HOW DO I GET MOTIVATED?

When I was a teenager, I started playing basketball; all 5 feet of me.  I started a year behind my classmates and needless to say I had a learning curve.  I was SOOO motivated to get into a “starting” position that I spent countless hours practicing dribbling drills in my driveway.  That’s motivation!  WHY?  Because I wanted to start and it was WAY more fun playing than sitting on the bench.  I was “inspired” because I wanted more action.  I’m happy to report that my hard work payed off and I eventually became a starter.  Go me!!  Quite honestly, as I get older, I find it a little more difficult to get motivated.  I have a really awesome man in my life, great family and friends, everything I wanted in a house, a career I love.  Yet I worry about  “helping enough people”, “why would people want to follow me”, “long-term financial security”.  You know the thoughts and feelings.  We all have them, right?  So let’s take a look at you. Acknowledge the negative thoughts and then tell yourself that you are full of BS!  I am and so are you.  Those are just thoughts!  Then, instead of thinking about what motivates you, how about changing that thought to “what inspires me”?  Is it someone you look up to?  I have an 87 year old female client who is fit and healthy, so much so that she can practically beat me in an arm wrestle.  No kidding!  She inspires me to be just like her when I'm in my 80s.  Is it your kids? You want to be able to keep up with them AND your grandkids when the time arrives. Maybe it’s animals?  Perhaps it’s having adventures.  Take some time to think about this and make a list of things that inspire you.  Make a list of things you want out of life.  Put the two together. This will motivate you to take the necessary actions to get you where you want to go.

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