What is your Inspiration, Motivation or Reason to Keep Pushing Forward?
Today my motivation was a little lacking. I felt overwhelmed because I couldn't get anything done because my daughter refused to go down for her nap (which is most days).
I felt a pressure so heavy on my chest from being so overwhelmed. I just wanted to give up. I kept asking myself how can I handle maintaining a site let alone all of the other things I want to achieve before the age of 30 (which is a pretty long list) and take care of a cranky baby who is at an age where she DEMANDS attention? Even after all of her needs are met (fed, changed, clean, and napped) she still seems to never be satisfied unless I give her 100% of my attention and even then sometimes she still whines. (not cry but whines). I know that she just wants attention and nothing is really wrong but I don't have it in my heart to ignore her and let her whine even for a minute.
Being a young first time mother with really no guidance from someone who has done it before is hard (my mom passed a while back and she was my only parent). And being the mom of a small infant is even harder. I'm not a single parent but my husband works all day in a factory and come home exhausted. He atkes her for a while but eventually has to go to sleep because he has to be up at 4 am in order to make it to his job and doesn't make it home until 4 pm.
My point of this story is that there are many reasons or rather (excuses) for me to give up but I haven't yet. And as I look at my beautiful little girl at this very moment and when I watch my husband walk through the door exhausted and itching from the fiberglass he works with I know that I can't give up. I can't give in to the stress because once I see income start to come in from my site I know it will have been worth it.
I can't give up because my daughter needs me not to. I don't want her to have to grow up getting handouts from the state. Handouts that aren't even enough. They expect people to live on the change they throw at us. I want my daughter to have everything she needs and everything I didn't have growing up.
I can't give up because I don't want my husband working at a factory for the rest of his life and getting old before his time. I have heard bad things about working with fiberglass and I don't want my husband to become sick from working with toxic materials.
I cant give up because my mother worked herself into an early grave trying to make sure me and my sisters didn't have to have the life that she had. I owe it to her to become the daughter she always wanted me to be.
I cant give up because I owe it to MYSELF to succeed. Having my own catering company/restaurant has been my dream for a very long time and my website is just the beginning of the goals that I plan to achieve.
Sorry for the long drawn out speech but I just want to let the people who are close to giving up know that if I can do it so can you. Even if you can only work on your site for 1 hour a day. Do it. It will be worth it in the end. Even if it takes a year before I see my first penny online. I refuse to give up and so should you.
Here are a few things I do when I feel overwhelmed and need motivation.
I watch the secret. It is available on netflix for those who have access.
I sometimes listen to classical music to clear my mind and calm my emotions.
And I look up inspirational quotes.
I will leave you with a few of the auotes that have inspired me today
Laughter is a powerful way to tap into positive emotions - Norman Cousins
When you get to the end of all the light and you know it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly. - Edward Teller
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as successful - Dr. Joyce Brothers
We must become the change we want to see. - Mahatma Ghandi
The universe is change:our life is what our thoughs make it. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The first step to become is to will it! - Mother Teresa