Notes From Papa

On November 26, 2012, in Motivation, Motivational Quotes, Pep Talks, by Emily

If you need a bit of inspiration to get you through, ask Papa.

Fears are the cause of excuses

On April 26, 2011, in Conquering Fears, Motivation, by Emily

I talk with tons of folks who aren’t happy about the direction that their life is heading. They say, ‘so, I’m stuck in this job that I hate, and I’m stuck with the weight that I have, and I’m stuck with X and Y and Z,’ and I nod and patiently listen. I’m told about […]

Ideas are Everywhere!

On March 31, 2011, in Motivation, Pep Talks, Planning, by Emily

I’m reminded of Fantasia when I think about my brain. You remember the Sorcerer’s Apprentice theme? You know the one, where Mickey just wanted a little bit of help, so he cast a spell. The brooms were great for a while, of course, but then the water just kept getting higher and higher. The brooms […]

Intrinsic Motivation vs. Laziness

On January 14, 2011, in Motivation, by Emily

Intrinsic motivation and ‘doing well’ is sometimes caused by necessity. In other words, you end up doing the ‘right’ action because it’s the only one left on the table. It’s the lowest common denominator activity, and you can’t help but be good. The trick comes, then, in making the laziest option into the best option. […]

Intrinsic Motivation vs. Extrinsic Motivation: The Constant Battle

On January 10, 2011, in Motivation, by Emily

Intrinsic motivation is the best kind of motivation. It is the act of doing something because you wanted to – not for any particular reward or gain. These are the things that are done which cannot be avoided, look at the writer or the sculptor or the avid runner who is perfecting their art. These […]

Know your Motivation to Achieve your Dreams

On December 20, 2010, in Goal Setting, Motivation, by Emily

Motivation answers the question of why you act. There are many theories as to what drives individuals, be it needs or instincts, emotions or achievement. To better understand yourself, examine the reasons why you take particular actions. That simple self assessment will help you progress forward to the achievement of your goals. Look at the […]

When is the right time?

On December 13, 2010, in Conquering Fears, Motivation, by Emily

It’s funny how time slips by when we’re distracted. There are numerous people out there, maybe even you, who say that you will start pursuing your real dreams when some event happens. You might claim that your ultimate happiness will be realized if you get something, or if you reach a certain date. When it […]