How I Made Dream Motivation A Reality

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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I choose my motivation

My next online venture is almost ready for release and we are in the design phase, which means the spotlight is on me to figure stuff out. This new channel for income will really be exciting and I can’t wait to share more on my multiple streams of income dream.

Have you ever wondered why you get done that you do?

I recently discovered these motivations help me:

  • Positive Thinking
  • Lots of praise
  • Recognition
  • Repeating Affirmations
  • Rewards (I’m still working on allowing myself time to enjoy these)
  • Chocolate
  • Money
  • Joining a Group

The biggest revelation I’ve recently discovered is the difference between “I Have To” and “I Choose To.”  I realized I have a choice – in EVERYTHING. Whether it be doing the dishes, organizing my desk, or calling back a difficult client – we all have a choice. Does it mean there aren’t consequences? Of course not, but we always have the choice to accept them or not.

It hit me when I said it out loud and felt the difference in my body. Try it!

Repeat after me . . . “I have to do the dishes.”

Now take a breath and try “I choose to do the dishes.”

Do you see how your choice drives how you approach that particular task?

How do we take this freedom of choice into our dreams? Here’s how I’ve started applying it –

  • “I choose to work out in the morning so I have energy and a strong start to my day,” for working out in the morning. I am not a morning person and this simple restating of this goal has made the alarm clock less of a villain.
  • “I choose to keep my desk organized,” for keeping my piles in smaller piles. What a difference!
  • “I choose to spend 1 hour a day on our new ventures,” for getting to a certain point with my online ventures.

What are you going to “choose” to do for your dream this week?

~ Heather

Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her. Her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, For Your Adornment on, and Twitter background designs on Twitter And Beyond Dot Com. She also teaches Social Media tactics for business, besides being CEO of her own web design company. Heather’s post day is Thursday.

  • Kim, the traveler

    I’m going to read this post every time I feel like I don’t have a choice.

  • Danelle, the equestrian

    Great post!! I totally agree with the “I Choose” philosophy. I really try to replace “I should” with “I want to”, “I am going to” or “I will”. Just the different phrasing makes all the difference in how I feel about something.

  • Chocolate? Did someone say Chocolate?