Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It is time to start planning out my challenges for a new month ahead. Wow, month three of the new year is already just around the corner.
I have finally come to the realization that motivation really has to come from one's own self. I can encourage and support others, but ultimately...they have to motivate and push themselves.
I have been trying to come up with challenges each month that hopefully motivate others, but sadly the number that participate just keeps getting smaller and smaller. Which leaves me each month asking myself what can I do differently, how can I get people to participate...it this worth my time?
For the month of March, I have decided that I will do a challenge for myself and if others want to join me that would be fantastic, but if they don't, I will just encourage and support them in their own challenges. I think part of me is just tired of trying to come up with something new after several years of doing this. Team mates come and go, and I have learned to be ok with that, because I believe each of us is where we are in life for however long it takes to fulfill a particular need/purpose in our lives. We get what we need, then we continue our journey.
I am sad to lose contact with many of them, but I'm ok with that loss, as who knows when our paths will cross again. They are still special people in my life and I rejoice when we do connect once again. Could I do more to keep them active in my life? A question that I have asked myself many times.
It's a fine balancing act...do I spend more time on the computer or do I meet my own challenges and get my body moving? I work eight hours a day on a computer at my job, coming home and spending yet more time on the computer is not always something that I choose to do. Does this make me a bad friend? Perhaps in some eyes. On the other hand, it is a two-way street and I have to remind myself that world does not revolve around me.
I often think that having "responsibility" drilled into me from childhood, has left me feeling responsible for the world. I need to keep reminding myself that I am only responsible for my own actions and reactions. I am NOT responsible for others choices. SIGGGHHHH!
Seriously....I am only expressing random thoughts today, I am not in a funk or lacking in Positives *grin*
No more snow. We had as much snow on Saturday (One day) as we have had all winter. We broke a 10 year old record for the most snowfall in one day!
My mandatory workshop yesterday only lasted an hour rather than the two we were expecting...bonus!
Sunshine is predicted for the rest of this week.
My cousin is on his way home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan....yay, safe and sound.
Following Mauri's enjoyment of her trip to Sedona on facebook....I so happy she is having such a great time.
On track with my steps and looking forward to meeting my challenge this week.
Blessed with a new day.
Have a great and wonderful day,