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Boost Your Motivation by Asking This Simple Question

focus goals joy motivation positive impact Dec 12, 2021

Last week was incredible because I was finally able to give my Babcia a copy of my book! 😍

She cried. I cried. It was a special moment.

Why?

The dedication of Becoming Future You reads:

For the toughest woman I’ve ever known, my Babcia.
Thanks for teaching me to get up.

It’s hard to describe what an incredible woman my Babcia is and the depth of our relationship. She’s the reason I love old musicals, banjo music, and Dolly Parton. She’s definitely where I get my almost disconcertingly direct communication style and my firm belief that I can do anything I set my mind to. 

When I went to buy my first car from the dealership, she was the one who went with me. (And haggled 25% off the price, I might add.) When I think of “how to not get pushed around,” I think of the example my Babcia always set for me.

When I found out a year ago that her cancer was back and that she “only had until Christmas,” I got my butt in gear. I knew that I wanted to write a book and dedicate it to her. There was no way I could get it done by Christmas, but she also wasn’t interested in only being here until Christmas. 

Last week, not only did my Babcia attend my brother’s wedding a year after she was told she wouldn’t be here anymore, she also walked down the aisle. 

Honestly, I could not be more in awe of or inspired by someone. 

Who in your life inspires you? Do they know that? Even if they do, maybe this is the week you should remind them of it?

Is there something you’d like to do to show them how much they’ve impacted you? For me, it was writing my book. I’d been procrastinating for awhile and thinking my Babcia’s time might be limited was pressure I was able to use to my advantage. Sometimes having a deadline really helps!!

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Think about what you’re working on and WHO it might matter to. Who’s life might be improved by that thing you’re doing?

If it’s decorating the house for the holidays, who is going to appreciate the decorations?

If it’s setting up your Etsy store, who is going to benefit from your pottery finally being for sale?

If it’s buying gifts for your loved ones, imagine how they might feel when they receive that thing.

Connect what you’re doing to WHO it matters to. And the WHO, by the way, might be YOU. Sometimes a project or dream is just for you and that’s okay too.

You’ve got this!

Love,

Mel

Your 5-Star Life Coach ⭐️

P.S. There’s still time to buy a copy of Becoming Future You for yourself or a loved one as a holiday gift! This book is all about you and figuring out what “living a meaningful life” is going to mean to you. Seems like a worthwhile use of your time, doesn’t it?

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