But sometimes we use that phrase as an excuse for not accomplishing our goals.
The questions you might ask yourself are:
Do you want to have time to…?
How much time would you need to start…?
What could you do less of or stop doing to free up time to…?
Change your perspective to recognizing that you have enough time. You’re just using that time for something else right now.
Time passes at the same speed no matter what you do. The choice is up to you. What do you want to have done once time has passed?
Motivation is about motion.
We need motivation to start moving. That might be a change we need to make. that might be a good idea that we need to stop dreaming about and act upon. We need to start moving.
We need motivation part way through to keep moving because we might get discouraged. Part way up the hill we start to feel pain or doubts. That’s normal. But if it was a good idea – we need to keep moving.
Your motivation always comes from within you. Sometimes it might be triggered or fueled by outside factors. But it’s what’s inside you that channels that energy.
If you want to be motivated – motivate yourself and be more willing to be motivated.
By the way, have you noticed that we don’t need to be motivated to stop moving. That seems to come too easy.
Move or don’t move – it’s up to you.
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
When my daughter was about nine and preparing for school, she stomped her feet angrily and declared, “I hate static cling!” I laughed out loud, struck by the absurdity of this disgruntled pronouncement and I gave her a hug, “Static cling doesn’t care if you hate it. Being upset and angry at static cling will in no way change how it behaves. There is no use being upset. The question is, what can you do about it?”
Getting angry at something you can do nothing about is a waste of time and energy. It just makes you look foolish. The real question is; what can you do about it.
I don’t think of myself as a fitness nut even though I’ve run at least two full marathons (42 k) 6-30 kilometer races and several half marathons.
I just think of myself as a runner. I’m not a jogger. That sounds like a hobby. I’m a runner. I’ve been running since high school when I joined the Cross Country (aka Harrier) Team.
Some day I will learn why it was called the Harrier Team.
The point is – I feel much better after I finished my run.
That means when I start my runs I don’t feel well. I run early in the morning which means that often it is rainy or cold.
Often I don’t want to walk out the door.
Occasionally I have crawled back into bed.
But, I’ve never regretted the days that I’ve run. The pain is always short and the joy is what I remember.
Sometimes life can be unfair to you – and you might need to forgive. Life was unfair to Orlando Bowen. Listen to his story.