January is a great time to talk motivation. As we return to work and try to remember our passwords. This post was a great example of when a person is wrestling with how to start something. I sat at this blank page for 10 minutes. Waiting for the motivation fairy! It never came. I just started typing. ACTION lead to the MOTIVATION and that lead to ACTION.
I have heard myself say “I don’t feel motivated today!” What nonsense. I was saying! It is called work because it is hard. Writing your thoughts down in a way they make sense is hard. Why in the hell would I think it was going to be easy?
Who wakes up thinking, I am going to take big risks today. I am going to really push myself in X or Y project. I am going to feel really uncomfortable today. No one does. The motivation comes as a result of the work not the other way round.
At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?”Marcus Aurelius
Don’t wait for the wind to push you. Grab the wheel and steer into the wind. Let’s just being the work and wait for the motivation to catch up. Motivation is the pride you take in the work you’ve done, your willingness to do more comes from the pleasure of a job well done.
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Love this post! Just what I needed to read today.