How we handle defeat says a lot about us. In many cases our handling of a disappointment is focused on the things we didn’t get, the criticisms of our past, and our fears of not finding success in the future. So, what if we just decide to change how we take that moment and transform… Read More Motivational Monday: Don’t Lose
It is very easy for us to look at motivation and make it all about work. In part, because our jobs tend to demand that we find ways to motivate ourselves. Most of us aren’t doing something we love. Many of us are feeling like we should win the gold in the motivation olympics just… Read More Motivational Monday: Set a PERSONAL Goal
I know I post a lot about recognizing your own achievements, appreciating yourself, and so forth. What about the days when you can’t see those good things? That’s where your cheerleaders come in.
Our world is short on heroes in real life these days. I have a few theories why that has happened, but that isn’t the topic for today’s post. Instead I want to discuss the importance of having a hero. When we were children, we looked up to others. It may have been a parent, a… Read More Motivational Monday: Find a Hero
A couple of years ago, I attended a virtual seminar through my employer. The speaker was Judi Holler, a woman who has gone from fleeing an improv class, to teaching others how to overcome their fears, resistance to change, and be capable of grasping opportunities in their lives. The horrible fact about human nature is,… Read More Motivational Monday: Conquer Yourself
Nothing happens without a plan, or rather, nothing happens without a plan and dedication to that same plan. The great thing about making plans is they give you something to look forward to! If you know a fun thing is coming, the harder pieces get a touch easier to get through. You don’t have to… Read More Motivational Monday: Plan something for the future!
Isn’t it easy to get bogged down when every day feels like a repeat of the one before? Isn’t it easy to feel trapped, helpless, and unable to find a way forward? On days where that sense of stasis gets to be a little more than I can bear, I like to take a moment… Read More Motivational Monday: Claim your Wins
Endurance gets related to sports, a whole lot. It appears in other areas of life, too, we just aren’t taught to see it, or train it up. Fact is, no matter how motivated you are by something, there will be a day when you need your endurance to get through some of it. The best… Read More Motivational Monday: Endurance
How many times have you finished a job, or overseen someone who was learning a new task, and when it was finished said, “Perfect!” Odds are there are more than a few instances where you did, or at least thought it. We’re taught, growing up, to strive for perfection. Straight A’s in school, flawless reviews… Read More Motivational Monday: Practice Excellence
It can be hard to get motivated, but more than that, it can be a herculean task to stay motivated.
The answer to how to stay motivated isn’t complicated, but it can be slippery to nail down. The answer is, know what moves you.… Read More Motivational Monday: Know what moves you