by Joline Atkins of Slimsavers.com
“How do you stay motivated?”
“Where do you find your motivation?”
“I need you to motivate me!”
That’s a lot of pressure.
Well, guess what?
I can’t do it.
We tend to confuse MOTIVATION with INSPIRATION.
I can inspire you through life-changing success stories (of which, I am one), or with witty and intelligent blog posts full of new ideas. BUT, I can not INSURE that my inspiration will drive your forward to make a change. See, motivation is internal. Meaning, it’s all you, baby.
Once we give up the belief that we are motivated by the external and start owning that “I” must use the knowledge I have acquired, what inspires me, and the dreams I wish accomplish, to make the changes I desire, nothing will happen. The external is ALWAYS changing . . . and thus, can not depend on external forces. For if the external changes, and we have been reliant upon it, that will turn our goals up on end.
However, a personal, internal resolve???
Develop that, and you’ve got it. (Took me awhile to do this . . . but, now that I have, I am able to talk MYSELF into doing what’s best.)
So, what inspires you?
What do you want?
What are you willing change/adjust to get it?
Weigh in. I want to know!
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Erin and Joline, both health and wellness junkies, spent many years pinning down the truths about eating healthy and inexpensively. Both feel the it’s-too-expensive-to-eat-healthy excuse is untrue and infuriating.