Motivation: How To Get Movin'

Motivation: the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
by Mike Corthell

Motivation is simply the desire to do things. It's waking up before dawn to hit the ground running with the will to succeed, as opposed to lazing around the couch all day feeling depressed.

Being self-motivated is the crucial element in setting and attaining goals. And a healthy level of motivation is all up to YOU.  You can influence your own level of motivation, using self-will and self-control. Set goals by figuring out what you want, and start being who you want to be.

''People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar''

Okay, this is the pep talk then we'll get movin'.

Today is the DAY! It’s time to get and make the most out of YOUR life!! That means, it’s time to get up, stand up and get your butt moving!! Time to get motivated!!! There are no second chances, the time is NOW.

Stop complaining about how tired you feel. We all face roadblocks and bottlenecks. How you deal with those bottlenecks defines who you are as a person and determines how successful you will be in life. If you feel a little depressed or down, stop feeling sorry for yourself. It doesn’t matter. The world doesn’t really care, it has it's own troubles.

Read quotes about motivation or what happens if you don't take action. Try these on for size and also look up your own. Refer to them often. The people that have said them have 'been there and done that'.

''Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.'' —Benjamin Franklin

''Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.'' —Richard Bach

''Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.'' —Steve Jobs

Take a shower, get cleaned up. And/or go for a long brisk walk, then call the friend who inspires you and lifts you up the most. The one who makes you feel great after every conversation. Tell them that you need a little pep talk. Put a 10 minute limit on the conversation.(you have to get moving!)

Get some nutrition and if you need it, some caffeine. And for God's sake don’t eat some damn twinkie or other junk food. Eat something healthy. Eat some nuts or fruit. Take your vitamins.

Turn off email, Facebook, Twitter,  Pinterest or whatever other social procrastination network you’re part of.

Now, put on some of your favorite music. Play something that will lift you up. I like this one by Pat Benatar, All Fired Up.

Think about liking this task. What is it about this task that you enjoy doing? Most things we do have some enjoyable parts. Find them. Focus on what you like about this thing you have to do, no matter how simple or how small. Enjoy the very act of doing.

Get at it pilgrim.  Here’s the most important part. Put yourself in the place with the thing you need to be doing. Don’t leave until you've made headway. Start writing, fingers to keyboard, or nose to the grindstone, whatever.

Stop looking for outside motivation. Do NOT let yourself procrastinate! Get started, go through the motions of making progress until you build momentum like a heavy flywheel. At first it might feel difficult, but eventually you’ll get in to it. Start and don't stop until you have reach that predetermined break in the action.

Do you feel good? GREAT! Now, one more thing: ALWAYS think positive!