So they say, the best place to hide a dead body is on the second page of google! I couldn't agree more at the moment as I struggle with my website keywords and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation for those of you who are fortunate enough not to have to concern yourself with trying to understand the algorithms of such things!) Finding yourself on the first page of google is a feat to behold, but one that is worth it because who ever visits the second page of google?
The truth is, I have chosen the image above because the guy in it inspires me. He's going for it! He's highly motivated and has committed to this jump, which from the clever camera angle, looks very impressive. I need the inspiration from this picture because at times it's difficult to remain motivated, particularly when I face challenge after challenge. I'm a "relationships and communication" expert, not an IT guru, but the amount I have learned about website platforms and IT communication in the past 12 months is incredible! For all of the learning I have done, it's clear that some of it is still not good enough, and thus, my growth and learning journey will continue.
Motivation at this point for someone else, could be an issue. But not me... in a way! Despite feeling frustrated and having momentary thoughts of throwing my hands in the air, I understand that on the bolder journeys of life, we need to maintain focus and drive, despite the short term peaks and troughs. Though I have moments of wanting to cry and give up when my website traffic is small, the desire for my greater goal is still there. I have a message to share, and it's a life changing, needle moving message. I am going to continue in my creative way to share it with the world.
There is no doubt that I am experiencing negative emotions that impact my feelings of motivation. But at the same time my knowledge, intention and clear goals provide the impetus I need to continue, despite how I feel on any one day. This is an explicit example of how arming yourself with KNOWLEDGE can help you overcome even the most negative emotional experience. Knowledge builds resilience.
At this point I could start begging you to visit google page two. But I won't do that for a couple of reasons; 1 being I won't lower myself to beg! And 2 being that I am self aware enough to realise that you have a busy life and it's not your responsibility to rescue me from my google plight! You have your own priorities. I need to get myself into gear and continue to learn, grow and work hard to get myself on page one!
Instead of begging I will offer you some of my knowledge regarding motivation, being the third pillar of Emotional Intelligence. Do you struggle with motivation? In the below 10 minute short video, I offer my insights into the strategies of being intentional, taking responsibility, showing appreciation and building resilience. Building these skills will ensure that motivation is a "state of being" rather than a fleeting feeling that comes and goes in your life.
Kristy is the founder of Wellbalance. She is inspired to motivate leaders and workplaces toward proactive, effective and productive communication with their people, to achieve positive outcomes for all. Kristy enjoys long walks on the beach and holding hands at sunset (just joking - actually not really!) Kristy thrives on seeing relationships reach their full potential, and celebrates when people come to understand their true value - to love their flaws, accept their perceived failings and grow beyond these. She believes that the entire human race are healthier and happier when they CONNECT - with their people, GROW - in their self awareness and ability to engage with others, and LIVE - life to their full potential.