As some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted in a while. Lately I just have not been motivated to write. It might be because the weather has been so nice and I cannot stay away from the beach (I have literally been there everyday for the past week and a half) but there is more to it. Sometimes, no matter what kind of person you are, you lose your motivation. Now don’t get me wrong, I am still motivated in other ways such as my triathlon training but whenever I sat down to write a post I couldn’t come up with anything good. That is until I received a text message from my friend the other day telling me my motivation helped him. This filled me with a new-found motivation.
This is when I realized during times where you lack motivation to continue what you are doing you have to look at why you started in the first place. I started this blog to change who I was into who I wanted to be and the first year went great. I made so many positive changes and loved who I was turning into. However, I started to lose sight of that goal and became satisfied with the progress I had made. I stopped helping myself and striving to become better. There is still a lot about myself that I can change to become better and it is time for me to start focusing on those changes.
However, this is not what TJ’s text made me understand. He helped me to remember the second reason I started this blog: to help others become all that they can be. In sharing my journey of self-development, I hoped to help people on their own journeys. I hoped to motivate people push themselves and keep going when they thought they could not go any further. Maybe this is another reason I lost my motivation: I didn’t think I was helping others. This is the last lesson TJ’s text taught me: make sure to show your appreciation.
When someone does something you admire or appreciate, let them know. Let them know that what they are doing does not go unnoticed. Even if they not doing the act for praise it is always nice to receive some. It will help them stay motivated and allow you to keep appreciating what they are doing. You never know when someone is thinking about giving up. You never know how much a simple pat on the back or a simple text message can help someone. So find the reasons that will keep you motivated and let others know what a great job they are doing.