Girl, motivate yourself!
A few weeks ago, I was feeling a little out of sorts. Let’s be honest, I was all over the place – busy ‘doing’ things – but with no true rhyme or reason, other than to fulfill an immediate need. You know that “let me get this done because I’m on deadline” attitude… I had it.
I desperately needed to get back on track. But I couldn’t seem to pull it together.
So, I did what most of us do, I started looking for external motivation – watching YouTube videos, reading books from those well-tailored book lists, trolling my favorite Instagrammers InstaStories and Lives – turned out to be a major #fail.
None of what I was doing was dealing with the root cause – I needed to motivate my damn self.
I wanted someone else to give me a reboot when, in reality, I was perfectly capable of doing it myself. I just needed to do things a little different… and it worked.
I started with two simple changes.
I began setting my intentions the night before.
That’s right, I had a full-on mental pep talk with self every night; where I literally told myself exactly what I was going to accomplish the next day and how I was going to feel about it. It was like meal prep for your soul, I woke up feeling prepared, in control and ready!
Then, I immediately stopped seeking outside motivation.
My father taught me to think about things as if everything depended on me. “What would you do if I wasn’t here”, he would say… or “what would you do if you didn’t have that resource”. Because of what he taught me, I became an amazing problem solver.My father taught me to think about things as if everything depended on me. “What would you do if I wasn’t here”, he would say… Click To Tweet
However, over time even the best life lessons can get away from you, right? As a result of leaning on others for motivating words and inspiration, I lost my own drive to just figure shit out. But I took the time to get back in touch with makes me tick and keeps me motivated and shed my dependency on others.