Self Motivation: What's Your WHY?

Today was pretty good day. Thank God tomorrow is Friday and my first full week as a working mom is almost complete.

Lesson learned this week: Yes I can survive with less than 3 hours of sleep per night. When.Does.It.Stop. I am badly craving sleep. Help Me.

Random thought: Why is the Apple store always so crowded, yet I have never actually witnessed anyone buying anything directly from the Apple store. The shelves consistently look like they have never been touched.

Surprisingly this first full week of 2020 has been pretty good. 1 week down, 51 more to go. I still feel motivated, and I am proud that I am actually writing everyday.

My goals this year are to finally launch my podcast, grow my therapy and coaching businesses, and publish one, or two, or three books. I have even started working on a children’s book series. I have big goals, and a lot to accomplish. 12 whole months to complete all my goals.

I am motivated by my desire to inspire people. It’s why I started blogging my journey 11 years ago. Everybody has a story, we learn from hearing each other’s stories, to inspire others I figured I would tell my story.

My big question for 2020 is “What’s Your Why?” I ask myself that question daily. I ask my clients that question. I ask my husband that question. What’s Your Why?

Your “Why” is the driving force in your ability to make decisions. It’s what motivates you. It is what encourages changes in behavior.

At the start of a new year a lot of us make vision boards and resolutions. We tell ourselves that certain things are going to be different. But why? Why now?, and what is the motivation to keep that change going.

Within the first six weeks of the new year, most people will give up on their resolutions, and those vision boards will become just a piece of cardboard with magazine clippings. The “Why” was not strong enough. The motivation was not strong enough and the follow though was not existent.

Thoughts without action is just a dream. Actions turn your dreams into your reality.

So think about it, what’s your goal? Now WHY do you want to accomplish that goal?

My “Why” is that I am determined to motivate others to increase positive behaviors and live life on their terms. I know what’s it like to feel stuck, I have a passion and determination to move people toward getting unstuck. Let’s get unstuck in 2020. Life is too short to be stuck in one place without movement. You hate your job, make steps to find a job you love. You are not satisfied with your relationship, then determine what you want in a relationship and go find it. Life happens with action, start acting.

Now, find your own WHY. Your Why has to be personalized just for you. You can’t change for other people, life has to be lived for you. Once you find your Why, stay motivated, stay determined, and live life on your own terms. Hold yourself accountable and remain consistent. With accountability, consistency, and truth about your WHY, you will be far ahead of accomplishing your goals. Keep it up and 2020 will be your best year yet!

It’s Goal Time: Life happens when you make it happen

2019 is my year of accomplishing goals. I always feel that I have a lot of goals, but I never really accomplish any of them. That feeling is beginning to suck. Everyday I want to come to this blog and write, but I don’t. Every year I tell myself this will be my year to complete my book. My book is still not finished. I need to finish something. I have a bad habit of struggling to get started because I am afraid of how good the end product will be. Sound strange? Yeah it is.

I am afraid of success. Who is afraid of success. Well ladies and gentlemen that would be me! But this year I want to succeed. I want to win. SO I have decided to tell you about my goals for 2019, and hopefully someone reading this will hold me accountable.

You know what’s strange is that I really do have a lot people to hold me accountable. My husband pushes me to podcast, really, he bought me all the equipment, gave me all the tools, and believes in the product that I can create. My friends support me and can’t wait to hear the show. They believe I can create a good product. And I can! I just freeze when it is time to start. I feel like that one time I jumped off a cliff and into the ocean. I know I can swim, there were a bunch of people before me who did it, it wasn’t impossible, I just need to jump. But I fear to just jump. Well I jumped, and I lived, and it was over, no problem.

I have said this before, I am my own worst enemy. I need to get out of my head. Just live, life happens and it is amazing.

After the hubby and I got married, the next day we left to go on our honeymoon to Spain. Ummmm, can I say AMAZING!!!! It was probably the best week of my like, like ever. We went to Mallorca, it was EVERYTHING and so much more. But everyday I was there, life was great. I said to myself I need to live everyday like it is amazing. No regrets just live. Then we came back, and I got lost back into life. The everyday mundane of life. Work, gym, home. It was like I forgot how it felt to be AMAZING. It felt like it was not possible to live everyday like it was amazing. I want to defy the odds, well its what I have been doing since I started this blog right? No one picks up their life and just moves to Hawaii because, hell what else did life have to offer. My next task, make everyday amazing, and it will be.

So what’s on deck for this year?

Well to launch this podcast, and hopefully I can post it to this blog.

Complete my first novel, finally.

Enjoy my first year of married life.( that’s easy, I think )

I am starting a nutrition challenge on Monday, so healthy eating is back on deck!

And Just WRITE!!! I owe you guys a major update on my life, so I really need to focus on writing and just being present.

So 2019, Here goes nothing.