Am I motivated?

Yes I am.

My library of motivational books is fairly extensive. Why?

Because over the years, when I needed it most, I would find my own motivation in the words of others who had overcome all manner, shape, form, and substance of adversity.

When I was absolutely sure I couldn’t go on, couldn’t even make it through the day I was in (feeling overwhelmed with life and problems and seeing no way out), I would first wallow in self pity and then I’d pick up a motivational book. I only had a few in the beginning. But over the years the number of motivational books on my shelves grew and grew.

And now these books are my friends, my reminders, to not take myself so seriously, to forgive, to move on, to to give, to care, to live, to love but mostly to believe in myself.

I figured if they could do it then so could I. And every time I doubt myself, I read their words again, or go buy another book and try harder to understand more about my ability to overcome and be all that I could be.

We (all of us) need each other. The written words of those who know and cared enough to pass on their wisdom and encouragement, faith and motivation is a testament to this truth!


Stay motivated, search out books, films and people to help you, it does make a difference! Thanks for stopping by,

~ Penny

27 thoughts on “Am I motivated?

  1. Pingback: What’s The Point? | Diary Of A Believing Girl

  2. I prefer the people method for motivation – which is not easy to find. Well – it wasn’t until Boomie introduced me this wonderful world of blogging.
    You are one of my top inspirational people & motivators – no pressure πŸ˜‰
    xx πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xx

  3. I believe that motivation is what we do with inspiration. Now – when we are low and there is no inspiration on the horizon there may be cause for nudges, words, friends, quiet walks and more. Lovely post!

  4. I used to have a self-motivation book, but I was always scared to open it. The times that I needed were the times I refused to pick it up. Yes, sometimes I still get so low that I don’t want to do anything, but you normally post a piece that gets me going again.

    This another incredibly motivating and inspiring piece. Thank you Penny

  5. I sincerely believe that motivation is found deep within, and not from books, or other. Books, others can only be a support or a conductive line. The force is in us Penny! We just need to wake when it falls asleep. Sincerely πŸ™‚

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