What’s your “M.O.”?

Motivation seems to strike me when I least need it. I get motivated to eat one more cookie or to buy that outfit I can’t afford. I get motivated alright, but never when I want to be.

   I’m a freshmen this year in college. This new life is so freeing that I’m having a hard time staying focused. Not to say I’m out doing notty things in the night, I don’t roll that way, I just seem to have an abundance of time for ME and very little for education. Like this blog for instance, instead of studying for my psychology quiz, I’m writing to you because I’d apparently rather be heard than earn an ‘A’. But insinde, I’m rearing to go grab that ugly, way-too-heavy textbook and indulge in its lucid language so I can get good grades, but my fingers seem to have more motivation than my inner desires because I’m continuing to type away.

According to a dictionary, motivation means “the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behavoirs”. I have man goals , I set them for myself in my handy-dandy agenda everyday, but it seems like very few of them actually get accomplished. Today marks the day that I hope to cahnge my motivation process from one that guides me to be unmotivated to one that gives me motivation. Lou Holtz once said “It’s not the load that breaks you down, its the way you carry it”. Maybe I’ve been carrying my load all wrong.


Photography of Photography

Photography of Photography

Seeing is believing
Seeing is believing
or so the saying goes,
but it may be the other way around.
In order to see.
you must believe,
because your horizon fits
around your view
of who you are.
So don’t be afraid
to believe you can do great things—
or at least more than you think you can—
and mountains will push back,
lakes deepen with reflections
of trees aflame with gold,
and snow drifting against
brilliant blue skies
till you can’t tell
which is simple reflection,
because everything you see sharpens
into brilliant hues of light and shadow.
Don’t let fears frame
your world too small;
the widest horizon
can be revealed,
in even the smallest detail,
if you only have the courage
to see
with your own eyes.