Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What's your motivation?

the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior;
I have a hard time finding motivation. How about you? Being active and eating well are difficult for me, only because I lack motivation. The physical act isn't so bad, in fact it usually makes me feel better and has other positive results.

Sometimes, watching other people take action towards a goal gives me a bit of motivation. Like watching Rocky 3. Sometimes, watching a good musical motives me to get up and dance and sing and do my own version of the film just for Maverick. Sometimes, a really great quote read over and over a few times can get me stirred up. A photo of what my teeth would look like if I didn't start brushing better worked as a motivator for a few months. Sometimes money is the reason for my action - sometimes.

I have yet to find something that sticks. This poster: Not helpful.
There was a time in my life when I was full of dreams and inspiration and I had motivation that I didn't even know of. I was going to change the world! Then I graduated from high school and the world wasn't anything like what they told me it was.

"I wanna run through the halls of my high school/ I wanna scream at the top of my lungs!"

I've started reading this book. Faith-based Fitness. The first couple chapters sounded like there was some great motivation in there somewhere. I just couldn't seem to find it. Maybe it's in the last few pages. Meanwhile, I'm gonna keep on keeping on.

Someday, I WILL find my happy thought. I will fly!


  1. You ARE cool! Yay! I believe in you friend!

  2. I understand your difficulty with finding motivation too. It can be hard sometimes, especially when your body is already tired from not eating healthy and living well.

    It's like one of those vicious circle things...=)