All posts filed under: Motivation

About motivation …

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Motivation / pressure to perform / Procrastination

I have been thinking about motivation. There are some things I have no trouble doing when they need doing. There are other things, usually jobs I don’t enjoy much, that I struggle to find the motivation to do them. Examples include housework and gardening. There is no shortage of time to do these things. I thought I would put the question to readers “What tools or strategies do you find helpful in achieving goals?” I […]

Easy Assembly (Part Two)

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creativity / Just for fun / Mindfulness / Motivation / Uncategorized

Well I completed one of the two bedside tables today! I wouldn’t say it was easy though. Lots of little challenges that caused me to sit and stare at the instructions for minutes at a time! It was good to do something with my  hands and to do something that needed attention to detail. I am usually  a “big picture” person and like others to look after the detail so this project was good for […]

Step toward achieving that goal

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creativity / emotions / Motivation / Procrastination

I am an ideas person! I love coming up with new ideas, however, putting them into practice is another matter. Sometimes I let my ideas go because when I think them through they are not practical or I am not really committed to developing them. I find this happening a lot more since I am semi-retired but accept that it is OK to carefully explore a range of options before putting energy into achieving them. […]

Importance of access to literacy

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Indigenous Australians / Literacy / Motivation

“Whether it’s reading or writing, literacy is an outlet to an untouchable world – your imagination. Not only is literacy a basic human right, it is a fundamental building block for learning as well as a personal empowerment tool. It is the catalyst for social and global progress.”  (from http://internationalliteracyday.org/ ) International Literacy Day was held on 8 September 2015. It is a good time to remember that some people have difficulty with the following: reading […]

The passionate idealism of youth

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Meaning of life and that stuff / Motivation / Passion / Serenity prayer

How can I recapture the enthusiasm I once had to make a difference in the world? Have I changed and become complacent with my good fortune. I remember times when I was younger when I really believed in something – I put all my energies towards making a difference. Perhaps I was idealistic. Today I have the time and the resources to do something worthwhile but cannot seem to capture the passion I used to […]

I will do it later …

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Motivation / Procrastination

I am experiencing procrastination! A severe case of it. However, it has spurred me to action. I decided to put my ideas for overcoming procrastination into a post. It took some time and several diversions before I got to this page. I found a useful quote as well. I also put together a worksheet I have used in the past. So, my next task is to work out what to do first. Obviously the best […]

Confidence booster

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Acceptance / Motivation / Self acceptance / The workplace

I developed the tool below to help me in times when I doubt myself. I think of the word confidence and go through each letter at a time. Sometimes I can’t remember my original choice of words and then I come up with new ones that reinforce positive thoughts in my mind. CONFIDENCE IS MADE UP OF MANY SMALLER PARTS C is for capable. You have the basic knowledge and experience to do the task […]

Being prepared

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Acceptance / Dreams / emotions / Gratitude / Health / Mindfulness / Motivation / Philosophy / Wisdom

My son sent me a link to a website a while ago and I have since subscribed to it due to its simple wisdom. There is a link below to the Zen Habits site and topic of Being Prepared for Anything. The site offers a seven point Survival Kit using the following headings: 1. Mindfulness 2. Watch your internal response 3. See what you’re holding on to 4. Let it go 5. Respond appropriately 6. […]

Confidence

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creativity / I believe that... / I feel... / Mindfulness / Motivation

Life seems so much easier when we feel confident about what we are doing. Confidence doesn’t guarantee competence but it is a good start. Here are some thoughts about confidence … C is for capable. I have the basic knowledge to do the task at hand. O is for often. When I do something often I generally become more confident in my ability. N is now. I will focus on the task at hand, now, […]

Perserverance

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Acceptance / Art / creativity / Dreams / Gratitude / Motivation / Writing

I am feeling a bit stressed about completing my writing studies in the next two weeks. I still have a few hurdles to jump over and know I have to work hard to achieve a good result. I confess to a great fear of failing. In reality, failing this unit would not make much difference to my life but I will be really disappointed in myself if I don’t succeed. There is also a sense […]