Self motivation is like a muscle, it needs exercise to keep strong and in good shape. If you fail to exercise a muscle it will gradually atrophy until it becomes completely useless.
If you allow this to happen, it takes a great deal of extra effort to restore the muscle to full power and to regain your previous fitness level. Self motivation is needed when the wear and tear of daily life slows you down and you need to give yourself an extra push to keep going.
Getting into the habit of daily exercise will ensure your motivational muscles won't let you down when you need them.
Accept what is as if you had chosen it, and avoid creating stories and hypothetical outcomes that don't exist. You will avoid a lot of anxiety and stress if you simply accept what is happening and concentrate the mind in the present moment, without thinking about what could potentially happen as a result of this problem. The future doesn't exist. Only now exists. The problem isn't the problem. Your thoughts, attitudes, and emotions towards the problem is where the self-induced suffering will occur.
Growth happens in the heart and in the the mind, before anywhere else. It's an inside job and everyday is an opportunity called Progress. Just remember every moment and everyday is your personal process. Let's Stick with it and Stay the course.
You are doing great! I believe in you.
Dont waste time sitting and wishing for good things to happen. Go MAKE THEM HAPPEN. Today! Whats stopping you? Now is the time to move (literally) in life. We were born to LIVE LIFE, not wallow in misery, be constantly depressed, upset, sad, etc. Those emotions take up entirely too much energy and effort.
Choose today, this moment, where ever you may be and say to yourself, "I WAS BORN TO LIVE"
MOTIVATION: "You can always tell how much someone cares by the way they give." -
Every moment. Every encounter. Everyday we have is an OPPORTUNITY to show someone that we care. Opportunity is not only a vehicle to reach our personal desires and motives but it is also an avenue to increase our CHARACTER.
TAKE AWAY: Don't settle your Character. Keep working on you.
"Character is man's fate" - Heraclitus
"Its not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog" (message) - No matter big or small, don't let the challenges keep you down. Of course you'll get knocked down, but get back up and go after it again! Be the champion you know yourself to be.
Take the high road and choose to make this weekend on of peace, happiness and joy! You deserve to be Happy. So, don'w worry about things you cannot control, embrace those things and expect change for the good.
So, go take a walk, ride a bike, fly a kite (really), just do something that will bring a smile to your's or someone else's face, warm their heart and be a blessing ;-)
[WHAT TO DO IN TIMES LIKE THIS]: Take responsibility for your life because you are the creative force of your life. Fellow great minds, we cannot afford to leave our lives in the hands of other people. Remember if you do not take charge of your life now, other people will do so for you. TAKE CHARGE OF YOURSELF AND OF YOUR WORLD!!!
IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE.
A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”
“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter – like your job, your house, your car.
The sand is everything else. The small stuff.”
“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.
Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”