Thursday, May 8, 2014

Motivation shoulnd't be so hard

Keeping motivated | Productivity when just plan tuckered out | Durham Wedding Photography Keeping up motivation is difficult.  Wow, I know I just blew your mind with that one.  But people always say things about actions are needed to make dreams reality... and it's all true.  It's like weight loss.  We all know how to do it.  You eat better and exercise.  The reality of implementing that into our lives... not so easy.  That's how motivation is for me.  I know I need to take actions each day towards my goals.  But as big as my dreams are and as much as I desire them it is still a fight... let's face it binge watching our favorite TV show sounds way more fun then sitting down to another to do list.

The best advice I was given in regards to my business was, "If you aren't willing to struggle to achieve your dream then maybe just leave it to your sleeping hours and leave it the enjoyable fantasy."  It is something that is important to assess.  Every dream you have incurs a level of struggle and work.  Does your desire out weigh that amount of effort?  If you're not willing to put your back into it then maybe your dream should stay a dream.

It's a hard truth to face.  "Maybe I'm not willing to go and get my dream" ... not an easy thing to admit.  Over the process of my business I had moments of doubt... I still do.  Moment so "is this really worth all the effort?"  In the end, despite the at times seemingly continuous uphill battle, I always find my joy.  It is never the work that takes me to doubt, it is the weighting, lack of clients, the struggle of owning your own business... but when I get to working with and getting to know clients, getting behind the camera and editing I find my joy... my passion.

What's your dream/ passion?

Whatever your dream is:  I encourage you to find your joy.  The struggle for motivation won't go away but if you take a moment and remember why you wanted it in the first place you might just find your joy again.  If you can't find your joy... why are you struggling to achieve something you no longer take joy in?  When I was a child all I wanted to be was a cashier.  I went to a children's museum and took over the cash register in the play grocery store and didn't leave it till my mother announced it was time to go... I loved my silly dream.  It didn't take long for me to loose my joy... it is a silly story but the point is letting go can sometimes help you find something even better.

Live. Love. Loud.

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