Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Get Up and Do!


The motivation to change my oil came the other day when I turned the key in my car's ignition. It coughed wearily, and there was an ominous clicking sound where the engine should have chimed in. Then there was a brief flashing of several lights on the dash. One of them was the oil light, and I sat behind the wheel for a minute, realizing that even if I had extra motor oil on hand, I've no idea where it goes.

A thousand what-ifs raced through my mind, and they all required a functioning automobile for me to address them. Foremost was the warning of a friend who learned the hard way that you don't put off oil changes. Something happens to the engine--something I understand only as "seizing up." For my friend, it meant having to buy another car.

This is what I always tell myself when there's something I've been procrastinating about. Usually it's an oil change for this single parent family's aging but beloved automobile, or something around the house that needs doing, but gets pushed aside because it will take an investment of time and effort that I don't feel like giving it.

Working at home is somewhat comparable, only in the sense that it requires the same mentality as the nudge to get your car's oil changed. It will take an investment of your time and effort, but consider: stay-at-home parents work pretty hard already-assembling furniture, planning days that contain just the right amount of intellectual stimulation, fixing lunches and snacks that deliver the right balance of nutrients and calories, making it better (whatever the current "it" happens to be), reading that favorite story umpteen times with the same enthusiasm as the day it was first discovered.

Forget about waiting around for the economy to improve. Forget about lining up for dibs on a limited number of summer weekends. Just get up and do.

copyright http://little-turnips.com 2003-2005 - All rights reserved.

Zoe McNamara


MORE RESOURCES:

TBO.com

Rays reliever Balfour not lacking for motivation
TBO.com
Balfour's motivation to bounce back this season is fueled by the way his dad suffered during his final months, living longer than doctors thought he would, and by the memory of how David introduced Grant to baseball and helped mold a career that has ...

and more »


azcentral.com

Arizona Coyotes' Cunningham has no shortage of motivation
azcentral.com
Forward Craig Cunningham is one of a handful of players currently with the Coyotes hoping to stand out enough to warrant a job offer after this season. Loading… Post to Facebook. Arizona Coyotes' Cunningham has no shortage of motivation Forward Craig ...



KSL.com

Wilson's injury leaves Utah gymnastics 'fired up' with motivation
KSL.com
As the Red Rocks prepare for the regional meet, they are using Wilson's absence as motivation. “We are pretty fired up. We lost an important person for the rest of the year. Without a doubt, we have plenty of motivation to finish the rest of the season ...



Storm begin season, and hometown players have extra motivation
TBO.com
Second-year Storm coach Lawrence Samuels, an AFL Hall of Famer, knows how motivating it is for players to have friends and family watching. “One of the guys is James Harrell,” Samuels said. “He stands out as one of the guys who plays here in his ...

and more »


Huffington Post

Internal vs. External Motivation: How to Build an Exercise Routine You'll Stick To
Huffington Post
And the reason we enjoy it is highly dependent on where our motivation to run comes from. If you've ever struggled to stick to a fitness plan -- or any plan, really -- the solution could be as simple as channeling your motivation from the right source ...



Irish Times

Germanwings crash: Focus on co-pilot's motivation
Irish Times
The investigation into the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 has shifted radically from possible technical or mechanical failure to the psychology of Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old German co-pilot whom the Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin yesterday ...
Germanwings co-pilot crashed the plane without apparent terrorist motivationLa prensa
Germanwings co-pilot no stranger to crash site areaCBS News
German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a childWRAL.com
Press Herald -KDWN -Good4Utah
all 7,496 news articles »


Lifehacker Australia

The Four Motivation Types And How They Affect Your Habits
Lifehacker Australia
Questioners are motivated by reason and need to fully understand the expectation and feel it's justified. Obligers are people pleasers; they will do stuff for everyone else but not for themselves. Rebels resist expectations and work toward goals based ...

and more »


3News NZ

Clarke resignation extra motivation for Aussies
3News NZ
The Black Caps and Australia have both just received some extra motivation heading into tomorrow's World Cup final at the MCG in Melbourne. Michael Clarke dropped a bombshell at this afternoon's media conference when he said it would be his last ODI ...
Black caps should do it for Martin Crowe!India.com
Why Indian Cricket Fans Will Support New ZealandWall Street Journal (blog)
Clarke raised bar to new heights: Husseycricket.com.au
Sportskeeda -dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)
all 1,205 news articles »


MLSsoccer.com

FC Dallas hope to use "a little extra motivation" in Saturday's playoff ...
MLSsoccer.com
“So there's a little extra motivation, a little extra energy this week in training.” MORE: FCD winger Ryan Hollingshead hopes to return to lineup after star turns as sub. But that hardly means Dallas are intimidated by the defending Supporters' Shield ...

and more »


Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Wilder: No motivation required for Luton clash
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
“They don't need any motivation, it's a fantastic game of football to be involved with and they won't need the result earlier in the season to motivate them,” said Wilder. “We haven't had a problem with motivation, it's been with giving away too many ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.