Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Art of Self-Motivation

PART 1:  12:30 pm EST   PART 2:  2:30 pm EST
I want to share this story with you because it is SUCH A POWERFUL EXAMPLE of the art of self-motivation—motivation to achieve any personal goal you have set for yourself; and the critical necessity for having an important BIG WHY before you set out on any goal.  It is the combination of motivation, a determined mindset—and purpose, the emotional driver that is the key to achieving any goal you deem of value.
The Art of Self-Motivation: For those of you who are participating in the Ultimate 31-Day Blog Challenge, you know that the goal of the challenge is to complete the writing and posting 31 blogs within the 31 days of January. Well, January 31st is now five days away. Some of you are on track, others behind, some hopelessly so.
So what differentiates those who are going to complete the challenge and those who are not? 
The difference between those who will be successful and those who will not, hinges of two critical elements: 1. each individual’s power of self-motivation and personal sense of accountability; 2. each individual’s “BIG WHY”—the important reason they established for wanting to compete and achieve the goal originally.
So, where am I in all this? You would place me in the “hopelessly behind” category. Oh, I am fully involved in the challenge—but behind—18 days behind and 23 blogs to go with FIVE DAYS LEFT to complete the challenge.
Don’t get me wrong, I started off strong. Eight blogs done in the first eight days. Wahoo! I was pumped. I patted myself on the back, boosting my confidence and self-esteem. Then…LIFE HAPPENED.
Day 1-8 was done. So, I missed Day 9, no big deal right? I could make that up. Then I missed a week. Ok, that’s not good. It will take some doing, but still fixable. Then yesterday I looked at my calendar…@#$%@!
Now, the pressure was on. I would have to write and post 23 blogs in five days in order to complete the challenge…and I had so many other important demands to meet elsewhere. I felt pressured. I had to get this done.
I HAD to get this done.
 “Why?” my conscious mind said. “There’s no consequence if you don’t. Take it off your list. You’ve got other important things to do. Let it go.”
“I can’t,” my inner voice replied…
Check back this afternoon for PART TWO…will I do it? Would you? Leave a comment as to why or why not!
Here’s to your TRUE success!
Kathleen Aston International
Founder & Life-Fulfillment Strategist

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