When was the last time you changed your computer’s wallpaper? If you’re like most people, you stopped changing backgrounds for your computer when you migrated from a desktop to a laptop. Computer companies include high resolution images in their operating system to demonstrate their dazzling screens, but these are pretty boring to look at day after day. Since your computer is an integral part of your daily routine, why not change it up with wallpaper images that calm and inspire? We’ve collected wallpapers that will spur you on toward success on a daily basis.
History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries – are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses.
Dr. John Eliot, Texas A&M professor and celebrity motivator, wrote these words in his book Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More. People like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk have both been regarded just this way for thinking so big their goals seem impossible.
Eliot says mainstream psychology is often wrong when it encourages people to approach goals with things like visualization, which he contends is based on pseudoscience. Eliot uses field-tested principles to explain how people can train their minds so they are ready to perform. His strategies include things like “Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket”, “Thinking Like a Squirrel”, and “Embracing Butterflies As a Good Thing”. These techniques focus on how you can thrive under pressure.
If you waste your time, you waste your life.
If you struggle with procrastination, then this wallpaper will resonate with you. The collage contains some of our biggest distraction delivery systems – Facebook, 4Chan, Tumblr, YouTube, and Google. The message is that when you stop what you’re doing to check in on all of these services, you aren’t just delaying your ability to get things done: you’re wasting precious moments in your life.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Lao-Tzu wrote those words in Chapter 33 of the Tao Te Ching, one of the world’s greatest books. The full stanza is more expressive:
Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough,
you are truly rich.
If you stay in the center
and embrace death with your whole heart,
you will endure forever.
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
This Swedish proverb addresses a major thing for most of us: the way the worry can be bigger than the problem which inspires it. Worries can wind up dominating people’s thoughts, even though the repetitive, anxious thoughts are usually just imagining painful scenarios that won’t ever come to be. The best way to ensure the worst case scenario never happens is to simply work through the problem, rather than worrying about it. In other words, focus on the solution, not the problem.