What’s the difference? Does it matter?
Okay, be honest, have you ever thought: “I wish I felt like working out today”? Or, “I wish I could eat healthier and cut out the sugar”?
I’m guessing that immediately following the thought, the list of “buts” started. But…
Perhaps you’ve attended a really great conference or listened to a podcast and felt inspired in that moment to do something big — to make a big change in your life…only to lose it later and not do the thing you were so inspired to do?
So was that a burst of inspiration? Where does motivation come in? What happens that either makes us do something…or not?
I’m back on the motivational speaking circuit and conducting wellness workshops this year, as well as restarting my In-the-Equation coaching practice. It’s exciting and I’m totally inspired to do it. At the same time, I’m more personally challenged than I have been in a long time to keep myself on a steady course of practicing consistently healthy habits that keep me happy, healthy and whole.
Yet, people are continually telling me that I’m inspiring and motivating them! This in turn motivates me to stay the course so it’s a win-win. But this got me thinking…
What inspires vs. motivates us to action? Can someone else really inspire and motivate us, or do we have to do the motivation part ourselves? Most importantly, how do we REALLY sustain that motivation over the long haul?
Have you ever really thought about where you get your inspiration and motivation to make big, bold changes in your life? Or, how you personally find the motivation to stay the course when the going gets tough?
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Happy Monday Morning peeps! My wish for you — and for me — this week is to live life more from intention and less from habit. That’s how change starts. And then those intentions can become NEW healthy habits.
This is not just one of my favorite motivational quotes, but also the key to living a WHOLE life, not just a busy one. It’s the place where real change takes place.
When we focus on what we really, really, really want and establish that as a clear intention and non-negotiable, we give ourselves permission to go for it and a clear path to live more from intention and less from habit.
Along the way, we become more mindful, more aware of what we’re practicing that is working (or not) on the path to this intention, and we begin to open ourselves up to the possibilities and the opportunities presented to us. Read more
This past week, I watched the movie Eat, Pray, Love with a friend. I’ve read the book and seen the movie four times now and honestly I love everything about it (not the least of which is Javier Bardem!).
For those of you unfamiliar, the main character Liz Gilbert (Julie Roberts) embarks on a person quest around the world to find herself. She travels to Italy, India and Bali.
Eat, Pray, Love is a story of personal transformation and a spiritual quest. It’s about discovering and loving your true self before you can truly be in relationship with others. It’s a quest for forgiveness — whether of bitter old resentments that keep you stuck, or forgiveness of yourself. It’s a transformation journey — a very beautifully lived and written journey by famous author Elizabeth Gilbert. Read more
There have been lots of exciting changes in my life sans 200 pounds. But, the one I am experiencing right now might be the best to date. For those of you who know me, you will be shocked to learn this one is medical related. The physical healing I have experienced this past week post leg surgery and the speed of my recovery — as compared to the only other surgery I’ve have had in my life in 2008 — is quite remarkable. However, the real difference is that my emotional well being is off the charts! Read more