Wednesday 1 March 2017

My Mug of Motivation

Okay, so we all have those days where nothing seems to be going your way. Oh yes, we all have them.

It is during those days and in the lowest moments thereof, that we may need a motivational word or two.

A few weeks back I stumbled across a saying which led me to a quote from one of the Rocky Movies (the last one I think). It is Rocky Balboa’s inspirational speech to his son.

I was so impressed with those words that I bought a mug (and spent way too much on) with this quote on the side of it. (Despite never seeing any of the movies.)

I even bought a version that I could frame.

(If you can’t read it, Google it, you’ll find it).

For me it just keeps reminding me that if I want to get anywhere in this life I have to keep going. No matter what keep moving, trudging really, forward towards my goals.

We all have stuff to deal with in life and we all have problems. The trick to succeeding is to stay focussed on your goals and keep working towards them. 

Do something towards your goal each and every day. It doesn’t really matter what, but as long as you are actually doing something, anything towards your goals you will stay motivated.

For me, at this point in time, that is watching my budget and spending as little as possible. 

I know that each and every penny that I save, is a penny that I can put towards my last debt. The sooner I pay that debt off the sooner I will be free.

So, remember kids, life is tough, so you have to be tougher.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward.

1 comment:

  1. Wait...? What...? No Rocky movies ever.? Surely you jest! In case you are serious, run, don't walk, to your nearest used DVD outlet or wally world and get yourself a copy of Rocky (I) probably for less $ than that mug and money well spent I promise you! It is the visual embodiment of your blog today and many recently. I won't give away too much, but it is all about doggedly pursuing a goal that many (most) people would find completely unrealistic and almost laughable (like debt freedom). Burgess Meredith's performance alone is worth the price of admission! Best of all it was made on, guess what?! An extremely tight budget! Some scenes in public spaces were actually filmed guerrilla style...illegally with no permission or permits (not in the budget!) and several prop department errors were left alone and worked into the script rather than pay to have then re-done. I won't debate the quality of the rest of the franchise, some love them, some not so much, but very positive inspiring messages like the one you mention are peppered throughout. This film will speak to you. Easily in the top 20 of all time great movies.