• Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

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Find Motivation to Take Action Now

It is magnificent to find motivation to take action now to accomplish your goals.

 
I am a mother, so I have watched more Nickolodeon and Disney Channel than 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, 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 a 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 move. 
 
However, on occasion, there is nothing in the world forcing us to do what we need to do. Sometimes, 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.
 
The first step toward finding the motivation to get the to-do list done is to find out what motivates you. You need to take the time to figure out what you want as a reward. What does it take for you to do something? What is it that makes you smile? Whatever it is that makes you smile can be used to motivate you to get through the to-do list.
The following are a few motivational tools for getting through a to-do list:
1.     competition – how fast can you get the work done
2.     reward – pick a small treat for yourself as a reward for getting through the list
3.     pride – concentrate on the good feeling that comes from getting a job done
4.     peer pressure – tell a friend or two that you have to get through the list and need them to push you along to get it done
5.     collective effort – gather a friend or two and help each other get through your respective to-do lists
So the question for today is what are things you can do to motivate yourself to get through the to-do list?