What keeps me motivated?
#2. By surrounding myself with inspiring people and from whom I’m learning. They are the ones who empower others. They do not live for themselves. They pursue goals greater than themselves. I consider it a privilege to have met Beth, the lady in this photo. She is living for the greater vision and has impacted the lives of hundreds of people. She is a woman of great faith and loves God more than I know of any other human being. She is a woman of action. A true leader. A great counselor. She was introduced to me as St Elisabeth and later I came to realize it was true. In a way I met Mother Teresa. Her stories changed me.
#3. By making time to rest and reflect. It’s the time when I get refreshed, when I renew my energy. It’s time when I receive so I will have what to give. I disconnect from current problems and routines, from phone calls and emails, from internet. I need to do this for at least 7 days, once every half a year. This is the time when I travel with my husband and our children. I make myself unreachable by mail or by phone for the entire time. I basically disappear for a couple of weeks.
#4. By attending events for personal growth. Events such as Global Leadership Summit. Even business seminars. Many principles that work well in business can be applied in our personal lives. A leadership principle says: “your employees want to know how they are doing”. I remember sitting there and thinking to myself: “Well, my kids do too“. They want to know how they are doing. They need to know that they are doing great (when they do).
Questions for you!
Do you have a vision that is greater than yourself? Are you pursuing goals that have an everlasting impact? Is your “passion bucket” full and how do you keep it that way?