March 21, 2016

Motivation Monday

There is no denying that each and every one of us have goals. Deep down, we all wish for something more for our lives, something that calls to us and begs us to take action. For each of us, our callings are different, as unique as the minds of the individuals that create those visions. And if we were to be completely honest with ourselves, some of us don't know what our visions are, do we? But still, we all have the same drive for success. When we sense this call, whatever it may be, we often feel an overwhelming sense of motivation that burns through us like fire, pushing us to create ideas, plans, and even start ourselves on the road towards success.

But what happens? Where does that motivation go after a day? A week? Or even a month? One day we can't sit still because of our excitement and the next we have no desire to move. It's almost as if thinking about our dreams too hard sucks away our motivation to accomplish those dreams. The famous motivational and personal development speaker Zig Ziglar once said, "People often say motivation doesn't last--Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily."

No matter who you are, I'd bet that you've experienced this loss of motivation that I'm talking about, haven't you? You've started a diet and exercise plan with the best of intentions. You woke up on Monday morning already planning your meals and exercises, but by Friday afternoon, you're disgusted with yourself because you've had two bowls of ice cream, haven't done a sit-up in three days, and can't even force yourself to look at the scale that's been staring at you from the bathroom floor all week. Or maybe you wanted to write a book. You spent time planning out characters, plot lines, and themes, only to realize that three months later you've written 400 words.

But that's life. That's what we tell ourselves, right? "I'm too busy. The kids were crazy this week and I just couldn't get anything done. My boss rode me hard at work. I'm just too tired to stay up tonight. I'm not a morning person." The list of possible excuses goes on and on. If we let it.

My purpose with starting this blog is to provide the motivation we each need to start our weeks out strong. Every Monday morning, I will be posting a motivational message for you to read, absorb, and take forward in order for you to go out and crush your week like I know you can. As an avid reader of business, motivational, and personal development books, I'll be posting my reviews of different books every few weeks. At the same time, I'll be interviewing local business and community leaders to find out what makes them tick, how they've amassed such a large following, and what lessons they have to provide for others who are searching for life and business motivation.

So read my messages and decide what it is that you want for your life. And it doesn't have to be something so astronomical that it feels impossible (though, I hope you are willing to push yourself for your goals). It can be as simple as wanting to run a half-marathon. Or maybe you want to travel more but can't motivate yourself to save the money. Or maybe you have this great invention but haven't been willing to put together the materials, legal paperwork, and work ethic to make it happen. Whatever it is, use this blog as a platform to motivate yourself towards action. Don't sit on the sidelines and let your life pass you by, making excuses every day as to why you didn't accomplish your goals. Take action. Be bold. And live your life.

Best wishes,

Daniel Moffett

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