Tag Archives: 2011

Simple Motivational Wallpapers for 2011

If you’re searching for a new desktop wallpaper to help motivate you in 2011 then look no further. Whether your goal is to master the 7 Habits, Get Things Done, or just to manage your time a little better, these three images should help to inspire and motivate you in your New Year’s resolutions.

All three images currently occupy a separate one of my Mac OS X Spaces (via Hyperspaces). They’re a great reminder that there is no substitute for action, quality, and/or timeliness.

Do It

Do It
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Photo via my flickr

Do It Right

Do It Right
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Photo via my flickr

Do It Right Now

Do It Right Now
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Photo via my flickr

All images are suitable for widescreen displays (resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixles) and were designed in Pixelmator—a super-slick image editor for Mac OS X.

It’s 2011. If you still don’t know how to change your desktop wallpaper you’ve got issues. But, in the interest of being charitable, here are instructions for Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows (help links via WordPress Blog).

Some of you might recognize these quotes from their original source. This sage advice has always been helpful to me.

Did you find these wallpapers helpful? What image(s) are you using to motivate you in 2011? Sound off in the comments below.

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Where Would You Go?

January 1st, is the day each year we remind ourselves what we want to do and be. One of the things I’ve told myself that I want to do more of each year is blogging.

Hopefully, with a little more effort on my part—and possibly a little inspiration from the The Daily Post at WordPress.com—I will post at least once a week in 2011.

Today’s challenge is a question I’ve been trying to answer for a few months now I’ve got some frequent flyer miles to burn before they expire.

List three countries you’d like to visit, and why you want to go.

Spain

A few years back, I learned that I had Spanish heritage and ever since then I have felt a tug to visit my ancestral homeland. While my Ayala roots are from the northern País Vasco region of the country, I would love to see Barcelona and Madrid as well.

San Sebastian/Donostia, Basque Country, Spain

Photo via Nigel Swales on flickr

Montenegro

It may not be my favorite movie (heck, it’s not even my favorite Bond movie), but ever since I saw the 2006 version of Casino Royale I’ve wanted to visit Montenegro to enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic Coast and it’s rich culture and history.

Montenegro

Photo via Thomas Edwards on flickr

Thailand

The familiar has its own allure. In September of 2009 we spent the best vacation of our lives to date in Phuket, Thailand. We rode elephants in the jungle, snorkeled off the Phi Phi Islands, and lounged around at the JW Marriott Resort on Mai Kao Beach. I seriously hope to one day return with my family.

Phi Phi Islands

Photo via my flickr

That’s it for me, but what are three countries you’d like visit and why? Sound off in the comments below … Or better yet, blog it and leave a link to your post!