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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Staying Motivated In Spite of BOOBOO (Big Obstacles, Opposition, and Being Overlooked Often)

The road of greatness is not an easy one to travel. While in route, you will come across your fair share of BOOBOO (Big Obstacles, Opposition, and Being Overlooked Often). Your motivation is key to overcoming BOOBOO and not letting it hold you back from being who you are meant to be. In my own life, I have seen that the elements that have kept me motivated are my relationship with God, vision, my wife, and past accomplishments. My relationship with God keeps me on track and gives the strength to deal with BOOBOO correctly.
Man, there is nothing like having a day where BOOBOO is all over the place and then getting into the presence of Almighty Christ and letting him just wash every fear away. My relationship with God definitely gives me to strength and peace of mind to face BOOBOO.
The vision that I have gives me something to work towards. It gives me a sense of purpose and a road map for my destination. Sometimes my vision is long term and other times it is short term. But the important thing is to keep your vision in front of you. If you don't your vision will be covered by BOOBOO and will sap your motivation quickly. God empowers us through our relationship with Him to have motivation to accomplish the vision he has set before us. Yet it is your responsibility to stay attached to that vision until it is accomplished.
My wife is a huge motivator. For one, I am the provider in my home and if I don't stay motivated the ship will sink or the ship will have a large gaping hole that needs to be patched up all the time. Secondly, my wife's affirmation and belief in what I'm doing keeps me highly motivated. You may not be married, but you more than likely have someone in your life that motivates you to succeed. Cherish these people!
Lastly, my past accomplishments motivate me. I'm not saying that one should dwell on past accomplishments, but one should remember how far he/she has come. Looking at certain accomplishments of my past remind me that I have done great things and can repeat or even exceed them.

So, in order to stay motivated in spite of BOOBOO, you need to make sure to have a strong relationship with God, have a vision and keep it in front of you, find someone who motivates you, and remember past accomplishments.

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