Monday, April 25, 2016


We hear a lot about how important it is to get and stay motivated if we want to be successful. Important as it is, no one feels motivated all the time. Sometimes it may feel like we can’t get inspired at all, while other times our inspiration comes, but only for a fleeting moment. What are we supposed to do when we’re feeling down, tired, stressed out, or like even the bare minimum is asking too much? Motivation can be a bit of a catch-22; we need it to feel better, but we need to feel better to get it. The fact is that if we want to reach our goals and feel successful, we can’t wait around for motivation to happen, we have to create it-but how? First, we need to know that being motivated doesn’t necessarily mean we’re 100% psyched to get up and get to the gym, that we jump out of bed every morning eager to get to work, or that we make breakfast for our families with a big, happy smile on our faces. It does mean that whatever we’re feeling, we keep in mind how important these things really are in the bigger picture and commit to doing them, even when we’re missing the spark of inspiration.

The Two Wolves
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

“One is Bad. It is anger, envy,jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

“The other is Good. it is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute, and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Everyone comes up against unexpected obstacles and setbacks along the way to achieving their goals. These bumps in the road are a natural part of our growth and progress. Our track record already proves that we are capable of overcoming obstacles, and even using them to our advantage. By honoring our hard work, giving ourselves room to make mistakes, and utilizing our support system and self-support, we can work
through any challenges that arise and come through them with an even greater sense of determination. We can look at every challenge we face as an opportunity to become more conscious of our choices and the effect they are having on our lives.

Take the assessment now and start feeding the right wolf.

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