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The Distinction of Motivation Versus Discipline

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Every now and then, the internet reminds me of just why it’s undefeated. Look long enough and there are amazing things you will find that completely articulate a feeling or thought that’s been mulling around in your head for the longest. A feeling that you couldn’t 100% put into words to apply. About a week ago, I had one of those moments.

Through a post on Facebook, an interaction between an anonymous user on Tumblr with a violinist produced an amazing bit of dialogue. Unfortunately the post didn’t include the names of the two people talking.

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The Power of Positive Affirmation

Face it, we all have those things in our lives that we want to accomplish. It could be something as basic as just getting up enough motivation to exercise at the gym consistently. Maybe you want to avoid one less donut in the company break room in the morning. Do you have a coworker who continues to stir up drama involving you? Perhaps you consider it a personal accomplishment to not cuss them out and stay professional on a weekly basis.

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The Fear of Stagnation

Stagnation is the dream killer.

I typically save these type of blog posts for my Monday Morning Musings series that I do from time to time. But it’s no longer Monday and the lingering feeling to write this up still persists, so here I am.

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve written my last blog post (one that I’m INSANELY proud of through a collaboration with FoKAS photography). It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve really read anything toward my 2017 Reading Challenge; and it’s been about a week since I’ve written anything towards my novel and shared it in my Attacking the Novel series. Needless to say, in my mind, I feel like I’ve fallen off to some degree. For a number of reasons. But I’m not here to actually talk about any of those excuses. Instead, I want to briefly talk about avoiding the same pitfalls once you realize that you’re not living up to your potential.

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Not Taking Everything Too Personally

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Continuing down the path of playing catch up with my 2017 Reading Challenge, I switched up my earlier choice for my second book to finish in April from The Cleansweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron (which is a self published book) to The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz (which is an award-winning book). It was a book that I had meant to read for the longest but never did; and for the sake of expediency on getting to my two reading choices for May so that I don’t fall further behind, I started reading it last week.

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