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What is motivation?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A good friend recently asked me to send her some of my motivation. I don't recall what I replied. Something self-depreciating, I'm sure. That's because I don't really feel like I have any. I keep looking for some. Maybe I should try some of the more up-scale stores? :-)

But, what is motivation? Why do we have it sometimes, and sometimes not? Is it mood? Energy? Is it related to willpower? Maybe it's the same thing?

So, if we think we don't have any, how do we get it?

I saw something here on SparksPeople that said to never say you don't have motivation. I think that is good advice. Maybe that falls under the "fake it 'til you make it" thing? And that's where I'm at right now.

Yep, I have loads 'o motivation! I will do this! I can do anything I set my mind to! This is my year! Whoohoo!

Did I fool you? Yep, fooled me too! Whatever it takes.

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    Additions to your great list:Could be the weather, could be hormones, general health, or it could be a need to have the next runner take the baton for a while so you can rejuvenate.

    Nice when a little cheerleading from yourself emoticon (or SP, or friends, or a loved one) fixes whatever took hold of you in the first place!!
    1375 days ago
    Ok--me again!
    Just thought of one more:
    Motivation puts ON .......... I "WILL" ....... emoticon (Decisive!)
    Procrastination puts OFF ......... Doing what one SHOULD ....... and says, "Maybe tomorrow,." ............ emoticon ........ lol
    1376 days ago
    I think it's kinda like 'gumption' ......... yep ...... That's it! But I DID write a recent blog that very well relates .............. Now I have to think of the title .......... lol ........... oh yeah ..........
    "Somebody Has To Be #1--Why Not You?" .......... (seriously, it will motivate--but if it fails, lemme know and I will eat my words!) .. emoticon
    1376 days ago
    We can fool our friends some of the time, but can we "ever" fool ourselves? If we can -- I'll give it a try, because I could use some
    1376 days ago
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