Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What Bathing and Motivation Have in Common

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”- Zig Ziglar


For years, probably since I was a teenager, I’ve jotted down inspiring quotes -- in my notebook, on Post-it notes, on colorful construction paper I tacked to the wall. These words moved me to action, soothed my spirit, built my confidence, and encouraged my endeavors.

However, it never failed that, over time, the same quote that used to make me give pause in the morning and reflect, the same song that used to brighten my mood...no longer had the same effect. In some cases, there was no effect at all. This bothered me. If it did it for me then, why doesn’t it do it for me now?