It is magnificent to find ways to motivate yourself in order to accomplish your goals.
I am a mother, so I have watched more Nickolodeon and Disney Channel that I ever wanted. I have been watching those channels with my children for more than twenty years. I have watched shows about Rugrats, Catdogs, and Fairy Godparents. I don’t remember all those shows I watched Most of the theme songs have run together in one ear and out of the other. There one thing I was glad I heard was a song by the Cheetah Girls with the following lyrics:
I don’t want to be like Cinderella
Sitting in a dark, cold dusty cellar
Waiting for somebody to come and set me free
I’d rather rescue myself . . .
Don’t wanna depend on no one else.
I’d rather rescue myself.
That is the message for today, sometimes you have to motivate yourself.
If you are like most people, the to do list is always long and it grows every day. On occasion, on we do not want to do all the things we need to do. At those times we need motivation. Fortunately, motivating factors are all around us. For example, the mortgage is due, the electric bill is due, groceries need to be purchased and things of that nature. Those things are motivating factors, they give us a reason to march up and down the to-do list. Another motivator is a deadline at work or desire for a promotion. At home, we are often motivated by screaming children grabbing at our legs. All of these are external motivators that force us to get up and moving.
However, on occasion, there is nothing in the world forcing us to do what we need to do. Some times, there are no external reminders or pressures, but we still have to get through the to do list. On those occasions, at those times, we need to get up and motivate ourselves. In other words, as my twins say, “You need to chick up!” We have to find the will and the way to get through the to do list.