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

Changing Lifestyles


We stood in the kitchen talking. I was discussing my upcoming change in lifestyle. I was excited yet hesitant as I talked about it. We set a goal many years ago to change our lifestyle from one of the hectic city life, working to pay the bills?.. to one of a slower country pace, working on our "wanna do's". Yet as I talked to my friend about this, there was hesitation in my voice. Leaving a company where I had worked for over 26 years, leaving friends who have become like family to me, leaving a province where I had lived, raised my children and worked for the last 16 years. I expressed my concerns of leaving a steady paycheck for a much, much lower income. As I talked, that little voice in my head was saying, "what are you doing, will you be able to make it?"

My friend left the room and came back carrying a bag. "This is for you," she said smiling.

I opened the bag and in it was a plaque with the following poem:

Believe In Yourself
And in your dream
though impossible
things may seem,
Someday, somehow you'll get through to
the goal you have in view.

Mountains fall and
seas divide before
the one who in his stride
Takes a hard road
day by day
sweeping obstacles away.

Believe in yourself
and in your plan.
Say not - I cannot but, I can.
The prizes of life we
fail to win, Because we doubt the
power within.

As I read the poem, my hesitation disappeared, my confidence restored, I knew it would be all right. I did have a dream, and although, at times it appeared impossible, I set my goal and never lost sight of that end goal. Yes, many times as I worked towards that goal I had setbacks, obstacles. However, I never lost focus. I believed I could do it. And, as I reflected on the poem I knew, tomorrow will work out. I have come this far and faced many obstacles, but I overcame them.

I am writing this story on Sunday, and tomorrow, on Monday, June 23rd, the moving truck will arrive. I am leaving Mississauga, ON and moving to the country in New Brunswick. My goal now a reality!

What are your dreams?

Do they seem impossible?

Set your goal, don't give up when you face obstacles, and stay focused, as the power within is truly amazing!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Catherine Pulsifer is one of the editors of Words of Wisdom 4 U, http://www.wow4u.com. You will find a collection of motivational thoughts, stories, quotes, poems, smiles, proverbs, and more at Words of Wisdom 4 U!


MORE RESOURCES:

Fast Company

How To Manage For The Four Types Of Motivation
Fast Company
After all, Manucci says, the very word motivation is derived from the Latin "motivus" (movement) and "tion" (action or effect). "But movement depends on 'what we see' around us, and the effect of our actions is based on our 'possible answers' to what ...



The Independent

Wayne Rooney: San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini drawing 'extra motivation ...
The Independent
"I didn't know about the record, but now that I do, it's extra motivation for me," Simoncini told 888sport.com. "I see it as a personal challenge and it will be difficult, but it's just another challenge. Rooney will reach it, because he's a great ...

and more »


GoPSUsports.com

BLOG: Sibling Rivalry: How Nate Lee's Motivation is Due to His Brothers
GoPSUsports.com
By Miranda Kulp, GoPSUsports.com Student Staff Writer UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Veteran soccer player, Nate Lee is known for motivating the Nittany Lions on the field, however his motivation primarily comes from his two older brothers. Lee is the youngest ...



UF's Brantley found his motivation
Gainesville Sun
He's built like a Cadillac, has all the physical tools and possesses the motor needed to be a pass rusher. But there's a key to every football player, and it's a coach's job to find it. In his first two years at UF, former defensive line coach Brad ...



Is My Feedback Motivating? Part 3
Huffington Post
In the spectrum of motivation, both of these types of motivation are suboptimal. The compelling science of motivation shows that neither carrots nor sticks generate the sustainable energy required for people to achieve long-term goals and sustain high ...



STLtoday.com

Cubit knows Kent State's motivation
STLtoday.com
CHAMPAIGN • With most eyes on the drama that has turned Illinois into a suddenly-changed football team, an opponent from Ohio arrives at Memorial Stadium on Friday night planning an ambush. Kent State, 2-9 a year ago, wants to become the latest ...

and more »


Lynchburg News and Advance

Abnar enters season with plenty of motivation
Lynchburg News and Advance
It was something that shaped me, it was something that motivated me. It also drove me to play football. I played football young with a lot of anger and a lot of passion to be better than my father. He was a big-time player in the state of Florida. He ...

and more »


Press-Enterprise

VOLLEYBALL: Motivation not lacking at CSUSB
Press-Enterprise
The Coyotes feature a motivated group of upper classmen, led by McIntosh and fellow All-American senior Alexandra Torline. Senior outside hitters Kaitlyn Christner and Ashley Solis have contributed, and will be joined by a class of newcomers expected ...



La Crosse Tribune

Motivation Nation lifting school spirits
La Crosse Tribune
La Crescent High School senior Rowan Swift, the leader of Motivation Nation, is one of a dozen seniors in the group that this year hopes to promote pride in both the school and community. She's holding a sign seen in many yards in La Crescent meant to ...

and more »


Telegraph.co.uk

How to regain motivation in your business
Telegraph.co.uk
Part of the problem for lack of motivation could be loneliness, so make a point of meeting up with other SME owners at local networking events – finding other people in the same boat can be immensely reassuring, and you may benefit from their advice.


Google News


Advertisement



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

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.