It’s Friday! Finally…So when I woke up this morning eager to get the weekend underway I thought to myself, why can’t I be this motivated to get out of bed every morning? Obviously we are going to have mornings where even reaching over to press the snooze button is going to be a struggle. But there needs to be a way to get this same feeling on a Wednesday, or heaven forbid a Monday.
I have been reading a lot of posts from other bloggers about motivation recently. I always find a good quote gives me motivation. But I realise the big issue for me is the concept of tomorrow. I am one of those people that too often is looking forward to tomorrow, or in most cases the weekend. When Friday afternoon hits, my endorphins are high and I am ready to take on the world. Then I seem to blink and its Monday morning and I wonder to myself how the hell those two days passed so quickly.
I recall reading a great article about how tomorrow will never come. Essentially tomorrow is a human concept, much like the idea of yesterday. If we drill down to things we only ever have the present. So we need to start living in it. Make sure that every day you have something to look forward to, even if it’s just having a hot chocolate and reading a book for an hour or two.
I need to start treating everyday like a Friday and getting up with the motivation to have a great day. And, much like Kung fu Panda, I think I need to take Oogway’s philosophy more seriously;
Quit, don’t quit? Noodles, don’t noodles? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.”