Monday Motivation – 11 February 2013

February 11, 2013

Motivation

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What are you doing to motivate and challenge yourself to reach the goals you set this year? Are you a self-starter? Do you set goals for yourself and then make a plan for how YOU are going to achieve them? It is OK to ask for help, but you need to rely on yourself to be truly successful!

Self Responsible

I saw an advertisement from a “personal trainer” this morning, promising “rock-hard abs” or something like that. I always figure that a personal trainer is a person you pay to abuse you, so I can’t say that I want to give money to a person who will yell at me about sit-ups.

Many people look for life coaches, motivators, etc., to push them into doing whatever they need to do.

But unlike pills that you can take or services that you can contract for, personal change requires individual initiative. Nobody can bore a hole in your head and fill your head with the attitude and information you need to make a difference in your life. You have to do the heavy lifting yourself.

When you get right down to it, any personal change has to come from within. It’s the old light bulb joke: “How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but the light bulb must really want to change.”  Personal change requires personal effort. There is no magic pill to alter your attitude — it requires effort on our part.

It’s not trendy or politically correct to say it, but each of us is responsible for our own mood, our own attitude, our own success. We are responsible for our own life and our own future. No matter what changes may come in future years, or what the government may do, or what our job may be — when you come down to it, our future is in our own hands. We choose how to act toward the changes around us, and we choose how to change in response. We choose our attitude, just as surely as we choose our future path.

So we are responsible for our own attitude, and we can choose the attitude we will have. We are responsible for our own choices, and through those choices, we can choose our future, and the successes that will go with those choices.

We are responsible for ourselves, our choices and our attitudes. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.

Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson.

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