It’s been a while since I took this challenge on. Things just kind of took over but I’m going to try to make it a part of my week once more. Five minutes of edit free writing, just letting the thoughts flow. So, here goes with the prompt word MOTIVATE.
Motivate. What is that? What does it mean? What does it imply?
Action and choices being made. Doing something. Doing something specific, not just anything.
A song around here that we have heard (A LOT) lately is Do Something by Matthew West. My girls love listening to his music and this particular song is pretty powerful. It talks about getting mad at God for the way things are in the world, shaking a fist at God and asking why he doesn’t do something about it. God’s answer? I did. I created you.
Umm – I better get moving. And how do I best do that?
Not kidding at all. I am a list maker. Right now, I have several lists that I need to combine. I like physical lists. I like being able to cross something off of it physically. That is what motivates me. Knowing I have made progress.
Lists also allow me to be more intentional. By choosing to write it down, I am making a choice about the place the action will hold in my life. There are several reasons something will make a list – needs done (like housework and dishes), educationally related (homeschooling and helping the girls learn), Godly living (church activity, spiritual living, encouragement of others, personal growth). Those are my big three reasons for putting something on the list and not in that order, necessarily. I need to include a place for things I want to do, just for me. Honestly, though, that falls off the list more often than I care to admit.
So, using my lists, I find a way to motivate myself.
What is your way of finding motivation? I am curious.