Thursday, July 06, 2006


What is motivation? Is it desire? Is it will? Is it something that someone gives you, or is it deep down inside of you?

For me, my motivation is deep down inside of me. Ever since I was a child, I have never been content to sit back and watch. If it's something that interests me, I want to DO it. Sure, I have my lazy streaks, but my parents instilled in me at a very young age that life is full of nothing but possibilities. Anything I want is within my grasp if I want it bad enough and if I am willing to work for it.

I want a family. All the wanting in the world isn't going to make me magically get pregnant, but we're making it happen through adoption.

I want to be healthy and fit, so I am making it happen through diet and exercise. (Actually I want to be a red hot mama, but this is a PG rated site)

I want to be a happy person, so everyday I choose to be happy and not let the little things in life get me down. After all, is it really important in the grand scheme of things? Most of the time that answer is "no."

Everyone has the ability to achieve their dreams, you just have to decide "How bad do you want it?" Are you willing to put it ahead of other things? Most people are not willing to do this. They may dream of one day doing something really special, but yet in their day to day life they don't do anything to MAKE it happen. Well folks, it isn't going to happen on its own. And no one will hand it to you on a silver platter (and if they did it wouldn't mean anything to you).

I challenge everyone to start making their dreams come true. This doesn't have to be your millionaire dreams. If you want to own your own business, start making it happen. If you want to go back to school for a different career, go back to school. If you want to get in shape, start working out. If you want a better relationship with someone, make the first move. If you don't try you'll never get what you truly want.

Ok, I've been philosophical enough for now.

It is now officially 57 days until CLEMSON FOOTBALL starts!

1 comment:

Karen and Jon said...

Great post - I probably need to bookmark it for when I am having a "poor pitiful me" day. Doesn't happen often but sometimes I can use a good kick in the rear.
Love the red hot mama comment!!! You go!!