Midweek Motivation - Keep Moving!

Last Update: March 30, 2021

Midweek Motivation - Keep up the momentum!

For many of us, the week starts out with a burst of energy!

We took a day, maybe even two, off from our diligent work and we start the week with renewed energy. That vim and vigor has set in and it propels us into our work, ready to take on the world. Or at least, to create more content for our websites.

But then, midweek hits. It might take a little of the energy off. Or maybe it hits hard and you wonder when the weekend will appear.

And that lull may not even happen midweek. It might happen after 22 days of diligent effort. Or maybe after two.

When a writer asks me how I handle that inevitable time, I offer some advice. The exact words and cautions often are personalized to the individual and their situation. But the basics are the same.

Take a little time to breathe, if you need. Nothing wrong with that. Often that provides enough to refuel you for quite some time. If you need a day, even two, try to fit it in.

But, if you just need a little push, look for that incentive. One quote by Emerson that keeps me focused when my mind strays a bit is the following.

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


It reminds me of the lottery slogan:

You Have to Be In It to Win It!

Now, I don't play the lottery. It's just not my thing. So I will obviously never win that 50 million or whatever the jackpot currently is.

But I do work at my websites. I am definitely "In it to win it" with my sites. I'm not a millionaire. Not yet. But when I feel sluggish, I lean on Emerson, among others.

"Those articles are not going to write themselves," I tell myself, as I straighten up into my chair to focus on the computer screen. "Hands, start typing!"

And somehow it all comes together. Yes, I might need to take my furkids out to play first. That helps me relax and they sure enjoy the time. I might even refill my water and coffee. A snack? Sure!

But then it's time to get back to work. For, as Emerson said, "You have to win it." And I am in for the win!

How do you handle those moments? I am always eager to learn from others! Please share your ideas in the comments.

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berridgep Premium
I think we all hit these mini road blocks and taking a few moments to recharge does do the trick. Take too long though and we tend over time to slip and slide away from our goals. Before you realize it, you have thrown in the towel, only to start on the next best thing, probably with the same predictable result.
Good post Diane
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Yes, you stated it quite well. Thank you!
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Christorv Premium Plus
Classic post - great line - you cant win, you cant succeed in it if you are out of it 👏

though you may succeed elsewhere if you quit, why quit when there is ample evidence that if you stay in it and work it appropriately you will succeed- then even if your niche isnt generating the needed amount of green you can scale it with your accrued knowledge in a different niche.
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
I like the way you stated that, Chris--thanks!
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Jesusfan Premium
I've only been here five weeks so I don't think I've struggled yet. I really like WA. But I do take Sundays off. No WA at all. By Monday, I am rearing to go.

We are doing some house projects so typically in the afternoon, I will help my husband if he needs me or I will go for a walk. I will spend at least a couple of hours doing something else. Of course, being retired and having few other commitments, leaves me with lots of time.

If I have a day when I just can't get into it, I feel like it's okay to do less. Now if that day turns into two or three, I might be looking for some motivation.

My son, DIL, and daughter are coming at the end of this week from Arizona to stay for a week. I have no idea what that will mean for me and WA. We don't get to see them very often living so far away (though we have been to AZ twice since she was born). Their daughter, our first granddaughter, is 7 months old. I don't want to miss the short time I will have with her or with family.
But even then, I hope to at least keep up somewhat with the community.

Thanks for the midweek motivation, Diane!

Lynn
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
You are right, Lynn. The need for motivation varies for each of us. Enjoy the time with the kids and grandkids. Stop in to WA when you can, but don't miss a moment of precious family time!
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FKelso Premium
Days off? I don't take those. However, I do have times during the day when I stop to do something different. A change now and then seems to work for me. However, Saturday and Sunday are not much different than the rest of the week. Since it's just me and my cat, there's no one who needs me especially. That's good.
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Ah, lucky cat to have you all to herself! By nature, cats are less demanding than dogs and kids, so that does provide more work time, I suppose. Have a wonderful day, my friend!
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FKelso Premium
Being an old cat, he naps a lot, so I have plenty of time to get things done.
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Only1Hugh Premium
Very inspiring piece Diane. Really like the Emerson quote.
Thanks
Hugh
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
I am happy to hear that you found it inspiring, Hugh. Thank you!
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Only1Hugh Premium
Sure did Diane
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