What Keeps Us Going
|Don't be careless with your motivation. It's valuable-|
“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
- Lou Holtz
So my question is- what do you want? What motivates you to achieve it? Just being capable isn't enough. We need something to push us, to propel us in the direction of our desires, to reach our goals. Our motivators are personal. They can be small or big, universal or individual, typical or completely bizarre. My friends and my desire for some sense of normalcy (whatever that is) push me everyday to keep going and that my struggles are worth it. Sometimes I feel the presence of these motivators very strongly and some days they don't seem to be around at all. The days when they seem absent are the hardest to get through- I feel as though I have no purpose, I flounder, I don't take care of myself the way I should. I suppose it would beneficial to write this motivators down while I am thinking about them. If they are written down I can turn to them and remind myself of what matters to me when I have forgotten. Earlier in the day everything seemed so clear and potentially easy. Now a dinner and a handful of fruit and nut mix later I am beginning to feel confused all over again. The regret is slipping in, the shame is draping over me, and I wish that I could undo the last few hours of consumption. But I know that to go back to school, to be with my friends, to have my life I must keep going because in the end when I achieve my goal and am back at school in the fall it will all be worth it. So for now, although I'm doubtful and uncomfortable, I will try to hold on to these motivators and remember what I am doing all of this work for. I will be able to fight and be at classes this fall if I am able too keep my everyday motivators in the forefront of my mind. Don't forget what drives you and you too will be able to achieve your desires.
Best of luck reaching your dreams,