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My Unexpected Source of Motivation

Sunday, February 17, 2013

One of my favorite inspirational quotes is this one:

I even had that made into a big magnet that I keep where I see it every day. Some days I take time to specifically read it. Some days I barely look at it. Some days I move it out of my way as it has fallen down from its spot yet again.

Today, I really read it and spent some time contemplating what it means to me. This extra reflection was triggered by the fact that I am co-leading this week's new member class team -- you know, the one that SparkPeople automatically puts you in when you first create an account here. All these new members signing up and most of them are very excited and optimistic about the possibility of achieving their goals with the help of SparkPeople and the support of new friends that they are about to make here.

Do you remember how excited and motivated you were when you first joined SparkPeople? Have you kept that same level of excitement? Probably not. Do you actively work to renew your sources of motivation and inspiration? That is what I believe we each need to do: constantly seek out new motivation and support as we continue and improve our journeys and create new goals.

This week, my motivation is well stoked as I read the posts of this week's brand new Sparkers. So much enthusiasm, hope, determination and inspiration. They are already motivating me. I am sure that is not why they joined SparkPeople; it probably has more to do with finding motivation themselves. :-) But, I thank each and every one of them for helping to keep my spark alive and for giving me some new motivation.

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