Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

The librarian called to tell me the book I had ordered was in.  After reading the title she giggled and said, “You know, I do not think I will ever know what really motivates me.”  I roared with laughter.  It was how she said it!

Then I thought about it.

What does motivate me?

Accomplishing things, ending the day with progress.  People, knowing that others are doing well, happy.  My faith, very much keeps me centered.  And quiet times are motivating as well.

What motivates you?

I do not get de-motivated often.  I think the worst for me is being misunderstood badly.  That is the only thing that I can recall that causes the train engine to come to a smashing halt. 

What about you?

Speaking of motivation, another blog post, another day, motivating others is very difficult when you do not know what makes a person tick.  I really do hold a fondness for self-motivation in individuals.

Now, how to motivate my physically tired body to make soap today! Ha! I need to ponder that idea.

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A person very dear to me said, “I just cannot do this.  I simply can not do it!” Yes, you can.

I admit, I was well into the middle part of my 40’s before I realized that all things are possible. 

Self-doubt is very defeating.  Dreams can be squashed by a little voice that whispers, “You might not be able to do this.”  Self-doubt causes us to shun our aspirations, our hopes, and our plans.  Self-doubt causes us to not make corrections in our lives that frees us to move forward.  We vigorously ignore and take detours because it appears much easier than facing a challenge.

So sad.  Such a waste of time and energy.

To the one that is struggling…call them brick walls, stumbling blocks, hurdles, whatever the term for challenges might be for you…if you never test the waters, if you never jump through the ring of fire (the vision that I use), you will likely not get where you want to be in life.  As grandmother used to say, “Nobody is going to hand that to you on a silver platter.”  You have to make it happen.

It is a fact, the more you accomplish, the stronger you get.  Stronger = more faith in yourself. 

I hope to not listen to the self-doubt voice ever again…but I am sure it will whisper something in my ear again soon.  I love the challenge, because it reminds me that I am human, and that I am weak.  But I also love it because it reminds me that I can freely do whatever good I know I can do!

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“Let’s check and see if I’m going


or backward,

or nowhere . . . .

-Gladis and Gordon DePress

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