Are you pushing yourself to new heights? Do you expect more out of yourself everyday and have a desire to be more, to be better? If you don't push yourself, who do you expect to push you?
I am a motivator and I love helping people get excited about ideas, jobs, life, the Lord, whatever. But I interact with so many people that don't expect more from themselves. They are content with mediocrity, they could care less if their life never changed; going through the motions is a daily occurrence. Its really hard to want to help these people. I can only say so much, and do so much but if they aren't willing to do something for themselves, why should I waste my time trying?
Me, I am always trying to better myself. In fact, I actually get really down on myself when I don't. But I don't just sit around and expect things to change, I work my butt off to get what I want or to be what I want. I sacrifice what some people think is a lot but what they don't know is that what I am gaining far outweighs what I am giving up. I might never get there but I will not quit until I do and for me thats what it is always about. Coach used to say, "You either get better or you get worse, you never stay the same" and this statement is a constant reminder about how I must always expect more from myself or expect to be less.
There is nothing better than talking with someone that works really hard, and pushes themselves to do more each and every day. In fact, its people like this that actually motivate me. I absolutely love spending time and motivating people that are already motivated. Actually those are the people that like to be around me because they appreciate my attitude and my outlook. People that aren't motivated get annoyed with me because they know that what I am speaking will only be something they hear and never use. These people do not want to hear what I have to say, because what I practice takes effort, a lot of effort and it is that effort that they aren't willing to make. They don't push themselves and they shouldn't expect anyone to. Without a desire to be more, you really are wasting a life. And for someone else to waste effort on you would further that waste.
Get motivated and then get motivated...by someone else. Its pretty amazing!
-thinking out loud