How do you find motivation knowing a piece of you will not be there to witness the finished product? When your driving force and inspiration is no longer present to push you, cheer you on, and support you at every turn? What do you do when you do not have the muster or the strength to continue? When your heart is hurting and spirit broken and the only question you have is “why,” how can you possibly find motivation?
You keep LIVING! Life was meant to live. No one ever said it would be easy or fair, but one thing is for sure, we all get an opportunity to live the lives we desire and to pursue our dreams. What you make of life is solely an individual journey. Live the life you have to the fullest, embrace and soak all of it in, the great times and the difficult times, and make the most of every chance you get. Opportunity will come, second chances not as often, so seize each moment, learn from them, and cherish them as though it may be your last.
We do not know the day or the time when we no longer will be able to pursue our hopes and aspirations; please, no more delays. And if you can not find the motivation within, sit at the feet of your elders and soak up their knowledge and invaluable experiences. What you may think are funny or outlandish anecdotes are actually blueprints of guidance that will lead to longevity and prosperity. Motivation is where you find or better yet, through whom it is delivered.
My motivation has come through a lineage of phenomenal people who have poured into me and blessed me beyond measure. When I was lost and confused, I did not have to look any further than family photos. We may not all have family ties to pull us through the fire, but we all can find motivating factors in someone, even a stranger. Do not let life tear you down or steal your joy, but face it head own, head held high, and no matter what happens, keep going!
What motivates you will be different than what motivates others, but what we all have in common is that we have one life to live. Make the most of yours!
~ Dedicated to Jimmie Moore, Sr., a “man and a half,” a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a friend, a MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION to all he knew. We love you Papa!