I was struck this morning by something I read in my personal development. So may times I hear people tell me that they just don’t have the motivation that I do. They want to know how I stay inspired, what keeps me going.
This is what I read in Girl Code this morning.
“If you’re feeling lost, or wishing you had a mentor or a positive role model,know that you have EVERYTHING withing YOU to inspire YOURSELF. Dig deep within your soul and call upon YOUR strengths to push you forward. Look back to situations where you overcame, and use those moments to prove to YOURSELF that YOU can do anything and BE anyone you want to be.”
That struck me hard this morning because so many of the ladies I talk to don’t believe in themselves. They don’t think that they can lose weight, make changes to their lives or start their own businesses. So they NEVER start.
Because they are waiting for someone to come along to inspire and motivate them to begin. I say don’t wait! The ONLY person you should worry about inspiring and motivating you is YOURSELF!
You have a choice. You can be miserable or you can inspire yourself. If it’s important to you, then you will find a way. If not, then you will find an excuse. #truth
Inspire yourself and others will be inspired.
Motivate yourself and others will be motivated
Develop yourself and others will start to develop.
Be an example first and then the world changes around you.
So when you ask me how I stay inspired and motivated just know this. If I want to be the person that I am today and not the ugly on the inside, depressed, self destructive and horribly unhealthy woman I was even 3 years ago, then I don’t have any choice BUT to stay motivated.
Motivation is the key to my change. When I start to lose it, then I can easily sit on the couch, stuffing my face and not working out. I can easily not work on my coaching business and let things build up that need to be done. I have found during my journey that I CAN NOT wait for someone to give me the motivation to keep going. It only works temporarily and then I am back to where I was when I started.
“I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself.”
Make it count!