Monday, December 14, 2009

Motivation Monday

So, in previous posts I've talked about what keeps me (and many people) from doing stuff. Let's get positive today and look at things from the other side. What motivates us? For me, I find motivation in:
  • Fear. Not in a bad way though. For example, my first day in Florida, I threw open my back sliders to find the most scary looking spider I've ever seen in my life. It was white with black spots and red spikes on its back. I was horrified. I slammed the sliders shut, and even locked them (as if the spider could open the sliders.) I decided I didn't want to be afraid, so I went out, bought some wildlife ID guides and learned what could hurt me, what couldn't, I took some classes, and today I am a Florida Master Naturalist. And, just so you know, the spider in question was a Crab-like Spiny Orbweaver, a fairly harmless little critter.
  • Music. This is a huge motivator for me. Most of the videos linked on the twitter feed are songs I find motivational. Either the lyrics are important to me (e.g., Illuminate), or the music makes me move
    (e.g., Conga.)
  • Other people. Many times, I find motivation in trying to motivate other people (hence, this web site.) But there are many people who motivate me in return. Wayne got me up that mountain, Jeff got me to the gym many times, and just today, I got a special present in the mail:

If that's not motivation, I don't know what is!

Share with me -- tell me what motivates you!

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