Some Motivation Required

What motivates you to write? Some would say the need for money. But, you could do something else and make more money, likely easier too. Money is a motivator, sure. But, what keeps you from giving up? What gets you typing on your keyboard (or picking up a pen) even on days you could be doing something else, like procrastinating?

Knowing your motivation makes it a lot easier to find on the days you need it.
exercise1 exercise2 exercise3Source: Some Motivation Required Shark Remix – Shirt.Woot

The shark is my favourite. All the designs were sold out when I found the site. But, they are likely to have more when sales are going well.

O is for Office Worker

Posting for the A to Z Challenge.

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I started the A – Z Challenge thinking this would be my inspiration or motivation to make more new ASCII art. But, it hasn’t worked out that way at all. I’m hoping to make a big push on reading other sites involved in the challenge this weekend. I don’t celebrate Easter so I’ve got all this time to do as I please. Of course, I have a massive to-do list hanging around, looking over my shoulder.

Easy ways to Stay Motivated…

Here are some easy ways to stay motivated….

  • CLEAN
  • Treat yourself to a new supply, book or tool
  • Recognize your progress
  • Pick ONE goal
  • Give yourself a reward

Getting things cleaned up is a much bigger help to motivation than anyone who is already tidy and organized would think.

I work in chaos and clutter. I have piles of paper related items all around me it seems. I’ve got them on the surface of my desk – where I could have my little scanner set up and just keep the gear for my camera and nothing else but a hot mug of fresh coffee, if I cleaned it all up. I’ve got books in stacks on the floor because I was going to get to them much sooner than this. Something else comes along and they are moved, shuffled around and soon become part of the landscape rather than something I’m working on currently.

I’ve even got clothes to put away, sort out and disinter from my closet. It’s time for the clothes I haven’t worn in ages to make an appearance out in the world, where someone else can use them.

Clean is a big deal. Not being clean is nothing but a monumental distraction and a drain on your energy.

Making Your Dream Come True

We deal with fear, negativity and other obstacles then, one day, it just stops being the great dream we had planned, expected and hoped for. It doesn’t mean the dream has lost anything – the journey just got a little long or hard and we need to find the original joy we had from the dream.

#6. Enjoy the Journey

The process of fulfilling your dream shouldn’t be a chore; it should be an adventure. There will be obstacles, yes, but you can still have fun along the way. The realization of your dream will last for a moment while the journey to realize it can be rather lengthy. Don’t waste that time in frustration; enjoy yourself.

Upon arriving in the city of the “floating lights,” Rapunzel and Flynn spend the day exploring the city while they wait for nightfall. The moment Rapunzel has been waiting for her entire life is only hours away but, rather than gawking at the sky in anxious expectation, she spends the remaining hours having fun. She paints on the street, she dances in the square, and she reads in the library. She does not let her end-goal take away from the opportunities in the here-and-now.

What about you? Are you having fun yet? Or, are you tired and burnt out from your journey? Determination is one thing; exasperation is something else entirely. Stress is a dream-killer. If you don’t love the journey taken to realize it, the actual fulfillment of your dream won’t mean as much. You’ll find yourself questioning whether or not it was worth the trouble. So, do yourself a favor and have a little fun.

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