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Sounding The Alarm

Aha! Moment Monday

Are you up at the crack of dawn or are you someone who hits the “snooze” button a few times before making a move?

In a recent interview I was asked, “What motivates you?”  I will share that it’s not the fact that the sun is up at 5:00 a.m.  (I’m addicted to sunshine and truly love that month when it hangs around until 9:30 p.m.)

What motivates you to get cracking?  Did you know that all intentions and actions stem from either love or fear?  When you drill down to the real reasons you have that spring in your step or are dragging yourself forward is that you’re either moving towards something pleasurable, or away from something painful (the latter typically being a greater motivator).

The reality is that nothing rests – everything is always in motion and either growing or disintegrating – so we are in action even by being inactive.  Those with the proverbial “Do Not Disturb” sticker on their forehead will be forced to change regardless of their plea for status quo.

If “change” isn’t a four-letter word, is it possible to get comfortable being uncomfortable?

Aha! ~ “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It’s the times that you’re way outside your element that you begin to experience who you really are.

When your motivation is set on “evolvement” mode you begin to see that every experience you encounter is relative to your purpose and meaningful to your growth.  It’s then your choice when to excuse it, blame it, discard it, embrace it or learn from it.

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ― Helen Keller, The Open Door

All beautiful flowers grow in dirt.


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