How do you stay motivated to do what you want, when your life is filled with so many demands?
I am a reader, I love reading – it is a passion of mine, but at the moment, the books I have beside my bed to read are piling up, unopened. By the time I make it to bed, my eyes are tired, my body is weak and I find I drop to sleep almost before my head hits the pillow.
Why is it like this? Well I am blessed to have a job. It is full time … most are ten hour days. By the time I get home and do the things that have to be done – the reading takes a back seat, along with the writing, the walking, visiting of friends, etc.
I enjoy tramping, so occasionally I am able to take time in the bush. This is one area that doesn’t get put on the back burner. Probably because I tend to go with others – so therefore they are the ones doing the motivating. Also, it is a passion.
It’s so easy to put aside those things which we want to do by ourselves, yet it only takes one other person to motivate us to something else, and once again – the other entries on our wishlist are sidelined.
It is time to silence the demands and release the passion within. Having a passion is energising. Having a dream is life-giving, and taking the time for both to blossom and grow can only bring forth good things.
What do others think?