When will things improve?

A woman I saw today asked me an interesting question.  She asked me “you go around the country motivating people, right?”  I chuckled and gave her my stock answer about motivation being an inside job, then came the interesting part of her question, “don’t you find that people are too down to really feel motivated about anything these days?”

Yikes!  Too down to feel motivated?  Are we?  I certainly hope not!  Her questions caused me to think deeply about what is happening in our country right now.  Are we feeling a lack of motivation?  Just listening to the voices of doom all around us can bring us down and make us feel like hiding under the bed until things improve.  But, will things improve?  How can anything improve if all of us are feeling a lack of motivation or, worse yet, hiding out until things get better?

When I listen to too much of the doom and gloom I can feel my energy slipping away.  So, today I am making a promise to myself and everyone around me.  Starting today I will become extra motivated to succeed.  Is now the right time to succeed?  You bet!  If not now then when?  Come out of hiding and join me.  Today is a brand new day and it is our choice how we spend it.

I agree with the great Dr. Wayne Dyer who said “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”   What do you choose today?  Will it be misery or motivation?  If it’s misery that’s your choice but I won’t be joining you for that party but if it’s motivation you choose, I’ll be happy to come along.

Do you want things to change?  Be the change you seek.  It’s been proven, the things we think about will be the things we bring about.  Let’s spend our time and energy thinking about and bringing about positive change.

Here’s to your continued success!

Janice Madariaga is a professional trainer and facilitator who helps organizations to create real and lasting improvements in the areas of morale, retention, and service.  She also enjoys helping people rediscover the joy and passion in their work and in their lives.  She is the author of  Believe You Can Be… Seven Simple Steps to Excellence.