Motivation is a decision, not a feeling!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Motivation is not a feeling, it's a decision. That is my insight for today. I have been struggling a bit to continue this journey with the enthusiasm with which I began it. I guess that means the honeymoon period is over. That's okay, because, as with most things that are worthwhile in life (sustaining a quality marriage, intentional parenting, thriving in one's career, etc.), success comes with the commitment and endurance it takes to stick with it even when it's hard. Even when it's not fun. Even when I am more aware of the struggles than the rewards. So I resolve to consciously remind myself of the rewards, both tangible and intangible, of this journey I am on, this path I have CHOSEN to take. Just as I know that every bit of energy and work I have put into the things which are most important to me has been worthwhile, I know that every bit of energy and work that I put into losing this weight will be worthwhile. I don't do it because "I feel like it", or because "it's fun", or because it's easy. I do it because I have made a decision. This is important to me.