Where Is Motivation Lacking In Your Life Today?

By markjohn1 Latest Reply 2009-04-27 23:12:12 -0500
Started 2009-04-24 00:09:55 -0500

Okay as some of you know and some do not I worked for years as an Investment Banker prior to getting involved in all of this. While doing that I wrote and taught motivation to many groups.

When I was diagnosed with diabetes I started working to turn that program around to help diabetics make the best of their lives. I have been doing that now through our communities and the radio shows nightly.

What I thought I would do also in this community as I have done for others is pose the question that is the title of this article and probably the book that will come from all of this one day.

Where Is Motivation Lacking In Your Life Today?

I would really appreciate you thinking about that statement and responding so I can add my comments and in some cases maybe help and in others at least give an opinion.

Thanks for taking the time to think and write.

16 replies

biBBWinVT 2009-04-27 22:48:35 -0500 Report

I feel sort of unmotivated in a lot of areas.

It's hard where I live to have friends. Because it is such a long and cold winter, and this is a college town that attracts transients (the 'Phish' music scene revolved around this area) you have to get out and socialise in the warm weather. You get out, meet as many people as you can, because by the time the snow blows again 99% of them will have moved away or sequestered themselves inside and you won't see them anymore.

I'm just feeling too fatigued to keep playing this social game. It feels like a losing battle, and it hurts so much to be out in the hot weather that I just don't want to do it this year.

markjohn1 2009-04-27 23:12:12 -0500 Report

That I understand coming from back east, Boston area. I also had an Aunt who lived in Newport Vermont so I used to spend my summers there.

I have found that keeping busy is the best thing and also having self motivation but not like most people think. here is self motivation that the sales people sell on info TV and then there is true heart and soul motivation that is earned and needed by all. That is what I used to teach for years.

If you want me to keep going I will. It doesn't cost anything and it works.


cyncyn 2009-04-24 17:43:42 -0500 Report

aftergetting that new hip, while still in hospital, you better check out the body. just in case, they wanted to give you the scare tactic !!!!! LOL just keeping it, light side up! good luck with your surgery

Sarguillo 2009-04-24 13:52:00 -0500 Report

Hello Mark,
I sometimes that that indifference in how we perceive our situations get the better of us from time to time. I know I ride a roller coaster where I am under great control, Im motivated to look after myself, then there are days I just dont care. I dont test that day, dont watch what I eat as well. Justdont care. At that point, I then see that I am not doing so well, so I start to take care of myself again. I was told by my doctor, a scare tatic I think, take care of your self or loose your pecker, your eyesight, your extremities, in that order. Makes a person think. Good luck with your project.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-04-24 14:38:34 -0500 Report

I feel like you some days. I do really good for a few days then I just drop the ball and eat whatever I want. Just like I don't care what's going on inside my body. I try to do good for the sake of my children and the rest of my family and friends. I'm glad I found this site most everyone and everything is encouraging me.

markjohn1 2009-04-24 15:11:59 -0500 Report

Thanks. This is a small part of the larger project called Change The World…Global Diabetic Awareness A way to get personal with diabetics throughout the world. We have made some great inroads and we are just trying to be helpful to do what we can do for all diabetics.
I will remember those scare tactics. I like that.

markjohn1 2009-04-24 15:29:32 -0500 Report

After that scare tactic I ran to the shower to check everything for the day 100% accounted for , so far. I am getting a new hip though in 5 weeks. That doesn't count because it is because of playing hockey for years. at least that was what they said. LOL

bigjrm45 2009-04-24 13:49:39 -0500 Report

that is a hard one to answer,I myself am a Happy Diabetic,so to answer your question I would have to say feeling bad about not feeling bad cause I have Diabetes,I try to look for the good in the bad,so i have diabetes it has gotten me to lose weight,I stop drinking soda which got by BG levels down,I walk instead of drivingto the store down the road,I even got a good color back in my skin and the Best part of all is having this site full of freinds and on May 11, it will be one good year of being a Diabetic I am a Type 2

markjohn1 2009-04-24 15:10:33 -0500 Report

I am really glad to hear this. The reason I am asking is we are working on a larger project called Change The World…Global Diabetic Awareness. It is about finding and helping the personal side of diabetics. Everyone seems to be into awareness about finances, test strips and other drug related problems that the personal side falls through the cracks. So that is the aim of our world wide project
Thanks for being so upbeat and honest

bigjrm45 2009-04-24 15:27:46 -0500 Report

I am one of the lucky ones ,I have all my meds. paid for with just a small co-pay I was not thinking of it on a global diabetic awareness thing just on a self awareness,and I also know that being a diabetic is not healty choice to have ,but I do so if I want to live better I know I have to work to get there and so for it is working for me.

2009-04-24 12:26:34 -0500 Report

Let's see that Time can't pause it is the way we(People) go by time tunnel it has 2 passing way

2009-04-24 07:25:29 -0500 Report

What do you mean Motivation for them?? It sound like time tunnel you have to walk through with it. As I do I always see other people passing through I can see them where they go sometimes on rainy I got blank out(Sleep)

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-24 10:06:02 -0500 Report

OH this one will take so thought … I am currently having a "poor me" attitude so I am having some kind of issue :)

2009-04-24 10:19:50 -0500 Report

Probaly that matters as you are not alone everyone do which they do not know what you mean by, keep urself faith it will lead you better life as daily strenth.org

markjohn1 2009-04-24 12:16:06 -0500 Report

Everyone has those days and they are to be expected. The thing is how many days a week do you have them or in some cases how many times a day does it happen? Does this give you some thinking ideas?
Let me know if this gets you on track.

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