Boy is that a loaded word. We can loose it so fast with just a small bump in the road. But we need it so badly to keep on every day with the things we do.
Where do I find motivation? My main source of it is being here every single day. It's like I don't want to let people down, but at the same time I get inspired by all the things you guys do to take care of yourselves or your loved ones. It leaves me little room for excuses. That is a great motivation for me.
Another big place I get motivation from is my own determination to laugh in the face of this disease. I put on my boxing gloves and have it out sometimes. There are days I don't win, but for the most part I do and I feel stronger for it and that makes me motivated to keep on working at my goals.
Finally, my motivation comes from success. Small or large. Every success is a stepping stone for me to continue. That little extra walk or the day I ate salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When my meter says nice things like 119 instead of 185. All of those add up and if I keep focused on the success instead of the failures, I keep that motivation.
What are the sources of your motivation to keep up the good fight?
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