An author acquaintance of mine on Facebook posted a question. The author’s name is Ivy Logan (She writes excellent books by the way) It read:
“What drives you, what makes you willing to face another day, what keeps you wanting to strive, to achieve new goals and, on the days when you are drained, when you feel nothing is going your way, what motivates you to rise again and to persist?”
I felt this is the perfect question for my blog readers because it makes you stop and think about something that we don’t normally address every day. We get up and move about, doing what we are supposed to do or want to do. I didn’t answer this question on Facebook, but I am going to answer it here, now.
What motivates me is my daughter. She’s not only my child but also my best friend. Without her there would be a gaping hole in my life. So, cheers and hats off to Tatjana. She is truly one of a kind, and I am so proud to have her.
What if what motivates you gets up and walks away? What if it no longer exists? What then? For some this may be as simple as looking to something else that also motivates you. For others it may not be that simple. Maybe what motivates you is something different for different areas of your life. Through all of this there is one constant, and that’s you. You, out of all of your motivators, are the greatest motivator for yourself. Well, God is a given. He motivates me to a huge extent. I may not always listen, but he does.
So, what motivates you?