29 February 2012

what motivates you?

when i run i always keep in mind mini motivations to accomplish bigger goals.
if i can just make it to the other side of the park i can slow down.
when i hit 300 cals i can run downhill.
when this justin bieber song ends i will sprint.
the list goes on and on until i feel like i have reached my main goal.
i began thinking about my habit of forming mini motivations throughout other aspects of my life.
i started listing off the things that motivate me...

  • a happy husband
  • a healthy son
  • a natural relationship with Heavenly Father
  • a strong body
  • a clean home
  • fresh relationships
  • the ability to have an eternal perspective
all these things motivate my everyday choices. 
i am learning more and more to filter my decisions with what i am motivated with in order to create the optimum sense of happiness day to day.
i have gotten to the point where i am surrounding myself with multiple projects that are driven by my motivations listed above. 
i often wonder if what motivates me is really why i do the things i do.
i run a company, i have the blog, i started one of these bad boys with some great friends, and i work with the youth at church.
but more importantly...



i am his wife


i am his mother (don't mind my honker.)

and that seriously is all the motivation i need.

PS- that was the unofficial etsy shop announcement.
she is just a babe right now, but get ready. 
when she is working it full force it will be as exciting as hearing fireworks boom on a day that isn't the fourth of july.


17 comments:

  1. I do the same thing when I am running/working out. "Just get to the end of this road!" Haha. I love this post.
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I absolutely loves yours too. I'm a follower :)
    xoxo,
    Sierra

    Oh, Just Livin' the Dream
    sierraainge.blogspot.com

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    1. sierra! welcome! i love your little blog

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  2. Oh yay!! This post is great. I feel like I have been in a funk recently, feeling down. I have been thinking about what drives me, makes me happy and what I should be working towards. All of your points are beautiful.

    Cheers.

    ps. heading to your shop!

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    1. camille! give me some shop feedback. it is seriously tiny right now. what do you think?

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  3. oh my goodness! how cute is your little man! that pic is adorable!

    i'm your newest follower :)

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  4. Love this post!! I wrote something similar to what you're talking about, except I labeled it "Rewards" opposed to "motivation"... same concept though. Gotta keep going with the small things in life... and by being blessed with amazing things every day, I think it's worthy to be used as a reward to finish an assignment, a posting, or whatever the task may be ;)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  5. i love this post.

    i love you and your husband.

    i love you and your son.

    so precious.

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  6. Thanks for your kind words on my blog!! I am a new follower of yours! Following on Pinterest too!! ;)

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  7. etsy shop!! how exciting :) good things to come your way, hopefully!

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  8. Wow, you are a go getter, good for you. Figuring out what is truly important in life gives you motivation and guidance as to where to put your limited energy. I am sure you son takes most of it :D

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  9. Such a nice blog!! like it! Check my blog and follow me if you want!
    Ioana

    http://www.fashionspot.ro/

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  10. My family is what motivates me....Especially since i became a mother...Ilove your post:you speak the truth so genuinely,with so much simplicity:i love that!

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