I’ve never been motivated by external stimuli. Motivational speakers don’t get me worked into a frenzy. The promise of some thing, whether tangible or not, has never been really motivating for me either. Free Stuff, Easy Money, Quick Cash, Unlimited .. er.. you get the idea… none of this stuff makes me want to exert myself.
I am motivated by things that speak to me. Seeing my family and friends struggle with their finances motivates me to make a difference. Reading other finance blogs (currently, I subscribe to 82 of them) and not seeing much information targeted toward my family type motivates me to make a difference. I write this blog because I feel like I can help. I feel like I have something that everyone else doesn’t have… a good grip on how to get a large, blended, scattered, and sometimes even fragmented family back into the black financially.
Recently though, I’ve lost my motivation. Stress and exhaustion have taken their toll. I still go through the motions of cranking out content, but not with the passion I once did. It shows. I still feel like I have a message to share and a way to help all of those families out there like mine. I still love writing and sharing. I still love reading what my other blogger friends have to say. But, it’s time to get back to the message I started out to share. It’s time for me to stop following the pack and writing about all of the same things that are being rehashed all over the net.
This morning, on my search for some internal motivation, I did a little light reading 🙂 So, if you’re like me, and trying to relocate your motivation or trying to refocus your content, give these posts a read. Maybe you’ll find something you can use.