Do I have to be motivated to enjoy my Life?

Hi.

“What get’s You up in the morning?” is an age old and often used question/metaphor to determine your attitude to your life and to your determination [or otherwise] to be successful.

I see it as a self motivating metaphor. To be motivated, you need to have a certain level of self motivation to begin with. This then allows you to be receptive to external motivating people/factors.

I can’t motivate someone who lacks any semblance of “in house” motivation. No one can.

So how does this play out for You?

Do you drift along at the mercy of whatever happens to you? OR Do you seek to be active in life?

And by “active” I mean thinking, doing and being aware of what life holds/can hold for You. And being motivated by that. What I’m really saying is this … Do You embrace and enjoy your life as it is Now? Are You motivated to enjoy and explore life?

You live this life once only. There are no replays. “Yes” is a word that you need to have in mind always.Canva Design Motivation blog post

Opportunities come & go. Are You at the ready when they present themselves to you? Therefore …..

Are you ready to say ‘Yes”?

Or, don’t you see the opportunities? or is “No” a too common part of your vocabulary? Saying “No” too often leads to permanent road blocks. Permanent barriers to your personal growth.

Motivation moves you toward the edge. Moving toward the perimeters is where the real action commences. This is where the living is at it’s most exciting. The middle is safe, too safe, too restrictive if you want to fully experience life.

Are you a middle ground type of person or do you like to see what else is out there? You know … experiences, learning, exhilaration.

Fresh opportunities are out there. Inspirational happenings and people, are out there.

Your fully charged life is waiting for you, out there.

So, to answer the question posed by the title of this post, I need to ask you another question.

If you are not enjoying life, are you prepared [or motivated even], to change your behaviour and make fresh choices?

“Change” is motivation. Change within yourself doesn’t just happen. There has to be some motivation to do so. “Choice” is available to all of us however, making the choices that are necessary, require your motivation to do so.

Motivation helps fuel your actions. Motivation helps fuel your life. It’s not the only factor that fuels your life, however, it is a powerful ingredient.

Motivation is not just a minute by minute or day by day thing. If your life matters to You then motivation must be an ongoing process. This then becomes an Attitude. An attitude of positivity and motivation.

Standing up, standing out and shining requires motivation.

Simply standing up and choosing to live your best life, whether you decide to stand out … or move quietly and positively at your own pace, also requires motivation.

It doesn’t just happen. Choose to motivate yourself. It’s one of the best [if not the best] choices that You will ever make.

You need to “happen” to life, not let life happen to You.

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Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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Say “Yes” more often

Hello fellow Life Lover,

It’s SO easy to shake your head.

“No” that won’t work. “No” I’m not going to do that. “No” I’m, not that lucky. “No” it’s just too hard.

“No” is a roadblock.

Say “YES” more often.

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Say Yes to opportunity. Say Yes to taking another step forward. Say Yes to thinking more positively. Say Yes to self belief. Say Yes to adding 1% effort to everything that you do.Canva Design Yes

It all adds up … to Your success.

What say You?

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Heading toward 60 – 6 months out [part 6]

Hello again.

My journey toward 60 continues. Stop, start, flow, doubt, excitement … they are all part of my “journey” thus far.

On June 18, the 6 month countdown begins.

What have I learned/am continuing to learn at age 59.5 years?
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I’ve learned that energy is still crucial. And I’ve learned that despite my stumbles and doubt, I still have bundles of energy to keep me going.

I’ve learned that excitement is still contagious. I get it from others and use it to fuel my own adventure … and I pass it on to those who need it.

I’ve learned that Love is still abundant. I receive and I give [probably not as frequently as I should I must admit] …. I’m still working on that.

I’ve learned that fitness beats fatness. That I picked up on many years back and I have maintained this despite the temptation to “ease back”. Fit bodies [or reasonably fit for my age] help stimulate fit minds. And that’s kinda useful … very useful.

I’ve learned that listening is the key to understanding. Always. Listen first, speak second. “Understanding” is a major key toward effective communication. When you understand your audience, whether that be 1 person or many, then you are able to communicate with maximum effect.

I’ve learned that you do keep learning if you choose to do so. Life long learning is a must have. You should never stop learning. “Too old” is an excuse. And excuses simply do not cut it.

I’ve learned that Choice is your No 1 power. You have abundant choice. Exercise your choices wisely. They are the determining factor between “getting through life” and “getting above life”.

I’ve learned that Motivation, Determination and Imagination are 3 subjects that should be taught in school. Master these and your life will be a breeze. Above all, these 3 “subjects” are part of my life long learning curricula. It’s what keeps me going, keeps me moving forward … and they can be for You, as well.

Looking forward to 60. And looking forward to the next 6 months of 59.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Inspiring Creativity & Purpose for Men & Women 40+

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Short Story No. 4 [Listening]

Hi.

Did You know that Listening is an Art form?

You can listen with your ears. You can listen with your eyes and You can listen with your heart.

When you master all 3 then you  become are an artiste.

Listening, as an Art, is beyond simply hearing. Listening is the seeker of understanding. Listening is the seeker of knowledge. Listening is Giving.

A true listener respects others and in turn gains respect, from others. You are giving your time to appreciate and understand. This is indeed, worthy.This is not my garden

How to listen well:

Release any pre conceived or prior thoughts.

Be open to the flow [of the conversation].

Observe body language, or tonality if not face to face.

Be aware of the others’ emotional state.

Acknowledge [that they have something to say].

Accept the intention. [understand]

The world needs more listeners.  Speakers are everywhere and many deliver a great message. Many more simply add to the noise.

In the silence, is where the message gains most traction. Delivering your “message” to someone who is truly listening, is where the value is.

“Information received, Thank You”. Win. Win.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Inspiring Creativity & Purpose for Men & Women 40+

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Heading toward 60 [part 5] Road Trip?

Hi again,

It’s been a little while since  we last embraced.

The truth is, I’ve been focussed on and engaged with, my website, Google+, clients and other things Social Media in recent weeks. And it’s been very exciting. Engagement, meaningful conversations, purpose and excitement are words that come readily to mind. Oh, and Energy of course.Self Discovery

A Fulfilling energy in fact, if there is such a thing. Maybe, “feel good” would be more apt.

I feel the same [better actually] as when I turned 59 4 months ago. The realisation of turning 60 at the end of this year hasn’t sunk in. And it probably won’t, even when I ‘touch down’ @60. When the energy is good numbers are just numbers.

You see, I’m a serial age denier. After all, Age is just a number [ I'm repeating myself I know]. Is this what happens as you get older?.

It’s always in the feeling. When you feel good, nothing else matters. Worries are not worries any more. Dreams are better dreams. Goals are easy.

My youngest daughter said to me the other day … “For your birthday, why don’t we go visit your sister down in the country, we haven’t been there before?”

This got me to thinking [I'm prone to that] … why not a road trip for a week or so and visit all my relatives and friends across the state? A few days of birthday celebration. That’s what I’ll do. Plan. Execute.

By the way, the state that I live in here in Australia is the size of a couple of European countries. Heading toward 60 with Excitement.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Coach. Listener. Motivator.

Inspiring Creativity & Purpose for Men & Women 40+

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How to seize This moment …

The next 10 years will be the most pivotal and defining of Your life. Don’t let them slip away.

You are about to enter your 40’s and may be feeling some apprehension about what lies ahead. It could be just vanity … hey, none of us like getting older.

Or, it could be something else ….. You have no idea what you want to achieve over the next year let alone the next few years. Or you do, however are not sure how to go about it and don’t like asking for help.

You are now turning 50.  Firstly Congratulations. Secondly, how have the last 10 years been for You?

These two scenarios play out in the lives of millions of people every day. I venture to say that at least 90% of the people now turning 50 have little idea where the last 10 years went or how unproductive they really were. Unproductive from a viewpoint that opportunities have come & gone without notice and personal growth has been non – existent.

Put simply, life is precious & life gets away very quickly. You can “go with the flow” & see [hope] where that takes You or you can make some choices and set some guide posts for the years to come.

This matters. The mSelf Motivationoment is Now. Now is when You make the Choice to make each day & year of Your life count. No regrets. All opportunities embraced. Mistakes will be made, lessons will be learned …but this is Living by ‘doing’. And that’s the best way to live.

That aside, You can be one of the tens of thousands who seek help from trusted Coaches or mentors or Life Guides. Doing this is one of the best choices that you can make. Rarely do people “make it” by themselves.

Reach out and live more fully

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Coach. Listener. Motivator.

Inspiring Creativity & Purpose for Men & Women 40+

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Short Story No.3

Hi Again.

“Smallville” is only for the son of Superman. It shouldn’t be a place where you reside. Agreeably there is a place for everyone on this planet however accepting small as an alternative to Big is giving in.Untitled26

“What is” is no replacement for “what if”. Ask the Question.Think Bigger, expand your horizons and create your best Life.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Coach.

Listener. Motivator.

Inspiring Creativity & Purpose for Men & Women 40+

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