The Nature of Motivation

Motivation is like the wind; sometimes it’s there and sometimes it’s not. When the wind blows we can simply set our sail, steer our boat, enjoy the journey and be swept along in the momentum. Naturally, the wind makes our life easy but when it dies down (and it always does) most people will simply stagnate because they have not prepared for the change in conditions.

For them, there will be no progress. No momentum. No results. And while they are hoping for more winds (while drifting back to where they came from), their more practical forward-thinking counterparts have taken out their oars, rolled up their sleeves, bent their backs and continued on their journey.

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Comfy March 4, 2014 at 6:52 am

No truer words have been written! Wishing everyone wind in their sails. :)

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Anonymous March 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

The motivation wasn’t there today – and I didn’t get to the gym. I felt very, very tired, due to my medication. I’ll try and go on Wednesday (Tuesday I won’t have time). Thanks for the analogy!

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Neets March 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

Love this analogy. Really well written.

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Kelly March 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Great stuff! I’m rolling up my sleeves and getting out the oars.

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Deb March 4, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Luv it. Very true indeed. But what to do when you have rolled up yoyr sleeves and bent your back but those who haven’t are trying to hold you back?

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