Day 23: What motivates you?

What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?

A few mornings ago I woke up startled to see my 4-year-old standing by the edge of my bed. It was still dark, though the early morning light was beginning to seep through the bedroom blinds. It was not nearly enough light, however, to convince me that my 4-year-old should be up yet.

“Where are the scissors?” he whispered.

Not the words you want to hear from anyone at 6:25, least of all a 4-year-old with a balloon in his hand and a gleam in his eye.

That woke me up!

But look closely at the question I’m asking today: what makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? I’m not asking what makes you get out of bed (like 4-year-olds looking for scissors), but what makes you want to get out of bed.

In other words, what motivates you?

Are there mornings when you get out of bed looking forward to the day? Looking forward to the work that awaits you? What do those days look like? What does your work look like on those days? This is worth noting, because something about it motivates you. Take some time to think about it and write about it in your journal.

Daily Journal Question: What motivates you? Think back to times when you looked forward to the day ahead of you, times when you really wanted to get out of bed and get going. What were the circumstances? What were the rewards? Add your thoughts to your journal.

This post is part of a 31-day series designed to help you Discover Your Calling. To read the introduction and see the post titles in order, click here.31 Days Button - 2

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