After feeling particularly challenged by a series of unfortunate events in the past couple weeks, I woke up this morning feeling deflated and unmotivated.  With a long to-do list in front of me and very little umph to tackle it, I asked myself, “Well Jeannette, what do you tell people in your training workshop on motivation?”   Good question.

Change my perspective.  A few seconds later I Googled “quotes on positivity”.  After reading about 8 quotes I found the one I needed and promptly posted it on my Facebook page as a reminder to myself.  “What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.” ~J. Sidlow Baxter

Aaaah.  Feeling better already!

Surround myself with happy.  I changed my timeline photo on Facebook from a cool artistic photo I took of water dripping from a faucet, to one of my family that makes me laugh!

Laughter is good for the soul!


Baby steps.  I looked at my to-do list and began with fairly simple tasks that could provide positive momentum.  Lo-and-behold I found myself writing this blog post shortly before noon: feeling inspired, energetic, and thrilled I checked out so many tasks on my list … including some big tasks.

Woohooo for me!  So, go ahead challenges.  Bring it on.  I am ready!