wait for One Day, This is The Day: Tim Tebow
My parents lived out this message that I’m sharing with people. This message is “This is the day.” You can’t wait for one day. I don’t want to be a “one-dayer,” and I got to see my parents live it out in front of me every day of my life. I was inspired to write “This Is The Day” when my dad got Parkinson’s. Because for me, there were so many things that happened in my life that I wanted to go home to talk to my mom and dad, and tell them I love them. I always thought, one day, I’m gonna have these chances. I don’t know if I’m gonna have them anymore so I wanted to make conscious choices and decisions to start living that every single day. When my alarm went off, I was gonna wake up knowing that this day was on purpose, to live out my dream, to live out passion. And more than anything, to live out my purpose.
Seek Out The Person You Are: Demi Tebow
So many nights I went to bed because I washed my confidence all together with my makeup. Not just makeup but all of it: the makeup, the clothes, the shoes, the events, the glamour, the glitz, the excitement of traveling all over the world. And once I handed over my title, it all ended. And I wasn’t Miss Universe the next day, and it really just made me stand still and go and reevaluate. Hang on, I’m not Miss Universe. I’m Demi actually, and who is Demi? It led me to asking so many questions, lots of tears, and lots of praying. But for young girls, it’s okay to seek out the person you are.