Sara Bown – Wellness Coaching | what would you do
February 8, 2012
I was thinking about what motivates us as people – Think about something you love to do or that you have been wanting to do forever. Do you have that ” one thing ” in your mind yet ? It can be anything from dropping a few pounds, learning how to skate, taking up writing again, volunteering in your community, going to church, taking a cooking class…you get the idea, something you would love to do, but have been putting off.
NOW, think of the reason why you haven’t done this…Maybe it’s because your afraid to take the leap, hard to work into current schedule, don’t have the extra $, what if people think it’s silly, it takes away time from home time…. Have your reason why not ?
NOW – Let’s say I came up to you and said..I want you to think of something you have always wanted to do, I want you to do it and come show me that you have and once I see proof, I will give you $10,000 – Does this change the ” why, you can’t ” that you thought of above.. I think many of us would start to think of ways we could make it happen…start moving our schedule around, maybe make some budget adjustments so we could afford it… It’s funny isn’t it, how we are motivation driven…we see the $10, 000 as something waiting for us at completion and it seems so worth while but many times we can’t see the prize of doing something we have always wanted to do without that extra little motivation…it’s harder to see the rewards of being down 50 lbs in a year or how we will feel once we know how to cook or the deep sense of satisfaction we will get from volunteering before hand.
I think we should treat all our goals and dreams the same way, before we come up with 100 reasons ” why not ” pretend there is $10,000 on the other end waiting, because there is something waiting that is worth MORE than any amount of money and that is personal growth, personal pride, and the possibly of beginning of a new life..
What do you think ? What would you do …