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

Beginnings Arent As Complicated As They Seem


Beginnings are seldom as complicated as they seem. You know what I mean by "complicated - the dates and the duties and the things-to-be-remembered, the stuff that piles onto your plate with a new project or obligation. Whether it's an urgent justice issue, a medical diagnosis forcing a changed lifestyle, or the work of starting a new job, the message is that a whole bunch of stuff HAS to be done, and you are the only one to do it, and do it NOW!

NOT.

What we're talking about is STUFF. Stuff doesn't care how you feel, how busy you already are, or what you personally think is most important. On the road of life, "stuff" is the tailgater, pushing you to hurry up, go faster, respond to its schedule at the expense of your own. In life, as on the highway, Gandhi, teaches the best way to deal with a tailgater - slow down.

When "stuff" presses you to move faster, accomplish more, or stress yourself harder than feels comfortable to you - STOP. Just for a moment - or longer if need be. Stop and breathe. Reconnect with your personal values. Take time to remember why you got involved in this project in the first place.

Remember - YOU, not "stuff" are in charge. At the end of the day, what matters is who you've BEEN, not what you've DONE.

That's where the old saying about "eating the elephant one bite at a time" comes in handy. At the beginning of any project, the question is not, "What has to be done?" but "What do I need to do right now, today?" Focus your energy, and the universe will come towards you. Taken one bite at a time, it's true: Beginnings are seldom as complicated as they seem.

Maureen Killoran, 2004

Life coach and Unitarian minister Maureen Killoran, MA, DMin brings powerful intuitive gifts to create her positive, strengths-based coaching. Check out her popular teleclasses, e-books & free monthly e-zine. Complimentary 45-min. session. http://www.spiritquestcoaching.com


MORE RESOURCES:

New York Times

Dollar General Questions Motivation of Rival's CEO
New York Times
Photo. Together with Family Dollar, Dollar General would have almost 20,000 stores and more than $28 billion in revenue.Credit Eric Gay/Associated Press. Chief executives routinely pledge to do what's best for their investors, especially when it comes ...

and more »


Me my motivation and my game-programmers life
GameDev.net
I have made several game-prototypes which got to a state where you can see a bit of the game - no good graphics at all, but basic stuff was working fine so far and then... i just lost the motivation and dont know what to do anymore. Thats really ...



Bostrom on Superintelligence (6): Motivation Selection Methods
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
The first is to adopt some form of “capability control”, i.e. limit the intelligence's capabilities so that, whatever its motivations might be, it cannot pose a threat to human beings. We reviewed various forms of capability control in the previous ...



KyForward.com

Weighty Matters: Stuck in a weight-loss crawl, motivation is needed to get me ...
KyForward.com
Then there's the motivation of immediate gratification, something to which our culture is irretrievably tied. The drive-thru, the vending machine, the corner gas and food mart all provide instant food and drink. What kind of immediate gratification can ...



Salaita's stellar teaching record exposes political motivation behind his firing
Mondoweiss
We have learnt that at a recent orientation meeting with senior faculty, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise claimed that she fired Professor Steven Salaita in part because she was concerned about Dr. Salaita's classroom teaching. This is ...

and more »


BBC News

James Foley on his motivation in BBC interview
BBC News
The Islamic State militant group has released a video online showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley, missing since 2012. In 2012, Foley spoke to the BBC at an auction he had helped organise to raise money for the family of Anton Hammerl, ...

and more »


Scientists discover area of brain that could control person's motivation to ...
News-Medical.net
Scientists at Seattle Children's Research Institute have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person's motivation to exercise and participate in other rewarding activities - potentially leading to improved treatments for depression. Dr ...

and more »


Abernathy Teacher of the Year sees deafness as motivation, not obstacle
LubbockOnline.com
Moore is glad her parents gave her that chance, and it's ultimately the motivation behind her career choice. “The last thing I want to hear is you can't do this,” Moore tells her students. “If I can do it, you can do it.” Moore, 41, has undergone ...

and more »


The Complex Links Between Happiness And Motivation
Lifehacker Australia
This shows that intrinsic motivation increases the level of subjective vitality, or our perceived energy level. Autonomy can thus foster feelings of energy and well-being. So if you want higher energy levels from your team members, make sure to give ...



Kate Hudson's tips for staying motivated, fit and healthy
Cosmopolitan UK
Motivation is really hard when you start and even if you are active, you can go away on vacation for two weeks and it's really hard to get back into the swing of it. Then there's people who've gone years without really doing anything. But that first ...


Google News


Advertisement



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

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.