“Baby, let me be your motivation.” -Kelly Rowland

All in all I had a pretty good weekend.  Got to rest a little, watched some sports (my fave), cooked a little bit…  I really can’t complain.  Now that September is in full swing I can’t help but to think of all the things I have lined up from now till the years’ end.  I’m hosting thanksgiving dinner, running a 5k, taking boxing classes, taking hair classes…. I’ll stop.

I realized something about myself in the last few weeks.  I’m a bit of an overachiever with a high penchant for “gettin’ stuff done”.  What’s my secret?  It’s just who I am.  I like to have a few things going on at once and I find that I operate best at this level.

I looked up the definition of Motivation and here is one of the many I found:


Internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested in and committed to a job, role, or subject, and to exert persistent effort in attaining a goal.

Motivation results from the interactions among conscious and unconscious factors such as the (1) intensity of desire or need, (2) incentive or reward value of the goal, and (3) expectations of the individual and of his or her significant others.

Is that it?  If so, then why are so many of us stuck in a rut and can’t pull the trigger on much of anything?  Why do you think that so many people google this word at an alarming rate every day?  I’m not saying that I am the most motivated person on earth, but I’m not nervous about setting a goal and then actually accomplishing it.

What is the best motivator for you? Money? Vanity? Fame? Something external or is it more internal?  Just something to think about this work week…


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