Thursday, February 25, 2010
I have started reading The Spark and already I am ridiculously motivated to make more changes in my life. The book itself is actually interactive, which I have always loved in my reading fancies. I just got a crazy amount of points just for recognizing the fact that I got the book! It reminds me of those young adult readers that would have multiple endings based on the reader's choice of what should happen. I absolutely loved those and The Spark bring me back to that time (although I'm only in the second chapter). Another great book in this vein The Law of Love by Laura Esquivel (it comes with a CD that you pop in at certain times while perusing illustrations in the book!). But I digress.
All day yesterday I was thinking about what I get excited about. I could not think of one thing. I thought about a bunch of things that I like, but not one thing that I'm passionate about. This has been a recurring theme in the past few months; I don't feel passionate about anything. I'm just floating on through, not complaining but not focused because I cannot get my mind around what I want to do. Instead of being discouraged yesterday though, I knew it was just a matter of time. In fact, I've always known it was just a matter of time before I figured it out, but I'm impatient, what can I say?
I just love when a good plan comes together. Even if you're not the one that planned it exactly. I still have not quite put my finger on that focus. But I am one step closer and the book fell in my focus at the opportune moment. I have been planning to buy the book since the teasers were released. What made me download it to my Kindle this week? What made me start tracking again this week (although I had been doing marginally well without it?)? What indeed. All these things have a way of working themselves out when the time is right.
My thing is continual motivation. As I type right now, I'm excited and I have about 3 different things that I want to look into. But I have to do some work and perhaps put my research aside for now to get it done. I want to sustain this energy throughout the day so that when I can pick this back up, the same excitement about the possibilities is still pumping through my veins. I have no answer. I'm going to use the site as much as I can and read the book for this continual fire and who knows? I just might change my life.