These last few weeks I’ve not wanted to write anything. I’m still working the 9-6 weekly and find myself looking at so many RSS feeds and working primarily on social media and graphics during the week, that by the time I make it to Friday, I am not in any mood to sit and think of a subject, let alone to try to write. But, today and this week, in general, was a good week.
I was extremely busy with a property closing for the company. I handle the utilities turn over, seeking an auctioneer for interior items for sale, writing our public relations, a media email blast, graphic design work for marketing, video production of the interior, finding vendors to service the new property, and the list goes on. So, why, at the end of this week make me want to pick myself up and write? Motivation and purpose!
There is something about being really busy that motivates me. The other is that I find purpose in myself when I am handling several tasks and completing them all in a short period. Sure, I am always busy, but it was a new property with more to do than in my normal week that made me feel motivated.
I am also thinking about what I will feel like later on in life when I retire. If I am not always doing something different and finding purpose, how am I going to feel? I think many people find themselves feeling this way from time to time. Having a job to go to and our “routine” for many years keeps our purpose, but it’s also motivating us to stay engaged in life.
So, at this time, look for ways (while you are still working) to keep you motivated and with purpose when you decide to leave the 8-5 routine. It will make a huge difference in waking up in the morning!
Happy Friday, Happy New Year and looking forward to a great 2018!
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