What motivates you to get out of bed every morning?
What makes you get dressed, show up, and BE present in your life? We all have our own reason(s) for doing the things we do every day. Days that feel like a huge schlep; days where nothing out of the ordinary happens, or days when it feels as though we’ve hit the lotto because they’re so good. (Wouldn’t it be great if every day was like this?!)
My motivation is imagining my life ending. Not the most positive thing to think about I admit, but it works. If I knew I only had a year to live, a month, a week – I wouldn’t…
- Do something for a living that I didn’t like
- Spend time with people who sucked the “life” out of me
- Do things I didn’t want to just to please everyone else
I try and live my life that way. It’s not always easy, but the truth is, we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring.
This weekend I spent some time with my granny, who’s almost 91. She’s a fighter, but it’s almost the end of the rounds in the ring for her. I was reminded again yesterday of how important it is to spend time with those you love. And to say the words “I love you,” to those you care about, even if it’s not the norm in whatever relationship you have – family, friends… anyone who means the world to you. Anyone you can’t imagine your life without.
Take the time.
Live the life you want to with the people you want in it. Life is too short for anything else.
Enough of the overly serious stuff… I’m leaving you with a few motivational videos I came across… they’re fantastic!
Steve Jobs has 2 minutes of inspiration (similar to what I talked about here), Richard Branson talks for 5 minutes about his love of life, and then there’s a 2-minute video with 40 inspirational speeches crammed in. Really good stuff to start the week with.
Steve Jobs on LIVING Life
Sir Richard Branson talks Loving Life
40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes
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