Thursday, April 18, 2013
The meeting went great. It ended up going long, but overall they are really happy with our team. It's nice to get recognition for your work. It's a struggle in the non-profit/government world to adequately motivate people, because there is no way to compensate people for better work. There are no bonuses, no rewards, nothing really to encourage doing anything above and beyond.
But I have my own motivation, and so does my team. So we do our job, plus about an extra 1/3 each. Hence today's appreciation meeting/brainstorming meeting to figure out what else we need to keep doing our jobs well.
I was fairly proud of myself at the lunch. I had one slice of veggie pizza and water. That was all. I avoided eating any of the sweets (even though they looked super good!) or drinking any of the diet soda. It's the small steps, right?
It kinda got me thinking, motivation should all come from the same place. I'm always motivated to do well in school, work, parenting, really anything. So why don't I treat my health with the same sort of drive and motivation? Honestly, I think it's laziness. I have never struggled in school or work. I work somewhere I know I can do well, and succeed. I have never had to be challenged. Physical stuff has always been a challenge for me. I have a slightly deformed foot, which totally isn't a big deal, except that it makes it really hard to balance and walk on that foot. Which in turn made sports a challenge and unfun, which turned in to working out being a challenge and unfun. I think I need to reframe things for myself. I'm not just someone who works hard, I'm someone who succeeds. I can succeed at work, and I can succeed at getting healthy.