"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
The time will pass anyway."
- Earl Nightingale
When things get a little hectic in life, and I start to feel like the conductor of the crazy train, I like to remember this quote. It resonates in me by echoing in the darkness of my mind when I feel most unmotivated. It gives me that little push--that extra boost of confidence--that gives me spark, and purpose, and determination. Mr. Nightingale's words empower me as a mother, as a wife, and as a woman.
The worst time for no motivation is when things just need to get done. Unfortunately, that's where my anxiety comes in and tells me that there is simply too much to do. I worry, I stress, and I ultimately shut down. That's when this quote has helped me out the most. The words "the time will pass anyway" come to mind, and I immediately feel a calm and a drive to do what must be done.
I think, for a lot of people, motivation is often lacking in situations where they're forced to do things that might not be so fun. Situations where adulting is needed, particularly. My biggest adulting misstep is taking care of my body. It should be a basic concept to build up one's body instead of tearing it down with food full of chemicals and sitting around all day; but sometimes the latter just sounds like more fun than a green smoothie and sweating for an hour.
Am I right?
That's where this quote comes in for me. I know that it's going to take months of effort, and probably tears over Pillsbury commercials, to make my personal goals a reality. I'm not going to jog one afternoon and suddenly wake up the next day as Jillian Michaels. It's just not going to happen... However many pennies I throw into the fountain, however many shootings stars go by... Things don't get done by wishing. I just have to put on my big girl panties and eat the veggies, drink all the water, and lap everyone sitting on the couch.
Because, the time will pass anyway.
I want MY time to pass positively, with purpose, and with goals checked off my list. I want to be a role model to my kids, I want to feel good about myself and have confidence, and I want my husband to be one of those clingy, jealous types.
Okay, maybe not that last part.
You can do this. You can do it all. It will just take time.