Posts tagged Motivation
“There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won’ts and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything.” -Eclectic Magazine
You are feeling unmotivated. Confused. You’re tired all the time. You don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. You can’t concentrate at work anymore. If any of this sounds familiar, it could be that it is time to move on in one or more areas of your life.
Fall is a good time to take stock of our lives (both personal and professional) according to the law of cycles and rhythms. Like the the leaves of a tree that falls to the ground and dies, the ending of a business, project or a goal holds the seeds for future endeavors. We must ask ourselves: What have I learned? What do I want to let go of? What do I want to keep?
There are four seasons, but only three energies – birth, growth and completion or death.
While spring and winter are the beginning and end of the seasonal cycle, both summer and fall are part of the period of where growth moves to completion. Summer represents the peak of that change or transformation. Fall is when the seasonal curve moves toward completion.
In the fall we can begin to shed or release any of those things that we no longer need as we bring the year to an end. It is also a time when we can prepare for winter and store up the seeds of what we want to experience in the coming spring.
This fall, ask yourself:
What have I learned from what I have put into creation and experienced?
What do I want to change, transform or bring completion in the winter?
What do I want to keep for the coming spring?
Make those things you want to preserve your focus in winter to prepare for spring. Everything else you must let go and learn from. Life is about learning. Fall is a time to reflect on what we have learned, what we want to release and what we will nurture in the coming year.
As I am writing this, I to have come to a transition in my career and what I am doing. I am still working on some of the aspects of what I want to let go of and what I want to keep so stay tuned as the winter turns into spring. I have decided to find a new name for this business endeavor of teaching, providing marketing resources as well as blogging. As of now, I have cancelled the website for Massage Therapist Training Institute. Once I have decided on a new name, this blog will be combined in that new website.
Do you have an idea of what to call my new business endeavor? Either email me or post it in the comments. If I choose your name, you will receive a special prize and my utmost gratitude.
Dictionary.com defines “success” as follows:
1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like
3. a successful performance or achievement: The play was an instant success.
4. a person or thing that is successful. She was a great success on the talk show.
I think that something is missing from this definition. Let’s just say it is a good starting point. I don’t think that it doesn’t clearly defines what success is. And who can do that? I think that each of us has to define what “success” is for us. One person might think that s/he is only successful when s/he achieves a six figure salary, a huge house by the ocean and a Lexus in the driveway. Another person might think that they are successful if they live comfortably and are debt-free, but have lots of time for family, friends and to do the things they love to do.
What is your definition of success? Go ahead take a few minutes to think about what has to happen for you to be successful. Take a moment and post is below.
(Just a note, you can always change your definition of success in the future. As we evolve as a person our values and beliefs change, therefore, our definition of “success” may also change.)