Who’s Driving? You Are.
It begins as a little spark and is ignited by the things we love. Or want. Maybe it’s money that pushes you to stay late at the office, or wanting to lose weight that gets you out of bed on a cold morning to go for a run. Or perhaps it’s the love of music that pushes you to practice until your fingers bleed. Whatever it is, it’s the fuel that’s needed to work on your own projects after you get home from a long day of work. I know. I’ve been doing it for years.
Why are some people more motivated than others? Is their desire greater? Are they willing to work harder? Perhaps they just have a stronger belief that anything they set out to do will be accomplished. But even someone with ambition is in danger of having their spark doused. Aspiration can be a double-edged sword. It might lead you to strive for perfection or possibly make you second-guess what you’re creating has any value. And then there are others who may try to extinguish your flame with criticism or unkindness, to say nothing about an illness that could knock you down.
My newest book, released this week, 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or more), almost didn’t happen. It took a whole lot of motivation and believing I could get it done. It also took encouragement, support and feedback, to which I say to you, my readers; thank you for fanning the flames all these years.