Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation required to complete certain tasks. Whether you’re engaged in an arduous climb to the peak of Mount Everest, you’re a freelance journalist trying to get out of bed, or you’re Christian Bale and some bleep bleep bleep member of the crew has dared to enter your eye level on set, finding and maintaining the motivation to carry on can border on the impossible; especially when it’s a really comfy bed.
In days of yore, people would turn to inspirational books written, largely, by American chancers to achieve impetus, religion and, in the worst case scenarios when disincentive had gotten its claws sunk deep, to a poster of a kitten dangling from a washing line with the words “Hang on in there!” printed underneath. Today, fortunately, smartphone technology gives us access to instant encouragement, particularly in the apt app form of Quotable from Blue Panda Apps.
Offering an array of the most motivation mutterings from history’s greatest minds, everyday Android owners can nod silently and strongly as personally selected quotes from the likes of Ghandi, Churchill, Martin Luther King, Confucius, the Dalai Lama and George W Bush*, bring enlightenment, inspiration and the urge to ditch the duvet to all. Quotes such as:
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C Clarke.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Lewis Stevenson.
“Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” – Vince Lombardi.
What’s more, once you’re more pumped for action that even Eye of the Tiger can prompt, Quotable allows you to customise the words of wisdom with wallpapers and then share the well-said source of your spur with all and sundry instantly over Twitter, Facebook and email… although it’s entirely possible this may cause people to question whether you’re mid-mental breakdown or not and/or unfriend you depending on your actual level of friendship.
Downloadable from Google Play, you can even create your own personal gallery, saving your favourite quotes to fall back on again later when the black dog of depression returns to try and ruin your day. He’s a bad dog; a very bad dog. Go lie down.