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Motivational Monday??????

Motivational Monday??????

I saw on the world wide interwebses today (and previously) that today is Motivational Monday!! YAY FOR THE WORLD! YAY FOR US!!

You’d better be looking a lot longer in the mirror and a lot less at Instagram for motivation, because the unfortunate truth is that motivation from others is a lie. You are either motivated or you are not. Don’t get me wrong, the posts of others can spur you into action, and can of course provide a positive mental state, but what that is, is inspiration. Semantics? Maybe, but still important.

Motivation is defined as the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Desire. Willingness. Action based on the fact that the pain of not doing something becomes larger than the actual pain of the task or “thing” you need and want to do.

In other words, you are fed up. Fed up with the status quo and willing to endure the pain of the changes needed to change that status quo. We all need a little more fed up in our lives.

So yeah, maybe today, on this Monday, you are fed up with where you are and are ready to make some changes, and maybe seeing a post from a friend INSPIRED you to change your attitude and that has you more willing to give it a whirl.

Inspiration Monday…not alliterate, but still cool.


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