I have this simple but real #MondayMotivation quote pinned up by my desk. I hope that it motivates you all to keep moving too.
Between my 9-5, writing gigs, working on this site and other outside activities, I’ve been running all over the place. And recently, I’ve been mad about it and complaining to myself. It’s tiring sometimes for real and I’ve been wanting to just quit it all. Especially on the days when things don’t pan out how I think they should. I make excuses that I’m oh so tired when, a lot of times, I’m just being lazy.
The audacity of me.
When I saw this quote, it reminded me that I asked for all of these things. I really want to make some big changes for my future and that requires serious time and effort, even when I don’t feel like it. I can make excuses if I want to, but that’s not going to get me to where I want to be. You either. We can stop and rest when we need to, but we can’t slack off and fall back. We’ll never get to our end goals that way.
Instead of complaining or finding a reason not to do something, push yourself to get it done. Find a way. Not an excuse.
I, along with most of the world, am in shock and truly heartbroken by the tragic passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash. Though I’m not big on basketball anymore, I grew up watching him on and off the court. My heart breaks for these family and friends impacted. In the midst of confusion and sadness, it’s only fitting that today’s #MondayMotivation quote comes from him. Rest in peace to all nine of these souls.
I’ve been praying and meditating over my life lately that my life and my work touches people and pushes them to be great. This quote reminded me of that mission. I realize just how much impact matters over money or fame. And it’s not for your own glory. For me, it’s all about God and his love and light showing through. I don’t always get things right. I’m obviously imperfect in thoughts, words, and deeds. But, overall, I hope and pray that, when I leave this earth, I will have impacted someone to do more with his or her life. To be the best that they can be. Kobe did that for millions but as long as it’s one person, I’ll be at peace.
Happy Monday! Hoping that this #MondayMotivation quote motivates you to push through procrastination this week.
Admittedly, I struggle so much with this. I procrastinate a good bit when it comes to my goals behind the scenes for this site and other writing tasks. I’ll push it off until “later” and then it will never get done. Sometimes you do need a break before you reach burn out, but, if we’re real, a lot of times us pushing our tasks for our goals until “later” is out of laziness or fear that things won’t end well in the first place. Or maybe that’s just me.
I’m going to write a longer post about how I’m curbing procrastination later. However, what it really comes down to is HOW BAD YOU WANT IT. Whether it’s achieving a new sales goal or hitting a milestone in your weight loss, it requires work. It requires work when you’d rather sleep in or watch movies on the couch. Even if you only work for a little while, it’s better than slacking and then never getting around to it at all.
I saw this #MondayMotivation quote and thought how perfectly it fit my life right now. So I figured I’d share in the hopes that someone else would get something out of it.
I’m in an interesting phase of my career right now. Between my 9-5 where I could potentially grow and my freelance writing career, I’m feeling a little bit of imposter syndrome lately. It’s the latest term for feeling inadequate and fraudulent in spite of possible success. I struggle with self-doubts on both fronts and it’s almost leading me to not want to step out of my comfort zone again for fear of looking dumb or not up to par.
But what would I learn if I went back to doing that?
I wouldn’t learn anything. I would stay stuck right where I am. You don’t grow by shrinking yourself. You grow by taking chances (as calculated as they can be but chances nonetheless), taking some hits, making some mistakes, getting some wins and losses. None of that can happen in your comfort zone. You burn your future chances staying stagnant…no matter how much you’ve already accomplished. So I’ve been going for things behind the scenes. I’ve been challenging myself to learn more and do more so that I can achieve more. I want more in 2020. Don’t you?
Well stepping outside of temporary comfort just comes with the territory. I’d rather try and fail than miss out on any opportunity because I was too nervous.
It’s a holiday week but I’m still passing along some #MondayMotivation with this quote from late businessman Wayne Huizenga.
It’s easy and fun to dream, if I’m honest. Shoot, goals and plans first begin with a dream. It’s good to think of all of the possibilities of what can happen in your life. However, dreaming is not enough.
It’s cliche but I think we all need to hear that again, especially as we approach the season of New Year resolutions. With a new decade quickly approaching, people are even more committed to the “New Year, New Me” movement. However, a new you isn’t going to happen just because you think about it a lot or even put in some good work for a few weeks. Nah, it’s going to take discipline and consistency over time in order to get to where you want to be. It’s going to mean not quitting and pushing through when things get hard and you don’t see the results you want. I’m preaching to myself right now, really, but I’m sure y’all can relate.
Let’s commit to dreaming big and putting in the work in 2020 and beyond!