If you have been relying on inspiration and will power in order to stay motivated, you’ve set yourself up for failure because inspiration fades and will power eventually gives out.
So, how do you stay motivated to move forward in your personal life, your professional life, and your spiritual life? You stay motivated by having a purpose, and that purpose motivates you when the purpose is bigger than you. To create a purpose that is bigger than you means that you will need to be of service to others. So, the question to ask yourself is who are you serving.
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What are you waiting for? What is stopping you?
Are you waiting to have everything “just right”, to have it “perfect” before you start exercising, opening a business, talking to your children, or to begin enjoying the life that you deserve?
Stop letting “perfect” be the enemy of “good enough”. Nothing will ever be perfect because nothing is perfect. If you don’t start today, you will be in this same position a week from today, a month from today, a year from today.
Start exercising, now. Start your new business, now. Talk to your children, now. Enjoy the life you deserve, now.
God bless you all. Please leave a comment below.
Just by taking action, you can inspire people. You don’t need to stand on a platform and evangelize in order to inspire. The old saying is still true today; action speaks louder than words.
Go be a positive influence in you community TODAY. Lace up your walking shoes and go for a walk. You will feel better and someone in your family or community may be inspired too also walk. And that person’s actions may inspire others, and still others. Your simple act of walking could inspire a movement of people who rediscover the joy of exercise, of clearing their head of all the stress that builds up during the day, and eventually a community of healthier people.
I salute your efforts and wish you all the best.
Here is a little fitness inspiration. The picture and associated article are from Runner’s World. What you will read is a cool little story about how 50-year-old Molly Friel just qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials! That was not a typo, and YES, she kicked butt. Read her story at Runner’s World:
Reading this article inspires me to say, “Don’t let YOU give up on YOU”. Don’t give on your health. Don’t give up on your fitness. Don’t settle for the slow slide into obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other degenerative maladies. Don’t put yourself in the position where you look back 20 years from now and say, “If I had only done a little more exercise, I could now … enjoy my retirement… travel more… explore places I have never been…. play with my grandchildren.”
At 52 years old, I completely understand the challenges of a health and fitness routine. Can getting started on a fitness routine be difficult? Yes. Can staying vigilant of health issues be tiresome? Yes. I no longer bounce when I hit the floor. When I mix up my exercise routine, my muscles are now sorer for longer than when I was younger. But, I do believe that nothing worth gaining ever comes easy, and gaining and keeping your health is worth every sore muscle. Decide today that YOU won’t give up on YOU. I’m not saying that you need to run a marathon Molly Friel, but if you want to run in her footsteps, go for it! Molly is a great example as to why we shouldn’t let age define our health or our fitness.
If you don’t have an exercise routine today, think about it over the weekend, put together some simple plans, and get started. Starting is always the hardest part. Once you are in motion, you’ll keep moving. And don’t fret if your plans are too simple. Just move, and your health will fall into place. Plus, I’ll continue to provide you with new ideas each week and after a while, you’ll find the routine that works best for you.
I’ll have write more on this topic in the following weeks. Until then, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, I hope you can enjoy some exercise, and if you cook this week’s food recipe, let me know how the recipe turned out for you.