This came to me from a friend in a good luck note for this weekend. Just read and digest the words, I think this is one of the best ‘pieces’ I have read in a long time. I don’t know if there is anyone who could read this and not feel they could relate to it. I don’t need to say much more, this says it all. Thanks for reading…Kelly
Motivation doesn’t mean you have to be up all the time— even the most successful, best-motivated people have cloudy days, and you have to understand that. As for maintaining a sense of motivation and purpose for the long haul, you need a belief system, a past, a heritage, a tradition — the stuff you get from family. These are the things that make you who you are, that define your self-image. As you grow, these things are challenged. You have doubts, or people say you can’t do something because of their own fears or jealousies or feelings of inadequacy. But if you have an idea of who you are and what you want to become, you can handle those doubts. Meanwhile, your self-image may adjust as new information comes to you from people, experiences or reading — but hopefully, your self-image is also reinforced. It’s a constant learning process of reanalysis and renewed focus; if you don’t like your circumstances, you have to take control and change them.