I’m lacking serious motivation this morning. My daughter refers to it as needing to “find” her motivation when she feels this way. For me though, that would require getting off the couch to go look for it and frankly, if my motivation isn’t lying at the bottom of the coffee pot, I’m not moving for another hour at least.
What do I need motivation for? Writing of course. Getting ready for work. Pulling out my bike and biking to work.
I want to do all these things. But it’s dark out and cold. Have you been there? Maybe not here in the literal sense, but lacking motivation?
As I sit here putting forth great amounts of energy to come up with each word I type, I can’t help but wonder what motivates you. Or anyone. Is it a job well done? A need to prove something? The fear of failure? Or success?
For me, at least this morning, is direction I think. In which direction should I take my novel? Contrary to the belief of some, writing a 300 page masterpiece is more than sitting down with the muse. If I’m going to blog…what exactly will I say?
When it comes to getting ready for work and biking there –it’s pure logistics and a lack of want to. Logistics: Do I have all the necessary equipment to make it there? Headlamp….I’m not really sure where that is because hubby borrowed it the other day. Is the bike in good working order? I’ve only biked a couple times this season so one can’t be too sure.
When I get into this unmotivated mood it’s best to start small and work my way toward the goals.
Writing: start with blogging and work toward novel writing.
Biking: the plan has been to start up again next week. Continue telling myself that and start getting the equipment in order before then.
Somedays all we can do is the baby steps. Typically –those somedays include every single Monday.
Other days we have to do away with all the excuses and time wasters and claw our way to the place we want to be. I will definitely need more coffee to get into this camp.
For now I’ll have more coffee and work on planning the big steps while simultaneously working on the baby steps.
How are you this fine Monday morning? Are you motivated yet? If not, what’s holding you back? Let’s commiserate together.