The past is remembered. Live in the moment. The future is in you.
-Mike Caceres, who is a blogger, hiker, and traveler
What is my drive? What is my motivation?
Honestly, it is tough to get my mind fully focused 24/7.
Remember, it goes with the common saying, "Everything happens for a reason." Also, you know what they say, "Hard work pays off."
Yes, I get lazy almost every time I get off my bed in the morning. (I am not much of a morning person.) Most importantly, drinking a cup of coffee always starts my day.
We must set a target goal, or else there will be no motivation.
Yes, I am a tennis coach. For instance, I tell my tennis kids that they must get at least 10 shots in a row. (Focus on consistency. Just grind it out.) Once they do, I must jump over the tennis net.
It is crazy how most entrepreneurs find ways to work less hours, while others work 40 hours a week.
Enough with myself thinking outside of the box. Let's go back to this question, "What motivates you as a lifestyle/personal blogger?"
That is a very good question. Honestly, I do not earn money from creating and writing this blog. (When I first started this blog, I was hugely concerned about earning money as my first priority. Now, I do not care for it anymore.)
Why continue blogging, then?
Inspiration and concentration. So far, I have inspired a few people from starting a blog. Also, I inspired somebody to hike as she read my blog post, "My Hike Life." Blogging keeps my mind focused (and fresh).
For every blog post you write, what is your target goal?
My target goal is my deadline. I release one blog post every Monday night at 9:30pm. (Lately, I have been releasing an entry past 9:30pm, like right now. Sorry. I must follow my target goal. Keep it organized.)
Why set a target goal?
No target goal, no motivation.
Again, what motivates you as a blogger?
It clarifies my thoughts, like former US President, Barack Obama.
How, so? Former US President told Time magazine, "In my life, writing has been an important exercise to clarify what I believe, what I see, what I care about, what my deepest values are. The process of converting a jumble of thoughts into coherent sentences makes you ask tougher questions."
What else motivates you as a blogger?
Every time I write a blog post, it has given me a better understanding of myself. Blogging has reinvented myself. Until the day I die, I will continue to reinvent myself.
First and foremost, my blog reminds me that I am not "perfect" (and never will be).
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