Friday, October 01, 2010
I just read a blog by "not about the face" and her take on motivation really made me think about it. What if we only did what we felt motivated to do? I constantly hear my co-workers say " I am so not motivated to do this today." Which translates to , "I don't feel like schlepping stuff from the backroom to the sales floor and putting it on the shelf." or "I don't feel like smiling and being nice to the customers." So? So I have to do it anyway. It's my job. If I don't do it I will loose my job and I will have no income. So we all do what needs to be done in spite of not being motivated to do it. Like" not about the face" said, who is motivated to brush their teeth? Take a shower? Sure sometimes a hot shower sounds so good and we want it more than anything, but if we only took a shower at those times, whew! What a stinky world it would be. Eating what we need instead of what we want should be the same kind of "Have to". It's my health at stake and what is more important than that? If I think income is essential then being healthy and able to work should be a no brainer. So I don't get to indulge in a pint of Haagen Daas cookie dough ice cream. What? I'm just gonna go ahead and eat it because I'm not motivated to not eat it? That's asking a lot. So does that mean that I never again get to eat a pint of H.D. Cookie dough? Well, yeah. I never again get to set with my feet up in the break room for two full hours while someone else covers for me. I never again get to skip showers for 5 days in a row. I cannot stop brushing my teeth. I can still eat some icecream. I just have to think about portion controll. I don't have to get motivated to think about it either. Just do it. I am responsible. Weather I'm motivated or not.