posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 03:09 AM
I find I have to create my motivations. I have to decide on goals. I need both long term and short term goals.
If I have only a long term goal, I eventually burn out, run out of energy. It is sad to say but I sometimes need some sort of addiction to keep myself
moving on a day to day, minute to minute basis. At times that has been smoking cigarettes, other times it has been running, or certain foods like
chocolate, horseback riding.....
These things develop a desire in my body which gives me a little jump in energy when I consider them. I will get out of bed faster to go do them or
get them; I will work harder at a chore or job when I imagine them as my reward at the end. It makes my body produce the right chemicals to move.
My long term goals don't supply the same energy everyday because as years pass without ever getting that carrot, it is like my body gives up on the
vision, even if my mind is still very set and believing in it.
I've found some people get motivated by things like fear- fear of death, for example? -Instead of "running towards", they get themselves "running
away" with the same effect ultimately. My husband does that.
I have a hard time creating that because I guess I just had a very hard childhood in which I became very discouraged and went through so much, none
fo it really frightens me enough. Death itself (even if it means complete an utter end to any sort of continuing consciousness or being) sounds just
as equal to living, in my mind, (if not better). Not to say I am suicidal! I just don't feel afraid of death, so even in projecting that as a
possibility if I don't move doesn't motivate me.
I've already been homeless, been without food, without love, without health or comfort, and none of that scares me.
So, yeah- goals, attachments and addictions. I choose them to keep going. With no direction, my wheels just come to a stop.