I got banned from Facebook for four days recently. I posted a picture of a pregnant woman just above one of the alt-right demonstrators belching out hate speech, guess which one I got banned for and did not meet community standards. I am motivated by the premise you can use Facebook for possibility and love the expression my friend Jo Jo uses, Booker Lookers, it delights me, and that’s what today’s blog is about, what motivates you in life.
Back to Marc and Angel Chernoff for their empowering description of What is Motivation: At its most basic level. motivation is what spurs you to act on a desire; it’s the determination and drive to make that desire a reality. Motivation moves you to show up to the project and get the right things done. It’s the force that moves an idea from point A – where it lives only in your head – to point B – where you make the idea a reality. Here’s the link to their webpage, I cannot recommend their work highly enough, and they have a new book, it’s marvellous: The Portal.
How does the world say things so we stay motivated, let’s have a look:
1. Who remembers what clock cards where. My employment history goes back to these archaic days where you had to clock on and off at your work. The practice of clocking your workmates in and out was rampant.
2. I used to live outside the city, the power of looking at the Milky Way in the night sky, there are probably not words that fulfil the magical desires it conquers up: Starman.
3. We go all the way back to the Third Century to discover who St. Jerome was. Venerated in the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran Churches. He is best known for his translation of most of the Bible into Latin (the translation that became known as the Vulgate).
4. Remember when you were wooing your beloved? We did all that had to be done because we knew there was no other alternative: Don’t Stop.
5. I did a training program on the weekend, I am a Warrior of Love. We created the resonance of your seed essence that embodies why you exist. At eight out of ten was challenge.
6. And Arthur Ashe did a lot. The first African American to break through on the professional Tennis Circuit, he used his skill to change a conversation about who could play the game.: Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen.
7. Could I do a blog on motivation without including the big Tone.No, not really?
8. What are the sounds of silence? only one song: Sounds of Silence.
9. Who remembers The Hour of Power being on the telly on a Sunday morning. Robert Schuller was the host of the show. Strangely, World Wrestling was on soon after.
10. Is your comfort zone Netflix: The Comfort Zone.
11. Your Why, Simon Senik’s TED talk, what else do you think of?
12. May your dreams all come true: A Million Dreams.
13. I think the first film I saw Bill Murray in was Ghostbusters. A second viewing years later dated the film.
14. Just had to use this for the image: Never Give Up.
15. It’s all in the languaging, use negative words and the world will be a dark place, change them to be more positive and you will get what you reap.
More Marc and Angel, There are two big pieces to motivation: the motivation to just get started and the motivation ot keep going. In the best of both worlds, one leads to the other: once you find the motivation to get started, your progress keeps you going as you build and sustain momentum.
The playlist this week begins with two classics from David Bowie and Michael Jackson. Then a quirky offering from Baz Luhrmann followed by another classic from Simon and Garfunkel. It becomes more modern with Vanessa Williams followed by the Greatest Showman soundtrack and ends with Sia.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.
It IS good to distinguish between the two versions of motivation required to move something from an idea to a reality. It can be comparatively easy to feel motivated when the idea is new, however sometimes keeping the motivation going is where we are tested. Thanks for sharing Marc and Angel’s take on this!