We all know that when the feeling is on us, nothing can stop the forward momentum.
But what do you do when you plateau?
When it feels like you are just spinning your wheels and you really want to feel like you are moving forward, what do you do?
I started thinking about this, over the last week.
So much has been building, the pressures, the demands, excitement and worries. The only single word I could grab a hold of, to try to pin-point what I was feeling was Gratitude.
Motivation, in easy terms is simply the desire to do something.
It is the “secret sauce” in not only setting your goals, but attaining them. Research has proven that you can influence your own level of motivation, every day.
So, throw in a week of an entire Team of seven people (more than half of which were MEN) horribly sick with a simple cold.
Throwing up, laying in bed wishing for an easier death, coughing, sniffing and blowing….ugh.
Yes, I was wishing for my own Momma.
Added to another dreaded upcoming interview (cringe!) and packing (ten boxes!!) my 14 year old son’s requests to send out to him, to have at his Dad’s since he will be staying with that half of his family for school now. Dealing with the sadness and hollow spot in my heart, explaining to his baby sister that she’ll still see him, but he wont be coming home for awhile.
You may be thinking, “Gratitude?!”
I am thankful for so very much. Two brilliant, healthy children.
An Ex (and his lovely wife) who are such good friends and blessings in my life. The little sisters they gave my son and daughter and the unwavering support of all my own goals and dreams. And always, I am eternally grateful for such a beautiful and safe place to call home.
The people I have met (like you) through the website and blog, have opened my world to such possibilities.
The people I now have in my life, as if they had always been part of it. The communities I have found myself part of, to help me become so much more than I would have been without them. To be so much more to our Trainees as I pass along all I have learned to them.
How does this (all this) tie into your Monday Motivation?
Take stock of what has changed in your life, since you began.
Notice how much you’ve learned and gained.
Hold close to yourself the people that have come into your life, since and possibly even because of your decisions.
Feels pretty good, doesn’t it?
Yadda, yadda, ok, let’s get to it!
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Have a wonderful week and make a difference!