Thank you for the great feedback on my stories! It’s been almost a year now, and your kind words motivate me to keep sharing my Motivational thoughts.
Have you ever really examined the word, “motivation”? Motivate, comes from the Latin word movere, or to move. “ation” means loosely “to be so” or “cause.” So you could say it means, the cause to move.
What makes you move? What makes you get up out of your chair and go out to ride your horse? What makes you work at being a better rider? What keeps you going when you’re not your best?
Figuring out what motivates you is the second step in reaching a goal. The first step is figure out what your goal is going to be. So think of a goal you’d like to achieve, and then ask yourself, why do I want to do this? What’s the payoff? Then, when you’re feeling tired or disenchanted, remember the motivation behind your goal. That’s the thing that’s going motivate you to get off the couch and out to the barn.
My goal for today is to complete the perfect canter pirouette. It makes Jane so happy when I do it well! Hearing her happy voice makes me happy too. Jane’s pat on my neck and happy words in my ears are my motivation to do my best. Of course, the occasional carrot works too.