September – MOTIVATION towards Excellence

Since the age of three I’ve been in school.  It started with play school, then pre-school, then public school, then post-secondary, and then, I just never left – it is where I have chosen to work.  September 1st is my NEW YEAR.  Like the leaves that are changing colour and are getting ready for flight, I reflect, plan, and intend for new challenges/changes that I will take on during the next 12 months.  I’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember.  I have learned that “the day in and day out” demands associated with many of my NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS will take their toll on me and that my motivation is going to waiver.

I don’t believe that I am unique in this regard. For my 5 year old daughter, it is also her “new year” with respect to her sport season.  She is committing to a full season (9 months) of Modern Dance.  It is going to be a challenge for her to keep that commitment.  (The reality is that 9 months is roughly 1/5th of her lifespan!).

So for the month of September I want to talk about MOTIVATION. I want to talk about where motivation comes from, how it can be  sustained, and what to do if we become ‘unmotivated’.  Stay tuned…

“Each day you get to make a choice whether you are going to take a step forward, remain the same, or take a step back.”  (Kirk McCaskill)


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