Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's all about motivation

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

I saw this quote in an email I received the other day, and it totally makes sense. It's amazing that for most of us, there are certain things that are a part of everyday life that were taught to us growing up... dress ourselves, brush our teeth, bathe, etc. They are daily things that we don't give much thought to, because they were done daily, everyday, for our entire lives. Why haven't we picked up that type of life lession when it comes to motivation? Motivation to get healthy, exercise every day, go for that better job, better education, better life that we all so desire?

People use daily mantra's sometimes to get through things and to stay focused on their goals. Do you have a motivational mantra you'd like to share? What motivates you? Is it a person? Is it something in your life? Daily motivation is hard to find sometimes, but it's always there in some way, shape or form. Find it and own it!!

Have a great hump day!!


  1. Love Zig Ziglar, that quote is awesome! :)

    Hmm what motivates me? I'm young, but I won't be young forever. I want to look and feel good NOW and LATER. I want to take care of myself now, for my husband, my future children, and all my family. When my Dad passed away in 2007, he was only 58. THATS YOUNG! But his body was old, he smoked, ate horrible, stressed ruled his life and it took a toll on his life and he died way too young. I don't want that. I don't want my future to go down that road... yeah, sure I am to be skinny and look hot, thats the vain in me, but when it comes to the heart matter. I don't want my future children and my husband to go through the pain of losing me from poor health, when I can do something about it NOW.

    sorry, that was a little deep. :) Hope you dont mind :D

  2. deep, personal, but oh so true Lauren!! you hit the nail on the head with that one. thanks for sharing!!

  3. I was going to write something else, but I'm actually motivated and inspired by Lauren's comment! I don't have that same exact situation, but inspiring nonetheless.

  4. Making us think Cher! I was going to say something similar to Lauren. If you read my post tomorrow & read the very end statement by me, this is where it is at. Too many lost moments.

    I have had a lot of loss of family members since 1999 including my parents who we all think are going to live forever, don't we.

    I am in a learning mode but that is the motivation. I am trying not to waste time, even though I do BUT I am doing better & the loss of loved ones makes it abundantly clear that life is short & we need to do some things we want to do whether that is bungee jumping OR just sitting & relaxing.

    My motivation is this learning of loss & to just stay one step ahead of it all & to try to ease my mind of past issues.

    Honestly, I do a lot more of R&R these days than I have in my life but I need that & recognize that. It is not wasting time to me, it is resting & reflection.

  5. I've been thinking honestly about your question, what motivates me? Every day I get up and I try to eat healthy and I exercise when I can because eventually I want to be able to stop having to try at it. I want it to be habit and not a chore. I am motivated by my need to feel healthier. I suppose that's about it.


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