There are many things that motivate us, motivation is neither positive or negative, though many think of it as a positive thing, but it isn’t necessarily good or bad, it just is… let me give you an example, if you see a large rock rolling toward you, then you are motivated to move out of the way.
We humans tend to be lazy, we take the path of least resistance (much like electricity), often we aren’t motivated to move, or do something, even if it’s something we wish to do, until something happens to force us to act. What sorts of things tend to motivate you? Are you self motivated? Or do you wait for circumstances to force you to move?
I thought of something this week that really struck a chord, I want it to be my motivation to achieve my goals from now on. Let’s say you found you that you have a terminal disease and you are going to die tomorrow, there is nothing you can do to prevent this from happening, you have 24 hours to think about your life and what you have done with it. You take a piece of paper, you create 2 columns on the paper, in the first column you write “I’m glad I _________”, and in the second column you write “I wish I had ______________”, then you fill in the columns with what you are glad you did and what you wished you had done, not so much what you wish you could own, but what you wish you could have done.
Which column will be longer? I suspect it’s the second, “I wish I had…” column. You have the chance right now to create that page with your achievements and your wishes, don’t wait for some major life change to think about these things, the time is NOW, you will never get another NOW, each second is another NOW slipping by.
Why do I write so much about these things? It’s simple, I want you to live your dreams, if there is something you really want to do, then it’s up to you to do that, you have to figure out how to achieve your dreams, it’s easier to sit and live the life you are living now, living paycheck to paycheck, paying your bills, riding the treadmill of life, it’s time to step off of that treadmill and start living for yourself. What are your dreams?
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