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Let’s be honest, each of us may have something that motivates us every day. We may form intentional habits that build us up in continuing in these things that we are passionate about. Let’s take a moment to discuss, “What motivates you?”
Considering the things we like, and dislike are important factors when it comes to assessing what motivates us. Some may enjoy something at one point in life and then feel differently later about it. In other words, we can outgrow the very things we are being motivated by. It is important to assess and adjust to what impacts and motivates us.
Another important aspect of what motivates us is to consider the reason why we do the things that we do daily. Are we following someone’s pattern? Did we learn from someone else? Are these things causing us to grow as a person or are they hindering growth? Are we blinded by these things in a negative sense? Self-evaluation helps to recognize where you are and how you can do better. When you understand your “why” then you can answer the importance of continuing on in this.
I believe it’s important to form consistency in your life. However, we must remain teachable in order to do better. Sometimes we can get so stuck in a routine without realizing it. We may not understand that we are not growing or moving forward because of our own choices we are making on a daily basis. It’s important to have someone that you trust to speak directly to you where you may be vulnerable and may have need for change.
The things that motivate may stem from a time in our lives that inspired us and we believe this will be the “only” way to continue on in growth. But I believe there is a time where these things may have worked for good but now they are only being done “by rote” if we are not careful. You may not be motivated directly by doing them any longer but feel the need to continue so you won’t go backwards. This is why having someone who can mentor you, encourage you and support you in your endeavors is necessary. For example: One good job can lead to so many other things. It is important to know that the one job is not necessarily the “only” job. We can keep expecting more while being content where we find ourselves.
I encourage you to stay “flexible and teachable.” Be willing to change things up for the good. Consider new things that will inspire you to grow and go deeper in life. Pray and trust God to lead you on a path that will work out for your good. Stay open to change.
Write down the things that motivate you and consider what you can still begin to include in your life now in order to maintain growth and consistency. Perhaps it is time for you to reflect on a dream you had and never felt able to walk in it. Maybe there are skills you need to improve in. There are things we can include every day even if it is ‘little by little’ to accomplish. There is something about endurance. There is something about trying new things. There are still things to explore. Let’s decide to pay attention to things that will motivate us for good as we take moments of self evaluation. Be honest in it all and take steps of faith. Allow yourself to stretch.
Thank you for taking moments with me. Let me know what things motivate you right now. Do you think you can do better and allow yourself to stretch and learn new things? Are you teachable or are you afraid to try to do things differently because you believe this “one way” only works? I encourage that after you take moments to self-evaluate, do not be discouraged but be inspired to do more and consider new things that you can begin to incorporate to motivate you daily. Perhaps it means new exercises, new recipes, night classes, volunteering, etc. I look forward to hearing from you. After all, there is always room for growth. Let’s stay motivated and remember to motivate one another.
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