No, not like THAT.
What I mean is—what motivates you? What is the thing that gets you geared up and ready to meet a challenge?
I’ll tell you a story. When I was pregnant with my daughter Sydney, I was put on bed rest. I went into pre-term labor at 22 weeks and down I went. Eleven weeks later my water broke. It was my first pregnancy and bed rest occurred so early on, I never got a chance to do Lamaze classes. I didn’t get to practice breathing or pushing, but being a woman and all, figured I would muddle through.
So, the night of the big event, hubby and I get to the hospital and fate being what it is, the a-hole doctor that I liked the least from the practice was of course on call that night. This doctor had bullied me earlier in my pregnancy, but that is another story. Suffice it to say that there was no love lost between the two of us.
So now it is time to push. The nurse comes in very nicely and gives me some tips. How hard can this be, right? So there is the Doc and it is time to give it a go. I push. He very rudely tells me that I am “doing it all wrong.” In other words, I suck at giving birth. Really? Only the most natural thing EVER.
Well, that was it for me. My competitive juices rose right up and Sydney was born seven minutes later. I pushed so hard that I broke a blood vessel in my eye.
So that’s my motivation. Someone who dares me, someone who says, “you can’t do that,” or worse, “you suck at that.” I relish the challenge and do all I can to prove them wrong (might be juvenile, but hey—it works!)
What is it for you? Some people like being gently pushed. Others will fight back against any kind of a push come hell or high water—even if they know that the person is pushing them in a good direction. Some people use things like “I want to be here for my grandchildren” or “I need to look fantastic on vacation”. Some people need a goal—training for a 5K. Others a group class, or group training for a charity event.
Whatever it is for you, the most important thing is to use it to your advantage. If you know you need a goal, make one. If you know you need a buddy or a coach, find one or hire one. It is your health and your life—you don’t want to mess around.
What motivates you? How do you use that motivation to get things done in your life? How could you utilize it even more? Please share below in the comment section.
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